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A family stay on the banks of the Loire River : activities at the campsite

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A family stay on the banks of the Loire River : activities at the campsite

A family stay on the banks of the Loire River : activities at the campsite

In France, we have the chance to enjoy beautiful landscapes, numerous rivers and a resplendent nature.

The Loire River is the longest river in France. It crosses the department of the same name the Loire (42), whose capital is Saint Etienne. The department of the Loire (42) is a destination to go green with the family. There is no mass tourism but rather a family tourism to enjoy a generous nature, nature along the river and small villages of character. Concerning the Loire River, it takes its source at the Mont Gerbier des Jonc in the Department of Ardèche. to flow into the Atlantic Ocean located in the Department of Loire Atlantique while crossing the Department of the Loire (42).
The campsite of Arpheuilles, located in St Paul Vezelin, in the Department of the Loire (42), is ideally situated in the middle of the Loire gorges, between Auvergne and Burgundy. It offers you to spend a convivial stay with your family. The campsite of Arpheuilles, classified 3 stars, has its feet in the water and offers you family and sports activities on the banks of the Loire River.

Family and sports activities on the banks of the Loire}

On the banks of the Loire, there is no shortage of activities! From fishing activities to white-water sports activities such as canoeing, the leisure activities offered on the banks of the Loire River are above all family and outdoor activities. They are aimed at all members of the family. Young and old alike will find something to suit them. At the campsite of Arpheuilles, located on the banks of the Loire, in Saint Paul Vezelin, in the 42, you can enjoy several leisure activities related or not to water.
Fishing enthusiasts and campers have the opportunity to fish in the campsite which also issues fishing cards in season. Swimming enthusiasts have the choice of swimming in the lake, the campsite has a beach overlooking Lake Villerest. For the more sporty campers, they will have the possibility to do their length in the campsite’s swimming pool. Campers who are keen on sailing can moor their sailing or motorboat directly at the Camping d’Arpheuilles. It offers a large number of activities related in any way to the Loire River.

The Bike
Cycling and camping is a winning value to spend good times with your family or between Saturdays. At the campsite of Arpheuilles, you will have the opportunity to bring your bike and discover all the bike circuits available around the campsite to please you and take a ride in the beautiful Loire region (42).

The Loire department offers more than 6000 kilometres of trails. At the Arpheuilles campsite, you will have the opportunity to enjoy these hiking trails as some of them are directly accessible in the campsite located in the heart of the Loire department.

Which site to visit from the campsite ? Whether by bike or on foot, you will be able to go to one of the most beautiful observation sites of the Loire, the Pet d’Âne. Superb viewpoint overlooking the Loire River and the peninsula of Mars. It is a family circuit of 3 kilometers, marked out number 13 in yellow for a duration of hike of approximately 1h10 (with young children). You arrive at a viewpoint on the Loire and the Presqu’île de Mars, with educational panels and orientation table. During the trip you will discover the Cierve wood, bower, fauna and flora.

For the most motivated and sporty campers, the campsite of Arpheuilles offers you to go around the lake on foot or by bike.

White water sports

Some campsites along a river often offer canoe rentals to discover the natural environments of a region. At the campsite of Arpheuilles, you also have the choice of a canoe trip which can be done with the family because the lake is calm and has very little current. Canoe rental and all equipment (life jackets, paddles) is directly available at the campsite for the participation of 7 €/day for 2 people.

From your canoe, you can then admire the wild beauty of the Loire and meet the fauna and flora of the department of 42. Canoeing is a classic and timeless activity to enjoy, to stroll with friends or family and picnic by the water’s edge to cool off from the summer heat in the Loire (42). With your family, you can sail at your own pace for walks along the water.

The Loire and its tributaries then allow you to take advantage of numerous water points where you can swim. But a large number of activities also take place there, such as canoeing and kayaking, for example! Of course, the establishments on the banks of the Loire offer heated swimming pools and paddling pools. Swimming, relaxing, refreshing... It’s hard to get bored and not enjoy the surroundings!
The Loire River flows through France, feeding a few lakes, in which it is also possible to swim. You can practise all kinds of activities such as canoeing, paddle, pedal boats, sailing. During the year, many events also take place on the banks of the Loire. A stay by the river is an excellent opportunity to discover them.

Leisure and animations in the campsite of Arpheuilles}

There is no lack of leisure and entertainment at the campsite. At the campsite of Arpheuilles, located in the department of the Loire, you benefit from free activities and the loan of equipment.

At the campsite of Arpheuilles, you have at your disposal :
- a mini-golf course to play with your children,
- of ping pong tables to start a tournament with friends,
- a beach volleyball court to enjoy the sun on the banks of the Loire at the campsite for a sports match with friends
- Children will have free access to the City Park, the campsite’s playground, the spring games and the slide for children aged 3 to 6. It is recommended that these playgrounds remain under the supervision of an adult or their parents.
- Petanque remains the queen activity of the campsite.

In case of bad weather, a playroom of about 100 m² is available to campers. Inside, you have access to the library, games for the little ones, board games and a television set available from 10 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. During the summer season, an animator takes care of your children and programs sports or manual activities.

Lodging during your stay on the banks of the Loire River

Thus, spending a holiday on the Loire can be very relaxing, fun and rewarding. Many visits are to be made to the towns and villages that border one of the most beautiful rivers in France. Various activities can also keep young and old alike busy throughout the day.
Couples, families and groups of friends who wish to stay on the banks of the Loire are spoilt for choice. All kinds of accommodation are available, especially the campsite, which will delight families. From holiday homes to apartments, hotels, gîtes and campsites, there is something for everyone. And for all budgets. So there is no shortage of accommodation options.
Camping accommodation is still the most popular accommodation in the summer period because it is family friendly and convivial. In a campsite, you have a choice of rentals: from tent pitches to bungalows or mobile homes, not forgetting the lodge tent. All types of tourist accommodation, from the original to the most classic, are available on a campsite. Enjoy a pleasant moment in an open-air hotel on the waterfront in the Loire Department by choosing the Arpheuilles campsite. This campsite located in the middle of nature, with your feet in the water, offers you all kinds of accommodation, from simple tent pitches, equipped tents or tent lodges to mobile homes....

Holidays at the water’s edge in a family holiday rental with sports activities, relaxation, family walks: choose the arpheuilles campsite located in Saint Paul Vezelin in the Loire (42)

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Camping Arpheuilles

Lieu dit Arpheuilles - 42590 Saint-Paul-de-Vézelin


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