Welcome to the Loire Valley

 

Ideally situated with Paris to the North and the sandy beaches of Vendée and the Loire Atlantique to the West, the tranquil Loire Valley is the perfect spot for a relaxing getaway in the French countryside where the country's longest river makes its way through greenery and rolling hills dotted with fairy tale castles. The 280 km of the Loire Valley is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its rich history and architectural heritage and Siblu’s rural Domaine de Dugny holiday park, perfectly located between the urban centres of Blois, Le Mans and Tours, is a great base for exploring this beautiful area.

 

Our Holiday Park in the Loire Valley

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Welcome to Domaine de Dugny in the heart of the picturesque Loire Valley! Set in a beautiful countryside location just a few kilometres from the châteaux that have made this region famous, Domaine de Dugny is the perfect holiday park if you're looking for a break combining culture, history and fun in a stunning natural setting.

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On-site fishing lake
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Just 8km from Loire Valley Chateaux
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Outdoor pool & covered pool

What to Expect From a Trip to the Region

 

The Loire Valley is, of course, famed for its history and its stunning architecture and Siblu’s Domaine de Dugny is a great base for discovering a range of beautiful local chateaux. Less than half an hour’s drive from the park you’ll find the Pagode de Chanteloup (an 18th century tower with a brilliant view) and Amboise Chateau (which has been home to a number of famous historical figures over the years including Leonardo Da Vinci and Anne Boleyn…). The nature in the Loire Valley is also exceptional with the most famous garden in France (Touraine) and brilliant walking and cycle paths. For something really unique why not discover the valley from the sky with a hot air ballon trip? If all these castles have put your kids in the mood for magic you could even consider stopping off at Disneyland Paris on the way back to the UK... 

 

Why Choose the Loire Valley?

History

Visit world-famous chateaux

Relaxation

Relax on the green and tranquil banks of France's longest river 

Wine culture

Discover the region's famous vineyards and wine production

Family-friendly attractions

No shortage of day trips for all ages

Explore Other Regions in France

Named after the Rhone River and the Alps mountains, the Rhone Alps region in southeast France is an area of stunning natural beauty where forests, mountains and rivers meet in a balmy Mediterranean climate. It’s also home to France’s third-largest city, Lyon, famed for its history, architecture, food and wine.

With 140 km worth of sandy beaches, the largest departmental cycle network in France and amazing water sports opportunities, Vendée is the place to be for anyone who’s after an active outdoor getaway or who’s craving the feel of the sea breeze in their hair. 

The beautiful region of Brittany on France’s North West coast is an ideal choice for a seaside holiday! What’s more, it couldn’t be easier to travel to Brittany on the ferry from the UK, meaning you can bring your own car to France without having to worry about what you’re bringing with you.

 Beautiful Normandy is just a hop across the channel and makes the perfect location for a French family holiday. It couldn’t be easier to drive straight from your home in the UK to your ‘mobile home’ from home at Siblu’s Domaine de Litteau holiday park, thanks to regular ferry crossings to Cherbourg. 

Wild sandy beaches and calm bays, amazing seafood and endless vineyards, fascinating historical sites and unique coastal towns: there’s so much to discover when you choose a camping holiday in South West France!

You can’t beat the South of France when it comes to a holiday full of sea and sunshine! From taking a dip in the warm, clear waters of the Mediterranean to sampling the world-famous culinary delights of Provence...

Loire Valley: Highlights

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Chateaux
The pride of the Loire Valley is, of course, its beautifully-preserved chateaux. The most famous and most-visited is undoubtedly the Château de Chenonceau, a beautiful example of a mixture of late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture which spans the River Cher. Both the interior of the castle and exterior are well-worth visiting and bear the designs of Queen Catherine de Medici. It also features a tearoom, maze and a play area for kids. The extravagant Chambord is another famous option while Chamont-sur-Loire is famed for its stunning gardens. Meanwhile, Cheverny has some amazing interiors and also features a permanent Tintin exhibition (Captain Haddock’s home is based on the castle).
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Blois
This historic city is particularly well-known for its royal chateau which is one of the best examples of the characteristic grandeur of Loire Valley architecture. The chateau is a combination of 4 different time periods and 4 different architectural styles and has been home to no less than 7 kings and 10 queens of France. Take a guided tour to learn more about the castle’s fascinating history and don’t miss the incredible digital sound and light show which is projected onto the façades of the castle during the summer months. Blois is also home to the House of Magic, a museum completely dedicated to the magic arts. Loads for kids to enjoy here, from optical illusions to learning the secrets behind some classic magic tricks.
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Tours & Le Mans
Situated right on the Loire River less than two hour’s drive away from Domaine de Dugny Tours, the region’s capital, is a beautiful historic city filled with charm and culture. The old town, with its narrow streets, half-timbered houses and spectacular Saint-Gatien gothic cathedral gives you a sense of what the city might have been like in the medieval period. Meanwhile a tour around the exhibition spaces at the Olivier Debré Contemporary Art Centre will open your eyes to the best of abstract and contemporary art. Another famous city in the region is Le Mans, famous for its annual 24 hour sports car endurance race. If you’ve got a need for speed, you might want to visit the museum dedicated to the 24 hours of Le Mans (Musée des 24 Heures).
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Troglodyte Villages
For a very different view of Loire Valley life, you can also visit some of the region’s ‘troglodyte villages’ (where houses are in caves built into the rock). The village of Troo, with its various levels of houses carved into the cliffs, is one of the most unusual and picturesque of these villages and has a history dating back to the 11th century. Climb the flights of steps between the village’s different rows of houses and don’t forget to stop at the church and ‘talking well’ (named after its eerie echo). For a glimpse into the lives of the ordinary people who contributed to building the Loire Chateaux, visit the restored cave village at Vallée Troglodytes des Goupillières which aims to remember and recreate the lives and homes of peasant farmers of the past (complete with farm animals).

Travelling to the Loire Valley from the UK

 

Holidaymakers from the UK can reach our parks in the Loire Valley via ferry or plane thanks to the proximity of  Tours airport and Caen ferry port to Le Domaine de Dugny.  

FERRY 

Brittany Ferries operates the following routes (please check their website for more details/updates):

Portsmouth- Le Havre / Caen/ Cherbourg/ St Malo

Poole-Cherbourg

Plymouth-Roscoff

PLANE 

Direct flights run from Tours airport to London Stansted.

 

Distance/ approximate driving time from Caen ferry port

Le Domaine de Dugny

189 miles / approx 3 hrs drive

Distance/approximate driving time from Tours airport

Domaine de Dugny

32.5 miles/ 47 mins