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Wine & Food

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 [...]

A Little Taste of Languedoc at Les Méditerranées

food tasting

Fresh water oysters, locally produced Noilly Pratt, marinated mussels and homemade Aioli are just a few of the Marseillan Plage delicacies you can enjoy at our Local Cuisine Tasting event, specially organised for our Al Fresco customers at Les Méditerranées resorts. Sydney, a local restaurant owner has produced a taster menu, created out of produce [...]

What’s cooking at Marina de Venezia?

The skies the limit at this dinner table!

Dinner in the Sky Marina de Venezia tries to accommodate everybody’s needs to make the summer holiday the best it can be. This week from 31 July to 2nd August 2012 the campsite has gone all out. For those who require a little more adrenaline and glamour than the average camping holiday can offer, head [...]

Cancale’s foody flavours

Oysters in a market in Cancale

If a local coastal town full of boutique shops, crêperies and fish restaurants is just what you after then Cancale in Northern France is the place to go! There are a couple of pay and display car parks and other parking options making travelling the short journey by car from Château des Ormes campsite more appealing. The coastal stretch around [...]

Chef Finalists Go Head To Head – Al Fresco Style

A plate of corn on the cob with meat and avocado

Imagine how difficult it was, ploughing through all our chef entries! Each as tasty as the next – our mouths were watering as we read each tantalising dish. But our ten finalists have now been picked and the recipes shipped off to one of our parcs to be put to the test Al Fresco style! [...]

St Malo In The Sun


Late June and the sun is shining over Chateau des Ormes in Northern Brittany. With a couple of reps sharing a day off a road trip to St Malo is agreed. A Shopper’s delight The old city of St Malo is encapsulated within tall stone walls. As soon as you pass through the designated archway entrances [...]

Love food and a snip of history in Brittany?

Dol-de-bretagne town buildings

If you like french food but don’t want to travel too far for the real deal, then the round table at in Brittany could be for you! Just a few minutes in the car from Chateau des Ormes campsite, we arrived at a quirky little ville called Dol-de-Bretagne.  The groups first impression of Dol’s quaint town was that [...]

Chicken Eatsas!! – by Sue Taylor

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Tuna Bean Salad – by Tinkerbell

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