Cote d’Azur

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 [...]

Douce Quiétude, the best way to experience the Côte d’Azur

Jean, our Al Fresco rep, from the Douce Quiétude campsite in the Côte d’Azur, talks us through all the opportunities and activities this amazing campsite has to offer.   Douce Quiétude: a rough translation being ‘gentle tranquillity’ and sums up this area quite nicely. It’s nestled in the well seasoned pine groves of Valescure/St Raphaël and situated [...]

Welcome to St.Tropez

boats at st tropez harbour

St Tropez harbour Welcome to St.Tropez. “Get fresh, gotta stay fly”….that may be the ever so popular song that springs into some people’s mind when hearing the words St. Tropez. However the ‘real’ St. Tropez is far from that. Its coastal chiqueness is easily accesible to Al Fresco customers staying in the Cote D’Azur. I [...]

Fun and laughter on La Baume

I arrived outside the campsite gates of ‘La Baume’ feeling very nervous and unsure about what lay ahead of me for the rest of the season. However that soon vanished as I was greeted with a warm smile by the lovely ladies on reception. Driving through the campsite and heading towards where I would be living [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Grab a bargain at the traditional Frejus market.


Hearing the hustle and bustle going on round the corner in Frejus market and being my inquisitive self I decided to stroll on over and see what was happening. As I approached I could see lots of different market stalls. The smell of fresh home-grown produce was in the air. ‘Elles sont belles elles sont belles mes [...]

Kids! Come and join the club

Bursting with excitement Rebecca and I, rushed to the Al Fresco kids club tent on our grand opening at ‘La Baume’ campsite in the Cote D’azur. As we approached it we spotted lots of excited faces amongst all the hustle and bustle,  the first of many to enter into the magical world of the Al Fresco kids [...]

Weekly Animations Timetable (21st May)

Jane and Harry have sent this week’s Animations Timetable. Not bad for low season! Jane had told me that Daisy’s animations team were working very hard to organise the weekly events, but it was only when she sent this that I realised just HOW hard. First the extract below shows this week’s timetable for “the [...]

Celeb-spotting at Cannes Film Festival 2011

cannes fim fest 2011 red carpet

11th-22nd May is Cannes Film Festival. Wow! We managed to take a bit of time off together, to visit the town the other day. Celebrity mayhem! Unfortunately we missed the main events, (a rep’s life is a VERY busy one), but the general atmosphere was “interesting” to say the least. The Old Harbour was bursting [...]