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Castel Camping Le Chateau De Chanteloup
Sille Le Philippe
Loire Valley   (Browse area)
Tel: +33 02 43 27 51 07
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Pitches: 148
Open: 01/06/2022 to 01/09/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 56 Reviews
                9/10 from 56 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop On Site   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: June 2022 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Eaglesfans 5 reviews from this member

 Really nice castels sites. Great booking procedure with rapid response and check in excellent.

Our pitch by the lake was excellent and more than big enough for car and large caravan. As units place around edge of field huge amount of space for sitting out and games for kids if appropriate. Website states lake side pitches all have water and electric, ours only had electric.

Plenty of fish to catch in lake but beware baby cat fish with very sharp spines. Not sure fishing here is suitable for children.

Chateau has very attractive lounge/games area. Has a bar we did not use. Have refrained from commenting on Restaurant but have responded to owners privately. Our neighbor on pitch who was in restaurant shred our views but said in the many prior years they visited it was excellent.

A very pleasant place to stay to chill particularly on way south or north or if wanting to visit Le Mans.

Big supermarket 15 to 20 mins away with fuel. Local village has baker and small shop, we did not have time to try nor to visit the small bar /restaurant as it shuts on Mondays but as would use this as rest stop site again will be sure to give restaurant a try 

Date of Visit: September 2021 Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Ironned 38 reviews from this member

 We'd consider this to be one of our favourite places on earth, and always try to find an excuse to stop for a few nights; we're even talking about using it as a base to explore the area (which is lovely, with hills, woodlands, lakes and chateaux within an hour's drive) and staying longer next year.

It's normally closed in September, which is when we travelled this year, but I'd heard they were extending the opening due to the delayed Le Mans classic, which then was cancelled.

However, we enquired about their PCR test service for our return, which was replied to in the usual efficient friendly manner and we were booked!

It was almost empty when we arrived and we soon found out that it had actually changed hands at the start of 2020, unfortunate timing! No matter, the new 'dream team' were characteristically helpful, allowing us to swap pitches to have our favourite view of the chateau.

It really is a lovely place, and despite looking a bit 'end of season' and unkempt, the grounds never disappoint. A wander round showed that they have built four very smart new log cabins in deep in the woods, but the majority of the site is still dedicated to touring with some very large pitches in woods, around the gardens and on the chateau lawns.

The sanitaires are housed in old farm buildings and you may be accompanied by the odd spider but they are beautifully decorated and very clean.

The restaurant that we have enjoyed on previous visits was closed, but other campers praised the takeaway - hopefully they will find a workable solution for the restaurant in future, having apparently used large marquees this year.

You can enjoy drinks in the salon or games room, on the beautiful covered terrace or on the lawns, with a large 'sail' offering shelter or shade. I didn't use the pool this time but it is picturesque and simple with lovely lawns to relax around; a large play area is adjacent.

Elsewhere on the site there's a volleyball court where teens can hang out, and you can fish on the lake, hire bikes or take organised excursions and walks in peak season.

There's a small shop on site, small supermarket about 10 mins away, and a retail park just as you go into Le Mans. After what must have been a very tough time for the new owners we wish them the very best but hope they don't change this wonderful place too much. 

Date of Visit: July 2020  Confirmed Booking Unit:  Motorhome
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Braesi 1 review from this member

 Fabulous setting a real 5 star experience.

Would recommend highly felt very special and the staff very friendly.

In these testing times it felt wonderful.

Many thanks 
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Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Dee+Phil 6 reviews from this member

 A wonderful site in a very convenient location. We used the site for a stopover on our way south and found the layout and facilities were great.

There is a large toilet and shower block which are both kept very clean indeed.

The staff are always on hand to help and are very friendly.

There is a small shop that is open in the afternoon and a nice restaurant with a takeaway facility.

We will definitely be staying here again and would highly recommend. 

Date of Visit: June 2018 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Dlittle 7 reviews from this member

 An excellent stay at this site. The facilities were very good and always clean and accessible, plenty of hot water, showers had good water pressure etc.

Staff friendly, formal and very helpful. Piches, large and well maintained. No camp shop but fresh bread available everyday.

Bar, restaurant and an excellent take away service. We would certainly recommend this site. 


Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Martin1010 15 reviews from this member

 Stayed for a weekend in the way back from the south.

Lovely and well laid out site. Essentially 4 different fields with visitors tending to be grouped for those just staying overnight and those longer. Beautiful and well maintained facilities. The pool area particularly with chairs and umbrellas of an exceptional standard I haven't seen before. It reminded me why I loved Castel sites so much.

The restaurant was excellent and we had a really enjoyable and beautifully cooked meal. Was busy so booking essential in school holidays.

Had a visit into Le Mans. Well worth it. We had lunch overlooking the main square where the civil registry office was where clearly everyone has to be married prior to the civil ceremony. A conveyor belt every 15 mins but fab to watch with some really colourful dresses and cars.

What was brilliant and doesn't matter to many is that there was a good percentage of British visitors which having teenage kids was great. This was after 2 1/2 weeks further south on a lovely site but hardly any British kids for ours to befriend and have fun with. Within hours our kids had disappeared and were having fun as were we with our very friendly neighbours.

I would most definitely return for longer 

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Julian Dearson 58 reviews from this member

 I am starting to realise I am a creature of habit as this is now the third review of Chantaloup and I am visiting again in July.

This trip was one 'with the boys' as we were attending the Le Mans 24 hour in early June. Whilst I only spent a couple of nights (due to the RV breaking down on the way there and also we spent Friday and Saturday in the RV at the track) at the site, my friends spent 5 nights in the accommodation; which from what I saw was excellent.

The weather had been absolutely awful leading up to the race and indeed Thursday night the heavens opened. Still on site, the drainage at the top of the Verge field worked well and it was pretty firm. Fortunately we did not knacker Dominique's beautifully manicured gardens when arriving or leaving.

Chantaloup is a wonderful site and I am looking forward to returning with my family at the end of July. 

Date of Visit: June 2016 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: HertsCamper 10 reviews from this member

 Our return plans for May half term were disrupted due to the flooding around Orleans, so we ended up at this campsite due to its availability for an overnight stop. It was a more expensive campsite than we are used to (45 Euros for 2 adults, 2 children and a tent) but I would say it was value for money.

The site is easy to find in a village to the north east of Le Mans and is convenient for the A28 motorway. I gather that the local village has a supermarket, but we didnít leave the site during our stay so canít confirm.

Set in the large grounds of a Chateau, with original buildings used for the washrooms etc, it was a very pleasant experience. They key requirement we had was a restaurant on site, and the one here is very good with a choice of pizza or traditional French cuisine. It was also a very good price. There is a bar and also a large TV screen outside by the reception area which was showing the French Open tennis, with plenty of outdoor seating around.

The staff were very helpful, showing us to our pitch, explaining where all the facilities were, arranging the all important morning bread delivery and all spoke good English if required. All the facilities were modern, nicely decorated and really clean. There was always toilet paper in the cubicles and always soap in the dispenser. The shower was really good!

A walk around the grounds revealed a lovely looking pool, a play ground for the under 8ís with ďvillageĒ of playhouses, a trampoline, an outdoor gym area, volleyball and basket ball courts, loads of ping pong tables and lots of areas with tables and chairs. The only thing missing in my opinion was catering for children over 8 years old. Much as my children (over 8) loved the campsite for the time we were there, I think they would get bored on a longer stay.

We were given an individual pitch for our tent, which was a fairly flat pitch. It was surrounded by low hedges which gave a good balance between privacy and being too boxed in. We didnít have electricity so I canít comment on that. There was large open area on the opposite side of the chateau on which all the motorhomes and caravans were pitched. The chateau with reception, bar, restaurant and washrooms were all in the centre of the pitches, so no pitches were located very far from the facilities.

I wouldnít hesitate to stop here overnight again or possibly for a few days. I have had my eyes opened to the quality of a 5 star site and I was very impressed. 

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Julian Dearson 58 reviews from this member

 Our second year at this magical site just north of Le Mans. Myself, partner, daughter and niece spent 7 nights here is July. Our niece flew into Tours and we collected her very easily (it is about an hour to drive it from Chanteloup).

As you arrive, the warmth, charm and magic of Chanteloup takes hold. Set in grounds of an early 18th Century Chateau, the site makes the very most of its opportunities. On the main fields there are no marked pitches and you are asked to have your rig parked facing into the middle of the field, instantly you feel part of the community. Facilities are in the converted farm buildings and are to a good standard; there are plenty of toilets and showers and the water is always warm and plentiful.

The swimming pool is adequate whilst not being fantastic but the setting is superb.

The chateau is an integral part of the site and houses the bar and games room; the terrace and garden of the chateau are used to sit and drink and watch the time drift by slowly.

Chanteloup is run by Dominique Souffrant and his Dream team and they contribute hugely to the feeling of the site. We were lucky enough to be present at the 200th anniversary of the chateau this year and it was clear how important the place is to Dominique.

We have met numerous people who return year in year out, from all parts of Europe including some who have been going for over 30 years - every year! We are already planning our trip next year.

Chanteloup is about 15 minutes drive from Le Mans and further afield you have the Loir and the Sarthe valleys. I visited the race track of the 24hours race (I attend every year but it was nice to be able to see things I have never seen after 20 years of attending as a spectator!) and standing atop the podium was pretty special for me! We hired a car whilst in France and the one day the weather was poor we went for a drive and ended up around La Fleche which is very pretty - even in the drizzle. Le Mans itself is a very historical city and the Plantagenet quarter is worth a visit.

We all love this site and will be returning every year we can. 

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Defender 6 reviews from this member

 Difficult to offer anything other than an overall impression of this site as we only used it for one night as a stop-over en-route to the Vendee.

Lovely location just NE of Le Mans and around a 30mins drive to the famous motor-racing circuit. We arrived on site and followed the signs to reception whereupon, after booking-in, we had to execute a three-point turn (whilst minding the grass!) and head back towards the entrance to the Chateau, where the short-stays and overnighters appear to be located.

The pitch was not a pitch as such, more a case of park up in the outer loop of a partially wooded area and hook up to one of the numerous electric points. The ground was reasonable level and flat but due to the canopy of the trees, extremely shaded and therefore damp underfoot.

We were due to leave early the next morning so it was a 'basic' set-up: unhitch, legs down and hook-up connected.

We walked back into what you would justifiably call the site proper. The location and setting are sublime. The site staff were all friendly and helpful and on the evening of our arrival there was a social BBQ organised with the staff cooking the food and patrons sitting at long tables.

We ate at the restaurant where the food was excellent and although the prices appeared a little steep (we have not holidayed overseas before) we soon realised that these prices were comparable with what we would be paying throughout the rest of our holiday. From memory, I think it was around 13E for a chickenburger and chips.

There was a very small shop on site, from which we had no cause to purchase anything.

There appeared to be a friendly, convivial atmosphere on the site, with the majority of guests appearing to be either British or Dutch?

The site has a swimming pool, large fishing lake (yes- lake!) woodland walks leading to some unexpected and delightful finds ( a small rotunda building complete with its own suntrap lawn) and adjacent to the overnight stays, a large football area.

I'm not sure if we would return to this site - not because of the site itself, just that I'm not sure that we would spend time exploring this region of France - but time will tell! Were we too, this site would be high on our list of 'must stay at' locations.  

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