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- Family-friendly site on an island in the Loire with stunning views
- A 10-minute walk from the centre of La Charité-sur-Loire
- Handy stopover on long canoe trips and Loire à Velo bike rides
Heading off for a Burgundy break? Bagging a berth on the banks of the Loire would be a most excellent idea. But take your riverside stays to the next level and settle on an island right there in the middle of the mighty river – how’s that for extra holiday points (or bragging rights, if you like)?
This novel experience can be had at Camping de la Saulaie, which takes its castaways to the island of Fauborg and gives them views of La Charité-sur-Loire, the medieval town 10 minutes’ walk away from the site (the island is linked to the mainland via road bridge on both sides – no need to start fashioning your own raft to source supplies).
Folk stop by here with many diverse activities in mind: it’s a handy stopping point for those making a long pilgrimage on the St James’s Way, pedalling along the Loire à Velo bike route or paddling canoes along the river. And it’s also most welcoming to those with less ambitious plans that mainly involve château visits, gentle strolls and in-depth examination of the local cheese and wine offerings.
Whatever plans you have for the days, nights will be spent at a family-friendly site that welcomes travelling dogs and has a play area and games room for the entertainment of les enfants. Strolling into town for dinner is a cinch, but if you’d rather make the most of your island setting you’re equally welcome to set up a barbecue for a self-cooked dinner.
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Great location and good facilities
Lovely stay, thanks.
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Schöner Platz in toller Gegend. Service sehr freundlich.
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Lake and/or mountain
No hot water
No potable water point
No running water
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Large (51-200 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Full hook-up sites
Water hook-up points for tourers
Feeling active (but not quite so active as to set out on one of the long-distance options)? Set out for more easily achievable walks in the Bois de Raveau (15 minutes’ drive), Forêt de Bertranges (20 minutes) or the Forêt de Poiseux (half an hour), or hire canoes a few minutes’ walk from the site to paddle as far as you feel able along the river.
It’s worth strolling around La Charité-sur-Loire, too – the town’s church and priory are UNESCO-listed, and the historic centre is famed for the booksellers, illustrators and bookbinders squirrelled away among the medieval ramparts.
The Loire Valley staples of châteaux and wineries are in plentiful supply around here: for the former, head to Château Grand’Cour, Château des Bordes or Château de Pesselières, all of which are within a 20-minute drive. Follow up by making the 25-minute drive north to the wineries strewn along the river near Sancerre to select a bottle or few to take back for sundowners on site.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
Camping de la Saulaie cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Hired accommodation: €300.00 ($485.75) 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.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
Local tax of €0.66 ($1.10) at least age 18 doesn't apply.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
- Does Camping de la Saulaie have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Camping de la Saulaie dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Camping de la Saulaie? Feeling active (but not quite so active as to set out on one of the long-distance options)? Set out for more easily achievable walks in the Bois de Raveau (15 minutes’ drive), … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Camping de la Saulaie?
Camping and touring Arrive: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: noon On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.