Back in September Canvas launched a writing competition for youngsters up to the age of 12. The brief was to write about their ideal holiday for the chance to win a £1500 Canvas Holidays voucher. Despite many superb entries, one in particular stood out from Miles Williams (10) from Surrey. Read the winning entry from Miles…Details
You can’t beat France for a camping holiday. Here’s our blog posts about camping in France, packed with holiday ideas and inspiration.
As the days start to get colder and darker, we’re beginning to reminisce about those warm, sunnier days which are fast becoming a distant memory. With winter coming, we need motivation to get through, and what better way than planning a spring break!Details
The Easter holidays are a special holiday – aside from the obvious, it’s sometimes the first time in the new year that you can all take time off together and have some fun! We’re really excited that the first campsites are opening this weekend just in time for the Easter break. Holidays at this time…Details
Situated in the north west of France, the Loire is most famous for having lots of castles, or châteaux in French. There’s over 300 Châteaux dotted around the region which are truly a sight to behold. You’ve probably heard of Châteaux de Chambord and Châteaux de Chenonceau – they’re two of the most beautiful! And that’s saying something as all 298 of the others are pretty impressive too!
Even if castles aren’t your thing, the Loire has plenty more to explore and enjoy!Details
Let’s do something different
During May and June there are some brilliant events on such as the Spanish Grand Prix, the Cannes Film Festival and the French Open. Attending big events can be a pretty pricey affair so getting good accommodation at a great price means there’s a bit left over for the fun stuff.
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There are Crème eggs in the shops… it must be time to think about Easter! This year, the holiday falls quite early (Easter Sunday is 27th March) so it’s definitely not too soon to start planning your Easter escape. Here are 5 Easter holiday spots, perfect for a family break. Camping Bella Italia, Lake Garda…Details
We love family holidays in the Vendée – you can’t beat the sunshine and safe sandy beaches. And when the children need a break from building sand castles, there are plenty of action-packed days out to be had across the region. Here are our top five favourites. #1 – Planete Sauvage About half an hour…Details
We love discovering new places and as we ventured into Provence for the first time last season, we were intrigued to find out more. Provence is a wonderful region with fantastic food and drink, beautiful surroundings and a perfect spot if you fancy a truly French experience.
We got the lowdown from one of the team who knows the area well:
#1 – Avignon
Located to the North of Provence, and just over an hour away from our new campsite Domaine des Iscles, ancient Avignon is a must for first time visitors to Provence. The 800 year old walls encircling the city definitely deserve to be explored, and hark back to Avignon’s past as a papal capital. This is also evident in the magnificent medieval fortress and Palais des Papes (Papal Palace) in the interior of the city. When you’ve had your fill of history, take time to explore the pretty cobbled streets and squares, or visit the renowned food market to sample some local delights. If you are holidaying in July you should definitely make a point of visiting Avignon to experience the famous performing arts festival that takes place at this time every year.Details
Who says a trip to Disneyland is just for kids? It’s somewhere for everyone where imaginations will be sparked, memories will be made and tired feet will be found! Our blogger Sara gives us her guide to a day out at Walt Disney Studio’s Park, Paris. A lot of people don’t realise that Disneyland Paris is…Details
The Château de Chambord is one of the most iconic sights of the Loire Valley. Towering majestically over the beautiful rural countryside, the château certainly draws attention. Here’s 10 things that you may not know about this striking château: It’s the largest of the Loire’s châteaux – although unbelievably, it was originally built as…Details