Posts by pwilliams

Citroën 2CV jamboree in Salbris

EXCITED STOP PRESS – from our Al Fresco Reps, Steve and Gail. Pauline, There’s 2cv’s everywhere! They’ve come from all over Europe to Salbris. This is an annual event. Salbris is a neighbouring town of Pierrefitte sur Saldre where our beautiful campsite, “Les Alicourts” is situated. Kind regards, Steve. Actually, I have found this may [...]

98th Tour de France 2011 – 3 stages in The Vendée

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2011 sees the Grand Start of the Tour de France in The Vendée. This year 3 stages of the race will take place in this region. Stage 1 – Saturday 2nd July: THE PASSAGE DU GOIS to MONT DES ALOUETTES – The 180km stage begins at sea-level, at Fromentine (the Barre-de-Monts), finishes at the famous [...]

This week at Les Mediterranées, Languedoc

Cynthea, our Al Fresco Rep on Les Mediterranées in the Languedoc sent us this week’s diary entry: We have had a really “buzzy” weekend – people everywhere – due to the French Holiday. (The French certainly know how to enjoy their “bridge” weekends, making the most of a Thursday public holiday, such as Ascension Day, [...]

Le Conguel

Holiday makers return year after year to this family-run campsite on the Quiberon Peninsula. Why? Could be – the relaxing French atmosphere; the wonderful beaches; the micro-climate; how safe it is for young children; the service given by the Al Fresco staff. If you can suggest the reason, please let us know!

What a sight! Lambretta and Vespa Rally

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Hi Pauline Just thought I would let you know what a great week-end Pra delle Torri has had. On 3-5 June, we had the 19th National Meeting of the “Lambretta and Vespa Club”, which meant over a hundred bikes (some with side cars) visiting the site and parading around it. It was a fantastic free [...]

Cycling in Les Landes forest – from Sylvamar

Rikki and Julie, our Al Fresco Reps on this site, have given us instructions for one of their favourite cycle routes. As always, care must be taken when cycling, even when following cycle routes, but it is a lovely way to take in the scenery.      The 9km cycle route from Yelloh! Village Le Sylvamar to [...]

What to do in The Vendée (Part 2)


Puy du Fou – Theme park with a difference. I decided to tell you about the Puy du Fou next. It was originally our customers who told us about this, and we took a fair amount of convincing before we succumbed. Don’t expect an Alton Towers or a Blackpool Pleasure Beach. This is a totally [...]

Bonjour à tous – de “La Garangeoire”

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Greetings from Jean, your Al Fresco Rep. The holiday mode is now in full swing here at La Garangeoire. Anne and Éric Bourgon run La Garangeoire with such passion and so popular is this site that customers return year after year. Evidently they are doing something right. La Garangeoire is an exceptional campsite in a [...]

Ancient and Modern? Enjoy World War II celebrations and Funky Zumba Fitness in Rousillon

Hello and welcome to Camping Le Brasilia’s blog brought to you by Emma and Terri-Anne, Al Fresco Reps resident at the park. Here we are on Le Brasilia campsite, loving the summer sunshine after the trials of winter. Much has changed here in the South of France since last year’s season. We are now a [...]

Weekly Animations Timetable (21st May)

Jane and Harry have sent this week’s Animations Timetable. Not bad for low season! Jane had told me that Daisy’s animations team were working very hard to organise the weekly events, but it was only when she sent this that I realised just HOW hard. First the extract below shows this week’s timetable for “the [...]