Parks

A Nature-Lover’s Paradise: Lac de Grand-Lieu

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Few people outside of France have heard of the Lac de Grand-Lieu. This is surprising, given that in winter, the lake is the largest in France. However, it is precisely this relative anonymity that makes the area so special. For travellers who are actively seeking to avoid the crowds of the more touristy areas, the [...]

10 Reasons to Visit Croatia

Reasons to Visit Croatia

Emerging from the ashes of former Yugoslavia, Croatia has risen in status to become one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Yet despite its unofficial title as one of the continent’s finest vacation hot-spots, the country still remains wonderfully authentic, and refreshingly affordable.

Things to Do in Barcelona With the Kids

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The gloriously chaotic, vibrant city of Barcelona is traditionally considered the sole property of artistic types, lively stag parties and romancing couples. However, the secret is now out – Barcelona is fast becoming a hot destination for families, thanks largely to its vibrant, colourful ambiance and multitude of things to see and do.

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.

Tour de France 2013 – Al Fresco Camping Along the Route

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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 [...]

Happening Hrvatska, Croatia – part 2

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Part 2 of Nick Rigg’s recent visit to Croatia and he sample’s some of Croatia’s campsites, coves and culinary delights… Zaton campsite Campsite Zaton is a large powerhouse of a campsite rivalling Union lido in size and scale. It lies 11 km from Zadar and 25 minutes from the airport; Ryanair fly in from Liverpool and Stansted; I [...]

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 [...]

San Sebastian, the Enchanting Culinary Capital of the Basque Country

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  San Sebastian, with its perfect sandy beaches, panoramic view points, picturesque old town and bar after bar serving mouthwatering Pintxos, is an essential Basque experience for all Al Fresco customers coming to stay in the Aquitaine region next summer. Only an hours drive from La Sylvamar campsite, divert along the beautiful West French coast [...]

Ahoy there! Step on board for Al Fresco Summer Game’s ‘Pirate Treasure Hunt!’

  Evil Captain Black beard has stolen the Al Fresco booty an’ destroyed the map. However, in his haste o’ stealing the treasure, the evil Seafarin’ hearty has left clues all over the isle o’ Nouvelle Floride! The reps at Al Fresco Summer Games at Les Mediterranees have managed to find half their valuable treasure map [...]