Camping in the Loire
A Camping holiday in The Loire
The Loire river valley is a truly wondrous place for a family camping holiday. It’s lush, fertile countryside is filled with extravagant palaces, sophisticated cities and picturesque villages. The vineyards are endless and the food fabulous. So much natural beauty, just a few hour’s drive from Paris. No wonder kings, queens, dukes and nobles flocked here to build their castles with glittering banquet halls and elaborate gardens. Their legacy is now one of the worlds’ finest Unesco World Heritage Sites for you to explore. France’s longest river runs through a modern day fairy tale, passing magnificent châteaux and the lively, sophisticated cities of Orléans, Blois, Tours, Saumur, Angers and Nantes. The Loire is also an outdoor lovers dream. Hike, bike, swim, canoe, kayak, go horse riding or fish in the river. Then settle down back at the campsite with a gorgeous glass of Pouilly-Fumé and watch the sun set on another perfect day!Read more
Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois - The Loire - France
Great holiday destination for families with children. Pleasant lake with a sandy beach where children can have fun in the water and parents enjoy some wine tasting.
Mesland - The Loire - France
Ideally located and pretty campsite set amongst the vineyards. The surrounding countryside is perfect for cycling. Visit Orleans, Blois and the artists' village of Trôo.
Suèvres - The Loire - France
Lovely family campsite situated at an old castle. Great swimming pools, friendly restaurant and pizzeria. Chateaux everywhere and a great cycle trail beside the Loire river.
Brissac-Quincé - The Loire - France
A well maintained and lovely campsite. Although small it has excellent facilities. A play area is close by and the Brissac castle is a good day out.
Saumur - The Loire - France
A 5-star campsite on an island in the Loire river, overlooking the chateau of Saumur. Enjoy the excellent on-site amenities plus the UNESCO World Heritage of the Loire Valley. Take bikes with you or hire locally.
Family Camping fun by the river in The Loire
Although the nearest sea near Nantes is a 2 hour drive from your campsite by Angers, France’s longest river has a lot of great swimming spots. Take a dip in Le plan d'eau du Millocheau, a fantastic man-made lake by the Loire in Saumur. It’s a fun and safe place for kids to play. Cool off in the lakes by Charlemagne Island in Saint-Jean-le-Blanc, near Orléans., a lovely spot for swimming, canoeing and windsurfing. Fancy a picnic in a park with a beautiful lake? Head for the Lac de Maine by the edge of Angers. For a truly scenic swim go to Lac Joyeux in Langeais near Tours. This fabulous lake is set deep in the heart of some stunning Loire countryside not far from your campsite.
City trips near your campsite in The Loire
The Loire Valley has some wonderful places to visit near your campsite. Tours is famous for its fabulous food. Head for the beautiful Place Plumereau with its ancient half-timbered townhouses for a long lazy lunch. Art and culture lovers visit the wonderful city of Argens to admire the beautiful 14th century tapestry Tenture de l’Apocalypse in the medieval château. When in Saumur, a trip to the wonderful Chateau de Saumur and the Cadre Noir, France’s national equestrian school, is a must. Orléans is the capital of the Loire. Admire the 17th century gothic style Cathedrale Ste-Croix, then stop at the house of Joan of Arc for a fascinating history lesson about the city’s famous adopted daughter.
Outdoor Activities near your campsite in The Loire
The Loire valley is one big playground for outdoor adventurers. There’s so much to do near your campsite. Cycle or mountain bike along the Loire Valley of the Kings. A paved path stretching over 800 km from Orléans to the Atlantic. Canoe or kayak on France’s greatest river, past magnificent castles and pretty villages. Go horse riding around the most famous Loire castles and trek past vineyards and through lush forests. The Loire is pure heaven for fishermen. Its waters rich with carp, trout perch & pike. Perfect for a BBQ dinner back at the campsite. For a truly spectacular day outdoors, let a pack of Siberian huskies lead you though the glorious Loire countryside on a kart.
Things to see and do near the campsite in The Loire
Whatever campsite you stay at in the Loire, there will be a magnificent castle for you to admire close by. Witness the Renaissance majesty of Chateau de Chambord, the elaborate gardens of Château de Chaumont, the fine arts of Château Royal de Blois and the royal romance of Château de Chenonceau. Visiting with kids? Then the impressive Forteresse Du Faucon Noir in Montbazon is the perfect way to give the kids a little fun culture and history. Storytellers in costumes make sure they have a blast. Go to Amboise to see the incredible replicas of Leonardo de Vinci’s inventions in Clos Luce. See the spectacular Cadre Noir cavalry horse show in Saumur and be amazed at the incredible horsemanship. Wine buffs head for Sancerre. Some consider it to be France’s finest wine region. For something a little different, take a trip back in time and visit the Cave dwellings in the Village Troglodyte de Rochemenier.