Posts by Al Fresco Reps

Explore the Adriatic Coast at our New Park – Adriano Campsite


Adriano is one of our newest parks, situated close to Ravenna on Italy’s east coast. It offers a superb getaway for families with its sandy beach location and sociable atmosphere welcoming families from all over Europe. Adriano campsite is also just a short walk to Punta Marina’s beachside restaurants and bars, and there’s plenty of [...]

Kiting in the Vendée

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This was sent to us as a newsletter item for the Al Fresco Reps, but as a holiday-maker who has tried kiting a few times, I thought our customers might also like to read it Josip and I have been at Sol a Gogo in the Vendée now for nearly three months. When we arrived [...]

Castell Montgri, Costa Brava (Part 2)


Lynda, our campsite courier on Castell Montgri, continues her account….. From the French border down to Tossa de Mar The coastline is unspoilt and easy to drive around. Even in July and August the traffic is steady, enabling you to explore any day. Two hours away is Barcelona. You can also visit the football stadium [...]

Exploring inland from Sequoia Parc

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Today, 27th July, the weather finally seems to be improving. We’ve had 15 days of not so good weather -some cloud, some heavy rain and even such a strong gale that the campsite was notified and told to tell all couriers to take away all furniture from the deckings. Makes life more interesting! Fortunately, nothing untoward happened – [...]

What to do in the Vendée (Part 3) – Challans in Bygone Days

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Sorry, it’s been some time since I have written about this area, as I have been very busy publishing our reps’ blogs instead. That’s a very valid reason, in my opinion, as they are providing very useful up-to-date information on and around our campsites. Anyway – for Part 3, I highly recommend “Autrefois Challans” – [...]

Pra Golf Club – Monthly Tournament


We became very proud Al Fresco Reps recently! On the first weekend of the month Pra Golf Club hold a tournament (a Stableford competition) and has around 100 entries. One of our guests, Darragh Flynn, aged 15, impressed The Club so much that he was invited to enter. He was the only English speaking player [...]

Club Farret – with Europark just a stroll away.


Well – not only has the weather significantly improved here at Vias Plage (Club Farret) over the past few weeks but the facilities on offer have increased likewise! All our parasols have been in full use these last two weeks with the weather soaring into 30 degrees plus, accompanied by a beautiful sea breeze which [...]

Festivals and Events in and around The Vendée – June/July

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Our reps, Philippa and Josip, on Sol a Gogo St Jean de Monts, emailed this information regarding events happening locally for the rest of June and July. These events are usually free (obviously you pay for refreshments if you have them). The French are passionate about their little festivals, and it never fails to amuse [...]

Le Club Farret – Eat! Play! Relax!

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By Al Fresco Reps – Gemma and Simon This week has been busy at Vias Plage with the grand opening of the mini golf, situated only 250m from the campsite. This “sport” is very popular with the French, and the new mini golf boasts a brilliant crêperie as well. On opening night there were 50 [...]

What is there to do in The Vendée? (Part 1)

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I thought I’d write a bit of a blog about our (my husband and myself) experiences of the Vendée. You never know – you might find something useful in it that you didn’t know. When our children were little, we spent a few 2-week holidays in The Vendée. We love the scenery of Brittany, and [...]