Camping in Loire Valley
Val de Loire boasts numerous camp sites which do their utmost to ensure you enjoy wonderful outdoor holidays just a stone’s throw away from the Loire chateaux, charming towns, walking trails and bicycle tourism tracks. Here is a selection of Touraine’s outdoor accommodation where you’re sure to have a wonderful time.
Camping in Loire Valley: 5 stars for the Parc de Fierbois!
The Parc de Fierbois, which already held the Qualité TourismeTM label, was awarded a fifth star in 2012! Chalets, mobile homes, tree houses and gîtes are spread out over a 100-hectare park next to camping pitches. This extensive Camping du Val de Loire offers aquatic spaces and a wide range of activities and is located at equal distance from Tours, the medieval town of Loches and the royal fortress of Chinon.
By the waterside
Holidays are ever-so relaxing by the waterside, even if it’s far from the coast. The Camping Les Coteaux du Lac, located on the shore of the lake of Chemillé-sur-Indrois, is an enchanting spot to spend ultra peaceful holidays whilst enjoying the closeness of Chenonceaux, the royal town of Loches, Beauval Zoo, the villages of Montrésor and Chédigny… what more could you wish for! Another great address in the area: the Camping La Citadelle, perfectly located at the very heart of Loches.
The Airotel la Mignardière also deserves a mention: in addition to the close-by Bretonnières Lake, this camp site is perfect for visiting Tours, the gardens at Villandry, the castles at Azay-le-Rideau and the Montbazon Fortress. To the North-West, nature is denser around the Camping de l’Arada Parc and Huttopia. The first one offers 4-star family camping whereas the second, exquisitely located on the shores of Lake Rillé proposes wonderful walks.
Ever-so British camp site!
A British-style village exists in Touraine. Yes, indeed! English teachers, Jane and Tim Rocke, who chose to set up home here, welcome you to their Camping l’Orangerie de Beauregard and its absolutely British atmosphere. In addition to accommodation, a swimming pool and restaurant, you can take part in English classes and activities. Studious holidays, successful holidays!
Along the Loire on a bike
For bicycle tourists, camping in Val de Loire is popular! The Loire & Châteaux is a great stop-off camp site between Tours and Chinon. Like the Camping Le Capitaine, in Bourgueil, it proposes in particular its Campétoiles, small huts, a blend of wood and canvas, where you sleep suspended above a picnic table: ever-so practical!
Camp at the castle
Along the banks of the Vienne and close to the Camping du parc des Allais, you can pitch your tent or your caravan in the Camping de la Rolandière, in the park of one of Napoleon III’s castles. Or perhaps you’d prefer to rent a chalet or mobile home… the choice is yours!
You can check out the full list of Touraine camp sites by clicking here.