Camping Holidays in Loire Valley
The romantic Loire Valley lies in France’s heart, just south of Paris yet still wonderfully accessible for the beaches of the Vendée and Loire Atlantique on the Loire coast. The Loire River, France’s longest, meanders through its verdant, vine-covered hills dotted with fairy-tale castles. To boot, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And to uncover all its secrets, where better to stay than Siblu’s holiday park, Le Domaine de Dugny, ideally situated between Blois, Le Mans and Tours.
The Great Outdoors
The Loire Valley’s stunning scenery and gentle climate will keep family members and friends happily amused outdoors for hours. From fishing to canoeing, get a taste for river activities, all easily accessible from the Domaine de Dugny campsite. Or make the most of the many cycle and walking routes on two wheels or two feet.. The more adventurous among you can experience the region’s magic in a hot-air balloon! Whereas golfers will be enthralled by the beautiful courses. For something different, make it a two-centre holiday by afterwards heading to Siblu campsite Les Pierres Couchées in Loire Atlantique where you can enjoy the super beaches that stretch between St-Nazaire and La Rochelle.
Things To Do & Special Events
A trip to the Loire Valley is not complete without visiting the best of the region’s splendid châteaux. Stunning Chenonceau is the Loire’s most visited. You’ll love it for the tearoom, maze and children’s play area. Chambord is grandiose and extravagant: take a carriage ride round the grounds and experience its true splendour. Enjoy Chamont-sur-Loire for its famed, exquisite gardens. And Cheverny is renowned for its interiors, but kids will love that it inspired the fictional home of Tintin’s Captain Haddock. Time to get back to reality? Zoo de Beauval in St. Aignan – considered to be France’s finest – is well worth a visit. Family Park, near Chenonceaux, is a leisure park with water activities, pony rides and bouncy castles. Or venture to Futuroscope, France’s very unique futuristic leisure park experience.
Local Discoveries & Hidden Gems
The Loire Valley is the ‘garden of France’ and unsurprisingly its cuisine is based on the freshest, seasonal produce. Best enjoyed when accompanied by the region’s exquisite wines – think Pouilly-Fumé or Sancerre. The Loire Valley is also renowned for its troglodyte villages. Vallée Troglodytes des Goupillières is a restored cave village evoking the life of 19th century farmers. Troo is the most picturesque and unusual of villages, with its houses carved into the cliffs.
Places To Go
Tour Tours, the region’s historic capital. Enjoy its lively yet laid-back atmosphere, botanical gardens and open-air markets. Marvel at the flamboyant-Gothic St-Gatien cathedral, and Rubens and Rembrandts in the Musée des Beaux Arts. Or feel the need for speed in Le Mans – as well as the circuit there’s a museum dedicated to the 24-hour endurance race (Musée des 24 Heures). To get around town, why not take a tram, then head to l’Arche de la Nature for walks in the woods, children’s activities and a farm visit.
Camping in the Loire Valley France: … it’s a destination filled with magical moments