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Camping Du Val De Braye

7.5

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General

  • Large site a few minutes' walk from the centre of Bessé-sur-Braye
  • Close to châteaux and an hour's drive from Tours and the Loire river
  • Two swimming pools, tennis courts, playground, pétanque court and café

Well now, here’s a place that’ll make the eyes of your water babies light up in glee (and those of your water teens and your water grownups, for that matter). A heated outdoor pool, an indoor pool, a waterslide, a hot tub and a kids’ pool – family-friendly Camping du Val de Braye has gone all out to ensure hours of entertainment for the aquatically inclined.

But the watery pursuits don’t end there – trot down to the edge of the site and you’ll encounter the banks of the Braye river, where sunny or shaded nooks beckon for fishing folks and those in search of a quiet corner for snoozing, book reading or picnicking (ask at reception for details of how to obtain the appropriate licence for fishing; feel free to doze/read/snack at will).

There's a good lot of stuff away from the poolside too, including a pétanque court, tennis court, table tennis and playground, along with organised activities for kids in high season. Summertime socials stretch on into the evening at the on-site café, where you can gather with fellow guests for themed meals and other entertainment.

The café’s also the place for convenient drinks, snacks and meals during the the day – either in the cosy confines or on the terrace as the weather decrees. You can also pick up the necessaries at the mini market (including daily stashes of fresh bread) or wander the few minutes to Bessé-sur-Braye; don’t miss the market if you’re in town on a Saturday.


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7.5

Overall rating based on 8 reviews

 

75% would recommend this site to a friend.

63% would stay here again.

 

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Beautiful relaxing site with huge level pitches & clean facilities. 08/21/2018

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

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Beautiful site, quite, peaceful, surrounded by trees. Very Relaxing. The tent pitches are huge! The staff were lovely and the toilets & showers were always very clean. The indoor wash up area was great and wonderful to have Hot water for washing the pots!
    Highly recommend this campsite & we will be back next summer.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet roll ran out in the loos so had to use own!
    The swimming pools are great but you can't sunbathe around the pool & watch the kids in it. There is a grass area below the pool where you have to sunbathe.
    Wifi was rubbish!

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Quiet, fab swimming pool for kids. 08/19/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrea W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Quiet, fab swimming pool for kids.

    Disliked: 

    Need updated bigger playground!

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None of it 08/18/2018

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    None of it

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    Arrived at site around 4 stated on door open till 6 for booking in .walked through gate to find someone found owner in bar pissed with his mates. showed me a pitch and told me to go to reception in the morning to book in. The swimming pool is not on site it is next door we stayed the night and left the next morning shocking customer service.

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If you like a holiday relaxed and free this is for you! And great valu 08/17/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sean B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    The relaxed atmosphere owner was very relaxed and helpful and trusting to guests always polite and happy! Also the children were able to play freely with each other including the French kids, so they enjoyed the time too! As it’s their holiday also! Rather than sat in a campervan looking at their parents for inspiration!! All in all relaxed,enjoyable,clean,friendly
    Great holiday!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing all great!

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It's ok for a night or two the pool is ... 08/15/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Geoffrey L. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    It's ok for a night or two the pool is next door so it done belong to the site the guy who running it is a bit unorganized when you pay he not sure how many nights you have you have to tell him, nice little village to go and get bread etch plus a super u is five mins in a car

    Disliked: 

    Could be cleaner wifi not working

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Fantastic municipal site with great pool next door which get free use 08/14/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tracy H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Friendly welcome! Clean facilities, good location.

    Disliked: 

    The embarrassing English children (not ours) running riot around site across other people's pitches through toilet block basically being a real nuisance Kate into evening.

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La tranquillité du lieu, les grands emplacements 08/19/2018

Reviewer's country: France emmanuelle f. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    La tranquillité du lieu, les grands emplacements

    Disliked: 

    L air de jeux en plein soleil

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Camping qui mérite une étoile de plus! 08/16/2018

Reviewer's country: France PHILIPPE C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Camping très sympa, emplacements spacieux et bien délimités par des haies.
    Sanitaires modernes et hyper propres!
    Accès gratuit à la piscines municipale.
    Très bon accueil, patron très sympa.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Pétanque

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Waterslide

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Full hook-up sites

Motorhome service point

Seasonal sites

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking 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

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Pub campground

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Location

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  • 25, Rue du Val de Braye, Bessé-sur-Braye, Sarthe, France, 72310
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 47.8321°N 0.7524°E

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Local attractions

This is château country. The nearest is Château de Courtanvaux, a few minutes’ drive away. Here you can ramble through the rose garden or wander through the woods; kids activities run in summer and there’s also a geocaching course through the grounds.

If that’s inspired you to seek further châteaux, it’ll take you 15 minutes or so to drive to Château de Poncé, an ornate place with a particularly carved ceiling over its staircase. If you're willing to venture a little further afield, you’re about an hour away from the châteaux that line the banks of the Loire: Tours, Blois and Azay-le-Rideau being some of the faves.

Kid-friendly activities nearby include Beaumarchais Reserve zoo (45 minutes’ drive, with a safari train ride when you get there), horse and pony riding in the Vendôme forest half an hour away, and canoeing on the Loire river from Tours.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  Anytime

Camping Du Val De Braye cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

Sites: a €20.00 ($34.08) 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 €0.22 ($0.37) per person per night at least age 18 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.

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
Entertainment and activities are available between 01/07 and 31/08.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

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.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. between 08/07 and 19/08.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. between 31/03 - 07/07 and 20/08 - 27/10.

Sites
Sites: a €20.00 ($34.08) deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure when returning the gate badge/barrier pass/toilet keys.

Pool
Swimsuits are required and cut-offs or Bermuda shorts are not permitted.

General
The bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/05 and 15/09.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

General
The grocery shop is open between 15/06 and 15/09.

Pool
The indoor swimming pool is open between 02/01 and 30/12.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Pool
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/06 and 30/09 (subject to weather conditions).

General
The sauna (and/or hammam) is open between 02/01 and 30/12.

Dogs
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.

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

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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