Huttopia Lac de Rillé Huttopia

Europe France Loire Valley Indre-et-Loire

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Children’s playground
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
Lakeside camping to the north of the Loire valley with a swimming pool, restaurant and bar plus a handful of glamping options

Huttopia have a simple formula across all their campsites – take a ginormous patch of natural woodland, subtly pimple it with eco-friendly camping facilities and then open the gates to any camper with an affinity for the trees. It’s formulaic in its approach but the result is anything but, after all, no two trees are alike and every setting offers something dramatically different. Take Huttopia Rillé, for example, the forest is almost a side-note to Étang de Pincemaille, a vast lake the campsite overlooks. It’s the surroundings that dictate the camping here. And we think that’s exactly how it should be.

The pitches themselves come in various types. There are shady woodland spots, tucked beneath the Scots pines, chestnut trees and lime trees that populate the woods. Some of the most prized positions are near the two tennis courts, built where the woods open out into a clear area. ‘Camping +’ pitches are also available – much the same but with a wooden picnic table for you to use – and then there are the glamping options, of which there are many.

Unusually for Huttopia, generally dominated by families bringing their own tents, the Rillé site is almost half taken up by glamping accommodation. All of the units, however, have a focus on their eco-credentials. Built out of French Douglas fir and gradually blending into the surroundings as they age, they range from small safari-tent like structures, such as the ‘Bonaventure tent’ sleeping two, right up to larger wooden cabins and gypsy caravans, well-equipped for an entire family. If you fancy travelling light and turning up with just your swimming togs and a toothbrush you can’t go far wrong here.

Water babies are in their element. If you’re not on the lake, dabbling around in pedaloes and canoes, then you’ll probably be bobbing about in the heated swimming pool which overlooks the lake, giving it a curious continuity. There’s a terrace that overlooks the swimming pool in turn, a handy place to enjoy a home cooked pizza and spread your map across the table to make a plan for the day. You could rent bikes to explore the local area, hop on the charming Rillé steam train that puffs its way around the lake or just stay put and acquisition the communal BBQ for the day. Life’s full of tough decisions.



Excellent shower and toilet blocks, cleaned 3 times a day, including spacious family bathrooms, baby changing and disabled facilities. There is a heated swimming with a pleasant poolside area, café-restaurant (open daily July / August and weekends out of peak season) and a reception area with a small shop and plenty of tourist information. Canoes and pedaloes are available to hire on the lake and there is a small beach along its edge. There are 2 tennis courts, outdoor table tennis, volleyball and boules, plus an indoor lounge area with board and card games, books to borrow and a television. There is no Wi-Fi on site but a computer with internet is available.

Suitable For

Glampers, campers,families, couples, tents, – yes. Cars left at the gate.


Besides the campsite, the remaining banks of Lake Rillé are largely take up by a vast bird sanctuary in which over 250 different species have reportedly been observed. The Bird Protection League (LPO) runs ornithological outings around the lake in July and August – ask at reception if you're interested and they can provide further information. There is also an old steam train route that runs around the lake – Rillé Steam Train (0033 2 4796 4291) – and various car-free cycle routes, with bikes available to hire from the campsite. Further afield the region boasts some of the Loire valley's most dramatic châteaux: Azay-le-Rideau (0033 2 4745 4204), Villandry (0033 2 4750 0209), Langeais (0033 2 4796 7260), Champchevier (0033 2 4724 9393) and Cinq Mars La Pile (0033 2 4796 4049) are all within a half hour drive of the campsite.

Food & Drink

The café-restaurant opens for breakfast or you can order fresh bread and pastries the evening before, collect it in the morning and eat it back at the tent. Meals generally start at around €10 and there are freshly made pizzas (made with organic flour and tomatoes) cooked in a wood-fired oven. You can also try the famous wines of the Touraine region, such as those from Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil. BBQs are available for anyone to use in the communal areas dotted around the site.


April – October.

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Welcome to Huttopia Village Lac de Rillé in the Loire Valley! The ideal departure point for visiting the Loire castles. If you like tranquillity, nature, and culture, Huttopia Rillé is made for you...

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68 tent pitches, ranging in size and accessibility, and 65 glamping units.
Camping pitch with electricity i

Camping pitch with electricity

Grass pitch with electricity Sleeps 6 5 Available
Camping amongst the trees, with a beautiful lake on your doorstep!

Bonaventure tent

Safari tent Sleeps 2 3 Available
11 m² - 2 pers. This duo tent in canvas and wood was designed for couples who want to escape in the wilderness. A true cozy nest, you enjoy all the pleasures of sleeping under the canvas with the comfort of a good bed! Everything is ready for you to have a perfect stay.

Wood cabin

Cabin Sleeps 6 3 Available
Wood Cabin for up to 6 people. 5 m² - 6 people The Huttopia Wood Cabins are made entirely of untreated wood. Perched on stilts, they are dotted about in the midst of the forest and on the shores of the lake. The ideal accommodation for families looking for nature!

Trappeur Tent i

Trappeur Tent

Safari tent Sleeps 5 2 Available
Safari style tent for up to 5 people with real beds!

Gypsy Caravan for 2 people i

Gypsy Caravan for 2 people

Gypsy caravan Sleeps 2 2 Available
A wooden Gypsy Caravan, set amongst the trees within this leafy campsite

Canadian Tent i

Canadian Tent

Safari tent Sleeps 5 2 Available
Canvas & timber tent for the camping experience, with all the comforts of home

Camping Pitch i

Camping Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 2 Available
Beautifully shaded pitches, set around Lake Rillé.

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Contact Huttopia Lac de Rillé, Lac de Rillé, 37340, Rillé, Indre-et-Loire, France

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Getting There

Take the A85, exit 7 at Langeais, go through Langeais and then take the D57 towards Hommes and then Rillé towards the Lake. The nearest high speed TGV rail station is in Langeais, 20 km away.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 6 reviews


Lovely spot

Great campsite, lovely pitches under the trees, really helpful staff, good clean facilities, the lake was a bit green but lovely bike ride around the area with chateaus to see.
Sep 2, 2020 by Emma

Peaceful and relaxing

Rillé was a great camping spot - we had a wooden cabin on the edge of the lake which was lovely. The campsite was brilliantly situated for three great circular cycle routes and a range of water activities and high ropes course perfect for our teenage children. They loved particularly the assault course in lac d’hommes and wake boarding on the Rillé lake. Great swimming pool too on campsite, friendly staff and surprisingly good food at the restaurant. We u I sh we had brought a dinghy with us - otherwise perfect stay!

Beautiful, tranquil spot

We spent a week on the lake in Cabana 10 which is the best on the site I believe. Beautiful views of the lake, a well equipped cabin and plenty to do in the area. The cabin is situated so it's lovely and shady through the day and then you get the best of the evening sun as it goes down behind the trees. The staff are all extremely helpful and friendly and while personally I'd have liked a slightly bigger BBQ, otherwise I can find no fault. Would highly recommend Huttopia Rille and plan to try some of their other sites too at some stage.

Beautiful site

We had a wonderful 3 day stay with our 4 year old at this site. We had generous sized pitch in lovely shaded woodland. The glamping options (which look gorgeous) and normal tents were nicely mixed together. Facilities were good and clean (but no soap in the loos). Our son LOVED the pool (which overlooks the lake), the playground, pedaloes, table tennis, the adventure playground and mini golf. Everyone was very kind and helpful. I would say this is a site for young families... but older kids could do more water sports on the lake. Only downside was arriving at 2pm on the Sunday after a long journey- and the lunch options were v limited (crepes only). French supermarkets are shut on Sunday’s and the shop doesn’t sell stuff you could rustle up a meal with (no bread, fruit or veg). Think we are v naive campers in france and next time we will come better prepared! Fortunately the nice restaurant opens at 6. We didn’t explore the Loire valley at all- as we were having such a nice time on the campsite. I am sure there are lots of beautiful places to visit- which we would have done if we stayed longer. I much preferred this site to another Huttopia site on Ile de Re.
Aug 3, 2019 by Hannah

Lovely site

I agree with the other review left; this is a lovely site and we would def go back. Visit Lac d’Homme for more water based fun.
Aug 13, 2018 by Kate

Lovely campsite

We went for a two week-long camping holiday in July 2018 and we had a lovely time. The campsite is nicely located for day trips around the Loire Valley, and set in a managed woodland on the edge of a lake (Lac de Rillé) just a 2-minute drive from the village of Rillé. The campsite caters for tents, campervans and also has a variety of 'glamping' options (bell-tents, wodden huts, gypsy caravans, etc). The campsite is very generously proportioned and well set out, with the tent pitches clustered away from the huts and yurts. The pitches themselves are generously sized and although the pitches themselves do not have their own individual electric socket, there are sockets clustered together so they are easily reached with a longer lead. As it's a woodland, the pitches are nicely shaded, though it's not dark as the trees are quite far apart so there is also plenty of sunlight. The facilities are basic but spotless, we spent a couple of days relaxing in the campsite and the staff regularly clean the facilities. There are plenty of showers and toilets spread out through a few separate blocks across the campsite so we never had to wait in line to use them. As usual in France, there is a daily bakery run. We put in our orders for baguettes, croissants and the like in the evening and the morning we could pick up the fresh deliveries from the little shop on the site. There is a central building that houses the reception, the small but surprisingly well stocked little shop (which stock wine from the local vineyards - a must try if you are enjoy wine), the bar and the restaurant which offer a good selection of nibbles and lunch and dinner options at the usual French prices, and communal areas with books and games. There is also a small but lovely pool right by the main building, we had a lovely time lounging in the cool water in the heat. Although the campsite is right by the lake, we had no real issues with bugs. There is a great range of on-site activities you can do: the staff runs a kid's club with daily activities in the morning and in the afternoon, you can hire a canoe and paddle boat and go on a paddle out in the lake, they also do a range of water-based activities for the kids, there are tennis courts which are free to use, there is on-site bike hire with a good selection of recommended routes in the area (with maps you can take with you), and there is a small, narrow-gauge railway that runs along the lake and past the campsite. This is run by volunteers a couple of times a week (mostly the weekends) and added a lovely atmosphere to the campsite. They also had evening activities for the adults, for example, a local market came to the campsite one day, there were a couple of small music gigs on site, organised evening wine tasting tours, organised evening canoe trips down the Loire. The staff were mostly young (early- to mid-20s) summer students with a handful of more senior managers. They could not go out of their way more to make our (and everyone else's) stay better. They were extremely helpful, friendly, and lovely. Overall, I would thoroughly recommend this campsite and cannot wait to be back at some point in the future.
Jul 25, 2018 by Anna Mikis

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