Camping Ile d’Offard, F 49400 Saumur, Tel 0241403000.

To Find Site:- Approach Saumur from north or south on N347, on the north bank of the Loire take the D952 in the direction of Tours. At river bridge turn right and once over bridge turn left and follow signs to site.

Camping Ile d’Offard is situated on an island in the Loire just opposite the town of Saumur. There are around 200 touring pitches many of which are set out under mature trees. There are some statics and ready erected tents on site. The pitches vary in size but all are a good size if sometimes not square in shape. Those along the river opposite the Chateau command an extra premium of €2 a night. A small section of pitches on hard standing, near the Bar,  seem to be reserved for motorhomes. 10 amp electrics is available to all touring pitches using CEE17 connectors. Some pitches have water and waste connections. There are three toilet blocks all of a reasonable quality with seated loos and toilet paper. The site has a nice swimming pool surrounded by a bar and restaurant. Baguettes can be purchased from the Bar in the morning. Reception is open all day. The site has reasonably priced WiFi but it is not site wide although we managed to get it on our pitch which was near to the first toilet block . Date of visit, early September 2010.

Saumur is only a walk away from the site and a walk up to the Chateau will reward you with some stunning views over the town and Loire Valley. For shopping there is an Intermarche about a mile away. In the town of Saumur there are many other shops and plenty of restaurants. Saumur is about midway between Angers and Tours so a good base to explore much of the Loire Valley.

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