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Pays de la Loire Maine-et-Loire Gennes Loire Valley
  • In the heart of the Loire-Anjou-Touraine Natural Park
  • Along the river, between Angers and Saumur
  • Accueil vélo label on the Loire by bike route

welcome to camping On the banks of the Loire

Bivouac on stilts, trekking tent and unusual night on the boat

Welcome to Gennes-Val-de-Loire, a town ideally located between Saumur and Angers, on the Loire à Vélo route. At Camping On the banks of the Loire, Benoît Poitiers offers you a unique formula. You will have the choice of sleeping in a bivouac on stilts, in a trekking tent or in an unusual night on a boat. An accommodation offer in the heart of an idyllic natural setting, which will provide you with serenity and conviviality. This eco-responsible accommodation formula is ideal for travelers looking for experiences and surprises.

The eco-responsible reception of Camping On the banks of the Loire

Heritage enthusiasts, lovers of the environment, horse riders, bikers, cycle tourists or hikers? the Camping On the banks of the Loire will be the perfect place for a weekend or for a longer stay. If you are interested in oenology, you can visit the cellars of Saumur and spirits. If gastronomy stirs your taste buds, you can also taste local products from Anjou and take cooking lessons! Canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, parachuting, horse riding, fishing, quad biking are on the program... With his teams and local partners, Benoît will be able to guide you and you won't want to leave!

An idyllic destination

Le Camping On the banks of the Loire offers you a unique cocktail of nature, culture and unusual and friendly accommodation. You will be surprised by the diversity of activities to discover and memories to create with those you love. Departures of canoe descents are organized from the camping every Thursday. Then place mountain biking, horseback riding, river trips or fishing. Also go for a hot air balloon flight! So many incredible experiences to admire the sandbanks and the marvelous landscapes of the Angevin countryside. L'Anjou is a perfect destination for holidays with family or friends.

The lights and colors of the Loire Valley will certainly awaken your artistic soul. Don't forget your camera, pencils or brushes! Bell towers, churches, bridges, houses, rivers, dungeons, forests, cultivated fields, meadows, vines… You will have many subjects of curiosity and many opportunities for visits! The landscape is carved out by valleys. The park is crisscrossed by rivers and streams. Agricultural activity is abundant and the land is fertile. On the plateaus, the more arid soils welcome vines and beautiful forests where the trails invite you to walk. Bikers are welcome at camping. They will particularly appreciate the beautiful roads in the region.

Isn't happiness on the bike?

Aware of its environment suitable for the practice of two wheels, Benoît has chosen to adapt his establishment for you cyclists and cycle tourists. the Camping On the banks of the Loire is indeed located both on Francette by bike and on the Loire by bike route. Regardless of your starting point and your arrival, a step in this camping is therefore essential!

La Francette by bike

The first route from Normandy to the Atlantic promises you 600 kilometers of cycling route, from Ouistreham to La Rochelle. You will cross magnificent and varied landscapes punctuated by towns and villages with so typically French charm ... Travel smoothly, at your own pace, along the water and the countryside.

It is also this art of traveling at your own pace and in harmony with nature that the Loire by bike route offers you.

The Loire à Vélo

900 kilometers of route connect Cuffy, near Nevers, to Saint-Brevin-les-Pins in Loire-Atlantique. Downstream upstream of the Loire, you will encounter breathtaking landscapes with astonishing lights. You will chain splendid panoramas. You will cross natural spaces rich in their flora and fauna. Then you will join walks on the Loire in a traditional boat… Because… By bike, isn't the real pleasure to enjoy every moment? Set foot on the ground and take the time to observe the small heritage, to exchange your experiences with the people you will meet, to listen to the locals and to live different sporting and cultural experiences.

le camping at the edge of the loire offers a privileged welcome to cycle tourists

Benoît has also taken all the necessary steps to welcome you with the services and equipment adapted to cycling. The “Accueil Vélo” label is real recognition from the French Cycling Federation, which has validated its facilities and services.

It is also the guarantee of quality accommodation for this establishment on the banks of the Loire and which is located near the route of La Loire à Vélo. It therefore offers you an attentive welcome and services adapted to your needs as cyclists…. In short, it makes your life easier! Less than 5 kilometers from the route, you will have a secure bicycle shelter, repair kit, practical information, advice, circuits, weather forecast... You can also wash and dry your laundry. On the leisure side, you can also rent bicycles and accessories.

You will have bicycle cleaning solutions, lockers to recharge the batteries, breakfasts adapted to the effort, packed lunches, a meeting place with tables and benches.

As for accommodation, the bivouacs on stilts and the trek tents are pearls for awakening in front of the Loire… You will also have the choice of unusual accommodation such as the catamaran or the sailboat. You will have access to a collective kitchen, you will be able to both refresh yourself and discover local drinks (Piautre for beer, Loère for Cola, Ice tea and lemonade from two partners and ditto for wines (Domaine Bodineau and the Robert and Marcel cellar)!

atypical accommodation du Camping On the banks of the Loire

Benoît is committed to thinking with you and for you. His sense of hospitality and quality service is unique and… Almost without limits! The diversity and multiplicity of accommodation he imagined and designed at Camping On the banks of the Loire, are the realization. According to your mode of travel, according to your number of travelers, according to your desires of comfort, adventure or unusual… According to your budget, according to the season or even the weather… You can select the location or the accommodation of your choice.

Are you backpackers with a tent? Spacious and quiet pitches are provided for you. Are you rather in camping-because ? Other even larger pitches with additional services will be offered to you.

A preference for the furnished tent? Opt for the Canada tent, the canvas bungalow, the canvas tent or the stopover tent.

Is it mainly comfort that you are looking for? The mobile home and the mobile lodge will satisfy you.

Do you want to live a different and unique experience in an unusual accommodation? The Bathô Sailboat and the Bathô Catamaran will exceed your expectations.

Are you roaming on foot, on horseback, by bike or on a motorbike? The Bivouac at height like a privileged cabin will make your eyes shine!

au camping at the edge of the loire, you will discover a real art of living

Le Camping On the banks of the Loire is located both along the Loire and in the center of Gennes. An ideal location to enjoy local shops on foot or by bike and take the time to explore this town. On the Loire front, its many sites and monuments cover the entire chronology of regional history. While strolling in the picturesque alleys, you will see the splendid points of view of the Loire. The forest plateaus will reveal many curiosities.

Breathe, get out, get oxygenated!

Do not worry about everyday life and refocus your energy on what makes you happy. Benoît, his team and his partners will handle the rest! Au Camping On the banks of the LoireEvery morning in July and August, the itinerant baker comes between 8:15 am and 8:30 am to bring you fresh products from his artisan bakery. You can order breakfasts with fresh croissants and baguettes delivered by the bakers in the village. A glass of orange juice, a bowl of coffee or chocolate or tea, a croissant and a third of a traditional baguette with butter and jam, this is the typical breakfast that is offered to you. The dream isn't it?


Contact the reception and you will have all the information, contacts, documentation and tips as you wish. Two massage professionals for the whole family come to the camping on request and reservation. They are on duty on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in July and August. Your contact to plan your massage: Aurore, tel: 06 50 08 16 21. Chair or table massages in a dedicated area. It is not beautiful life at Camping on the banks of the Loire !?

Local products

All products are homemade with local products and respecting the traditional baking tradition. For a refreshing break, Benoît invites you to taste the local beer, La Piautre. For Cola, La Loère is a great success and Ice tea and lemonade are also artisanal! Two partners in local wines (Domaine Bodineau and the Robert and Marcel cellar) invite you to discover their specialties to learn about local wines. Local market garden products are also in the spotlight depending on the seasons, the weather and the availability of traders.

Food-trucks and itinerant shops

Every evening in July and August, local food trucks will delight you at the Camping On the banks of the Loire. Each week traders present their products and wine tastings will enliven your taste buds. For the festive part, entertainment is regularly offered in July and August. You can participate in petanque competitions or sports tournaments. Would you like advice on the choice of activities, tours, outings, or book a massage?

Market days

  • Monday : Les Rosiers sur Loire: 8 a.m. to 13 p.m. in the city center and Doué-la-Fontaine: from 8 a.m. to 13 p.m. in the city center
  • Tuesday : Gennes from 8 a.m. to 13 p.m. on the Place du 8 mai
  • Wednesday : Beaufort-en-Vallée (12 km from Gennes)
  • Thursday : Longué-Jumelles from 8 a.m. to 13 p.m. (11 km from Gennes) and Brissac Quincé
  • Saturday : la Ménitré from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the church square (8 km from Gennes) and Saumur on the place St Pierre (15 km from Gennes)

To prepare your stay, go to pages Accommodation, Themes et Tourism.




  • Camping open from April to September
  • Camping certified bicycle welcome
  • Free WIFI at reception


  • Refreshment point
  • Breakfasts with croissants and baguettes delivered by the village bakers.


  • In July and August, daily delivery of fresh products from the local artisan bakery.

Practical life

  • “Special cyclists” services.
  • Towel hire.
  • Towels / person: bath and toilet towel kit.
  • Sale of single-use bed linen kit.
  • Good gifts to offer


  • Beach soccer balls available
  • Provision of basketballs
  • Provision of volleyballs
  • Provision of soccer balls
  • Provision of badminton rackets



  • Regular activities in July and August


  • Petanque contest
  • Sports tournaments
  • Canoe trips
  • Pony rides


  • Every evening in July and August, local food trucks will delight you


  • Massages and well-being



  • Badminton
  • Terrain de football
  • Volleyball court
  • Board Games
  • Ping-Pong
  • Orientation course


  • A television is installed in a natural setting to follow all the sporting events (European football championship, Tour de France and various)


A destination with so many themes is unique! At Camping On the banks of the Loire, Benoît invites you to explore the region on foot, by bike, on horseback, by motorbike, and of course, to discover the treasures of the historical and wine tourism heritage.



Le Camping On the banks of the Loire will be the dream place for a weekend or a long vacation. Unusual accommodation, tents, bungalows, bivouacs ... A complete and unique range of accommodation will be offered to help you choose the one that suits you.



The region around Gennes-Val-de-Loire is full of natural, cultural, artistic and historical treasures. The wild Loire, rivers, forests, plains and villages stage a journey full of colors, emotions and activities of all kinds, including the Camping On the banks of the Loire is the epicenter.


Average rating of the establishment

8.99 / 10

87 reviews


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Activities and entertainment


Quality / price ratio

10 / 10

Ingrid L Welcome camping

Type of stay:

As a young couple


Mobile home 2 rooms

Period of stay:

September 2021 7 days

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How not to appreciate the idyllic setting, the sympathy and the smile of the team, not to mention their kindness but also the quality of general management of the camping.....

Accommodation Reviews:

For a comfortable week, feel at home elsewhere! Easy to maintain and well insulated from bad weather, significant advantages to keep your mind at ease

9.75 / 10

catherine c Welcome camping

Type of stay:

Senior couple


Mobilodge without sanitary facilities

Period of stay:

September 2021 3 days

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Very pleasant welcome from the managers of the camping.... We enjoyed the calm, the trees and the view over the Loire. Camping well located for the various activities and visits in Anjou.

Accommodation Reviews:

The accommodation is very well located in the camping (view on the Loire). There is everything you need for a good stay.

the comfort of the bed

10 / 10

MARY D Welcome camping

Type of stay:

For sharing


Mobile home 2 rooms

Period of stay:

September 2021 1 days

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Detailed note


Person on our arrival available and pleasant

Accommodation Reviews:

Very clean accommodation with crisp and comfortable bedding

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