We left Le Chant today after 8 days and we're quite honestly really sad to leave, kids included, even though we're heading to Disneyland! We booked Le Chant after recommendations from the forum here on UKCampsite.co.uk and there was a lot of pressure on me from the rest of the family as it wasn't a site with 10 swimming pools with slides, beaches etc. Within 12 hours we had all fallen in love. We arrived after a pretty horrible journey to the owner (and Bracken) meeting us at the gates offering us a cuppa and showing us around. We were on pitch 1 which was huge! The kids instantly liked the site because of the space, they could run free after 2 days in the car! We have a 6 month old, almost 5 year old and a 14 year old and Le Chant really caters for all, the 6 month old loved the baby swing in the park and the chickens which roam around, the 4 year old loved the tree house in the park, the chickens, the barn where he could play with his toys when it was raining and the pool table and the 14 year old loved the pool table, the table tennis and having enough space to get away from us and his brothers! There is a fab Kampers Kitchen which is really well equipped with 2 sinks, an oven, hob, kettle, microwave, fridges and pots and pans galore. The owner will do your washing for you for 5 euros a load and there is a garden specifically for pegging out washing with plenty of lines, pegs etc.
They have meal nights on a Monday and Friday which is gorgeous homecooked food by the owner in the barn, 15euros each for adults with lovely wine, it's a great way to meet new friends and so unique for a campsite. Wednesday is pizza night. Have the bolognaise pizza, you won't be disappointed! The owner painstakingly cooks each one in a bread oven in the barn whilst you chat to all the other campers and the kids play. Sunday is fouee which we didn't have as it was the owners birthday but they invited us all over to join in the festivities which was really lovely and we got cake!
Nearby we visited chateau de Breze which the boys loved, great for a rainy day as a huge system of underground caves that used to be used as defence systems and underground dwelling. You can also go in the chateau which is really well preserved.
I cannot recommend Puy De Fou enough, we only went because the owners were so passionate about it and I can see why. We only saw three shows as we were late getting there but it really was incredible and well worth the drive and admission fee, we will def be going back there next year. The tank museum also thrilled my rabble of boys, particularly since you can get in some of them.
I genuinely cannot recommend Le Chant enough, it is unlike any place we have ever stayed before, there truly is something magical about the place which is purely down to the owners who really do put their hearts and souls into it. I am loathed to even call it a campsite as it is so much more than that. We have made some great friends there and have already booked to go back for 2 weeks next year and cannot wait. Go. You won't regret it.
Another wonderful 3 weeks spent with the owners at Le Chant. The many changes made this year have enhanced the site even further. The new barn is superb, offering guests a central spot in which to socialise and eat the wonderful food prepared by the owner.
The Kampers' Kitchen is an excellent idea and was very much appreciated by several other campers on site who only had limited cooking and cooling facilities and were able to make full use of the gas cooker and fridges supplied by the owners. Also, please remember, these facilities are offered free of charge. I have never seen this on any other French campsite. The hot water is perfectly adequate for washing dishes and should boiling water be required to clean pots then kettles, both electric and gas, are available in the kitchen to supply boiling water.
To finish off, all I can say is that when you visit Le Chant you will find your little bit of paradise in the Loire Valley---that's why I shall continue to return!
Once again, we were very sorry to leave after a wonderful time here with the Fouee evening a meal evening the wonderful weather, so the pool was great. The owners, as always were as welcoming as ever. The new look barn is a great asset. Well done ! We will be back next year for our 5th visit we think!
Arrived late October, we were very welcomed by Stu & Syb.
Nice small campsite if you are looking for somewhere quiet late in the year. Found it hard to find but we are new to France and lived via out sat nav.
Glad we found it. Only had one night but will be returning in the future. Overall it is a sit worth visiting. We are a couple and didn't have children so can't comment much about it being children friendly as we were also the only one's on site as it was late in the year but in saying that I think it would be good for the young one's. Not a lot for teanagers though.
Spent a couple of nights here in the summer. The owners are lovely people, very hospitable and helped out us out with any queries we had.
While we were there we did experience a noisy night (after 1am!), which annoyed us slightly with 3 small children. We understand this is a very social site however we expected the quiet time to be respected. I blame the fellow guests rather than the owners, but the language used and the disparaging comments about Northern Ireland people (fellow campers not everyone is from England!) was distasteful.
Our children really enjoyed the swings etc and it has a very safe feeling. As adults, to get the full experience you really need to get involved in the social nature of the site, which we are not particularly good at - out fault not the sites'.
We had booked this site because of the overwhelming good reviews on this site and came away with the view we would stay again if we were in the Loire valley.
I pondered long and hard about giving the site a rating as we liked the location, the owners and the facilities.
We stayed 8 days here and loved it. We went based on all the good reviews and it is exactly what it says on the tin! The owners were very welcoming and would do what they could to help you find your way around the area. They would cook nearly every other evening in a communal area which brought all the children and adults together. It was very social and we would all exchange ideas and experiences about our days out. Towards the end of the holiday even on the nights the owners weren't cooking we would all still sit together in the communal area with our own meals and chat. There was a kitchenette where you could use the fridge, microwave etc. Very safe for children. Due to the hot humid weather there were a lot of mosquitos so don't forget your mosquito repellant. To sum it up a small family run safe campsite, extremely social and a good base for site seeing around the loire valley.
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