Chateau Chanteloup is a beautiful campsite in rural France, set on the outskirts of Sille le Phillipe and handily situated for the annual pilgramage to the 24hr sports car race at Le Mans.
The real winner, campsite bar in background.
1926 Bentley 3 Litre
Welcome at Château de Chanteloup
Chanteloup is located in the middle of a typical French countryside where you will profit from a remarkable site and a preserved environment. 20 hectares of meadows and wood, water spots and lawns where no recent buildings disturb this perfect ordinance.
We have been to this campsite for eight out of the last ten trips to Le Mans – and every year, Dominique adds something new and improves on perfection.
Each year also, we manage to add on motoring exotica to match the surroundings. 2015 was no different, the mixture of Bentley, Porsche, Ferrari, Mclaren, Jaguar and TVR to our tented village made it a special year indeed!
You will go for a walk or for a ride on the paths of the park. You will be able to fish and canoe on the pond with the small boats placed gracefully at your disposal. The in love ones with cars will go to the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans track and will visit its Museum impossible to circumvent.
Chanteloup is in limit of the Pole Resident of Sarthe, recognized Regional Tourist Pôle and which profits from the label “Country of art and history”. From Chanteloup you will leave to discovered the strengthened churches and castels. You will discover the Ferté-Bernard called “Venice of the West” or Montmirail, which is classified as “small city of character”.
The history of Chanteloup
The history of Chanteloup goes back to 1400 even if the two main buildings date respectively from 1815 regarding the Castle, and 15th and 19th centuries for the “Orangery” (the building close to the pond).
As far as the Castle is concerned, it was built in 1850 by the Viscountess Ogier d’Ivry who had two sons but only one castle. She thus built Chanteloup for her second son. The manor house is from a Classic Style, Louis the XVI’s time. The mansion remains pleasant to live and particularly during the family celebrations.
The Souffront family acquired Chanteloup in 1960 with its park of 20 hectares as a second home, and started the campsite business in 1974. Before this activity, the outbuildings were used as a farm with cows, pigs, pheasants and chickens. The 5 lodgings fitted out in the Old Orangerie and the farm buildings have been progessivley constructed between 1995 and 2004. Throughout the year, three persons are working full-time to maintain the park and the buildingds.
Dominique Souffront, the manager of the family business-, the family members and all the staff will be happy to welcome you and will do their utmost to make your stay a most enjoyable one.