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Hi All

 

I'm looking for a bit of advice on what area caters for my needs better.

 

My situation:

 

First time taking the caravan abroad with my family- 2 kids aged 8 and 5. I have booked my ferry from Dover to Dunkirk for last week in July/ First in August just need to decide what region to visit. I think I've narrowed the choice down to either the Loire valley area or further east towards Jura.

I have been to Loire Valley years ago with my parents but that was back in the early 90's.

Could any of you guys help with advice in which area would suit my needs best.

 

Thanks in advance!

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Jura is beautiful. ...but if you have kids, to me a no-brainer, of the Loire anyday.

 

geoff

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With kids that age and if you like smaller sites but with a few facilities, somewhere like le Chant D'Oiseau near Saumur in Loire may fit the bill. The group meals are fantastic as are the English hosts

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If your children are going to confine you to a big campsite with swimming pools then either of your choices will do.

 

If they will allow you to visit towns, chateaux and gardens then the Loire has it.

 

If they can cycle canal towpaths then I'd look at Burgundy, and when they can walk well I'd go to the Alps.

 

And if they want buckets and spades on a beach then it's the west coast.

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www. camping-cheverny. com

 

We stayed on the above site travelling South and then on the way home, it has everything

a young family would need.

 

High Season you would be advised to reserve a pitch.

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How about http://www. campingchantepie. com/en/

Great site and near Saumur. They organise things for the children in the holidays. It is a quiet site with a good facilities.

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Sadly no van anymore but 35 years was a good run

John

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Jslocks. ...not to mention all the fantastic fellow caravanners you meet on site !!!

Very true. Seeing them again appears to be a problem though!!!!! B)

Sadly no van anymore but 35 years was a good run

John

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Thanks folks really appreciate the advice.

 

Loire looks like best choice. As I said I stayed there back in 92 at le moulin fort and it has to be one of the best holiday I had as a kid!

 

We were going to try allicourts but it's already full! Short listed these sites for loire:

 

http://www. camping-cheverny. com/

 

And

http://www. chateau-de-chanteloup. mobi/

 

Cheverny would be handy as my son is tin tin draft and marlin spike hall is based on the chateau!

 

Problem is we came across this site in Jura and fell in love!

 

http://www. chalain. com/uk/camping-village-jura-site-officiel. php?testnavigateur=no

 

Decisions decisions!

Add http://www. chateau-de-chanteloup. mobi/ to my list now too!

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We stayed at Vallee des Vignes near Saumur a couple of years ago and I'd recommend both the site and the surrounding area. It's a good site run by an English couple and it has all the usual amenities like swimming pool, etc and it also boasts very generously sized pitches. There are lots of places to interest young and old alike in the Loire valley in my opinion.

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