Huttopia Les Chateaux Huttopia

Europe France Loire Valley Loir-et-Cher

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Good walks nearby
A convenient centre point between dozens of France's finest châteaux

With well over 200 camping pitches, Huttopia Les Chateaux is less of a campsite and more of a camping village. When you strip it back to the stats on paper it doesn’t strike you as somewhere naturally found in the Cool Camping guidebooks. It’s vast in size, run by an amiable platoon of logo-wearing staff and boasts the full plethora of children’s activities, sports pitches and covered swimming pools. Thankfully, there’s more to life than statistics.

Located on the banks of the River Beuvron, a tributary of the Loire, Huttopia Les Chateaux is, in fact, an enviably located campsite in one of the most historic regions of all France. Though substantial in size, it’s still run with a clear focus on traditional camping, with family tents and cyclists populating most of the pitches. There are a range of glamping chalets, safari tents and, yes, mobile homes, but it’s canvas and pegs that are most dominant. “Family tent camping on an island”, is how someone describes it to us, pointing out that the river splits at one end and reconvenes at the other, technically meaning the campsite is indeed on a river island. It’s not exactly a tiny, personal affair but for the location alone it gets our seal of approval.

The charming village of Bracieux is on the doorstep, alternating between days of sleepy inactivity and bustling local markets, hosted in an old covered square built in the 15th century. As the campsite name suggests, though, it’s the châteaux of the surrounding valleys that are the real treasures. Magnificent Chambord – the most famous of all the castles in the Loire valley – is just 8km away, Chevenry is 9km, the Royal Château of Blois 18km and it’s a half hour drive to Chaumont-sur-Loire, where there’s a fourth castle 30km away. Venture further still and you’re greeted with dozens more, among them Château de Chenonceau instantly recognisable from the postcards in every Loire valley village.

All the exploring leaves little time to kick back and enjoy the facilities of the campsite itself. Swimming, tennis and a quick game of boules will just have to wait until the evening – best finished off with a glass of the Loire valley vino on the terrace of the onsite bar.

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Facilities

Covered swimming pool, a central lodge with internet and free Wi-Fi, a playground, boules pitch, table tennis, table football, volley ball court, tennis court and bikes available for hire. 'Camper's corner' shop for any essentials you've forgotten, a library corner and tourist information in reception. Bar-restaurant (with special 'meal nights' during peak season) and activities for children throughout school holidays.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, families, groups, couples, pets… everyone!

Nearby

The centre of Bracieux (0033 2 5446 0915) is only 150m from the campsite. Along with independent shops, there's an old covered market dating from the 15th century with a traditional market every Thursday morning and a large regional market on Sundays. The campsite's enviable location means many of the main attractions are within easy pedalling distance. Chat to the staff at reception and grab some cycling maps, then head out to visit the castles of Chambord (8km; 0033 2 5450 4000) and Chevenry (9km; 0033 2 5479 9629). It's 18km to Blois, a charming old town with yet another castle and, opposite, a strange magic house with mechanical giants that climb out of the windows and put on a show every lunch time! The tourist information office (0033 2 5490 4141) is in the same square too.

Food & Drink

The bar-restaurant onside serves excellent homemade pizzas, along with a host of other snacks and drinks best enjoyed out on the terrace. It's only open over the May public holidays and through July and August. Outside of those times there are still plenty of great eateries in Bracieux. Try Le Rendez-vous des Gourmets (0033 2 5446 0387), offerring authentic French cuisine at a very reaonable price.

Opening Times

May–November.

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The Owner Says

Family friendly camping amongst the trees, on the doorstep of this region's famous Chateaux de la Loire.

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Accommodation

275 camping pitches and over 50 glamping units (wood and canvas tents, chalets and roulottes).

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Safari tent Sleeps 5 2 Available
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Camping Bunkhouse Sleeps 5 2 Available
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Location

Contact Huttopia Les Chateaux, Indigo Les Châteaux, 11 rue Roger Brun, 41250 Bracieux, Loir-et-Cher, France

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Getting There

By car: From Paris: take the A10, then take exit 16 Mer. Follow signs for Chambord, then take the road towards Bracieux, and follow signs for Huttopia
From Lyon: take the A89 towards Clermont Ferrand, then take the A71 towards Paris, and exit A85 towards Nantes. Then take exit 14 towards Blois, and continue on the road to Blois as far as Bracieux. Finally follow signs for Camping les Châteaux. Blois TGV train station (21km)

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