Welcome to Castels Le Château de Chanteloup campsite near Le Mans

An authentic 5-star campsite in the Sarthe region

We are proud to be one of the oldest members of Castels, the up-market range of camping grounds in France!

 The Château de Chanteloup is a  remarkable site with a preserved environment: 21 hectares of lawn, meadows, woods and ponds with nothing but beautiful historical buildings. There are no mobile homes or chalets at Chanteloup.

Chanteloup is open from

30 May to 24 September 2020

Very comfortable, high-quality, 5-star facilities and amenities, both in the castle and the outbuildings. All renovated recently!

Wander on foot or ride a mountain bike along the bridle paths in the grounds and the many other trails in the surrounding area. You can fish or row on the pond, where boats are available free of charge. Of course, you can enjoy the lovely heated pool and comfortable sunloungers.

You and your children can participate in the activities and enjoy the entertainment provided, most of them free of charge!

And if you have children or teenagers, you will quickly understand why they love being at Chanteloup. They can practise new-found autonomy in a secured setting!

And we have prepared itinerariesif you want to discover the surroundings! Discover typical little villages and fortified churches, small characterful towns and many castles! Car enthusiasts can visit the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans track, the site and museum.


The history of the Chanteloup campsite

The history of Chanteloup, a small noble fief, goes back to 1400 but the two main buildings date back to 1815 for the castle, and the 15th and 19th centuries for the Orangerie by the pond.

The castle was built in 1815 by Viscountess Ogier d’Ivry who had two sons but only one castle. So she built the castle for her second son.

The house is built in Louis XVI style, very classical and comfortable, particularly for family parties.

The Souffront family bought Chanteloup with the 21 hectares of grounds in 1960 as a holiday home. They created the campsite in 1974. Before the campsite was created, the outbuildings were used as a farm, home to cows, pigs, pheasants and chickens. The 5 holiday lets installed in the former Orangerie and the farm were opened several years ago. The property is maintained and improved by a team of four all year round.

Dominique Souffront, the manager of the family company, his brother, Jean-William, and the rest of the team are delighted to welcome you into their home like friends.

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