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.

Brissac Castle

Europe’s most haunted castles

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.

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halloween-pumpkins

Halloween in Europe

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…

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Château de Chambord

Holidaying in the Loire: is it for me?

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!

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