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- Next to the Loire river, surrounded by vineyards
- Close to the AOC wine and 300 wineries of Sancerre
- Shop, bike rental, playground, free wifi and motorhome service point
Next to the waters of the Loire, surrounded by vineyards and in a region of long bike rides through green French countryside… park yourself at Camping Les Portes de Sancerre for a cracking Cher department time.
This family-friendly site has easy access to Loire river cycle trails (if you haven't brought your bike you can hire one on site), as well as to the AOC Sancerre wine region and historical highlights like Aubigny-sur-Nère, Nevers, French pilgrimage routes and the local medieval town of Saint-Satur. Department capital Bourges is about 45 kilometres away.
A shop and bakery are 600 metres from the site and the local shopping centre is a kilometre and a half away. A public pool, available for a small charge, and a tennis sports centre are within 300 metres.
On-site facilities include a small shop, a playground, a pétanque court and a ping pong table. There's also a motorhome service point, free wifi and a toilet and shower block.
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
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Excellent site in a good location. Popular and well-appointed.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Leave the car at home
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Large (51-200 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
Take the A6 past Nemours, then take the A77 and exit at junction 24. From there take the D4 towards Sancerre. Crossing the Loire, take the first right after the bridge and continue until you reach the campsite.
History first? Local medieval town Saint-Satur is a kilometre from Sancerre, a village built up around a medieval castle and still with centuries-old houses in its Old Town.
Within about 22 kilometres from Saint-Satur are La Charite-sur-Loire and the Abbey Church of Notre-Dame, once one of the wealthiest monasteries in France and now a UNESCO world heritage site as one of the places on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela.
Another historical option is Aubigny-sur-Nère, the French town with Scottish and Stuart connections that still celebrates its French-Scot alliance on Bastille Day. You could also have a look at Nevers, dating back to Roman times and with a spectacular Ducal Palace and Place de la République.
And then biking… among the many Loire Valley cycle routes is the 11-kilometre ride from Sancerre to Couargues to Pouilly-sur-Loire, past the Sancerre vineyards and with spectacular views over the Loire valley over to the woodland of Puysay in the distance.
And then wine? Over 300 vineyards are in the area in and around Sancerre, covering a few thousands hectares of hills. Several of them have wine caves where visitors can stop to try and buy the wines; if you're in the region to pick up some French vino, make the wine centre of the Maison des Sancerre an early stop.
The wine regions of Pouilly-sur-Loire and Menetou Salon are also close by.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||12 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
|Arrive:||4 p.m. –||9 p.m.|
Reception is unmanned after 7pm. Please call the site/park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email if you are arriving after this time.
Camping Les Portes de Sancerre cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Camping Les Portes de Sancerre will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.
Hired accommodation: €300 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Local eco/city tax of €0.35 per person over the age of 17 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkAmerican Express