This was a friendly campsite with a mixture of mobile homes and tents.
I would describe this as a small campsite, but with plenty to do. The staff were all friendly but we did not have much to do with the entertainment side of things, as the children soon made friends and we hardly saw them.
It was the end of the season, so the shop was not well stocked, but there was a supermarket within 10 minutes, and we had barbeques most nights. The layout of the camp was well thought out, and there were lots of open spaces for children to mingle and play.
The girls particularly loved the horse riding ( and the instructor!), who was a lot of fun and very engaging. They went every day, and whilst I am petrified of horses, he managed to get me on my daughter's horse when she was initially too scared to, and then threatened to make it canter, but he ran alongside all of the time and let any child canter while he made sure he had both the pony/horse and the child safely within reach.
The water complex was good. The slides were satisfactory, and even though the girls complained that they were a little boring, they were never off them for long.
We did not try the restaurant food, and the wine in the bar was a little expensive, so we got it from the supermarket instead.
This was a good holiday even though the Loire region was not, in our opinion, as beautiful as the Dordogne. But that didn't matter. The children were not bored for a second.
In short, you wont be dissappointed!
All mobile homes/lodgings within easy access to centre and the whole place is fine for wheelchair users. It is all very flat.
TIP: Look at it on Eurocamp/Keycamp and then book direct as you will save a lot of money!.
We travelled by train but there is now a new flight from Manchester to Brive with Jet2.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In an estate of 50 acres just a few miles away from Saumur, le Domaine de la Brèche offers a service with a wide variety of facilities : bar, restaurant, take away, superette and various entertainment : heated swimming pools with water slides, pitch and putt, tennis courts, crazy golf, pony club, kids club in summer, bicycle and go karts hire, etc. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- l`Etang De La Breche Hotel Varennes Sur Loire
- Domaine De La Breche Varennes Sur Loire, Pays De La Loire, France