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
Enjoying a holiday in late summer or early autumn can be great if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle of a summer escape. Choosing to holiday later in the year can sometimes make for a more relaxing experience as you can enjoy quieter campsites, quieter towns and quieter roads.
Of course, when its approaching autumn and you’re planning a break to Europe, the weather can be a key factor in deciding where to go. Although, in the UK, we’re of the opinion that you could pop a pin anywhere in the campsite map and can almost rest assured that the weather will be better there. Perfect excuse for a holiday!Details
My toddlers are obsessed with animals. Ducks, snakes, cows, lions; they don’t really care. As long as it makes a funny noise, they love it. So a day out at an animal attraction is a must for us on holiday. And we can’t be the only ones. So as I’ve recently returned from a trip…Details
I peered over the edge and gathered my composure. Six metres below a mini waterfall crashed into a bubbling, gurgling pool. “Are you ready to jump?”, said my canyoning instructor – the kind of ruggedly handsome, all-action adventurer that makes you feel less of a man. I could feel my legs wobble slightly. This was…Details
Travelling by plane can either be your idea of heaven or hell. I’ll let you into a secret. I don’t like flying. I get so ridiculously nervous before I fly that I usually feel nauseous until I’m sat down (preferably by the window), seat belt fastened and we’re airborne. I don’t like take off, never have and probably never will. But I do love travelling and seeing new places and that normally involves having to get on a plane.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
Deep in central France, the Cévennes National Park is an unspoilt mountain area that attracts nature lovers, walkers and adventure seekers. The area is covered by thousands of miles of footpaths, some which leave directly from Camping Val de Cantobre, looping through tree covered slopes, dry stone terraces, isolated hamlets and with plenty of gorgeous flowers and wildlife to see en route. It’s a great area for keen bird watchers.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