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Au Coeur de Vendôme

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General

  • Family-run site by the Loir river, a few minutes' cycle from Vendôme
  • A 15-minute drive to the lake and sandy beach of Villiers-sur-Loir
  • Canoe hire, fishing, pools, playground, games room and shop

Just a few minutes... That's your pedalling commuting time from Camping Au Cœur de Vendôme to fab old Vendôme, sitting pretty on the Loir river in the department of Loir-et-Cher.

If even this short ride seems too taxing (as well it might, you're on a lazy French holiday), it's even less faff to get onto the river from the site, by hiring a canoe to take out directly from the grounds. If that seems too taxing still, angle for peaceful fishing time along the river's edge, or settle down waterside with a picnic for splendid riverside views – and perhaps a visit from a few curious geese...

Camping Au Cœur de Vendôme is a family-friendly site a few minutes' bike ride or a short walk from Vendôme. It's 15 minutes' drive from here to the recreational lake and sandy beach of Villiers-sur-Loir, where you can get out onto the water again with the assistance of the local sailing school. And if you can't be faffed to drive? A free shuttle bus runs to Villiers in July and August.

The site has lots laid on for littlies, including a spacious playground with climbing net; a paddling pool; a games room with table football and pool, and a kids' club every summer morning where they can get messily stuck into activities, games and art sessions. A heated outdoor pool is next to the site for dips in summer; both pools are free to use for site guests.

Buy basic groceries, bread and pastries at the small site shop, or fresh local produce at the Friday market in Vendôme market or in Saint-Ouen about a kilometre away.

Please note

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.

Single-sex bookings of 10 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/06 and 31/08 (subject to weather conditions).


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7.9

Overall rating based on 14 reviews

 

71% would recommend this site to a friend.

64% would stay here again.

 

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Very good site and great place to stay for one night 04/10/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul_g167992 Confirmed

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

    Proximity to centre of Vendome is excellent - only a 3 minute walk.
    Bread and Croissants delivered to site in time for breakfast.
    Probably the flattest tent pitch we had during our month long tour of France!
    Nice riverside location to sit and watch birds after a long day on the road

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Really clean showers, and warm too :) Beautiful location next ... 15/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom helen f. Confirmed

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

    Really clean showers, and warm too :)
    Beautiful location next to the river, with a lovely open camping field
    friendly staff who were great when we arrived late
    especially liked the friendly geese who arrived as we cooked breakfast

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From the manager...

Hello
Thank you for your nice comment that makes us very happy
It's a pleasure to see you again
cordially

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Quiet, peaceful camping experience I usually have was not found here 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jane O. Confirmed

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

    Excellent site facilities
    Clean site & facilities
    Good size pitches
    Friendly & helpful site owner
    Close proximity to town & shops
    Central location for exploring surrounding area of Loire

    Disliked: 

    No swimming pool on site which was advertised so very disappointing
    Horrendous noise from nearby major road which affected ability to sleep
    Horrendous noise from adjacent building site which started at 7am each morning (building of a swimming pool)

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Good clean facilities, friendly & level, but very noisy N10 road. 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sue B. Confirmed

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

    The location was excellent for touring the area with Orlean and the Zoo being the furthest locations of around 1.30 / 1.40 hours commute. Vendome is a pretty location with a market every Friday morning - good for local produce and the occasional bag and clothes stall. Plenty of Patisseries / Boulangeries and cafes / restaurants. Town centre is around 5 minutes walk from the site. Supermarkets are within easy reach with Carrefour being the closest (with filling station), Lidl and Leclerc being nearby (Leclerc with filling station). Closing time is between 7.30 / 8.00 p.m. if you need to pick up essentials after a long journey!

    The camp site was a mixture of static caravans and glamping units on one side, with camping areas on the other. Facilities were fine and cleaned on a regular basis with the owner checking and sweeping through early in the morning and later during clean time. The camp site was level so good for all types of camping units. The staff and owners were very pleasant and spoke broken English, with a young lady on the desk with improved English skills. All very helpful.

    Disliked: 

    There is a major elevated road (N10) which runs along the back of the site. The noise levels are pretty bad, particularly at night time with lorries travelling along as the sound carries.

    The swimming pool which is advertised as part of the facilities to the site is non-existent - outside the campsite, there is major construction work being undertaken which includes replacing the swimming pool with a new complex. Once completed the complex looks to offer excellent facilities, but can't see that being within the next year. Having a swimming pool on the doorstep of the camp site was one of the deciding factors for us booking as we have children! Work on the construction site starts weekdays at 7.00 a.m.

    The camp site is quite large, but the owner likes to contain the campers in one part of the site, which means on occasion you can feel quite closed in. However, the site does seem to be used by people passing through, so there is a high level of turnover.

    WiFi available but at a charge.

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Hello
Thank you very much for your opinion which made us very happy
Thank you for your sympathy
it's a pleasure to see you again
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Convenient stopover. 23/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom olive s. Confirmed

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

    Convenient stopover.

    Disliked: 

    Price and crammed feeling of pitches.

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Friendly staff and a cheap couple of nights passing theough 15/08/2017

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

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

    Large pitches close to the river and centre of vendome

    Disliked: 

    Site is dated, and road noise at night was a pain, the pool next door had been knocked down with a new one due in 2018 so kids disappointed as the site said it was possible to swim as no pool on site, and no amendment on the sites page to say the pool was shut

From the manager...

Hello
thank you for your opinion
As for the pool, the pictures that appear on the site is a leisure base and not a swimming pool
The road, people talk about it is up to you to make the right choice when you come to our campsite. For the buildings a little obsolete as you say are entrenus and are correct
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Ideal shot stop-over. Level pitches. 14/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Carole C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Nice site right next to the river. Great for fishing. Trees for shade if needed. Short walk to town.

    Disliked: 

    Toilets not very clean with no toilet tissue. No soap or hand dryers either. Pitches not very private. Nearby swimming pool was closed.

From the manager...

Bonjour
Merci pour votre commentaire. Pour répondre sur la propreté des toilettes, le ménage est fait tous les jours par nos propres soins sauf que les gens ne sont pas du tout respectueux du ménage il faut que ce soit propre à leur arrivée mais pas à leur départ. Ils ne savent pas ce que c'est que de passer la raclette après leur douche ni de nettoyer leur sanitaire après leur passage alors oui dans ces cas- là les sanitaires ne restent pas longtemps propres !
Concernant le papier toilettes nous ne sommes pas dans l'obligation de la fournir ni le savon d'ailleurs.
Pour la piscine pensez à bien regarder sur notre site c'est la base de loisirs qui apparaît et non la piscine
Cordialement

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good site 16/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom william c. Confirmed

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

    location

    Disliked: 

    nil

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would recommend and would go again! 15/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    The resident ducks and the short walk into town, friendly staff and v clean toilets.

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We booked this last minute and loved our stay. We enjoyed the pool. 24/08/2016

christopher_m254486 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The pool was great!

    Disliked: 

    The motorway was next to the camp site so we didn't sleep very well! Had to pay for wifi.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

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

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Rue Geoffroy Martel Vendôme, Loir-et-Cher, France, 41100
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 47.7918°N 1.0767°E

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Local attractions

This Loire valley and Touraine region is crammed with old architecture, lush vineyards and jaw-droppingly stunning châteaux within easy day trip distance – or you could just travel around by foot or bike for river strolls, picnics, fishing or hiking the many trails of the Vendômois.

Vendôme is the third biggest town in the Loir-et-Cher department and one of France's designated towns of art and history. There's stacks to see around its medieval centre, such as the former castle of the Vendôme counts, overlooking the town; the 11th-century abbey, also housing the town museum, and half-timbered houses aplenty in the town centre.

As you're in the Loire valley, châteaux trips should also be in abudance: at your day trip disposal are famed French piles such as the Château de Blois, about 40 minutes' drive away, and the Château de Chaumont, Château de Chambord and the Château d'Amboise, all within about 50 minutes.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.m.

Au Coeur de Vendôme cancellation policy

No penalties

Group bookings of 10 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Hired accommodation: €240.00 (£210.29) 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.

Tax

Local eco/city tax of €0.39 (£0.35) per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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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.
Unsupervised minors must have a letter of authorisation from their parents or legal guardian.

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 must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
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.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The grocery shop is open between 17/04 and 03/11.
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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €240.00 (£210.29) 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 €60.00 (£53.09) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
Group bookings of 10 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.
Single-sex bookings of 10 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not 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.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Pool
Some facilities require the wearing of swim caps.
Swimsuits are obligatory and swimming shorts or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/06 and 31/08 (subject to weather conditions).

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 €0.39 (£0.35) per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

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