We have visited this lovely site in summer 2011 and 2013 and found it really clean and welcoming each time, a real treat! Based near Le Mans, its a good stopover (although this can easily turn into several days!) if you're visiting the west coast or to/from Calais/Paris etc. And the perfect relaxing antidote if you have had to endure Disney! The facilities, showers etc. Are always spotless and tidy, and pitches are well laid out with loads of space. We ate at the restaurant (usual good French campsite menu) burgers, steak and a local dish, and all was of good quality and reasonably priced. The shop had local produce, and bread/croissants/pain au chocolat etc. Are delivered by the local baker in the mornings. A relaxed ambience where you can pitch in the woods (our favourite) and enjoy the surrounding nature. A clean pool of average size, with loungers on surrounding grass, where you can happily while away the time with a drink and book, whilst the kids swim and play. Pool activities (water polo etc. ) are scheduled for an hour or so a day, so try and avoid these times if you want to swim, as there is only one pool. We really enjoyed the impromptu BBQs etc. Too (with free wine and cheese tasting!), as they resemble family 'get togethers' rather than 'organised entertainment' (which we usually avoid), a nice touch. The owner Dominic and his family and staff are extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful, and make you feel like you are part of the family. We have met many regulars on the site that stay for weeks because it is like a 'home from home' and we have always extended our stay, as we have enjoyed it so much. We generally don't like large sites, preferring peace and tranquillity. But as there are only 90 pitches, all very well spaced out, you never feel crowed and because of this the site still has the intimacy of a smaller set up. We have found the site always peaceful, as you can easily get away from any sounds from the Château (although this is minimal) by choosing a quieter pitch slightly away from the main area. Unusually for France English seems to be spoken as a matter of course, as most guests are British with some Dutch and German visitors also. So if you want to practice your French, just tell the staff and they will happily accommodate! Yes it is on the expensive side compared to some other French sites. But we feel it is well worth the cost for the experience of staying at a lovely Château with a relaxed intimate atmosphere and great facilities, where the staff truly make you feel like family. Highly recommend we will return!
Very nice and open campsite with quite a unique layout for pitches in the open fields, caravans/tents/motorhomes/etc. Are placed in a circle around a grass area, allows for a lot of space for your pitch and for those with children, a place for them to play whilst you can also watch them.
Toilets and showers all clean and water is usually a good temperature. However there was pop/rap being played in one of the toilet blocks which was interesting.
Bar had a good selection and was not too expensive. Restaurant was enjoyable and food was quite good although the prices were slightly higher than what I'm used to. Shop on site that sells groceries as well as alcohol and cigarettes.
Lots of communal events such as barbecues and also a hog roast, wine is supplied by the site and you can drink as much as you like. Entertainment on some nights during the week that can sometimes run a bit late and is quite loud. Different activities organised during the week such as karting or canoeing.
Large swimming pool with lots of room around for sun-bathing. Reasonable play area with bouncy castle. Kids club very good and English is spoken.
Most of the staff are friendly and welcoming and speak very good English. The owner of the site is fantastic and definitely makes his guests feel welcome.
Close to Le Mans and plenty to explore nearby.
Campfire at night in the forest for teenagers and young adults, which is something very nice as not many sites have something for older ages.
My only concern with the site is that it is quite expensive in comparison to other places I have stayed, value for money depends in what you are looking for.
Stayed here in August 2013 for 6 nights and found the site to be one of the best I have stayed on. The toilet and shower blocks are very clean and brand new with the exception of the mens showers which are due to be replaced this autumn ready for next season.
We did not eat in the bar/café but were told the food was great. The bar area was great but a little pricey. No more than anywhere else though. There were great facilities including the pool which the two children loved.
The area was nicely out of the way some 10-12 miles from Le Mans city and when we cycled out of the camp each day we struggled to find people or cars along the lanes directly from the site. It was heaven.
There were however supermarkets within easy reach for stores and the site has a well stocked shop anyway for basics.
Our only mistake was to make this a 'stop off' on the journey - we should have spent our whole holiday here!
As soon as we arrived the owner greeted us warmly and passed us on to his friendly and welcoming staff, who all had a brilliant command of English. We were shown to the wooded area, where we could choose any pitch we wanted.
The pool area was lovely, the heated pool just the right temperature and a cold pool that was refreshing! Plenty of sunbeds and chairs.
The children's playground was well maintained and the little play houses were a favourite with the 4 year old, whilst the bouncy castle entertained the 6 year old.
We ate in the restaurant on the evening; what a fantastic meal - we both had the burger, which was fantastic and reasonably priced.
This is a difficult review to write as we did not actually stay in the end due to my wife not being well when we arrived but we did take the chance to look around and speak to others who were staying. The site was fantastic with a heated pool, a grocery, a bar, games room, fishing lake and a great shower block. Bread can be ordered to be delivered in the morning and the restaurant was lovely. The actual pitches were lovely and flat in amongst the trees or on the meadow but all of them were a good size. The staff were fantastic and really helpful with a great welcome and very sympathetic of the fact that we could not stay. Genuinely sorry we could not stay but will definitely go back. Several people I spoke to were staying longer as so nice.
Extremely warm welcome and very efficient staff giving us all the low down on what the site offers. We stayed here for one night on a stop-over so managed to stay in the wooded field just by the entrance gate without having to unhitch the caravan. They were very specific about where and how to park.
Didn’t have time to use any of the facilities apart from the toilet and shower block. We used the one by the Chateau, which you do have to pass a very busy restaurant with quite a few people sitting outside, which I did find a bit odd.
The usual standards you expect from a Castel site and of course the usual price for August 2013, 2 adults, 1 child under 12 years, caravan and electricity for one night was 39 euros
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