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Le Chant D Oiseau
Le Chant D Oiseau
Pays de la Loire   (Browse area)
49390   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 241 67 09 76

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Pitches: 10 EHU
Open: 1 March - 1 November

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 83 Reviews
              10/10 from 83 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes Caravan Storage Storage 

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Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Kempsons 9 reviews from this member

We stayed here for 10 nights from end of July to early August. I booked this site after many hours of research online looking for the perfect site. All reviews were great and when I booked in January I got the last pitch so we had high expectations. We had a nightmare journey and really hoped the site wasn't too good to be true. When we eventually arrived we were greeted by Stu & Syb who are the loveliest couple. They are always smiling, helpful and make you feel very welcome.

The site is very spacious and you don't feel the pitches are on top of each other. There is a small pool which our daughter used a few times, a table tennis table, pool table, bikes which you are welcome to borrow, play area for younger kids and for ours there was was the all important wifi! The kampers kitchen was great with sinks for washing up, kettle, microwave, fridges and cooker. There were also books to borrow and lots of leaflets for places to visit. The covered barn had the table tennis which was great on a rainy day (yes we did have one of those) and also had tables with benches for eating and even playing Lego on. There were 2 toilets and 2 great showers which given that the site was always full we never queued. The building was a bit rustic in keeping with in character of the converted barn they were in, but we're always clean with a basket of toiletries to use if you had run out or forgotten something. I am a bit fussy about toilet blocks and these were just fine.

Stu & Syb cook 4 nights out of 7 which is just fantastic meaning I had a break. This is eaten in the covered barn and means you get to know some of the other campers. You can buy wine by the carafe to enjoy with your meal. Syb was there every morning with our bread order and was even kind enough to realise when we had forgotten and ordered us some anyway. There isn't a shop on site but you can buy milk. Also there is a very good supermarket in Vernoil about 10 minute drive.

Days out.

We went to Chateau l'Islette, near Azay le Rideau, which is family owned and has very pretty gardens.

In Saumur we did a wine cellar tour at Bouvet Ladubay which has some lovely sculpture in the stone walls. They even do a cycle tour which we couldn't do as you have to be over 14 years old. We enjoyed some crepes in the square which had pretty umbrellas hanging across the road.

We also went to Chateau Villandry but only to walk through the stunning gardens. They are definitely worth a visit if you like gardening.

The kids borrowed bikes a couple of times and we walked around the quiet roads meeting a couple of friendly locals.

We had planned to go out more but our kids aged 16 and nearly 12 were very happy just to relax on the site as were we. They have already said they want to back there next year. I just hope by giving this site a well deserved great review that I can book again myself. Thanks Stu & Syb for a wonderful time.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Aileen 3 reviews from this member

Another fabulous 3 weeks spent at the best campsite in France! Weather was excellent, fellow campers were great company and, most of all, Stu & Syb--the owners-- did their utmost, as usual, to make this the perfect holiday. The new barn is looking wonderful and hosted several 'meal evenings' where everyone got to know one another better and new friends were made.

Hope to be back at my favourite campsite very soon.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: SueandGlenn 4 reviews from this member

This was the 4th and last camp site of our 3 weeks trip to France and in terms of hosts, location and atmosphere it was the best. Owners Stu and Syb welcomed us on arrival and gave us a free run in terms of how the caravans were positioned on the adjoining pitches we had pre-booked. The site is well laid out with plenty of shade, the picnic tables and benches are a nice touch.

This is a lovely site and the absence of children during our 6 night stay meant it was very quiet. Showers and loos are adequate - loads of hot water and good water pressure (no running around to get wet here !), the newly completed barn makes a fantastic centre piece (our builder friend was very impressed with the quality of the workmanship) and a lovely setting for the meals Stu & Syb cook for the guests. Sadly we were only able to partake on one night but the food and the company were great (excellent value as well), a lovely way to get to know your fellow campers.

Like most small sites electric hook up is only 6 amp but this didn't cause any issues as we come prepared with a low amp kettle. Both Stu and Syb are a mine of local knowledge and all their recommendations were sound (cycle routes, chateau and places to eat), the extensive welcome pack is probably the best we've seen and provides good reference material. The pool was a godsend as it was over 30 degrees for most of our stay - a lovely way to cool off.

The area is great for cycling - loads of shady woodland tracks and the roads are exceptionally quiet. We really enjoyed our stay and found the set up very relaxing - Stu and Syb are fantastic hosts and the site is a delight and a world away from the larger more commercial ones - we all loved it.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Agri 6 reviews from this member

Well what can I say that has not been said already. This was our first visit to Le Chant D Oiseau and was not in the least disappointed. Stu and Sib are wonderful host's and nothing is to much trouble, they have an uncanny knack of bringing people together and the dinner evenings are not to be missed. The only negative thing I can say is we had to leave, this is definitely a site for our next visit to France.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Bridie 75 reviews from this member

As always, our favourite site. The dinner and pizza evenings in the barn, the pool, the birdsong, the welcome. Stu and Syb are caring and friendly hosts. Saumur is a 20 minute drive away with all its attractions and Saturday market Bouergeil market on a Tuesday is great too. The chateaus are within an easy drive. The campers kitchen is excellent, especially for tent campers with fridge and freezer freely available. We will be back next year.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Aparsons16 1 review from this member

As the last review appears to be a little old we thought we would update it. Its simple, we really cannot add to what has already been said, it is camping at its best. Stu and Syb are superb hosts, and nothing is too much trouble. The campers kitchen and the barn are both great innovations that enhance the opportunity to mix with your fellow campers, especially on ‘Dinner’ evenings that Stu & Syb host.

Quiet, friendly and beautiful, whatever your mode of camping we recommend this site.

Alun & Trish, May 2015

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