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Europe France Auvergne Allier Camping Champ de la Chapelle

  • Sleeps 8 (max 8 adults, 7 children)
Very spacious grass pitch set in quiet woodland glades with views of magnificent sunsets

The Owner Says

Camping Champ de la Chapelle is a spacious and peaceful campsite on the edge of the Forest of Tronçais.  The Campsite provides the perfect base for a relaxing holiday. Please use the Car park for your car.

Separate ladies and gents shower and toilet facilities with a disabled shower and toilet next to the laundry room and dish washing area. Mobile homes and fully equipped tents are available for rent. Daily bread deliveries are made during high season.

The Campsite has a bar/cafe with covered terrace (with free wifi) situated by the swimming pool. At night this area hosts wine and cheese evenings, camp fires with marsh mallows to toast and is a focal point for the Campsite. The  reception has maps and information about local attractions and also a free library with novels in a number of languages.

Elsewhere on the site there is a nine hole 'foot golf' course, volleyball pitch, small children's play area with sandpit and swings. There is a play area for older children with rope bridge and a tree house and even plenty of room to build your own den. For teenagers we have a 'teen club' with table football, PS2 and Wii.

Travel cot available to rent - Contact the owner for further information.

NB only one camper van or caravan or tent per pitch

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About Camping Champ de la Chapelle

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, trailer tents, families, couples, dogs – yes.

Nearby

On the edge of the 26,000-acre Fôret de Tronçais, the campsite is well placed for walkers and wildlife lovers. It was once the royal hunting grounds of the Bourbon kings, and today is well populated with deer and birds and routed with footpaths and car-free cycling trails. Have a nose at the maps in the campsite's reception for details. It's a 15-minute drive to the 14th-century  Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil  (0033 2 4863 3614) which renowned as one of the best preserved castles of its age, recognisable for its circular shape. From there, it's 10 minutes more to the larger, riverside settlement of Saint-Amand-Montrond, where there's a good local museum (0033 2 4896 5520), an excellent Sunday market and a Roman amphitheatre where reconstructions of gladiatorial events are staged throughout summer. Closer to home, the campsite's local village Saint Bonnet Tronçais has all the essentials – shops, bar-tabac, a pizzeria and a doctor's surgery as well as direct access to the lake for swimming with a beautiful sandy beach.

Food & Drink

It's an 8-minute drive or 45-minute walk to the nearest reasonable sized village, Saint Bonnet Tronçais, which has the essential shops (as well as good access to a lake for swimming). There's a Casino supermarket there for stocking up and a tiny tourist office for getting your bearings. The local bakery supplies the campsite (order at reception the day before for delivery to the campsite) and a few yards from the tourist office there is a good pizzeria (0033 4 7006 3140) which also delivers. The campsite also has it's own snack bar and offers meals on certain nights during summer.
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Location

Camping Champ de la Chapelle is located at Champ De La Chapelle, Braize, Allier, Auvergne, 03360, France

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Getting There

From the North leave A71 at exit 8 and follow signs for Montlucon all the way through Saint Amand Montrond. When you have left Saint Amand, continue south on the D2144 and a mile after passing the village of L'Etelon turn left onto D798A signed St Bonnet-T and Foret de Troncais. After about 1½ miles you will come to a roundabout and the campsite is signposted from there.

From the south leave the A71 at exit 9 and follow the D1244, following signs for Saint Amand Montrond. At Meaulne take the D28 and, about 3 miles up the D28, the campsite is signposted.