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- Peaceful, family-friendly site deep in the Loire Valley
- A 20-minute drive from Saumur; Angers and Tours an hour away
- On-site bar-restaurant; next to two fishing lakes and a supermarket
On the hunt for pastures new? With a top location and good basic amenities, Camping de la Grande Pâture has one and a half hectares of land where you can eat, drink and get up to all manner of Loire Valley larks.
Owner and manager Michael will be pleased to share his favourite local haunts, whether you fancy an afternoon at the local vineyard, are looking for tips on what to get up to in the gorgeous riverside town of Saumur (20 minutes' drive) or want the low-down on local Loire châteaux (he's particularly well-placed to fill you in on the latter, as he used to live in one a few kilometres away…).
He's also the proud proprietor of a guingette-style bar-restaurant that's open during the high season (book in advance if you're planning on eating in), so drinks and snacks are easily sorted too. And then there are the facilities – loos, hot showers, cassette disposal and a washing-up area – which are all kept in thoroughly decent nick.
This place feels remote and is superbly spacious, with a hectare and a half of well-kept green grounds to lounge about in. But it's also mere metres from off-site amenities like two fishing lakes, a small kids’ playground and a BMX track, plus a well-stocked supermarket that's around half a kilometre from base.
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Wide open space and nice friendly owner
Lovely spot for a stopover
Very good value with clean facilities and a very helpful owner.
Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests
Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided
Extra spacing in seated areas
Hand sanitising stations
Meal delivery to unit/site/outdoor seated area
Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Jumbo tent sites
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
Lake and/or mountain
Leave the car at home
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Small (11-25 sites)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for caravans
Motorhome service point
Water hook-up points for caravans
Signpost marked 'Camping-pêche' as it is just a few metres from the two local fishing lakes.
Active types (as well as those partial to a little lakeside snoozing…) have a couple of options to try out: Lac de Hommes (20 minutes' drive), an ace inflatable water park and swim zone, and Rillé Wake Park (20 minutes), where you can try your hand at wakeboarding, kneeboarding, yoga and pilates.
Once energised and ready for more, you could move on to Bourgueil (20 minutes), a historic town with an impressive Benedictine abbey and a weekly Tuesday market. There's also Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil (20 minutes), the village next door, where vineyard tours and sampling sessions beckon. If that appeals, perhaps consider adding the Combier distillery in Saumur (20 minutes) to your itinerary.
There's also much to see and do slightly further afield. Unesco-listed Fontevraud's Royal Abbey (30 minutes) houses the remains of Richard the Lionheart, making it a must-see for history fans. Zoo de la Flèche (40 minutes), where you can get a look at over 160 species, is another crowd-pleaser. On top of all that, this site is roughly equidistant between Angers and Tours (both an hour), where castles, botanical gardens, boat trips and cathedrals are yours for the taking.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and caravan|
|Arrive:||noon –||8:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11:30 a.m.|
|Arrive:||noon –||8:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11:30 a.m.|
Camping de la Grande Pâture cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
The campground/park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
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.
The remainder is payable direct to Camping de la Grande Pâture on arrival.
Hired accommodation: €50.00 ($82.84) 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.
Sites: a €20.00 ($33.13) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.
Local city tax of €0.80 ($1.35) per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkVisa
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 Grande Pâture have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Camping de la Grande Pâture dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Camping de la Grande Pâture? Active types (as well as those partial to a little lakeside snoozing…) have a couple of options to try out: Lac de Hommes (20 minutes' drive), an ace inflatable water park and … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Camping de la Grande Pâture?
Camping and caravan Arrive: noon – 8:30 p.m. Depart by: 11:30 a.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: noon – 8:30 p.m. Depart by: 11:30 a.m.