- Sleeps 8 (max 8 adults, 7 children)
The Owner Says
Travel cot available to rent - Contact the owner for further information.
NB only one camper van or caravan or tent per pitch
About Camping Champ de la Chapelle
Suitable ForTents, campervans, caravans, trailer tents, families, couples, dogs – yes.
NearbyOn 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 & DrinkIt'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.
Camping Champ de la Chapelle is located at Champ De La Chapelle, Braize, Allier, Auvergne, 03360, France
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.