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Campsites Le Parc de Fierbois
Reviewed 20 August 2012

We only stayed here for 1 night as we were driving around France staying in different areas but we tried to extend our visit as it was so great.

This parc was located in the countryside with lots of pretty towns nearby which was great for day trips sightseeing.

The mobile home was big, the decking and BBQ were lovely and the homes weren't cramped together.

The lake area was lovely and the indoor swimming pool and gym overlooking it were great.

The kids club, swimming pool and bar area/games area were good, not too busy and the kids loved staying at the parc.

The bar, shop and restaurant weren't cheap but having them all on site was a great help.

We will be returning here next year as we stayed at 3 of these parts and this was by far the best for both adults and children

  • Stayed: August 2012
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1  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 15 August 2012 via mobile

Stopped here for four days last week on way back up from the Dordogne. Had lovely stay and really like this site. We stayed here three years ago as a one stay holiday. The site is well maintained and pool is excellent. Can't complain.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

I simply cannot fault this site...we travelled with a 10yr old and 12yr old and they had a fantastic time. We were quite apprehensive as previous reviews have been anything but complimentary. Stayed for the first 3 weeks in July. We travelled with Keycamp and had a lovely pitch. Some pitches are quite shaded in the wooded area and I would recommend you request a sunny pitch. The Castell group also provided a great time table of activities for young teens from soccer to archery, tennis, golf, ping pong, aqua gym.....we practically had to make an appointment to meet our children. The bistro was superb and quite inexpensive. Karting within a 10 minute drive. Zip wires on site by the lake; perhaps not as adventurous as others we have experienced on the coast. Bastille night was amazing!!!!The best I have seen in our 10yrs holidaying in France. A superb fire works display is held by the lake...lasted approx 20mins. There was face painting , a parade with lanterns, chinese lanterns..not to be missed if you are booking for next year.

Room Tip: Avoid the wooded area because let's face it we are getting far more rain than we ever got and th...
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

Problems with Keycamp Villagrand mobile home at pitch number 611 included

Black mould spots over the double bed head board
Blood stain and other large stain (possibly urine or semen) on the centre of the mattress cover (mattress cover taken away by courier from Key Camp but no replacement)
Coagulated blood on bedroom doorframe at hip height
Most cutlery bent and all teaspoons heavily stained
Small saucepan contained previous holidaymaker’s food
Small sharp knife had point broken off
Vegetable peeler completely blunt
Tray heavily stained
Glass bowl chipped around rim
No tea pot
Mop and bucket not found for days eventually found behind mobile home
Stickiness and stains on indoor dining table
Filth collected around sink
Filth collected around indoor bin handle
Cupboard doors, doors, light switches and handles with dirty marks on them
Cooker very slow compared to previous gas cooker units
Water pressure for Wash Hand Basin very low
Tooth paste embedded in bathroom plug
Toilet cistern loose on wall
Shower room cabinet doors not meeting as doors misaligned
Shower room roller blind stained with white marks
Roller blind in bunk room torn
Curtain tiebacks in all rooms, except double bedroom, were missing their Velcro
Outside furniture covered in splashed up mud
Parasol filthy and mouldy
Pitch had white paper rubbish strewn over it and the remains of an orange balloon
On arrival my husband and I cleaned for two hours - which has hopefully improved things a bit for the next unfortunate family. I made a complaint in resort and after the holiday to Keycamp and we have been given a few pounds towards another holiday with them.
The campsite in the brochure is quite different in reality. The swimming pool footbath was a muddy puddle which on one day contained a dead slug. I cannot see how this keeps a swimming pool any cleaner! The pool itself was quite interesting but a supervision nightmare, the situation being made worse by lifeguards that were not always on task and sometimes absent. The indoor pool was down a steep hill near the lake. The lake and artificial beach were unappealing. The lake was very dirty and I am told very deep; the beach was builders sand with weeds growing in it. The paths on this campsite are quite rough in places, especially around the shaded pitches near the trees and lake. We observed Canvas Holidays making a greater effort with the cleaning of their mobile homes, even cleaning the tops of their parasols. So we might use the site as a base again but not with Keycamp.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

Like the previous two reviews, I felt I had to post my views of the site after reading some really negitive reviews. We stayed on the site over June / July 2012 through Canvas and had a fantastic time. The site looked well kept and clean, and the pools etc were great. There were no lifeguards until July but if you read the signs it does say that! Canvas staff were great and we had no problems with any of the site staff either. I have stayed on a castles site previously and found there to be much more space and privacy on the Fierbois site.
I get annoyed when people say things like "the shop is expensivet" and "the pool is cold", no one is forced to shop there ! and why is an outdoor unheated pool going to be warm !
This is an prefrce peacfull location for relaxing and exploring the Loire. I would say bikes are a must as the local roads are ideal. Ok this site is not perfect, i would say 7/10. It could do with a freshen here and there and as all the buildings are fairly modern it does lack some of the character of other Castles sites which tend to be centered arround a chateau. Off season it is quiet which we had no problem with but I can imagine that older kids/teens might get bored.
All in all though a great site, we got good weather which made it.
A must is the Zoo de Beauval about an hour away, expensive but worth it! and the town of Richelieu has a beautiful park which you can loose a day in.

Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
5  Thank Willowlodge05
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Address: Parc de Fierbois, 37800 Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois, France
Region: France > Centre-Val de Loire > Indre-et-Loire > Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fierbois
Hotel Class:5 star — Campsites Le Parc de Fierbois 5*
Number of rooms: 400
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the Loire Valley, a vast domain surrounded by a lake and a hundred year old forest. Quality accomodation and multiple activities make an ideal location for restful and family holidays: vast water areas (toboggans, heated and covered pool, lake and fishing), activities for everyone (adventure trail, sports grounds, skate park, archery, crazy golf, pony rides, etc...), Restaurants, shops, bar, and entertainment. ... more   less 
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