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Camping Le Moulin Fort
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

For once this summer's poor weather was to our advantage as it meant we had 6 nights in a prime riverside spot the last week of June.

We had spotted this site in the Cool Camping France book and decided to book in for break as we could explore by bicycle and it was within reach of several chateaux.

The site is easy to find (there is another site on the other side of the river though, so make sure you have the right one) outside high season reception is not open all day but arrived after 4pm so checked in and as site was not full we could choose a pitch. We opted for number 99 right on the river.

What we really liked about this site was riverside location and easy access to bike paths. You can get to Chenonceax in about 10 mins and there are lovely paths by the river. You can also bike up to the small supermarket in Francueil. The site shop is open in high season only. Fresh bread and croisants are available to order at reception (good news as we arrived with no food at all) and there is bar and restaurant open each night except Wednesdays. Food was very good and reasonably priced.Really appreciated this on the evenings when the weather was wet. Also a nice terraced area which was lovely when the weather was good. However, on a warm evening, watching river-life and hot air balloons while BBQ-ing was really relaxing.

Shower blocks were both very clean and well maintained. As the site wasn't full, we didn't have to queue at any point.

Quite a mixture of guests, generally very friendly and relaxed atmosphere at all times. Not too many noisy kids or dogs. The site is supposed to have a silent policy after 11pm, it wasn't enforced but most people respected it or at least kept volumes down.

The owners arrange some events for guests, including walks and quizzes. Probably the only time we will be part of anything "International" and we won!!! Who needs the European Cup?

Any downsides? Slight road noise at times. You are in a rural area so farm vehicles are about plus the main access for boat trips in on the other side of the river. Mosquitoes were a little bit lively one night but generally we found once repellant was applied you were left alone.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would happily return, in fact we owe them a quiz now :o)

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

We used this site as a stop-over on our way driving to and from Spain. Ideally located mid journey. On our way, the weather was so poor we decided against camping and the owner at Le Moulin Fort helped us to find alternative accomodation. On the return journey we did stay overnight. The facilities are first class. As it's not the season yet we cannot comment on the bar/brasserie, but the general very clean and pretty site would suggest it will be of high quality. The Local area of Chenonceaux and Amboise is very loveley and worth building in an extra day on you journey if passing through, or indeed it will be a nice place to relax for a full holiday.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

I have just returned, with my husband, from our 2nd visit in 4 years and once again were very reluctant to go home! We don't have a bad word to say about this beautifully situated, well appointed, clean and friendly site. We would quite happily camp here every year if we didn't enjoy a change of scenery now and again! The owners, Sarah and John, run an excellent site providing a great balance of tranquility and fun. In addition each time we have visited we have enjoyed getting to know the bar, restaurant and reception staff. Sarah and John seem to have a knack of employing the kind of staff who really enhance the holiday. We highly recommend this site to anyone and don't think we'll be leaving it another three years before returning! ("Jo" and Sam xx)

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Sam W
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

We've just returned from a two week camping holiday and used Camping Le Moulin Fort as an overnight stop for our outward and return trips. We will not be returning. Although it's in a fairly nice location, the campsite was too crowded for our taste and it didn't feel particularly welcoming. There was Sky TV in the bar and I suppose the place would be perfect for anyone seeking a few days of lager and fishing. We were after something slightly more....French. We also left the campsite feeling as though we'd been ripped-off because we ended up paying for a BBQ twice. This was because of poor administration on their part rather than anything more deliberate, but it would have been nice if we'd been given the benefit of the doubt when we raised the matter with them at the time.

Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
9  Thank pjt235
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

This is an extremely friendly site with beautiful lakeside pitches. This site is perfectly placed whether you want to do trips around the many wine houses or castles or whether you want to relax and enjoy the iece and quiet.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

Well, we ended our holiday in what can only be described as the best, and possibly the most relaxing location. Picture a summers evening, you have your wine, olives, bread (oil and vinegar of course!), you're outside your tent, the sun is setting over the beautiful bridge nearby, then a number of hot air balloons gently drift nearby...... utter bliss! Now I know that people have mentioned thefts, but this wasn't an issue (quite frankly, you only have to be in a tent anywhere at anytime to be a target, so probably best to have an overall awareness wherever you go in the world!). The people who owned it were always on hand to help with anything you needed, spoke a number of languages, were extremely friendly, and even let us put Wimbledon on the TV (unfortunately Murray lost!) I would, and have already, recommended this site to friends and relatives, and would not be put off going back again (perhaps a 'safe' for a small charge in the main house would help with the valuables aspect?)

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 October 2010

We have stayed at this site for the last 5 years some times staying for just time to book the local vets for the return trip to UK otherwise we have stayed for three or 4 weeks both in June and also September. The site is always immaculate, the toilet blocks are kept clean The staff are always extremely friendly, very helpful and will give advice to those in trouble .During a family bereavement we found both Sarah and John helpful in the extreme with advice and they allowed us to leave our caravan on site while we travelled back to the Northern UK for the funeral.
Despite advice to people in tents not to isolate themselves at the farthest part of the site some people insisted on going as far as possible from other campers. The security guard tried to advise people but was ignored . The Police were called and patrolled the area for three nights and suspicious incidents were reported and taken seriously and investigated... the site is great for exploring numerous chateau 's and local towns. Good on site Cafe with adequate meals ,great atmosphere and the barbecues are really great.
We will return again and again as the site is within an easy one day tow from the Channel tunnel the facilities are top knotch and the people are great including the campers themselves
Gordon & Joy and the Boys Barney and Max the dachs

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank williamgordon
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Address: 37150 Francueil, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Indre-et-Loire > Francueil
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Francueil
Number of rooms: 137
Also Known As:
Camping Le Moulin Fort Hotel Francueil
Camping Le Moulin Fort France/Francueil

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