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Subject Topic: Fresh ideas for summer 2020 Post Reply Post New Topic
12/9/2019 at 11:30am
 Location: Cheshire
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Could anyone give some inspiration for next Summer? We have camped in France for about 10 years and have done Brittany/Vendee/Hendaye/Loire/St Emillion and Royan area. Every year we decide to look for something new but we can never find what we want so usually end up back in the same sort of area. We are very picky about our campsites!! Our age range of children will be 17 to 6 so ideally we need a campsite with a range of activities. We are happy to start one stopover south so around 8 hours from one of the Brittany ferries port and we usually do around 8-10 days in two campsites. Eg this year we stayed at La Guyonniere in the Vendee which we loved and then Mane Guernehue in South Brittany before sailing back from Caen. We like a very large pitch, good pools and sports during the day but quiet at night. We're not too bothered about being near the beach this year. Any ideas?? Thanks.



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12/9/2019 at 11:52am
 Location: Bristol
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Why not venture inland and try out the rivers. So many lovely areas to choose from such as the Tarn Gorge or Ceze River. Camp near Pont du gard and swim and canoe under the aquaduct. There are also the falls of Sautadet, there is a nice campsite on the banks there called Camping Les Cascades de Sautadet which is lovely.
Once you go further south of the Vendee, you get to see how much more of France is worth seeing.

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12/9/2019 at 12:05pm
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Thanks good ideas but maybe a little too far south for us. We are a little squashed in the car hence making a 4 hour drive pretty much the maximum that is bearable!


12/9/2019 at 12:15pm
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Try another country?

Overnight ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland , or from Hull if you wish, then 100 mile drive to Camping de Paal - it has all the things on your wish list - except southern sunshine, but you say you don't want to drive far enough south for that.




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12/9/2019 at 12:28pm
 Location: Cheshire
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Thanks. It looks a nice campsite. Something to think about. We've also stayed in the Vosges Mountains and then Camping Birkelt in Luxembourg sailing back from Zeebrugge. We loved Camping Birkelt and I really liked the Vosges mountains but it was a bit too remote for the teenage element of our family!


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12/9/2019 at 12:59pm
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This may be of use

Val Joly


This will keep them occupied and exhausted


12/9/2019 at 9:20pm
 Location: Derbyshire
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I loved the Auvergne a few years ago. It's reachable with a stopover, we stopped in Burgundy for 3 days on the way out and visited Guedelon, then did a week in the Loire on the way back.

Lots of mountains, lakes- it's quite a French touristy area so prices were a little higher. We stayed at the Sunelia Ribeye site which has an excellent pool, private lake and activities so really good for older kids and teenagers. There are many other sites around though.


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via mobile 12/9/2019 at 10:20pm
 Location: Cheshire
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Thanks. That looks like an ideal site. I need to do a bit of research on the area as I don't know it at all but it's certainly a possibility.


via mobile 14/9/2019 at 8:14am
 Location: Otley W. Yorks N Yorks border
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Try Camping Le Paradis at St Leon sur vezere in the Dordogne, a beautiful site in a lovely area with loads to do on site and in the area. Great pool area, bar, restaurant, Tennis, gym, activities for everyone, immaculate sanitaires. In my mind itís the best campsite in France. You could do a site in the vendee first then itís a 4 hour drive over to this site.


via mobile 14/9/2019 at 11:29am
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Thanks. That one is already on our shortlist. Looks lovely.


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17/9/2019 at 10:38am
 Location: Perigord Noir
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If you haven't been before, the Dordogne has plenty to do for everybody - canoeing on the river, boat trips on the river, castles, gardens, fab views.

Personally would recommend La Bouysse near Sarlat - right on the river - has its own canoe hire, big pitches (at least 10m x 10m - some considerably larger), pool, bar, take away, easy access to big Supermarket in Sarlat on a quiet road (main ones can be pretty busy in season).

Handy if you've kids with such an age range as it's next door to Soleil Plage campsite and there's a path connecting la Bouysse to the bar / restaurant at SP - pool table / table tennis very popular with teenagers.

Last time one of our teenagers (as was) was with us, he and several others would slope off to SP for a couple of hours in the evening.


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17/9/2019 at 11:03am
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Quote: Originally posted by paul+julie on 14/9/2019
Try Camping Le Paradis at St Leon sur vezere in the Dordogne, a beautiful site in a lovely area with loads to do on site and in the area. Great pool area, bar, restaurant, Tennis, gym, activities for everyone, immaculate sanitaires. In my mind itís the best campsite in France. You could do a site in the vendee first then itís a 4 hour drive over to this site.



I would agree with that sentiment, it is probably the best site we have stayed on and as well as all the facilities it is also very relaxed and friendly.


17/9/2019 at 7:22pm
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Zeeland, Holland.



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