La Citadel, a 4-star campsite in Loches
It is at the foot of the castle in Loches, a famous medieval town in Indre et Loire, that the La Citadelle campsite is located. Rated 4 star, this establishment with a family atmosphere and quality facilities has accommodated holidaymakers wishing to stay in the heart of the the Châteaux de la Loire (Castles of the Loire) region, for over 20 years. It has a water park with a heated swimming pool, spacious pitches and comfortable holiday rentals.
A campsite perfectly situated in Touraine
Welcome to Touraine, the Garden of France and a playground for discoveries in the heart of the Loire Valley. Between castles, parks and villages, discover the La Citadelle campsite, located in Loches, a medieval and royal town, and put down your bags for a weekend or your holiday. There are numerous services, quality facilities and a vast choice of accommodation solutions here.
On the outskirts of the medieval town, along the Indre, the river crossing the town, the La Citadelle campsite indeed offers you the chance to settle in to one of the select pitches, some of which enjoy a delightful view over the castle. The pitches are laid out so as to enable the pitching of tents, or setting up caravans, converted vans and campers.
Other plots are now occupied by holiday hire accommodation. Thus, it is possible to book your stay in Loches in mobile homes, canvas bungalows, Tithomes or CocoSweet tents. Well equipped, this accommodation enables you to have greater comfort, and thus enjoy your stay in the Loire Valley more.
A water park, with a heated swimming pool and water slides
On-site, several services are on offer to you, such as a restaurant area, with a snack bar - bar and a takeaway service. It offers a wide choice of dishes with grills, mixed salads or even pizzas. The town centre of Loches being very close, you will also have the chance to enjoy its bars and restaurants, and discover the Touraine and Loire Valley gastronomy.
Amongst the other services offered by this Indre et Loire campsite, there is a launderette, with washing and drying, as well as Wi-Fi coverage across the entire site. Thus, you will be able to access the Internet from any pitch. A small grocery completes the entire service offering, with an outlet selling fresh bread and sweet breads and buns, such as brioches, croissants and pains au chocolat each morning, essentials, both fresh and dry, and drinks.
La Citadelle also offers parents the chance to put their children’s names down for the mini-club during the summer season. From aged 6, children can take part in workshops making fantasy objects, cakes and pastries, treasure hunts, sports activities, etc. All throughout the summer, themed evenings are planned, such as concerts, dance evenings and karaoke, etc.
Lastly, it is possible to find on-site a delightful small water park. This consists of two heated swimming pools, of which one is entirely indoors. The very young can make the most of a paddling pool and a water play area, as well as water slides. Around the pools, nearly 600 m² of sunbathing areas are equipped with sunbeds.
The Loire Valley, a region rich in heritage
By putting your bags down in this Loches campsite, you can enjoy the idyllic location to go off and explore the Val de Loire (Loire Valley), a region endowed with one of the richest historical and cultural heritages in France. The Loches fortress is, of course, part of this. Located not far from the campsite, you will be able to go there on foot. A visit is thus essential, and you will be able to admire an impressive keep. A Cité Royale (Royal Town), the town of Loches is nowadays an acknowledged town of art and history (part of the Pays d'art et d'histoire national network), and bears the label Les Plus Beaux Détours de France (locations “well worth a detour”).
There are numerous Loire castles in Touraine. Amongst the most famous, there is the Villandry castle, famous for its magnificent gardens, and Langeais, where the attachment of the Duchy of Brittany to France was sealed by the marriage of Anne of Brittany. There is also that of Ussé, the origin of the story of Sleeping Beauty, Azay le Rideau, which seems placed on the water (being on an island), and lastly Chenonceau, which, spanning the Cher, is one of the finials of architecture of the Loire Valley.
Dubbed with the pretty nickname of “The Garden of France”, Touraine can be visited through the water courses crossing it. The Loire, a “Royal River”, but also the Indre and the Cher tributaries. Around Loches and the La Citadelle campsite, you will also be able to go to Montrésor, one of the most beautiful villages in France, visit the Chédigny garden village or even the Musée de la Préhistoire du Grand Pressigny, the prehistory museum in Le Grand Pressigny.