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Visitor Reviews - La Fortinerie

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La Fortinerie
La Fortinerie
Loire Valley   (Browse area)
49390   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 0 241 675976

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Featured Site

Pitches: 6 caravans/motorhomes and 20 tents
Open: May To October

Rating: Average Review Score: 10/10 from 15 Reviews
              10/10 from 15 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes Caravan Storage Storage 

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Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Parlourbarn 9 reviews from this member

Stayed for 9 nights and loved it. Total peace and quiet, (we were the only outfit on the site for most of the time) apart from the lovely dawn chorus from the birds - even had deer in the field one day. It's a typical CL, a large field with some shade, a loo, a shower and an outside washing up area. You can even get free WiFi.

John and Mary are lovely, there if you need them, but they don't interfere.

Lots to see and do in the area, although as you are in the countryside it does require a drive to get to them, Saumur takes about 15/20 minutes to get to, but the little village next door is only 4/5 minutes away and has most of your daily needs catered for.

We would definitely recommend it.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jrees 2 reviews from this member

We booked at La Fortinerie on the basis of the other excellent reviews on this site - and we were not disappointed. John and Mary welcomed us warmly - and we spent 8 of the best camping nights we have had at this wonderful and peaceful site. At a time of year when many people visiting French sites complain about overcrowding we had masses of space. The facilities (in the old converted donkey shed) were clean and spacious. Hot water was always available for washing up and showers. It was a great base for exploring the Loire and bread and groceries were available in the nearby village. We will certainly return one day.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Spireshadow 2 reviews from this member

Typically, most often the nicest campsites are the ones you come across by accident! We turned up at John and Mary's when another campsite I had hoped to stay on nearby, turned out to be full on our arrival. I can't describe how lovely, peaceful and 'French' it is at Les Fortinieres, there were four other guests staying, in tents and caravans, but we slotted in easily and didn't feel cramped. We ended up staying for 2 nights rather than the one planned, and were able to do some washing and airing as well as relaxing and imbibing. The site was beautifully mown, and the facilities (in the old converted donkey shed) were clean and airy. Weren't able to do much sightseeing, but a couple of evening walks were enjoyable and I was quite sad to leave. Would definitely return.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Quadman 1 review from this member

A really tranquil site, 1passing car in 4 hours in the day and the hoot of the owls at night that's as noisy as it got. Planned to stay 2 nights stopped 4. The toilet and shower were very clean with an endless supply of hot water no extra charge. The use of a fridge at no extra charge a rare thing these day's. The owners were so friendly and accommodating, attractions to see The Trogealite caves and especially the BIOPARC ZOO, not to be confused with the run of the mill zoo's a must to see it's like jurrasic park with the birds flying free above your head and no bars to look through. We highly recommended this campsite

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Phillipandjan 1 review from this member

This was just an idyllic campsite. Just what we like. Quiet, peaceful, not busy with children etc. They were the perfect hosts and the welcome from other campers was amazing. The facilities were clean and looked after and we lazed around in warm sunshine for 2 weeks. Our best holiday (and farthest trip in our caravan) but well worth the drive. Cant wait to return in 2013.

Our pitch was perfect, situated between trees but facing the sun as it rose every morning which meant we could drink coffee in the sunshine every day and then prepare our breakfast outside.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: ScubaScoobyDoo 11 reviews from this member

We had a wonderful 5 night stay with John & Mary and it set an excellent tone for the beginning of our holiday. As fellow Yorkshire folk, we had a lot in common and it was good to feel the stereotypical 'northern friendliness' is easily exported with no loss in transit :-) They were kind enough to show us their photo album showing the developments in renovation of their home. It has obviously been a labour of love!

Their campsite is unspoiled by any hustle & bustle and is certainly reminiscent, in both size and nature, of the CL type sites known by UK caravanners. A single (good & hot) shower, loo and domestic fridge are provided in what was once the donkey shed. Without electricity, we paid €10/night for a tent and 2 adults. Vernantes and the supermarket is barely 5 miles away (Super you on the D58 towards Vernoil).

My SAT NAV took us to their door (used co-ordinates here: http://goo. Gl/maps/0rnn3).

Our tourist treks took us to Château d'Azay-le-Rideau (an hour away) which was well worth the visit (via Langeais, also worth the stop) and in Saumur to Parc Miniature Pierre et Lumière at http://www. Pierre-et-lumiere. Com/ and Mushroom museum (Musée du Champignon) at http://www. Musee-du-champignon. Com/. These could be visited on a combined ticket discounted for the 2 locations but not necessarily visited on the same day.

We hope to visit again and would have no hesitation in recommending to others.

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