CosyCamp

Europe France Auvergne Haute-Loire

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Good walks nearby
Real riverside camping on the banks of the beautiful and historic Loire

Picture the scene; a French summer’s evening at dusk, the heady scent of wild herbs and flowers lingering in the soothing air, a glass of chilled Chenin blanc in hand and the gentle lapping of the nearby river soundtracking this idyllic scene. Throw into this picture an array of quirky accommodation options alongside plenty of pitches for traditional tent camping and you have one seriously super, luxury campsite.

Opened in May 2013, Le Cosy Camp has already become one of the Loire Valley’s best eco-sites (and indeed one of the best glamping sites in France). Occupying an enviable riverside location in the picturesque village of Chamalières-sur-Loire, this is a place positively charged with history – the most evident example being the 12th-century Roman church. Surrounding the peaceful villages which adorn the lush valley floor are highland plateaus and rocky gorges which attract no end of walkers and enthusiasts of all things outdoors. You can hike, bike, trek or climb your way around this unspoilt, under explored region of Central France. Ask on site for routes and rental prices.  

With safari and Canadian tents, gypsy caravans and treehouses to choose from, it really doesn’t matter where you decide to lay your head. The main draw, however, is still the wonderful riverside surroundings and the more back-to-basics atmosphere of the place. Campfires on the terrace draw families together every evening – inevitably culminating in a mountain of molten marshmallows – while the ‘no-vehicles in the camping area’ rule means little ones are safe to run wild without much supervision. It’s just another little sign that your considerate hosts have designed the site with relaxation in mind. From the various gardens (flower, vegetable, orchard, botanical garden, labyrinth, even a ‘garden of  fragrances’), to the onsite bird sanctuaries and wellness centre a stay at Le Cosy Camp will definitely recharge the batteries.

Details

Facilities

63 camping pitches, 1 gypsy caravan, 2 tree houses, 10 safari lodges, 10 canadian tents and 5 cottages. 2 shower/toilet blocks (one is heated during cooler season). Laundry. Baby-changing facilities. Electrical hookups. Heated outdoor swimming-pool and paddling pool. Fishing equipment can be rented onsite. Campfires in designated area in the evening.

Suitable For

Tents, caravans, vaccinated pets, large groups – yes.

Nearby

The picturesque village of Chamalières sur Loire and its Roman 12th century church are well worth a visit. The Loire Valley also has several castles to explore. Besides the countless river-based activities to whet your whistle, the region is brimming with lots of other outdoor pursuits to entertain. There's a rock climbing site in Chamalières sur Loire while for the more intrepid, Via-ferrata des Juscles in Pertuis is 19km from the site. Les Ravins de Corboeuf, known as "Le Petit Colorado de l'Auvergne", is a geological curiosity of coloured clays. There's also a leisure park in Neyrial, Yssingeaux, (17km away) with quad bikes, trampolines, mini-golf and archery amongst other activities. The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Annunciation of Puy-en-Velay, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is also well worth a visit.

Food & Drink

An onsite snack bar serves up simple, locally dishes. Organic and Fairtrade products are used whenever possible. There's also a daily specials menu dinner and the likes of "pancake family party", plus beef burgers from the grill. Special breakfasts and picnics can be arranged by request. There are many local markets during the day and in the evening in the summer. 3 bar/restaurants in Chamalières sur Loire boasts 3 bars and restaurants while Le Puy en Velay has several places to sample the vino.

Opening Times

Start of March – early October.

The Owner Says

When we opened CosyCamp in 2013, we had a dream : create a different place, stylish, comfortable, natural & ecological. CosyCamp offers a unique glamping holiday experience in a wild park of 4 ha with no car. Eco friendly, botanical gardens, quiet, simple pleasures, “back to the basics”...

We are installed on the banks of the Loire, in a beautiful landscape of gorges. We propose large pitches of 100 to 200 m². But you can also rest in stylish decorated safari lodges, tree houses, or in an authentic wood and canvas tent. Or maybe will you choose the Gypsy caravan or the luxury cottage ?

We have a big family room where you will find bar, restaurant, TV corner, library, board games & wooden games : this is a place to relax, meet, play, read, listen to music..

You will also enjoy the heated outdoor pools and our cosy indoor pool with water jets..

At night fall, we organize a campfire with “norway candles. CosyCamp is a friendly-sized nature campsite. We seek authenticity, exchange and conviviality. You are welcome with your children, a fun play area has been created for them…

CosyCamp is located in the sunny southern part of Auvergne, less than 1 hour 15 minutes  from Lyon. Our picturesque village of Chamalières-sur-Loire attracts holidaymakers for its tranquility and serenity. It charms nature lovers, hikers, fishermens and mushroom pickers. Chamalières-sur-Loire also fascinates roman art fans. The villager is huddled around a Roman church of the twelfth century Classified as a historic monument

In the surroundings, you will discover the outstanding medieval environment : Le Puy en Velay (Unesco World Heritage), the first castles of the Loire,…recharge yourself at Mont Jerbier de Jonc (source of the Loire), discover the impressive landscape of gorges of the Loire by canoe (arrivals in front of your accommodation !) and enjoy the greenway for the cycling.

The equestrian center is at the entrance of CosyCamp.

Accommodation

Grassy pitches with electricity, some with an outdoor kitchen.

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Location

Contact CosyCamp, Les Ribes, 43800 Chamalières-sur-Loire , Haute-Loire, Auvergne, France

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Getting There

On the N88 beetween Saint Etienne and le Puy en Velay : way out Bas en Basset. Follow the "road of the river Loire" up to Retournac. Then cross the bridge and turn right to Chamalières-sur-Loire.

Train station 300m from the campsite.

Airport Saint Etienne (Bouthéon - 50 km).

International Airport Lyon Saint Exupery (79 km).

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