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nightmare Sun 23-Jan-05 09:01:17

We have a found a Eurocamp however it is soldout .Can you use or pay to use the kids clubs even though you are not with Eurocamps?
Has anybody been to Les Sablons in the Languedoc?

happymerryberries Sun 23-Jan-05 09:03:59

Don't know about Eurocamp, but you can't at Canvas or Keycamp.

However, does the camp have it's own kidsclub? lLots of French sites do, but they will be run mostly in French, even though you may well have a good few Brits taking part.

happymerryberries Sun 23-Jan-05 09:05:54

Looks as if they do,

This is their website

Turn down the volume! I almost got blasted! Looks great btw

nightmare Sun 23-Jan-05 10:22:02

Thanks happymerryberries.
what are the french mobile homes like they look worse than the Eurocamp,Canvas,Keycamps?

Hulababy Sun 23-Jan-05 10:28:13

Also have a look at Vacansoliel . There use mobile homes very much like Eurocamp ones.

happymerryberries Sun 23-Jan-05 10:30:48

I've never stayed in one, but they look fab from the outside. In sites I have been to they also have a raised eating area outside the main door. IYSWIM.

I'd be astounded if they were of a lower standard. The French take camping /caravaning very seriously and expect facilities to be excellent. I bet it is the same of the caravans as well.

crunchie Mon 14-Feb-05 14:46:30

OK I'll use this camping thread rather than starting another!!

Nightmare, BTW I know you can't use the kids clubs unless you are with the company that you came with. Sorry

However I just wondered about sites in the Loire? Has anyone been. I am looking at the Chateau de Marais in Chambord. In the Whitsun week.

AuntyQuated Mon 14-Feb-05 15:45:30

i am doing this at the minute pia
everyhting booked up, ferries a nightmare, some sites seem to have better caravns than keycamp et al

AuntyQuated Mon 14-Feb-05 15:47:16

look at this - lots of new vans

crunchie Mon 14-Feb-05 15:47:36

I'm looking at Eurocamp/Keycamp as we went with them last year and the kids clubs were my dd's fave bit. Whitsun week isn't so bad, but I want to book and dh wants to wait for a last minute deal!!

Slinky Mon 14-Feb-05 15:52:09


My friend went to Chambord (I think with Keycamp) last summer and had a fab time! She did a Twin Holiday with Chambord and Pierrefitte - and much preferred Chambord as it was a lot quieter and felt safer for the kids to have a bit of freedom.

We're off to Saumur (with Eurocamp) in July - did this last year and had a great time! The Loire is really lovely and there is loads to do in the area.

As an aside, definately can't use the Eurocamp/Keycamp Kids Club unless you are staying with them.

PiccadillyCircus Mon 14-Feb-05 15:55:23

We're going to the Chambord site at the beginning of June. We're first time campers and looking forward to it very much

mrsflowerpot Mon 14-Feb-05 16:03:04

we went to Les Marais at Chambord a couple of years ago, it's lovely. Very pretty and quiet, nice bar/restaurant/takeaway, brilliant pool complex if it's warm enough - one of the pools is undercover though so you should be fine, we were in September. Don't know how old your kids are but it's a great area for cycling and walking, the site hires out bikes etc. You're right on the edge of the Chateau de Chambord estate which is lovely.

It's on our list for 'return holidays' if that's any help.

crunchie Mon 14-Feb-05 16:04:05

PC are you going the whitsun week? We are looking at arriving 28/29 May for a week.

Thanks Slinky my criteria was a park, with kids clubs and waterslides!! Last year we did Le Clayrs Plage in St Jean de Monts and it was great, but I fancied the Loire this time (shorter drive)

Could you ask your friend one silly question. SOme campsites in France don'thave proper toilet seats (loos are without them) does this one have seats??

crunchie Mon 14-Feb-05 16:04:50

Mrsf, Toliet seats??

Kids are 4 and 6

Slinky Mon 14-Feb-05 16:08:06


Just looked in the Eurocamp brochure - it says toilets are "standard" so yes, they'll have seats. "Continental" are the ones where you have to "pee and aim"

mrsflowerpot Mon 14-Feb-05 16:08:11

not sure about the toilet/shower blocks as we were in a mobile home so we didn't use them apart from using the washing machines in the same blocks. Everything was spotless though.

mrsflowerpot Mon 14-Feb-05 16:11:34

yes, just realised what you meant, they are standard toilets, i do remember that much.

crunchie Mon 14-Feb-05 16:12:34

Ah but it said standard in the one we went last year, and they were 'standard' but still no seats!!!

Slinky Mon 14-Feb-05 16:15:15

Ah I see - actually thinking about it, I don't think I've seen any in France that actually have the seat bit.

crunchie Mon 14-Feb-05 16:19:21

So you have to squat or get a cold bum It was my only critism of a great holiday last year, so I just thought I'd ask

Anyway I am still trying to get dh to confirm if he'll be able to do that week. he works Fri eve and Sat and maynot be able to get the time off

Cod Mon 14-Feb-05 16:20:43

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lilibet Mon 14-Feb-05 16:21:09

Crunchie, we've been to the Loire several times but not to the campsite at Chambord. The site at Fierbois is fantastic, last year we went to the campsite neat Blois, which was too quiet for us as we have a 16 year old, but would be great if your children were younger.

Slinky Mon 14-Feb-05 16:21:53


My house is 2 minutes from the beach - can see the beach from my bedroom - so to go all the way to France for the beach is a bit like a "busmans holiday" for us!

We spend the rest of the summer holidays down at the beach here anyway

crunchie Mon 14-Feb-05 16:24:12

Of course that is an issue, but i means the pool is more important. Also as we go earlier it is not so hot, so full beach days are not always great. Sand gets everywhere!!

We like bike rides, reading books, chilling and letting the kids play with friends (also drinking wine etc) so somewhere smallish tends to be safer, but the girls do love the kids clubs, so that is almost our No1 Criteria.

We went to St Jean de Monts last year and that was fab. Great beaches but also a fab waterpark (Atlantic toboggon) where we spent a full day.

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