Château de Chanteloup: The Most Idyllic Campsite Near Le Mans

If you’re looking for a campsite near the Loire valley or as a stopover on the way down to the south of France, you’d be hard pressed to find a better French campsite than Château de Chanteloup. It is just beautiful. The only problem is that your expectations will be set very high and you might find it hard to find another campsite as perfect at this one. It is hard to describe just how beautiful this place is.

This 5 star French campsite is set in the grounds of a magnificent house with beautiful gardens and facilities. It is family run and you will receive a warm welcome from every member of staff. These are the reasons it features highly on our list of top 10 campsites in France for families. We had only just bought our first campervan when we decided to set off on a family campervanning trip to France.

We were blown away by the standard of Château de Chanteloup and wanted to let you know all about this little gem! It is part of the Les Castels Campings which is a collection of exceptional campsites set in the grounds of châteaux or castles in France. If you prefer smaller campsites without blaring entertainment, you should definitely look at what Les Castels sites have to offer.

Facilities at Château de Chanteloup Swimming Pool The swimming pool is just behind the main house and is broken out into 3 sections. A small semi-circular baby pool at one end, main pool and a deeper pool with waterfall fountain at the other end. The pool is surrounded by a paved area with a few sun loungers and then a larger grassed area surrounds the paved area where you’ll find more sun loungers.

The swimming pool area at Château de Chanteloup. The swimming pool area at Château de Chanteloup Children’s playground The play area at the campsite is excellent. It is all made from wood (except for the trampoline!) and has something for children of all ages. The zipline will keep older kids entertained as it can go quite fast as we discovered! For smaller children there is a lovely wooden village with lots of little play houses. Our kids loved the playground and without a doubt would say it is among the best campsites in France for kids.