Le Château des Marais

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Stop over

We used this site twice this year as a stop over . A superb site with plenty of shade. The facilities were clean and the staff help full. The only comment is that with a large outfit, 7.97m caravan some of the access roads to the pitches are narrow and negotiating the junctions can be an issue. Great care is needed. Otherwise a definite for future trips to France as it is handy for the A10 motorway
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Very poor choice - avoid!

Is the standard of overseas sites similar to that of the UK? European sites are star-rated by local authorities and will have different standards and regulations to the UK. The Club's site inspectors ensure they are of a high standard for our members. Not on this site they didn’t! We booked the standard pitch and were given a small, rutted and untidy pitch at the end of a row of Eurocamp chalets, surrounded by others, and more or less underneath one of the tree cabins. The next door chalet was right up against the boundary and so very close to our caravan that we needed to keep the blinds shut on that side. The pitch seemed to be covered in charcoal and other rubbish. When we asked for another pitch we were told none were available and then, after we asked for a specific pitch in another line, we were told we could have it for an extra 10 euros per night. We were then also offered a choice of three other standard pitches that were worse and smaller than the one we had been allocated, so we reluctantly stayed where we were. We were also directly opposite the toilet block and playground, so noisy all day and evening. Washing machines in the block were regularly used (more noise) from 7am to late at night. There also didn’t seem to be much effort by the site management to stop rowdy teenagers late at night or ensure a peaceful stay. CAMC should make it clear in the booking process exactly what you are booking and where you are likely to be so that a true informed choice can be made. On a safety note, there was a speed limit of 10kph but the electric golf buggies used by the staff whizzed around much, much faster than that and took little care at junctions. Many small children were wandering around (unsupervised) by themselves and so it can be only a matter of time before a small child is mowed down by a buggy. Our advice – don’t use this site.
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July 2016

Stayed one night as a stop over from the south. Site in full swing so very busy but seemed to cope. No idea on the area but will say the cleanliness of the showers was somewhat lacking.
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3*

We used this site for a mid-way overnight stop on a long trip back to Calais. Helpful English speaking and friendly staff. Good sized and shady pitches. Good facilities (Pools, bikes, peddle-cars, takeaway etc) but not very peaceful.
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A good stop over

We used this site on the way South and on the way home. A fairly large site with a holiday camp style feel, mainly a British contingent with the Ducth obviously! Nice pools but very busy, good play area for children with bouncy castle, swings etc, good looking resuturant and bar, with a pizza restaurant which we used however the service was pretty much slow and hopeless in the end we just walked out coundnt wait for the desert. Toilet facilities are ok and reasonably clean for the the amount of people on site however they only seemed to be cleaned once a day, so you probably get the picture. Pitches are a good size and not to dusty. Wouldn't want to spend to long here, as other have said its a little Britain, however good for a stop over for a day or two. 

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A piece of England in France

This site has a great location as a transit en route to the South of France, and is nicely planned with large plots and an attractive swimming pool complex. The toilets and showers are OK, not great. And there are some fantastic chateaux to see nearby. But the site is almost entirely occupied by raucous English holidaymakers, so the atmosphere is not French at all. There are three British tour operators present on the site, and the only conversations you will hear (late into the night, and everywhere in the playground, shop, bar and restaurant) are in English. Definitely not for those who actually want a French holiday. By contrast, there is a large, pleasantly located municipal campsite within 200 metres, on the banks of the beautiful Loire river, that looks like a better and much cheaper proposition for few days stay.

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Not for us.

a poor choice on our part. The noise level well into the night is just unacceptable. I am happy to stay on family friendly sites but do not expect shouting until midnight and beyond to go unchallenged. The facilities whilst good were very crowded and as adults there was little to no chance of enjoying the pool at anytime. The restaurant was okay as was the shop. A complete lack of hot water in our shower block on one morning, sporadic cleaning and an absolutely awful wifi means we certainly won't be returning, There are better spots to explore the Loire Valley from.

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Pleasant site

It was unfortunate to be there for only 3 nights and experience floods and consequent loss of electricity at end of May. Busy with families (spring bank hol), the caravan pitches not much of a view and of course got very messy with hours of rain. There is no indicated parking on arrival and we didn't know where to leave van to go in office. Must be very bad at busy times.
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mosquito mob

very nice site but it was invested with mosquitos & we all got bitten to death it would have been nice if the staff at the reception had warned us on our arrival about the mosquitos we also felt like second class citizens because we were put on a pitch at the top of the site & the grass had not been cut there were plenty of other pitches they could have put us on the shop was good & they sold mosquito repellent which was a god send the pool area was very nice as was the take away & bar we would like to go back to this site as it is not to fare from Calais
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handy stopover

A convenient site for a three day stopover in a good location to get a taste of the area. Pitches are level but sandy and little grass cover although we were there at the end of the season.  Our allocated pitch was unavailable on arrival (previous occupants still there) which was disappointing as we could not be next to our friends who had paid a supplement for a pitch adjoining ours (they had booked independently). We were offered a choice of two pitches neither of which were easy to access with our motor home and was really dark under trees as well as being a distance from where we should have been. Eventually, after another trip to reception and having expressed our disappointment and frustration (there was no understanding that the people were still on our allocated pitch and there was no interest in pursuing that) we moved to another pitch nearer to where we should have been.  The shop was good and well stocked, take away was adequate, pool area enjoyed by all. However, we wouldn't go back.

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