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A friendly and welcoming atmosphere

In the heart of the Loire valley, the site is an ideal base for visiting the many chateaux, gardens and other tourist attractions in the area.

Enjoy the most beautiful chateau in the loire valley

The Chateau of Chenonceau is 1.5km downstream and is well worth a visit.

Enjoy the many attractions next to the campsite

Beauval zoo, Leonardo Da Vinci's house, hot air balloon flights, Chateau of Chenonceau, Amboise, Chambord... So many things to do !

The pool is really fun !

It’s deep so it’s good for practising diving and there’s a little pool to splash about in when you get tired.

Ideally located for this fascinating region

Stay at Le Moulin Fort to discover the land of chateaux, gardens and wine in the heart of France.

lundi 26 juin 2017

June News

June has whizzed by and there are only 2 weeks left until the end of the French school year - and the start of 8 weeks holidays!  
We've had some excellent weather and some extremely hot weather - 38 degrees C for 3 days last week. 

We have been entertained by balloons as always and by Manu, Nathan and Clelia along with a barbecue.  

Jean-Louis' museum has had a steady flow of visitors from the site and the local villages, but he has had time to finish re-painting the mini-golf. 

The trucks were missing from Francueil's "Fete de la Saint Jean" this year, but they will re-appear nearby (Thenay) at the end of July as part of a bigger vehicle festival. 

At the end of this week Georges Paltrié and Jean return to the site for an evening of Paella and jazz music.  
Next week we will celebrate American Independence Day on Tuesday with a "Hot Dogs and Hamburgers" menu followed by a US themed quiz.  
On Saturday 8th July we will be turning Irish with dancing lessons in the morning and an Irish themed meal with music from 'Paddy and Murphy' in the evening.  

dimanche 21 mai 2017

Mid-May News

21 May 2017

We've been enjoying the signs of Spring recently:-

Balloons over Chenonceaux
Rainbow - The Cher - The Campsite

Chicks in our wood shed

Vintage car gathering at La Gourmandiere

Even a TURTLE in the river

Jean-Louis has expanded the museum already!  It now covers three rooms in our barn and includes a projection room. 

The bar and restaurant open on Thursday 25th in time for the bank holiday weekend and the Whit holiday. 

lundi 8 mai 2017

May News


Friends and regulars are mixing with people who've never heard of us before! 
"Are you English?"
The weather hasn't been great so far - but we're sure it will get better soon. 
We have added a little distraction for your enjoyment : " Mon P'tit Musée " is former employee, Jean-Louis' little museum of cameras, movie cameras, gramophones, radios and photos.  

Located in our 'old shop', it is an interesting place to spend some time marveling at the advances in technology over the past 140 years or so. During the summer he will also be showing slides and videos of the history of the local area - Chenonceaux, Francueil, Chisseaux etc. 

If you have any old camera equipment or associated objects (film for long lost cameras etc.) then please bring them along this summer and contribute to a very impressive collection of artifacts. 

Entry to the museum is free.