Le Château des Marais
27 Route de Chambord, Muides-Sur-Loire, 41500, FranceView on map
Why stay here ...
A large site, perfect for both active families and those looking for a convenient stopover en route to southern France. Set in the grounds of a 17th century château and a short distance from the famous Château de Chambord, it has a lively atmosphere and a host of facilities for all ages. In addition to an impressive pool complex, there’s a wellness spa, fishing pond and kids’ club.
The friendly staff are keen for their guests to explore the local area, and can organise canoe trips, excursions to local châteaux and gardens, and wine tastings.
Many of the Loire’s renowned châteaux are nearby, as are extensive vineyards. Blois is an interesting town in which to spend a day, with its historical buildings, Musée de la Resistance and Museum of Magic all worthy of discovery.
Around and About
Tours, Paris, Zoo de Beauval, Orléans, Montrichard, Mer, Châteaux, Canoeing and Kayaking, Caves, Wine Cellars.
Latest arrival time - low: 10:00 PM
Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM
Earliest departure time - low: 7:00 AM
Earliest departure time - high: 7:00 AM
11 miles north-east of Blois. Leave the A10 at junction 16 and continue on D205 after toll booths. At the 2nd roundabout turn right on to D2152 signed Mer. At next 3 roundabouts follow signs to Muides, Chambord, St Laurent. At 4th roundabout turn left on to D112 signed as above. Go straight on over the Loire and straight on at crossroads with D951 in Muides. In 0.5 miles / 0.8km turn right at site sign, site on right in 0.3 miles / 0.5km. If approaching from Blois on D952 ( formerly N152) go through Mer and follow signs on new by pass to Muides, Chambord, St Laurent as above to avoid narrow road with passing places in Mer.
- Distance to Calais: (kms)
- Lat 47.66585 / Lon 1.52856
- Michelin map no.
- Nearest port: Caen (328 kms)
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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.
Response from the Club:
We are sorry you were not happy with your pitch. We advise our members to contact our Travel Service directly if they are not happy with their pitch and the campsite will not help. We will call the site directly. All French sites are star rated on a National level and health and security to European standards.
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.