Book and review 8,683 holiday parks and campsites in the UK, Europe and the Americas

Feefo service rating

Château des Marais

8.4

This site does not currently take bookings here on Pitchup.com.
Find nearby sites with availability…

If you are the owner of this site, start taking bookings through Pitchup.com by adding your business details.

General

  • Well-equipped site in the Loire Valley Region
  • Swim throughout the year in the indoor or outdoor swimming pool
  • Ninety minutes from Paris

A site with 'chateau' in the name is likely to be near a few castles. And so it comes to pass at Le Château des Marais: it's in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Châteaux of the Loire Valley and so has plenty of old piles to see all around.

Le Château des Marais is also about 100 metres from the Loire river (we spy dips) and half a kilometre from the royal hunting ground of Chambord Park, the biggest enclosed forest in Europe.

Hunters were here too years back, as the site was once a hunting property... these days it's a 14-hectare, well-equipped holiday park surrounded by a scenic forest. There's plenty to kick back at and do after a long day getting envious at les châteaux: indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, a Turkish bath and a solarium with deckchairs; we spy sinking into/snoozing over a book...

There are four amenities blocks, each with a laundry and baby-changing facilities. The site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as takeaway, and there's also a bar and a grocery store.


Arrive:
Depart: (2 nights)
Party:

Edit…

Click/tap once to select your first day, and again for your departure day.


Booking as a group?

Reviews

8.4

Overall rating based on 21 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

 
  • 10 47%
  • 9 4%
  • 8 33%
  • 7 4%
  • 6 0%
  • 5 0%
  • 4 0%
  • 3 0%
  • 2 9%
  • 1 0%

More ratings

Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Show me reviews by:
Sort by:
Staying in:
Original language of review:

Only showing reviews for last 18 months.

Reset filters
Default avatar

Would not stay here again 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Willem W. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Our granddaughter loved th pool
    The surrounding area is lovely

    Disliked: 

    Insufficient toilet and shower facilities
    Inadequate rubbish disposal and collection
    Horrible tags we were forced to wear round our wrists
    Necessity to input code both to enter and exit the camp
    Lack of charm and atmosphere
    High price for poor service

Overall
2
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)
Default avatar

Nice site with warm vibe, good facilities and pool layout for the kids 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Neil B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lazy river,
    Friendly restaurant,
    Nice large grassy play area in the middle of the site,
    Bouncy castle,
    Clean toilet blocks,
    Friendly atmosphere.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really.

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Default avatar

Good facilities but a little over priced 11/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karl B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great swimming pools for children.

    Disliked: 

    Very busy

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

High end site with excellent facilities 10/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom james_g265760 Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This is a 5* site for a reason - big pitches, good facilities. We stayed there in a static caravan two summers in a row 5/6 years ago when the kids were much smaller, and now aged 10 and 11 they were keen to go back. We camped this time, 3 nights on the way back from a bigger touring trip. There are a lot of families with young kids but also plenty for tweens and teens to do. It's now been taken over by Sandaya and is maybe a touch more corporate than it used to be, but still basically the same. Excellent (though busy) pool area which is now heated, lots of open space and onsite bar/restaurant/take away. In general a bit expensive but not excessively so. The village is also really nice and you can paddle/swim in the Loire 10-15 mins walk away.

    Disliked: 

    Not much to dislike, although if you want an authentic French feel to your holiday this isn't the place to go as it's probably 80-90% Brits and Dutch, with Germans and French making up the rest.

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Default avatar

Der Pool Die Sportgeräte Die bikes zum ausleihen 08/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Germany Claudia K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Der Pool
    Die Sportgeräte
    Die bikes zum ausleihen

    Disliked: 

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

Lovely site with great pitches. 05/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom richard_s280171 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The campsite is lovely. Large pitches and definitely recommend paying extra for the pitches with fridge, table etc. The pool is great kids loved it and staff are lovely.

    Disliked: 

    Weather.. it rained all week.

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Default avatar

Der Campingplatz an sich war gut ausgestattet, sauber und in ... 02/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Germany Lisa Z. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Der Campingplatz an sich war gut ausgestattet, sauber und in Ordnung - jedoch war der Betreiber sehr unfreundlich.

    Disliked: 

    Es wurde mit Drohnen gefilmt - auch im Badebereich - ohne ein Einverständnis einzuholen. Auch nach "Beschwerden" wurde weiter gefilmt - wollte man nicht auf dem Film sein, musste man Bereiche weitläufig meiden. Dies geschah zum Zeitpunkt unseres Aufenthaltes für Werbeaufnahmen. Ich bin mir auch nicht sicher, ob dies rechtmäßig ist.

    Generell war der Campingplatz auch überteuert im Vergleich zu andern Campingplätzen der gleichen Kategorien in der Umgebung.

Overall
2
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
(No rating)
Default avatar

Generally good and clean. 01/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Bryony M. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff were wonderful. Site was good and generally clean. Pitches OK but quite tight for larger motorhomes.

    Disliked: 

    Pools very cold. No dog walking areas. Kids Club was supposed to be from 2 - 5 pm but only started at 4 pm. We purchased drinks at the bar and wanted to order food but were told that we couldn't do so at the bar and had to go to the restaurant section. However, we weren't then allowed to take our drinks with us even though it is in the same building!

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Default avatar

Would recommend this site, especially for families 23/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jayne D. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very well kept,attractive site. Generous pitch sizes with good shade. Good facilities for tourers. Fabulous pool complex.Helpful,friendly staff.Excellent location for visiting attractions in the area and walking distance from a village with shops and restaurants.

    Disliked: 

    Mixed showers.Floors of shower areas left wet and not attended to as frequently as other sites we've stayed at. Confusion about pool closing times - 3 different times posted in different places! On site restaurants quite pricey.

Overall
8
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi
Default avatar

Great site overall. Comfortable and good security 15/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Brian D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced grass pitch (premium)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Position, pools and flat pitches with facilities. General cleanliness and tidiness. Poole area excellent.

    Disliked: 

    Shower doors did not close or not lockable properly in some blocks. No hot water one morning. Shop food rather expensive. Pitch grass could be cut a little more regularly.

Overall
10
Location
Value for money
Accommodation
Facilities/activities
Customer service
Child friendliness
Cleanliness
Wifi

Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Pétanque

Play area

Take away

Teens' club

Tennis

TV room

Waterslide

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Gastronomic delight

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Location

[[ campsite.name ]] [[ place.name ]]
  • 27 Rue de Chambord Muides-sur-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, France, 41500
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 47.6658°N 1.5285°E

Directions


The campsite is 1.5 hours from Paris, halfway between Tours and Orléans. On the A10 Paris-Bordeaux in the direction of Orléans take Exit 16, signposted Mer - Chambord and follow the direction to Chambord.
The closest train stations are Mer (7km) and Blois (20km).
Le Château des Marais is situated 45 minutes from Tours international airport.

Local attractions

The Loire Valley is of course famed worldwide for its châteaux and lush green gardens as well as its landscape, and Le Château des Marais is well set as a base to explore the worldwide-famed châteaux, lush green gardens and wide landscapes of the Loire Valley.

Blois, Beauregard, Chaumont and Chenonceau are excellent châteaux to see in the region and all are easily accessible from the site; also take time for a canoe trip or boat ride along the Loire river, a spot of fishing from its banks, and taking off into the countryside for some French wildlife watching and village hopping.

This is – mais oui – wine country too, with many a wine trail around, and a place filled with cuisine culture: pack the picnic basket with local cheese, fish, saffron, honey and – mais oui – a bottle or two of Loire Valley vino.

Close

Report a problem

Reason:
Your claim is being sent…

Close

Contact Château des Marais


Close

Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
Your dog must be tattooed and microchipped.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Entertainment and activities are available between 10/07 and 27/08.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 20/05 and 08/09.
The grocery shop is open between 05/05 and 09/09.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The sauna (and/or hammam) is open between 14/04 and 09/09.
The wellness centre is open between 14/04 and 09/09.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €300.00 (£255.42) 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.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of €80.00 (£68.11) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 13 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.
The indoor swimming pool is open between 16/04 and 09/09.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 02/05 and 09/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. between 28/08 and 26/06.
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. between 27/06 and 27/08.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
Local eco/city tax of €0.55 (£0.47) per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Close