La Garangeoire

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 [...]

What to do in the Vendée (Part 3) – Challans in Bygone Days

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Sorry, it’s been some time since I have written about this area, as I have been very busy publishing our reps’ blogs instead. That’s a very valid reason, in my opinion, as they are providing very useful up-to-date information on and around our campsites. Anyway – for Part 3, I highly recommend “Autrefois Challans” – [...]

Ship Ahoy! 2012 Al Fresco Olympics – here we come!

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Another wonderful blog from our Jean, our Al Fresco Rep at La Garangeoire. Has anyone else taken part in this raft race? Please let us know how you went on! Ahoy there land lubbers! Who would have thought that raft building could be so much fun? I do remember years ago doing it on a [...]

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 – [...]

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 [...]

98th Tour de France 2011 – 3 stages in The Vendée

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2011 sees the Grand Start of the Tour de France in The Vendée. This year 3 stages of the race will take place in this region. Stage 1 – Saturday 2nd July: THE PASSAGE DU GOIS to MONT DES ALOUETTES – The 180km stage begins at sea-level, at Fromentine (the Barre-de-Monts), finishes at the famous [...]

Bonjour encore tout le monde! – de La Garangeoire

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I had never really noticed how spacious our emplacements are at La Garangeoire until last week when a couple visiting from another local campsite pointed it out to me. They were viewing our campsite as a prospective holiday spot for next year. They were interested in the Vivaldi home that I was setting up and [...]

Simple pleasures at La Garangeoire, France

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On the recommendation of some friends we stayed at  La Garangeoire in The Vendee last August. It was our first Al Fresco holiday but certainly not the last.  The Al Fresco pitches were the best on the site – large plots with lots of space for our young children to play within sight.  The park, [...]

What to do in The Vendée (Part 2)

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Puy du Fou – Theme park with a difference. I decided to tell you about the Puy du Fou next. It was originally our customers who told us about this, and we took a fair amount of convincing before we succumbed. Don’t expect an Alton Towers or a Blackpool Pleasure Beach. This is a totally [...]

Bonjour à tous – de “La Garangeoire”

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Greetings from Jean, your Al Fresco Rep. The holiday mode is now in full swing here at La Garangeoire. Anne and Éric Bourgon run La Garangeoire with such passion and so popular is this site that customers return year after year. Evidently they are doing something right. La Garangeoire is an exceptional campsite in a [...]