Camping le Moulin Fort, 37150 Francueil-Chenonceaux, Tel 0247238622,

To find site:- Exit A85 at either Junction 11 or 12, depending of direction of approach, onto D976. Take exit at roundabout signed for Chisseaux/Chenonceaux, following campsite signs. Turn right immediately before bridge to campsite.

Camping Le Moulin Fort has a lovely situation on the River Cher not very far from the famous Chateau at Chenonceaux. The site has English owners and seems to have a predominantly English/Dutch clientele. If you arrive when Reception is closed you are invited select a pitch and book in later, there is a map showing pitches which are already booked. There are 130 pitches all for touring units, there are no mobile homes on site. There is one central road through the site and pitches are set out along this road and in alcoves that branch off this road. Pitches are mainly of a good size to generous but some are narrow at their entrance but widen out. The site is reasonably open but all pitches have some shade from mature trees. Electric points are rated at 6amps and are mainly CEE 17 blue plugs although there are a couple of bollards with the older Continental 2 pin connectors. There are water points close to most pitches although the some of the taps are quite high off the ground which we found a bit awkward for filling water containers. There are two toilet blocks of a good quality with seated toilets, paper is provided but not in the actual cubicles. There are good playground facilities for children. At reception bread can be ordered and there is also a shop area selling essentials. Next to this is a bar, although this has limited opening hours. Outside is a terrace which surrounds the swimming pool. WiFi is available in the bar area at reasonable cost, I found that signal strength varied a bit but generally OK. During the low season the site accepts the ACSI discount card. Date of visit late September 2010.

Update 2022. Apparently the site is now French owned. A new restaurant has been added which seems popular with both campers and locals.

In terms of places to visit from this campsite you are almost spoilt for choice with many famous chateaux in easy travelling distance. For shopping we discovered a very nice Le Clerc supermarket near the Amboise bypass.

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