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- Quiet family-friendly site on the banks of the Essonne river
- An hour and 20 minutes' drive from Paris and 35 from Fontainebleau
- Clean and modern amenities including disabled facilities
About 10 seconds... That's how long it'll take once you set foot on the grounds of Camping Ile de Boulancourt to spy reasons aplenty why gratified guests return to this splendid site again and again: this handsome and family-friendly site is on the banks of the Essonne river, surrounded by woodland paths, trails and waterways for cyclists, hikers, strollers and eagle-eyed wildlife watchers.
The spectacular forest of Fontainebleau (horse riders and climbers, this is where you saddle or buckle up) is an easy 35 minutes' drive away and the forest, wetland and biosphere reserve of the Fontainebleau et du Gâtinais is within about 20 minutes. Also splendidly, the site's setting in the Seine-et-Marne countryside is about an hour and 20 minutes from magnifique Paris by car, or just under an hour and a half via the RERD train from nearby Malesherbes.
Ile de Boulancourt is a beaut and peaceful place, with grassy areas, tree-lined paths, gardens, and colourful flowers and shrubs. You can fish in the Essonne river that runs through the site, or (and?) settle down for a picnic at one of the riverside tables, or just find your own solitary spot for riverside or tree-shaded daydreaming. Bikes are available for hire if you want to explore the surrounding woodland.
The site also has a spacious court for pétanque, prettily set among flowers; a roomy playground on sand, and a games room with sofa for reading and general lounging. Covering the practicalities, the modern amenities are mightily cleanly kept, and include showers and toilets with disabled access, as well as a drying room and a washing-up area.
A well-equipped kitchen is at guests' disposal for food prep: pick up basics a couple of minutes' walk away in Boulancourt village, or drive the 10 minutes or so to the shops and restaurants of Malesherbes. Barbecues and campfires are both allowed on site.
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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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Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
A very pleasant, peaceful and beautiful site.
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
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Medium (26-50 pitches)
The fab forest of Fontainebleau within easy day trip distance is famed as the former hunting ground of French royalty because of its setting close to Paris. It's been a popular and legendary French spot for centuries, known for its rock formations and boulders as well as its gorges, hills and wildlife: pick up some forest info nearby in Fontainebleau town to ponder over what you might like to see.
Fontainebleau has plenty of climbing routes to tackle, horse riding and mountain biking trails, and over 300 kilometres of waymarked trails to explore. The Franchard gorges, Apremont rock formations and La Solle hills are a few of the sights to look out for on your travels, while keeping a keen eye out too for forest wildlife such as rabbits, woodpeckers, deer and wild boar. (Lit fans may also like to know that Fontainebleau was the forested setting for the loved-up wanders of Sir Percy and Margeurite St Just in The Scarlet Pimpernel; bringing a copy along on your forest trip is much recommended.)
Just outside Fontainebleau town, the splendid Château de Fontainebleau is also much recommended: this UNESCO World Heritage Site was first a medieval castle and then a royal residence, home to French royalty for centuries. A museum on the ground floor covers the time when one Napoleon resided here for a spell too.
To reach Paris, take the train from Malesherbes to arrive at Paris Gare de Lyon in under an hour and a half. Trains back depart from Gare de Lyon every hour.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||7:30 p.m.|
Camping Ile de Boulancourt cancellation policy
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.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Local eco/city tax of €0.35 (£0.32) per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer