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
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
We’re into week two of Euro 2016 fever and tonight one of the most highly anticipated matches gets underway – Span Vs Croatia. At Canvas Holidays we have several fantastic campsites in both counties – which got us thinking – who would we pick as the winner? Well, we’ve put them head to head to…Details
Did you know that the delicious crêpe originated in Brittany? If you’ve been on holiday in the region you’ll no doubt have tried a crêpe or two. They’re pretty irresistible! The best thing is that they have you covered for sweet and savoury! Have you tried a galette before? They’re usually filled with melted cheese,…Details
To paraphrase Dr Johnson, if you’re tired of France, you’re tired of holidays. It’s the destination that never ceases to intrigue, delight and inspire.
Experiencing the real France means exploring villages unchanged by centuries, witnessing local festivals, eating local dishes, and above all meeting the real people for whom those magical landscapes are the background to everyday life.Details
Spanish cuisine isn’t quite as foreign as it once seemed. Nowadays a lot of British High Streets and shopping centres have a Spanish restaurant where you can indulge in the delicious food, although it can definitely be argued that Spanish food tastes better when sat under glorious sunshine, with a view of a beach and with a large jug of Sangria to help wash it down.
Here we look at a couple of the most popular dishes:
Traditionally in Spain, Tapas is served before the first course, more often than not with a glass of wine. Tapas means ‘cover’ or ‘lid’ and it’s said to have originated from a piece of bread being used as a cover to keep flies out of the wine – clever thinking!Details
For a day trip to Paris with a difference, let your stomach be your guide…
We asked Paris-based pâtissier and food writer, Frances Leech, to share her favourite culinary adventures in the City of Lights. Her travel philosophy is for every tourist or cultural activity you do, there should always be a corresponding food stop! Now there’s an idea we can get behind! So put on your walking shoes and most stretchy trousers, and get set for a day of tasty treats…
Best bread and croissants
Breakfast is an important start to the day, so no one should start a day’s sightseeing on an empty stomach. For one of the best baguettes de tradition in the city, head to Gontran Cherrie in Montmartre (22 Rue Caulaincourt). They also offer flaky croissants and speciality breads like black squid ink, or fig and lemon. Walk down to the Montmartre cemetery afterwards to peek in the old tombs.
Regularly described as France’s gastronomical heart, the Dordogne region is a natural larder for some of the finest ingredients you can hope to sample in Europe.
Whether you are looking to indulge in gourmet specialities like black truffle or foie gras or prefer the simplicity of in-season strawberries or locally grown walnuts, your tastebuds will be exposed to an exciting range of flavours exclusive to the Dordogne.Details
As well as being a fantastic haven for water-babies who love nothing more than spending hours out on the water, the South West and Royan regions of France offer a lot to experience on dry land too.
We’ve put together a few things to experience:
The three towers that stand over La Rochelle’s harbour are an iconic sight as they stand tall protecting the entrance from unwanted visitors…well they did back in unsettled times gone by when the city was at war. Visitors can now climb up the towers that date back to the 13th and 14th century to enjoy fantastic views over the water including the nearby islands of Aix, Ré and Oléron as well as over the city. The towers are open all year round, with varying opening hours. Guided tours are also available.
There’s something so wonderfully relaxing and fascinating about aquariums and La Rochelle’s stands out as being amongst the best. You could easily spend a day learning about the sealife around the French Atlantic Coast.Details