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About the Loire - camping in the Loire

Campsites we feature in the Loire:

Nestling in beautiful countryside is the 5* Domaine de la Breche campsite near Saumur in the Loire. There are pools, water slides, tennis on site with canoeing a short distance away.

Set amid Chateaux in the Loire Valley is the 5* le Parc de Fierbois - an excellent choice of campsite for walking, taking in the scenery and for visiting the nearby Chateaux.

Camping Domaine de Dugny near Onzain in the Loire Valley is a 4* campsite with all the facilities to match and comes as a highly recommended family parc.

The 5* les Alicourts Resort is near a lake with a beach in the Loire & offers canoeing + water sports, covered pools + slides, Spa + Eurocamp couriers on site.

The 4* Camping les Pierres Couchées is near St Brevin les Pins in the Loire Atlantique has a water park with heated pools, lots of activities and amenities for all the family.

The 4* Camping Parc des Allais has many facilities for all ages, a nice pool complex with a lake and horse riding nearby.

The 5* Camping la Grande Tortue in the Loire Valley has lots going for it onsite, but offsite it is close to lots of wonderful Chateaux which need investigating.

The 5* Camping les Bois du Bardelet in the Loire Valley is close to 2 fishing lakes with horse riding nearby and all the on site facilities you could wish for.

The famous Loire Valley, much visited by Brits and many other nationalities, lies to the South West of Paris and makes up the "Centre" region of France. We believe that this region was named after the River Loire which at 1,020 Kms is the longest river in France and which runs from the Massif Central to the Atlantic coast.

The Pays de la Loire region includes the departments of Mayenne, Sarthe, Maine et Loire, Loire Atlantique and the much visited Vendée which adjoins Poiou Charentes. Much of the  Valley is landlocked so if it is the sea you want then head for the Vendée.

Now we are writing this and other pages for the benefit of camping and mobile home holidaymakers  so it is always difficult to write about a region like this without briefly mentioning some of it's history.

The Loire region was once France's royal and intellectual capital, and as such it is extremely rich in both history and architecture. There are picturesque villages and towns rich in art and history. There are Romanesque and Gothic styles which dominate in the facades and decoration of the religious monuments.

Chateau ChambordMagnificent Châteaux abound here and combined with the luxuriant landscape and fine food and wine to make the region one of the most attractive destinations in France. The Loire Valley has seven sites listed on Unesco World Heritage: Saint-Etienne Cathedral (Bourges), Chartres cathedral and the Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes.

Now as our website is primarily about camping and mobile home holidays we must give a mention to some of the camping areas in the Loire, and these include the Domaine de la Brèche Campsite near Saumur, Les Alicourts Resort at Pierrefitte, le Parc de Fierbois near Tours and Le Château des Marais Campsite near Chambourd.

All the above are both 4* or 5* campsites with masses of both on and off site facilities and amenities. Prepare yourself then for lots of walking or cycling, canoeing, visiting some of the many chateaux, and of course spending time in your campsite pool complexes and the bar after a long day out.


Last update: 30.12.2017