Wonderful Place, Wonderful People
Review of La Ferme de Prunay
Aug 22, 2015, by benno3
This summer, my family and I spent an incredible week at Ferme de Prunay. The setting was beautiful. Our accommodation was modern yet rustic (a loggia) set in a private hedged area with plenty of space to find a quiet spot, have a barbecue and enjoy some al fresco dining. Our daughter was able to run around safely and stay within our view. She adored the animals who she walked to say good night to every night. The organised trips were very educational, yet fun and the great thing was that the parents had to be involved and accompany the children in the activities. It wasn't a case of just sending the kids off while you spent the day at the bar. The whole set up was very family orientated.
All the activities are in French, parents act as translators for the children and so long as you did a bit of French at school, you'll get by. Our little girl picked up lots of the language and still hasn't stopped saying "tracteur" in a lovely French accent!
The site is perfectly located for cycle rides through beautiful sleepy villages. The roads are quiet and safe and proposed leisure rides are clearly sign posted. We hired bikes from the site who also provided us with a child seat and we spent a fabulous day exploring the local vicinity.
The camp site is run by a lovely family who have a wonderful way with children and a passion for what they do which shines through. They are also on hand to answer any questions you may have and work hard to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable - nothing is too much trouble for them, they even brought us a parasol for our dog to stay cool outside of our Loggia!
We visited Amboise nearby, where on a Sunday morning, they hold an outdoor market which was great for local food, and a beautiful town to discover. The town of Blois is also a must, aswell as countless Chateaux in the area. Our particular favourite was Chambord, where you would need a day to explore!
All in all a great time was had by all and we would highly recommend this campsite and would love to return in the future. I wish we were still there!
Thank you to Marine and her family!