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Camping de la Grande Pâture

9.5

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General

  • 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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9.5

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100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

 

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Wide open space and nice friendly owner10/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjohnny c.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Wide open space and nice friendly owner

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike!

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New owner looks like he will make a great job of running this site08/14/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Near to town, good facilities, quiet

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Lovely spot for a stopover05/03/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJane I.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Really lovely spot for a stopover. We were the first visitors of the season so had the entire field to ourselves! A lovely gentle stroll in the evening around the two fishing lakes, the smell of freshly cut grass and no sound but the birdsong that was still going at nearly midnight :)

    Practicalities: good access to electricity & all the functional needs for the motorhome, an excellent disabled shower/toilet, didn’t use the other toilet/shower block but everything was very clean. Petrol station & small supermarket a few minutes walk along the road. Also a health centre if needed!

    Quite close to the main road so guessing could get noisier on a work day - we were there Sunday night of a Bank Holiday weekend so didn’t get any traffic disturbance at all.

    And Michael, the English site owner, is lovely and couldn’t have been more helpful! He’s not on site though so best to book in advance & contact him via his mobile - don’t just turn up on the off chance (out of high season, at least.)

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    Nothing.

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Very good value with clean facilities and a very helpful owner.05/09/2021

Reviewer's country: FranceClifford B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Large, open pitches with scattered trees. Toilets and showers spotless and plenty of hot water. Only stayed for one night but was very impressed. Easy walking distance to 2 fishing ponds and places to eat and drink. Best thing was the owner who couldn't have been more helpful...even lent me a hook-up cable to test electrics on my new van overnight! I rarely leave reviews but felt it was deserved in this case.

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Features

Coronavirus

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

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump point

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for caravans

Motorhome service point

Seasonal sites

Water hook-up points for caravans

Location

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  • 57 Rue de Vernoil, Vernantes, Maine-et-Loire, France, 49390
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 47.3924°N 0.0686°E

Directions


Signpost marked 'Camping-pêche' as it is just a few metres from the two local fishing lakes.

Local attractions

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

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.

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.

Payment

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.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.80 ($1.35) per person per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Site 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.
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