We stayed for two weeks in July/August 2012, and took two teenagers and a large tent. We took the larger pitch option, which worked really well for us, the pitch was spacious and each one has a tap as well as electric hook up. The pitch was near one of the well kept toilet / shower / washing blocks, and was in fact pretty much in the centre of the site.
The reception staff are friendly, and were quite happy to switch to speaking English when my French let me down! Hiring a large BBQ at 1.5euro's a night was handy.
There is a shop with bakery etc on the site, which closes across the middle of the afternoon, and and there is a large supermarket in Onzain, a 10 minute drive away.
The food from the on site take-away was good quality, we re-visited for pizza a few times! The bar/cafe/restaraunt though was not like other sites we have been on - you do need to remember your French in this area of the site, and while we did not eat there so cannot comment on the food, we found that in an evening we would have preferred a little more atmosphere / entertainment. Other Yelloh sites we have stayed at have also had a seperate slightly more formal restaraunt, which is not present here.
Overall the site seems to be set up for families with smaller children, with a zero noise request from 11pm to 7:30am. We found sleeping in difficult when all of those under 10's woke up early!! Once the little ones are up and about though there are many choices of bouncy castles, climbing frames, trampolines, rope slides etc, and kids entertainment during the day / in the early evening. The pool area is also more for play than swim, and is in good condition.
There are a lot of pitches and holiday homes on this site, but overall the site feels quite compact. While everything the site has tried to do is done well, It was not quite right for us, with two teenagers and wanting a little more to do in the evenings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our campsite is located between Blois et Amboise (2 hours from the south of Paris) in a forest of 14h in the heart of the prestigious country of Loire castle’s. Enjoy our new warmed aquatic parc with waterslide, paddling pool, waterfall and also our covered and warm swimming pool.Your childs will also play on our games area, at the mini club and will discovered our new features: multisport ground, 4 trampolines, baby club from 0 to 4 years, mini farm, …Enjoy your stay with our different services; bar, restaurant , shop, and animations ! We hope to see you very soon at Yelloh! Village Parc du Val de Loire ! ... more less