France

Culture on the Coast: Europe’s Best City Beaches

Europe's Best City Beaches

Often, when booking holidays, it’s common to fall into the trap of believing that you can’t have it all. More often than not, families spend their time debating whether to enjoy a beach break, or whether to head inland and have a more cultural holiday in the city.

Top Ten Beaches in France

Top 10 Beaches in France

France is, quite simply, the ideal holiday location for families. The warm, balmy climate, classic cuisine and beautiful scenery make it a firm favourite for travellers, and with over 2000 miles of coastline; it is a great choice of destination for families looking to enjoy a coastal holiday, in true French style.

Tour de France 2013 – Al Fresco Camping Along the Route

Tour de France

Planning to watch the Tour de France 2013, which is set to prove more spectacular than ever in this its 100th incarnation with tougher mountain challenges than ever before? Well, Al Fresco has the country pretty much covered, north to south, side to side, with luxury parks in no less than ten different regions. So [...]

Tour de France 2013 – What to expect

Tour de France

What to look out for The Tour is, of course, famous for its relentless, punishing mountain stages. But this year they’re going to be twice as arduous…One of the most eagerly anticipated highlights of the 2013 race is the ‘brutal’ double ascent of L’Alpe d’Huez (1,860m) with its legendary 21 bends. This will prove a [...]

Tour de France 2013 – History

Tour de France

With the Tour de France due to start in a few days we thought it’d be the perfect time to share with you a series of posts about the Tour. The first will be a  history of the Tour, then we will let you know what you can expect from this years tour and finally [...]

City Breaks with Al Fresco

The Eiffel Tower in Paris

Camping holidays with Al Fresco aren’t always revolved around tanning on the beach and drinking cocktails by the pool; there are plenty of campsites which are perfectly situated next to popular cities with many exciting days out to be enjoyed. Whether you fancy sight seeing historic buildings, doing a bit of souvenir shopping, or exploring old streets [...]

The Breathtaking Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

Guggenheim and Bilbao

Towering majestically over the Bilbao sky line, sits a piece of modern day architecture like no other.   With an outer skin of over 33,000 treated titanium sheets, giving the building a scale like sheen and a structure of glass and sandstone; it is no wonder that since opening the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao has attracted over [...]

Le Viaduc de Millau

millau bridge

Whilst driving through the French countryside past vibrant green fields, cattle grazing and the expanse of vine yards, make sure you take a detour past a miracle of man made design; The Millau bridge. Officially named Le Viaduc de Millau, the tallest bridge in world (343 metres high) was opened in 2004 to carry the heavy high season [...]

Cirque de Navacelles, the Natural Wonder of Languedoc

Cirque de Navacelle backdrop

Forget photographs of half built sand castles and dad snoozing of the beach; if you want holiday snaps that will really make the in-laws gasp, then head to Languedoc with Al Fresco and experience the giant oxbow basin of the Cirque de Navacelles. Formed by the meandering Vis River, the Cirque de Navacelles was originally [...]

Les Sablons at Portiragnes Plage

les sablons

  Whether your looking for a fun and exciting family holiday or a peaceful getaway for two, an Al Fresco break at Les Sablons is the perfect destination for you. Unlike other family orientated parks, Les Sablons has all the opportunities for days spent banana boating and sliding down water shoots without loosing its tranquil atmosphere. A [...]