The Vendée is one of the most popular holiday destinations in France, visitors are drawn here for its remarkable sunshine record and magnificent beaches. Located in western France on the Atlantic coast, the Vendée is just south of Nantes and north of La Rochelle, both excellent cities that are ideal for a day trip. Alongside…Details
Find the best camping destinations across Europe. Here’s our blog posts about our favourite camping destinations in France, Italy, Spain and more. All packed with holiday ideas and inspiration.
There are many reasons why Brittany is one of our favourite camping destinations. There’s so much to see; from stunning beaches along the coast to fascinating medieval cities, Brittany is the ideal destination for adventurous families. It is a region that holidaymakers visit again and again – as there is always something new to discover. We’ve written…Details
FamilyExtra is our free all-action activity programme for the whole family, available at five of our top campsites across France. We chatted to Kylie Evans, general product manager at In2Action, the firm responsible for creating FamilyExtra, to find out just what makes this programme so special. Kylie started off as a FamilyExtra courier at Domaine…Details
When you hear of people holidaying in Croatia you’d expect to hear that they’re jetting off to Dubrovnik or Split, but more and more airlines are now flying to Pula the largest city in the region of Istria – which happens to be the closest airport to our Croatian campsites making it perfect for a fly and drive holiday. As…Details
Thinking of flying down to Nice this summer for a camping holiday? Let’s face it the prospect of driving with a car full of energetic kids shouting at the top of their lungs ‘ARE WE THERE YET?’ is not the most appealing start to your holiday. Luckily many of our campsites are conveniently located close…Details
The Easter break is a great time for a get away with the kids off school, the arrival of Spring and even the sun making a few more appearances! We’ve been looking at the ways Easter is celebrated in some of our favourite destinations, and discovered some very unique traditions! Ostersonntag in Germany: Germans, like…Details
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
We’ve all got our own special memory of when we knew we absolutely loved holidaying with Canvas. In a series of blog posts, including some from some special guest bloggers, we’ll be inspired by our ‘Canvas Convert’ moments. We’d love to hear yours too – tell us on social media about how you became one…Details
It’s Halloween and we’re taking a look at some of Europe’s spookiest castles. They’re all within reach of Canvas campsites, so it’s easy to add a spine-chilling twist to a day of sightseeing!
1. Brissac Castle, Loire Valley, France
With soaring gothic towers, Brissac Castle is the tallest castle in France and the most haunted! It was owned by nobleman Jacques de Breze and his unfaithful wife Charlotte in the late 15th century. Charlotte was so indiscreet with her affair that on discovering her transgression, Jacques murdered both her and her lover. Jacques was said to be driven so mad by the moaning of the lovers’ ghosts that he soon sold the castle and fled. They say the two lovers can still be heard today, moaning as they roam the castle towers.
It’s that time of year again, the pumpkins are carved, sweeties are in abundance and the costumes are gruesome, Halloween is here! But have you ever wondered about the origin of this spooky day? Or how it’s celebrated in other European countries? Let us take you on a journey of terrifying discovery…Details