The campsite Tedey is in the coastal town of Lacanau, 60 kilometers from Bordeaux. It is located outside the village, in a beautiful pine forest, providing shade during the summer, and it is only a two minutes walk away from the beach. On the beach, there are big waves and it is quite windy, so it is perfect for those who like surfing, kite surfing, and other water sports. The campsite offers shady places where you can put your tent and then there are also small cottages which you can share with 4-8 people. The villas have rooms for two people, one room with twin beds and a mini kitchen-living room. There is an area to eat outdoors, so it is much more enjoyable. It is a region where it rains a lot during the whole year. It is not the blue or the Mediterranean coast so the water is colder, has more power, and also the outside temperatures are cooler in the south east of France.
Previously we had been in some camp grounds, either in tents or in bungalows but never in a mobile home as on this occasion. The experience was great but unfortunately during the first two days it was cold for two reasons. The first, and I think the most influential, is that we were the first to use it after being closed since early September and the second reason is that Easter in Britain is not the most propitious time to go. Despite all that, if I had to repeat the trip I would gladly. The campsite located on the banks of the river Ellé has an area of 24 hectares divided in generous plots for mobile homes, caravans and tents. Among the services we had was a supermarket (somewhat expensive), restaurant, bar, outdoor pools with water slides, indoor pool, horseback riding, tennis, canoe and of course organized children's activities.
The Camping les Mouettes (gulls in French) is the height of Martigues on the Mediterranean coast. It is very well located, and once you arrive, you will not need the car at all. The beach of Sainte Croix is a beautiful cove, very natural, with pine trees that give shade. Right outside the camping space, there is a little convenience store, which naturally is more expensive than the supermarket. However, if you only come with basic food, you will probably need some fruits and vegetables. There are a few restaurants around too. The campsite has places to put your tent, and rent mobile homes. Some have direct view of the path of customs, and the sea! During the summer, children 12 and under can participate in a lot of free activities organized by the campsite. Games for children, bouncy castle, table tennis ... While the adults go fishing or horseback riding. A 5 kilometers is Sausset les pins
The Camping Club Arcachon is the village's municipal camp site. It is a beautiful and located near the center, in the heart of a pine forest. You can go camping with your tent or a caravan or rent a plot for the whole year. I spent a weekend there and loved the quiet and also the pool area with slide. The site has a restaurant and bar.
The La Rouviere Campsite can be found at the entrance of the Ardeche Gorges, at the height of the arch bridge that's over the river. They have direct access to the water to go kayaking through the gorges, and organize trips themselves. The owners weren't kind to us and then on top of that they made us pay to rent boats from them also. They said we were getting bill also and never did, and to charge the normal price without clearly explaining why. But the place is nice, we rented a small bungalow for 5 people, 95 euros a night out, has everything going in for picnics, and a table outside with a barbecue to prepare a roast. The campsite has a small shop, which was almost empty because it was early in the season, at least make baked bread every morning, and a cafeteria. More land to play basketball, bocce fut. Camping grounds are shaded.
Siblu parks belong to a British chain of "mobile homes" located on the French Atlantic coast and the Mediterranean. We were in "Les Charmettes" during Easter and it was a wonderful experience, especially for children. There were more staff than guests. It was very nice and we went cherry-picking. There were around 50 employees and 20 guests.
These are the ADVANTAGES we had:
- The Easter holidays in France do not coincide with those of Spain, which is low season, and so it was super cheap. We paid about 200 € a week for 5 in a mobile home with terrace, garden and 3 bedrooms.
- Heated swimming pool for a few hours in the morning and afternoon.
- Activities for kids (crafts, dances, character visits, which was exciting for the children) in the morning and afternoon. At night there was a party, but since there weren't many people it wasn't much of a party. We weren't interested anyways, we like to make the most of the daytime.
- Although there weren't many activities planned during this season, the few that there were, were almost exclusive to us. And that's what we wanted, escape from the crowds, the hustle ... It was also far easier to only have to spot 3 "heads", because with the crowds it's crazy.
DISADVANTAGES (or advantages?):
- The language. The parks are bilingual, so everything is organized in English or French. But I took it more as an advantage, so that little by little the children grow up accustomed to other languages, learn new words, learn about other cultures...
- Weather. In that week of March we had a bit of everything: sun, freezing cold, rain, hail, wind...
It is a very nice and say very touristy, but in March it was empty.
One year we repeated our Siblu park experience, as the first experience has been fantastic. To repeat! We were a group of families, and when we arrived we found with surprise, that we could pool our mobile homes for the same price, were awarded some higher-end mobile homes. A nice touch! The 4 mobile homes were excellent, very clean, spacious and well kept. It's amazing how every centimeter of a mobile home is well used! It is an ideal place to practice English near the border. Interestingly the majority of customers are British and all activities and posters are bilingual: French and English. As we said Siblu chain is English, so a large number of British customers go there. On this side of the coast that is not very common. For children there is a mini-club where they have a terrific time and there are days when they are visited by characters e.g. a mouse. The only downside is that, in mid season, the pool is open from 10.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 18.00. And it costs a lot of time to conform to French! One of the many things positive is the price. From Easter to mid-June, and from September, there is a very interesting offer: 3 nights/2 days to 90 € in the basic mobile home for 6 persons. In the price is includes barbecue, entrance to the pools, mini club and the "parties". www.Siblu.Fr
The ideal place to enjoy a naturist holiday. Relax in the Balnéo, with an impressive Roman decor. If you do not like boisterous children, it's wonderful as they are not allowed in the under 16 years. In the morning it is naturist and evenings 'textile', when the atmosphere is much more boisterous. The restaurant La Villa is very good value, great pizzas. Be sure to try and buy the great wines of the Languedoc, I am a lover of pink. I was there in August 2009.
If you're looking for a place where you can forget all your worries, then go to ARNA where everything is excellent, including the bungalows, the beach, and the pool. Whether to rest, walk, bike, or surf, this is a naturalist's paradise less than an hour and a half from San Sebastian. For me, an annual visit is a must. I have yet to stay in the new treetop cabins.
The Camping du Pont d'Arc is next to the River Ardeche, in the village of Vallon Pont d'Arc. Most people come to enjoy the natural beauty of the river gorges and kayak its 30 kilometres. The campsite has its own kayaks and offers three types of tours, between 7 and 32 kilometres down the river, then they take you back with your kayak. Prices are similar to those of nearby campsites, around 20 euros/night for two people, and between 80 and 100 euros for a 5 person bungalow. There are many places in the shade, and the proximity of the river makes it a cool place to stay in summer. There is a small supermarket next to reception selling commodities, so you don't have to go to the village 5 kilometres away.
So, last year's experience in Britain has encouraged us to spend six days at this campsite again. The mobile home we had this time was a little bigger and better designed than the last. Two double bedrooms, one with double bed and the other with two single beds, a large lounge and fully equipped kitchen, two full bathrooms with shower and a large plot with gazebo and barbecue make the house quite comfortable, particularly for two people. The campsite is very well equipped. It has a supermarket, restaurant, bar, takeaway place, games room and table tennis, indoor and outdoor pool, laundry and various sports facilities. I have added the website below but unfortunately it is only in French and English. Http :/ / www.Canvasholidays.Co.Uk/
While in Paris on holiday we decided to visit Disney Land so we looked for a campsite nearby. We went to "Les Etangs Fleuris" which is in Touquin, about 30km from the Park. The campsite is great and very well kept. The grounds are very spacious with plenty of grass and plenty of shade. The atmosphere is very calm and there are various activities to pass the time: with ping pong, pool, wi-fi, trampoline for kids, mini golf, swimming, fishing and even the landscape, both within the camp and in the surrounding area is so nice, you can take beautiful pictures. The personal touches were excellent.
This campsite has room for both tents and bungalows for 2, 4 and 6 people. For our we chose the bungalow for 4 people, with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, toilet room and kitchen, all compressed in a small ingeniously planned space. The good thing about this campsite is its location, less than 1km from the beach, which is semi-wild. There is only a beach bar and lookout point there. Perpignan is about 20 minutes drive, and other major towns are also quite close. I chose this accommodation because it offered the best value / price in the area, with offers from 100 € for 4 nights. The only drawback is the group of leaders, who start the music and the show in the pool at 11 am, and at night end at 12 or 1, so I'd advise a bungalow away from the pool if you want to sleep when you want. Otherwise, it's a good choice of a place to stay, with several shops nearby and in an excellent location.
The Campsite The Ventouse is 3 star hotel with reasonable price (21-odd euros per night for 2 persons +1 store +1 car) and the staff is very friendly and they have all your camping needs right there. You'll find this campsite at just 10 minutes walk from the harbor and its restaurants and small beach, with pool, shower areas, bathrooms and laundry rooms everywhere. There's even a children's play area. The campsite is well situated with a lot of trees that allow some sun to flee when it hits hard. In the office of camping there selling bread and some commodities (from the jam to spread on bread to toothpaste or toilet paper) with very reasonable prices still camping. really had a good time and we felt at home!
The Arradon municipal camping village is the cheapest in the village, because it's owned by city council. It could not be better located: just 10 minutes walk from the town center where there's a bakery, and a small store-supermarket, and 10 minutes from the shore of the Gulf of Morbihan. It is in a quiet area and it seems ideal to rest in a calm, relaxed and friendly environment. No noise at night - so do not come looking for the typical private campsites parties with costumes, music, and other animations. A simple place, with basic equipment (including, parking for "camping-cars" which you can clean the bathroom. For those who like cheap and practical travel, It's ideal!
What appears obvious when visiting the city's municipal campsite of Saint-Avertin is its tranquility. Although it is located just minutes from the center of the neighboring city of Tours and close to a fairly busy street, the place itself is pretty quiet, hidden behind trees and just steps away from a small canal or river (it may be the river Cher). Not far away is the town center of St Avertin, with its bakery, post office, banks, a mini supermarket, etc.. The facilities are basic but adequate and fairly inexpensive (the night cost 14.10 euros for 2 people). If you do not have a car, it should not prevent you from visiting the area as it has a good connection with Fil Bleu buses so you can get to Tours in about 15 minutes. It will take longer by bike but it is do-able and enjoyable as much of the route goes along the river Cher. A good choice for those wishing to visit Tours to enjoy some real tranquility whilst being close to all amenities!
With an ideal location, camping Les Pins is very nice, in Bidart on Biarritz Avenue. On the other side of the road is the beach. The campground offers many amenities like a pool (with children's pool), supermarket, tennis courts, bar, newspapers, etc. It also organizes many activities and evening entertainment. I can't quote a price because there are different rates depending on the accommodation and the season. There is tent and caravan rental. Visit their website for more information.
South of La Rochelle and 200 meters from the beach, camping Au Port Punay is an ideal place for families with young children. It is located in Plage châtelaillon, a coastal town which keeps all the authenticity of a typical fishing village where they grow oysters and mussels. This is a rather easy to enjoy a friendly atmosphere among trees and nature. The sites are shaded to ensure the welfare and tranquility of visitors. Some trees are over 40 years old so respect for the environment is an added value of the campsite. You can enjoy the pool or take a bike ride along the coast and discover the beautiful landscapes of the Atlantic. There are also nature reserves and the offshore islands of Poitou-Charentes as well as arranged tours for lovers of heritage and culture. In July and August, events are organised for children. There really is something for everyone here.
In the Vendée coast, camping Préveils offers all the services of a high-end camping. However, At this campsite there are few places for tents with most of the sites reserved for caravans and bungalows. The campsite is only 100 m from the sea, with private beach access. The facilities are well kept and children can enjoy multiple games, activities and sports. This campground is always full, so it must be booked well in advance. The campground has a store, but sometimes you have to travel to La Petite Grière, 500 meters from the campsite, to find more variety of products or other things you might need.