Grande Metairie – a young artist’s impression

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This blog was sent in by the family of an obviously very talented daughter. (See her painting below.) “Camping at La Grande Métairie near Carnac was our first Al Fresco holiday and was fantastic. There were eight in our party (four adults & four children, ages 12, 10, 10, 9) and we all had a [...]

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 [...]

The one that DIDN’T get away! – Les Alicourts


Gail and Steve, the new Al Fresco representatives at our Les Alicourts resort, situated in the Loire valley sent us this report: “This is our first season as reps. We weren’t sure exactly what to expect, but we are enjoying the job more than we ever imagined. We’ve met so many lovely interesting Al Fresco [...]

Au revoir from Les Meds

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Here’s a last blog from our campsite rep, Cynthea, at Les Mediterranées, who kindly sent this in after she unfortunately had to return home. But she has passed on the names of new reps to me, who she assures me will write very good blogs. So, watch this space. “All the evening markets are now [...]

Celebrating Bastille Day at Sequoia Parc


Hi, Clive, Just keeping you up-to-date with what is going out out here in South East France. Bastille Day is celebrated every year on 14th July (not just here – but all over France). It is France’s national day and commemorates the storming of the Bastille, which took place on 14th July 1789 and marked [...]

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 [...]

Fort Boyard from Sequoia Parc

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The weather last weekend, here at Sequoia Parc, reached over 40°C -a little too hot for some people who spent their time looking for shade or water to splash in. Luckily, most of the Al Fresco plots have some shade. All our plots are large and surrounded by bushes and trees, giving not only the [...]

Life at Sequoia Parc

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Our Al Fresco Reps on the campsite sent in some general information about life at Sequoia Parc. They are very enthusiatic as the season really gets underway. “The weather’s been improving all season, and the campsite is now quite full. The entertainment is growing with the number of people. Aqua-aerobics at 11am is very popular, [...]

Cycling around La Garangeoire

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Jean, our Al Fresco rep at La Garangoire has been “getting on her bike” researching information for us! Many people embarking on a camping holiday in France either drive all the way from the UK(apart from The Channel, of course) or Fly/Drive. At home, generally they spend much of their day-to-day lives driving around – [...]

Beaches for everyone!

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Our Al Fresco Reps on Sequoia Parc sent in this blog. They are obviously enjoying finding out lots of information to pass onto you, so you can get the best out of your holiday. The weather is warming up nicely now, with temperatures hitting 85° this week. Most people on the campsite are either spending [...]