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Visitor Reviews - La Mignardiere

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La Mignardiere
22 Avenue Des Aubepines
Ballan Mire
Loire Valley   (Browse area)
37510   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 02 47 73 31 00

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Pitches: 168
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 8 Reviews
              8/10 from 8 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire 

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Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: J.okane 7 reviews from this member

Used this site as a stop-off, but stayed for 4 nights. Very pleasant staff who were happy to use English. On arrival we were given a colour coded map and told to choose any vacant pitch we liked, paying 2 per night on top of the discounted price for water & waste facility.

Did not use swimming pool(s) but both, covered and uncovered, did look very good. Sanitary facilities, in my opinion were both plentiful and clean. This was the only site out of three we used on this trip which had seats and paper in the wc's, not a huge deal but appreciated.

At the discounted price we paid per night for the standard of the facilities on this site, it is extremely good value compared with our own Caravan Club charges. How is it that this and other French sites, considering the extremely short season most have, can charge what they do and prosper when our British Clubs with in some cases year round opening say they need to charge so much more?

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rae_t 23 reviews from this member

This is a lovely site. Staff are helpful, little shop is well stocked, pools are clean and warm, playground, football pitch and tennis court kept the kids happy and there is even a little train at 6 every evening to take the kids on a ride around the site.

You are able to choose your own pitch which is a decent size - shade or sun, grass or woods but be warned, whichever you choose there are midges to bite you EVERYWHERE!

The site is very quiet apart from a Saturday night when the resident singer is on in the Auberge over the road. He has a large sound system and starts at 8pm for around four hours. You either put some earplugs in, sit outside your tent with a bottle or three to appreciate his wailing or get yourself over there and join in with the various Tom Jones renditions.

The site is near a beautiful lake if you are feeling energentic enough to jog or kayak, with lots of cycle routes to local villages. Tours, the main town is a short drive away and you are handily based for visits to Amboise, Blois or the many Chateau such as Chenonceau or Villandry. There were also enough vineyards and wine tasting caves around here to keep me very happy!

My only complaint is that there weren't enough toilets so at busy times - mornings and evenings - there was always a queue to use toilets, showers and sinks.

Would we go back? There are lots of campsites in this area so we like to try different ones but we may well do, because this one is nice!

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: H 55 6 reviews from this member

Used this site as an overnight stop so didn't get to fully use it.

Positives -

Location great, lake nearby looked pretty & nice walks around it

On arrival they give you a map & tell you which colour pitches are they type you have booked & let you drive round & choose

Staff friendly & english speaking

Hedges between pitches so feels reasonably private

Decent shop & cafe selling great pizza on site.

Large woodland playground for kids on site

Wifi access could be paid for - we didn't use it as Orange one was cheaper!


I guess its possible we missed one but we only found one facilities block right by reception which was all unisex! Only 3 toilets, 2 showers & 3 sink cubicles for a huge site! Not sufficient in my opinion for 177 pitches(!) but to be fair we didn't queue but that is likely to be because we were up early! It looked clean but toilets smelt of urine!

Wouldn't return due to wash/toilet facilities being poor.

Date of Visit: May 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Moyster 8 reviews from this member

Very friendly greeting and most helpful reception. Plenty of sites to choose from with shade, if required. Good size pitches, all with electricity. Showers hot with clean toilet block. Swimming pools both excellent with plenty of sun loungers. When it came to cycling into Tours cycle maps were quickly provided and it was under 10 kms of easy cycling. Tours itself was a pleasant surprise with a range of very interesting shops, all closed as it was bank holiday! Shop on site had a range of bread each morning and food each evening.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kings0409 2 reviews from this member


The facilities at this campsite were lovely, clean & well appointed.

There was a tennis court, football goals, swimming pool, laundry & on site shop.

We arrived on the 19th August & the site was very quiet due to it being the end of season, which we found lovely as the site is extremely pretty.

There is a Super you supermarket on the way into the site, it's about a 5 minute drive from the site itself. This sells clothes, food & is similar to our supermarkets in the UK.


Well maintained facilities

Good mix of nationalities

Pool open 9am to 9pm

Electric & water on all pitches (you need an EU adapter)

The pitch that we stayed on was surrounded by trees & very private, if you were to stay longer & like to be social you may be better requesting a pitch with low trees.

I would definitely recommend this site.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Dealt25 5 reviews from this member

Lovely site in an area with lots to do. We had a large pitch which was a little uneven, so we had to choose which side to park up very carefully. Facilities clean, but found queues for showers at busy times. Covered pool warm (didn't try uncovered) and stayed open until 9 so could use it after day out. Take away open for a few hours in the evening, serving pizzas and burgers and such.

Opposite is a kids park which we didn't visit, but seemed popular. Also an auberge opposite, which we did visit. Food was delicious and to be recommended! We found plenty to do in the area for the three days we were there, and could have easily done more. A good base to explore the Loire region. Would return.

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