How I discovered ‘slow tourism’, camping among the donkeys, a stone’s throw from the Loire chateaux!
As soon as I entered the cosy little chalet, which serves as a shared kitchen and lounge in this family campsite surrounded by poplars, I knew that I had made the right choice for my family. I had the heavy responsibility of finding the accommodation for our holiday! I could see in my husband and children’s faces that they were won over too!
This ‘Heureux Hasard’ is a haven of peace that we want to share. The only noise we hear from time to time is the happy braying from Noisette or Cadichou, or one of the other donkeys.
We installed our things in our canvas and wooden hut before we cooked a small dinner, finished with some herbs and tomatoes picked from the permaculture vegetable garden. This campsite is located at the edge of the Cheverny forest. It also offers pitches, gypsy caravans and ‘nomad’ or ‘trapper’ tents. With Bastien, we were looking for something that was the opposite of 4-star multiplexes with swimming pools, nightclub and unhelpful staff, but we still wanted an essential level of comfort, because we are not adventurers. After dinner, we sat around the campfire, enjoying the first evening of our holiday: the children had never experienced anything like it!