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GIEN Camping de Gien

Loire

Selected because of its unique location right on the Loire river. It offers attractive views across to Gien which is just a 10-minute walk away. It has a lovely French atmosphere and an open spacious feel. It is also great centre for visiting the châteaux, vineyards and towns of the Eastern Loire region. The owners actively encourage walkers, cyclists and canoeists providing use of a freezer, microwave and picnic tables by the river.

Campsite website

http://www.camping-gien.com/?lang=en

Detailed campsite information

Campsite inspected

Yes

Local authority rating

3

Location

Châtillon-sur-Loire 15km, Sully-sur-Loire 23km, Montargis 51km, Orléans 68km, Vierzon 71km, Blois 134km, Paris 157km.

Grid reference

N 47° 40' 56 E 02° 37' 56

Latitude

47.68249369999999

Longitude

2.630964899999981

Tour operators

None

Suitable for

For those who enjoy a French atmosphere and easy access to the town

Accommodation

Accommodation description

4 Two bedroom Mobilehomes Bambi without sanitary facilities for 2 - 4 persons. 2 One bedroom O'Hara mobilehomes for 1 - 2 persons. 5 two bedroom O'Hara mobilehomes for 4 - 6 persons. 3 Two bedroom Louisiane mobilehomes for 4 - 6 persons. 3 Three bedroom O'Hara mobilehomes for 6-7 persons or 6 - 8 persons. 2 Four berth Gypsy caravans with shower & WC. 5 Five berth Gypsy caravans with shower & WC.

Pitch description

Pitches are flat and grassy laid out in rows along the river. They are divided by trees, but are not hedged, giving a lovely open feel to the site. The pitches next to the river are for tents and do not have electrical hook-up.

Pitch size

200 inc 50 privately owned mobile homes (129 touring)

Hook up

10 amps. A few pitches with water & drainage.

Motorhomes information

Motorhome service point. Ideal for motorhomes as only 10 minute walk to centre of Gien.

Activities Onsite

Activities on site

Children's play area. Good trampoline. Mini-golf. Outdoor table tennis. Boules piste. Outdoor fitness area. Cycle hire. Go kart hire. Direct access to the beach on the river for canoe hire and beach volleyball.

Entertainment

Walking trips offered by the Tourist Office. From 21/6 to 31/ Aug a whole range of activities are on offer including brunches, evening shows and themed meals. Club Plage set up by local commune for 6 - 16 yrs on adjacent beach.

Activities Offsite / Places to Visit

Excursions

Various châteaux to visit in the area: Gien 1.7km, St Brisson 7.6km, La Bussière 12.2km, Blancafort 18.1km Sully 20km, St Fargeau 34.7km. Châtillon-sur-Loire 14km.

Sports and Activities

Mini-golf, Fishing, Cycling, Walking, Canoeing

Nearby Attractions

Near riverside/lakeside

River

Walking distance from town

Yes

Campsite Rules

Pets allowed

Yes

Campsite Facilities

Services

Shop for fruit, vegetables, local wines and cheeses with bread available June to Sep and open all year. Bar/Restaurant Port-Gallier open also to general public with lovely views from terrace over the river and Gien. There is also a baker's, bar and newsagents about a 5-min walk from the site. Barbecues allowed. Dogs accepted. Wi-Fi throughout site with small charge.

Motorhome service point

Yes

Swimming pool information

Two plastic bottomed pools. The larger one is heated and can be covered in low season. The second children's pool is not heated or covered. They are not particularly attractive and the worst feature of the site.

Sanitary facilities information

Two toilet blocks which are quite acceptable, but quite old. Toilets with toilet paper. Showers with temperature control and a hook. Two showers with washbasins. Individual wash basins with mixer tap. Disabled facilities, baby room. Chemical waste point. Laundry.

Campsite Directions

Directions

Take the D940 ring road to the south of the Gien. Turn right towards the town centre at the junction with the D941. Continue to the river and turn left towards Sully on the D951 Quai de Sully. After 0.5km turn right into Rue des Iris and the site entrance is 50m on your right.

Contact Information

Telephone Number

00 33 2 38 67 12 50

Address

Camping de Gien rue des Iris Poilly-lez-Gien, 45500 Loiret

Web Address

http://www.camping-gien.com/?lang=en

Email Address

info@camping-gien.com

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Anonymous

Accommodation

Motorhome

Date of Stay:

06/2014

Fabulous spot right on the river with a view of Gien. Great for cycling and walking

Overall Impression
4.5/5
Welcome
4.5/5
Cleanliness
4.5/5
Pitch Size
4.5/5
Activities
4.5/5

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