Le Moulin Fort (REF : L08)

Francueil, 37150, France

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

An English-run, touring only site on the banks of the River Cher, Le Moulin Fort is a relaxing place to stay with an emphasis on wellbeing. It’s suited to couples and families with older children looking for a peaceful stay, and many visitors return time and again due to its excellent location, friendly atmosphere and hard-working staff.

The level pitches are of a good size and shaded by trees and shrubs, while facilities are well kept and include a bar and restaurant, pool and mini-golf. Twin-axle caravans and large motorhomes will find access to the pitches straightforward.

The site is a short walk from the Château de Chenonceau, once owned by Catherine de Medici and famous for its fairy tale design. The area is excellent for walking, cycling and kayaking, and you can also take a hot air balloon trip from Amboise or a boat trip from opposite the site and float under the Chenonceau arches.

Around and About

Amboise, Tours, Loches, Bléré, Montrichard, Zoo de Beauval, Hot Air Balloon Trips, Camera Museum (0km).

Things to do on site ...

  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Minigolf
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, barbecue zone
  • Disabled facilities -: average
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • TV room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi availability: bar

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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

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The campsite is situated on the south side of the river Cher between the D976 and the D40. From the north (Amboise D31) and from the A85/E604 exiting at junction 11, follow signs for D976 Vierzon. *Join the D976 and stay on this road until you reach a small roundabout at Francueil. Turn left following the sign for the campsite, which is on the right before the bridge. From the east, stay on the D976 and turn right at small roundabout, then right before the bridge. If travelling from Loches, avoid Francueil village by using D31 and Bléré bypass and directions from * as above.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
37150
Region:
Centre
Department:
Indre-et-Loire
Distance to Calais: (kms)
534
GPS:
Lat 47.32765 / Lon 1.08936
Michelin map no.
317

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Tours
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms
  • Nearest port: St Malo (366 kms)

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Nice site but a bit tired

Lovely location by the river and close to plenty of chateaux and vineyards. Friendly and helpful staff, pitches fine. As mentioned, electricity supply and washrooms badly need investment.
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Great site

We've visited a number of times over the last few years. This year we stopped over one night in early August and then for a week on the way back at the end of the month. It's a lovely personal site with much to do either walking or cycling from it. The river next to the site and Chenonceau a little further are easily accessible. Other chateaux are within reasonable driving distance and Tours can be accessed by train from the nearby station. The English owners create a friendly atmosphere and put on regular events with an inclusive meal and sometimes live music.
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First class again

This was our second visit to Moulin Fort and we were not disappointed. We had booked a river pitch which was wonderful and had some shade which was essential as it was so hot during our 9 day stay. We had a mechanical problem with our motorhome which meant we had no water functioning on board. We had to use the site washrooms, something we do not usually do. They were wonderful. Clean, functional and hot. We were so pleased. We attended some of the site dinners which were wonderful. Its a great place to cycle from. We completed the 20 mile circular route a few times and it was super, stopping along the way for coffee and or wine tasting. We fully recommend Le Moulin Fort. We shall be booking again. If you are heading en route north or south, its a super location to break the journey.
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5 night stay September

Stayed here for 5 nights first part of September-2 adults no children. Campsite easy to find and lovely riverside setting. We were lucky with a riverside pitch which appeared larger than other pitches elsewhere. Pitches are not clearly delineated and some are not so easy to access. Facilities were basic but adequate. They could do with updating but were kept nice and clean. Campsite only has 6 amp electricity and we were aware of others tripping their supply. There was the occasional train noise but it did not bother us. We didn't use the restaurant so can't comment on it. Staff friendly and helpful Campsite is ideally placed for visiting Chenoneaux and the Chateau as it is less than half an hours easy walk to access both. Other places we visited from there were Amboise and Chambord (slightly further away but well worth a visit). We enjoyed our stay here and all in all a good site as a base for visiting the area.

Response from the Site:

Many thanks for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your time at the site. We are not allowed to delineate the pitches due to the restrictions put on us by the local community in regards to flooding - as we are very lucky to be directly on the river if it floods we can have nothing that can collect the debris from the flood water -if there is a serious problem with electricity please speak to us at reception and we can try and help.

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First class on the banks of the Cher river

To the east of Tours Le Moulin Fort is an English run beautiful site on the banks of the river Cher close to Blere and Amboise. Pitches are flat and well kept. The restaurant is very good and there is lots to do in the area. Beware that the site is only six amps! Tricky if your outfit has all the mod cons. Very friendly welcome and the river pitches are truly fantastic. Go walking, cycling, wine tasting or take a pleasure motor boat along the river. Thank you Moulin Fort for a fab stay. Fully recommended.
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