Route De Chantepie, Saumur, 49000, FranceView on map
Why stay here ...
Situated beside a restored farmhouse with beautiful views of the Loire Valley, this site is a good base from which to explore Saumur and the majestic Châteaux along this tranquil river, or break up a journey further south. With a natural setting and grassy pitches separated by hedges, it offers a quiet stay off peak and plenty for families in summer.
Younger children will enjoy the organised entertainment, pony rides and a heated pool, while adults and older children can fish or use the fitness centre.
One of the main attractions nearby is the Château de Saumur, which houses a museum with artefacts such as tapestries, furniture and porcelain. Azay-le-Rideau, with its masterful architecture and restored interior, is also within driving distance, while several vineyards are easily reachable for those looking for a tasting.
Around and About
Loire Châteaux, Vineyards, Saturday market in Saumur, Troglodyte caves, Angers, “Maisons de vin” wine houses, Horse riding, Water sports.
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
3 3/4 miles west of Saumur. Take the D161, then D751 on the south bank of the river in a westerly direction, signed towards Gennes. The campsite is located to the left of this road between the villages of Le Pointrineau and La Croix (approximately 3 3/4 miles from N147 junction). Alternatively, having crossed the river from the north on the N147, take the turn off for St Hilaire-St Florent and find theD751 for Gennes. The site is signposted off the D751 (also signed La Croix)
- Pays de la Loire
- Distance to Calais: (kms)
- Lat 47.2944 / Lon -0.1412
- Michelin map no.
- Nearest port: St Malo (167 kms)
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Having read reviews after booking and paying for this site, we were very anxious. At around £34 a night, I expected better. The site lacks care, it's dusty and very tightly packed in. Electricity is not great, my husband had to reset several times after it tripped out, there is one tap between numerous pitches, and pressure is poor, it took ten minutes to fill our 40ltr aquaroll. The views from our pitch were certainly good, however everyone else on the site came to look at the views, through our pitch. It was very noisy, with some very badly behaved children. A group of Dutch boys, armed with hammers, sat and dug huge holes in the middle of an already unkempt road. Deciding to use the laundry, I went to buy a token. There are two washing machines, one was broken for the 4 nights we were there. They only had one token for the other. So anyone needing to wash had to wait for the machine to be emptied and the token collected. I question the receptionist who gave a typically Gallic shrug. There is a restaurant on site, selling mainly pizza, chips and burgers. We paid around £30 for two pizzas and a carton of fries. The fries were inedible and the pizzas very disappointing. My husband went to empty the toilet cassette on our last day, it was full to the brim and swarming in flies. Again, reception showed no concern. It was dry whilst we were there, but we could see ruts in several pitches. It's a good base for exploring Saumur and the Loire valley but I'm sure there are better, cleaner, cheaper and friendlier sites.
Comment from the Site Owner:
Thank you for leaving a review. We made the acquisition from this campsite during the season 2016. It took us about 2 years to make and create the improvements we’ve planned for this campsite.
We finally could open the season 2018 with all the renovations done and complete.
Camping Huttopia Saumur is offering now a full renovated campsite with new sanitary blocks, new reception, new space and lounge room for the bar/restaurant, all kind of new facilities…
We are planning to create nice Nature environments across and around the campsite.
I hope you can visit again to enjoy all these improvements and hope to welcom you the next seasons.