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Reviews of Camping Ile Du Chateau ( Slow Camp Loire Vallee)

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Camping Ile Du Chateau ( Slow Camp Loire Vallee)
Avenue De La Boire Salee
Les Ponts De Ce
Loire Valley   (Browse area)
Tel: +33 2 85 35 97 47
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Pitches: 135
Open: 01/04/2022 to 30/10/2022

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 6 Reviews
                9/10 from 6 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   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 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point   Wifi Access 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   Wild Swimming <1 mile   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 No Horse Riding   Cycle Hire <5 miles   No Golf   Tennis <5 miles 
 Beach <1 mile   Watersports On Site   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed 
 Riverside Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  No Dog Walk 


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Date of Visit: August 2019 Unit:  Other
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Family with older children
Reviewer: Kemurf 8 reviews from this member

 This was taken over and reopened in June 2019 as 'Slow Camp', just outside Angers.

We stayed in a lodge as a family of 4 with our kids aged 9 and 11 and this site is wonderful;

Huge pitches with sun and shade. Very green and kids can roam and play safely

Fab communal area with canopies to offer shade

Grow your own veg - to pick and enjoy as you like

Nice clean sanitaires (being developed still I think)

Tennis court


Pasta van came most evenings and it was delish

Order at Reception the day before for enormous croissants and bread for the morning

Next door to the site is;

A beautiful, enormous and empty, (free to campers) municipal swimming pool. Has a small shop and v clear toilets, Lifeguards a plenty. !

A gorgeous, open-air bar which the locals attend for lovely food and music. This was a gem

A small town, not much going on apart from a good pizza shop and what looked like an amazing bakery

The river and lots of greenery

Site owners were super helpful and friendly. Nice mix of French, Dutch and English campers in all kinds of units

This site is very laid back, calm, easy-going - a proper camp-site to relax at. Not for you if you want full on entertainment, kids club, a holiday resort. 

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Campervan
Nights stayed: 3 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Dot P 637 reviews from this member

 Campsite name is now Camping L'Ile Du Chateau, run by a lovely family who are continually working to keep the site looking well.

Pitches were large, those on grass were actually some of the biggest we have seen anywhere, separated from neighbours by low hedging. All have ehu, there are water taps every few pitches and a chem disposal. There is a motorhome service point at the entrance for empty and fill. Wifi across the site, good strong signal.

The loos and showers are old, but very, very clean. Plenty of hot water, push button showers but they lasted a few minutes per push.

No swimming pool on site but there is a massive pool area just outside the gates for which we understand you are given a pass in with your camping fee.

The site is 5 km from Angers city centre, bus run from the end of the road or you can use the cycle paths, took us about 20 minutes, There are cycle paths everywhere, we spent two separate days riding in each direction along the Loire, mainly off road but even when not we saw less than a handful of cars.

We were there at a quiet time and loved the site and the area, am sure it gets quite hectic mid season but for us it was perfect and we will visit again. 


 Campsite has now reopened for 2011 onwards 

Date of Visit: July 2008 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Mjjwalsh 4 reviews from this member

 Really enjoyed the site, the area is a bit quite around, daughter loved the play area and pool.

The little bar served reasonable priced drinks ( made me happy at least)

You can walk into the small town area but there isnt much there, supermarket is a good 15 - 20 mins walk.

If I was in the area I would stay again.

Next time I would take bikes with me

Didnt do the kayaking as it wasn't particularly cheap and the river looked quite fast not ideal for a young daughter.

Weather wasn't the greatest but you cant blame the owners for that.

Everything I asked for was given and the staff were extremely helpful 

Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Alisonbaker 18 reviews from this member

 Had reserved our pitch and paid a deposit online but upon check in, and having had 90 mins to kill before we could get in (lunch break!) we saw another pitch we wanted. This was no problem to sort out and we settled in not too far from the gate to the swimming pool complex. This gate has a coded keypad and you are given passes to get in free.

There is a security guard there keeping an eye on the teenagers that seem to congregate there. The main gate to it is closed at 8pm which is a good thing because the cars and scooters are up and down, screaming and stuff going on. It was the weekend though so may have had something to do with it.

The campsite is in a well appointed position near to the bridges and rivers in the town. They offer a bouncy castle, playground, pedal go kart hire, mini golf, snack bar (not wonderful food but varied menu at least). The showers, toilets, washing up sinks, washing machines etc are all in one 2 storey building centrally located. Showers were fab and always quiet and clean.

We do not go out of sites in the motorhome usually and did not need to here either. There is a very long velo route along the Loire in both directions and we wore out the children and the dog with a long 3 hour ride.

Supermarkets are within driving distance. I would suggest this is a good place for touring the Loire area. Used by all different nationalities. 


Date of Visit: August 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Gsmith45 9 reviews from this member

 We stayed at the Ile Du Chateau campsite for 5 nights in August and would recommend it for tents or caravans.

The campsite is actually on an island in the middle of the Loire river near Angers. Very quiet location, lots of trees and shade (although we had rain!). Might want to choose a pitch away from a tree if rain is forecast.

Campsite is fairly small. Pitches were fairly generous, and delineated by hedges. Typical pitch size was around 8m by 10m although there was some variation. There is no shop, but there is a small Epicerie which sells bread and croissants in the mornings - but you need to order the evening before! There is a small outdoor bar which also serves pizza and chips in the evening - maybe some other stuff as well, but probably straight from the freezer to the microwave! There are electrical hook-ups for each pitch and BBQ'a are allowed.

Facilities are OK and very clean. Take your own toilet roll! One negative point was that the toilets are all without seats, so you either need to develop your thigh muscles, or take some anti-bacterial wipes!

There is no swimming pool on the site itself, however there is a large outdoor water park literally on the other side of the fence, and admission is free if you're staying at the site. The water park has a slide, a large pool, and other stuff for kids, plus a playground and lots of grassy areas to sit. There are lifeguards at the pool as well. It wasn't very warm when we were there, but the kids didn't seem to care!

There is a kids' playground on the site itself, a games rooms and some organised activities for children (in French). Other than that, there isn't much directly around the campsite other than a few very small French bars and a takeaway pizza place. There is a hypermarket and restaurants within a 5-10 minute drive and Angers itself has loads of restaurants and is about 15 minutes away.

Things that we enjoyed with our kids of 6 and 8:

1) There's an outdoor ropes adventure in the woods northeast of Angers (about 20 minutes drive). We'd never done this before, and even the kids' section was fantastic. A definite high point of our holiday

2) Cycle hire - at the Kayak rental place on the island. You can cycle right into Angers, or into the country. All easy cycling

3) Kayaking: The Kayak rental place will drop you off up-river and then you just drift downsteam. The minimum age limit is 7, so we had to travel to Rocheforte for our 6 year old (but they had the same sort of arrangement)

4) Angers: Nice town

5) Tour of the Cointreau production facility. (OK, my wife just reminded me we didn't do this. The English version of the tour was at 1pm daily. Booking advised)

Overall, I would recommend this as clean, quiet, pleasant site, with lots of things to do for kids roundabout. I would definitely consider it again if we wanted to visit Angers region. 

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