Spectacular Châteaux

Eurocamp's Best: Spectacular Châteaux

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The Châteaux and palaces in Europe are second to none, with enough of these grand residences to fill an entire holiday, let alone just a day trip. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a royally good selection of parcs that are close to the most famous and spectacular Châteaux in France. So accept this invitation to take a look at how the other half live and choose the ideal cultural stop for your next grand trip.

Eurocamp's Best: Spectacular Châteaux

International Maisons Laffitte, near to Château de Versailles

International Maisons Laffitte, Paris

Hop on the train and enjoy a grand day out at the royal Château de Versailles and its stunning gardens, the home of French kings and a famous world heritage site.

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More highlights

  1. 10 minutes’ walk to Maisons Laffitte train station, with trains to Paris and Disneyland® Resort Paris
  2. Located next to the banks of the River Seine
  3. Challenge the family at table tennis

Le Château des Marais, near to Château de Chambord

Le Château des Marais, Loire

Tour Château de Chambord and its adjoining acres of countryside, just 3 miles away from the parc. It's also one of the largest and most popular in the Loire, and rumoured to have been partly designed by Da Vinci himself.

Le Château des Marais ›

More highlights

  1. Enjoy the slides and lazy river in the parc’s pool complex
  2. Hire bikes and explore the local area
  3. Have some peaceful downtime, fishing on the lake or enjoying a spa treatment

La Croix du Vieux Pont, near to Château de Pierrefonds

La Croix du Vieux Pont, Paris

The fairy tale Château de Pierrefonds, setting for the BBC series ‘Merlin’, is only about half an hour's drive away. Beautifully restored, the castle has turrets, towers and a moat, plenty to explore.

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More highlights

  1. Take a day trip to Disneyland® Resort Paris
  2. Eurocamp’s Kids’ Clubs for all ages
  3. Huge choice of activities, from archery, to pedalos, to ten-pin bowling

Domaine de la Brèche near to Château d'Usse

Domaine de la Brèche, Loire

Step into story time at Château d’Ussé, the inspiration for the tale of Sleeping Beauty. The story is re-told as you tour the château. Outside, don't forget to explore the gardens, considered by many as one of the Loire's most beautiful.

Domaine de la Brèche ›

More highlights

  1. Discover the local countryside while pony-trekking
  2. Get a hole in one on the 9-hole mini golf course
  3. Fabulous pool complex with slides and toddler pool

Le Moulin de Paulhiac near to Château de Beynac

Le Moulin de Paulhiac, Dordogne

5 Châteaux within easy reach: Château de Milandes, Château Castelnaud, Château de Beynac, Château de Montford and Château de Puymartin...try and visit them all!

Le Moulin de Paulhiac ›

More highlights

  1. Parc excursions available - take a canoe along the Dordogne river or explore by bicycle
  2. Take a trip to the medieval town of Daglan just 3km away - market day is Sunday!
  3. Fabulous pool complex complete with waterslides

Le Parc de Fierbois near to Château Azay-le-Rideau

Le Parc de Fierbois, Loire

Catch the fabulous sound and light show at the majestic Château Azay-le-Rideau, illustrating the castle's history. 

Built during the early French Renaissance, the château is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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More highlights

  1. Array of activities for all ages, including archery, fishing and wine tasting
  2. Lovely lagoon pool complex with waterslides
  3. Within easy reach of Tours, a must-visit while you’re here

Le Littoral, near to Château de Talmont St Hilaire

Le Littoral, Vendée

Don’t miss the medieval adventure at Château de Talmont, the medieval fortress of Richard the Lionheart. Experience cross bow shooting, knights on horse back and falconry displays.

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More highlights

  1. Close to a pebbly beach and direct access to a rocky cove - perfect for rock-pooling!
  2. Excellent water complex complete with slides, sprayground and children’s pool
  3. Have a go at scuba diving

Camping du Val de Bonnal near to Château de Bournel

Camping du Val de Bonnal, Jura

One for golf lovers, join one of the parc’s weekly trips to the magnificent Château de Bournel and practice your swing.

Le Val de Bonnal ›

More highlights

  1. Let your little monkeys loose in the trees on the parc’s high rope adventure course
  2. Relax by one of the parc’s two lakes or on the golf course
  3. Get on the water in a canoe or kayak, or in the water at the parc’s fabulous pool complex

Parc des Alicourts

Parc des Alicourts, Loire

Enjoy a traditional cooking demo, cake tasting and games at Château de la Ferté, as well as a tour around the various furnished rooms within the castle and the lovely grounds outside.

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More highlights

  1. Fabulous aqua park with slides, lagoon pool, wave pool and kids' pool
  2. Get your skates on at the skate park, or challenge the family at crazy golf
  3. Hire bikes and explore the local area


Domaine des Ormes near to Château de Comboug

Domaine des Ormes, Brittany

Literature fans will love Château de Combourg, childhood home of great French novelist Châteaubriand. Or explore the botanical gardans and animal reserve at Château Bourbansais.

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More highlights

  1. Endless activities for all ages, from golf to horse riding and cycling to high ropes adventure course
  2. Eurocamp’s Kids’ Clubs available here
  3. Take pedalos out onto the parc’s lake

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