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2014 luxury mobile homes on 26 family campsites

in France


trust With over 40 years experience of dealing with Europe’s finest campsites, you know your holiday is in safe hands when you book with Alan Rogers. We’re independent specialists and all our campsites are regularly assessed by our professional inspectors. And your ferry inclusive holiday will be fully protected by The Holiday Trust Fund. We want your holiday to be a great success – it’s an important moment in everyone’s year. So, if you’re considering a modern, fully equipped mobile home on a top campsite, in a sought after location, trust us to make it happen.

We’re friendly, helpful and expert. Call us on 01580 214000


choices We have a great range of campsites in all the most popular holiday regions. All are representative of their region, and all have a host of activities and offer a warm welcome. So choose a site that suits you and start looking forward to your holiday. 16-21 Our mobile homes 22-35 VendĂŠe & Charente 36-51 Brittany 52-53 Paris 54-55 Loire Valley 56-63 Atlantic Coast 64-65 Dordogne 66-73 Mediterranean & Provence 78-79 Map and list of sites

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discover An Alan Rogers mobile home holiday allows you the chance to discover superb campsites, in great destinations. Whether on the coast or inland, you’ll discover dramatic scenery, quiet seaside villages, secret sandy coves, historic châteaux, scented lavender fields, bustling modern towns and rolling fields of vibrant sunflowers. Not to mention a chance to discover colourful history, unique culture and mouthwatering cuisine. And wherever you choose to holiday, you’ll discover what makes a great campsite: superb facilities with great restaurants, sensational waterparks, loads of activities and a wonderful setting. In short all you need on hand, right there, to ensure a great time.

Discover something different With so much to discover, there’ll be plenty of news for friends (and yes, with wifi available on most sites, facebook could still be an option while on site!). On one of our holidays it’s highly likely the kids will discover something for the first time: their first oyster… the first run on an aerial zipwire… asking for a baguette in French for the first time… Small steps or big steps, it’s all about discovering new experiences.

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freedom Our holidays give you the freedom you want. The freedom of spending time in an open air environment, with plenty to do, plenty to see and plenty to entertain. You can enjoy the flexibility of deciding what you want to do each day, choosing between a wide range of activities. What do you fancy? Cycling? Riding? Tennis? Walking? Canoeing? Minigolf? Maybe shopping? Barbecuing? Or simply lounging with a good book?

Take the plunge Many of our campsites have aquaparks these days: elaborate pools, boasting waterslides, ‘toboggans’, shallow ‘Californian-style’ lagoons for toddlers, bridges, wave machines and the like.

Join in, chill out With organised children’s clubs on most sites in high season, there are always activities to keep the younger ones amused. They can go off and have fun, leaving you to relax – if they’re happy, you’re happy. And come evening, many sites lay on musical events, themed meals, discos, stage shows, wine tasting and magic acts. Get involved or not, you have the freedom to choose.

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refresh A change is as good as a rest and our holidays give plenty of scope for a real change of pace, a different environment and a refreshingly different way of life. It’s only for a week or two, but you will find your batteries re-charged and yourself re-energised simply through a break in the usual routine: no school runs, no supermarket sweep, no domestic paperwork, no everyday errands that shape our workaday lives. Just take each day as it comes, enjoy the natural variety and take a deep breath of fresh air.

Do something different On a campsite you cannot help but do things differently. Cycle to the shops, go rockpooling after tea, play football on the beach, take an afternoon nap, fly a kite before breakfast. Such simple activities are a real tonic and refresh the body and soul.

Refreshingly convenient And to make things even easier, you’ll find most facilities you need on site: buy your morning croissants on site; pick up some provisions in the on site shop – some sites boast small supermarkets. Dine out in the on site restaurant – no driving so you can enjoy a glass of wine. Maybe enjoy a lunchtime drink at the on site bar, often overlooking the pool – or succumb to a midday takeaway pizza from the on site pizzeria. And perhaps order some takeaway frites to go with tonight’s family barbecue. A number of sites now offer spa treatments on site – you might find massages, body wraps, scrubs, reflexology and more. Now that is refreshing.

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memories A holiday is a once a year treat; a special break in the family’s year when everyone can relax, step off the treadmill and unwind. It’s a time when special memories are created, and shared experiences are savoured. Simple events and experiences live long in the memory: the first fish caught, winning the minigolf tournament, running through the fields to the beach... Quite simply, children love campsite life and campsites love children. Children are welcomed in bars and restaurants and so much of campsite life is geared towards them, making life relaxing and easy for everyone. And with so much to see and do in and around every campsite, you’ll find you spend more time together as a family. Enjoy the chance to take time out, linger over a late night drink under the stars and relax – the kids can stay up a little later than usual – it’s what memories are all about. So ‘escape’ with us on holiday in 2014 and let us assure you of lasting memories for years to come.

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sunshine Sure, we’re fed up with wet British summers and we all want some sun - but where to go and is the sun guaranteed when we arrive? Well no, but statistically speaking, the further south you go, the better the chance of sunshine and feel-good holiday weather. So generally in France, the weather is likely to be much better than in your own back garden. The Med promises the driest, hottest weather of all, however not everyone wants unadulterated heat. Other regions have their own micro-climates. Brittany and Normandy are popular with families, especially those with young children, who while they do want to escape the British ‘summer’, do not necessarily want the kids to fry all day. What’s more it means less time in a hot car to get there. Some will tell you the Vendée-Charente coastline has more sunshine hours than the Côte d’Azur, and many resorts boast of their unique micro-climate. Further south, Aquitaine is believed by many Parisians to offer the best climate of all: many of them head to Bordeaux and the Landes forests. Inland areas do not afford the cooling sea breezes but usually you avoid the masses who flock to the coast. For many, a hot, hazy afternoon in the Loire Valley or the Dordogne with the sound of cicadas for company is preferable to a lively bar on the sun-baked Riviera.

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value We work hard to offer quality and choice at remarkably low prices. And we pride ourselves on providing a friendly, personal service. Your holiday is important to us and you won’t find better value anywhere. What’s more we’ve teamed up with Vacances Krusoë, a leading French tour operator, thereby ensuring a consistently high quality of accommodation - built to the demanding standards of tour operators and campsite owners alike. And when this modern, well constructed accommodation is sited on top campsites, you know your holiday is in safe hands.

Huge savings You’ll find our prices consistently below those of our competitors - check the brochures and see for yourself!

LOW SEASON OFFERS Low Season ‘10’ for ‘8’ offer. Book a 10 night holiday between 10th - 30th June 2014, and pay for just 8 nights. Book a 2 week holiday starting on the weekend of 10/11 May and we’ll discount the second week by 30%. Please call us for details.

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mobile

home life A high specification mobile home allows you to enjoy all the benefits of a great campsite while ensuring maximum comfort and convenience. We are delighted to offer selected Krusoë models on 26 great campsites – all with the same high quality of mobile home – fully equipped and quality assured. No unexpected surprises. All are under 5 years old, many are brand new for 2014 and you’re assured of reliable quality, consistent standard of equipment, and the same clean, clear, contemporary design that makes them the leader in campsite accommodation. You’ll feel at home immediately, and enjoy a modern studio apartment feel with modern décor, tasteful furnishings, and all the comforts you’d expect from the best in the business. • Well thought out kitchen • Stylish, contemporary bathroom • 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms – something to suit all needs • Wooden sun decks and outdoor furniture

You’ll find a full-sized fridge-freezer, microwave, cafetiere and gas hob. Plus all the crockery you need, from plates, bowls, glassware to frying pans and the usual utensils. And of course, all cutlery is provided, right down to the corkscrew.

Beds are 140cm wide (children’s 80cm wide) and on all sites bed linen is available to hire at special low rates.


one bedroom Your fun sized 1 bedroom mobile home A compact but cosy mobile home that provides a well designed, fully equipped apartment-style unit for a couple. You’ll find all you need is here: a living/dining area, with kitchen and modern bathroom with shower. Outside, a wooden sundeck allows you to enjoy an evening aperitif and dine al fresco. • Double bedroom • Fully equipped kitchen • Sleek, contemporary bathroom, separate wc • Wooden sun deck

1 bedroom Krusoë 504 models may vary slightly from site to site

Find this mobile home at:

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Camping du Jard, page 28 Parc de la Grenouillère, page 54 Camping Club la Bastiane, page 72


two bedroom Your spacious 2 bedroom mobile home A well designed, extremely modern layout, sleeping up to 6 people (29m square). A central lounge with kitchen forms a convenient living space while outside a wooden deck, sometimes covered, provides more room for stretching out with a good book, and for eating outside. • Double, twin bedroom (and double sofa bed if required) • Fully equipped kitchen • Sleek, contemporary bathroom, separate wc • Wooden sun deck

2 bedroom Krusoë 784 2CT models may vary slightly from site to site

Find the 784 2C/CT mobile home on the following sites: Le Domaine des Pins, page 22 Camping les Pirons, page 26 Camping Les Violettes, page 30 Camping L’Estanquet, page 34 Camping le Panoramic, page 38 Camping de la Boutinardière, page 42 Le Village Parisien, page 52 Camping la Bouquerie, page 64 Domaine des Naïades, page 70

Find the 834 2CT mobile home on the following site: Le Pré Catalan, page 68

Find the 734 2C/CT mobile home on the following sites:

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Le Domaine de Léveno, page 40 Camping le Châtelet, page 46 Airotel le Vieux Port, page 60


three bedroom Your super-sized 3 bedroom mobile home Similar in feel to the 2 bedroom models, and also sleeping up to 6, but with an extra bedroom and more space (34m square) to stretch out. All models have a wooden sundeck, sometimes shaded, for extending the living outdoors. • Double, 2 twin bedrooms • Fully equipped kitchen • Sleek, contemporary bathroom, separate wc • Wooden sun deck

3 bedroom Krusoë 784 3C models may vary slightly from site to site

Find the 784 3C mobile home on the following sites: Camping de la Plage de Riez, page 24 Camping les Pirons, page 26 Camping du Jard, page 28 Airotel Oléron, page 32 Camping L’Estanquet, page 34 Camping de Kéranterec, page 36 Camping le Panoramic, page 38 Le Domaine de Léveno, page 40 Camping de la Boutinardière, page 42 Le Village Parisien, page 52 Parc de la Grenouillère, page 54 Airotel le Vieux Port, page 60 Camping la Bouquerie, page 64 Camping Taxo les Pins, page 66

Find the 884 3C mobile home on the following site: La Grande Métairie, page 48

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3 bedroom Krusoë 834 3C models may vary slightly from site to site

Find the 834 3C/CT mobile home on the following sites: Le Domaine des Pins, page 22 Camping Le Moténo, page 44 Domaine de la Ville Huchet, page 50 Atlantic Club Montalivet, page 56 Camping les Embruns, page 58 Le Village Tropical Sen Yan, page 62 Camping Club la Bastiane, page 72


Le Domaine des Pins St Hilaire-de-Riez Vendée and Charente

This is a good family site in an enviable seaside location in the heart of the sunny Vendée: one of France’s most popular seaside destinations with miles of white sand.

At a Glance

Le Domaine des Pins is set within an extensive pine forest, backing the superb sandy beach which is

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only a pleasant 15 minute walk through the trees. It’s a modern, well maintained site with an excellent

Open 30 March – 28 September Nearest beach 900 m Official rating 2 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

pool complex (that seems to attract children all day long) in a great location for families with so much to do nearby: riding, cycling, sailing, boat trips and tennis on the doorstep. It’s close to the popular resort of St Hilaire-de-Riez with its 12 km of fine white sandy beach – the longest beach in the region. To the north is St Jean – a pleasant, modern resort with a good selection of restaurants and shops. And to the south lies St Gilles, a picturesque little port with a small fishing fleet and a number of enticing seafood restaurants along the quayside.

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Vendée and Charente It’s not only the fine, gently shelving beaches that make this holiday region so appealing. Sleepy fishing harbours, historic ports and charming towns all create a great holiday experience, not to mention a sunshine record that rivals the French Riviera.

Things to do, things to see St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (sheltered beaches, bustling port) 11 km Puy du Fou – reconstructed 18th century village and France’s most dramatic son et lumière Picturesque market town of Challans 16 km Planète Sauvage – African-themed safari park Sallertaine (old working mill) 10 km Merlin Plage and Atlantic Toboggan waterpark 4 km Sunny sands at Les Sables d’Olonne 6 km A lovely street market at St Jean-de-Monts 12 km Futuroscope – sensational audio-visual cinematic theme park

Eating out Head into St Gilles for a seemingly endless choice of restaurants, pavement cafes, little snack bars, pizzerias and seafood stalls. You’ll find good value fixed price menus offering creamy moules, tender entrecote steaks and tempting salads.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Outdoor pool • Indoor pool • Solarium • Jacuzzi

Entertainment • Evening entertainment (shows, concerts) • Themed dinners • Live music • Games room

Activities • Football • Snooker • Shuffle board • Pétanque • Table tennis • Cycle hire Kids • Children’s club • Play area with slide

Eating and Drinking • Restaurant • Bar • Fresh bread Other facilities • Launderette • Free shuttle bus to the beach (July and August) Nearby • Shops in St Hilaire-de-Riez • 1.5 km • Beach 900 m • Cycle tracks through the forest • Water sports • Golf (St Jean de Monts) • Fishing trips

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Modern, well equipped mobile homes, all with wooden terrace and garden furniture. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide

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2 Bedroom Krusoë 784 2C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 393 287 360 254 393 287 360 254 393 287 360 254 723 617 815 709 913 807 815 709 723 617 254 360

3 Bedroom Krusoë 834 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 436 330 397 291 436 330 397 291 436 330 397 291 815 709 922 816 1021 915 922 816 815 709 291 397

From £72

From £83

Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Sunday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Camping de la Plage de Riez St Hilaire-de-Riez Vendée and Charente

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A great family site in an enviable seaside location in the heart of the sunny Vendée with direct access to a 12 km beach: miles of white sand on your doorstep.

About an hour south of Nantes, Camping de la Plage de Riez at St Hilaire-de-Riez is located between the modern resort of St Jean-de-Monts and the bustling fishing port of St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie. This is

Open 5 April – 20 September

a family campsite in the heart of an extensive national forest with direct access to the huge golden

Nearest beach Direct access

sands of the sun-kissed Vendée coast. The beach adjacent to the site is no less than 12 km long,

Official rating 3 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

safe and gently shelving and it’s heaven for keen sandcastle builders! The site is set among tall shady pines which offer some welcome shade and there’s a relaxed family ambience with children playing happily and making friends easily. For an enjoyable day out cross over the dramatic causeway to the Ile de Noirmoutier, which has rugged beaches of beautiful white sand.

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Vendée and Charente It’s not only the fine, gently shelving beaches that make this holiday region so appealing. Sleepy fishing harbours, historic ports and charming towns all create a great holiday experience, not to mention a sunshine record that rivals the French Riviera.

Things to do, things to see Puy du Fou – reconstructed 18th century village and France’s most dramatic son et lumière Take a boat trip to the beautiful, car-free Ile d’Yeu Explore the picturesque, watery Marais Breton by boat Drive over the causeway to discover Noirmoutier’s hidden coves and beaches Noirmoutier’s Océanile Waterpark and Sealife Aquarium Planète Sauvage – African-themed safari park Enjoy the colourful market and fantastic beach at St Jean-de-Monts Eco museum at Daviaud 6 km

Eating out Being largely coastal, seafood features prominently on restaurant menus, particularly oysters, mussels and sardines. Salt marsh lamb is worth looking out for and brioche bread is a family favourite at breakfast.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Outdoor swimming pool • Children’s paddling pool

Entertainment • Games and TV room • Evening entertainment for adults and teenagers

Activities • Multisports pitch • Basketball, football, volleyball • Cycle hire • Pétanque Kids • Play area • Kids club • Games and competitions • Face painting • Baby packs

Eating and Drinking • Snack bar, takeaway • Shop • Fresh bread • Ice cream Other facilities • Launderette Nearby • Forest with cycle paths • Direct beach access • Golf • Riding • Fishing trips • L’Ile-aux-Jeux (fun park with slides, pony rides, trampolines, maze, zipwire, pedaloes, bouncy castle etc)

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Stylish, modern mobile homes, all with wooden sun terraces and garden furniture. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 2 nights for up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide

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3 Bedroom Krusoë 784 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 384 274 415 305 384 274 415 305 384 274 762 652 895 785 989 879 895 785 762 652 384 274 From £78

Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Camping les Pirons Château d’Olonne Vendée and Charente

Just 1.5 km from the sandy beach, and situated in one of the Vendée’s most popular resorts, this is a good family site with a friendly atmosphere and plenty of activities on offer.

At a Glance

Camping Les Pirons is a modern, well run site and a great base for enjoying a superb family beach

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holiday. Set amongst tall, shady pines and oaks, it lies just south of attractive Les Sables d’Olonne

Open 5 April – 27 September

– perhaps the Vendée’s premier seaside resort - it’s a good choice for families with lively teenagers

Nearest beach Les Sables d’Olonne 1.5 km

who are well catered for both on site and nearby. In high season there is an excellent activities and

Official rating 4 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

entertainment programme for all ages, with evening entertainment nightly. A large pool complex is overlooked by the bar’s sun terrace and is a pleasant spot to lounge and enjoy watching younger family members let off steam. Soak up the sun here, get some sand beteween your toes and return home refreshed and relaxed.

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Vendée and Charente It’s not only the fine, gently shelving beaches that make this holiday region so appealing. Sleepy fishing harbours, historic ports and charming towns all create a great holiday experience, not to mention a sunshine record that rivals the French Riviera.

Things to do, things to see The Georges Clemenceau museum at Saint Vincent-sur-Jard La Rochelle aquarium – always a family favourite Castle and car museum at Talmont-St Hilaire Boat trip on the Marais Poitevin, France’s Green Venice Great seaside resorts on the doorstep include La Tranche and Les Sables Visit the lovely old quarter of La Rochelle: great shopping, lovely restaurants and a great day out

Eating out Fishing is a way of life and you’ll find great seafood all around when you head into nearby Les Sables for a vast choice of restaurants, brasseries and family friendly eateries. Succulent steaks, delicious monkfish or tempting pizza, you’ll find it here.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Outdoor swimming pool • Indoor swimming pool • Children’s pool with mushroom fountain and waterslide

Entertainment • Evening entertainment (dancing, music) • TV room

Activities • Multisports pitch • Basketball, volleyball • Pétanque • Tennis, table tennis • Handball • Cycle hire Kids • Play area • Games room • Painting, face painting, games • Sport tournaments • Dance, puppet shows • Paint balling • Circus • Pony trekking

Eating and Drinking • Bar with entertainment • Ice cream stand • Shop • Takeaway • Market (twice a week) Other facilities • Launderette • Internet access Nearby • Beach 1.5 km • Zoo de Sables 2.5 km • Sea fishing, riding and sailing 5 km • Puy du Fou (huge dramatic son et lumière spectacle) • Windsurfing • Sailing

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Contemporary, modern mobile homes, all with wooden terrace and garden furniture, perfect for al fresco dining. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide 2 Bedroom Krusoë 784 2CT First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 05/04-12/04 349 243 12/04-10/05 378 272 10/05- 24/05 349 243 24/05-14/06 378 272 14/06-05/07 349 243 05/07-12/07 686 580 12/07-02/08 803 697 02/08-16/08 887 781 16/08-23/08 803 697 23/08-30/08 686 580 30/08-27/09 349 243

3 Bedroom Krusoë 784 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 386 280 418 312 386 280 418 312 386 280 772 666 909 803 1005 899 909 803 772 666 386 280

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Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Camping du Jard La Tranche-sur-Mer Vendée and Charente

Located between the beautiful, historic town of La Rochelle and the sweeping sands of Les Sables d’Olonne, a fashionable resort famed for its good shops, restaurants and visitor attractions.

At a Glance

Camping du Jard is a well maintained site just 700 metres from the wonderful sandy beach of La Grière

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Plage, with convenient bars and restaurants and often hosting its own funfair in high season. This is just

Open 3 May – 13 September

one of many excellent pine-fringed sandy beaches to choose from in the area and a key reason for the

Nearest beach La Tranche sur Mer 700 m Official rating 4 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

enduring popularity of this sunny, sandy region. First impressions are good, with a friendly welcome, and the site is attractive with flowering shrubs, bushes and a large variety of trees providing some shade. An impressive pool complex has an outdoor pool with waterslide and paddling pool, as well as an indoor pool with jacuzzi. The smart, bustling resort of La Tranche offers a great choice of cafés and restaurants.

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Vendée and Charente It’s not only the fine, gently shelving beaches that make this holiday region so appealing. Sleepy fishing harbours, historic ports and charming towns all create a great holiday experience, not to mention a sunshine record that rivals the French Riviera.

Things to do, things to see Sensational sandy beach at Les Sables d’Olonne (35 km) Château and motor museum at Talmont St Hilaire (30 km) Experience Futuroscope in Poitiers – exciting futuristic screens, effects and movies Puy du Fou – reconstructed 18th century village and France’s most dramatic son et lumière Take a boat trip on the Marais Poitevin, France’s Green Venice Historic La Rochelle (interesting shops and cobbled streets in the old port) Visit the interesting old cathedral town of Luçon

Eating out You’ll discover some excellent and inexpensive little restaurants close by. Just a stone’s throw away is a cluster of eateries including a super fish restaurant with lovely sea views to boot. Fresh scallops, roasted monkfish, langoustines and delicious turbot.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Outdoor pool • Children’s paddling pool • Indoor pool • Waterslides • Jacuzzi • Sauna • Solarium

Entertainment • Games and TV room • Evening entertainment (karaoke, magic shows, dancing) • Live music

Activities • Fitness room • Tennis • Football • Volleyball • Basketball • Table tennis • Pétanque • Minigolf • Cycle hire • Sports tournaments Kids • Play area • Baby packs for hire

Eating and Drinking • Restaurant with terrace • Bar, Takeaway Other facilities • Launderette • International newspapers • Safety deposit boxes • BBQ for hire Nearby • Shops 800 m • La Tranche sur Mer (beach, shops, restaurants) 800 m • Free shuttle bus to La Tranche-sur-Mer (July and August) • Fishing and boat launch • Riding, Golf

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Well designed, modern mobile homes with wooden sun terrace and garden furniture. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people (up to 2 people in the 1 bedroom Krusoë 504).

Family Value Price Guide

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1 Bedroom Krusoë 504 1C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 296 186 277 167 296 186 277 167 507 397 587 477 644 534 587 477 397 507 277 167

3 bedroom Krusoë 784 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 396 286 366 256 396 286 366 256 720 610 844 734 932 822 844 734 610 720 366 256

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Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Camping Les Violettes La Faute-sur-Mer Vendée and Charente

At a Glance

A real family site, popular with young children, just yards from an unspoilt sandy beach and close to small towns with excellent amenities. La Rochelle, the jewel of the region, lies around the bay.

This family site is set just 300 metres from the long sandy beach, part of the shoreline that runs all the

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way down the sunny Charente coast. A pleasant stroll along sandy paths takes you across the low lying

Open 3 May – 13 September

fringe of the estuary, beyond which lies the Arçay Pointe nature reserve. The beach looks out across the

Nearest beach 300 m Official rating 4 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

water to the white sands of the beautiful Ile de Ré. It’s a family site, with all the trappings you would expect for young children including a good pool with waterslide that seems to keep youngsters happy all day and a safe, happy environment among the pine trees. A number of famous resorts line the coast to the north, starting with La Tranche, less than 5 km away. And about an hour’s drive are the chic boulevards of historic La Rochelle.

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Vendée and Charente It’s not only the fine, gently shelving beaches that make this holiday region so appealing. Sleepy fishing harbours, historic ports and charming towns all create a great holiday experience, not to mention a sunshine record that rivals the French Riviera.

Things to do, things to see Le Marais Poitevin marshes Arçay Point nature reserve Les Sables d’Olonne – one of the region’s most popular resorts Jard sur Mer – lovely sandy beaches Aquarium in historic La Rochelle Puy du Fou (amazing son et lumière spectacle, as well as dramatic shows with Vikings, knights, gladiators and musketeers!) Futuroscope in Poitiers – a technology and movie park with exciting special effects

Eating out Seafood abounds here, including the delicious oysters from the famous beds at Oleron. La Faute, on the doorstep, has good restaurants and you’ll find more in La Tranche up the coast. Around the bay, in La Rochelle, you’ll find whatever food you fancy.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Outdoor pool • Children’s paddling pool • Waterslide • Solarium

Entertainment • Evening entertainment • TV in the bar • Pinball

Activities • Table tennis, table football • Pétanque • Games area with pool table • Minigolf • Cycle hire Kids • Play area • Children’s activities (crafts, tournaments)

Eating and Drinking • Takeaway • Bar Other facilities • Shop • Launderette Nearby • Beach 300 m • Shops 1.5 km • Sand yachting school • Sailing, volleyball, hiking and cycle tracks. • La Rochelle (restaurants, shopping) • Golf 10 km • Aquarium (La Rochelle)

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Stylish, modern mobile homes all with wooden terrace and garden furniture. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 4 people.

Family Value Price Guide 2 Bedroom Krusoë 784 2CT First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 03/05-10/05 366 256 10/05- 24/05 337 227 24/05-14/06 366 256 14/06-05/07 337 227 05/07-12/07 464 354 12/07-02/08 617 507 02/08-16/08 690 580 16/08-23/08 617 507 23/08-30/08 464 354 30/08-13/09 337 227 Short breaks†

From £64

Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Airotel Oléron Château d’Oléron Vendée and Charente

At a Glance alanrogers.com/FR17060E Open 5 April – 20 September Nearest beach 1 km Official rating 3 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

Set amid the unique island landscape of the Ile d’Oléron, this is a real family escape with huge beaches and rolling dunes. Sensational beaches and a great equestrian centre are real highlights.

This family run site on the outskirts of Le Château d’Oléron has very good facilities, including a superb equestrian centre, a full range of sporting activites and an attractive pool complex. It’s a well established site, with shade provided by trees and attractive shrubs – the micro-climate here means the abundant mimosa flowers as early as January. This unique island, accessed via a free bridge, is located between historic La Rochelle and the popular resort of Royan, and offers 50 km of magnificent sweeping beaches of fine sand while inland there are miles of flat trails for walking, cycling or horse riding across the marshes, through the forests and past the oyster farms. The equestrian centre offers courses of up to a week for riders ranging from novice to experienced and is open all year round.

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Things to do, things to see Historic La Rochelle (interesting shops and cobbled streets in the old port) Hire bikes and cycle past the extensive oyster beds Fort Boyard, the immense Napoleonic sea-fortress, 10 km Immerse yourself in history at the Roman arena at Saintes Visit Royan, a pleasant seaside resort for shopping and good restaurants The Aquarium at La Rochelle is always a family favourite The world renowned La Palmyre Zoo 6 km (see the famous flamingoes!) Boat trips out to the islands for fantastic views

Eating out Seafood features prominently on restaurant menus, particularly oysters fresh from the extensive beds for which the island is famous. La Rochelle offers some superb restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Outdoor swimming pool • Children’s paddling pool

Entertainment • TV and games room • Live music

Activities • Multisports pitch • Equestrian centre • Tennis • Minigolf • Fishing • Canoe and cycle hire • Sports tournaments • Mountain biking • Catamaran and kayaking

Eating and Drinking • Bar with terrace • Restaurant • Pizzeria and takeaway • Snack bar • Ice cream stand • Fresh bread

Kids • Play area • Puppet shows • Clown shows • Sports tournaments • Evening events

Other facilities • Internet access • International newspapers • BBQ hire Nearby • Beach 1 km • Shops and supermarket in Château d’Oléron 1 km • Oyster farm 1.5 km • Boat trips (island hopping) • Miles of cycle tracks • Fishing trips

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Stylish mobile homes with spacious wooden sun decks and garden furniture, perfect for al fresco dining. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide

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3 Bedroom Krusoë 784 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 433 323 464 354 433 323 464 354 433 323 831 721 967 857 1070 960 967 857 831 721 433 323 From £92

Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Camping L’Estanquet La Palmyre - Les Mathes Vendée and Charente

This is a great family site, just 5 minutes’ drive from the long sandy beaches for which this sunny region is so famous and close to the popular resort of Royan.

At a Glance

L’Estanquet is a large, well laid out campsite located in the vast Forêt de la Coubre, with plenty of

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space among the towering pine trees. The sensational beach – sandy and absolutely vast - is the

Open 5 April – 27 September

main draw but there’s plenty on offer: cycle along the lovely, shady tarmac paths that thread through

Nearest beach La Palmyre 4.5 km

the forest (there are 40 km to explore!); the energetic can take a quad bike excursion or try jet skiing,

Official rating 4 Star Wifi Available free of charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

while more sedately you can stroll along the water’s edge and savour the views at Bonne Anse lagoon, enjoy Royan’s spa, or visit the world famous La Palmyre zoo, France’s largest. The pretty resort of La Palmyre is close by while beautiful La Rochelle and the distilleries of Cognac make a great day out. A great holiday destination for active families.

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Things to do, things to see The world renowned La Palmyre Zoo 6 km (see the famous flamingoes!) Visit Royan, a pleasant seaside resort for shopping and good restaurants Immerse yourself in history at the Roman arena at Saintes Visit the cellars of Cognac’s Remy Martin – educational, of course! Elegant Château Gataudière in Marennes, with children’s activities too Le petit train de Saint Trojan (12 km trip) Sample the famous oysters at La Tremblade 6 km

Eating out The seafood is sensational and the local oysters are a must-try, as is the deliciously refreshing Pineau de Charente (cognac diluted with grape juice). La Palmyre offers many excellent restaurants with menus influenced by the sea and the hearty fare of the south west.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • 500m2 swimming pool with sunbathing terrace • Waterslide • 2 tier children’s pool with mushroom fountain and waterslide

Entertainment • Live music • Comedy shows • Themed meals • Disco, dance evenings

Activities • Multisports pitch • Pétanque • Football, basketball • Tennis • Cycle hire • Water polo • Sports tournaments Kids • Play area • Kids club • Children’s activities (craft, drawing, paintings, mask making)

Eating and Drinking • Bar • Restaurant and pizzeria • Takeaway • Fresh fish and ice blocks • Fresh bread Other facilities • Newspapers • Launderette • Safety deposit boxes Nearby • Shops 3.5 km • La Palmyre zoo 6 km • Luna park 500 m (fun-fair) • Cycle trails through forest • Beaches - Gironde estuary and Atlantic beaches

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Well equipped, modern mobile homes with wooden sun decks and garden furniture, ideal for the balmy Charentais climate. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide 2 Bedroom Krusoë 784 2CT First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 05/04-12/04 366 256 12/04-10/05 396 286 10/05- 24/05 366 256 24/05-14/06 396 286 14/06-05/07 366 256 05/07-12/07 720 610 12/07-02/08 844 734 02/08-16/08 932 822 16/08-23/08 844 734 23/08-30/08 720 610 30/08-27/09 366 256

3 Bedroom Krusoë 784 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 404 294 449 339 404 294 439 329 404 294 811 701 954 844 1055 945 954 844 811 701 404 294

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From £84

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Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Camping de Kéranterec La Forêt-Fouesnant Brittany

At a Glance alanrogers.com/FR29240E Open 19 April – 19 September Nearest beach Kerleven 700 m Official rating 4 Star Wifi Available free of charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

Set right on the coast in picture postcard Brittany, a 10 minute walk from a long ribbon of soft, white sandy beach and close to some of Brittany’s most charming locations.

This is a well established family run site. Being a former orchard, the site is dotted with apple trees which still provide fruit for the cider produced on site (which we can highly recommend!). The site leads down to a small beach and the coastal footpath to Concarneau (8 km). The main beach is fantastic: white powder sand, gentle waves, cafés and a bucket and spade shop. The area around La Forêt Fouesnant is absolutely lovely – endless pretty little villages and fishing ports, enticing crêperies and seafood restaurants, and countless hidden coves, sandy beaches and irresistible rock pools. Lush orchards of cherries and apples are all around, the blue sea is sprinkled with cheerful, white sails and historic Concarneau is only 15 minutes drive – great shopping and restaurants in the ancient walled town.

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Brittany This ever-popular region varies from the rugged cliffs of the north to the long, safe, sandy beaches of the south. Rockpools, dunes, crêperies, cider, picture-postcard villages and great seafood, Brittany caters for all tastes and age groups.

Things to do, things to see Cross the drawbridge to Concarneau’s historic, old fortified town with its little lanes, shops and restaurants (5 km) Head to Bénodet, an ever-popular beach and colourful marina (10 km) Visit the colourful market every Friday in Fouesnant Pont Aven – a bustling village with pavement cafés and artists’ galleries Les Balneides indoor aqua complex (5 km) – one of Brittany’s longest waterslides Boat trips out to the white sandy beaches of the Iles de Glénan

Eating out With crêperies everywhere, an inexpensive meal is always easy to find: the complet features ham, egg and cheese. Oysters from the local oyster beds down the road in Fouesnant are popular, maybe washed down with delicious cider from the site’s own apples.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Indoor pool with paddling pool • Outdoor swimming pool • Children’s paddling pool • 3 waterslides • Jacuzzi

Entertainment • Evening entertainment and dancing • Themed evenings • Bar with TV and pool table • TV room

Activities • Tennis, table tennis, • Volleyball, basketball, • Pétanque • Walking and cycling routes • Scenic coastal smugglers’ paths Kids • Play area • Children’s activities (crafts, painting)

Eating and Drinking • Small shop • Pizzeria and takeaway • Fresh bread Other facilities • Launderette • Newspapers Nearby • Shops 800 m • Concarneau (restaurants, shops, historical town) 5 km • Bénodet (beaches, restaurant, shops) 10 km • Quimper (shops, restaurants, cathedral, museums) 15 km • Golf 1 km • Riding 2 km

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Modern, well equipped mobile homes with wooden sun deck and garden furniture, set among the old apple trees. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide

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3 Bedroom Krusoë 784 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 451 341 420 310 451 341 420 310 801 691 930 820 1029 919 930 820 801 691 420 310 From £89

Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open throughout July & August but may be more limited outside these months. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Camping le Panoramic Binic Brittany

At a Glance

Superbly positioned in a charming woodland setting close to the wonderful beaches of the Emerald Coast, easily reached from the UK. A popular site with those keen to minimise their journey.

This is a relatively peaceful campsite, tucked away in a delightful setting, just 800 metres from the

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superb, sandy beach and the busy little port of Binic, one of many charming little resorts along this

Open 6 April – 28 September

picturesque coast. It lives up to its name, with spectacular views along the coast, from the famous

Nearest beach Binic 800 m Official rating 3 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Communal only

Pink Granite Coast round to Cap Fréhel on St Brieuc Bay. There is a very friendly atmosphere on site, with the owners Sylvia and Laurent organising welcome drinks each Sunday for newcomers. This personal touch is evident in the vast range of activities for all ages that are arranged during July and August. There may be an indoor swimming pool and trampolines but it’s the Monday evening arts and crafts market, pony treks and the takeaway crêpe service that define the understated charm.

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Brittany This ever-popular region varies from the rugged cliffs of the north to the long, safe, sandy beaches of the south. Rockpools, dunes, crêperies, cider, picture-postcard villages and great seafood, Brittany caters for all tastes and age groups.

Things to do, things to see Enjoy the sea views from the Sentier des Douaniers (customs officers’ footpath) The Emerald Coast and the Pink Granite Coast both offer wonderful scenic drives Discover the restaurants of the stylish resort of Dinard Medieval city of Dinan with ancient streets to explore Enjoy the graceful gardens of the pretty castle of Bienassis St Malo’s cobbled old town and ramparts Boat trips out to the bird sanctuary of the Sept Iles Traditional market on Thursdays

Eating out Savour Brittany’s crêpes, delicate pancakes with wonderful sweet and savoury fillings, and hearty galettes. You can often order tasty crêpes from the campsite’s own takeaway service. Seafood is excellent, from platters of shellfish to classic simple stews like cotriade.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Covered swimming pool • Indoor children’s paddling pool

Entertainment • Games and TV room • Themed evenings • Dancing • Night market

Activities • Table tennis, table football • Pétanque • Football Kids • Play area • Trampoline • Children’s activities (crafts, drawing) • Treasure hunts • Pony rides

Eating and Drinking • Bar with TV • Takeaway • Fresh bread and pastries Other facilities • Launderette • Internet access • Baby sitting service • Library Nearby • Shops in Binic 800 m • Free shuttle bus to Binic (3 times a week) • Beach 800 m • Sailing 800 m • Riding 4 km • Golf 7 km • Zoo

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Stylish, modern mobile homes with wooden sun deck and garden furniture, perfect for outdoor living. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide

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2 Bedroom Krusoë 784 2CT First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 353 243 382 272 353 243 382 272 353 243 690 580 807 697 891 781 807 697 690 580 353 243

3 Bedroom Krusoë 784 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 390 280 422 312 390 280 422 312 390 280 776 666 913 803 1009 899 913 803 776 666 390 280

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Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Sunday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Le Domaine de Léveno Guérande Brittany

At a Glance alanrogers.com/FR44220E Open 12 April – 27 September Nearest beach La Baule beach 5 km Official rating 4 Star Wifi Available free of charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

An enviable setting close to France’s longest beach – the vast 12 km of sweeping sand at La Baule – this is a superbly equipped family site in a very chic resort.

This campsite sits on the Guérande peninsula in southern Brittany, just 5 km from La Baule, with its smart shops, restaurants and famous casino. Closer to home is charming Guérande (3 km), a well preserved and walled medieval town with its ancient buildings. This site has exceptional facilities for entertaining the young, a particular highlight being the superb pool complex with its waterslides, bridges, indoor pool, jacuzzi and lazy river. A very good playground and a large children’s club also play their part. The site is partially wooded and enjoys a rural feel and is certainly a good base from which to explore the many and varied beaches of southern Brittany as well as getting to know the surrounding area of the Grande Brière national park with its atmospheric salt marshes and nature reserve.

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Brittany This ever-popular region varies from the rugged cliffs of the north to the long, safe, sandy beaches of the south. Rockpools, dunes, crêperies, cider, picture-postcard villages and great seafood, Brittany caters for all tastes and age groups.

Things to do, things to see La Baule has interesting shops and restaurants and an elegant Victorian heritage The U Boat museum at St Nazaire Salt water marshes close to Guérande Indulge at the thalassotherapy spa (5 km) Explore the atmospheric Parc de la Brière (7 km) Impressive golf courses at La Baule and La Bretesche La Turballe fishing port is worth a visit Aquarium in Le Croisic Visit the excellent market in Guérande

Eating out La Baule is home to countless restaurants and cafés with a huge choice of styles, including the local salt marsh lamb. Medieval Guérande has an excellent market and here you can find tempting snacks and produce to eat back at base.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Indoor swimming pool with children’s paddling pool • Outdoor swimming pool • Waterslides and flume • Children’s paddling pool • Steam baths

Entertainment • Evening entertainment (karaoke, magic shows, quiz nights) • Themed evenings • Games room • Bar with TV and free wifi

Activities • Multisports pitch • Minigolf • Tennis, table tennis • Pétanque • Gym • Football, basketball, handball and volleyball tournaments

Eating and Drinking • Restaurant • Pizzeria and takeaway • Bakery

Kids • Play area • Children’s activities (painting, crafts, play dough) • Magic shows • Musical evenings

Other facilities • Shop • Launderette • Newspapers Nearby • Guérande (shops) 3 km • La Baule (shops, restaurants, beach) 5 km • Fishing 2 km • Beach, golf and riding 5 km • Boat launching 7 km

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Modern, well equipped mobile homes with wooden sun terrace and garden furniture. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people (up to 4 people for the 2 bedroom Krusoë mobile home 734 2CT).

Family Value Price Guide

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2 Bedroom Krusoë 734 2C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 394 284 367 257 394 284 367 257 721 611 834 724 921 811 834 724 611 721 367 257

3 Bedroom Krusoë 784 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 436 326 405 295 436 326 405 295 812 702 942 832 1042 932 942 832 702 812 405 295

From £73

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Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Camping de la Boutinardière Pornic Brittany

At a Glance alanrogers.com/FR44180E Open 12 April – 20 September Nearest beach Pornic 200 m Official rating 3 Star Wifi Available free of charge BBQs Permitted (unavailable to hire)

Just 200 metres from a gorgeous sandy beach, this is a campsite to suit the needs of all families with a top class, well equipped pool complex and plenty to do in the area.

Pornic is a charming French seaside town, with delightful shops and eateries along the harbour and colourful boats bobbing with the tides. Camping de la Boutinardière is just 3 km away – a high quality site, with excellent modern amenities. This is always a popular holiday choice and it’s easy to see why. There’s a long sandy beach just 200 metres away, and many more wonderful beaches are nearby, whether you want soft sand or craggy coves. It’s family owned, personal and friendly, with English spoken by helpful staff. There are great spa treatments available. The pool complex offers very large indoor and outdoor pools (each with waterslides), waterfalls, lazy river and bridges. And last but not least, the poolside bar, restaurant and terraces are relatively new and serve excellent food.

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Things to do, things to see Historical Pornic (3 km) La Baule has interesting shops and restaurants and an elegant Victorian heritage The Aquarium at Le Croisic (60 km) Nantes 45 km (shops, historic centre) Planète Sauvage safari park (Port Saint Père 20 km) The dramatic Saint Nazaire bridge (30 km) 23 km of cycle tracks from Pornic to Bourgneuf-en-Retz Markets in Pornic (Thursdays) and in La Bernerie (Fridays)

Eating out With so much fantastic seafood on the doorstep it can be difficult to know where to eat. Head into Pornic for a good choice of pretty seafood restaurants – you’ll find hearty fish soups, delicate fillets of plaice, tasty monkfish. Tender lamb and fine steaks too!

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Outdoor swimming pool • Multi lane waterslides • Lagoon and lazy river • Children’s paddling pool with small waterslides • Indoor pool • Wellness area, (hammam, sauna, gym, hydro massage beds)

Entertainment • Evening entertainment (karaoke, shows, impressionists) • Live music, dancing • Games room • TV room

Activities • Multisports pitch • Football, pétanque • Minigolf • Tennis, table tennis • Cycle hire Kids • Play area • Children’s activities (painting, craft) • Sporting tournaments • Treasure hunts • Bouncy castle

Eating and Drinking • Bar with terrace • Restaurant with takeaway and á la carte menu Other facilities • Supermarket • Launderette • Library Nearby • Shops 2 km • Pornic (historical town, shops, restaurants) 3 km • St Nazaire, Naval city • Evening market in La Bernerie • Zoo 200 m

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Contemporary, well equipped mobile homes with wooden sun deck and garden furniture for outdoor living. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide 2 Bedroom Krusoë 784 2CT First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 12/04-10/05 425 315 10/05- 24/05 396 286 24/05-14/06 425 315 14/06-05/07 396 286 05/07-12/07 789 679 12/07-02/08 957 847 02/08-16/08 1059 949 16/08-23/08 957 847 23/08-30/08 789 679 30/08-20/09 396 286

3 Bedroom Krusoë 784 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 472 362 439 329 472 362 439 329 891 781 1059 949 1173 1063 1059 949 891 781 439 329

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Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Camping Le Moténo Plouhinec Brittany

At a Glance alanrogers.com/FR56440E Open 5 April – 27 September Nearest beach 800 m Official rating 3 Star Wifi Available free of charge BBQs Permitted (unavailable to hire)

A wonderful family site close to great beaches and the almost tropical feel of the Quiberon peninsula - plus the added interest of Carnac’s mysterious standing stones.

Camping Le Moténo is situated about 12 miles north of the bustling resort of Carnac, just 200 metres from the ‘inland sea’, or basin, of Etel on which are dotted flower-covered islands and picturesque little cottages. It’s a lovely place with wild coves, seaside walks and fascinating beaches for seashell gatherers. On the coast, just 800 metres away, lie the vast sandy beaches of southern Brittany which give plenty of options for bucket and spade fans. On site there’s good shade from the tall pine trees while the impressive aqua park is well designed with plenty of space and boasting covered and open areas, with slides, flumes and various pools. There’s a regular ferry service across to the little port of Etel while Plouhinec, the nearest town with shops and restaurants, is 5 km by road.

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Brittany This ever-popular region varies from the rugged cliffs of the north to the long, safe, sandy beaches of the south. Rockpools, dunes, crêperies, cider, picture-postcard villages and great seafood, Brittany caters for all tastes and age groups.

Things to do, things to see Carnac, with its mysterious standing stones, many thousands of years old, lies 20 minutes away An hour’s drive takes you to Concarneau. Cross the drawbridge to the historic, old fortified town with its little lanes, shops and restaurants Pont Aven – a bustling village with pavement cafés and artists’ galleries Historic Vannes, with cobbled streets and restaurants, is a lovely day trip Boat trips out to the white sandy beaches of Morbihan gulf

Eating out There are several restaurants in nearby Plouhinec that offer both traditional Breton and more modern, international dishes. Creamed scallops are a superb choice, and for those with a sweet tooth, the Breton far is a great flan-style dessert often made with prunes or raisins.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Aquapark with waterslides • Outdoor pool • Covered swimming pool • Children’s paddling pool • Solarium • Jacuzzi

Entertainment • Games and TV room • Evening entertainment for adults and teenagers (disco, bingo, comedy shows) • Live music • Themed meals

Activities • Fitness room • Multisports pitch • Table tennis • Pétanque • Football • Basketball

Eating and Drinking • Bar, takeaway • Shop • Fresh bread • Ice cream

Kids • Play area • Children’s activities (painting, crafts)

Other facilities • WiFi • Launderette Nearby • Beach • Golf • Fishing • Riding • Vannes aquarium • Lorient submarine base • Port-Scorff zoo

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Modern, well equipped mobile homes with wooden sun deck and garden furniture, set among the old apple trees. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

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3 Bedroom Krusoë 834 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 402 292 431 321 402 292 431 321 402 292 758 648 879 769 990 880 879 769 758 648 402 292 From £84

Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open throughout July & August but may be more limited outside these months. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Camping le Châtelet Saint Cast le Guildo Brittany

At a Glance alanrogers.com/FR22040E Open 10 May – 13 September Nearest beach 300 m Official rating 5 Star Wifi Tokens available at reception BBQs Communal area

An attractive site with plenty to entertain the whole family, and offering panoramic views across the Bay of Fresnaye, Camping le Châtelet is well equipped and welcoming.

A pleasant, well laid out site located close to the port of St Malo, Camping le Châtelet is a great destination for family holidays. Two sandy beaches lie just 500 m away in sheltered coves and the lively resort of Saint Cast le Guildo is less than 1 km away. Here you can try a number of pursuits including diving, sailing, horse riding and kayaking. A family oriented site set in pretty wooded parkland with some fine sea views. Camping le Châtelet has all the facilities and activities typical of a popular summer location – outdoor and indoor pools, fishing in the on-site lake, aqua-gym and a kids’ club. Nearby attractions include the town of Dinan, which makes for a good day out with its fine medieval buildings and churches, and there are some excellent walks to be had along the rugged Brittany coastline.

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Brittany This ever-popular region varies from the rugged cliffs of the north to the long, safe, sandy beaches of the south. Rockpools, dunes, crêperies, cider, picture-postcard villages and great seafood, Brittany caters for all tastes and age groups.

Things to do, things to see Explore the historic city of St Malo with the many shops and restaurants hidden down pretty cobbled streets 33 km Beautiful medieval town of Dinan 30 km Steeped in history, visit the magical Chateau of Fort la Latte 30 km Stroll down to Saint Cast and follow the beautiful Emerald coastline down to the pedestrian area and shops

Eating out It goes without saying that seafood is the order of the day. Head to Cancale for its famous oysters or sample the local sea bass at one of St Malo’s restaurants. And what would a trip to Brittany be without a crêpe or two? Whether with sweet or savoury fillings, these are a must-try.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Outside swimming pool with retractable roof • Children’s paddling pool

Entertainment • Entertainment • Sporting activities • Fitness room • TV Room • Zen room for meditation

Activities • Fishing (well stocked lake) • Table tennis • Pétanque • Long distance hiking trail Kids • Children’s club • Play area • Games area

Eating and Drinking • Fresh bread and pastries • Takeaway • Pool mini bar Other facilities • Launderette • Shop Nearby • Beach • Golf • Riding • Bike hire • St Cast le Guildo • Château de Fort la Latte 18 km • St Malo (shops, restaurants, historical town) 30 km

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Modern, well equipped mobile homes with wooden sun deck and garden furniture, set among the old apple trees. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide 2 Bedroom Krusoë 734 2CT First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 10/05- 24/05 384 274 24/05-14/06 415 305 14/06-05/07 384 274 05/07-12/07 762 652 12/07-02/08 895 785 02/08-16/08 989 879 16/08-23/08 895 785 23/08-30/08 762 652 30/08-13/09 384 274 Short breaks†

From £79

Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open throughout July & August but may be more limited outside these months. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


LES CASTELS

La Grande Métairie Carnac Brittany

At a Glance alanrogers.com/FR56010E Open 5 April – 13 September Nearest beach 3 km Official rating 5 Star Wifi Available free of charge BBQs Charcoal, gas and electric are permitted

Castel Camping la Grande Métairie is in the heart of the Carnac region, with stretches of white sand and the warm waters of the Quiberon Peninsula nearby.

A large, attractively presented site, Castel Camping la Grande Métairie is set a little back from the sea and close to the impressive rows of the famous Carnac menhirs – giant prehistoric standing stones. A lively, busy place to stay, it’s perfect for families seeking an active holiday. The highlight of the site is its fantastic pool complex complete with indoor and outdoor pools, waterfall, Jacuzzi and lazy river. All this is surrounded by an extensive terrace with a bar serving drinks and ice creams. There is tennis, minigolf and a BMX bike track all on-site, as well as fitness programmes run during the morning. Carnac itself is one of the foremost seaside resorts in Brittany with some beautiful sandy beaches, and the historic city of Vannes is within easy reach.

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Brittany This ever-popular region varies from the rugged cliffs of the north to the long, safe, sandy beaches of the south. Rockpools, dunes, crêperies, cider, picture-postcard villages and great seafood, Brittany caters for all tastes and age groups.

Things to do, things to see Carnac with its giant prehistoric standing stones, many thousands of years old The ‘Carnavette’ shuttle service takes you to Carnac, Carnac plage and la Grande Métairie Forest Adventure at ‘Fôret Adrénaline’, swing through the trees, test your balancing skills or try the giant zip wire Walk among hundreds of exotic butterflies in the tropical butterfly garden in Vannes Aquarium at Vannes 18 km

Eating out With crêperies everywhere and amazing seafood on the doorstep, you will be spoilt for choice. Head into Carnac and you’ll find plenty of gastronomic delights and visit the many bars and restaurants in the bustling and vibrant Carnac plage.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Covered outdoor pool with lazy river and cascade • Indoor pool • Paddling pool • Jacuzzi • Waterslides

Entertainment • Water polo matches • Games room • TV room

Activities • Tennis, table tennis • Volleyball • Skate boarding park • Scuba diving lessons (small charge) • Pétanque Kids • Children’s club • Play area • Bouncy castle • Circus school (small charge) • Children’s show • Children’s disco

Eating and Drinking • Restaurant • Central bar pub • Bar and takeaway Other facilities • Cyber café in the central bar • Supermarket • Shop • Newspapers Nearby • Riding • Forêt Adrenaline 3 km • Fishing 2 km • Carnac (shops, restaurants, historical town) • Carnac Menhirs (standing stones)

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Modern, well equipped mobile homes with wooden sun deck and garden furniture, set among the old apple trees. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide

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3 Bedroom Krusoë 884 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 522 412 572 462 522 412 572 462 522 412 978 868 1150 1040 1273 1163 1150 1040 978 868 522 412 From £117

Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open throughout July & August but may be more limited outside these months. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Domaine de la Ville Huchet Ille-et-Vilaine Brittany

At a Glance

A modern site in a great location, Domaine de la Ville Huchet is an ideal base for exploring all that Brittany has to offer.

A superb site with modern facilities and plenty of character, Domaine de la Ville Huchet is in a great

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location for exploring Brittany’s north coast. The campsite’s focal point is an old manor house, close

Open 13 April – 21 September

to which is the excellent pool complex, which is pirate themed with slides and a new, covered pool.

Nearest beach 5 km

A range of entertainment is organised during high season, including a children’s club, and bikes can

Official rating 4 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

be hired for day trips out to explore the local countryside. The site’s situation close to the port of St Malo means there are plenty of opportunities to try new activities and visit the best of what the region has to offer. Scuba diving, surfing and sailing are all within 5 km and the famous Mont Saint-Michel is a short drive away.

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Brittany This ever-popular region varies from the rugged cliffs of the north to the long, safe, sandy beaches of the south. Rockpools, dunes, crêperies, cider, picture-postcard villages and great seafood, Brittany caters for all tastes and age groups.

Things to do, things to see Sample the beautiful Emerald Coastal paths along the G34 path Visit the iconic Mont Saint-Michel with its beautiful abbey and fantastic architecture Enjoy a leisurely boat trip along the Rance River Enjoy a treatment or just relax in the spas, in St Malo 6 km and Dinard 9 km Discover the medieval city of Dinan with ancient streets to explore

Eating out Nearby St Malo has a vast array of restaurants offering local cuisine, from stews such as cotriade to delicacies such as lobster. Don’t miss the opportunity to taste Breton cider from traditional ceramic bowls in the regional crêperies.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Outdoor pool • Indoor pool • Paddling pool • Waterslides • Jacuzzi • Lazy river

Entertainment • Bar area • Board games

Activities • Multisports pitch • Table tennis • Badminton, volleyball • Crazy golf • Pétanque • Bike hire Kids • Play area • Children’s club • Sports tournmaments • Games room and billiards

Eating and Drinking • Snack bar and takeaway • Crêperie Other facilities • Mini market • Launderette • Baby equipment available for hire • Baby sitting Nearby • Scuba diving • Sailing, windsurfing • Fishing • Riding • Golf • Sand yatching

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Modern, well equipped mobile homes with wooden sun deck and garden furniture, set among the old apple trees. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide

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3 Bedroom Krusoë 834 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 504 394 463 353 504 394 463 353 952 842 1123 1013 1245 1135 1123 1013 952 842 463 353 From £83

Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Sunday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open throughout July & August but may be more limited outside these months. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Le Village Parisien Varreddes, Paris Paris

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A great base from which to visit some of France’s great attractions – from the Champs Elysées and the Eiffel Tower to Disneyland Paris, and more.

This really is a gem of a location: ideal for a taste of the bright city lights and enjoying the excitement of major theme parks but also a peaceful haven to retire to at the end of a busy tiring day out. Paris

Open 5 April – 27 September

is a hop and a skip by train (just 30 minutes). Disneyland Paris is a mere 18 km and tickets can even

Disneyland Paris 18 km

be purchased at the site, saving valuable queuing time on arrival. You can even arrange taxi travel for

Official rating 4 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

utmost convenience, straight to Mickey’s door. Parc Astérix, for some the better of the two parks, is only 27 km. The site itself has a pleasantly rural feel, situated along the banks of the river Marne close to the old town of Meaux, east of Paris, and mature trees and hedging add to the feeling of maturity and tranquillity. There is a good sized swimming pool, with waterslide, as well as tennis and cycle hire.

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Paris The vibrancy and elegance of Paris needs no introduction, whether you’re looking for an action packed holiday or a relaxing break. The Eiffel Tower, tree lined boulevards and world famous museums create that perfect photo opportunity - as do Mickey and co.

Things to do, things to see Disneyland and Disney Studios (18 km) Parc Astérix, with 7 areas and 40 attractions including one of Europe’s most exciting rollercoasters (27 km) Maybe a round of golf at Germigny l’Evèque (3 km) Paris – for the bright lights, shows, shops, restaurants, monuments…or just to relax with a coffee on the chic boulevards Fontainebleau, a royal home since the 12th century with stunning château and gardens Château Vaux le Vicomte, the largest private castle in France Meaux itself has an ancient cathedral and a long history, involving a famous mustard!

Eating out Eating out in Paris you’ll find a huge melting pot of influences, flavours and origins. You can enjoy more or less any international cuisine. Closer to base is Meaux, a pleasant old riverside town with a range of good restaurants.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Outdoor swimming pool • Children’s paddling pool with mushroom fountain

Entertainment • Evening entertainment, dancing • Theme nights • Live music • Film nights

Activities • Tennis, table tennis • Volleyball, basketball, badminton, football • Pétanque • Minigolf • Kayaking • Aquagym • Fishing • Cycle hire Kids • Play area • Children’s games room • Bouncy castles

Eating and Drinking • Restaurant and snack bar • Takeaway • Bar • Fresh bread Other facilities • Launderette • Internet access • Ticket office for Disneyland and Parc Asterix Nearby • Golf 3 km • Disneyland 18 km • Parc Astérix 27 km • Paris • Chantilly (historic royal stables and château) • Shopping centre

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Modern, well equipped mobile homes with wooden sun terraces and garden furniture – relaxing after a busy day on the boulevards of Paris or with Mickey and friends. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 2 nights for up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide 2 Bedroom Krusoë 784 2CT First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 05/04-12/04 143 33 12/04-10/05 147 37 10/05- 24/05 143 33 24/05-14/06 147 37 14/06-05/07 143 33 05/07-12/07 189 79 12/07-02/08 201 91 02/08-16/08 212 102 91 201 16/08-23/08 23/08-30/08 189 79 30/08-27/09 143 33

3 Bedroom Krusoë 784 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 148 38 153 43 148 38 153 43 148 38 201 91 215 105 226 116 105 215 201 91 148 38

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Booking notes: Any day arrival throughout the year. 4 night minimum stay in July and August, 2 night minimum stay in April, May June and September. Price excludes ferry crossing, for a ferry quotation please call (see page 77 for details). All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


CASTEL CAMPING

Parc de la Grenouillère Suèvres Loire Valley

At a Glance

Located between Orléans and Tours, this is a comfortable Castels site and a really popular family holiday choice, with idyllic, mature grounds and a huge pool complex.

Château de la Grenouillère is an attractive campsite set in a 28-acre park just 15 km from historic

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Blois, well situated for visiting many of the Loire châteaux, including majestic Chambord and Cheverny.

Open 19 April – 13 September

The campsite grounds are spread over meadow, woodland and orchard, creating an interesting terrain

Official rating 4 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

with lovely cycle and walking tracks, while the original outbuildings of the 18th century château now house modern facilities including an excellent restaurant. The aqua park offers large pools, indoor and outdoor, as well as waterslides for children young and old. Being close to so many major châteaux and other sights, this is a great base for touring this charming region of ancient buildings, rolling fields, sleepy villages, lush vineyards and beautiful landscapes.

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Loire Valley A charming region of lush countryside, fields of swaying sunflowers, endless vineyards, sleepy villages, a wonderful cuisine and over 100 of France’s finest châteaux. This is a region to inspire the imagination and provide so much for all the family.

Things to do, things to see Château de Chambord – a complete day out with vast château, beautiful grounds and extensive park Château de Cheverny – elegant grounds and beautifully furnished (the feeding of the hounds is a spectacle in itself!) Easy going cycle trails and canoeing along the river Loire Explore the stunning château at Chaumont and its famous gardens festival Unforgettable son et lumière at Chenonceau and others Visit Amboise (Leonardo da Vinci museum and château) Take a trip to Beauval zoo – a children’s favourite

Eating out There’s a very good on site restaurant here, frequented by locals. Out and about you’ll find plenty of excellent restaurants from the smart, linen-draped style to family-friendly auberges and brasseries. Look out for game from the Sologne.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • 2 outdoor swimming pools • Waterslides • Children’s paddling pool with mushroom fountain • Jacuzzi • Indoor swimming pool with fountain • Counter current swimming and massaging jets • Aqua gym

Entertainment • Evening entertainment (karaoke, magic shows, circus) • Dancing • Live music • Games room with pool table • TV in the bar • Wine cellar and cheese tasting visits

Activities • Tennis, table tennis • Football, volleyball, badminton • Fishing • Archery • Riding • Cycle hire, trails Kids • Children’s activities • Play area • Pony rides • Go karting

Eating and Drinking • Restaurant and grill takeaway • Pizzeria and takeaway • Fresh bread • Breakfast baskets Other facilities • International newspapers • Launderette Nearby • Suèvres (Shops) 1.5 km • Golf 10 km • Beauval Zoo 51 km • Riding and watersports 5 km

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Stylish, modern mobile homes, all with wooden sun terraces and garden furniture. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people (up to 2 people in the one bedroom Krusoë 504 mobile home).

Family Value Price Guide

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1 Bedroom Krusoë 504 First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 304 194 287 177 304 194 287 177 504 394 577 467 633 523 577 467 394 504 287 177

3 Bedroom Krusoë 784 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 445 335 415 305 445 335 415 305 789 679 916 806 1013 903 916 806 679 789 415 305

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Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Atlantic Club Montalivet Montalivet Atlantic Coast

At a Glance

A modern, well equipped family site right on the endless silver sand beaches of the Côte d’Argent south of the Gironde. World class vineyards on the doorstep!

With direct access to the vast sandy beach of the Côte d’Argent, the ‘Silver Coast’, this is a large

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family site with great facilities, ideal for active youngsters wanting sun, sea and sand plus lots of

Open 6 April – 28 September

action. There are over 100 km of cycle tracks and walking trails leading through the surrounding

Nearest beach 100 m

pine forests and beyond to the Médoc vineyards. The pool complex, with waterslides and plenty

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of sunbathing space, is first class but it’s the stunning beaches which are the main draw – some of France’s finest, lapped by the Atlantic and offering mile after mile of pristine sand. An hour’s drive or so away lies Bordeaux with its leafy boulevards, vibrant shopping and huge range of restaurants and nightlife.

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Atlantic Coast This is truly a region of superlatives: the highest sand dune in the world (Dune du Pyla), Europe’s largest man-made forest (the Landes), France’s largest oyster beds. And of course the endless ribbon of silver beach running 110 km from Bordeaux to the Pyrenees.

Things to do, things to see Visit an oyster farm and enjoy a tasting Take a boat trip around the delightful Arcachon Basin Climb the Dune du Pyla, the highest sand dune in Europe (and be rewarded with epic views out to sea) Enjoy lunch (with wine!) in historic St Emilion Bordeaux (elegant boulevards and squares, shopping and restaurants) Explore the renowned vineyards and beautiful estates of the Médoc – world-class names like Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac and Margaux are close by

Eating out Eating out well is very easy here – great seafood, particularly the widely available oysters, and superb wines from the top estates to wonderful everyday vintages. Bordeaux is a renowned gastronomic centre.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Outdoor pool • Children’s paddling pool • Waterslides • Natural sand beach • Jacuzzi • Sauna

Entertainment • Games and TV room • Themed evenings • Open air shows

Activities • Fitness room • Multisports pitch • Table tennis • Cycle hire • Surf school • Pétanque • Basketball • Beach volleyball Kids • Play area • Mini club 4-8 • Club 8-12 • Teenagers’ club 12-18 • Ecological garden • Baby kit hire

Eating and Drinking • Restaurant, bar, takeaway • Shop Other facilities • WiFI • Launderette • Beauty treatment Nearby • Direct beach access • Surfing • Cycle trails • Golf • Riding • Fishing • Diving and canoeing • Tennis

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Stylish, modern mobile homes, all with wooden sun terraces and garden furniture. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide

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3 Bedroom Krusoë 834 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 474 364 506 396 474 364 506 396 474 364 915 805 1052 942 1165 1055 1052 942 915 805 474 364 From £105

Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Sunday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Camping les Embruns Lège-Cap-Ferret Atlantic Coast

At a Glance alanrogers.com/FR33720E Open 3 May – 27 September Nearest beach 7 km Official rating 3 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Special barbecue areas

Set close to the sheltered Arcachon Basin, a huge ‘inland sea’ not far from the leafy boulevards of Bordeaux. Miles and miles of endless sandy beach and warm, gently lapping waters!

Camping les Embruns is a great family site on the Lège-Cap-Ferret peninsula, only 7 km from the nearest Atlantic beach. And what a beach! There are literally miles of sandy beach and dunes, all backed by fragrant pinewoods – why not take a bike and follow the miles of cycle tracks that run through the woods? The site has a good pool with separate pool for waterslides, and the sandy beach bordering the Arcachon Basin is not far – great for letting the kids splash around and let off steam. It’s a real family site so there’s plenty of organised activity for youngsters, with lively entertainment in high season. Arcachon is a charming seaside resort with shops and eateries, famous for its prolific oyster beds.

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Atlantic Coast This is truly a region of superlatives: the highest sand dune in the world (Dune du Pyla), Europe’s largest man-made forest (the Landes), France’s largest oyster beds. And of course the endless ribbon of silver beach running 110 km from Bordeaux to the Pyrenees.

Things to do, things to see Visit an oyster farm and enjoy a tasting Take a boat trip around the delightful Arcachon Basin Popular aqua park at Le Teich – water fun for all! Climb the Dune du Pyla, the highest sand dune in Europe Enjoy lunch (with wine!) in historic St Emilion Bordeaux (elegant boulevards and squares, shopping and restaurants) Admire the dramatic lighthouse at Cap Ferret Explore the renowned vineyards and beautiful estates of the Médoc

Eating out Arcachon is another centre of oyster excellence with extensive beds: opportunities for tasting and buying oysters are plentiful in the markets. There are plenty of fine restaurants and family-priced eateries around the Arcachon basin – eating out is easy!

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Pool • Children’s paddling pool with water features • Waterslides

Entertainment • Games and TV room • Evening entertainment for adults & teenagers (dance evening, karaoke)

Activities • Fitness room • Multisports pitch • Football pitch • Pétanque • Minigolf • Cycle hire

Eating and Drinking • Restaurant, bar, pizzeria • Shop • Fresh bread

Kids • Play area • Children’s activities (inflatables, arts & crafts) • Children’s circus • Dance classes • Face painting • Nature discovery • Sports competitions

Other facilities • Launderette Nearby • Mountain bike trails • Tennis courts 300 m • Surfing and sailing club • Diving and canoeing • Fishing • Riding club • Golf course • Sea fishing trips

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Fully equipped mobile homes with wooden sun terrace and garden furniture from which to watch the world go by. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

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3 Bedroom Krusoë 834 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 464 354 433 323 464 354 433 323 831 721 984 874 1090 980 984 874 831 721 433 323 From £93

Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Airotel le Vieux Port Messanges Atlantic Coast

This dynamic site is located next to one of the finest beaches along the Atlantic Coast and is well equipped for active families and sun seekers.

At a Glance

This lively, well established destination in Les Landes appeals particularly to families with teenage

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children thanks to its huge range of on-site activities, large aquatic park and golden sandy beach

Open 6 April – 28 September Nearest beach 400 m Official rating 5 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Charcoal only in the communal area

just 400 m away. The aquatic park is the largest of its kind on a French campsite and includes outdoor and indoor pools, a wave pool and water slides, while the wellness centre offers a chance to relax away from all the excitement, with massages and beauty treatments available as well as a sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi. The campsite is near to some charming French villages including Messanges and Soustons, and the more adventurous can take a trip to Biarritz or the Pyrénées National Park, both of which are within easy driving distance.

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Atlantic Coast This is truly a region of superlatives: the highest sand dune in the world (Dune du Pyla), Europe’s largest man-made forest (the Landes), France’s largest oyster beds. And of course the endless ribbon of silver beach running 110 km from Bordeaux to the Pyrenees where the Basque country and Spain are waiting to be explored.

Things to do, things to see Enjoy the local markets at Messanges and Soustons Explore the walking and cycle tracks and footpaths of the Landes forest Visit the thermal city of Dax Discover the delights of Spain and explore the beautiful countryside around San Sebastian Don’t miss the Dune of Pyla located at the Basin of Arachon, or the fantastic vineyards of Bordeaux

Eating out The Landes is renowned for its poultry, in particular duck and goose. Be sure to sample duck confit or foie gras, or for a lighter meal try the Salade Landaise, a delicious mixture of cold salad and warm salty meat. Nearby Soustons has a great selection of restaurants serving a variety of dishes.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • 2 Outdoor pools • Indoor pool • 2 spas • 2 paddling pools with waterslide • Waterslides

Entertainment • Cabaret show • Café theatre • Cinema and comedy evenings

Activities • Pétanque • Table tennis, tennis • Multisports pitch • Fitness room • Riding • Well-being spa • Bike hire Kids • Chidren’s club • Children’s activities • Mini disco • Play area

Eating and Drinking • Restaurant • Pizzeria • Snack bar and takeaway • Bar Other facilities • Supermarket • Small shops • Wifi • TV rental • Launderette • Safe • Fridge hire • Cash machine on site Nearby • Cycle tracks • Riding, golf, canoeing • Messanges

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Modern, well equipped mobile homes with wooden sun terrace and garden furniture. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people (up to 6 people for the 3 bedroom Krusoë mobile home 734 2CT).

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2 Bedroom Krusoë 734 2C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 526 416 563 453 526 416 563 453 526 416 1044 934 1310 1200 1575 1465 1200 1310 1044 934 526 416

3 Bedroom Krusoë 784 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 560 450 599 489 560 450 599 489 560 450 1119 1009 1406 1296 1674 1564 1296 1406 1119 1009 560 450

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Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Sunday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Le Village Tropical Sen Yan Mézos Atlantic Coast

At a Glance alanrogers.com/FR40110E Open 19 April – 6 September Nearest beach 12 km Official rating 5 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Only gas and electric permitted

A popular, larger than life family campsite with imaginative features and tropical styling that makes it very special indeed. World class beaches lie just 10 minutes away.

This exotic family site is about 12 km from the long sandy beaches of the Atlantic in the vast Landes forest. Set amongst the shady pines, it is attractively and imaginatively designed and laid out, with copious plants and banana trees. The impressive pool area is tropically themed with luxuriant greenery provided by banana trees, palms, exotic flowers and straw sunshades. The state of the art pool facilities include water slide, covered pool and there’s even a large, man-made swimming lake with its own extensive sandy beach. At night the famous minigolf lights up with beautifully done illumination effects. The little village of Mézos, just 2 km away, offers shopping and a 10 minute drive takes you to the fabulous beaches that make this region a popular choice for holidaymakers.

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Atlantic Coast This is truly a region of superlatives: the highest sand dune in the world (Dune du Pyla), Europe’s largest man-made forest (the Landes), France’s largest oyster beds. And of course the endless ribbon of silver beach running 110 km from Bordeaux to the Pyrenees where the Basque country and Spain are waiting to be explored.

Things to do, things to see Lac de Léon – canoeing, swimming, fishing, windsurfing - safe for young families Follow the marked trails into the Landes forest, on bike or foot Take a river cruise along the Huchet Explore the nature reserve, with guided tours available Head up into the Pyrenees National Park - spectacular scenery and a little tourist train Attractive fishing port of Saint Jean-de-Luz Try the surf of Biarritz’s famous beach – a great day trip

Eating out Expect good provincial cooking here. In the wider region you’ll find specialities of the Landes, notably trout from the famous lakes and duck too.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • 3 pools (one covered) • Pool house with garden • Children’s paddling pool • Spa, sauna, jacuzzi • Pool with natural sand beach

Entertainment • Games and TV room • Excellent evening entertainment

Activities • Fitness room • Multisports pitch • Table tennis • Archery • Pétanque • Minigolf • Cycle hire Kids • Play area • Children’s club 5-10 • Children’s crafts • Magic shows • Face painting • Sports competitions

Eating and Drinking • Restaurant, bar, pizzeria • Shop Other facilities • Launderette Nearby • Canoeing and kayaking • Biarritz (aquarium) • Golf • Riding • Windsurfing • Cycle tracks • Fishing • Tennis

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Modern, well equipped mobile homes with wooden sun terrace and garden furniture. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people (up to 6 people for the 3 bedroom Krusoë mobile home 734 2CT).

Family Value Price Guide

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3 Bedroom Krusoë 834 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 468 358 441 331 468 358 441 331 834 724 957 847 1058 948 957 847 724 834 441 331 From £95

Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Camping la Bouquerie Saint Geniès-en-Périgord Dordogne

At a Glance alanrogers.com/FR24310E Open 12 April – 6 September Official rating 4 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

Great location in the heart of the Périgord Noir and just 15 km from Sarlat, one of the most beautiful and well preserved medieval towns in France.

La Bouquerie is in a superb location, situated within easy reach of many of the big names of the Dordogne. Sarlat may be a world class gem with its stunning Saturday market but gorgeous honeycoloured stone buildings and famous castles are all around, not least in the pretty village of St Geniès a few hundred metres away. This is an ideal base for exploring all that the Périgord offers: the prehistoric caves at Lascaux, canoe trips, underground caves and stunning lush craggy landscapes. The site’s main buildings are housed in some beautifully restored traditional Périgord buildings, notably a bar and an excellent (and fairly priced) restaurant that overlook the impressive pool complex, complete with waterslides and a large outdoor terrace for fine weather.

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Dordogne There’s so much to this region: world class castles, underground grottoes, prehistoric cave paintings, boat trips, cliff-hanging medieval villages, canoe trips. And it’s a foodie paradise with delicacies like foie gras, truffles, walnuts, Roquefort and great wine.

Things to do, things to see Stunning castles at Beynac, Castelnaud, Feyrac, Milandes Le Jardin de Marqueyssac – one of France’s best kept gardens Take a slow moving old fashioned barge trip down the river Head underground to the dramatically illuminated Gouffre de Padirac Historic hilltop Domme for underground caves and amazing views La Roque Gageac - take a canoe trip, drift through stunning scenery and past magnificent castles Wander through the forest and see the monkeys roam free at Fôret des Singes

Eating out With its own very good restaurant and occasional Périgord evenings, it’s always an easy option to dine on site. But this is one of the finest regions of France for finding really good restaurants and really keen prices. Competition and high quality ingredients ensure fantastic quality.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • 2 outdoor swimming pools • Children’s paddling pool • Lazy river • 2 waterslides

Entertainment • Evening entertainment (games, dancing) • Live music • Cocktail hour • Quizzes

Activities • Multisports area • Volleyball, football, badminton • Tennis, table tennis • Archery • Sporting tournaments • Paint ball • Fishing • Cycle hire Kids • Play area • Children’s activities • Children’s club • Evening shows

Eating and Drinking • Restaurant • Snack bar with TV • Takeaway • Fresh bread • Bar Other facilities • Launderette • Library Nearby • St Geniès (Sunday market and shops) 800 m • Prehistoric caves (Lascaux) • Museum and animal park • Golf 30 km • Sarlat (market, restaurants) • Canoe trips

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Stylish, modern mobile homes all with wooden sun terrace and garden furniture. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide 2 Bedroom Krusoë 784 2CT First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 12/04-10/05 453 343 10/05- 24/05 417 307 24/05-14/06 453 343 14/06-05/07 417 307 05/07-12/07 842 732 12/07-02/08 991 881 02/08-16/08 1096 986 16/08-23/08 991 881 23/08-30/08 842 732 30/08-06/09 417 307

3 Bedroom Krusoë 784 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 504 394 463 353 504 394 463 353 952 842 1123 1013 1245 1135 1123 1013 952 842 463 353

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Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Camping Taxo les Pins Argelès sur Mer Mediterranean & Provence

At a Glance alanrogers.com/FR66330E Open 6 April – 28 September Nearest beach 3 km Official rating 4 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

Get the best of both worlds: long, lazy days on superb, sandy beaches or pop into Spain and experience the excitement and colour of the Costa Brava.

Situated in one of France’s sunniest regions and bordered by the azure Med and rolling Pyrenees, Camping Taxo Les Pins is a great holiday destination. It’s a lively site with a large pool complex and well maintained pitches in a rural location with superb views of the mountains to the south and is situated within easy reach of the fabulous beaches. On the doorstep is Argelès-sur-Mer, a bustling resort with a large choice of shopping and restaurants, while further away (23 km) is the fascinating city of Perpignan, home to the palace of the Majorcan kings. Picturesque Collioure (7 km), an artists’ paradise, is a must and the Spanish border is only 30 km away. The owner, Mme Perez, is proud of her family’s 40 year history at the site and enjoys having British visitors.

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Mediterranean & Provence Bathed in sunshine from early spring to late autumn, surrounded by stunning scenery, cosmopolitan towns and superb sandy beaches, this is a spectacular paradise for sun worshippers and beach lovers.

Things to do, things to see Aqualand water park at St Cyprien – the Anaconda is rather scary! The Alberes mountain range Border town of Collioure, the inspiration for so many artists Aquarium at Banyuls Modern Art museum of Céret Hop across the border to Figueres and the Salvador Dali museum Medieval, walled town of Carcassonne – magical at sunset

Eating out With Argèles so close, you’ll find great seafood is easy to come by in the numerous little restaurants scattered around this resort. And you’ll notice a distinct Catalan influence, with lots of Mediterranean vegetables, sizzling beef dishes and cheeses.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Outdoor pools • Children’s paddling pool • Jacuzzi • Aqua gym

Entertainment • Evening entertainment (eg dancing)

Activities • Multisports pitch • Tennis, volleyball • Basketball, football • Pétanque • Cycle hire • Shuttle bus to beach in peak season Kids • Play area • Mini club • Children’s shows • Face painting • Sports competitions • Crafts

Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide

Eating and Drinking • Restaurant, bar, takeaway • Shop Other facilities • WiFi • Launderette Nearby • Sea fishing trips • Watersports • Golf • Riding • Windsurfing • Sailing • Beach 3 km

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Stylish, modern mobile homes with wooden sun deck and garden furniture, perfect for outdoor living. See pages 16-21 for full description.

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3 Bedroom Krusoë 784 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 420 310 451 341 420 310 451 341 420 310 801 691 948 838 1074 964 948 838 801 691 420 310 From £89

Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Sunday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


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Le Pré Catalan Le Barcarès Mediterranean & Provence

Just 40 minutes from the Spanish border, this high quality family campsite is in a great location on the Med, near 8 km of white sand beach.

At a Glance

This is a delightful campsite situated in Le Barcarès, known as the jewel of the Catalan region, and is

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located between a huge ‘inland sea’ and the Med, at the foot of the Pyrenees. It proves popular with

Open 26 April – 20 September Nearest beach Le Barcarès 900 m Official rating 4 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

watersports enthusiasts and also families looking for great sandy beaches and a dose of Mediterranean sunshine (there are apparently 300 days of sunshine here annually). There’s an 8 km stretch of fine sandy beach just 900 metres away, and a pleasant footpath leads you all the way. The site is well established, having been here since 1960, with mature palms and flowering shrubs and is now run by François Galidie and his English wife Jenny. The pool complex is impressive with over 500 square metres of water.

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Mediterranean & Provence Bathed in sunshine from early spring to late autumn, surrounded by stunning scenery, cosmopolitan towns and superb sandy beaches, this is a spectacular paradise for sun worshippers and beach lovers. Immerse yourself in this seductive region!

Things to do, things to see Discover the Pyrenees with the little yellow tourist train or by 4x4 Vibrant Perpignan, full of Catalan charm, great shops and restaurants Aqualand water park at St Cyprien – try the Black Hole, if you dare! Hop over the border to Spain – fantastic beaches and coastal scenery Medieval, walled town of Carcassonne – magical at sunset Hire bikes and pedal alongside the Canal du Midi Picturesque villages of Collioure, Banyuls, Elne, Castelnou

Eating out Herbs, olive oil, tomatoes, garlic, olives…all are common ingredients locally. You’ll find excellent fish dishes - classic bouillabaisse is an international favourite – and a really good choice of Catalan eateries.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

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Pools • Outdoor swimming pool with fun pools • Children’s paddling pool • Jacuzzi • Waterslide

Entertainment • Evening entertainment (karaoke, disco) • Moules et frites evenings • TV room

Activities • Tennis, table tennis • Archery • Badminton • Pétanque Kids • Play area • Mini club • Live show presented by the children in July and August • Sports tournaments • Children’s discos • Crafts

Eating and Drinking • Restaurant, bar • Pizzeria and takeaway • Fresh bread Other facilities • Launderette • Library • Safety deposit boxes Nearby • Shops 1.5 km • Beach 900 m • River fishing 1 km • Riding 1.5 km • Boat launching 3 km • La Réserve Africaine de Sigean (safari park with 4,000 animals roaming free) • Le Château de Salses

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Stylish, top of the range mobile homes all with wooden sun terrace and garden furniture for enjoying the Mediterranean climate to the full. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide 2 Bedroom Krusoë 834 2CT First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 26/04-10/05 504 394 10/05- 24/05 467 357 24/05-14/06 504 394 14/06-05/07 467 357 05/07-12/07 959 849 12/07-02/08 1115 1005 02/08-16/08 1236 1126 16/08-23/08 1115 1005 849 959 23/08-30/08 30/08-20/09 467 357 Short breaks†

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Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Domaine des Naïades Port Grimaud Mediterranean & Provence

At a Glance alanrogers.com/FR83640E Open 12 April – 4 October Nearest beach Port Grimaud 900 m Official rating 4 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Only electric permitted

This is a high quality site in a great Côte d’Azur location - plenty for all the family amid the unique scenery of the glamorous French Riviera.

Les Naïades is a well equipped site in an enviable setting between the wooded ochre slopes of the Esterel hills and the turquoise Med, close to the modern resort of Port Grimaud and the Gulf of St Tropez. The site is planted with pine, cork and fragrant mimosa and provencal style buildings maintain the charm. There’s a huge Olympic sized pool and 2 water slides, as well as a separate children’s pool and the restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and local wines. There are some fabulous beaches along the coast and a huge amount to see and do. Les Naïades becomes lively in high season with a full activity and entertainment programme. Port Grimaud, car-free and modelled on Venice, is a lovely place for an evening stroll and waterside dinner.

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Mediterranean & Provence Bathed in sunshine from early spring to late autumn, surrounded by stunning scenery, cosmopolitan towns and superb sandy beaches, this is a spectacular paradise for sun worshippers and beach lovers. Immerse yourself in this seductive region!

Things to do, things to see Port Grimaud’s Little Venice, with its wealth of canals Aquatica water park, featuring the unique Twister slide Glitzy St Tropez, one of the most exuberant Riviera resorts Visit the stunning Gorges du Verdon - Europe’s ‘Grand Canyon’ Boat trips to the islands of Porquerolles and Port Cros Take a day in Monte Carlo – chic, stylish and, well, different Visit the perfume distilleries of delightful Grasse Evening market in Saint Raphaël

Eating out The site’s own restaurant is very good indeed but along the coast you’ll find excellent restaurants to suit all budgets. Port Grimaud itself is a lovely place for dinner: a pleasant stroll around the waterways to admire the boats then a choice of waterside restaurants.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Olympic size outdoor swimming pool • 2 waterslides • Children’s paddling pool

Entertainment • Evening entertainment • Open air cinema • Themed evenings • Live shows, dancing • Bar with TV and pool table • Board games for hire

Activities • Basketball, football, volleyball, beach football • Table tennis • Pétanque • Archery • Outdoor fitness machines Kids • Children’s activities (nature trails, crafts, puzzles, painting) • Team games • Treasure hunts • Play area • Children’s club • Sports competitions

Eating and Drinking • Restaurant • Snack bar with takeaway • Bar • Fresh bread Other facilities • Launderette Nearby • Shops 3 km • Port Grimaud • St Tropez • Fishing, golf, riding • Watersports • Walking and cycling routes in the Massif des Maures • Watersports

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Contemporary, modern mobile homes all with wooden sun terrace and garden furniture – immerse yourself in Provencal living. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people.

Family Value Price Guide 2 Bedroom Krusoë 784 2CT First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 12/04-10/05 563 453 10/05- 24/05 526 416 24/05-14/06 563 453 14/06-05/07 526 416 05/07-12/07 1044 934 12/07-02/08 1212 1102 02/08-16/08 1575 1465 16/08-23/08 1212 1102 23/08-30/08 1044 934 30/08-04/10 526 416 Short breaks†

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Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Saturday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


Camping Club la Bastiane Puget-sur-Argens Mediterranean & Provence

At a Glance alanrogers.com/FR83040E Open 13 April – 28 September Nearest beach Fréjus 7 km Official rating 4 Star Wifi Available for a small charge BBQs Available to hire for a small charge

If you fancy a sunny Riviera base, close to fabulous sandy beaches and all the must-visit hotspots of the chic Côte d’Azur, then look no further!

This is a great sought-after location, close to the ancient Roman city of Fréjus in the heart of the French Riviera, with its attractive boulevards lined with enticing shops, bars and restaurants. The wonderful local beaches, famous since the days of Bardot, are easily accessed and each day brings fresh opportunity to explore the ‘Big Names’ along the coast, including Nice, Monaco, Cannes, Antibes and St Tropez. La Bastiane is an attractive, established site set among mature oaks, pine woods and colourful oleanders with a good swimming pool and a sunny terrace with loungers. All kinds of activities are organised in high season with sports tournaments, discos and evening family entertainment, as well as excursions to places of interest such as Monaco and the Gorges de Verdon.

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Mediterranean & Provence Bathed in sunshine from early spring to late autumn, surrounded by stunning scenery, cosmopolitan towns and superb sandy beaches, this is a spectacular paradise for sun worshippers and beach lovers. Immerse yourself in this seductive region!

Things to do, things to see Roman city of Fréjus and neighbouring Saint Raphaël Visit Cannes (35 km) for a touch of glamour and the ‘hands of fame’ set in concrete Boat trips out to the pretty Iles d’Hyères Aquatica water park, including Europe’s largest wave pool Antibes Marineland, with dolphins, sharks and killer whales The incredible Gorges du Verdon, Europe’s Grand Canyon Glitzy St Tropez, one of the most exuberant Riviera resorts Visit the perfume distilleries of delightful Grasse

Eating out With plenty of restaurants in vibrant Fréjus and St Raphaël, finding good value for families is not hard. You’ll notice Italian influences too, with pasta dishes, roast meats, pizza of course, as well as traditional Mediterranean seafood, olives and herbs.

Your accommodation Campsite Life

What to do

Pools • Outdoor swimming pool • Children’s swimming pool • Hot tub

Entertainment • Evening entertainment (karaoke, dancing) • Live shows • Themed dinners • TV room • Games room

Activities • Multisports pitch • Badminton, football, volleyball, basketball • Tennis, table tennis • Pétanque • Sports tournaments (water polo, archery) • Excursion programme • Cycle hire Kids • Play area • Children’s activities (open air games, crafts, games) • Pony club • Tipi camp • Disco • Children’s shows

Eating and Drinking • Restaurant • Snack bar and takeaway • Bar • Fresh bread Other facilities • Launderette Nearby • Riding 500 m • Fishing 3 km • Beach 7 km • Lake beach 8 km • Golf 9 km • St Tropez, Cannes, Les Gorges du Verdon • Supermarkets

SPECIAL OFFERS in May and June see page 15

Top of the range mobile homes, all with wooden sun terraces and garden furniture for maximising the outdoors lifestyle of the Med. See pages 16-21 for full description. Prices are for 7 nights and include a return P&O ferry crossing for a car and up to 6 people. (up to 2 people in the one bedroom Krusoë 504)

Family Value Price Guide

13/04-11/05 11/05-25/05 25/05-15/06 15/06-06/07 06/07-13/07 13/07-03/08 03/08-17/08 17/08-24/08 24/08-31/08 31/08-28/09 Short breaks†

1 bedroom Krusoë 504 1C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 335 225 314 204 335 225 314 204 595 485 685 575 753 643 685 575 485 595 314 204

3 Bedroom Krusoë 834 3C First week £ Extra (incl Ferry) week £ 431 321 401 291 431 321 401 291 911 801 1063 953 1177 1067 1063 953 801 911 401 291

From £58

From £84

Booking notes: First week includes a return P&O ferry crossing from Dover to Calais using off peak sailings (see page 77 for details). Arrivals Sunday only in July and August, minimum one week stays. † Weekend and short stays possible in May, June and September, 2 night minimum stays with any day arrivals. Prices are for 2 nights and exclude ferry. All facilities are open during high season but may be more limited at other times. If these are important to you, please ask for confirmation.


experience At Alan Rogers, we have been working with Europe’s finest campsites since 1968. Our independent, authoritative campsite guides are regarded as the definitive guide when it comes to choosing a good campsite. But our expertise does not stop with guide books: have you downloaded our hugely popular free app yet? Or visited our website - one of the most visited websites in the business. And check out the brand new iPad editons of all our guides. All of this means you’re in safe hands. We’re experts on campsites and our holidays offer amazing value for money.

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the practical pages Crossing The Channel As agents for all the cross-Channel operators, we can book all your travel with the minimum of fuss and at great prices. We are able to negotiate very low prices due to the volumes we handle and new offers are regularly being set up. So be sure to check with us before you book!

Just call 01580 214000 to check availability and for an instant quote.

Travel with peace of mind Looking for competitively priced insurance for your holiday? • 24 hour travel advice line and multi lingual medical assistance • Repatriation and evacuation cover • Repatriation due to serious illness of relatives at home The vehicle assistance service is provided by Green Flag and a network of over 7,500 garages and agents. Serving 3 million people a year, they are well used to looking after the needs of campsite-based holidaymakers. • Roadside assistance • Vehicle repatriation (and alternative driver) • Cover prior to departure

Get an instant quote and and start looking forward to your holiday with confidence!

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Holiday Information Ferry prices: First week prices quoted in this brochure include a return ferry crossing from Dover to Calais with P&O Ferries using off peak sailings which are: outward Sunday - Friday 00:00 to 13:30, inward Monday - Friday 00:00 to 10:30. If you wish to travel on other days or at other times a supplement will apply. Alternative routes are also available for a supplement. Please call for advice and prices. Special requests: We would be delighted to pass on any special requests you may have (eg sunny or shady pitch). However, for practical reasons, we cannot guarantee these. The allocation of accommodation is determined by the campsite owner. Bed linen: Pillows and duvets (or blankets) are provided in all mobile homes. Bed linen is available for hire on all sites at specially negotiated rates – these can be added at the time of booking. Ask us for details. Low season holidays: There are many advantages to travelling in low season. One reason for lower prices is that campsites may reduce, or not offer, some services outside July and August. You are advised to confirm availability of any important facilities with us before travelling. High season holidays: During July and August campsites are generally much busier and can take on a different character to the low season. Many offer organised entertainment, children’s activities, sports tournaments and discos. The level and frequency of this will vary from site to site. Tourist tax (taxe de séjour): Where applicable this is a nominal amount, generally payable on departure, and will vary from site to site. Arrival & departure days: Mobile home holidays usually have a minimum stay of 7 nights, especially in high season, mostly Saturday-Saturday. Shorter stays are possible outside July and August and in Paris all season. A fully refundable deposit is generally required on arrival to cover possible breakages and cleaning (usually around 150 €). A credit card is usually ‘swiped’, then refunded on departure. Some sites offer an optional cleaning service, handy for early morning departures (a fee is charged). Fair trading terms: Our full trading terms are available at www.alanrogers.com/escapes and as mailed from our office. Also available on request. Deposit: A special low deposit of just £75 secures your holiday. (Full payment is required at the time of booking for travel within 8 weeks).

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Amsterdam Harwich

Oxford

Hook of Holland

London

Rotterdam Portsmouth Plymouth

Poole

Zeebrugge Dover Folkestone Ostend Calais Dunkirk Newhaven

Essen Antwerp

Brussels Bonn

Lille Cherbourg Dieppe Le Havre Roscoff

Frankfurt

Caen 13St 9

Malo

Paris

15

Reims 16

Metz Stuttgart

Rennes

8

Strasbourg

12

Le Mans

14

Orleans 10 11 1

Tours

Nantes

17

2 3

Dijon Bourges

Bern

4 5 6 7

Limoges

Geneva Clermont Ferrand

18

Bordeaux 19

Lyon St Etienne

Milan

22

Turin Millau

MontĂŠlimar

20 Biarritz 21

Genoa Toulouse

Nice 26

Marseille 24

Perpignan

23

25


Booking made easy Your holiday is important, so take time to browse. When you’re ready, call us and ask for a quotation or to check availability.

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Vendee & Charente 1

Le Domaine des Pins

2

Camping de la Plage de Riez

3

Camping les Pirons

Atlantic Coast

4

Camping du Jard

18 Atlantic Club Montalivet

5

Camping Les Violettes

19 Camping les Embruns

6

Airotel Oléron

20 Airotel le Vieux Port

Camping L’Estanquet

21 Le Village Tropical Sen Yan

7

Brittany 8

Camping de Kéranterec

9

Camping le Panoramic

10 Le Domaine de Léveno 11 Camping de la Boutinardière 12 Camping Le Moténo 13 Camping le Châtelet 14 La Grande Métairie 15 Domaine de la Ville Huchet

Paris 16 Le Village Parisien

Certain images on pages 1, 3, 4, 10, 16, 18, 35, 77, 80 courtesy of Valérie Joncheray

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Dordogne 22 Camping la Bouquerie

Mediterranean & Provence 23 Camping Taxo les Pins 24 Le Pré Catalan 25 Domaine des Naïades 26 Camping Club la Bastiane


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