“Al Fresco Tour de France” Bike Ride #1 – Château des Ormes

With all of our jobs completed it was late afternoon and some of the Al Fresco reps at the Château des Ormes decided to take advantage of the bike hire at Chateau des Ormes and head out on a bike ride to explore the surrounding villages. The sun was shining down as we headed off to St Leonards in [...]

Fun in the sun…in a canoe!

Image of Roquebrune in the south of France

At long last Katie and I had decided to tick off another place on our ‘where we have visited’ list, hurray! With only a few precious weeks left to soak up the atmosphere and more importantly the sunshine in the Cote D’Azur, Katie and I were up bright and early on Tuesday morning. Don’t worry it [...]

Nightlife in the Venetian Riviera

At Al Fresco sites in the Venetian Riviera, guests’ days are jam-packed with activities, sports, sightseeing, relaxing or spending time with the family. But what about the nights? Here’s a guide to how to spend your evenings on your holiday. With the family There are a lot of options for families, and every night there [...]

Summer Games: ‘The Cube’ at Marina de Venezia

This week at Marina de Venezia, Summer Games featured Al Fresco’s version of ‘The Cube’. Here’s a summary of my favourite challenges. Blindfold Labyrinth is just that, a labyrinth in which the player is blindfolded and their team mates direct them around the obstacles. It requires good communication and tests your trust in your family [...]

Brittany’s Best BBQ Tips 2

Following on from our first blog from Andrew and Sharron Witcomb here are some further tips for BBQs including fish and meat dishes. Ideas have come from having regular BBQs at Château Des Ormes. Fish Dishes Salmon and pepper kebabs – as simple as it reads. Buy salmon fillets to cube and thread onto a skewer between pepper or [...]

Can’t get to London 2012?

Try Al Fresco summer games events instead! If you couldn’t get tickets to the Olympics this year, don’t worry – Al Fresco has got you VIP passes to the most exciting event of the Summer. Mini-Olympics on Union Lido and Marina di Venezia is a much more exclusive and enjoyable option where you can be directly involved in [...]

market at chateau des ormes

Chateau des Ormes Market

 Locally grown produce at the market at chateau des ormes campsite A taste from the market at chateau des ormes… It’s Tuesday afternoon on Château des Ormes campsite in Brittany and I find myself down at the bar using the Wi-fi. Suddenly, out the corner of my eye, I notice crowds forming outside. I take a closer look to see  [...]

Summer Games at Les Mediterranees

Hello! I’m Marianne and I’m currently training for the role of Activity Representative in Les Mediterranees, a campsite on the sunny coast of Languedoc. I can definitely see the appeal of a holiday here as Marseillan Plage (the small town a short stroll away from the campsite) is geared up for tourists with lots of gift [...]

Brittany’s Best BBQ Tips 1

Image of family cooking a bbq

When the suns shining here at the Château Des Ormes we love to BBQ so we wanted to share some of our BBQ tips. Where to stock up you may ask? Reps and campers alike agree that the supermarket to go to is the HyperU in Combourg. With a range of products from home wear, clothing and [...]

Ship Ahoy! Eating out in St Raphael.

So the kids’ club team and I decided to have a girly night! YES. After lots of discussions we decided on heading into St Raphael to sink a few ships and enjoy the delights of ‘Le Corsaire’. The restaurant was kindly recommended to us by an Al Fresco customer on La Baume campsite and given [...]