Les Bois du Bardelet Rally

from £32.15 to £46.65 Per unit


Great for young families wanting to get a taste of France, not too far to travel from the ferry ports

With an indoor children’s pool and great pool complex, Les Bois de Bardelet is a great base for discovering the eastern Loire Valley, whether by car, by bike or on foot, and taking in the châteaux famous in this region. With large pitches and plenty of open space, the site organizes a range of activities to keep everyone occupied.

Rally Stewards will be Gary and Nicola Boulden.

Typical activities have previously included games, quizzes, meals in the campsite restaurant, barbecues, coffee mornings, evening activities and events, and site organised entertainments. 

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Gien 4 miles, Orléans 40 miles, Fontainebleau 55 miles, Paris 94 miles

Local transport (2017): none available in the locality. Train station in Gien.


Large rally pitches located in an exclusive area of the site. Pitches separated by flowering shrubs; open, shaded and part-shaded. Camping area away from lakes; pitches with 10A electricity; or very large pitches 180m² with 16A electricity, water and drainage, some also with individual wash rooms.


High Season
Typical activities (subject to demand) may include games, quizzes, meals in the campsite restaurant, coffee mornings, evening activities and events and site organised entertainments, kayaking sessions on site, children's crafts.

'Formule active' activity package available on site (2018: free for ralliers), includes: canoeing on the site lake, boules, tennis, mini-golf, table tennis, one beginners' archery lesson per week (equipment provided for all these activities), plus fishing (with your own equipment).

Worth noting
- A valid Camping Card International (CCI), available from the Club, is required for all our overseas rallies

- BBQs permitted

- Dogs welcome

- Minimum stay 2 to 4 nights (dependent on pitch type)

- Ice pack freezing

- THE SITE BARRIER is open from 0700 to 2300

Site Accessibility

Dedicated accessible facilities Level access to reception. Level access to special unisex washrooms including: shower with seat; washbasin; wc with grab rail. Flat terrain, with main routes and pathways tarmac or compacted surface. Step to bar / restaurant. Outdoor swimming pool access through footbath.


Les Bois du Bardelet Rally has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Outdoor pool

    Outdoor pool

  • Indoor water play area for young children

    Indoor water play area for young children

  • Jacuzzi


  • Bar


  • Small shop

    Small shop

  • Tennis court

    Tennis court

  • Cycle hire

    Cycle hire

  • Fitness room

    Fitness room

  • Activities and entertainment, including free children's club for different age ranges

    Activities and entertainment, including free children's club for different age ranges

  • Washing machines

    Washing machines

  • Indoor pool

    Indoor pool

  • Paddling pool

    Paddling pool

  • Wellness centre with spa and sauna

    Wellness centre with spa and sauna

  • Evening restaurant and take-away

    Evening restaurant and take-away

  • Play area

    Play area

  • Multisports court

    Multisports court

  • Canoes


  • Fishing


  • Modern heated wash blocks

    Modern heated wash blocks

  • Wi-fi on pitches (charge)

    Wi-fi on pitches (charge)


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We went to this site as part of a rally, run by Gary and Nicola Boulden.

This review is for Les Bois du Bardelet Rally

We went to this site as part of a rally, run by Gary and Nicola Boulden. This was our first rally and really made a difference for us. They got the balance just right; informal events you could take part in if you wanted to, which just opened the door to making a few friends and people to have a drink or just a chat with. We even had a sing-song and a bit of line dancing (thanks Nicola!). There was no pressure to take part but because of those get-togethers, we felt we could chat to people, knowing they were also happy to socialise. Nicola and Gary were really useful providing ideas of where to go and what to do - their info pack in the Stewards' tent was very informative. We didn't have small children with us, but it looked like the animation team do a great job with the kids; football tournaments, competitions, games, pool games etc. My only comment would be that there could be a bit more evening entertainment for the adults, so although there was an international quiz, it was aimed at the children, and the 8.30 pm disco seemed to finish when the children stopped dancing. No real effort to get the adults dancing; we like dancing too! There was another organised dancing evening which was great fun. The Activity Pack was well worth the money; we did archery, p�tanque, table tennis, canoeing on the lake (there were more choices as well), all included in the Pack price. Our favourite day out was to Guedelon which is a castle about an hour away which is being built from scratch using medieval techniques; the English tour is a must. It was interesting seeing how castles were built, you get to visit all the tradesmen in the "village" seeing them working for real. From the campsite you can cycle into the Gien (4.5 miles each way), there's a market on Saturday, and the supermarket, or venture a bit further into Briare (11 miles each way) to see one of the oldest canals in Europe. Thank you to our Rally Stewards Gary and Nicola for making a good holiday great!

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Lake
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5


Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.

Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.

Please proceed to book in order to find the latest prices, availability, or if you are looking to start your stay within less than 1 week, please call 024 7767 0375.

Contact Centre Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

(Closed 1.00pm-1.30pm on Wednesday, closed Bank Holidays)

More information on pricing can be found here.