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.

Around and About

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

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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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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Good location but very average facilities.

Stayed one night enroute north. Level pitches alongside River Cher and good location for visiting nearby towns and chateaux. Pleasant enough but washrooms looking a bit tired and restuarant was more of a snack bar serving up burgers and chips, etc. Long queues for (pre-ordered) bread and little else to buy in shop aside from local wine. Ok for short stay but would not recommend for longer.

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Great overnight stop

We stayed for 1 night on way back from Ardeche. Very friendly welcome, pitches bit difficult to find due to markers and quite small, facilities could do with updating though very clean and showers hot, unfortunately the staff were holding a Christmas night with dinner so unable to try restaurant, Site by the river - only downside is this is a 3* site and at 40 euros for family of 4 for 1 night, expensive Great stopover site
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Le Moulin Fort 2018

We stayed here for 2 weeks in 2017 and this visit was for 5 nights on our return North after being in the Dordogne. The site is peaceful, pitches of a good size although the small bushes, hedges and trees don't necessarily demarcate the spaces as clearly as the could be. The staff are courteous and helpful right from early bread collection service right through to evening dinner and bar service. There are themed food and entertainment nights as well as some visiting entertainment. The small shaded pool is well used and the sunbeds and chairs often in full use. The shower and toilet blocks look a little dated and there were signs that planned upgrade works had not been completed due to bad weather over the winter. Certainly some sprucing up and painting would be beneficial. The small shop has all the basic essentials to get you by and there is a good Super U towards Montrichard (15 minutes) or a good range of supermarkets in Blere (10 minutes). The riverside position is wonderful and the riverside can be accessed by steps at the far end of the site although the pitches along the river do seem to give the impression of it not being accessible for everyone. There are great cycle paths and footpaths easily accessible on both sides of the river and the distances you can go are great. The surrounding area has some of the most wonderful royal chateau from just 3 km up the road to Blois which is a bit further afield. The wifi (5 euro for 5 days) only works on the patio in front of the bar and it would be better if it were extended site wide. It worked fairly well although it would be better if it were accessible from your pitch and I imagine most people would pay a little more for that. I would always come back here for its friendly and peaceful feeling. The owners need to keep on top of their maintenance projects to ensure that the feel of the place is not let down by degrading facilities. It is to be noted that the nearby bridge over the River Cher is being widened over the Autumn and Winter and this may impact on access in the early part of the 2019 season.
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