Paris Hidden Gems

There are so many iconic sights to see in Paris – the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame and the Sacre Coeur to name but a few – you might think you don’t have time for the “smaller” sights. But while you probably don’t want to miss out on the main attractions, it’s also well worth [...]

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 [...]

Five Things To Do In Austria (That Don’t Involve Vienna)

OTHER than a quick peek over the border into Germany or a Viennese Whirl what else does Austria have to offer the discerning holidaymaker? Well, lots, as it happens. You could head to Vienna. But then, everybody does that, right? You want something unique, something different, something unusual. Something to set you apart from the [...]

Cupid Calling

Hi lovers, it’s Cupid here.   Fancy winning a family holiday to an Al Fresco Holidays parc this summer?   All you have to do is look for the hearts we have hidden throughout the Al Fresco website and then comment here and tell us how many you have found…   I’ll be giving a [...]

Happy Monday! It’s the first happy day of the year


According to our research, today is the first happy day of 2012! What a reason to smile hey? Most of us have now been paid and started to think about booking holidays and all the fun things we can do this year, now the post Christmas blues are done and dusted. Plus this year, we [...]

Languedoc – Domaine des Deux Ruisseaux

Deux Ruisseaux

If you’re returning to Sérignan-Plage in the wee small hours in late August and September, don’t be surprised if you see major activity in the vineyards of Domaine des Deux Ruisseaux in Sauvian. The ‘Two Streams Estate’ – it doesn’t sound quite the same in English – began life in the early 1960s, when Gilbert [...]

The VENDÉE : Domaine Saint Nicolas

Our local wine expert, Simon Woods, has found the best wines to savour, maybe while enjoying the Tour de France, actually watching the race, or exchanging your experiences with your neighbours after the event. Or maybe purely relaxing, while the children play. Or better still, why not visit one of his suggested “tasting rooms”, and [...]

Wine time with Simon Woods

Shorts on, flip flops next but one top priority once I get on parc is what I call “wine acclimatisation”. The senses are already alive with the sunlight, the sounds of the countryside and the smell of foreign soil, and then, somehow, the taste buds start to play up in expectation too, for a taste [...]


Pool at Marina di Venezia

COMPETITION TO WIN TRIP TO MARINA DI VENEZIA, ITALY To celebrate the launch of our new blog, we are running an amazing competition to win a family holiday to one of our flagship parcs, Marina di Venezia! The lucky winner will be taking their family to this stunning beachside parc in 2011 for a week [...]