We offer info about the Loire Valley and pages about the 8 campsites we promote there. Visitors to the Loire invariably seek out some of the wonderfully preserved Chateaux in the region, and the Loire Valley castles are as diverse as they are numerous (over 300), many with their own spectacular gardens.
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 VendÈe which adjoins Poiou Charentes. Much of the Valley is landlocked so if it is the sea you want then head for the VendÈe.
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.
Magnificent Ch‚teaux 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 BrËche Campsite near Saumur, Les Alicourts Resort at Pierrefitte, le Parc de Fierbois near Tours and Le Ch‚teau 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.