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 [...]

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

San Sebastian

  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 [...]

From Sylvamar to Lourdes


Dear Becky, For our day off this week we decided to have a trip out to visit Lourdes – we thought it was worth a blog. It is just over 160km (about 100miles) from Yelloh! Village Le Sylvamar and, after a minor wobble merging from the A63 to the A64 (evil SatNav!) we got there [...]

Fête de la Musique – from Le Vieux Port

Le Vieux Port 1

Thanks to our reps on Le Vieux Port for telling us about the annual Fête de la Musique, taking place at the summer solstice – 21st June – when summer officially begins. Yippee! Lots of local bands and musicians set up in the streets and at local venues, and play free shows. There will be [...]

Cycling in Les Landes forest – from Sylvamar

Rikki and Julie, our Al Fresco Reps on this site, have given us instructions for one of their favourite cycle routes. As always, care must be taken when cycling, even when following cycle routes, but it is a lovely way to take in the scenery.      The 9km cycle route from Yelloh! Village Le Sylvamar to [...]



Friday 21st May Today we drove inland to the town of St. Jean Pied de Port.  It was a really nice drive through the countryside and took us about 1 hour.  We parked in the town centre and went into the Tourist Office to collect some information.  They gave us a town walk which outlined [...]