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Camping Les Saules
Les Saules
41700 Cheverny
Loire Valley   (Browse area)
41700   See Map
Tel: +33 2 54 79 90 01
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Pitches: 164
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 36 Reviews
                9/10 from 36 Reviews

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 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
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 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool On Site   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire On Site   Golf <1 mile   Tennis <1 mile 
 Beach   Watersports <10 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport On Site 

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Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Travelinglight 6 reviews from this member

Great site and can confirm previous comments are all spot on. Friendly welcome and fantastic area, so much to see spoilt for choice. The chateau at Cheverny is wonderful. We also visited the city of Blois.

The site also sells tickets to certain places to visit and they do save you money.

We are hoping to return, can't wait.

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Derekcbr 54 reviews from this member

I never thought we'd go back to the same site but we have visited this site now several times. There's no need to state at length the virtues of this site because it's been said by others. I just agree with all that's been said. Special mention to the site owners Laurent and Isabelle. These are two wonderful people who cannot do enough for you. It's a great site for staying and making a holiday here or using as a stop on your way south. Plenty to do for your children too. In the heart of the Loire so give this site a visit.

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: MrWez 14 reviews from this member

We stayed at Camping Les Saules in mid to late June during a period of very hot weather, our primary reasons for choosing the site was that it had a pool and it was in the ACSI scheme. The pool was an absolute godsend and at €17 per night under the ACSI scheme, exceptional value.

The site is a mile and a half south of the village of Cheverny, the approach can be hard to spot when travelling at the speed limit, some warning or countdown signs would be helpful.

The staff at reception were extremely friendly, helpful and spoke English amongst other languages, they provided us with a map of the free pitches and asked us to select one we liked best. The majority of pitches are in a wooded area, the trees are very tall and provide a good amount of shade, the pitches are reasonably sized with some immature hedges separating the pitches. The ground would be grass if it wasn’t for the hot weather, the trees were also losing their leaves (again due to the hot weather), giving the place an autumnal feel. The electric hook up points are adjacent to the pitch and there are numerous water points scattered around.

There are two toilet blocks, the one nearest the pool has the unisex yet divided loos and separate showers, as this was nearest to us that was the one we used so we can’t vouch for the other loos. Those we used were spotlessly clean and unusually for a French campsite provided toilet seats, centrally distributed paper, soap and a dryer (often one of the four is missing). There was always plenty of hot water in the showers. The other toilet block on the far side of the wooded area has the motorhome service area behind it and this loo block also has the chemical toilet disposal point (it’s in the corner nearest the motorhome service area).

The swimming pools, snack bar, bar, shop, tv/games room and reception are all clustered closely together, the restaurant wasn’t open during our stay but the snack bar produced a very reasonable pizza. Bread and viennoiserie can be ordered by filling in the form in the TV room the evening before although the goods are collected from reception in the morning. There are two large pools one outside, the other under a canopy, neither were particularly busy during our visit but they were very refreshing in the hot weather!

Cheverny itself can be reached in 15-20 minutes by cycling along a cycle route, some of which is off road, the remainder is on quiet country lanes, you only have to cycle on the main road when you reach the village. There is a boulangerie, a couple of épicierie, bars and restaurants and a château in the village, if you want a greater range of groceries, a butcher and more bars and restaurants then you have to go to Cour-Cheverny which is a further 5 minute cycle ride further on.

The château is a fine looking building which is said to be the inspiration for Marlinspike Hall in the Tin-Tin stories (to which there is a museum), the grounds themselves are very reminiscent of the grand English houses from the regency period. There’s a lovely kitchen garden which is close to where the hounds are kept, in the grounds there’s an orangery which serves ice creams, snacks, drinks and meals. We sat inside for lunch because it was cooler, lunch itself was very good and reasonably priced. A tour of the château itself is recommended, the family that own it still live in one wing.

At the entrance there are gift shops and an épicierie, there is also a cave where you can taste the Cheverny wine for free. The wine itself is very nice (we bought 12 bottles), however, the wine tasting experience itself wasn’t very engaging.

Camping Les Saules has a great deal to recommend it however, for us the customer service was amongst the best we’d experienced on this tour, the staff were friendly, engaging and eager to please. If we were in the area we would definitely use this site again.

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Colin2444 1 review from this member

We stayed here for 7 nights from 28th May to 3rd June 2017. We took the tent instead of the caravan this holiday and our bikes. We found the campsite and went to book in. We had paid a deposit by card and we were expecting to pay the remainder there and then, however, the very friendly receptionist just asked for the booking reference and some ID(I used my C&CC Card) and we were shown to our pitch by the very friendly owner. No mention was made of the outstanding amount. There are 2 shower and toilet blocks, we were pitched in the middle of the campsite and was equidistant from both of them, the one near the pool has unisex Toilets, albeit split in two, with separate showers and sinks, which were always very clean, both had washing up facilities and clothes washing sinks. The site is large and all the pitches are separated by trees, the pitches are very large and level. There are 2 swimming pools on the site, one is outdoors and the other has a cover but the sides can be raised, which the owner did daily and covered them at night, so they were warm.

There are many cycle tracks in the area and they pass by the site. We cycled to Chambourd, Amboix and a few other circular trips. The tracks are either off road or on very quiet side roads, we very rarely saw a car, but plenty of cyclists, all who were very friendly and helpful when you took the wrong turn.

We Drove to Sancerre for the vinyards and the wine. We also drove to Chenonceaux(not sure of spelling) where the chateau is accross a river. We Booked well in advance and the site was very reasonable at around £15 a night.

I can recommend this site and will be going back

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Speedy1256 3 reviews from this member

Stayed here for 8 nights middle to end of the month. Great area for cycling and walking etc not much was going on when we where there but this was maybe down to low season the place was quiet empty as it was near the end of August when we arrived. Not much for an 8 yr old to do but she got on with it, the bar was ok the food also, overall it was ok I was not impressed with the amount of noise from the the long road which runs along side the site late at night and early in the morning but that maybe just me and for that reason I would not go back but the owner was fantastic and the toilets where just ok water was not very hot for that time of the year. The pitch was great which gave us the morning sun. Overall from my point of view ok site but as I said already road noise will keep me away.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Juniemoon 11 reviews from this member

It was a real shame because the weather was awful this particular weekend. The site is in a forest of silver birch trees and is very pretty when the sun shines through. Pitches are level mostly and nice big areas. The toilets were clean, but because they're quite open to the elements were quite cold and drafty this particular weekend; toilet paper is supplied but you have to collect how much you need at the entrance to the toilet block. Washing machine/tumble dryer available, but you need to buy tokens at the office. The bar area and shop were well stocked, and the lady opened the shop especially for us when we arrived. We didn't eat there, so can't review, however it did seem to be pretty busy. The swimming pool is now covered (unlike the photo shows) and apparently is 'very warm'. Rubbish and recycling is a fair hike to the entrance of the site. Everyone very friendly, and always a happy smile.

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