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166 top family campsites in France, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal and The Republic of Ireland

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At Alan Rogers we have been helping holidaymakers find, choose and book their ideal campsite for well over 40 years. We’re independent and we like to think we’re expert – we know the best campsites, we send our inspectors there and we know what makes a great campsite-based holiday.

We produce the market leading independent campsite guides, our website is one of the most popular of its type, and now, for 2014, we have revamped our Travel Service.

This all-new

essentials brochure is designed to give you everything you need for a fantastic holiday,

starting with more choice in more countries than ever before. We have allocations on great campsites and can give you instant availability confirmation - as well as more ferry options at amazing prices.

In short, we can organise your holiday for you with an efficient, friendly and personal service and a great price. That’s real peace of mind.

So, whether you’ve booked with us before or are interested to try us out, take a good look at our essentials programme for 2014.

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essential choices With so many options available, narrowing down your campsite choices can be a tricky task. There’s so much on offer, from great facilities and well-run activity clubs to fine local cuisine and scenic walking routes. To make things a little easier, we’ve carefully selected some of the best campsites across Europe, each approved by our dedicated inspectors. Choose from over 160 campsites in 13 countries and start looking forward to your well-earned holiday.

Vendée and Charente

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Italy

88

Brittany

27

Netherlands

92

Normandy

37

Luxembourg

94

Northern France

42

Belgium

95

Paris

45

Switzerland

96

Loire

47

Germany

99

Atlantic Coast

55

Austria

101

Dordogne and Lot

59

Croatia

103

Limousin and Auvergne

65

Slovenia

105

Burgundy and Eastern France

67

Spain

107

Rhône Valley

72

Portugal

115

Midi-Pyrénées

76

Republic of Ireland

117

Mediterranean and Provence

80

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essential quality We like to think that there is a campsite for everyone. Whatever your definition of quality and whatever your preferences, we can offer lively campsites near bustling resorts or sleepy gems tucked away in the rolling countryside. All have been inspected and selected by Alan Rogers inspectors for your peace of mind.

The Alan Rogers view

Exciting pools

Experience counts for a lot when it comes to finding a good campsite.

Most campsites offer great pools, many with waterslides. Some are

There are certainly basic ground rules. The site must be in a good location

elaborate waterparks with multiple pools, lagoons, bridges, wave machines

for its area and ‘fit for purpose’. That’s to say a campsite suitable for a

and huge waterchutes. Others are smaller scale, perhaps better suited

‘bucket and spade’ holiday is close to good beaches while a site suitable

to toddlers.

for more restrained activities should enjoy a rural setting amid pleasant countryside. The site itself must be well managed, with a warm welcome,

Superb facilities

excellent sanitary facilities and a range of appropriate activities.

Sporting activities, for which there is usually a small charge, might include windsurfing, riding, tennis, golf, cycling, archery, fishing and more.

Perfect pitch Above all it’s the quality of a pitch that is so crucial to your holiday.

Unique activities

Pitches on a top quality campsite should be around 100 square metres,

Many sites offer special and unique features. You might discover impromptu

generally delimited with shrubs and hedging, and reasonably level.

wine tastings, cookery demonstrations, canoe excursions, star gazing

Pitch assessment is a key part of the Alan Rogers inspectors’ role

expeditions, nature rambles and much more.

when carrying out their assessments.

Well maintained wash facilities Great campsites, great holidays

Importantly, wash facilities are modern, well maintained and offer English

An overseas holiday is usually a once-a-year treat when you can’t afford

toilets, individual wash cubicles with hot showers, and often ‘extras’ like

to compromise on quality. If you’re travelling with a young family you also

smaller children’s facilities and baby facilities. Cleanliness is top of the

want to know you’re staying on a safe, friendly, well-equipped campsite

list when we make our selection.

in the right area. That’s why we’ve picked the very best campsites, all independently inspected and quality approved, in the most attractive

Better locations

holiday destinations.

Location, location, location. We have sought out sites in the best locations: sites in sought after spots on the beach, sites tucked away in idyllic

Great restaurants

countryside, sites in wonderful lakeside settings, sites in the grounds of

A popular on-site restaurant is always a good sign and most also provide

elegant châteaux or historic buildings. We’ve done the hard work and

a handy takeaway service. Collecting a big bowl of frites to accompany

selected the best – the choice is yours!

the family ‘barbie’ is one of camping’s simpler pleasures.

Inspected & Selected: Each year, the Alan Rogers site inspectors travel up to 100,000 miles across Europe, carefully assessing campsites to ensure they meet a high standard when it comes to service and facilities. You can rest assured you’ll be looked after, wherever you’re going and whatever your needs.

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essential fun! Whether you’re considering a spontaneous camping holiday or are a veteran caravanner, campsite life is all about having fun. And on a campsite no one does fun better than the youngsters. Life on a campsite is tailored for children, so there’s never a dull moment from the instant you arrive at your pitch.

Children on the go

Off-site activities

Whatever their age, children love our camping holidays. They enjoy the fun

Campsites are a great base for exploring the local area and trying new

and novelty of it all, there’s a safe environment with plenty of other children

things. Reception staff can point you in the direction of the best beaches,

to play with (having to amuse the kids is not usually a problem on a camping

cycling routes and attractions, so you’ll never be far from a new adventure.

holiday!). Within reason, and with sensible precautions, campsites are a natural playground for youngsters with plenty of space for riding bikes,

Learning new skills

roaming free and just being… well, children.

There are some excellent opportunities for you and the kids to learn new

Children are welcomed in bars and restaurants and so much of campsite life is geared towards them, making life more relaxing for all. It’s a cliché but if the kids are happy, then Mum and Dad are too!

skills together. Many campsites situated near lakes or the beach are close to watersports centres where you can try your hand at surfing or sailing, while others are near to riding or rock climbing schools. The natural setting of many campsites means that children can learn about local flora and fauna

Activities for the active Children want action and there’s nowhere better to find it than on a campsite. Our campsites all offer a range of quality activities. Perhaps pony riding, cycling or minigolf for the youngsters and windsurfing, tennis or archery for the older ones. Of course the natural attractions, from the magical contents of enticing rock pools to the local friendly squirrels or colourful birdlife, all add to the appeal for the younger ones. And teenagers will find plenty of kindred spirits, especially at the larger sites, including in many cases clubs with teenagers in mind.

Entertainment laid on Most, if not all, campsites organise free children’s clubs or activities. Mostly in high season, these might range from sports tournaments to fancy dress competitions or treasure hunts, depending on the ages of the children. Many sites also lay on high season family entertainment like themed evening meals,

on nature walks or practise speaking another language in nearby shops.

Outdoor adventure Sometimes exploring from the ground just isn’t enough for energetic youngsters. Luckily, plenty of campsites are close to adventure parks with zip wires and aerial walkways that give kids a chance to see their surroundings from up high. There are courses to suit all levels and abilities, so the whole family can join in the fun.

Cultural discoveries It’s never too early to teach children about other cultures and traditions. Whether it’s sampling regional cuisine or visiting historical sites, it’s all part of discovering and understanding the wider world. Younger children have a natural curiosity about new places and unfamiliar sights, and a camping holiday is the perfect opportunity for them to explore and learn.

magic shows, face painting, music and family discos.

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essential freedom A key ingredient in any camping and caravanning holiday is freedom. And for the first timer, holidaying abroad with your caravan, tent or motorhome really opens up new horizons. Any concerns you may have are quickly left behind as you discover just how easy it all is.

New to campsite life?

First timers’ tips

For the uninitiated, today’s family-friendly continental campsites are a

When disembarking from the ferry, follow ‘Toutes Directions’ signs until

revelation. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder so we offer a range of

you pick up your route.

‘styles’ from large to small; lively and commercial to sleepy and low key. You will find dining facilities vary from fully-fledged restaurants, pizzerias

Continental routes are easy – just follow signs to the next major town or city on your route. There is less emphasis on road numbers.

and takeaway services to a simple daily special. A campsite bar is often a convivial meeting point where you can find a friendly welcome and learn

Campsite receptions can be open long hours, but often close over

a little about the area too – restaurant recommendations, places to see

lunch – try to arrive after 2pm.

and more. Similarly, but less obviously, the washing up area on many sites is a busy

In some countries (eg Netherlands or Italy) you may find cars are not allowed on the pitch, for safety and quietness. Separate parking areas are provided.

and sociable place – a social hub of its own where you’ll fall into conversation with friendly strangers, find out the campsite gossip and generally become involved in the camaraderie of campsite life. Don’t underestimate the fun and

Remember you may need to order your morning bread the night before – saves disappointment!

usefulness of this!

Don’t be alarmed if you find unisex toilets or showers – they are not

Activities will vary and are often impressive in their range and quality. As for

uncommon, especially in France.

swimming pools, many are a revelation: large aqua parks with slides, flumes, lagoons, bridges and wave machines are not uncommon, though families with toddlers often prefer the smaller-scale sites where the little ones will not be overwhelmed.

On returning late from a night out, you may find the barrier locked (often at 11pm). Ask at reception before departure and expect to leave the car parked outside the gates.

Most sites these days will speak English – certainly enough to ensure a

When departing early (to catch a ferry perhaps), remember that the barrier

smooth check-in when you present your Alan Rogers documentation.

may be closed – check the night before.

Then, once you’ve settled in, you can take your time to explore your new

If in any doubt – just ask, wherever you are – people are generally very

surroundings, check out the facilities and meet the neighbours.

happy to assist first timers and you’ll soon be completely at home.

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essential experiences A holiday under canvas can be a life affirming experience. Even the regular been-there-done-that ‘tenter’ enjoys the break from the routine and structure of everyday life that a camping holiday provides. Our campsite programme is designed with the comfort of tent campers in mind, helping you make the most of sleeping under the stars.

Tenting abroad Are you a ‘casual’ camper? Perhaps you have acquired a tent in the last year or so and used it for an exploratory weekend away? Now, perhaps, you fancy taking it to the next level and heading off to the continent. Well it could not be simpler.

Tent Tips • Check your pitch for items like discarded pegs which could damage your tent. • Pitch your tent with the door facing away from the wind to avoid unwelcome take-off!

Continental campsites are very ‘tent-friendly’, offering wonderful locations and often have special areas for tents and services like fridge hire. The kids enjoy setting up camp and getting to know new friends - international language barriers do not seem to exist on a campsite. And there’s something about the open air, laid-back atmosphere of campsite life that brings out the

• Consider your sleeping position: the general preference is for the feet to be lower than the head. • Insert poles carefully – no matter how desperate you are to leap into that swimming pool, do not rush and try to force poles through.

best in everyone. You’ll find you quickly befriend the neighbours and feel part of ‘the scene’ and totally at home. You’ll enjoy going with the flow of campsite life and the whole family benefits.

• Avoid pitching in a hollow – you don’t want to wake up waterlogged if it rains in the night.

Children love camping: the adventure of sleeping under canvas, the freedom from the restrictions of hotel holidays and the novelty of eating in the great

Campsite cooking

outdoors.

One of the main attractions of camping is being able to cook and eat outdoors. Camping is great for introducing the kids to new tastes and

Choosing your tent

flavours, with plenty of excellent markets and local producers to tempt

Your tent will be your holiday home away from home, so choose wisely

you. Many campsites allow barbecues and there are plenty of options for

(it’s a good idea for first timers to visit a camping show to see tents fully

hearty meals (and don’t forget the on-site takeaway is a useful way of

erected before buying). Check the zips are sturdy and non-rusting and

supplementing your own menu).

ensure the fly sheet has strong seams. Sizes can be snug so if there are two of you sleeping in the tent, go for a three-man option to ensure you have

RECIPE Baked banana boat

plenty of room for your belongings too. Likewise families will want something

Try this ever-popular camping treat. Cut lengthways down a banana

large and sturdy – tunnel tents with ample headroom are popular.

leaving the skin on, and stuff it with chocolate pieces, mini marshmallows

You may want to consider a tent with a ‘porch’ to keep shoes outside the

and chopped nuts. Wrap it in foil and place on the barbecue for about

main sleeping space. And a dummy run in the garden before departure

5 minutes. Then unwrap and eat with a spoon. Delicious!

means you can get the tent up quickly and easily on arrival at your holiday (when all you want to do is jump in the pool!).

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essential ferry deals Crossing the Channel is the start of your holiday and our famous Ferry Deals can offer you the convenience of extraordinary value for money and our widest ever choice of routes. Bear in mind that the flexible pricing of most ferry operators means that you are more likely to get the crossing you want, and at the lowest price, when you book early.

As agents for most cross-Channel operators, we can book all your travel

Unbeatable Ferry Deals

with the minimum of fuss and at great prices. We are able to negotiate very

The Alan Rogers Travel Service offers all routes

low prices due to the volumes we handle and new offers are regularly being

with all main operators - call us for latest prices

set up. So be sure to check with us before you book!

and ask us about our famous Ferry Deals.

Routes available Operator

Look out for our popular Caravans Go FREE Route from

Route to

Portsmouth Portsmouth Poole Portsmouth Plymouth Plymouth Portsmouth Portsmouth

Caen (Ouistreham) St Malo Cherbourg Cherbourg Roscoff Santander Santander Bilbao

6hrs/9hrs 9hrs 4.5hrs 4.5hrs 6hrs 20hrs 24hrs 24hrs/32hrs

Newcastle Harwich Dover Dover Newhaven Portsmouth

Ijmuiden (Amsterdam) Esbjerg Dunkirk Calais Dieppe Le Havre

15hrs 17hrs 1.75hrs 1.5hrs 4.5hrs 5.5hrs-8hrs

Folkestone

Journey time

Coquelles

35mins

(between Calais & Boulogne)

Irish Sea

Pembroke Holyhead

Rosslare Dublin

Dover Hull Hull

Calais Rotterdam Zeebrugge

Cairnryan Liverpool

Larne Dublin

Fishguard Harwich Holyhead Cairnryan Liverpool

Rosslare Hook of Holland Dublin Belfast Belfast

3.75hrs 1.75hrs/3.25hrs 1.5hrs 11hrs 12.5hrs 1hr-2hrs 8hrs

deals on selected routes at certain times.

Caravans go FREE with Brittany Ferries Portsmouth - Caen Plymouth - Roscoff Poole - Cherbourg

Caravans go FREE with P&O Ferries Hull - Zeebrugge/Rotterdam

Don’t hesitate to ask our advice on finding the best value for your holiday.

For an instant quote call 01580 214000

3.5hrs 6hrs-8hrs 2hrs-3.25hrs 2.25hrs 8hrs

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essential benefits The Alan Rogers Travel Card - Across the Alan Rogers guides you’ll find a network of thousands of quality inspected and selected campsites. We also work with numerous organisations, including ferry operators and tourist attractions, all of whom can bring you benefits and save you money. Our FREE Travel Card binds all this together at alanrogers.com/travelcard Advantage all the way Carry the Alan Rogers Travel Card on your travels and save money all

Step 1 Register at www.alanrogers.com/travelcard

the way. Enjoy exclusive offers on over 1,000 partner campsites – including many within this brochure - as well as hotels, apartments and campsite accommodation. We’ve even teamed up with Camping Cheque, the low season discount scheme, so you can load your card with Cheques before you travel. See page 121 for more details. So register today - hundreds of campsites already have special offers just

Step 2 If you don’t already have one, you’ll receive an activated card, along with a Welcome email containing useful links and information.

for you. Holiday discounts, free kids’ meals, free cycle hire, discounted meals

Step 3

free sports activities, free gifts on arrival, free wine with meals, free wifi, free

Start using your card to save money or to redeem

tennis, free spa day, free access to local attractions.

benefits during your holiday.

Check out all the offers at alanrogers.com/travelcard and present your card on arrival.

Benefits that add up • Offers and benefits on many Alan Rogers campsites across Europe • Look out for exclusive offers in this brochure • Save up to 60% in low season on over 600 campsites • Savings on rented accommodation and hotels at over 400 locations • Free cardholders’ magazine

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essential value With any holiday you want a great time, with no unwelcome surprises and at the best possible price. Our all-new essentials programme offers you more choice and better value than ever before. We have even halved our booking fee to just £25.

Great savings AND complete service

NEW No credit card fee!

We work hard to offer quality and choice at remarkably low prices. And we

We welcome payment by debit and credit cards, with no fee

pride ourselves on providing a friendly, personal service coupled with the in-depth knowledge of a specialist tour operator.

NEW Reduced booking fee The campsite’s own booking fees are not charged but are replaced by a standard Travel Service fee of just £25 per booking. Please bear in mind

See The Value!

campsites typically charge a booking fee of around 30€ (£25) to customers

Detailed prices for all sites are given in our separate Booking Guide.

booking direct - you will avoid this by booking with us. What’s more, a campsite’s own booking fee is charged at each campsite you visit, adding considerably to your holiday cost. Our booking fee applies only once.

Prices from just £13* per night * Price includes a pitch with electricity for two aldults, staying at Camping Roma Flash, between 1 April - 1 June 2014

One-stop-shop - for your peace of mind. • Payment in Sterling with no further risk of exchange rate fluctuations • Secure bookings – all campsite fees and deposits are paid in advance* with all ferry-inclusive holidays fully protected by the Caravan Club

Just call us for an instant quote 01580 214000

Holiday Trust Fund • We have long-standing relationships with many campsites and special requests are passed on • Low cost ferries – special fares only available when booking a ferry-inclusive holiday • A one-stop-shop for all your travel plans – campsite booking, overnight stops, low cost ferries and travel insurance – all in one place * and usually include local tourist taxes

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essential peace of mind Wherever your travels are taking you, it’s always good to know you’re in safe hands. A hassle-free booking and a smooth journey to and from your destination are all part of the overall experience of your holiday.

We aim to offer a personal service and tailored holidays that will give you lasting memories, whether you’re heading to a lively campsite in Alicante

Complete reassurance

with the family or looking for a quiet escape in the French countryside.

It’s one thing knowing you’re heading to a great campsite, but peace of

With over 40 years’ experience of dealing with Europe’s finest campsites, we

mind while you’re away and on the road is also essential. As part of our

can guarantee your peace of mind from the moment you book to the day you

service, we offer competitively priced personal insurance (for single and

arrive home.

multiple trips) as well as roadside assistance. Importantly, our insurance

Our friendly reservations team will help you choose the perfect campsite in a fantastic location, arrange your ferry crossing and organise insurance and

is ideal for self-drive holidays in Europe and includes cover for camping equipment, so you can rest assured everything is protected.

roadside assistance, should you require it. That means you

Vehicle assistance is provided by Green Flag, who are experienced in

can simply relax and look forward to your well-earned break.

meeting the needs of campsite-based holiday makers. Their network of over 7,500 garages and agents means you can drive all over Europe

Leave the hassle behind, and leave the organisation to the specialists. Have a great holiday!

safe in the knowledge that you’ll receive fast, efficient help should a problem arise. Further details on page 98

Contact us today to find out more or get a quote 01580 214000 alanrogers.com/insurance

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Vendée and Charente France

Camping Indigo Noirmoutier www.alanrogers.com/FR85720 Located in woodland and on dunes along a 2 km stretch of sandy beach just east of the attractive little town of Noirmoutier on the island of the same name, this site is very popular with those who enjoy a family campsite in a natural setting. The touring pitches, all with electricity, are situated among the pine trees, some with fantastic views across the Bay of Bourgneuf to Pornic and the Jade Coast.

The essentials FR85720

It’s not only the fine beaches that make this holiday region so appealing. Sleepy fishing harbours, historic ports,

★★

498 pitches 398 touring pitches

charming towns and a sunshine record to rival the French Rivera all create a great holiday experience. The traditional ‘every child should have one’ accessory for the Vendée is without doubt the bucket and spade - and with good

A

reason. From St. Jean-de-Monts to Royan the coast BCD

is virtually unbroken with fragrant pine forests

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leading down to gently shelving sandy beaches. G H I

Opens 10 April – 29 September Ports Calais 423 miles/681 km St Malo 160 miles/259 km Town Noirmoutier 1.73 miles/2.8 km Beach Direct access

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BBQ No restrictions M L

• Le Puy-du-Fou: an historical theme park with various shows and attractions

A Camping Indigo Noirmoutier

J Camping du Jard

B Camping La Yole

K Camping de la Venise Verte

C Village de la Guyonnière

L Le Logis du Breuil

• Île-d’Yeu: one hour by boat from the coast and a popular destination with colourful shops

D Castel Camping la Garangeoire

M Le Domaine d’Oléron

• Poitiers: a picturesque town with much religious architecture from the Romanesque period

G Domaine des Forges

• Baked white tuna and mussels: from the Baie de l’Aiguillon cooked in white wine

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At a glance

Activities

Direct access to a superb sandy

Children’s club**, Pétanque*,

beach, Shop*, Restaurant/Take-

Volleyball*, Table Tennis*, Sports

away**, Fishing*, Children’s play

tournaments**.

area, Playing field, Bike hire*. Nearby Horse riding, Salt marshes, Water theme park, Walking and cycling

E Camping le Pin Parasol

trails, Golf, St. Jean de Monts.

F Camping la Trévillière

H Camping les Brunelles I

Camping la Bolée d’Air

*Open: 10 Apr-29 Sep **Open: 5 Jul-30 Aug


Vendée and Charente France

Camping La Yole

Village de la Guyonnière

www.alanrogers.com/FR85150

www.alanrogers.com/FR85260

A popular, well run campsite, just a 20 minute walk through pine trees to a long sandy beach and a short drive

La Guyonnière, originally a farm, is a spacious rural site only a short drive from the long, sandy Vendée

to the attractive marina at St Jean-de-Monts. The majority of pitches are set amongst pine trees and are well

beaches. Many of the spacious pitches have views over to the farm animals or lake and there are plenty of

delimited by shrubs and greenery. A delightful pool complex, surrounded by a sunbathing area, is overlooked

safe play areas. The bar and restaurant are housed in attractively converted farm buildings and the new pool

by the large terrace in front of the bar and restaurant.

has waterslides and a lazy river. Fishing and canoeing are easily organised on the nearby Lac de Jaunay.

The essentials

The essentials

FR85150

★★★★

FR85260

★★★★★

369 pitches 169 touring pitches

294 pitches 126 touring pitches

Opens 11 April – 25 September

Opens 26 April – 28 September

Ports Calais 424 miles/682 km St Malo 164 miles/263 km

Ports Calais 420 miles/676 km St Malo 172 miles/278 km

Town St Jean de Monts 3.1 miles/5 km

Town Saint Julien des Landes 2.3 miles/3.8 km

Beach Les Mouettes 1 mile/1.8 km (sandy) BBQ Only Gas BBQs permitted

Special Offers Book 14 nights pay for 11* *11 Apr-23 Jun & 01 Sep-25 Sep Book 7 nights pay for 6** **23 Jun-20 Jul & 25 Aug-01 Sep Reduced site cancellation charges*** ***11 Apr-22 Jun & 01 Sep-25 Sep

Beach Bretignolles-sur-Mer 7.6 miles/12.2 km (sandy)

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Indoor pool*,

Children’s club, Aqua gym, Sport

Children’s club, Sports

Paddling pool*, Shop (15 May-

competitions, Quizzes, Pétanque,

07 Sep), Bar**, Restaurant**,

Karaoke, Disco, Live music nights.

Outdoor pool and paddling pool*, Indoor pool and paddling pool**, Shop*, Bar**, Restaurant*, Takeaway**, Children’s play area, Spa**, Multi-sport terrain, Tennis**, Table tennis**, Bike hire**, Horse riding***, Fishing** (permit required), TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: bar, no charge, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point, Night parking with electricity.

Take-away**, Children’s play area, Tennis/Table tennis*, Bike hire*,

Nearby

Fitness centre*, Wi-Fi: bar/

Orouet, Forêt Doniniale,

restaurant, charge payable,

St Gilles Croix de Vie, La Rochelle,

Disabled facilities, Night parking.

Ile de Noirmoutier, Horse riding, Golf, Windsurfing, Cycle routes, Walking trails, Watersports.

*Open: 11 Apr-25 Sep **Open: 12 Apr-07 Sep

*Open: mid Jun-mid Sep **Open: 26 Apr-28 Sep ***Open: 01 Jul-31 Aug

tournaments, Tractor rides, Pétanque, Fishing, Aquagym, Excursions, Karaoke, Bingo, Concerts, Discos. Nearby Saint Julien des Landes, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, Bretignolles sur Mer, Puy du Fou, Ile de Noirmoutier, Châteaux, Watersports, Vineyards, Sandy beaches.

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Vendée and Charente France

Castel Camping la Garangeoire

Camping le Pin Parasol

www.alanrogers.com/FR85040

www.alanrogers.com/FR85680

La Garangeoire is a stunning campsite, situated 15 km inland near the village of St. Julien-des-Landes and

Tucked away in the Vendée countryside yet just 15 minutes drive from the beach, this site enjoys a pleasant

set in 200 hectares of parkland surrounding the small château of La Garangeoire. This beautiful site has well

rural setting above the Lac du Jaunay, well away from the bustle of the coast. There are good sized touring

spaced, large pitches, some fully serviced and a new spa offering various treatments. It is action packed with

pitches, all with electricity, most with some shade, others in the open with hedges and young trees.

an incredible range of on-site activities, yet still keeping the relaxed atmosphere. A popular site for all ages.

There are wonderful views over the wooded shores of the lake from the sunny pool terrace.

The essentials

The essentials

FR85040

★★★★★

FR85680

356 pitches 142 touring pitches

379 pitches 223 touring pitches

Opens 19 April – 20 September

Opens 18 April – 25 September

Ports Calais 419 miles/674 km St Malo 175 miles/281 km

Ports Calais 421 miles/678 km St Malo 176 miles/283 km

Town Saint Julien des Landes 1.9 miles/3 km

Town Coex 4 miles/6.5 km

Beach Bretignolles-sur-Mer 10.2 miles/16.5 km (sandy)

Beach Bretignolles-sur-Mer 7.6 miles/12.2 km (sandy)

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

Special Offers Book 14 nights pay for 7* *19 Apr-30 Jun

BBQ No restrictions

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Covered pool*,

Children’s and teenager’s club,

Children’s club, Sports

Paddling pool*, Shop**, Bar*,

French conversation practice,

Restaurant**, Take-away**,

Garangeoire historical walks,

Children’s play area, Spa/Sauna*,

Fishing lessons, Tournaments,

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*,

Cycling trips, Football training,

Bike hire*, Horse riding*, Fishing*,

Archery, Crêpe parties, BBQ

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi:

evenings, Discos, Live music,

bar/reception, charge payable,

Quizzes, Dance nights, Wine

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

tasting sessions.

Outdoor pool**, Indoor pool*, Paddling pool**, Small shop*, Bar***, Take-away (15 Jun-31 Aug), Children’s play area, Tennis*, Table tennis*, Bike hire*, Multi-sport terrain*, Fitness room, TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point, Night parking.

service point, Night parking. Nearby *Open: 19 Apr-20 Sep **Open: 08 May-17 Sep

Les Sables d’Olonne, Olonne-surmer, Ile d’Yeu, Ile de Noirmoutier, Puy du Fou, Golf, Paintballing, Tree climbing adventure park, Watersports, Canoeing.

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tournaments, Volleyball, Archery, Canoeing, Mini disco, Bingo, Karaoke, Quizzes, Excursions. Nearby Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, Les Sables d’Olonne, Ile de Noirmoutier, Ile d’Yeu, Puy du Fou, Local markets, Hiking, Cycle paths, Fishing (permit required), Vineyards, Golf, Horse riding.


Vendée and Charente France

Camping la Trévillière

Domaine des Forges

www.alanrogers.com/FR85310

www.alanrogers.com/FR85930

La Trévillère has a pleasant semi-rural setting on the edge of the little resort town of Brétignolles. Set back

Le Domaine des Forges is a prestigious and elegant site set outside the pretty village of Avrillé between the

slightly from the hustle and bustle of the coast, it is less than 5km from the Plage des Dunes, one of the southern

popular resorts of Les Sables d’Olonne and La Tranche-sur-Mer. Arranged in the beautiful, spacious grounds

Vendée’s best beaches. La Trévillère has a more laid back feel than many other sites in the area, though it is

of a 16th century manor house, and with very large pitches of average 220m2, this is a quality campsite with

handy for many big-name beach resorts like Les Sables d’Olonne, St Gilles and Brem.

plenty of charm and character. A stylish restaurant and bar has proved popular.

The essentials

The essentials

FR85310

★★★★

FR85930

★★★★★

200 pitches 120 touring pitches

295 pitches 163 touring pitches

Opens 05 April – 21 September

Opens 18 April – 28 September

Ports Calais 425 miles/685 km St Malo 172 miles/277 km

Ports Calais 417 miles/670 km St Malo 181 miles/292 km

Town Brétignolles-sur-Mer 1 mile/1.6 km

Town Talmont Saint Hilaire 6.25 miles/10 km

Beach Brétignolles-sur-Mer 1 mile/1.6 km (sandy)

Beach Plage du Rocher 5 miles/8 km (sandy)

BBQ Only gas BBQs permitted

Special Offers Book 14 nights pay for 10* *05 Apr-19 Jul Reduced site cancellation charges** **05 Apr-21 Sep

BBQ Only gas BBQs permitted

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Covered pool* (heated), Paddling

Children’s club, Day trips and

Outdoor pool (15 May-01 Sep),

Children’s club, Bouncy castle,

pool**, Shop**, Bar**, Take-away**,

excursions, Sports tournaments,

Indoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Sports competitions, Pétanque,

Children’s play area, Table tennis*,

Karaoke, Discos, Dance evenings.

Basic shop**, Bar**, Restaurant**,

‘Moules Frites’ evenings,

Take-away**, Fitness room*,

Dance nights, Quizzes, Bingo, Music evenings.

Mini-golf*, Bike hire*, Wi-Fi: reception, charge payable,

Nearby

Mini-golf* Tennis*, Table tennis*,

Disabled facilities.

Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, Les

Bike hire**, Fishing*, TV/Games

Sables d’Olonne, La Venise Verte,

room, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge

Nearby

Ile de Ré, Ile d’Yeu, Puy du Fou,

payable, Disabled facilities,

Local markets, Châteaux,

Horse riding, Golf, Vineyards,

Motorhome service point,

Les Sables d’Olonne, La Roche-

Fishing, Mountain biking,

Night parking.

sur-Yon, Cycle routes, Forest

*Open: 05 Apr-21 Sep **Open: 15 May-10 Sep

Watersports.

*Open: 18 Apr-28 Sep **Open: May-Sep

adventure park, Offshore fishing, Horse riding, Karting, Golf.

Bookings 01580 214000

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Vendée and Charente France

Camping les Brunelles

Camping la Bolée d’Air

www.alanrogers.com/FR85440

www.alanrogers.com/FR85430

This is a well managed site with good facilities based around an excellent aqua park. Apart from this, the

A family friendly site located in the southern Vendée between the attractive seaside towns of Jard and

superb, sandy beach is just 700 metres away, part of the fabulous coastline that makes the Vendée so popular

Longeville, perfectly sited for visiting the superb golden sandy beaches. This medium sized site has excellent

for ‘sand and sea’ seekers. The level, grassy pitches are well hedged and at least 100m2 (unusually large

facilities including large heated indoor and outdoor pools with a striking zebra themed water flume, which

considering their proximity to the beach), and separated by hedges.

is also a focal point of the site. A varied entertainment programme is organised for children of all ages.

The essentials

The essentials

FR85440

★★★★★

FR85430

★★★★

612 pitches 139 touring pitches

280 pitches 120 touring pitches

Opens 12 April – 28 September

Opens 05 April – 20 September

Ports Calais 421 miles/677 km St Malo 184 miles/295 km

Ports Calais 420 miles/677 km St Malo 184 miles/297 km

Town Longeville-sur-Mer 2.4 miles/3.8 km

Town Jard-sur-Mer 3.6 miles/5.7 km

Beach Plage du Bouil 0.7 miles/1.2 km (sandy)

Beach Le Bouil 0.7 miles/1.2 km (sandy) BBQ Only gas BBQs permitted

BBQ Charcoal and electric BBQs not permitted

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool**, Indoor pool*,

Children’s club, Teen’s club,

At a glance

Activities

Paddling pool*, Shop*, Bars*,

Bouncy castle, Sports tournaments,

Outdoor pool** (heated), Indoor

Children’s club, Sports tournaments,

pool* (heated), Paddling pool**

Restaurant*, Take-away*, Children’s

Treasure hunt, Excursions, Karaoke,

Pétanque, Aqua gym, Zumba,

(heated), Shop***, Bar***,

Magic shows, Live music.

play area, Fitness centre*, Spa*,

Excursions, Shows, Concerts,

Take-away***, Children’s play area,

Multi-sport terrain*, Tennis*, Table

Bingo, Karaoke, Themed evenings.

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*,

Nearby

Bike hire*, Sauna/Jacuzzi*,

St Vincent sur Jard, La Sauzaie,

tennis*, Bike hire*, TV/Games

Special Offers Book 14 nights pay for 10* *05 Apr-19 Jul

room, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge

Nearby

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Avrillé, Talmont Saint Hilaire, Les

payable, Disabled facilities,

Longeville-sur-Mer, Marais Poitevin,

Disabled facilities.

Sables d’Olonne, Local markets,

Motorhome service point.

Avrillé, Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard,

Surfing, Golf, Horse riding, Diving,

Les Sables d’Olonne, Watersports, *Open: 12 Apr-28 Sep **Open: 01 May-28 Sep

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Beaches, Surfing, Horse riding, Water parks, Go karting.

Fishing, Walkways, Cycle routes, *Open: 05 Apr-20 Sep **Open: 15 May-05 Sep ***Open: 15 May-10 Sep

Bird watching.


Vendée and Charente France

Camping du Jard

Camping de la Venise Verte

www.alanrogers.com/FR85020

www.alanrogers.com/FR79040

This well maintained site is located between the beautiful town of La Rochelle and the sweeping sands of

The family-run site is set at the heart of the Marais Poitevin, the ‘Green Venice’ famed for its magical wilderness

Les Sables d’Olonne. First impressions are good, with a friendly welcome, and the pitches are level and

of canals and slow moving waterways. With canoe and cycle hire on-site you have no excuse for not exploring

grassy, hedged on two sides. There’s an impressive pool complex with waterslide and indoor pool whilst

– take a picnic and head out for the day. With good sized, level pitches, this site offers peaceful respite and is

just 700 metres away is a beautiful sandy beach with many shops and restaurants nearby.

popular with those seeking to avoid the crowds of the coast.

The essentials

The essentials

FR85020

★★★★

FR79040

350 pitches 150 touring pitches

120 pitches 88 touring pitches

Opens 17 May – 13 September

Opens 01 April – 31 October

Ports Calais 426 miles/685 km St Malo 190 miles/360 km

Ports Calais 437 miles/703 km St Malo 201 miles/323 km

Town La Tranche-sur-Mer 800m

Town Coulon 1.5 miles/2.4 km

★★★★

Beach Fouras 44 miles/70 km (sandy)

Beach 0.7 miles/1.2 km (sandy)

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

BBQ Charcoal and electric BBQs not permitted

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Indoor pool*,

Children’s club, Sports

Outdoor pool**, Paddling pool**,

Occasional dance evenings.

Paddling pool*, Shop**, Bar**,

tournaments, Aquagym,

Children’s play area, Table tennis*,

Restaurant**, Take-away**,

Karaoke, Cabaret, Live music.

Bike hire*, Fishing* (permit

Nearby

required), Canoe hire, Wi-Fi: 50%

Vineyards, Puy du Fou, Futuroscope,

Table tennis*, Multi-sport terrain*,

Nearby

of site, no charge, Disabled

Marais Poitevin, Niort, La Rochelle,

Mini-golf*, Bike hire*, Wi-Fi: bar,

La Tranche-sur-Mer, Ile de Ré,

facilities, Motorhome service point,

Ile de Ré, Ile d’Oléron, Ile d’Aix,

no charge, Disabled facilities.

Les Sables d’Olonne, La Rochelle,

Night parking.

Melle Arboretum, Rochefort,

Children’s play area, Tennis*,

*Open: 17 May-13 Sep **Open: 05 Jul-30 Aug

Marais Poitevin, Surfing, Cycling,

Hiking, Cycle routes, Boat trips,

Horse riding, Golf.

Fishing, Bird watching.

*Open: 01 Apr-31 Oct **Open: 01 Jul-31 Aug

Bookings 01580 214000

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Vendée and Charente France

Le Logis du Breuil

Le Domaine d’Oléron

www.alanrogers.com/FR17190

www.alanrogers.com/FR17470

This pleasant, friendly site is bordered by green woodland and is just a short distance away from the popular

This site is set in 7 acres of land filled with trees, flowers and shrubs on the beautiful Ile d’Oléron (toll free bridge).

holiday resort of Royan and the long sandy beaches of the Charente. This is a spacious site covering 30 hectares

The pitches are generously sized and most are in sunny locations, separated by hedges. On-site you will find a

of farm pasture where, in separate areas, cattle graze and children play. A perfect family friendly site for a

heated pool with 3 waterslides and the beach is just 3 km away. Why not discover the wonderful seaside town

peaceful and relaxing holiday.

of St. Georges d’Oléron and the dramatic coastline, forests and wetlands of this unique and popular location.

The essentials

The essentials

FR17190

★★★

FR17470

★★★★

390 pitches 300 touring pitches

170 pitches 40 touring pitches

Opens 10 May – 30 September

Opens 05 April – 21 September

Ports Calais 501 miles/806 km St Malo 247 miles/398 km

Ports Calais 490 miles/788 km St Malo 253 miles/408 km

Town Saint-Palais-sur-Mer 2.8 miles/4.5 km

Town St Georges d’Oléron 1.3 miles/2.2 km

Beach La Grande Côte 2.8 miles/4.5 km (sandy)

Beach Saumonards 2 miles/3.2 km (sandy)

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

BBQ Only gas BBQs permitted

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *10 May-12 Jun & 23 Aug-30 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Pétanque, Archery, Volleyball,

Shop*/Take-away*, Bar*/Restaurant*,

Occasional excursions.

Children’s play area, Tennis**,

Special Offers Book 14 nights pay for 10* *05 Apr-12 Jul

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Painting, Sports

Bar*, Pizzeria**, Children’s play

competitions, Treasure hunts,

area, Table tennis***, Bike hire***,

Guided walks, Magic shows,

Table tennis**, Bike hire*, TV/Games

Nearby

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Karaoke, Discos, Live music

room, Wi-Fi: bar/reception,

Royan, Jardins du Monde,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

evenings.

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Talmont-sur-Gironde, Zoo de

service point.

Motorhome service point,

la Palmyre, La Rochelle, Fort

Nearby

Night parking.

Boyard, Cognac, Casino, Golf,

Fort Boyard, Rochefort, Royan,

Horse riding, Tennis, Karting,

Saintes, La Rochelle, Watersports, Fishing, Spa, Cycle routes,

Paragliding, Thermal baths at *Open: 15 May-15 Sep **Open: 10 May-30 Sep

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Saujon, Cycle routes, Fishing (permit required), Guided walks.

*Open: 15 May-10 Sep **Open: 01 Jun-05 Sep ***Open: 05 Apr-21 Sep

Walking and hiking trails, Vineyards, Aqua park.


Brittany France

Camping le P’tit Bois www.alanrogers.com/FR35040 This is a neat, attractive site on the outskirts of the vibrant and historical town of St Malo. Le P’tit Bois is a busy family site, providing level pitches which are divided into groups by mature trees. There is an excellent covered pool with Jacuzzi as well as an outdoor heated pool with slides. The attractive sheltered terraced area around the pools provides the main focal point of the site.

The essentials FR35040

Although famed for its seafood and Celtic tradition, some areas of Brittany remain untouched and wonderfully

★★★★★

275 pitches 85 touring pitches

old fashioned. This striking region varies from rugged cliffs and jagged inlets in the north, to the dramatic pink shoreline in the west and the long sandy beaches and estuaries of the south. Brittany caters for all tastes and age groups and, if you choose to escape from the coast, the interior has endless quaint towns and villages, I

each rich in folklore and steeped in their own

H G

F E

J

A

D C

K N

Town St Malo 4.8 miles/7.8 km

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

L M O

Ports Calais 321 miles/517 km St Malo 4.6 miles/7.4 km

Beach St Malo 4.8 miles/7.8 km

individual traditions.

B

Opens 11 April – 21 September

P Q R

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *11 Apr-05 Jul & 23 Aug-21 Sep

• Cancale: Brittany’s ‘oyster capital’ • St Malo: a historic walled city and fishing port • Rennes: the capital of the region with medieval streets and Brittany Museum

A Camping le P’tit Bois B Domaine de la Ville Huchet

de Lanniron

Activities

Outdoor pool* (heated), Covered

Children’s club, Sports

pool** (heated), Paddling pool*

tournaments, Aquagym, Day trips

(heated), Shop**, Bar**,

and excursions, Bingo, Karaoke,

Restaurant**, Take-away**,

Discos, Concerts.

C Domaine du Logis

L Camping le Raguenès Plages

Children’s play area, Tennis**,

M Castel Camping le Ty-Nadan

Table tennis**, Mini-golf**,

Nearby

D Castel Camping Domaine

N Camping les Prés Verts

Bike hire**, TV/Games room,

St Malo, Cancale, Mont-Saint-

O Sites et Paysages Le Penboch

Wi-Fi: whole site, no charge,

Michel, Dinard, Dinan, Dol-de-

P Camping les Iles

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Bretagne, Cobac Park, Alligator

F Camping le Châtelet

Q Château du Deffay

service point, Night parking.

Bay, Bourbansais zoo, Jersey,

G Sites et Paysages les Capucines

R Sites et Paysages la Tabardière

des Ormes E Castel Camping Château

de Galinée

• Galette: large, thin pancake frequently garnished with savoury ingredients such as meat or cut vegetables

K Castel Camping L’Orangerie

At a glance

H Yelloh! Village les Mouettes I

Camping des Abers

J

Camping Indigo Douarnenez

*Open: 15 May-21 Sep **Open: 11 Apr-21 Sep

Watersports, Sand yachting, Sea fishing, Golf, Horse riding, Go karting.

Bookings 01580 214000

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Brittany France

Domaine de la Ville Huchet

Domaine du Logis

www.alanrogers.com/FR35050

www.alanrogers.com/FR35080

This popular and friendly site is set in the rustic grounds of a small château, close to the historical walled town

This attractive, rural site set in the large grounds of a 15th century château runs alongside the picturesque

of St Malo. A splendid pool complex with its slides and pirate theme is particularly exciting for children, and

Canal d’Ile et Rance with its locks and cycle routes. The former outbuildings have been converted to house the

alongside is a large, covered pool. A range of entertainment for young and old takes place in the spacious bar

site’s many facilities, with plenty to offer the active and those preferring a relaxing retreat. The nearby village of

and a new crêperie provides a range of food. A lovely family site in a great location.

La Chapelle-aux-Filtzmeens has a bar, restaurant and shops.

The essentials

The essentials

FR35050

★★★★

FR35080

★★★★★

198 pitches 107 touring pitches

203 pitches 67 touring pitches

Opens 11 April – 21 September

Opens 01 April – 02 November

Ports Calais 322 miles/519 km St Malo 3.2 miles/5.1 km

Ports St Malo 25.2 miles/40.5 km Town Combourg 4.4 miles/7.1 km

Town St Malo 3.2 miles/5.1 km

Beach St Malo 25 miles/40 km

Beach St Malo 3.2 miles/5.1 km BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

BBQ No restrictions

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 5* *11 Apr-11 Jul & 23 Aug-21 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool** (heated), Covered

Children’s club, Kayaking,

pool* (heated), Paddling pool*,

Aquagym, Sports tournaments,

Shop*, Bar*, Take-away*, Children’s

Karaoke, Clown shows, Discos,

play area, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*,

Themed party evenings.

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6 all season Reduced site cancellation charges all season

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Aquagym,

Bar**, Restaurant***, Take-away***,

Karaoke, Music concerts.

Children’s play area, Table tennis**, Mini-golf**, Bike hire**, Fishing,

Nearby

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Emerald Coast, Château of

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Nearby

no charge, Disabled facilities,

Combourg, Dol-de-Bretagne,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

St Malo, Cancale, Mont-Saint-

Night parking.

Mont-Saint-Michel, Dinan, Rennes,

service point, Night parking

Michel, Dinard, Dinan, Dol-de-

Horse riding, Canoeing, Kayaking,

with electricity.

Bretagne, Cobac Park, Alligator

Fishing (permit required), Cycle

Bike hire*, TV/Games room,

bay, Bourbansais zoo, Jersey, *Open: 11 Apr-21 Sep **Open: 01 May-21 Sep

Watersports, Sand yachting, Sea fishing, Golf, Horse riding, Go karting.

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routes, Walking trails, Golf. *Open: 01 May-30 Sep **Open: 01 Apr-02 Nov ***Open: 01 May-15 Sep


Brittany France

Castel Camping Domaine des Ormes

Castel Camping Château de Galinée

www.alanrogers.com/FR35020

www.alanrogers.com/FR22090

This impressive site is close to Dol-de-Bretagne and set in the well kept grounds of a 16th century château,

Located in parkland, a few miles inland from the beautiful northern Brittany coast and the seaside resort of

just 39 km from St Malo. There is a large range of facilities including a tropical aqua complex with different

Saint Cast, this is a well equipped site with modern facilities. The excellent pool complex has a lagoon with

pools, wave machine, ‘crazy river’ and Jacuzzi. The wooded parkland and lakes are perfect for walking and

water slides. An indoor pool is housed in a new complex where you will also find a stylish restaurant, bar

fishing and very peaceful out of high season. Pedalo and canoe hire are also available on the lake.

and games room. The historic towns of St Malo and Dinan make wonderful days out.

The essentials

The essentials

FR35020

★★★★

FR22090

★★★★★

700 pitches 141 touring pitches

273 pitches 153 touring pitches

Opens 12 April – 21 September

Opens 10 May – 06 September

Ports Calais 314 miles/505 km St Malo 24 miles/39 km

Ports Calais 331 miles/533 km St Malo 17.4 miles/28 km

Town Dol-de-Bretagne 5.3 miles/8.5 km

Town St Cast le Guildo 4.2 miles/6.7 km

Beach St Malo 24 miles/39 km

Beach Pen Guen 2.4 miles/3.9 km

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *12 Apr-11 Jul & 23 Aug-21 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Indoor pool*,

Children’s club, Aquagym,

Paddling pool*, Shop**, Bar**,

Dance evenings, Music evenings.

At a glance

Activities

3 water parks (various dates), Shop*,

Children’s club, Sports

Bar**/Restaurant**, Take-away*,

tournaments, Zip wire, Pedalos,

Children’s play area, Tennis**, Table

Paintball, Excursions, Dance

Restaurant**, Take-away**,

tennis**, Golf**, Mini-golf**, Bike

classes, Bingo, Karaoke,

Children’s play area, Tennis*,

Nearby

hire**, Fitness centre**/Sauna**,

Fireworks, Concerts, Shows.

Table tennis*, Mini-golf*, Fishing*,

Matignon, Dinard, Mont-Saint-

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: in bar,

Michel, St Malo, Dinan, Cap Fréhel,

Fishing**, TV/Games room, Wi-Fi:

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 5* *10 May-04 Jul & 24 Aug-06 Sep

reception/bar area, no charge, rest

Nearby

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Jersey, Guernsey, Horse riding,

of site charge payable, Disabled

Mont-Saint-Michel, St Malo,

Night parking.

Golf, Watersports, Walking trails,

facilities, Motorhome service point,

Dinan, Cancale, Rennes, Dinard,

Night parking.

Jersey, Guernsey, Watersports,

*Open: 17 May-07 Sep **Open: 12 Apr-21 Sep

Cycling, Walking.

Hiking, Cycling.

*Open: 10 May-06 Sep **Open: 24 May-31 Aug

Bookings 01580 214000

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Brittany France

Camping le Châtelet

Sites et Paysages les Capucines

www.alanrogers.com/FR22040

www.alanrogers.com/FR22010

Le Châtelet is a pretty, wooded site close to the rugged cliffs at St Cast le Guildo on the Emerald coast of

A warm welcome awaits at this beautifully kept, family-run site, quietly situated about a kilometre from the

Brittany. This calming and tranquil site has terraced pitches separated by hedges with some offering lovely

village of Saint-Michel-en-Grève with a good sandy beach and close to Locquémeau, a pretty fishing village.

views over the estuary; others are situated around a little lake which can be used for fishing. A green walking

The friendly owners are keen to maintain a peaceful atmosphere all season long with many activities and

area is a nice feature around the lower edge of the site and a path leads directly down to a beach.

sightseeing opportunities nearby. The pleasant bar overlooks the modern swimming pool.

The essentials

The essentials

FR22040

★★★★★

FR22010

★★★★

216 pitches 105 touring pitches

106 pitches 88 touring pitches

Opens 14 April – 12 September

Opens 01 April – 21 September

Ports Calais 330 miles/531 km St Malo 22 miles/35 km

Ports Calais 408 miles/656 km Roscoff 34 miles/54.3 km

Town Saint Cast le Guildo 0.1 mile/0.2 km

Town St Michel en Grève 1 mile/1.6 km Beach St Michel en Grève 1 mile/1.6 km

Beach La Pissotte 218 yards/200 m

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

At a glance

Activities

Covered pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Aquagym,

Shop**, Bar**, Take-away (20 Jun-

Yoga, Pétanque, Magic shows,

05 Sep), Children’s play area, Table

Discos, Concerts.

tennis*, Fishing*, TV/Games room,

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *01 Apr-06 Jul & 22 Aug-21 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Covered pool* (heated), Paddling

Trampoline, Multi-sport terrain,

pool*, Shop*, Bar (01 May-31 Aug),

Weekly campsite dinner followed

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

by dancing.

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*,

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Nearby

TV/Games room, Internet,

Nearby

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Dinan, Dinard, St Malo,

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Lannion, Pink granite coast,

service point.

Château de Fort la Latte,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Ile de Bréhat, Le Yaudet, Tréguier,

Saint Cast Le Guildo, Le Cap

service point.

Morlaix, Watersports, Golf, Pony club, Fishing, Horse riding.

Fréhel, Hiking, Golf, Horse riding, Tennis, Sea fishing, Watersports. *Open: 14 Apr-12 Sep **Open: 16 May-05 Sep

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*Open: 01 Apr-21 Sep


Brittany France

Yelloh! Village les Mouettes

Camping des Abers

www.alanrogers.com/FR29000

www.alanrogers.com/FR29130

This is an ideal site for those not wanting to drive too far, being just 16 km from Roscoff, and there’s plenty

This site is beautifully situated on the north-western shores of Brittany. This rural area provides a tranquil

to see and do in the area. Les Mouettes is a sheltered site with 474 pitches in a wooded setting on the edge

escape with direct access to sandy beaches. The pitches are partly shaded and sheltered by mature hedges

of an attractive bay with direct access to the sea. The focal point is an impressive swimming pool with several

and trees, whilst the lower pitches provide panoramic views across the islands and azure sea. A nature lover’s

water slides, ‘tropical river’, Jacuzzi and much more.

paradise with cliffs, islands and rivers all close at hand.

The essentials

The essentials

FR29000

★★★★★

FR29130

474 pitches 125 touring pitches

180 pitches 168 touring pitches

Opens 11 April – 07 September

Opens 1 May – 30 September

Ports Calais 425 miles/684 km Roscoff 9.9 miles/16 km

Ports Calais 453 miles/729 km Roscoff 36.2 miles/58.3 km

Town Carantec 1.3 miles/2.1 km

Town Landéda 1.7 miles/2.7 km

Beach Carantec 1.3 miles/2.1 km

Beach Direct access

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ No restrictions

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pools*, Indoor pool**,

Children’s club, Pétanque,

Paddling pool**, Shop**, Bar**,

Excursions, Discos, Concerts,

Restaurant**, Take-away**,

Circus shows, Cabaret.

Children’s play area, Tennis**,

★★★★

Special Offers Book 14 nights pay for 12* *27 Apr-01 Jul & 01 Sep-30 Sep Reduced site cancellation charges** **27 Apr-01 Jul & 01 Sep-30 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Shop*, Take-away**, Children’s

Children’s club, Breton cooking

play area, Table tennis***,

classes, Guided walks, Dance

Bike hire***, Wi-Fi: whole site,

classes, Concerts.

no charge, Disabled facilities,

Table tennis**, Mini-golf**, Bike

Nearby

Motorhome service point,

Nearby

hire**, Horse riding (01Jul-31 Aug),

Morlaix, Lannion, Roscoff,

Night parking.

Restaurants, Bars, Sainte

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: in bar,

Armorique National Park, Pink

Marguerite peninsula and sand

no charge, Disabled facilities,

granite coast, Walks, Golf,

dunes, Aber Wrac’h, Aber Benoit,

Motorhome service point.

Watersports, Fishing.

Oyster farms, Menez Hom, Ile d’Ouessant, Brest, Sea fishing,

*Open: 08 May-07 Sep **Open: 11 Apr-07 Sep

*Open: 14 May-15 Sep **Open: 01 Jul-31 Aug ***Open: 01 May-30 Sep

Watersports, Horse riding, Walking trails, Cycle routes.

Bookings 01580 214000

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Brittany France

Camping Indigo Douarnenez

Castel Camping L’Orangerie de Lanniron

www.alanrogers.com/FR29940

www.alanrogers.com/FR29050

Indigo Douarnenez has an attractive forest setting, just 400m from the superb Plage des Sable Blancs.

L’Orangerie is a beautiful, top-class family site set in a 17th century country estate of 42 acres on the banks

The grassy pitches are shaded by tall trees and all have electricity, some with excellent views across the vast

of the Odet river. Lying just south of Quimper, about 15 km from the superb beaches at Bénodet, its spacious

sweep of the Bay of Douarnenez. The site has an impressive range of facilities including a swimming pool,

grounds are heaven for youngsters. The original outbuildings have been attractively converted around a walled

bar/restaurant and a large communal safari tent with which provides a focal point for entertainment.

courtyard and the site’s spacious grassy pitches are on flat ground divided by attractive shrubs.

The essentials

The essentials

FR29940

★★

FR29050

★★★★★

120 pitches 105 touring pitches

253 pitches 192 touring pitches

Opens 18 April – 30 September

Opens 29 March – 15 November

Ports Roscoff 67 miles/109 km

Ports Calais 464 miles/746 km Roscoff 67.4 miles/109 km

Town Douarnenez 1.8 miles/3 km

Town Quimper 2.4 miles/3.8 km

Beach Sables Blancs 400m

Beach Bénodet 9.5 miles/15.3 km

BBQ Charcoal BBQs permitted in communal areas

BBQ No restrictions

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Shop, Café**/Take-

Children’s club**, Nature themed

Children’s club, Yoga, Spa

away**, Volleyball*, Badminton*,

activities**, Sports tournaments**,

Table tennis*, Petanque*,

Themes evenings**, Night

Children’s play area, Central living

swimming**.

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*, Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant** (closed weekends in low season), Takeaway*, Children’s play area, Jacuzzi*, Tennis**, Table tennis**, Golf**, Mini-golf**, Bike hire*, Pony riding (01 Jul-31 Aug), Fishing**, TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: bar, no charge, rest of site charge payable, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point, Night parking.

area – free Wi-Fi, Television room, Laundry facilities.

Nearby Sardine Path walking tour, Tristan Island, The Plomarc’h, Port Museum,Tréboul Marin, Quimper, Golf, Fishing.

*Open: 29 Mar-30 Sep **Open: Jul-Aug

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treatments, Day trips and excursions, Concerts, Karaoke. Nearby Iles de Glénan, Amorique National Park, Pointe du Raz, Châteaux, Concarneau, Indoor swimming, Forest adventure (Bonobo Park), Horse riding, Bowling, Hiking, Walking trails, Cycle routes.


Brittany France

Camping le Raguenès Plages

Castel Camping le Ty-Nadan

www.alanrogers.com/FR29090

www.alanrogers.com/FR29010

Perennially popular with families, this family-run campsite is attractive and well laid out with mature trees

This is a wonderful site for children, set deep in a wooded riverside valley yet still close enough to the coast

and colourful shrubs providing leafy shade over flat, fully serviced, grassy pitches. A five minute walk

to be a great destination for a beach holiday. There’s plenty of space to play in safety and there are numerous

through cornfields takes you to a secluded sandy beach, great for rock pooling. There’s always a friendly

activities like archery, Brittany’s longest zip wire, trampolines, paintball, professionally run mountain bike tours

family atmosphere here, and lots to do in this delightful corner of Brittany.

and canoeing trips. The problem is often persuading the kids to leave the campsite!

The essentials

The essentials

FR29090

★★★★

FR29010

★★★★★

287 pitches 189 touring pitches

325 pitches 175 touring pitches

Opens 11 April – 30 September

Opens 18 April – 01 September

Ports Calais 453 miles/730 km Saint Malo 143 miles/230 km

Ports Calais 422 miles/711 km Roscoff 78.8 miles/127 km

Town Névez 2.1 miles/3.3 km

Town Quimper 7 miles/11.2 km

Beach Raguènes 0.3 miles/0.5 km (sandy)

Beach Le Pouldu 12 miles/20 km

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Book 7 nights, pay for 6* *11 Apr-10 Jul & 27 Aug-30 Sep Book 3 nights or more and receive 3 free passes to the fitness centre** **11 Apr-10 Jul & 25 Aug-30 Sep (one pass per person, age restrictions apply, collect from reception on arrival)

Reduced site cancellation charges*** ***11 Apr-10 Jul & 25 Aug-30 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Indoor pool*,

Children’s Club, Tree-top adventure

Paddling pool*, Shop*, Bar*,

park, Various sports activities,

Bingo, Quizzes, Breton themed

Restaurant*, Take-away*, Children’s

Excursions, Karaoke, Quizzes,

evenings.

play area, Tennis*, Table tennis*,

Discos, Bingo, Magic shows.

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Covered pool (heated, 01 Apr-30 Sep), Paddling pool*, Shop**, Bar (28 May-13 Sep), Restaurant (29 May-07 Sep), Take-away**, Children’s play area, Fitness centre*, Sports hall*, Sauna*, Table tennis*, TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point, Night parking.

Children’s club, Archery, Zumba,

*Open: 01 May-30 Sep **Open: 01 May-14 Sep

Water polo, Karaoke, Dances,

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *20 Apr-11 Jul & 24 Aug-02 Sep

Bike hire*, Horse riding*, Fishing*, Nearby

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Nearby

Névez, Concarneau, Lorient,

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Pont-Aven, Concarneau,

Quimper, Fishing villages and

Motorhome service point.

Le Faouët, Doëlan, Quimper, Lorient, Golf.

ports, Markets, Walks, Cycling, Beaches, Gardens. *Open: 18 Apr-01 Sep

Bookings 01580 214000

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Brittany France

Camping les Prés Verts

Sites et Paysages Le Penboch

www.alanrogers.com/FR29190

www.alanrogers.com/FR56040

This green and rural site overlooks Concarneau bay with the charming town just a short distance away.

Camping de Penboch is just 200 metres by footpath from the shores of the Golfe du Morbihan, famed for its

The stylish pool complex, together with Romanesque style columns and statue, and its palm trees and flower

many islands and white-sailed yachts. The site, in a peaceful, rural area, offers level, grassy pitches bordered

tubs, sets it apart from many in the area. Some pitches towards the rear of the site have sea views and there

with hedges and young trees. There are lovely old market towns nearby, including the magnificent walled city

is direct access to the sandy cove. A simple site with relatively few facilities perfect for a quiet holiday.

of Vannes, while nearby Arradon has good shops.

The essentials

The essentials

FR29190

★★

FR56040

★★★★

142 pitches 100 touring pitches

192 pitches 99 touring pitches

Opens 01 May – 30 September

Opens 12 April – 27 September

Ports Calais 457 miles/736 km Roscoff 76 miles/122 km

Ports Calais 401 miles/645 km St Malo 115 miles/185 km

Town Concarneau 1.7 miles/2.8 km

Town Arradon 1.4 miles/2.2 km

Beach Direct access

Beach Bay of Morbihan 0.1 mile/0.2 km

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

BBQ No restrictions

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *01 May-01 Jul & 01 Sep-30 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool* (heated), Paddling

To maintain peace and quiet, no

pool* (heated), Shop, Pizza service,

on-site entertainment is organised.

Table tennis**, Mini-golf**, Wi-Fi:

Special Offers Book 10 nights pay for 9* Reduced site cancellation charges* *12 Apr-12 Jul & 24 Aug-27 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Indoor pool**,

To maintain peace and quiet, no

Paddling pool*, Shop***, Bar*,

on-site entertainment is organised.

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

whole site, no charge, Motorhome

Nearby

Table tennis***, Mini-golf***,

Nearby

service point, Night parking.

Concarneau, Quimper, Forêt

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: 75% of

Arradon, Golfe du Morbihan,

Fouesnant, Iles Glénan, River Odet,

site, charge payable, Disabled

Ile-aux-Moines, Ile-d’Arz, Vannes,

Watersports, Golf, Horse riding,

facilities, Motorhome service point,

Auray, Lorient, Grande Brière

Gym, Spa, Walking trails,

Night parking with electricity.

Regional Park, Local markets,

Cycle routes.

Watersports, Fishing, Cycle routes, Walking trails.

*Open: 01 Jun-31 Aug **Open: 01 May-30 Sep

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*Open: 24 May-14 Sep **Open: 12 Apr-27 Sep ***Open: 12 Apr-25 Sep


Brittany France

Camping les Iles

Château du Deffay

www.alanrogers.com/FR56120

www.alanrogers.com/FR44090

A warm welcome is guaranteed at this friendly, family-run site where the owners encourage everyone to

A family managed site, Château du Deffay is set in an elegant rural estate, only 20 minutes from the coast.

make the most of this beautiful region. There is direct access from the site to cliff-top walks and local beaches.

The pitches are well sized and have pleasant views and are either on open grass, on shallow terraces divided

The site is lively in high season when facilities are running at their full capacity and activities, entertainment

by edges, or informally arranged in a central, slightly sloping wooded area. The bar, restaurant and covered

and children’s clubs have been organised.

pool are located within the old courtyard area dating from before 1400.

The essentials

The essentials

FR56120

★★★★

FR44090

★★★★

184 pitches 109 touring pitches

170 pitches 110 touring pitches

Opens 12 April – 30 September

Opens 01 May – 30 September

Ports Calais 422 miles/680 km St Malo 124 miles/199 km

Ports Calais 387 miles/623 km St Malo 102 miles/164 km

Town Pénestin 2.8 miles/4.5 km

Town Pontchâteau 3.9 miles/6.2 km

Beach Pointe du Bile direct access

Beach Pénestin 17 miles/27.3 km

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Special long stay rates available* *12 Apr-19 Jul & 24 Aug-30 Sep Reduced site cancellation charges** **15 Jun-15 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool* (heated), Paddling

Children’s club, Day trips and

pool* (heated), Shop*, Bar**,

excursions, Themed evenings,

Restaurant**, Take-away*,

Discos, Music concerts, Karaoke.

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *01 May-31 May & 15 Sep-30 Sep Reduced site cancellation charges** *01 May-30 Jun & 01 Sep-30 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Covered pool*, Paddling pool*,

To maintain peace and quiet, no

Shop*, Children’s play area,

on-site entertainment is organised.

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Bike hire*, Fishing*, TV/Games room,

Nearby

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Bike hire*,

Nearby

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Grande Brière Natural Park,

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole

Vannes, St Nazaire, Guérande,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Pontchâteau, St Nazaire, Nantes,

site, charge payable, Disabled

Le Golfe du Morbihan, Nantes,

service point, Night parking.

Pornic, Windsurfing, Golf, Horse

facilities, Motorhome service point,

Grande Brière Natural Park, Theme

riding, Forest adventure, Quad

Night parking.

evenings, Le Croisic, Bird watching,

biking, Go karting, Hiking, Guided

Forest adventure park, Local

walking tours, Cookery courses,

Children’s play areas, Spa*,

*Open: 12 Apr-30 Sep **Open: 25 May-30 Sep

markets, Coastal walks, Cycling, Horse riding, Watersports,

Local markets, Festivals. *Open: 01 May-30 Sep

Paragliding, Kayaking.

Bookings 01580 214000

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Brittany France

Sites et Paysages la Tabardière www.alanrogers.com/FR44150 An oasis of relaxation, this campsite is immaculate and perfect for a pleasant and peaceful holiday. The best beaches and coves on the Jade Coast are waiting to be discovered just 3 km away, and close by is the lively city of Nantes with its historic buildings and pretty parks. Pitches are terraced and all have electricity. The site features an aquatic centre with an indoor pool, and activities such as horse riding and fishing are nearby.

You’ll find them here...

The essentials FR44150

Been to any good campsites lately? We have

★★★★

270 pitches 150 touring pitches Opens 19 April – 20 September Ports Calais 412 miles/663 km St Malo 133 miles/214 km Town Pornic 3.2 miles/5 km Beach Le Cormier 3.3 miles/5.2 km (sandy) BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *19 Apr-12 Jul & 16 Aug-20 Sep

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

At a glance

Activities

Covered pool* (heated), Paddling

Children’s club, Sports tournaments,

pool* (heated), Shop**, Bar**,

Pétanque, Excursions, Karaoke,

Take-away***, Children’s play area,

Bingo, Evening dances, Magic shows.

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*, Bike hire*, TV/Games room**,

Nearby

Wi-Fi: whole site, no charge,

Nantes, St Nazaire, Noirmoutier,

Limited disabled facilities,

La Baule, Le Puy du Fou, Tree-top

Motorhome service point,

adventure park, Planète Sauvage

Night parking.

(animal reserve and safari), Golf, Watersports, Walking trails, Cycle

*Open: 19 Apr-20 Sep **Open: 15 Jun-05 Sep ***Open: 01 Jul-31 Aug

routes, Spa.

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Normandy France

Sites et Paysages la Catinière www.alanrogers.com/FR27020 This is a peaceful, friendly site, close to the pretty town of Honfleur and handy for overnight stops if travelling down the coast. It’s a rural setting, in the middle of a village, with grassy flat pitches separated by hedges for touring units, plus a large open field for tents. There is some shade and the site is divided by well fenced streams, popular with young anglers. The site is a good base for visiting this part of Normandy.

The essentials FR27020

Normandy is closely linked to our own history through the Norman invasion of 1066 through to the D-Day Landings

★★★

130 pitches 70 touring pitches

of 1944. Easily reached from the UK, this is a region of coastal variety with wild, craggy, granite rocks in the north and long sandy beaches and chalk cliffs in the south. Beyond the pretty seaside resorts of Deauville and Honfleur lie the lush rolling pastures that cause this picturesque area to be known as the dairy of France. Its rich cream, milk F G

E

and fine cheeses like Camembert and Pont l’Eveque D

C A

all contribute to a wonderful cuisine.

I

B

Opens 10 April – 16 September Ports Calais 171 miles/275 km Le Havre 15 miles/24 km Town Honfleur 5 miles/8 km Beach Honfleur 5 miles/8 km

H

BBQ No restrictions

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *10 Apr-28 Jun & 02 Sep-16 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Music shows, Lotto, Concerts,

Basic shop***, Bar**, Snack-bar**,

BBQ evenings.

Take-away***, Children’s play area, • Bayeux: home of the famous tapestry, Notre Dame de Bayeux cathedral • Omaha beach: D-Day beach, landing site monuments & American cemetery • Giverny: home of impressionist painter, Claude Monet • Barbue au cidre: brill cooked in cider and Calvados

A Sites et Paysages la Catinière

Children’s farm, Table tennis***,

Nearby

Fishing***, TV room, Wi-Fi: whole

Honfleur, Le Havre, Caen,

site, charge payable, Disabled

Forêt de Brotonne, Deauville,

D Sunêlia Port’land

facilities, Motorhome service point,

Trouville, Lisieux, Horse riding,

E Camping le Cormoran

Night parking.

Cycling, Walking trails,

B Castel Camping du Brévedent C Castel Camping Château

de Martragny

Watersports.

F Castel Camping L’Anse

du Brick G Camping le Grand Large H Castel Camping le Château

de Lez-Eaux I

*Open: 15 Jun-10 Sep **Open: 01 May-10 Sep ***Open: 10 Apr-16 Sep

Camping de la Forêt

Bookings 01580 214000

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Normandy France

Castel Camping du Brévedent

Castel Camping Château de Martragny

www.alanrogers.com/FR14090

www.alanrogers.com/FR14030

This is a well established, traditional site set in the idyllic grounds of an elegant 18th century hunting pavilion.

Always a popular choice, this is an attractive Castels site in an elegant château parkland setting with the

Attractively located close to historical Lisieux and within easy reach of the Channel ports. Level pitches are set

facilities and charm to encourage long stays or stopovers. It is close to D-Day beaches, Caen and Cherbourg,

around the fishing lake or in the lower grounds, others are in the old orchard. The restaurant specialises in local

the Bayeux tapestry and the Calvados Cider Route. The pleasant lawns, well kept hedging, mature trees and

cuisine and offers Calvados and local ciders. In main season, there are organised tours to Paris and Disneyland.

beautifully preserved old courtyard buildings make it a delightful campsite in a very safe environment.

The essentials

The essentials

FR14090

★★★★

FR14030

★★★★

132 pitches 107 touring pitches

160 pitches 156 touring pitches

Opens 03 May – 13 September

Opens 12 May – 12 September

Ports Calais 198 miles/319 km Le Havre 37.3 miles/60.1 km

Ports Calais 232 miles/373 km Caen 21.3 miles/34.3 km

Town Lisieux 8.2 miles/13.2 km

Town Bayeux 5.2 miles/8.4 km

Beach Trouville 15.6 miles/25.1 km (sandy)

Beach Courseulles 10.8 miles/17.4 km BBQ BBQs permitted

BBQ No restrictions

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Farm visits,

Shop*, Bar**, Café**, Restaurant**,

Talks on the history of Le Brévedent,

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

Volleyball, Pétanque, Music evenings.

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges all season

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Fishing, BBQs.

Shop*, Bar**, Café**, Take-away**, Children’s play area, Tennis*,

Nearby

Table tennis*, Fishing*, TV/Games

Bayeux, Bayeux Tapestry,

Bike hire*, Fishing*, TV/Games

Nearby

room, Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Caen, D-day landing beaches,

room, Wi-Fi: in café, no charge,

Lisieux, Caen, Honfleur, The

no charge, Disabled facilities,

Châteaux, Art classes, Watersports,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Seine Estuary Nature Reserve,

Motorhome service point.

Cycle routes, Walking trails.

service point, Night parking

Forêt de Brotonne, Jumièges,

with electricity.

Bayeux, Routes du Cidre, Routes

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*,

du Fromage, Normandy beaches, *Open: 03 May-13 Sep **Open: 10 May-13 Sep

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Golf, Horse riding, Canoeing, Forest adventure.

*Open: 12 May-12 Sep **Open: 26 May-28 Aug


Normandy France

Sunêlia Port’land

Camping le Cormoran

www.alanrogers.com/FR14150

www.alanrogers.com/FR50050

This is a modern, well equipped site just outside a bustling fishing port, close to the D-Day beaches and

This welcoming, family-run site, close to Cherbourg (45 km), is situated just across the road from a long

with fine views over the Normandy coastline. The pitches are large and grassy and are imaginatively laid

sandy beach (Utah Beach) in the heart of the Cotentin National Park. It is also handy for the many museums,

out in distinct zones. An attractive modern building houses reception and a good restaurant. In peak

landing beaches and remembrance gardens of WW2. On flat, quite open ground, the site has good sized,

season, a range of entertainment is organised which includes discos and children’s activities.

grassy pitches, well kept and separated by mature hedges. A family friendly beach site.

The essentials

The essentials

FR14150

★★★★

FR50050

★★★★★

279 pitches 78 touring pitches

256 pitches 146 touring pitches

Opens 01 April – 02 November

Opens 05 April – 28 September

Ports Calais 248 miles/399 km Caen 36.7 miles/59.1 km

Ports Calais 268 miles/431 km Cherbourg 29.1 miles/46.9 km

Town Port-en Bessin-Huppain 1.2 miles/1.9 km

Town Sainte-Mère-Eglise 6.6 miles/9 km Beach Utah 54 yards/50 m

Beach Omaha 6.6 miles/10.6 km (sandy)

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers 10% discount for stays of 7 nights or longer* 20% discount for stays of 14 nights or longer* *01 Apr-29 Jun & 07 Sep-02 Nov 10% discount for stays of 14 nights or longer** **29 Jun-07 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool* (heated), Covered

Children’s club, Exercise classes,

At a glance

Activities

pool** (heated), Paddling pool**

French boules, Football, Basketball,

Outdoor pool**, Indoor pool*,

Children’s club, Pétanque,

Paddling pool**, Shop*, Bar*,

(heated), Shop**, Bar**, Restaurant

Aquagym, Trampoline, Bouncy

Water polo, Excursions, Discos,

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

(Apr-Aug), Take-away*, Children’s

castles, Concerts, Karaoke.

Karaoke.

Outdoor fitness area, Tennis*,

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *05 Apr-30 Jun & 01 Sep-28 Sep

Table tennis*, Mini-golf*, Bike hire*,

Nearby

TV/games room, Wi-Fi: main

Nearby

Horse riding (01 Jul-30 Aug),

Cherbourg, Mont-Saint-Michel,

building, no charge, Disabled

Bayeux, Caen, Ouistreham

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Walks, War museums and

facilities, Motorhome service point.

port, Museums, Châteaux, Cider

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

cemeteries, D-day landing

farms, Hiking, Cycling, Deep sea

Motorhome service point,

beaches, Restaurants, Fishing,

diving, Horse riding, Golf, Forest

Night parking.

Golf, Watersports, Cyling.

play area, Table tennis**, Fishing**,

*Open: 01 Jul-31 Aug **Open: 01 Apr-02 Nov

adventure park, Sand yachting.

*Open: 05 Apr-28 Sep **Open: 20 Jun-01 Sep

Bookings 01580 214000

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Normandy France

Castel Camping L’Anse du Brick

Camping le Grand Large

www.alanrogers.com/FR50070

www.alanrogers.com/FR50060

This is a friendly, family site overlooking a picturesque bay 8 km from Cherbourg port and just 200 m from

This is a well established, quality family site with pleasant views across a bay with direct access to a beautiful

a small, sandy beach. This quality site makes an ideal stopover, but is also a great destination for those not

long sandy beach within 20 km of Cherbourg. The play area, set amongst the attractive sand dunes, makes this

wanting to travel too far. It is in an exceptional setting with magnificent sea views and surrounding forests

site particularity a good choice for children. For anyone wishing to explore, this site is well positioned for visiting

and has grassy, terraced pitches and slightly sloping pitches.

this lovely unspoilt part of Normandy.

The essentials

The essentials

FR50070

★★★★★

FR50060

189 pitches 80 touring pitches

223 pitches 119 touring pitches

Opens 01 April – 30 September

Opens 12 April – 21 September

Ports Calais 295 miles/474 km Cherbourg 9 miles/15 km

Ports Calais 295 miles/475 km Cherbourg 13 miles/21 km

Town Cherbourg 4.5 miles/7.2 km

Town Les Pieux 3.3 miles/5.2 km

Beach Direct access

Beach Direct access

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ No restrictions

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Indoor pool**,

Children’s club, Tournaments,

Paddling pool*, Shop**, Bar***,

Zumba, Aquagym, Group activities,

Restaurant***, Take-away***,

Campfires, Concerts and shows.

Children’s play area, Tennis**,

★★★★

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* Reduced site cancellation charges* *12 Apr-04 Jul & 24 Aug-21 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool* (14 Jun-31Aug),

Pétanque, Volleyball, Football,

Covered pool*, Paddling pool*,

Lotto, Concerts, Cabaret evenings,

Shop*, Bar*, Take-away

Bingo.

(05 Jul-29 Aug), Children’s play

Table tennis**, Bike hire**, TV room,

Nearby

area, Tennis*, Table tennis*, TV

Nearby

Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge

Jersey, Guernsey, Mont-Saint-

room, Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Les Pieux, Cherbourg, Mont-

payable, but free in bar area,

Michel, D-day landing beaches,

charge payable, Limited disabled

Saint-Michel, D-day landing

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Ile de Tatihou, St Vaast la Hougue,

facilities, Motorhome service point,

beaches, La Hague, Port Racine,

service point, Night parking.

Golf, Horse riding, Sailing,

Night parking with electricity.

Jersey, Guernsey, Hiking trails, Fishing, Wind surfing, Sailing,

Windsurfing, Dunes de Biville, *Open: 01 May-15 Sep **Open: 01 Apr-30 Sep ***Open: 01 May-10 Sep

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Sail boarding.

Port de Barfleur. *Open: 12 Apr-21 Sep


Normandy France

Castel Camping le Château de Lez-Eaux

Camping de la Forêt

www.alanrogers.com/FR50030

www.alanrogers.com/FR76130

Set in the spacious grounds of an elegant 19th century château, Lez Eaux lies in a rural setting just one hour

This is a pretty family site with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere located just outside the historic village of Jumièges,

from St Malo in a pleasant corner of the Cotentin peninsula. A superb choice for children as there is a fantastic

dominated by its vast Benedictine abbey. The larger medieval city of Rouen lies 12 miles to the east. This rural

heated, tropical themed aqua park with flumes and Crazy River and excellent entertainment facilities. A short

site offers a serene and relaxed atmosphere in the heart of the beautiful Fôret de Brotonne, ideal for a quiet and

drive takes you to vast sandy beaches with space for all.

laid back atmosphere.

The essentials

The essentials

FR50030

★★★★★

FR76130

★★★★

229 pitches 130 touring pitches

110 pitches 80 touring pitches

Opens 01 April – 21 September

Opens 01 April – 31 October

Ports Calais 285 miles/459 km St Malo 53.8 miles/86.5 km

Ports Calais 150 miles/241 km Cherbourg 157 miles/253 km

Town Saint-Pair-sur-Mer 2.9 miles/4.7 km

Town Jumièges 0.3 miles/0.5 km

Beach Jullouville 4.6 miles/7.3 km (sandy)

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

BBQ No restrictions

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool (15 May-15 Sep),

Children’s club, Aquagym,

Covered pool**, Paddling pool***,

To maintain peace and quiet, no

Indoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Bouncy castle, Excursions,

Small shop**, Take-away (01 Jul-31

on-site entertainment is organised.

Shop**, Bar**, Take-away**,

Weekly concert.

Aug), Children’s play area, Table tennis*, Bike hire (01 Jul-31 Aug),

Nearby

Table tennis*, Bike hire**, Fishing*,

Nearby

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Jumièges, Rouen, Forêt de

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: in bar,

Mont-Saint-Michel, Local

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Brotonne, Honfleur, Le Havre,

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

markets, D-day landing beaches,

Motorhome service point, Night

Cycling, Walking trails, Fishing,

Motorhome service point,

Granville, Bayeux, Jersey,

parking with electricity.

Golf, Watersports, Horse riding.

Night parking with electricity.

Hiking trails, Paint balling,

Children’s play area, Tennis*,

Horse riding, Golf. *Open: 01 Apr-21 Sep **Open: 01 May-21 Sep

*Open: 01 Apr-31 Oct **Open: 20 Apr-30 Sep ***Open: 15 Jun-15 Sep

Bookings 01580 214000

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Northern France

Château du Gandspette www.alanrogers.com/FR62030 A friendly, family-run site set in the grounds of the 17th century Château du Gandspette, just 30 minutes from the Channel ports. The sensitively converted stables house an attractive restaurant with sunny terrace and the site has a lush, floral feel. Bordering the Audomarais National Park, the area is wooded and mature trees form the perimeter of the site, creating a safe haven for children to play.

The essentials FR62030

Northern France, with its lush countryside and market towns, is much more than just a stop off en-route to or

★★★★

167 pitches 110 touring pitches

from the ports. So close to home and yet so ‘different’, northern France is something of a well-kept secret and offers rural, unspoilt charms and a real breath of fresh air. B

A

Explore the historic, cobbled towns, ancient woodlands and famous battlefields. The coastline is impressive

C

too, with long golden sandy beaches backed D

by idyllic countryside.

Opens 01 April – 30 September Ports Calais 21.7 miles/34.7 km Dunkirk 23.8 miles/38 km Town St Omer 8.75 miles/14 km Beach Calais 20 miles/32 km

E

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges all season

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pools*, Bar**,

Children’s clubs, Sports

Restaurant**, Take-away**,

tournaments, Basketball.

Children’s play area, Tennis***, • Boulogne: medieval town with 12th century belfry and marine conservation centre, Nausicaa • Lille: the largest city in French Flanders with Palais des Beaux-Arts museum and beautiful botanical gardens • Croquelots or Bouffis: lightly salted and smoked herring

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A Château du Gandspette B Castel Camping la Bien Assise C La Ferme des Aulnes D Sites et Paysages le Clos Cacheleux E Sites et Paysages Parc des Cygnes

Table tennis***, Games room,

Nearby

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Eperlecques, St Omer, Dunkirk,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Boulogne-sur-Mer, Lille, Second

service point, Night parking

World War sites, Cycling, Horse

with electricity.

riding, Fishing, Golf, Shops, Supermarkets.

*Open: 15 May-15 Sep **Open: 26 Apr-20 Sep ***Open: 01 Apr-30 Sep


Northern France

Castel Camping la Bien Assise

La Ferme des Aulnes

www.alanrogers.com/FR62010

www.alanrogers.com/FR80070

A mature, well developed site just 15 minutes from Calais and 20 minutes from Boulogne. The chateau, farm

This peaceful site has been developed on the meadows of a small 17th century farm on the edge of Fresne

and mill are all run by the same family. The farm buildings house the facilities and pool complex and form the

and not far from the Somme Bay with its wonderful sweeping sandy beaches. Restored outbuildings house

focal point of this popular site. Grassy pitches are separated by shrubs and hedges, and are set amongst

the reception and facilities which stand around a central courtyard that boasts a fine covered swimming pool.

mature trees, apart from those on a newer field.

The grassy pitches are set among shrubs and trees, or on a more open, slightly sloping, grassy area.

The essentials

The essentials

FR62010

★★★★★

FR80070

★★★★

198 pitches 158 touring pitches

144 pitches 36 touring pitches

Opens 05 April – 28 September

Opens 04 April – 01 November

Ports Calais 12.4 miles/20 km Dieppe 125 miles/200 km

Ports Calais 60 miles/96.5 km Le Havre 123 miles/197 km

Town Guînes 0.8 miles/1.3 km

Town Nampont 1.5 miles/2.5 km

Beach Wissant 9.6 miles/15.4 km

Beach Fort Mahon 10.6 miles/17.1 km (sandy)

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Special Offers

BBQ No restrictions

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Covered pool* (heated), Shop*,

Children’s club, Table tennis

Bar*, Restaurant*, Take-away*,

tournaments, Archery, Volleyball,

Children’s play area, Table tennis*,

Walks, Aquagym, Dances, Karaoke, Bingo, Themed dinners.

Outdoor pool**, Covered pool**,

To maintain peace and quiet no

Book 7 nights pay for 5* *05 Apr-30 Jun & 01 Sep-28 Sep (EL pitches only)

Paddling pool**, Shop*, Bar*,

on-site entertainment is organised.

Reduced site cancellation charges all season

Tennis**, Table tennis**, Mini-golf**,

Nearby

Spa*, Fitness centre*, TV/Games

Internet, Wi-Fi: reception, no

Guînes, Calais, Montreuil,

room, Wi-Fi: whole site, no charge,

charge, rest of site charge payable

Boulogne, Wissant, Wimereux,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Nearby

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Aquapark, Markets, Supermarkets,

service point.

Bay of Somme, Bay of Authie,

Motorhome service point.

Beach, Golf, Horse riding,

Rue, Abbeville, Le Crotoy,

Mountain biking, Walking, Fishing,

Bagatelle Themepark, Boulogne-

Bike hire.

sur-Mer, Amiens, WW1 battlefields,

Restaurant*, Children’s play area,

*Open: 05 Apr-14 Sep **Open: 05 Apr-28 Sep

Golf, Fishing, Beaches. *Open: 04 Apr-01 Nov

Bookings 01580 214000

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Northern France

Sites et Paysages le Clos Cacheleux

Sites et Paysages Parc des Cygnes

www.alanrogers.com/FR80210

www.alanrogers.com/FR80100

Le Clos Cacheleux is a natural and simple campsite, just inland from the Somme Bay and bordering woodland

This 3.2 hectare site is set in beautiful, natural surroundings on the outskirts of Amiens at the heart of the

in the park of the Château Bouillancourt which dates from the 18th century. There are very large, grassy

Picardy region. This rural site offers a relaxing and tranquil on-site atmosphere for those wanting to get away

pitches (200 sq.m), separated by hedges and bushes all with electricity and water. Visitors have access to

from it all. Most activities are off-site including a sports/recreational centre across the road, and a well fenced

the swimming pool, bar and children’s club of the adjacent sister site – Le Val de Trie (50 metres away).

canal runs adjacent offering a pleasant 45 min walk to the centre of Amiens.

The essentials

The essentials

FR80210

★★★★

FR80100

120 pitches 40 touring pitches

145 pitches 77 touring pitches

Opens 15 March – 15 October

Opens 01 April – 15 October

Ports Calais 78.8 miles/127 km Dieppe 36 miles/59 km

Ports Calais 101 miles/162 km Dieppe 72 miles/115 km

Town Miannay 0.6 miles/0.9 km

Town Amiens 2.9 miles/4.7 km

Beach Le Crotoy 17 miles/28 km

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *15 Mar-15 Jun & 31 Aug-15 Oct Reduced site cancellation charges all season

★★★★

Travel Card offer

Travel Card offer

See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Indoor pool

Children’s club, Fishing days,

Bar*, Take-away*, Shop**,

To maintain peace and quiet no

(20 Apr-30 Sep), Paddling pool*,

Day trips to the Baie de Somme,

Children’s play area, Table tennis**,

on-site entertainment is organised.

Shop**, Bar**, Restaurant***,

Weekly concerts.

Mini-golf**, Bike hire**, TV room, Wi-Fi: bar, charge payable,

Nearby

Table tennis, Fishing (15 Mar-

Nearby

Disabled facilities available (need

Amiens Cathedral – a UNESCO

15 Oct), TV/Games room, Internet,

Abbeville, Château Royal d’Eu,

key from reception), Motorhome

World Heritage site, Les

Wi-Fi: in reception, no charge,

Abbaye de Valloires, Saint Valéry,

service point.

Hortillonages- ‘the Floating

Disabled facilities, Night parking

Amiens, Dieppe, Calais, Golf,

Gardens’, WW1 Memorials, Shops,

with electricity.

Cycling, Hiking, Horse riding,

Restaurants, Canoeing, Fishing.

Take-away***, Children’s play area,

Bird watching. *Open: 01 Jun-30 Sep **Open: 01 Apr-15 Oct ***Open: 01 May-01 Sep

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*Open: 09 May-07 Sep **Open: 01 Apr-15 Oct


Paris France

Caravanning des 4 Vents www.alanrogers.com/FR77040 This peaceful, pleasant site has been owned and run by the same family for over 35 years and it has a lovely mellow feel, away from the bustle of Paris. The pitches are spacious and separated by good hedges and well landscaped with flowers and leafy trees. This is a popular site located in an ideal position – the boulevards of central Paris are easily accessed by train, and Disney is a 20 minute drive.

The essentials FR77140

The vibrancy and elegance of Paris needs no introduction…Whether you’re looking for an action

★★★

200 pitches 170 touring pitches

packed holiday or a relaxing break, Paris has it all. The Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, tree lined boulevards and world famous museums create perfect photo opportunities. Join Mickey and co. at France’s premier theme park: Disneyland Paris is less than 30 miles from Paris. Or why not explore the other side of the city? Savour the colourful café life of the Latin quarter, or the chic boutiques of the Marais.

Opens 15 March – 31 October Ports Calais 202 miles/323 km Dieppe 156 miles/249 km Town Fontenay-Tresigny 4 miles/6.5 km BBQ No restrictions

C B

Special Offers

A

Reduced site cancellation charges* *15 Mar-30 Jun & 01 Sep-31 Oct

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Bakery van**,

Volleyball, Pétanque, Basketball,

Snack bar**, Children’s play area,

Pony rides.

Table tennis***, TV/Games room, • Versailles: royal castle and centre of political power for over 100 years • Musée du Louvre: home of the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo

A Caravanning des 4 Vents B Huttopia Rambouillet C Camping Indigo Paris

Wi-Fi: bar/reception, no charge,

Nearby

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Paris, Disneyland® Paris,

service point, Night parking

Châteaux including Fontainebleau

with electricity.

and Versailles, Wild Cat zoo, Astérix attraction park, Horse riding.

• Fontainebleau: royal château and national museum • Haute cuisine at one of 85 Michelin-starred restaurants

*Open: 15 May-01 Oct **Open: 01 Jul-31 Aug ***Open: 15 Mar-31 Oct

Bookings 01580 214000

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Paris France

Huttopia Rambouillet

Camping Indigo Paris

www.alanrogers.com/FR78040

www.alanrogers.com/FR75020

This charming unspoilt site has a pleasant relaxed feel, set in a peaceful forest beside the Etang d’Or lake

A popular site and the nearest to the city, set in a wooded area between the Seine and the Bois de Boulogne.

and close to the interesting town of Rambouillet with its royal château. The pitches are divided by hedges,

The site is quite extensive but is a superb base from which to enjoy the sights of Paris, and a relaxing natural

some open and sunny, all with electricity. There are good cycle routes and footpaths abound; this is a popular,

setting to return to after a busy day’s sightseeing. A handy shuttle bus runs between the site and the nearest

restful base with an abundance of great days out on offer.

metro, giving convenient access to the bright lights of the city.

The essentials

The essentials

FR78040

★★★

FR75020

180 pitches 136 touring pitches

510 pitches 435 touring pitches

Opens 03 April – 03 November

Opens All year

Ports Calais 160 miles/338 km Caen 158 miles/255 km

Ports Calais 181 miles/292 km Caen 144 miles/233 km

Town Rambouillet 1.3 miles/2.1 km

Town Paris (Notre Dame) 5.8 miles/9.4 km

BBQ Communal only

★★★★

BBQ No restrictions

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Natural swimming pool***, Shop,

Children’s club**, Themed

Café/Restaurant**, Take-away,

Children’s club**, Football*,

Paddling Pool*, Restaurant/Take-

evenings**, Nature activities.

Shop*, Bike hire*, Fresh bread**,

Table tennis*, Library*, Snooker*.

away**, Bar**, Children’s play

Launderette*, Children’s play area*,

area, Bike hire*, Games room*,

Nearby

Lounge area with television,

Nearby

Table tennis*, Fishing, Motorhome

Railway station with direct train

Motorhome service point.

Shuttle bus to the Metro, Paris,

service point.

to Paris, Versailles château,

Versailles, Disneyland, Seine

Walking and cycle trails, Horse

boat trips, Jardin d’Acclimation

riding, Fishing, Golf, Thoiry

(children’s zoo and attraction park).

Zoological park. *Open: 3 Apr-3 Nov **Open: 5 Jul-30 Aug ***Open: Weather dependent

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*Open: All year **Open: 5 Jul-30 Aug


Loire France

Huttopia Senonches www.alanrogers.com/FR28140 This attractive wooded site is hidden away in the huge Forêt Dominiale de Senonches and, in keeping with other Huttopia sites, combines a high standard of comfort with a real sense of traditional camping. The pitches are very large and all dispersed among tall, shady trees. The forest can be explored on foot or by cycle, providing children with a lovely sense of adventure. Chartres, with its UNESCO listed cathedral, is close at hand.

The essentials FR28140

A charming region of lush countryside, fields of sunflowers, vineyards and, of course, history: with over 100 of France’s

★★★

121 pitches 91 touring pitches

finest châteaux the Loire is a region to inspire the imagination. There’s so much choice it’ll be hard to know where to start so don’t be too ambitious and when château-bagging, plan your itinerary carefully. We love the over-the-top curves of Chenonceaux (the one that straddles the river) but

A

there are plenty more: from the restrained elegance

M

of Cheverny to the multi-turreted whimsy of J

Ussé, Sleeping Beauty’s original haunt.

F

L K

H

Ports Calais 203 miles/328km Caen 100 miles/162 km Town Châteauneuf-en-Thymerais 10.5 miles/16.9 km BBQ No restrictions

G

C

Opens 17 April – 03 November

D E

B

I N O

• Chambord: Renaissance château and hunting lodge of François I • Clos Lucé: official residence of Leonardo Da Vinci, now a museum • Chinon: old town with a medieval castle that was once home to kings of both France and England • Tarte tatin: upside-down pastry tart with caramelised apple

A Huttopia Senonches

J Huttopia Rillé

B Les Bois du Bardelet

K Sites et Paysages Chantepie

C Castel Camping Château

L Sites et Paysages l’Etang

de la Grenouillère D Sites et Paysages les Saules

M Castel Camping Château

At a glance

Activities

Natural swimming pool***, Shop*,

Children’s club**, Volleyball*,

Bar**, Restaurant/Take-away**,

Table tennis*, Walking and cycling

Fresh bread**, Fishing*, Children’s

trails, Evening entertainment**.

play area, Small lake, Bike hire*, Pony rides*, Internet, Lounge area, Wi-Fi: at reception.

Nearby Digny: Adventure course in the trees, Chartres cathedral,

de Chanteloup

E Indigo les Châteaux

N Castel Camping le Petit Trianon

Equestrian centre, Perche regional

F Yelloh! Village Parc du Val de Loire

O Camping du Lac de Saint Cyr

park, Tennis, Loire châteaux.

G Camping Château des Marais H Camping le Moulin Fort I

Castel Camping Parc de Fierbois

*Open: 17 Apr-3 Nov **Open: 5 Jul-30 Aug ***Open: weather dependent

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Loire France

Les Bois du Bardelet

Castel Camping Château de la Grenouillère

www.alanrogers.com/FR45010

www.alanrogers.com/FR41020

This attractive, lively family campsite is in a rural, lakeside setting just 5 km from the Loire and well situated for

Located between Orléans and Tours, Château de la Grenouillère is a comfortable Castels site with good

exploring the eastern Loire Valley. Two lakes (one for boating, one for fishing), are perfect for sports enthusiasts

amenities and a fantastic pool complex, making it a really popular family campsite. Set in a large parkland,

and a superb aqua park with indoor and outdoor pools has been attractively landscaped in former farmland.

the well hedged pitches are in 3 distinct areas; a shady, wooded area, the old orchard and an open meadow.

The site blends old and new with natural wooded areas and more open meadow pitches with lovely views.

Many of the premier Loire châteaux are close by, ensuring some memorable days out.

The essentials

The essentials

FR45010

★★★★★

FR41020

★★★★★

245 pitches 120 touring pitches

260 pitches 140 touring pitches

Opens 12 April – 30 September

Opens 19 April – 13 September

Ports Calais 286 miles/457 km Le Havre 219 miles/350 km

Ports Calais 297 miles/475 km Caen 196 miles/313 km

Town Gien 3.75 miles/6 km

Town Blois 8.75 miles/14 km

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers 15% off stays of 7 nights or more* *12 Apr-13 Jul & 22 Aug-30 Sep

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool (01 May-31 Aug), Indoor pool*, Paddling pool*, Shop (18 Apr-14 Sep), Bar**, Restaurant**, Take-away**, Children’s play area, Wellness area*, Fitness room*, Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*, Bike hire*, Fishing*, TV room, Internet, Wi-Fi: bar/restaurant, no charge, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point, Night parking.

Children’s club, Excursions,

Outdoor pool**, Covered pool*, Paddling pool**, Shop**, Bar**, Restaurant**, Take-away**, Children’s play area, Fitness room***, Tennis*, Table tennis*, Bike hire*, Fishing**, TV/Games room***, Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable or free in bar area, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point, Night parking.

Children’s mini club, Sports

*Open: 12 Apr-30 Sep **Open: 01 May-14 Sep

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Concerts, Karaoke, Clown and magic shows, Themed evenings. Nearby Disneyland© Paris (2 hours), China factory museum at Gien, Châteaux, Watersports, Golf, Guided walks, Cycling, Horse riding, Vineyards, Riverboat and ‘gabare’ excursions.

*Open: 19 Apr-13 Sep **Open: 15 May-31 Aug ***Open: 15 May-13 Sep

tournaments, Discos, Concerts, Quizzes, Karaoke. Nearby Blois, Chambord, Orléans, Amboise, Watersports, Horse riding, Fishing, Golf, Cycle routes, Markets, Vineyards.


Loire France

Sites et Paysages les Saules

Indigo les Châteaux

www.alanrogers.com/FR41100

www.alanrogers.com/FR41120

Set in the heart of the châteaux region, Les Saules is a very friendly family site. There are tastefully renovated

Located east of historic Blois, just 8 km from the majestic Château Chambord, Indigo les Châteaux is attractively

traditional reception buildings adjacent to the lake and well sized, level pitches, all with good shade. Cheverny

situated on the outskirts of Bracieux, a bustling little town with shops and restaurants, and within easy walking

is considered one of the most elegant châteaux and many others are within easy reach, including Chambord

distance. Top châteaux are on the doorstep, and why not hire bikes and visit Cheverny? The site has flat, grassy

and Chenonceaux. An easy going family cycle ride around the quiet lanes is a great option for a day out.

pitches, set amongst tall pine trees and there’s a good swimming pool (open to the public) next door.

The essentials

The essentials

FR41100

★★★★

FR41120

164 pitches 141 touring pitches

350 pitches 288 touring pitches

Opens 01 April – 20 September

Opens 01 April – 02 November

Ports Calais 314 miles/503 km Caen 201 miles/321 km

Ports Caen 198 miles/320 km St Malo 236 miles/380 km

Town Cheverny 1.6 miles/2.6 km

Town Bracieux 0.3 miles/0.48 km

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ No restrictions

★★★

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers 10% of stays of 3 nights or more* *01 Apr-11Jul & 23 Aug-20 Sep

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Excursions,

Shop, Library, Children’s play

Children’s club**, Volleyball*,

Shop**, Bar**, Restaurant (01 Jul-

Volleyball, Fitness trail.

area**, Games room*,

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Sports

Restaurant/Take-away**,

tournaments**, Themed evenings**.

31 Aug), Take-away**, Children’s play area, Table tennis***, Bike

Nearby

Bar**, Lounge area, Internet

hire***, Mini-golf***, Fishing***,

Blois, Chambord, Museum

– free at reception, Motorhome

Nearby

TV/Games room, Internet,

of Magic, Golf, Canoeing,

service point.

Swimming pool***, Bracieux,

Wi-Fi: terrace and bar, no charge,

Châteaux, Horse riding, Zoo,

Château Chambord, Château

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Cycle routes, Tennis.

Cheverny, Blois, Golf, Horse riding, Cycle tracks.

service point, Night parking. *Open: 15 May-15 Sep **Open: 17 May-14 Sep ***Open: 01 Apr-20 Sep

*Open: 1 Apr-2 Nov *Open: 5 Jul-30 Aug **Open: Jul and Aug

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Loire France

Yelloh! Village Parc du Val de Loire

Camping Château des Marais

www.alanrogers.com/FR41010

www.alanrogers.com/FR41040

A spacious site surrounded by vineyards and rolling countryside and well located for visits to Chaumont,

This site is well situated to visit the peerless château of Chambord, as well as others in the Vallée des Rois.

Amboise and Blois. This is a lively site in high season with plenty of children’s activities, a top-class pool

The site is set in the grounds of its very own 17th century château in a 30 acre park, and has large pitches

complex, a new mini farm and weekly wine tasting for the adults. This is a well laid out site with a range

with ample shade. The excellent swimming pool complex offers waterslides, Jacuzzi, two flumes and a lazy

of attractions and activities for all to enjoy.

river. Welcoming, enthusiastic English speaking staff create a friendly atmosphere at this peaceful, pretty site.

The essentials

The essentials

FR41010

★★★★★

FR41040

★★★★★

300 pitches 130 touring pitches

311 pitches 116 touring pitches

Opens 11 April – 21 September

Opens 07 May – 27 September

Ports Calais 320 miles/512 km Caen 178 miles/285 km

Ports Calais 296 miles/474 km Caen 204 miles/326 km

Town Onzain 4.3 miles/7 km

Town Muides sur Loire 0.3 miles/0.5 km

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *11 Apr-04 Jul & 31 Aug-21 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Covered pool**,

Children’s club, Sports

Paddling pool*, Shop**, Bar**,

tournaments, Aquagym, Pétanque,

Restaurant**, Take-away**,

Karaoke, Quizzes, Shows, Circus,

Children’s play area, Tennis**, Table

Theatre.

Activities

Outdoor pools*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Farm visits,

Shop**, Bar**, Restaurant**,

Wine tasting, Excursions, Quizzes.

Take-away**, Children’s play area, Jacuzzi/ Sauna/Spa*, Tennis*, Table

Nearby

tennis*, Mini-golf*, Bike hire*, Fishing*,

Tours, Trips to paris, Zooparc de

Nearby

TV room, Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Beauval, Orléans, Montrichard,

Internet, Wi-Fi: bar, no charge,

Blois, Amboise, Tours, Chambord,

charge payable, Limited disabled

Châteaux, Cycling, Canoeing,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Orléans, Vineyards, Caves, Zoo.

facilities, Motorhome service point,

Kayaking, Golf, Horse riding,

Night parking with electricity.

Caves, Wine cellars.

service point, Night parking.

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Book 7 nights pay for 6* *08 May-27 Jun & 24 Aug-27 Sep (for bookings made before 31 Jan 2014)

At a glance

Multisport terrain, TV/Games room,

tennis**, Mini-golf**, Bike hire**,

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Special Offers

*Open: 08 May-27 Sep **Open: 08 May-13 Sep


Loire France

Camping le Moulin Fort

Castel Camping Parc de Fierbois

www.alanrogers.com/FR37030

www.alanrogers.com/FR37120

Camping Le Moulin Fort is a tranquil, riverside campsite with friendly English owners, set around a restored

Parc de Fierbois is set in 70 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and within easy reach of the medieval

watermill. The grassy pitches are shaded by trees and flowering shrubs. Chenonceaux, perhaps the most

city of Tours. Most pitches are spacious and flat and all have electricity. Make the most of the multitude of

beautiful of all the region’s châteaux, is just a 15 minute walk along the river – why not paddle there by canoe?

facilities including a fabulous swimming pool complex, tree-top adventure trail and a well stocked fishing

Many of the Loire’s other châteaux are within easy reach, including Amboise and Loches.

lake surrounded by 100 year old woodland.

The essentials

The essentials

FR37030

★★★

FR37120

★★★★★

130 pitches 130 touring pitches

420 pitches 180 touring pitches

Opens 12 April – 26 September

Opens 24 May – 07 September

Ports Calais 332 miles/531 km St Malo 228 miles/365 km

Ports Calais 342 miles/550 km Le Havre 197 miles/318 km

Town Bléré 4.5 miles/7 km

Town Sainte Catherine de Fierbois 0.9 miles/1.5 km

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Beach Direct access (lake)

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *12 Apr-19 Jul

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Sports, Wine tasting evenings,

Snack bar*, Take-away*,

Quizzes, Musical events, Night

Children’s play area, Table tennis**,

walks, Mini-disco.

Mini-golf**, Bike hire**, Fishing

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Special Offers Special reduced low season rate* Reduced site cancellation charges* *24 May-05 Jul & 30 Aug-07 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Indoor pool*,

Children’s club, Excursions,

Paddling pool*, Small shop*, Bar*,

Aquagym, Archery, Volleyball,

Restaurant*, Take-away*, Children’s

Bingo, Pétanque, Karaoke,

play area, Fitness room*, Tennis*,

Cabaret, Talent shows, Dance evenings, Quizzes.

(permit required), TV/Games

Nearby

Table tennis*, Mini-golf*, Bike

room, Wi-Fi: bar, charge payable,

Amboise, Tours, Loches, Bléré,

hire*, Fishing* (permit required),

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Montrichard, Cycling, Watersports,

TV/Games room, Internet,

Nearby

service point, Night parking.

Museums, Aquarium, Zoo, Wine

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Tours, Futuroscope, Zoo de

caves, Hot air balloon trips.

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Beauval, Abbaye de Fontevraud,

service point, Night parking.

Chinon, Amboise, Saumur, Blois,

*Open: 24 May-26 Sep **Open: 12 Apr-26 Sep

Angers, Chambord, Vineyards, *Open: 24 May-07 Sep

Wine tasting, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Golf, National Parks.

Bookings 01580 214000

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Loire France

Huttopia Rillé

Sites et Paysages Chantepie

www.alanrogers.com/FR37140

www.alanrogers.com/FR49020

Midway between Tours and Saumur, this is a pleasantly located, wooded site, based around an attractive lake

Located down a winding road, with a colourful, floral entrance, this is a friendly site, developed around a

and close to some of the Loire’s finest châteaux. It’s a very natural setting, with an important bird sanctuary

restored farmhouse. The grassy pitches are level and spacious with low hedges, flowers and trees which

adjacent, and the aim is to minimise traffic on site (once unloaded, cars are left in a large car park). Pitches

offer some shade. The panoramic views over the Loire from pitches on the terraced perimeter of the meadow

are scattered amongst the trees, providing a safe environment for children to run free.

are stunning and from here a footpath leads down to the river valley below.

The essentials

The essentials

FR37140

★★★

FR49020

★★★★★

133 pitches 86 touring pitches

160 pitches 120 touring pitches

Opens 17 April – 03 November

Opens 26 April – 13 September

Ports Calais 312 miles/503 km St Malo 187 miles/301 km

Ports Calais 344 miles/550 km St Malo 167 miles/267 km

Town Savigné-sur-Lathan 3.54 miles/5.7 km

Town Saumur 3.75 miles/6 km BBQ No restrictions

BBQ Communal only

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Heated outdoor pool***, Paddling

Children’s club**, Canoeing on the

Outdoor pool*, Covered pool*,

Children’s club, Walking trails,

pool***, Shop*, Restaurant/Take-

lake**, Nature themed activity

Paddling pool*, Shop**, Bar/Café**,

Wine tasting, Pony rides, Canoeing

away**, Bar**, Lounge area,

programme**, Wine tasting**,

Restaurant**, Take-away**,

on the Loire, Music concerts.

Children’s play area, Fishing*,

Themed evenings**, Steam train

Children’s play area, Fitness

Bike hire*, Pedalo and canoe hire*,

journeys around the campsite and

centre*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*,

Nearby

Internet: at reception.

lake*.

Bike hire*, TV room, Internet,

Châteaux, Vineyards, Saturday

Wi-Fi: whole site, no charge,

market in Saumur, Caves, Angers,

Nearby

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Fishing (permit required), Gliding,

Savignè sur Lathan, Bird Sanctuary,

service point, Night parking.

Horse riding, Watersports.

Châteaux, Villandry château and *Open: 17 Apr-3 Nov **Open: 5 Jul-30 Aug ***Open: 17 Apr- 29 Sep

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gardens, Walking and cycling routes.

*Open: 26 Apr-13 Sep **Open: 21 Jun-31 Aug


Loire France

Sites et Paysages l’Etang

Castel Camping Château de Chanteloup

www.alanrogers.com/FR49040

www.alanrogers.com/FR72030

Once the home farm of Château de Brissac, Camping de l’Etang is set in rural countryside 24 km from historic

A peaceful site with rural charm, located 15 km from Le Mans, Chanteloup is situated in the grounds

Angers. There are 124 level touring pitches, many of which have pleasant views, and two fishing lakes (free).

of a 19th century château in the heart of the Sarthe countryside. The large pitches are scattered around the

The site has its own vineyard and adjacent is the Parc de Loisirs, a paradise for young children with many

grounds, some more open than others, a few overlooking the lake where you will find fishing and boating

activities including boating, pedaloes, pony rides, a miniature train and a water slide.

free of charge. The lack of regimentation ensures a welcome feeling of spaciousness.

The essentials

The essentials

FR49040

★★★★

FR72030

★★★★★

150 pitches 120 touring pitches

90 pitches 90 touring pitches

Opens 26 April – 13 September

Opens 31 May – 31 August

Ports Calais 332 miles/535 km St Malo 139 miles/224 km

Ports Calais 266 miles/427 km Caen 105 miles/169 km

Town Brissac-Quince 0.9 miles/1.5 km

Town Le Mans 11 miles/17.6 km

BBQ Only charcoal BBQs permitted

BBQ No restrictions

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

At a glance

Activities

Covered pool*, Outdoor pool*,

Children’s club, Sporting

At a glance

Activities

Paddling pool*, Shop*, Bar**,

tournaments, Horse and carriage

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Woodland walks,

Small shop**, Bar*, Restaurant**,

Restaurant**, Take-away**,

rides, Donkey hiking, Wine

Pub quiz, Apéritifs on the terrace,

Take-away**, Children’s play area,

Children’s play area, Table tennis*,

BBQ evenings, Buffet evenings,

tasting, Bingo, Concerts,

Table tennis*, Bike hire*, Fishing*,

Bike hire*, Fishing*, TV/Games

Music evenings, Poker.

Themed evenings.

TV/Games room, Internet,

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* 31 May-10 Jun, 18 Jun-01Jul & 26 Aug-31 Aug

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable

Nearby

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Nearby

(first 2 hours free), Disabled facilities,

Le Mans, La Nuit des Chimières

Motorhome service point, Night

Brissac, Angers, Saumur,

Night parking with electricity.

(Light and sound show of Le Mans),

parking with electricity.

Tours, Abbaye de Fontevraud,

Le Mans 24hrs race track, La

Troglodyte caves, Equestrian

Flèche Zoo, Asnières-sur-Vègre,

room, Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site,

*Open: 26 Apr-13 Sep **Open: 01 Jul-31 Aug

centre, Canoeing, Vineyards, Cycle routes, Châteaux, Walking trails.

*Open: 31 May-31 Aug **Open: 11 Jun-17 Jun & 01 Jul-31 Aug

Alençon, Tours, Paris (2hrs +), Châteaux, Paintballing, Forest Adventure, Golf, Horse riding.

Bookings 01580 214000

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Loire France

Castel Camping le Petit Trianon

Camping du Lac de Saint Cyr

www.alanrogers.com/FR86010

www.alanrogers.com/FR86090

Le Petit Trianon is situated halfway between Tours and Poitiers and enjoys a rural position within the lovely

This is a natural site set in the 300 hectare Saint Cyr leisure park, just 20 km from the cobblestoned city of

grounds of an 18th-century château. Visitors appreciate the calm and tranquil atmosphere here and the elegant

Poitiers, offering spacious grassy pitches, separated by hedges. It is a lively site popular for its large lake and

surroundings. This is a small site with a real sense of spaciousness, with well tended plants and many attractive

attractive woodland setting with lots of activities and outdoor pursuits on offer, a haven for watersports

trees. The simple and great value café-restaurant beside the rear gates is a real bonus.

enthusiasts. The popular heated outdoor pool has mini waterfalls, massage jets and a bubble bench.

The essentials

The essentials

FR86010

★★★★

FR86090

122 pitches 56 touring pitches

198 pitches 175 touring pitches

Opens 18 April – 21 September

Opens 01 April – 30 September

Ports Calais 371 miles/594 km St Malo 239 miles/383 km

Ports Calais 378 miles/604 km Caen 214 miles/343 km

Town Châtellerault 5.3 miles/8.6 km

Town Traveresais 1 mile/1.6 km

BBQ No restrictions

Beach Direct access (lake)

★★★★

BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Book 3 nights or more and receive a free bottle of wine* *18 Apr-04 Jul & 25 Aug-21 Sep (please collect from site reception, subject to availability)

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool* (heated),

Children’s club, Walking and

Paddling pool*, Basic shop*, Bar*,

cycling tours, Bouncy castle,

Restaurant*, Take-away (on request

Themed parties, Concerts.

in low season), Children’s play

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Book 7 nights pay for 6* *01 Apr-04 Jul & 30 Aug-30 Sep Reduced site cancellation charges** **01 Apr-30 Jun & 30 Aug-30 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool**, Paddling pool**,

Children’s club, Canoeing,

Small shop*, Bar*, Snack bar*,

Karaoke, Concerts, Quizzes,

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

Music evenings, Dances.

Fitness room*, Tennis*, Table

area, Jacuzzi*, Table tennis*,

Nearby

tennis*, Bike hire*, Fishing*,

Nearby

Mini-golf*, Bike hire*, TV/Games

Châteaux, Tours, Jardin de

TV room, Internet, Wi-Fi: reception,

Poitiers, Futuroscope, Ostrich

room, Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Villandry, Futuroscope, Poitiers,

no charge, Disabled facilities, Night

farm, Monkey park, Saint-Savin

charge payable or free in bar area,

Châtellerault, Wine tasting,

parking with electricity.

Abbey, Snake Island, Markets,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Markets, Golf, Tennis, Fishing,

Châteaux, Cycle and walking

service point, Night parking.

Horse riding.

paths, Restaurants, Horse riding,

*Open: 18 Apr-21 Sep

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Special Offers

*Open: 01 Apr-30 Sep **Open: 01 Jun-30 Sep

Golf.


Atlantic Coast France

Yelloh! Village St Emilion www.alanrogers.com/FR33080 This is a pleasant, friendly, family owned site in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region and with vineyards all around. It is well maintained and well equipped, only 2.5 km from the beautiful, ancient town of St Emilion. With grassy, level pitches well shaded by leafy trees, it’s a pleasant spot indeed, and certainly a great base for exploring the world-famous vineyards and discovering the western Dordogne Valley.

The essentials FR33080

Endless beaches, watersports aplenty, pine forests, the fine wines of Bordeaux and the chic resort of Biarritz

★★★

172 pitches 105 touring pitches

– this is truly a region of superlatives. Clamber up the highest sand dune in Europe for superb views out to sea (Dune du Pyla); take a bike and a picnic and explore Europe’s largest man-made forest (the Landes); set sail on vast inland lakes; feast on oysters from France’s largest beds; and of course spend lazy days enjoying the endless ribbon of silver beach running 110 km from Bordeaux to the Pyrenees. A

Opens 25 April – 12 October Ports Calais 591 miles/945 km Bilbao 234 miles/374 km Town St Emilion 2.1 miles/3.4 km BBQ Only gas BBQs permitted

B

E

C D

Special Offers

F

• Cognac: land of the world’s most celebrated ‘eau de vie’

A Yelloh! Village St Emilion B Domaine de la Rive

• La Rochelle: picturesque and historically rich seaport with beautiful architecture

C Sunêlia le Col Vert

• Bordeaux: central town of the famous wine region and home to many historic monuments

F Camping Beau Rivage

• Cassoulet: a hearty stew of duck, sausages and beans

D Sites et Paysages Lou P’tit Poun E Camping le Pavillon Royal

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Sports

Book 10 nights or more and receive 10% discount* *25 Apr-05 Jul & 06 Sep-12 Oct

Small shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*,

tournaments, Quizzes,

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

Concerts, Themed evenings.

Reduced site cancellation charges** **25 Apr-04 Jul & 31 Aug-12 Oct

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*, Bike hire*, Fishing*, TV room,

Nearby

Wi-Fi: reception and restaurant,

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, Blaye,

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Several châteaux for wine tasting,

Motorhome service point, Night

Vineyards, Horse riding, Walking,

parking.

Cycling tours, Canoeing on the Dordogne River.

*Open: 25 Apr-12 Oct

Bookings 01580 214000

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Atlantic Coast France

Domaine de la Rive

Sunêlia le Col Vert

www.alanrogers.com/FR40100

www.alanrogers.com/FR40050

Set amongst the fragrant pine trees of the Landes, La Rive has a superb location on Lac de Sanguinet and

This large, well maintained campsite is set within an extensive pine forest on the sandy shores of the Lac de

a wide sandy beach. The excellent swimming pool complex, with its four track slide and pools linked by water

Léon with miles of cycle and walking routes nearby. You’ll find a variety of pitches ranging from simple to ‘full

channels and bridges, is surrounded by sunbathing areas and palm trees. A fabulous new covered pool

service’ with private modern sanitary facilities. Amongst the wide range of facilities you will find an excellent

includes a state-of-the-art spa and the gently shelving beach includes a slipway for boats.

pool complex including a large pool for swimming, a children’s pool, a water cannon and a heated indoor pool.

The essentials

The essentials

FR40100

★★★★★

FR40050

★★★★

795 pitches 250 touring pitches

818 pitches 251 touring pitches

Opens 12 April – 31 August

Opens 12 April – 21 September

Ports Calais 589 miles/948 km Santander 241 miles/388 km

Ports Calais 637 miles/1024 km Santander 192 miles/309 km

Town Biscarosse 6.5 miles/10.4 km

Town Leon 3.1 miles/5 km

Beach Direct access (lake)

Beach Direct access (lake)

BBQ Only gas BBQs permitted

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool**, Indoor pool*,

Children’s club, Aquagym,

Paddling pool*, Shops*, Bar*,

Volleyball, Basketball, Sailing,

Restaurant*, Take-away*, Children’s

Canoeing, Water skiing, Inflatable

play area, Fitness centre*, Spa*,

banana rides, Dancing and

Skate park*, Tennis*, Table tennis*,

music evenings.

Bike hire*, TV/Games room, Internet, Wi-Fi: bar/restaurant,

Nearby

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Bordeaux, Biarritz, Arcachon

Motorhome service point,

Bay, Forest adventure park,

Night parking.

Water park, Karting, Cycle routes,

*Open: 12 Apr-31 Aug **Open: 01 May-31 Aug

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Horse riding, Kite surfing, Fishing (permit required).

Special Offers Special long term rates apply* *12 Apr-12 Jul & 14 Aug-21 Sep Reduced site cancellation charges** **12 Apr-21 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Covered pool* Paddling pool*, Shop*, Bar**, Restaurant**, Take-away**, Children’s play area, Fitness centre***, Spa***, Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf (01 Jun-14 Sep), Bike hire*, Fishing* (permit required), TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: reception, charge payable, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point, Night parking.

Children’s club, Archery, Arts

*Open: 12 Apr-21 Sep **Open: 14 Jun-07 Sep ***Open: 12 Apr-14 Sep

and crafts workshops, Aquagym, Sports competitions, Themed evenings, Dance nights. Nearby Vielle-Saint-Girons, Dax, Moliets, La Chalosse, Biarritz, The Basque Country, Spanish border, Golf, Cycling.


Atlantic Coast France

Sites et Paysages Lou P’tit Poun

Camping le Pavillon Royal

www.alanrogers.com/FR40140

www.alanrogers.com/FR64060

Set close to the sandy beaches of the beautiful Basque coast, the manicured grounds of Lou P’tit Poun provide

Le Pavillon Royal has an excellent situation overlooking the sea, with good views along the coast to Spain.

a well kept appearance, and the feel of a private estate. The spacious pitches are mostly separated by low

There are level, quite open pitches, many of a good size. Beneath the site – and only a very short walk down

hedges, with an abundance of colourful shrubs and trees. A Sites et Paysages member, this is a friendly site

– stretches a wide sandy beach and tumbling waves popular with surfers. Nearby Biarritz is a stylish resort

with welcoming, jovial owners and a convenient location for the beach.

with restaurants and its own beaches with stunning rock formations. A popular family destination.

The essentials

The essentials

FR40140

★★★★

FR64060

★★★★★

168 pitches 142 touring pitches

303 pitches 243 touring pitches

Opens 15 June – 13 September

Opens 15 May – 30 September

Ports Calais 663 miles/1068 km Santander 108 miles/174 km

Ports Calais 669 miles/1076 km Santander 150 miles/242 km

Town Bayonne 4.4 miles/7 km

Town Biarritz 3.1 miles/5 km

Beach Ondres 6.3 miles/10 km (sandy)

Beach Direct access (sandy)

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

BBQ No restrictions

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 5* *15 Jun-07 Jul

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Arts and crafts,

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Pétanque, Aquagym, Yoga,

Bar**, Restaurant**, Take-away*,

Face painting, Occasional

Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*, Take-

Flamenco, Music evenings.

Children’s play area, Table tennis*,

dance evenings.

away*, Children’s play area, Fitness centre*, Table tennis*, TV/Games

Nearby

pool, charge payable, Limited

Nearby

room, Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Biarritz, Bayonne, Saint-Jean-

disabled facilities, Motorhome

St Martin de Seignanx, Bayonne,

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

de-Luz, Cider-works, Château

service point.

Biarritz, Hossegor, Spanish border,

Motorhome service point.

d’Urtubie, San Sebastian, Bilbao,

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: reception/

*Open: 15 Jun-13 Sep **Open: 07 Jul-31 Aug

San Sebastian, Hiking trails,

Horse riding, Golf, Surfing, Scuba

Watersports, Museums, Golf,

diving, Walking trails, Cycle paths,

Fishing.

Hiking, Rafting. *Open: 15 May-30 Sep

Bookings 01580 214000

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Atlantic Coast France

Camping Beau Rivage www.alanrogers.com/FR64120 This well cared for site lies just outside the walls of the bastide town of Navarrenx in the Pays de Gaves. The English owners take great care in their site with many bushes and trees planted to partially separate the grassy and hardstanding pitches. The Gave d’Oleron River flows past the site allowing for canoeing, rafting and watersports, and there’s plenty of cycle and walking tracks to explore the beautiful Pyrénées mountains.

You’ll find them here...

The essentials FR64120

Looking for the best campsites for specific activities?

★★★

70 pitches 54 touring pitches Opens 29 March – 12 October Ports Calais 687 miles/1106 km Santander 208 miles/334 km Town Navarrenx 0.2 miles/350 m BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *29 Mar-19 Jun & 24 Aug-12 Oct

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool**, Take-away***,

Quizzes, Games, Music evenings.

Children’s play area, Table tennis*, Wi-Fi: whole site, no charge,

Nearby

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Bayonne, Pau, Little train ride

service point, Night parking.

at Artouste, Jurançon vineyards, Château de Laàs, Tarbres, St-Jean-Pied-de-Port, Grottes de Bétharram, Cable cars, Tennis, Cycle routes, Fishing, Golf,

*Open: 29 Mar-12 Oct **Open: 01 May-30 Sep ***Open: 15 Jul-15 Aug every evening. Jun & Sep weekends only

Go-karting, Quad biking, Hiking.

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Dordogne and Lot France

Castel Camping les Gorges du Chambon www.alanrogers.com/FR16020 This is a welcoming and friendly site arranged around a restored Charente farmhouse and its outbuildings, located in a beautiful valley overlooking the Tardoire river and a short distance from Angoulême. It provides an attractive, spacious setting with gentle sloping, grassy pitches and superb countryside views. The site offers various activities including canoe hire on the river to which there is direct access via a footpath.

The essentials FR16020

There’s so much on offer in this region: world class castles, underground grottoes, prehistoric cave paintings,

★★★★

132 pitches 85 touring pitches

boat trips, cliff-hanging medieval villages and canoe trips. And it’s foodie paradise, with delicacies like foie gras, truffles, walnuts, Roquefort and cognac. From rolling fields to rocky gorges, through fertile grasslands, lush valleys A

and spectacular plateaux, this is a historic and B

diverse region of scenic splendour.

C G D F

J

Opens 19 April – 14 September Ports Calais 480 miles/768 km St Malo 308 miles/493 km Town Montbron 4.75 miles/7.6 km BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

H E I

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *01 May-04 Jul & 25 Aug-13 Sep

• Sarlat: an attractive small town with a preserved historic centre

A Castel Camping les Gorges

• Périgueux: site of the cathedral of St Front, one of the World Heritage Sites of the Route of Santiago de Compostela

B Château le Verdoyer

• Monpazier: the home of Eleanor of Aquitaine and a member of the ‘Most Beautiful Villages in France’ association

du Chambon

H Camping Indigo Sarlat I

Camping les Pins

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool**, Paddling pool**,

Children’s club, Sport tournaments,

Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*,

BBQs, Bingo, Music evenings,

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

Pool games.

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*, Bike hire***, Fishing (permit required),

Nearby

C Castel Camping St Avit Loisirs

TV room, Internet, Wi-Fi: reception/

Cognac, Limoges, Périgueux,

D Camping Domaine des Mathevies

restaurant, charge payable, Disabled

Sound and Light show at the

E Domaine de Soleil Plage

facilities, Motorhome service point,

Château de la Rochefoucauld,

F Camping Bel Ombrage

Night parking with electricity.

Outdoor activity centre with rock

J Castel Camping la Paille Basse

climbing and canoeing instruction,

G Castel Camping le Moulin du Roch

*Open: 01 May-14 Sep **Open: 01 Jul-31 Aug ***Open: 01 Jun-14 Sep

Go-karting, Golf, Horse riding, Castles, Markets.

• Canelé: a small fluted cake flavoured with rum & vanilla

Bookings 01580 214000

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Dordogne and Lot France

Château le Verdoyer

Castel Camping St Avit Loisirs

www.alanrogers.com/FR24010

www.alanrogers.com/FR24180

Situated in the Périgord Vert, the northern Dordogne, and set in the grounds of a restored château, Le Verdoyer

This is a lively, family friendly site set amidst rolling countryside in the centre of the Périgord Noir, near the

has three lakes, two for fishing and one with a sandy beach and safe swimming area. In the evening the courtyard

attractive market town of Le Bugue. You’ll find plenty of good sized grassy pitches separated by trees and

area provides a pleasant place to enjoy drinks and relax. There is a truly excellent lakeside restaurant, perhaps

hedges and first class facilities including a superb water park with 4 swimming pools, flumes and a lazy river.

one of the finest you’ll find on a French campsite.

Perfect for families with children of all ages and offers virtually everything without the need to leave the site.

The essentials

The essentials

FR24010

★★★★

FR24180

180 pitches 120 touring pitches

200 pitches 120 touring pitches

Opens 19 April – 30 September

Opens 05 April – 14 September

Ports Calais 474 miles/758 km St Malo 324 miles/519 km

Ports Calais 532 miles/852 km Bilbao 313 miles/501 km

Town Nontron 10.6 miles/17 km

Town Le Bugue 4.3 miles/7 km

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

BBQ No restrictions

★★★★★

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* Book 4 nights or more and receive a free bottle of wine* Reduced site cancellation charges* *19 Apr-12 Jul & 23 Aug-30 Sep (Bottle of wine is subject to availability)

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Sports

Outdoor pools*, Covered pool*,

Children’s club (activities by age

Shop**, Bar**, Restaurant*,

tournaments, Pool games,

Paddling pool*, Shop*, Bar*,

groups), Sports tournaments,

Take-away**, Children’s play area,

Karaoke, Live music, Excursions,

Restaurant*, Take-away*, Children’s

Archery, Pétanque, Trampoline,

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Bike hire*,

Darts competitions.

play area, Fitness room*, Tennis*,

Bands, Karaoke, Quizzes,

Table tennis*, Mini-golf*, Bike hire*,

Bingo, Shows.

Fishing*, TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Nearby

Pony riding**, Fishing, TV/Games

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

The porcelain towns of Limoges

room, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge

Nearby

service point.

and Angoulême, Saut du Chalard

payable, Disabled facilities,

Sarlat, Les Eyzies, Périgueux,

waterfall, Brantôme, St Jean de

Motorhome point, Night parking.

Bergerac, Caves at Rouffignac,

Côle, Walking, Cycling, Canoeing, *Open: 19 Apr-30 Sep **Open: 15 May-15 Sep

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Horse riding, Paint balling, Fortified towns, Markets, Caves and castles.

Lascaux caves, Aquarium, *Open: 05 Apr-14 Sep **Open: 01 Jul-31 Aug

Cycling, Walking, Fortifications, Canoeing, Kayaking.


Dordogne and Lot France

Camping Domaine des Mathevies

Domaine de Soleil Plage

www.alanrogers.com/FR24740

www.alanrogers.com/FR24090

This gem of a small, family-run site is situated in the rural heart of the Périgord, near the medieval town of Sarlat,

This site is in one of the most attractive areas of the Dordogne valley, with a riverside location. If you like a

and the delightful owners will give you a warm and friendly welcome. A shaded terrace is next to the beautiful,

holiday with lots going on, you will enjoy Soleil Plage. The site offers river swimming from a sizeable sandy

original Périgourdin building and the barn has been lovingly converted into a bar/restaurant and a superb

bank, or the impressive heated pool complex. Various activities are organised during high season including

children’s playroom, making it a little paradise for toddlers.

walks and sports tournaments, and daily canoe hire. An immaculate, attractive site with helpful, obliging staff.

The essentials

The essentials

FR24740

★★★

FR24090

★★★★★

30 pitches 19 touring pitches

218 pitches 129 touring pitches

Opens 19 April – 20 September

Opens 11 April – 29 September

Ports Calais 531 miles/854 km Bilbao 337 miles/542 km

Ports Calais 524 miles/843 km Santander 393 miles/632 km

Town Sarlat 3.7 miles/6 km

Town Sarlat 10 miles/12 km

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Beach On site BBQ No restrictions

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *19 Apr-15 Jun & 01 Sep-20 Sep

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Excursions, Bonfires, Boules

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Canoeing, Walks,

Bar*, Café*, Take-away*, Children’s

competitions, BBQs.

Covered pool* (heated), Shop**,

Live music, Dances, Karaoke.

play area, Tennis*, Table tennis*,

Bar**, Restaurant**, Take-away**,

Bike hire*, TV/Games room,

Nearby

Children’s play area, Jacuzzi*,

Nearby

Wi-Fi: bar/terrace, no charge,

Lascaux & Gouffre de Padirac

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*,

Sarlat, Domme, La Roque

Disabled facilities.

Caves, Châteaux, Overhanging

Bike hire*, Fishing (permit

Gageac, Montfort, Lascaux,

Gardens of Marqueyssac, Zoo,

required)*, Multi-sport terrain*,

Castelnaud castle, Beynac castle,

Aquarium, Markets, Pony trekking,

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Caves, Cycle routes, Walking,

Canoeing, Guided walks.

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Kayaking.

Night parking with electricity. *Open: 19 Apr-20 Sep

*Open: 11 Apr-29 Sep **Open: 07 May-13 Sep

Bookings 01580 214000

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Dordogne and Lot France

Camping Bel Ombrage

Castel Camping le Moulin du Roch

www.alanrogers.com/FR24140

www.alanrogers.com/FR24040

Bel Ombrage is a quiet, peaceful site with spectacular scenery in a pretty location by the river Céou, just 15 km

A family-run site nestled in a valley between Sarlat and Les Eyzies. Moulin de Roch is an attractive site with

from the attractive medieval town of Sarlat on the outskirts of St Cybranet. The good sized pitches are on flat

most amenities centred around the original old water mill buildings and bubbling stream. Activities are organised

grass and marked by trees and bushes. Enjoy the nearby river with its own beaches where you can swim, fish

from June, and there is something for everyone ranging from needlework to organised excursions

and launch small inflatables.

on a traditional ‘Gabare’ boat along the waterways.

The essentials

The essentials

FR24140

★★★

FR24040

★★★★★

180 pitches 180 touring pitches

209 pitches 136 touring pitches

Opens 01 June – 05 September

Opens 17 May – 20 September

Ports Calais 534 miles/855 km Bilbao 334 miles/535 km

Ports Calais 525 miles/840 km Bilbao 321 miles/514 km

Town Sarlat 9 miles/15 km

Town Sarlat 5.6 miles/9 km

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Book 10 nights pay for 7* *01 Jun-14 Jul & 17 Aug- 05 Sep Reduced site cancellation charges** **01 Jun-30 Jun

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

To maintain peace and quiet, no

Children’s play area, Table tennis*,

on-site entertainment is organised.

Bike hire*, Fishing* (permit required),

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Reduced site cancellation charges* *17 May-04 Jul & 30 Aug-20 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Farm visits,

Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*,

Aquagym, Dance evenings,

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

Walks, Quizzes.

Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Nearby

no charge, Disabled facilities,

Domme, Rocamadour,

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site

Nearby

Motorhome service point,

Castelnaud, Beynac, Lascaux

charge payable, Disabled facilities.

Sarlat, Domme, Rocamadour,

Night parking.

caves, Supermarket, Bar,

Castelnaud, Beynac, Lascaux

Restaurant, Take-away, Market,

caves, Châteaux, Walking routes,

Kayaking, Horse riding, Tennis,

Canoeing, Gabare boat trips,

Golf, Climbing, Canoe trips.

Horse riding.

*Open: 01 Jun-05 Sep

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Special Offers

Tennis, Table tennis*, Fishing*,

*Open: 17 May-20 Sep


Dordogne and Lot France

Camping Indigo Sarlat

Camping les Pins

www.alanrogers.com/FR24030

www.alanrogers.com/FR46030

This is a pleasant small, family site set amongst 7 hectares of woodland and situated on an attractive hillside

Set amongst 3.5 hectares of beautiful pine forest, Camping les Pins is well situated for exploring the historical

within walking distance of the beautiful medieval town of Sarlat. The good sized pitches are arranged on wide

and natural splendours of the Dordogne region. Located south of Souilac, this peaceful and relaxing site,

terraces and overlook the central leisure area that includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools. A lovely site in

becomes much livelier in high season with plenty of facilities to keep you entertained. The bar and restaurant

a natural setting with plenty of activities to suit all the family.

with terrace overlook the attractive pool complex, which has become a focal point to the site.

The essentials

The essentials

FR24030

★★★★

FR46030

105 pitches 60 touring pitches

137 pitches 49 touring pitches

17 April – 29 September

Opens 18 April – 07 September

Ports Caen 388 miles/625 km St Malo 389 miles/626 km

★★★★

Ports Calais 508 miles/834 km Bilbao 362 miles/583 km

Town Sarlat 1.4 miles/0.8 km

Town Payrac 0.6 miles/1 km

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor swimming pool*, Paddling

Children’s club**, Sports

pool*, Indoor spa pool*, Sauna*,

tournaments**, Themed evenings**,

Small shop*, Bar**, Café/Take-

Night swimming**, Open air film

away**, Children’s play area,

nights**, Concerts**.

Central living area – Free Wi-Fi,

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* Reduced site cancellation charges* *18 Apr-10 Jul

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool** (heated), Paddling

Children’s club, Themed parties,

pool**, Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*

Dances, Aquagym, Walking trails,

(closed on Mondays), Take-away*,

Sports tournaments, Karaoke,

Children’s play area, Tennis**,

Games nights.

Table tennis**, Spa**, Wi-Fi: whole

Tennis*, Football*, Fitness track,

Nearby

site, no charge, Disabled facilities,

Nearby

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Sarlat, Beynac, Castelnaud,

Motorhome service point,

Souillac, Rocamadour, Sarlat-la-

service point.

Rocamadour, Caves of Padirac,

Night parking.

Canéda, Lascaux, Rocamadour

Horse riding, Golf, Fishing.

Monkey Park, Rocher des Aigles (birds of prey), Fishing, Horse

*Open: 17 Apr-29 Sep **Open: 5 Jul-30 Aug

*Open: High season (Low season depending on demand) **Open: 18 Apr-07 Sep

riding, Hiking, Cycle routes, Canoeing, Caves.

Bookings 01580 214000

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Dordogne and Lot France

Castel Camping la Paille Basse www.alanrogers.com/FR46010 This family-owned site is 8 km from Souillac, and is well placed to explore the Dordogne. The large site enjoys some excellent views over the surrounding countryside. There are two distinct parts to the site, one in cleared woodland and the other on grass with more open pitches. Activities and entertainment are organised in high season, with something for all ages and interests.

You’ll find them here...

The essentials FR46010

Want independent campsite reviews at your fingertips?

★★★★★

286 pitches 150 touring pitches Opens 15 May – 15 September Ports Calais 501 miles/807 km Santander 396 miles/ 637 km Town Souillac 5 miles/8 km BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *15 May-26 Jul & 16 Aug-15 Sep Reduced site cancellation charges** **15 May-12 Jul & 16 Aug-15 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Sports

Shop*, Bar**, Restaurant*,

tournaments, Excursions,

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

Quizzes, Karaoke, Games.

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Bike hire*, TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: reception/

Nearby

bar, charge payable, Disabled

Les Jardins du Manoir d’Eyrignac,

facilities, Motorhome service point,

Le Château des Milandes,

Night parking with electricity.

Quercyland, Souillac, Sarlat,

*Open: 15 May-15 Sep (dependent on weather and demand) **Open: 15 May-15 Sep (dependent on weather and demand) closed on Tuesdays in low season

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Rocamadour, Martel, Hiking, Golf, Canoe, Markets, Museums.

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Limousin and Auvergne France

Castel Camping le Château de Leychoisier www.alanrogers.com/FR87020 This well established, spacious site is set in the lovely grounds of a beautiful 15th century château offering peace and quiet in its superb surroundings. Ideally situated just 10 km from Limoges it is well suited as a stopover or for longer stays. The large estate offers the opportunity to explore the grounds and to walk down to the four hectare lake, where free fishing is possible. You will find this a pleasant site with well maintained facilities.

The essentials FR87020

A deeply rural region right in the centre of France, neighbouring the Loire Valley and the Dordogne but less

★★★★

80 pitches 78 touring pitches

visited. Often known as the ‘forgotten territory’, it offers wild and stunning scenery, unspoilt and with an absence of crowds. A destination for nature lovers and activity B

seekers (canoeing, walking, watersports), the ancient A

(dormant) volcanoes of the Auvergne create C

a dramatic landscape of shimmering lakes, deep craters and forested slopes.

Opens 15 April – 20 September Ports Calais 424 miles/683 km St Malo 293 miles/472 km Town Limoges 8.6 miles/13.9 km BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *15 Apr-30 May & 01 Aug-20 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Shop*, Bar*,

To maintain peace and quiet, no

Restaurant*, Take-away*, Children’s

on-site entertainment is organised.

play area, Children’s farm, Tennis*, • Limoges: historic city known for its porcelain, enamel and faience work • Clermont-Ferrand: surrounded by a chain of volcanoes and site of the impressive Notre Dame du Port basilica

A Castel Camping le Château

de Leychoisier B Castel Camping le Château

de Poinsouze C Camping Indigo Royat

Table tennis*, Fishing, TV/Games

Nearby

room, Internet, Wi-Fi: in reception,

Limoges, Oradour-sur-Glane,

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Parc Naturel Régional Périgord

Motorhome service point,

Limousin, Angoulême, Porcelain

Night parking.

factories, Horse riding, Golf, Fishing, Watersports.

• Le Mont-Dore: pretty town and ski resort with thermal springs • Perdrix à l’Auvergnate: partridge cooked in white wine

*Open: 15 Apr-20 Sep

Bookings 01580 214000

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Limousin and Auvergne France

Castel Camping le Château de Poinsouze

Camping Indigo Royat

www.alanrogers.com/FR23010

www.alanrogers.com/FR63120

Château de Poinsouze is a well established Castels site at the heart of a wooded rural region. The pitches

This is a spacious and attractive site sitting high on a hillside on the outskirts of Clermont Ferrand, and close

are arranged on the open, gently sloping, grassy park to one side of the 15th century château’s main drive

to the beautiful Auvergne countryside. The pitches are informally arranged over 7 hectares of greenery and are

– a beautiful plane tree avenue. Exceptionally well restored outbuildings house amenities, including an

separated by attractive trees and shrubs. There is a bar and terrace which overlooks the irregular shaped

excellent restaurant. There is a friendly, family atmosphere, with dances, children’s games and crafts.

swimming pool and sunbathing area providing a haven after a busy day exploring the Puy de Dôme.

The essentials

The essentials

FR23010

★★★★

FR63120

★★★★

145 pitches 105 touring pitches

183 pitches 137 touring pitches

Opens 15 May – 16 September

Opens 29 April – 03 November

Ports Calais 387 miles/623 km St Malo 355 miles/556 km

Ports Calais 444 miles/715 km St Malo 410 miles/659 km

Town Boussac 1.9 miles/3.1 km

Town Clermont-Ferrand 3.4 miles/5.4 km

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ No restrictions

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Volleyball,

Outdoor pool, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Games, Nature

Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*,

Badminton, Bouncy castles,

Small shop**, Café/Restaurant***,

themed activity program, Archery,

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

Watersports.

Bar***, Children’s play area,

Sports, Mountain walks, Canoeing,

Tennis**, Table tennis**, TV/games

Concerts, Cinemas, Magic shows, Themed evenings, Night swimming.

Table tennis*, Bike hire*, Fishing*, TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Nearby

room, Wi-Fi: reception, restaurant

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Montluçon, Châteauroux,

and TV room, no charge, Disabled

Motorhome service point, Night

La Ferme des Clautres, Abbatiale

facilities, Motorhome service point.

parking with electricity.

d’Evaux les Bains, Vulcania,

Royat, Clermont-Ferrand, Vulcania Theme Park, Puy du Dôme,

Futuroscope, Golf, Horse riding, Cycle routes, Forest adventure *Open: 15 May-16 Sep (Restaurant and bar open twice a week in low season, evenings only)

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park, Châteaux.

Nearby

*Open: 01 May-30 Sep **Open: 29 Apr-03 Nov ***Open: 01 Jul-31 Aug & May bank holiday weekends

Auvergne Volcanoes Regional Park, Route des Châteaux, Golf, Horse riding, Spa, Hiking, Bike hire.


Burgundy and Eastern France

Le Lac d’Orient www.alanrogers.com/FR10020 This campsite is situated in the Forêt d’Orient Regional Park, on the shores of a large lake. A great base for discovering the local wildlife, it is perfect for nature lovers, and the lake is a beautiful natural environment for swimming, sailing, canoeing and fishing. Pitches are sheltered by mature trees and are spacious and private. The site has been recently revamped and offers an excellent restaurant, as well as a bar and take-away.

The essentials FR10020

Think breathtaking châteaux and cathedrals, think rolling hills and endless vineyards, think superlative cuisine and

★★★★

206 pitches 182 touring pitches

sumptuous wines. Driving through the picturesque Burgundian countryside is like driving through the pages of a well thumbed A

wine list. The names of the quaint and unimposing villages

C

and towns sound vaguely familiar and the invitations

B G

I

to wine tastings are hard to ignore. Head further east and you’ll quickly be intoxicated by the clean, clear air and heady mountain views as you approach the Alps.

D F

H

Opens 05 April – 27 September Ports Calais 256 miles/412 km Dunkirk 260 miles/418 km Town Troyes 12.5 miles/20 km BBQ No restrictions

E

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *05 Apr-04 Jul & 30 Aug-27 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Indoor pool**,

Children’s club, Volleyball, Pétanque,

Paddling pool*, Shop**, Bar***,

Bouncy castle, Concerts, Karaoke.

Restaurant***, Take-away***, • Dijon: capital of the Côte d’Or and site of the Palace of the Dukes

A Le Lac d’Orient B Camping Lac de la Liez

• Beaune: famous wine commune with a medieval town where the Museum of Burgundy Wine is located

C Castel Camping la Forge

• Cluny: the largest and once the most powerful monastery in Europe

E Castel Camping Château

• Gougère: a cheese pastry based on Gruyère

de Sainte Marie D Camping du Pont de Bourgogne

Children’s play area, Table tennis**,

Nearby

Internet, Wi-Fi: bar/restaurant,

Mesnil St Père, Troyes, Nigloland,

no charge, Disabled facilities,

Champagne vineyards, Markets,

Motorhome service point.

Fishing (permit required), Bird watching, Watersports, Walking

de l’Epervière

trails, Mountain biking, Horse riding.

F Camping le Manoir de Bezolle G Castel Camping le Val de Bonnal H Camping la Plage Blanche I

*Open: 15 May-14 Sep **Open: 05 Apr-27 Sep ***Open: 05 Apr-14 Sep

Sites et Paysages Clos de la Chaume

Bookings 01580 214000

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Burgundy and Eastern France

Camping Lac de la Liez

Castel Camping la Forge de Sainte Marie

www.alanrogers.com/FR52030

www.alanrogers.com/FR52020

Set in the Champagne-Ardenne countryside near the city of Langres, Camping Lac de la Liez is a good choice

Nestled among the vineyards of Champagne, this picturesque site is ideal for a countryside retreat.

for overnight stops as well as longer stays. The pool complex and terrace with its restaurant and bar afford

Collect a walking route from reception and explore the surroundings or visit some of the world’s most famous

panoramic views of the lake, which is easily accessible from the campsite and offers a range of watersports.

Champagne houses, from Ruinart to Moët and Chandon. The campsite’s pitches vary in size and there is

The spacious pitches are laid out on terraces, and facilities are good, with access for disabled campers.

a choice between grassy and hardstanding, as well as sunny and shady to suit all preferences.

The essentials

The essentials

FR52030

★★★★★

FR52020

★★★★★

130 pitches 123 touring pitches

185 pitches 140 touring pitches

Opens 01 April – 28 September

Opens 18 April – 04 September

Ports Calais 320 miles/515 km Dunkirk 324 miles/521 km

Ports Calais 261 miles/420 km Dunkirk 265 miles/427 km

Town Langres 4.4 miles/7 km

Town Joinville 7.7 miles/12.4 km

Beach Direct access (lake)

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges all season

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool (15 Jun-15 Sep),

Children’s club, Pony club,

Indoor pool*, Paddling pool*, Shop

Wine and cheese tasting,

(30 Apr-28 Sep), Bar**, Restaurant**,

Concerts, Karaoke, Circus.

Take-away**, Children’s play area,

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Book 7 nights pay for 6* *18 Apr-04 Jul

At a glance

Activities

Indoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Cheese and

Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*,

wine tasting, Football, Archery,

Pizzeria/Snack bar*, Take-away*,

Pétanque.

Children’s play areas, Jacuzzi/Spa*,

Jacuzzi/Spa*, Tennis*, Table tennis*,

Nearby

Table tennis*, Bike hire*, Fishing*,

Nearby

Bike hire*, TV/Games room, Internet,

Langres city (and its ancient

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Joinville, St Dizier, Chaumont,

Wi-Fi: on terrace, charge payable,

ramparts), Lac de la Liez,

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Neufchâteau, Lac du Der

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Auberives Abbey, Dijon,

Motorhome service point,

Chantecoq, Watersports, Forest

service point, Night parking

Troyes, Nancy, Watersports,

Night parking.

adventure, Go-karting, Quad

with electricity.

Walking trails, Mountain biking,

*Open: 01 Apr-28 Sep **Open: 15 Apr-28 Sep

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Special Offers

biking, Parachuting, Horse riding,

Bird watching.

Tennis, Golf. *Open: 18 Apr-04 Sep


Burgundy and Eastern France

Camping du Pont de Bourgogne

Castel Camping Château de l’Epervière

www.alanrogers.com/FR71140

www.alanrogers.com/FR71070

This attractive and well cared for site is located just 2 km from the interesting market town of Châlon-sur-Saône

This site is in the wooded grounds of an elegant 16th century château, nestling alongside the river Saône.

and is useful as an overnight stop or for longer stays to explore the local area. The slightly sloping pitches all

The grassy pitches are spread out across the site, some with shade provided by the large mature trees.

have electricity and are separated by beech hedging, some shaded by mature trees, some overlooking the

The old stable block lining the pretty courtyard houses the bar while the beamed restaurant in the château

river. The riverside restaurant offers a delicious à la carte menu as well as take-away.

offers regional specialities. Wine tastings in the ancient cellars of the château are a popular activity.

The essentials

The essentials

FR71140

★★★

FR71070

★★★★

100 pitches 91 touring pitches

160 pitches 116 touring pitches

Opens 01 April – 30 September

Opens 01 April – 01 October

Ports Calais 401 miles/645 km Le Havre 332 miles/535 km

Ports Calais 415 miles/665 km Caen 372 miles/595 km

Town Chalon-sur-Saône 1 mile/1.6 km

Town Sennecy-le-Grand 5 miles/8 km

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ No restrictions

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

At a glance

Activities

Basic shop*, Bar/Restaurant*,

To maintain peace and quiet no

Take-away (26 Apr-20 Sep),

on-site entertainment is organised.

Children’s play area, Table tennis*,

Special Offers Special prices for stays of 14 nights and longer* *01 Apr-08 Jun & 31 Aug-01 Oct

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool**, Covered pool*,

Children’s club, Wine tasting in

Paddling pool**, Shop**, Bar**,

the 14th Century cellars, Live

Restaurant*, Take-away**,

music evenings.

Bike hire*, Fishing* (permit

Nearby

Children’s play area, Table tennis*,

required), TV room, Internet,

Chalon-sur-Saône, Ile Saint

Sauna/Jacuzzi*, Bike hire**,

Nearby

Wi-Fi: bar/reception, no charge,

Laurent, Chagny, Mâcon, Dijon,

Fishing*, TV/Games room, Internet,

‘Voie Verte’ former railway cycle

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Lyon, Besançon, Swimming pool,

Wi-Fi: bar, no charge, Disabled

track, Brancion, Chapaize and

service point, Night parking.

Bowling, Golf, Vineyards,

facilities, Motorhome service point,

Cluny, River Saône, Tennis, Horse

Picturesque villages, Cycle routes,

Night parking.

riding, Golf, Watersports, Walking, Cycling, Markets.

Walking trails, Botanical gardens. *Open: 01 Apr-30 Sep

*Open: 01 Apr-01 Oct **Open: 26 Apr-20 Sep

Bookings 01580 214000

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Burgundy and Eastern France

Camping le Manoir de Bezolle

Castel Camping le Val de Bonnal

www.alanrogers.com/FR58030

www.alanrogers.com/FR25000

Located in an attractive wooded setting in 20 acres of well landscaped grounds in the heart of beautiful

Located on a large country estate, this impressive site is lively and well managed with a wide range of

Burgundy, this site is well situated to explore the Morvan Nature Park and the Nivernais area. A calm and

activities on offer. A huge variety of watersports is available on the three large lakes and nearby river, and

tranquil site with occasional lively music and BBQ evenings and a bar and restaurant set in the Manoir’s

a forest adventure course provides aerial views of the surrounding countryside. The landscaped pitches

courtyard overlooking the two pools, this is a family friendly site in a beautiful rural setting.

are of a good size and separated by a mixture of trees and bushes.

The essentials

The essentials

FR58030

★★★★

FR25000

★★★★★

100 pitches 74 touring pitches

280 pitches 160 touring pitches

Opens All year

Opens 07 May – 07 September

Ports Calais 373 miles/600 km Caen 328 miles/528 km

Ports Calais 378 miles/609 km Dieppe 404 miles/650 km

Town Château-Chinon 6.9 miles/11 km

Town Rougemont 2.2 miles/3.6 km

BBQ No restrictions

Beach Direct access (lake) BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pools*, Shop**, Bar**,

Sports, Pétanque, Music evenings,

Children’s club, Sporting activities,

Restaurant*, Take-away*, Children’s

BBQ parties, Themed evenings.

Outdoor pool* (heated), Paddling pool* (heated), Small shop*, Bar**, Restaurant, Take-away**, Childrens play area, Fitness room* (on request in low season), Table tennis*, Bike hire*, Fishing* (permit required), TV/Games room, Internet, Wi-Fi: on bar terrace and some pitches, charge payable, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point.

play area, Table tennis*, Mini-golf (all year), Fishing*, Internet, Wi-Fi:

Nearby

90% of site, no charge, Disabled

Morvan Nature Reserve,

facilities, Motorhome service point.

Bibracte, Nivernais Canal, Basilica at Vezelay, Autun, Nevers, Le Pal Animal Park, Château Bazoches, Dijon, Bourges, Horse riding,

*Open: 01 May-30 Sep **Open: 01 Jun-31 Aug Shop and Restaurant can be opened according to demand in low season

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Walking, Cycling, Vineyards, Watersports, Golf.

*Open: 07 May- 07 Sep **Open: 16 May-06 Sep

Karaoke, Discos, Night swimming, Lotto. Nearby The Black Forest, Besançon, Vosges Mountains, Belfort, Montbéliard, Vesoul, Châteaux, Golf, Fishing, Watersports, Cycling routes, Walking trails.


Burgundy and Eastern France

Camping la Plage Blanche

Sites et Paysages Clos de la Chaume

www.alanrogers.com/FR39010

www.alanrogers.com/FR88120

Situated in the Jura on the banks of the River Loue, this spacious campsite is perfect for family holidays.

This is a small and pleasant site, just a short walk into the village of Corcieux and located within the unspoilt

There is plenty of entertainment for the whole family, including a children’s club, swimming pool and adult-only

mountains and forests of the delightful Vosges region. It’s a great base for exploring the local countryside.

spa, and the site’s own wood is ideal for walking. The large, grassy pitches are level with a varying amount of

The pitches are of varying sizes and some are divided by shrubs and trees. The site also has a very attractive

shade. The modern facilities include a restaurant that overlooks the river with regional specialities on the menu.

new swimming pool and excellent small adventure-style playground.

The essentials

The essentials

FR39010

★★★

FR88120

217 pitches 203 touring pitches

94 pitches 69 touring pitches

Opens 01 May – 30 September

Opens 26 April – 20 September

Ports Calais 391 miles/629 km Le Havre 361 miles/581 km

Ports Calais 359 miles/577 km Dunkirk 363 miles/584 km

Town Dole 12.5 miles/20 km

Town Gerardmer 7.5 miles/12 km

Beach Direct access (river)

BBQ No restrictions

★★★

BBQ No restrictions

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Volleyball,

Basic shop***, Bar**, Restaurant**,

Basketball, Football, Disco,

Take-away (01 May-15 Sep),

Live Music.

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *26 Apr-03 Jul & 23 Aug-20 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Covered pool*, Take-away

Children’s club, Archery, Walks,

(01 Jul-31 Aug), Children’s play

Wine tasting, Pizza nights.

area, Table tennis**, TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge

Nearby

only), Table tennis***, Fishing***

Nearby

payable, Disabled facilities,

Château du Haut-Koenigsbourg,

(permit required), TV/Games room,

Les Salines Royales (UNESCO

Motorhome service point,

Butterfly garden, Local sweet

Wi-Fi: in reception and bar,

listed), Dole, La Route des Vins,

Night parking with electricity.

factory, Alsace Wine Route, Colmar,

no charge, Disabled facilities,

Château Chalon, Baume-les-

Strasbourg, Swiss and German

Motorhome service point.

Messieurs, Haut Jura Regional

border, Lakes, Forest adventure

Park, Caves, Markets, Canoe hire,

park, Copper mines, Fishing, Spa,

Children’s play area, Spa*** (Adults

*Open: 15 May-15 Sep **Open: 01 Jun-31 Aug ***Open: 01 May-30 Sep

High rope circuit, Mountain bike hire, Golf, Horse riding.

*Open: 16 Jun-31 Aug **Open: 26 Apr-20 Sep

Fitness centre, Canoeing, Mountain biking, Walking, Horse riding.

Bookings 01580 214000

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Rhône Valley France

Le Coin Tranquille www.alanrogers.com/FR38010 A tranquil site in a peaceful corner of France, Le Coin Tranquille is surrounded by mountains, rivers and valleys. A popular destination in high season, with an outstanding restaurant, the campsite offers many indoor and outdoor activities for all, from dancing and treasure hunts to water polo and volleyball. The campsite itself is well maintained and has neatly separated grass pitches, some of which offer stunning views of the Chartreuse Massif.

The essentials FR38010

A spectacular region of craggy gorges and scented hills that conducts life at a leisurely pace. With such a rich and

★★★★

192 pitches 178 touring pitches

varied landscape, the Ardèche appeals to those seeking an active family holiday with cycling, horse riding and even white water rafting on offer. For those who enjoy a more leisurely D

F

pace, the remote areas are a haven for bird watching and walking. The main focal point of the area is the

A C

Pont d’Arc, a massive natural arch spanning the river Ardèche. Further east is a region of granite outcrops and winter playgrounds, while to the south lie the vineyards of the Beaujolais

B G

and Rhône Valley.

Opens 01 April – 01 November Ports Calais 525 miles/845 km Le Havre 458 miles/737 km Town Les Abrets 1.5 miles/2.4 km Beach Lac de Romagnieu 5 miles/8 km (lake) BBQ No restrictions

E

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *01 Apr-11 Jul & 18 Aug-01 Nov

• Chamonix: the world capital of mountain climbing and close to Mont Blanc and the Aiguille du Midi

A Le Coin Tranquille B RCN Camping Belledonne C Camping Caravanning L’Escale

• Lyon: a cultural city with a beautiful 19th century basilica and Roman theatre

D Sites et Paysages la Colombière

• Annecy: a canal-filled lakeside town with an attractive old quarter and 12th century château

G Domaine les Ranchisses

• Tartiflette: a potato dish with onion, bacon and Reblochon cheese

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E Camping Indigo Vallouise F

Camping Indigo Lyon

Reduced site cancellation charges** **01 Apr-25 Jul & 10 Aug-01 Nov

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*, Shop**, Bar** (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in low season), Restaurant** (Closed Tuesday evenings and all of Wednesday in low season), Take-away**, Children’s play area, Table tennis**, Bike hire**, Wi-Fi: in reception/restaurant/ terrace, no charge, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point, Night parking with electricity.

Children’s club, Crafts, Fitness

*Open: 01 May-30 Sep **Open: 01 Apr-01 Nov

classes, BBQs, Bingo, Themed party evenings, Walks. Nearby L’Avant Pays Savoyard, Lyon, Grenoble, Chambéry, Geneva, Markets, Caves, Cable car rides, Waterfalls, Horse riding, Tennis, Watersports, Fishing, Walking trails.


Rhône Valley France

RCN Camping Belledonne

Camping Caravanning L’Escale

www.alanrogers.com/FR38100

www.alanrogers.com/FR74070

This pretty, welcoming campsite in the north of the Ecrins national park is ideal for active outdoor holidays.

This campsite is beautifully maintained with a warm ambience, and is nestled in the large village of Le Grand

There is a bar and restaurant with an open air terrace overlooking the attractive pool complex, surrounded by

Bornand. The terraced pitches are a mixture of grass and gravel, separated by trees and hedges and there is

pretty gardens. Pitches are grassy and flat, separated into small groups by low hedges. With its warm, friendly

a heated indoor pool with a relaxing Jacuzzi and an extra outdoor swimming pool. The 200 year old building

atmosphere, the site is great for families and becomes lively in high season.

houses the bar/restaurant decorated in traditional style and offers delicious Savoy specialities.

The essentials

The essentials

FR38100

★★★★

FR74070

★★★

175 pitches 103 touring pitches

149 pitches 119 touring pitches

Opens 19 April – 20 September

Opens 28 May – 28 September

Ports Calais 568 miles/915 km Le Havre 500 miles/805 km

Ports Calais 537 miles/865 km Le Havre 483 miles/778 km

Town Bourg d’Oisans 5 miles/8 km

Town Le Grand Bornand 0.2 miles/0.4 km

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ No restrictions

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling Pool

Children’s club, Volleyball,

Outdoor pool*, Indoor pool**,

To maintain peace and quiet, no

(31 May-14 Sep), Shop*, Bar*,

Excursions.

Paddling pool*, Restaurant**,

on-site entertainment is organised.

Restaurant*, Take-away*,

Take-away**, Children’s play area,

Children’s play area, Sauna*

Nearby

Tennis**, Table tennis**, TV/Games

Nearby

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Bike hire*,

Grenoble, Bourg d’Oisans,

room, Internet, Wi-Fi: next to

Mont Blanc, Le Grand Bornand,

Internet, Wi-Fi: reception, charge

Château de Vizille, Natural parks,

reception, no charge, Disabled

Thônes, Annecy Lake, Annecy

payable, Disabled facilities,

Chambéry, Lyon, Horse riding,

facilities, Motorhome service point,

Old Town, Château de Menthon

Motorhome service point.

Fishing, Walking trails, Windsurfing,

Night parking with electricity.

St Bernard, Reblochon cheese house, Mer de glace, Golf,

Mountain biking, Hiking.

Bike hire, Hiking, Mountain biking, *Open: 19 Apr-20 Sep

*Open: 01 Jul-31 Aug **Open: 28 May-28 Sep (Restaurant closed Tuesdays in Sep)

Paragliding, Rock climbing, Fishing, Horse riding, Guided walks.

Bookings 01580 214000

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Rhône Valley France

Sites et Paysages la Colombière

Camping Indigo Vallouise

www.alanrogers.com/FR74060

www.alanrogers.com/FR05440

Set against a backdrop of lakes and mountains, Camping la Colombière is a friendly campsite on the edge

This site is situated at the foot of the Ecrins National Park near the pretty village of Vallouise, deep in the

of the small village of Neydens, making it an ideal location for exploring the Alps. This site is animated during

Hautes-Alps. The pitches are level and bordered by two mountain streams, and stretch over 6.5 hectares of

high season and offers a wide range of activities from the children’s club to themed dinner evenings. There

green countryside with magnificent views of the surrounding mountain scenery. Indigo Vallouise is a perfect

are plenty of day trips to be discovered, and the friendly receptionists are happy to help with ideas.

base for active families who enjoy adventure sports, paragliding, rock climbing and outdoor activities.

The essentials

The essentials

FR74060

★★★★

FR05440

156 pitches 117 touring pitches

160 pitches 130 touring pitches

Opens 04 April – 11 November

Opens 27 May – 28 September

Ports Calais 520 miles/836 km Le Havre 451 miles/726 km

Ports Calais 1001 miles/1611 km Caen 938 miles/1509 km

Town Neydens 100 yards/90 m

Town Vallouise 0.3 miles/0.4 km

Beach Excenevex 21.7 miles/35 km (lake)

BBQ Not permitted

BBQ BBQs must be raised off the ground

Special Offers Book 14 nights pay for 11* *04 Apr-01 Jun & 31 Aug-11 Nov

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Indoor pool**, Paddling pool*, Basic shop***, Bar****, Restaurant****, Take-away****, Children’s play area, Jacuzzi**, Table tennis****, Bike hire****, TV room***, Wi-Fi: all pitches, charge payable (available office hours) Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point, Night parking with electricity.

Children’s club, Archery, Aquagym,

Outdoor swimming pool*,

Children’s club**, Sports

Pétanque tournaments, Day trips,

Children’s play area, Shop*,

tournaments**, Cooking

Karaoke, Quizzes, Themed dinner

Bar**, Restaurant/Take-away**,

workshops**, Open air film nights**.

evenings, Dance evenings.

Launderette*, Campers corner,

*Open: 01 Jun-15 Sep **Open: 04 Apr-31 Oct ***Open: 01 Jun-30 Sep ****Open: 04 Apr-11 Nov

Lounge area with board games

Nearby

Nearby

and library, Tennis*, Volleyball*,

Ecrins National Park, Bakery,

Neydens, Geneva, Annecy,

Table tennis*, Pétanque*, Internet.

Walking and cycling trails,

Mont Salève, Mont Blanc, Olympic

White water rafting, Rock climbing,

Museum (Lausanne), Les Gets

Paragliding, Fishing, Supermarket.

(ski resort), Lac d’Annecy, Vineyards, Walking trails, Cycle routes, Châteaux, Fishing (permit required), Roman remains, Spa.

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★★★

*Open: 27 May-28 Sep **Open: 5 Jul-30 Aug


Rhône Valley France

Camping Indigo Lyon

Domaine les Ranchisses

www.alanrogers.com/FR69010

www.alanrogers.com/FR07070

Camping Indigo Lyon is a modern overnight site just off the A6 autoroute and only 8 km from Lyon centre.

Les Ranchisses is surrounded by vineyards set around a farm estate. A small river runs through the site, which

The pitches are separated by numbered plots set amongst lush, shady trees. Those for caravans are mostly

is an ideal place to bathe or go canoeing, and a well equipped spa and wellness centre offers plenty to ensure

on hardstandings on a slope, while those for tents are on a flatter, grassy area. Lyon is a very attractive city,

you feel completely relaxed during your stay. Numerous on-site activities are also available if you feel like being

with a lovely old quarter especially noted for its food, with famous vineyards and châteaux nearby.

energetic. Most of the level pitches are fully serviced with varying amounts of shade.

The essentials

The essentials

FR69010

★★★★

FR07070

★★★★★

228 pitches 174 touring pitches

225 pitches 97 touring pitches

Opens All year

Opens 12 April – 21 September

Ports Calais 462 miles/745 km Le Havre 403 miles/644 km

Ports Calais 586 miles/944 km Caen 500 miles/805 km

Town Lyon 8.5 miles/14 km

Town Largentière 3.2 miles/5.1 km

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Volleyball, Pétanque.

2 Swimming pools*, Paddling

Children’s club**, Canoeing

pool*, Water slides*, Jacuzzi*,

on the lake*, Mini golf*,

Bar**, Restaurant***, Pizzeria***, Children’s play area, Table Tennis**,

Nearby

Shop*, Restaurant*, Takeaway*,

Organised excursions, Organised

TV/Games room, Internet,

Lyon Old Town, La Fourvière,

Wellness centre and spa with

entertainment** Pétanque,

Wi-Fi: bar/café, no charge,

Gallo-Roman theatre, La Sâone,

aromatic baths*, relaxation

Sports ground*, Table tennis*,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

La Rhône, Beaujolais region,

room and beauty treatments,*

Beach volleyball*.

service point

Oingt, Ternand, Charnay, Bagols,

Children’s play area*,

Geneva, River Boat rides, Cycling

Motorhome service point*.

*Open: 01 May-15 Sep **Open: 01 Jan-31 Dec ***Open: 28 Jun-01 Sep

Nearby

and walking trails, Tennis, Golf,

Largentière, Lake Issarlès ,

Horse riding, Shopping centre.

Ruoms, Horse riding, Canyoning, *Open: 12 Apr-21 Sep **Open: 15 Jun-8 Sep

Canoeing, Regional markets.

Bookings 01580 214000

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Midi-Pyrénées France

Camping and Caravanning les Rivages www.alanrogers.com/FR12020 A lush green site set against the verdant hills of the Midi-Pyrénées, Les Rivages is situated just across the river from Millau, close to the limestone Causses and dramatic gorges of the Tarn and Dourbie. The restaurant, bar and take-away all offer delicious cuisine and there is a leisure centre adjoining the site, ideal for sports lovers. Pitches are flat and grassy, with some newer pitches offering more sun.

The essentials FR12020

From the snow capped peaks of the rugged Pyrénées to the rolling fertile plains of Gascony this is a mesmeric

★★★★

314 pitches 270 touring pitches

region. You’re all set for great adventures in the 180 square miles of the Pyrénées National Park and with scores of high altitude lakes and the highest point in the French Pyrénées, you are never far from a breath taking view. Less intrepidly, soak up the atmosphere of the Armagnac’s sunflower B

fields and vineyards, then doze to the distant chiming

A

of ancient bells in sleepy villages linked by D

meandering country lanes.

Opens 15 April – 30 September Ports Calais 578 miles/931 km Bilbao 394 miles/634 km Town Millau 1.2 miles/1.9 km Beach Direct access (river) BBQ No restrictions

C

F

Special Offers E

Book 7 nights pay for 6* *15 Apr-12 Jul & 20 Aug-30 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pools**, Paddling pool**,

Children’s club, Sports tournaments,

Shop***, Bar*, Restaurant*,

Karaoke, Dance evenings.

Take-away*, Children’s play area, • Auch: capital of Gascony with a fine statue of d’Artagnan on its monumental staircase

A Camping and Caravanning

Jacuzzi/Spa*, Tennis*, Table

Nearby

B Les Genets

tennis*, Fishing* (permit required),

Roquefort-sur-Soulzon, Cirque

• Lourdes: a famous pilgrimage site where miracles are said to have been performed

C Sites et Paysages le Moulin

TV room, Wi-Fi: whole site,

de Navacelles, Aven Armand and

D Le Camp de Florence

charge payable or free in bar area,

Dargilan grottos, National Park of

E Huttopia Font Romeu

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

the Grands Causses, Abbaye de

• Pyrénées National Park: stunning natural park with many great walking routes

F Camping Pyrénées Natura

service point, Night parking.

Sylvanès, Canoeing, Paragliding,

• Foie gras: a rich paté made from duck or goose liver, ideal with sweet wine

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les Rivages

Bike hire, Guided walks, Horse *Open: 15 Apr-30 Sep **Open: 01 May-30 Sep ***Open: 15 Jun-08 Sep

riding, Roquefort cheese caves, Markets.


Midi-Pyrénées France

Les Genêts

Sites et Paysages le Moulin

www.alanrogers.com/FR12080

www.alanrogers.com/FR31000

A family-run site situated on the shores of Lac de Pareloup, Les Genêts is both a haven for watersports

Le Moulin is a beautifully landscaped site set in the former grounds of an immense Roman Villa close to the

enthusiasts and a great holiday park for families. The site has direct access to the beach, which slopes gently to

interesting medieval village of Martres-Tolosane. The site has 12 hectares of woods and fields, perfect for dog

the water’s edge, making it safe for children and active campers can windsurf, canoe or fish. A full entertainment

walking, with supersized level and grassy pitches, all with electricity. This is a gorgeous, secluded, family-run

programme is organised during high season and the pitches are grassy and divided by hedges.

site, in an ideal area for families and nature lovers.

The essentials

The essentials

FR12080

★★★★

FR31000

★★★★

163 pitches 100 touring pitches

99 pitches 59 touring pitches

Opens 17 May – 14 September

Opens 31 March – 05 October

Ports Calais 587 miles/944 km Santander 446 miles/717 km

Ports Calais 646 miles/1040 km Santander 298 miles/480 km

Town Pont de Salars 11.5 miles/18 km

Town Martres-Tolosane 1.1 miles/1.7 km

Beach Direct access (lake)

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *17 May-12 Jul & 24 Aug-14 Sep Reduced site cancellation charges all season

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool* (heated), Paddling

Children’s club, Quizzes, Sports

pool* (heated), Shop**, Bar***,

tournaments, Karaoke, Pétanque,

Restaurant***, Take-away***,

Music evenings.

Children’s play area, Table tennis*,

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* Reduced site cancellation charges* *31 Mar-30 Jun & 01 Sep-05 Oct

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool**, Paddling pool**,

Children’s club, Bird watching,

Shop**, Bar**, Restaurant***,

Bouncy castle, Trampoline,

Take-away**, Children’s play area,

Ping-pong tournaments,

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Bike hire*,

Karaoke, Dances.

Mini-golf*, Fishing (permit required),

Nearby

Fishing* (permit required),

Bike hire*, TV/Games room, Wi-Fi:

Gorges du Tarn, Cave of Aven

TV/Games room, Internet,

Nearby

whole site, no charge, Limited

Armand, Caves of Roquefort,

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Martres-Tolosane, Toulouse,

disabled facilities, Night parking.

Millau, Castelnau Peygarols,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Tarbes, Lourdes, Carbonne,

Watersports, Micropolis (insect

service point, Night parking.

Spanish border, Pottery factories, Guided walks, Canoeing, Cycling,

museum), Animal park, Paintball, *Open: 17 May-14 Sep **Open: 01 Jun-14 Sep ***Open: mid Jun-mid Sep

Archery, Local markets, Horse riding, Tennis.

*Open: 31 Mar-05 Oct **Open: 01 Jun-15 Sep ***Open: 04 Jul-23 Aug

Horse riding, Archery.

Bookings 01580 214000

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Midi-Pyrénées France

Le Camp de Florence

Huttopia Font Romeu

www.alanrogers.com/FR32010

www.alanrogers.com/FR66250

A delightful site in the undulating Gers countryside, le Camp de Florence sits on the edge of the historic village

A large, open site on the side of a mountain, Huttopia Font Romeu benefits from the stunning scenery of the

of La Romieu on the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route. Both the Pyrénées and the Atlantic coast are

Pyrénées and is close to the famous Mont Louis. The facilities here are modern including a bar, restaurant and

just two hours’ drive, and there are plenty of attractions close by including the town of Auch. The campsite has

take-away service. It’s a great base for climbing, cycling and hiking in the summer and the terraced pitches are

part terraced pitches arranged around a large field with rural views, giving a feeling of spaciousness.

easily accessible and of varying sizes with trees providing good shade in the warmer months.

The essentials

The essentials

FR32010

★★★★

FR66250

197 pitches 80 touring pitches

179 pitches 125 touring pitches

Opens 01 April – 10 October

Opens 19 June – 14 September

Ports Calais 634 miles/1020 km Bilbao 236 miles/380 km

Ports Calais 719 miles/1157 km Santander 416 miles/670 km

Town La Romieu 0.6 miles/1 km

Town Font-Romeu-Odeillo-Via 2.8 miles/4.4 km

BBQ No restrictions

★★★

BBQ No restrictions

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *01 Apr-30 Jun & 01 Sep-10 Oct

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool**, Paddling pool**,

Children’s club, Pétanque

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Workshops,

Bar**, Restaurant**, Take-away**,

competitions, Themed evenings

Bar**, Restaurant**, Take-away**,

Cinema, Themed dinners,

Children’s play area, Tennis*,

at the restaurant, Dances.

Children’s play area, Table tennis,

Concerts, Shows.

Table tennis*, Bike hire*, TV/Games

Fishing, TV/Games room,

room, Wi-Fi: bar/terrace, charge

Nearby

Wi-Fi: reception, bar and

Nearby

payable, Disabled facilities,

La Romieu, Condom, Toulouse,

restaurant, no charge, Disabled

Font Romeu, Perpignan, Andorra,

Motorhome service point,

Bordeaux, Montauban, Agen,

facilities, Motorhome service point.

The Spanish Border, National Park

Night parking.

Botanical gardens, Theme park,

of the Catalonian Pyrénées,

Horse riding.

Castlenou, Mont-Louis, Hiking, Mountain biking, Canyoning,

*Open: 01 Apr-10 Oct **Open: 01 May-30 Sep

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*Open: 19 Jun-14 Sep **Open: 19 Jun-14 Sep (weekends only in low season)

Paragliding, Rafting, Climbing.


Midi-Pyrénées France

Camping Pyrénées Natura www.alanrogers.com/FR65060 Set in an area of the Pyrénées National Park and at an altitude of 1,000 m, you’ll find spectacular scenery filled with rivers, mountains and a variety of wildlife, making this a perfect site for nature lovers. There is a small open air observatory on-site with binoculars provided from which to observe the wildlife. Mountain walks are organised from the site by the helpful staff, who are happy to share their wealth of knowledge.

You’ll find them here...

The essentials FR65060

Want independent campsite reviews at your fingertips?

★★★★

66 pitches 47 touring pitches Opens 10 April – 15 October Ports Calais 729 miles/1174 km Santander 257 miles/414 km Town Argèles-Gazost 6.9 miles/11.1 km BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Wi-Fi free of charge* *01 Sep-15 Oct Reduced site cancellation charges** **10 Apr-30 Jun & 01 Sep-15 Oct

At a glance

Activities

Bar*, Take-away*, Shop*,

Guided walks, Video evenings

Children’s play area, Spa/Sauna*,

(on the Pyrénées Natural Park),

Table tennis*, Fishing* (permit

Music practice (in the sound-proof

required), TV/Games room,

stereo room).

Internet, Wi-Fi: bar/reception, charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Nearby

Motorhome service point.

Lac d’Estaing, Lourdes, Spanish border, Pau, Zygoland, Grottes de Bétharram, Swimming, Horse riding, Watersports, Cycling.

*Open: 10 Apr-15 Oct

Over 3,000 in-depth campsite reviews at www.alanrogers.com

Bookings 01580 214000

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Mediterranean and Provence France

Camping Ma Prairie www.alanrogers.com/FR66020 This is an attractive, family-owned site, 3 km from the sandy Canet beaches and with easy access to Spain and the Pyrénées. There is an excellent pool complex, and a superb, family-run restaurant. You can also take a tour of the family vineyards with supper organised in high season. The flat grassy pitches are medium sized, with colourful shrubs providing shade. This friendly site has lots of new and updated facilities.

The essentials FR66020

Bathed in sunshine from early spring to late autumn, surrounded by stunning scenery, cosmopolitan towns

★★★★

258 pitches 197 touring pitches

and superb sandy beaches, it’s no wonder that this is one of France’s most sought-after destinations. From the drama of the Pyrenean foothills on the Spanish border to the romance and glamour of the French Riviera via the magical beauty of the Camargue, the Med is hot in every way. With its

J

vast expanses of sandy beaches and long lazy hours I H

of sunshine, this is a paradise for sun worshippers N

and beach enthusiasts. G M

E D C

Ports Calais 741 miles/1192 km Bilbao 465 miles/748 km Town Canet-en-Roussillon 0.8 miles/1.3 km Beach Canet Plage 2.2 miles/3.5 km

F

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

L

B A

Opens 12 April – 20 September

K

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *12 Apr-11 Jul & 30 Aug-20 Sep

• Camargue: wetland and nature reserve with flamingos and white horses

A Camping Ma Prairie B Le Haras C Yelloh! Village le Brasilia

J Castel Camping le Château

de Boisson

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*

Children’s club, Bouncy castle,

Bar*, Restaurant*, Take-away*,

Sports, Day trips and excursions,

Children’s play area, TV/Games

Concerts, Magic shows.

room, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge

K Camping les Pêcheurs

payable, Disabled facilities,

Nearby

Motorhome service point.

Canet, Collioure, Perpignan,

• Marseilles: a bustling port city listed as a major centre of art and history

D Yelloh! Village les Mimosas

L Camping Caravaning Esterel

E Camping la Nautique

M Camping la Vieille Ferme

Narbonne, Vineyards, Beaches,

• Cannes: glamorous tourist destination and host of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival

F Domaine de la Yole

N Sites et Paysages Moulin de Ventre

Local markets, Quad biking, Horse

G Yelloh! Village la Petite Camargue

• Bagna Cauda: raw vegetables in a fondue of hot olive oil, garlic and anchovies

I

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riding, Fishing, Golf.

H Castel Camping Domaine

de Massereau Le Mas de Reilhe

*Open: 15 May-15 Sep


Mediterranean and Provence France

Le Haras

Yelloh! Village le Brasilia

www.alanrogers.com/FR66050

www.alanrogers.com/FR66070

Situated in the mature grounds of an old hunting lodge, just 4 miles from the beaches of Argelès, this beautifully

Situated across the yacht harbour from the upmarket resort of Canet-Plage, and just 9 miles from Perpignan,

maintained site with over 600 plants, flowers and trees, and home to an abundance of wildlife, is something

this impressive, beautifully maintained family site sits directly next to a large sandy beach. It is pretty, neat

rather special. The pitches are in bays of four arranged amidst a colourful variety of shrubs. This is a lovely,

and well kept with an amazingly wide range of facilities, including a fantastic pool complex with waterslides

family-run campsite with an emphasis on peace and relaxation, with occasional activities.

and cascades and plenty of night entertainment – it really is camping at its best!

The essentials

The essentials

FR66050

★★★

FR66070

★★★★★

131 pitches 100 touring pitches

735 pitches 447 touring pitches

Opens 01 April – 30 September

Opens 12 April – 04 October

Ports Calais 721 miles/1160 km Bilbao 414 miles/666 km

Ports Calais 713 miles/1147 km Bilbao 400 miles/643 km

Town Argelès 4.5 miles/7.2 km

Town Perpignan 9 miles/15 km

Beach Argelès 4.5 miles/7.2 km

Beach Direct access

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *01 Apr-31 May & 15 Sep-30 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Bar*, Restaurant*,

Sports games, Archery,

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

Live concerts.

Table tennis**, Wi-Fi: most of site,

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges all season

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool complex*, Paddling

Children’s club, Sports

pool*, Supermarket*, Bar*,

tournaments, Multi-sports area,

Restaurant*, Take-away*, Children’s

Aquagym, Aerobics, Excursions, Disco, Cabaret, Music shows.

no charge, Disabled facilities,

Nearby

play area, Table tennis*, Fitness

Motorhome service point,

Spanish border, Glass blowing

room*, Bike hire*, TV/Games room,

Night parking with electricity.

(Palau), Vineyards, Golf, Aqualand,

Wi-FI: whole site, charge payable

Nearby

Horse riding, Thermal baths,

or free from 09.00, 18.00 in the

Collioure, Port-Vendres, Ceret,

Fishing.

bar, Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Pyrénées, Spanish border, Local

service point, Night parking.

markets, Golf, Fishing, Jet skiing, Scuba diving, Hiking, Boat hire,

*Open: 10 Apr-15 Sep **Open: 01 Apr-30 Sep

Rock climbing. *Open: 12 Apr-04 Oct

Bookings 01580 214000

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Yelloh! Village les Mimosas

Camping la Nautique

www.alanrogers.com/FR11070

www.alanrogers.com/FR11080

Les Mimosas is set in the heart of Narbonne’s regional nature reserve park, surrounded by vineyards and just

This is a spacious, floral site situated close to the Etang de Bages, one of the best windsurfing areas in France,

6 km from the seaside town of Gruissan. There are good sized pitches in a circular layout with some ‘grand

and ideal for active families and energetic teenagers. It is well organised with its own sports club including

confort’ pitches offering shade. This lively site not only has a fantastic pool complex and plenty of activities

supervised tennis, surfing, rafting and canoeing. La Nautique has huge, level pitches, all with 10A electricity

to amuse and entertain the younger generation, it also has lots of facilities for the whole family.

and water and all with individual sanitary units, an unusual but popular feature.

The essentials

The essentials

FR11070

★★★★

FR11080

★★★★

266 pitches 139 touring pitches

390 pitches 260 touring pitches

Opens 12 April – 01 November

Opens 01 March – 31 October

Ports Calais 704 miles/1133 km Bilbao 365 miles/587 km

Ports Calais 669 miles/1076 km Santander 425 miles/683 km

Town Narbonne 4.6 miles/7.4 km

Town Narbonne 3.4 miles/5.5 km

Beach Gruissan 5 miles/8 km

Beach Gruissan Plage 9.3 miles/15 km (sandy)

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

BBQ Only electric BBQs permitted

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Pony club, Dances,

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Walks, Bike tours,

Shop*, Bar***, Restaurant*,

Karaoke, Lottery, Magic shows,

Shop*, Bar, Restaurant*,

Wine tastings, Sports tournaments,

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

Comedy shows.

Take-away**, Children’s play area,

Watersports, Shows, Concerts,

Tennis***, Table tennis***, Mini golf***,

Ghost tours, Themed nights.

Tennis**, Table tennis**, Mini-golf**, Bike hire**, TV/Games room,

Nearby

Bike hire***, TV/Games room,

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Narbonne, Carcassonne,

Wi-Fi: reception and pool, charge

Nearby

Disabled facilities, Night parking.

Peyrepertuse, African Safari

payable, Disabled facilities,

Lake ‘Etang de Bages’, Narbonne,

(Sigean), Gruissan, Abbaye de

Motorhome service point.

Gruissan, Saint Pierre-la-Mer, National park of the Narbonnaisse

Fontfroide, Béziers, Perpignan, *Open: 12 Apr-15 Oct **Open: 12 Apr-01 Nov ***Open: Every day in Jul & Aug, and weekends only in Apr, May, Jun & Sep

en Mediterrannée, Carcassonne,

Montpellier, Spanish border, Bowling, Local markets, Fishing, Boat rides, Watersports.

*Open: 01 May-30 Sep **Open: 01 Jul-31 Aug ***Open: 01 Mar-31 Oct

Sigean African Nature Reserve, Horse riding, Spa and fitness centre, Watersports, Sandy beaches.

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Mediterranean and Provence France

Domaine de la Yole

Yelloh! Village la Petite Camargue

www.alanrogers.com/FR34090

www.alanrogers.com/FR33020

This large attractive site set amongst lush green trees and 800 m from a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, is

This site sets a very high standard and is well organised with much to offer. Set in one of the largest protected

located just outside the village of Valras Plage and half an hour from the stunning town of Béziers. With a superb

nature reserves in France, with the fascinating Camargue on its doorstep and the Mediterranean beaches close

swimming complex, impressive entertainment program, forest adventure park and impressive range of quality

by, it makes an ideal holiday centre. There is an extensive programme of activities organised for the whole family

facilities, this is a popular choice for a family holiday in an excellent location.

in the high season, and the good sized pitches are laid out in shady avenues of colourful, flowering shrubs.

The essentials

The essentials

FR34090

★★★★★

FR33020

★★★★★

1294 pitches 577 touring pitches

553 pitches 128 touring pitches

Opens 19 April – 20 September

Opens 26 April – 15 September

Ports Calais 664 miles/1069 km Santander 445 miles/716 km

Ports Calais 652 miles/1049 km Bilbao 493 miles/706 km

Town Valras-Plage 2 miles/3.2 km

Town Aigues-Mortes 2.25 miles/3.6 km

Beach Vendres Plage 0.3 miles/0.5 km

Beach Boucanet 2.25 miles/3.6 km

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Sports

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Exercise classes,

Shops*, Bar*, Restaurants*,

competitions, Human catapult,

Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*,

Sports tournaments, Live music,

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

Dance classes, Shows, Tribute

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

Karaoke, Disco, Nightclub,

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*,

bands, Karaoke, Discos.

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Bike hire*,

Cabaret.

Bike hire*, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Horseriding*, Games room,

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Nearby

Wi-Fi: in reception/bar, no charge,

Nearby

Motorhome service point,

Béziers, Vendres, Sérignan,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Canal du Midi, Carcassone,

Night parking with electricity.

Roquebrun, Narbonne,

service point, Night parking.

Narbonne, Montpellier, Nîmes,

Carcassonne, Montpellier,

Pont du Gard.

Forest adventure park. *Open: 19 Apr-20 Sep

*Open: 26 Apr-15 Sep

Bookings 01580 214000

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Mediterranean and Provence France

Castel Camping Domaine de Massereau

Le Mas de Reilhe

www.alanrogers.com/FR30290

www.alanrogers.com/FR30080

Set in the grounds of the Massereau Estate and surrounded by vineyards, this beautifully maintained site

Le Mas de Reilhe is a pleasant site surrounded by countryside and pine forests in a peaceful location in the

is just 1.5 miles from the medieval town of Sommières. The large, grassy pitches vary in size and are located in

heart of the Gard region. This small family-run site has some flat, grassed terraced pitches, some scattered

a lightly wooded area separated by flowering shrubs. There are some excellent facilities on offer here, including

under mature pine trees with good views and their own modern sanitary facilities. The attractive bar/restaurant

their very own vineyard and regular excursions to local places of interest, organised by the friendly reception staff.

overlooks the heated swimming pool. A perfect site for a calm break in the south of France.

The essentials

The essentials

FR30290

★★★★★

FR30080

★★★★

120 pitches 60 touring pitches

92 pitches 41 touring pitches

Opens 12 April – 30 October

Opens 26 April – 14 September

Ports Calais 644 miles/1036 km Bilbao 421 miles/677 km

Ports Calais 664 miles/1036 km Bilbao 448 miles/721 km

Town Sommières 1.5 miles/2.4 km

Town Sommières 6.25 miles/10 km

Beach La Grande Motte 19 miles/30 km

Beach La Grande Motte 25 miles/40 km

BBQ Only gas BBQs permitted

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *12 Apr-01 Jul & 01 Sep-18 Oct

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pools*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Excursions.

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges all season

Shop/Bar**, Restaurant**,

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Sports

Small shop**, Bar**, Pizzeria**,

tournaments, Musical evenings, Themed evenings.

Take-away**, Children’s play area,

Nearby

Take-away**, Children’s play area,

Tennis***, Table tennis***,

Sommières, Vineyards,

Table tennis*, Bike hire*, TV/Games

Mini-golf***, Bike hire**,

Canoeing, Horse riding, Fishing

room, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge

Nearby

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

(permit required), Climbing

payable, Disabled facilities,

Nîmes, Cévennes National

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

(via Ferrata du Vidourle),

Motorhome service point,

Park, Pont du Gard, Hiking, Biking,

service point, Night parking.

4x4 safari trips.

Night Parking.

Horse riding, Canoeing, Fishing (permit required), Go-karts, Tennis.

*Open: 12 Apr-04 Oct **Open: 12 Apr-27 Sep ***Open: 12 Apr-18 Oct

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*Open: 26 Apr-14 Sep **Open: 01 May-14 Sep


Mediterranean and Provence France

Castel Camping le Château de Boisson

Camping les Pêcheurs

www.alanrogers.com/FR30070

www.alanrogers.com/FR83200

This quiet family site is situated within easy reach of the Cévennes, Ardèche and Provence. The site is set around

This peaceful, well shaded site is within walking distance of the medieval village of Roquebrune. It will appeal

a beautiful 17th century château, on the slope of a hill, surrounded by trees and farmland. The grassy pitches are

to families who enjoy natural surroundings combined with plenty of activities and lots of places to visit along

set on two levels and separated by a variety of trees providing some shade. The large attractive swimming pools

the Côte d’Azur. Adjacent to the site is a lake used for waterskiing, and there is also a sandy beach. There are

and toboggan are near the château in a sunny location at the top of the site.

level, good sized pitches mostly shaded by colourful oleanders, cherry trees and shrubs.

The essentials

The essentials

FR30070

★★★★★

FR83200

★★★★

178 pitches 88 touring pitches

190 pitches 118 touring pitches

Opens 12 April – 27 September

Opens 05 April – 30 September

Ports Calais 623 miles/996 km Bilbao 488 miles/781 km

Ports Calais 722 miles/1162 km Santander 639 miles/1028 km

Town Saint Ambroix 6.8 miles/11 km

Town Roquebrune-sur-Argens 0.7 miles/1.1 km

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

Beach Saint-Aygulf 7.3 miles/11.8 km (sandy) BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* Reduced site cancellation charges* *12 Apr-01 Jul & 01 Sep-27 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Archery, Walks,

Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*,

Exercise classes, Canoeing,

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

Excursions, Live music,

Spa*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*,

Themed evenings.

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool**, Indoor pool*,

Children’s club, Karaoke, Discos,

Paddling pool**, Shop*, Bar*,

Evening swimming, Magic Shows.

Book 7 nights, pay for 6* *05 Apr-05 Jul & 25 Aug-30 Sep

play area, Tennis*, Table tennis*,

Nearby

Reduced site cancellation charges** **05 Apr-05 Jul & 01 Sep-30 Sep

Bike hire (15 Jun-15 Sep),

Nîmes, Avignon, Uzès, Pont du

Bike hire*, Fishing*, TV/Games

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Gard, Horse riding, Canoeing,

room, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge

Nearby

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Mountain biking, Climbing,

payable, Disabled facilities,

Roquebrune-sur-Argens, Fréjus,

service point.

Walking, Caves.

Motorhome service point.

Agay, Cannes, Nice, Saint Tropez,

Restaurant*, Take-away*, Children’s

Special Offers

Toulon, Grasse, Monaco, Water parks, Vineyards, Diving, Horse *Open: 12 Apr-27 Sep **Open: 01 May-27 Sep

riding, Golf, Cycle routes. *Open: 05 Apr-30 Sep

Bookings 01580 214000

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Mediterranean and Provence France

Camping Caravaning Esterel

Camping la Vieille Ferme

www.alanrogers.com/FR83020

www.alanrogers.com/FR06050

This quality site is surrounded by pine forests with fabulous views of the Massif d’Esterel mountains, just

Open all year round, this small family-owned site is in a popular resort, surrounded by a 100 hectare natural

2 miles from the seaside resort of Agay and very handy for the Riviera. It is an attractive site with well

park, only 3 miles from Antibes and 10 miles from Nice. The mostly well spaced pitches vary in size with some

landscaped, terraced pitches with shade. The site has a fantastic pool complex, including five outdoor pools

smaller, simple pitches for tents. The entrance to the site is very colourful with well tended flower beds and

which are overlooked by the terrace. This is a well run, well organised site perfect for energetic family holidays.

English is spoken in reception. This family friendly site is in a perfect location for exploring the Cote d’Azur.

The essentials

The essentials

FR83020

★★★★★

FR06050

★★★★

495 pitches 164 touring pitches

151 pitches 89 touring pitches

Opens 05 April – 27 September

Opens All year

Ports Calais 737 miles/1186 km Bilbao 592 miles/953 km

Ports Calais 756 miles/1216 km Bilbao 611 miles/983 km

Town Saint-Raphaël 5 miles/8 km

Town Antibes 3 miles/5 km

Beach Agay 2 miles/3.2 km

Beach Plage de la Siesta 0.6 miles/1 km

BBQ BBQs not permitted

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pools*, Paddling pool*, Mini-supermarket*, Bar*, Restaurant*, Take-away*, Children’s play area, Spa**, Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*, Bike hire*, Horse riding*, Skateboard park, TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site, no charge, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point, Night parking with electricity.

Children’s club, Sports

Covered pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Sports

tournaments, Pool games,

Small kiosk**, Take-away***,

competitions, Pool games,

Excursions, Themed evenings,

Children’s play area, Table tennis**,

Cycle routes, Walking routes,

Dances, Casino nights,

TV room, Wi-Fi: TV room, charge

Dance evenings.

Quizzes, Cabaret, Magic shows,

payable, Disabled facilities,

Mini disco.

Motorhome service point.

*Open: 05 Apr-27 Sep **Open: Every day 01 Jul-31 Aug. Two days a week in low season.

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Nearby Antibes, Juan les Pins, Nice,

Nearby

Cannes, Grasse, St Paul de Vence,

Perfume town of Grasse,

Monaco, Watersports, Markets,

Fréjus, Nice, Agay, Cannes, Golf, Watersports, Markets.

Marineland, Mini-golf. *Open: 15 Feb-01 Nov **Open: All year ***Open: 01 May-30 Sep


Mediterranean and Provence France

Sites et Paysages Moulin de Ventre www.alanrogers.com/FR04030 This family-run site is set in the heart of Haute-Provence, near the bustling, small, French market town of Forcalquier. Located beside a small lake and 28 hectares of woodland, it is a nature lovers’ delight with Provençal herbs growing wild amongst the flowers and butterflies and birds abound. The grassy pitches are separated by trees and small shrubs with some bordering the river that runs through the site.

Celebrating Europe’s best campsites...

The essentials FR04030

★★★★

120 pitches 104 touring pitches Opens 12 April – 30 September Ports Calais 654 miles/1051 km Bilbao 554 miles/892 km Town Forcalquier 5.3 miles/8.5 km BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *12 Apr-28 Jun & 26 Aug-30 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Excursions,

Bar**, Restaurant***, Take-away**,

Evening swimming, Theme

Children’s play area, Table tennis**,

dinner evening.

Fishing** (permit required), Internet, Wi-Fi: terrace, no charge, Disabled

Nearby

facilities, Motorhome service point,

Gorge du Verdon, Butterfly

Night parking with electricity.

museum (Digne-les-Bains),

Each year the Alan Rogers Campsite Awards reflect the

Sisteron citadelle, Aix-en-Provence,

variety and the values which are conveyed in our guides.

Marseille, Lubéron national park,

25 superb campsites in 10 different countries.

Tennis, Horse riding, Mountain *Open: 01 May-30 Sep **Open: 12 Apr-30 Sep ***Open: 15 May-15 Sep

biking, Walking trails, Vineyards, Lavender fields, Hill-top villages.

FREE downloadable digi-guide alanrogers.com/awards

Bookings 01580 214000

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Italy

Camping Fontanelle www.alanrogers.com/IT62770 Camping Fontanelle is set amongst olive trees near the historic village of Moniga and enjoys excellent views across Lake Garda. The site sits on the southwest slopes and has grassy, numbered pitches, some on slightly sloping and terraced ground. There are plenty of activities to choose from on this peaceful and friendly site; swim or sail on the lake-side or take in the lake view while relaxing in the site’s excellent restaurant.

The essentials IT62770

Italy, once the centre of the Roman Empire, wasn’t unified until 1861 and thus retains its

★★★★

226 pitches 166 touring pitches

strong regional customs, dishes and dialects. From Venice to the Amalfi coast, there is a wealth of literature, art and architecture to be found, each with its own appeal that will draw you to this

AB Milan

D

C

diverse and ancient land.

Turin Genoa

E Bologna Florence

F

Naples Salerno

Ports Calais 779 miles/1246 km Town Desenzano del Garda 5 miles/8 km Beach Direct access (lake)

Pescara ROME

Sassari

Opens 18 April – 27 September

Bari

BBQ Only Charcoal BBQs permitted

Cagliari Palermo

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Aquagym,

Shop**, Bar**, Restaurant**,

Live music.

Take-away**, Children’s play area, • Rome: founded in 753 BC and once a major world power. Don’t miss the Colosseum or a trip to the Vatican • Florence: an important centre of Renaissance art and architecture, where Michelangelo studied

A Camping Fontanelle B Camping Fornella C Camping Capalonga D Camping Ca’ Savio E Camping Città di Bologna

Tennis**, Table tennis**, TV/Games

Nearby

room, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge

Towns and villages of Lake

payable, Disabled facilities,

Garda, Verona, Brescia, Bergamo,

Motorhome service point.

Milan, Parco Regionale Dell’alto Garda, Golf, Horse riding,

F Camping Roma Flash

Watersports, Spa, Cycle routes,

• Amalfi Coast: a popular tourist destination dotted with pretty towns and striking scenery • Veal Milanese: veal chops coated in breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese

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Walking trails, Roman ruins. *Open: mid May-mid Sep **Open: 18 Apr-27 Sep


Italy

Camping Fornella

Camping Capalonga

www.alanrogers.com/ IT62750

www.alanrogers.com/IT60100

Fornella Camping is one of the few campsites on Lake Garda surrounded by farmed olive trees with a mountain

Capalonga is a natural harbour lying at the edge of a pine forest between the sea and a lagoon, north east of

backdrop and wonderful views over the lake, and only 2 km from San Felice del Benaco. There is a superb

Venice. The site is pleasantly laid out with varying sizes of shady pitches, with the roomy size of the campsite

lagoon pool complex, along with a traditional pool supplemented by a pleasant bar, and a restaurant with

allowing for pockets of peace as well as lively entertainment areas. The lagoon swimming pool is excellent,

terrace overlooking the lakeside. This is an attractive, family-run site in a beautiful part of northern Italy.

or for those who prefer the sea there is direct access to a private, shallow and sandy Blue Flag beach.

The essentials

The essentials

IT62750

★★★★

IT60100

★★★★

454 pitches 265 touring pitches

1295 pitches 517 touring pitches

Opens 01 May – 21 September

Opens 24 April – 22 September

Ports Calais 714 miles/1150 km Zeebrugge 696 miles/1121 km

Ports Calais 930 miles/1496 km Hook of Holland 852 miles/1371 km

Town Salò 6.25 miles/10 km

Town Bibione 4.7 miles/7.6 km

Beach Direct access (lake)

Beach Direct access (sandy)

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Special rate for over 60s* *01 May-12 Jul & 16 Aug-21 Sep

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool**, Paddling pool**,

Children’s club, Aquagym,

Outdoor pools* (closed Mondays),

Children’s club, Archery, Canoeing,

Mini supermarket*, Bar*,

Boat trips, Live music evenings.

Paddling pool * (closed Mondays),

Boat hire, Tennis, Football,

Shop*, Bars*, Restaurants*,

Aerobics, Dance evenings, Discos, Evening shows.

Restaurant*, Pizzeria*, Children’s play area, Tennis*, Table tennis*,

Nearby

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

Bike hire*, TV/Games room,

San Felice del Benaco, Isola del

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Fishing*,

Wi-Fi: on most of site, charge

Garda, Salò, Riva, Towns and

Games room, Wi-Fi: most of site,

Nearby

payable, Disabled facilities,

villages of Lake Garda, Parco

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Bibione, Venice, Lignano Zoo,

Motorhome service point,

Regionale Dell’alto Garda,

Motorhome service point.

Lignano Sabbiadoro, Udine,

Night parking.

Watersports, Spas, Cycling.

Slovenian border, Water park, Golf, Watersports, Walking trails.

*Open: 01 May-21 Sep **Open: 15 May-13 Sep

*Open: 24 Apr-22 Sep

Bookings 01580 214000

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Italy

Camping Ca’ Savio

Camping Città di Bologna

www.alanrogers.com/IT60440

www.alanrogers.com/IT66020

Ca’ Savio is a very large, family-owned campsite set in a pleasant wooded area with direct access to a beautiful

This spacious, green and natural site is filled with beautiful bushes and lush trees near to the ancient and

Blue Flag, wide, sandy beach. The site is perfectly located near the village of Treporti and is just a short boat

vibrant city of Bologna. The pitches are numbered and well marked out by trees giving plenty of shade and

ride away from the spectacular city of Venice. This is a busy and bustling site with plenty of multilingual activity

there’s a fantastic on-site restaurant serving traditional Bolognese dishes, which is definitely worth trying.

programmes for both adults and children to keep even the most active families entertained.

You will find this a lovely site, ideal for a city break or for exploring the local countryside and landscape.

The essentials

The essentials

IT60440

★★★

IT66020

★★★

1500 pitches 700 touring pitches

120 pitches 120 touring pitches

Opens 26 April – 27 September

Opens 26 January – 20 December

Ports Calais 831 miles/1337 km Zeebrugge 813 miles/1308 km

Ports Calais 773 miles/1244 km Zeebrugge 755 miles/1214 km

Town Treporti 0.9 miles/1.4 km

Town Bologna 3.3 miles/5.3 km

Beach Direct access

BBQ Only gas BBQs permitted

BBQ BBQs not permitted

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges all season

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool complex*, Paddling

Children’s club, Beach volleyball,

pool*, Shop**, Bar**, Restaurant**,

Yoga, Aquagym, Day trips and

Take-away**, Children’s play area,

excursions, Discos, Live music,

Table tennis*, Mini-golf*, Bike hire*,

Talent shows, Magic shows.

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 5 all season Reduced site cancellation charges all season

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Basic shop**,

To maintain peace and quiet no

Snack bar**, Restaurant**,

on-site entertainment is organised.

Pizzeria**, Take-away**, Children’s play area, Fitness centre**, TV

Nearby

room, Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Bologna, Modena, Ferrara,

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Nearby

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Parma, Carpi, Reggio Emilia,

Motorhome service point,

Venice, Laguna Veneta, Lagoon

Motorhome service point,

Parco Delta del Po, Cycle routes,

Night parking with electricity.

Islands, Treporti, Lio Piccolo,

Night parking.

Walking trails, Parks and gardens,

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Le Mesole, Treviso, Padua,

Spas, Restaurants.

Slovenian border, The Dolomites, *Open: 15 May-15 Sep **Open: 26 Apil-27 Sep

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Cycle routes, Horse riding, Golf, Aquarium, Theme parks.

*Open: 01 Jun-15 Sep **Open: 26 Jan-20 Dec


Italy

Camping Roma Flash www.alanrogers.com/IT68120 This excellent site is in a superb location with magnificent views over Lake Bracciano, and close to the romantic

Benefits all the way

city of Rome. The pitches are flat and mostly shaded by tall trees with a well sized pool set in an attractive wooded area. The lake’s sandy beach has striking views over the shoreland, studded with pretty villages and small towns waiting to be explored.

The essentials IT68120

★★★

277 pitches 200 touring pitches Opens 01 April – 30 September Ports Calais 986 miles/1587 km Le Havre 987 miles/1589 km Town Bracciano 3.5 miles/5.6 km Beach Direct access (lake) BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *01 Apr-07 Jul & 18 Aug-30 Sep Reduced site cancellation charges all season

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Shop**, Bar**,

Children’s club, Day trips and

Restaurant**, Take-away**,

excursions.

Children’s play area, Tennis***, Table tennis***, Bike hire***,

Nearby

Fishing***, TV/Games room,

The small towns of Lake Bracciano,

Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Rome, Botanical Gardens of

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

S. Liberato, Civitavecchia, Farnese

Motorhome service point, Night

Palace of Caprarola, Boat trips,

parking with electricity.

Golf, Mini-golf, Horse riding, Cycle routes, Walking trails, Watersports.

*Open: 01 Jun-31 Aug **Open: 20 Apr-20 Sep ***Open: 01 Apr-30 Sep

Register today and start saving Find out more www.alanrogers.com/travelcard

Bookings 01580 214000

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Netherlands

Koningshof www.alanrogers.com/NL5630 This peaceful and friendly site has a very natural setting and is located 26 km from Rotterdam. Koningshof has good facilities with swimming pools, including a children’s play pool with water streams, locks and imaginative play equipment which contribute to making this an ideal site for family holidays. There is a sandy beach nearby and many more places of interest worth a day trip.

The essentials NL5630

The flat, fertile landscapes of the Netherlands, with their network of canals and rivers, are a

★★★★

325 pitches 200 touring pitches

result of the country’s vast areas of reclaimed land. Famous for its windmills and its artists, it also boasts some of the most impressive coastal dunes in Europe and the fields and gardens of South Holland are a haven for nature lovers. Leeuwarden Zwolle AMSTERDAM

B

Ports Calais 219 miles/352 km Rotterdam 45.8 miles/37.7 km Town Leiden 3.2 miles/5 km Beach Katwijk/Noordwijk 4.3 miles/7 km

A C

The Hague

Opens 15 March – 15 November

BBQ No restrictions

Rotterdam Nijmegen Breda

Maastricht

• The Hague: a laid-back and relaxing city with excellent museums • Hoge Veluwe National Park: a popular natural setting with good cycle routes and an abundance of wildlife • Amsterdam: canal-based capital of the Netherlands, location of Anne Frank’s house • Bitterballen: deep fried snacks containing chopped beef, beef broth, herbs and spices

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A Koningshof B Delftse Hout C Duinrell

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool***, Covered pool*,

Children’s club, Sports, Aquagym,

Paddling pool*, Shop**, Bar**,

Crafts, Day trips and excursions,

Restaurant****, Take-away**,

Quizzes, Bingo.

Children’s play area, Tennis*, Table tennis*, Bike hire*, Fishing*,

Nearby

TV/Games room, Internet, Wi-Fi:

Den Haag, Amsterdam,

whole site, no charge, Disabled

Rotterdam, Sea Life Scheveningen,

facilities, Motorhome service point.

Museums, Bowling, Mini-golf, Bulb fields, Markets, Extensive

*Open: 15 Mar-15 Nov **Open: 05 Apr-01 Nov ***Open: 18 Apr-01 Sep ****Open: 18 Apr-15 Sep

network of cycle tracks, Watersports, Flower festivals.


Netherlands

Delftse Hout

Duinrell

www.alanrogers.com/NL5600

www.alanrogers.com/NL5620

This spacious and natural site is close to a large lake, popular with watersports enthusiasts, and is on the edge

This is a large site adjoining an amusement park and fantastic indoor water complex close to the attractive

of the lovely town of Delft, with its canals and stately homes. The modern buildings near the entrance house the

village of Wassenaar. The ‘Tiki’ tropical pool complex has many attractions, which include slides ranging from

site amenities, and there is a good sized first floor restaurant with an outdoor terrace overlooking the swimming

‘moderate’ to ‘terrifying’, whirlpools, saunas and many other features. The surroundings are lovely as it is

pool, pitches and beautifully landscaped site.

set in a nature reserve with interesting buildings and a pretty stream.

The essentials

The essentials

NL5600

★★★★

NL5620

★★★★

200 pitches 160 touring pitches

970 pitches 750 touring pitches

Opens 28 March – 02 November

Opens 05 April – 26 October

Ports Calais 203 miles/326 km Rotterdam 28.4 miles/45.6 km

Ports Calais 213 miles/341 km Rotterdam 39.6 miles/63.7 km

Town Delft 1.25 miles/2 km

Town Leiden 7.5 miles/12 km

Beach Scheveningen 10 miles/16 km

Beach Wassenaar 1.9 miles/3 km

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Book 14 nights pay for 10* *11 Jul-24 Aug

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool***, Paddling pool***,

Children’s club, Sports tournaments,

Outdoor pool (hot weather only),

Amusement Park (no charge),

Shop (01 Apr-01 Nov), Bar**,

City walks, Cycle tours, Bingo,

Covered pool*, Paddling pool*,

Tiki pool, waterslides and pools

Restaurant**, Take-away**,

Family shows.

Supermarket*/Shops*, Bar*,

(charge payable), Children’s club,

Restaurants*, Take-aways*,

Bingo, Karaoke, Mini disco.

Children’s play area, Table tennis*, Bike hire**, Fishing** (permit

Nearby

Children’s play area, Tennis*,

required), TV/Games room, Wi-Fi:

Delft, Amsterdam, Rotterdam,

Table tennis*, Mini-golf*, Bike hire*,

Nearby

whole site, no charge, Disabled

The Hague, Scheveningen

TV/Games room, Internet,

Deflt, Leiden, The Hague,

facilities, Motorhome service point.

beach, Golf, Watersports,

Wi-Fi: SP pitches, charge payable,

Museums, Bulb fields, Horse riding,

Madurodam miniature city,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Fishing (permit required), Golf.

Royal Delftware factory.

service point, Night parking.

*Open: 28 Mar-01 Nov **Open: 01 Apr-01 Oct ***Open: 01 May-15 Sep

*Open: 05 Apr-26 Oct

Bookings 01580 214000

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Luxembourg

Camping Birkelt www.alanrogers.com/LU7610 This is a pleasant family site in a wooded hilltop location with beautiful views across the undulating countryside, near the old market town of Larochette. There is a mix of flat and slightly sloping grassy pitches with a fair amount of shade, separated by hedges and trees. The great all weather swimming pool complex is very popular and plenty of children’s entertainment is organised during the high season.

The essentials LU7610

Once a country of great military significance, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is now a popular

★★★★★

426 pitches 258 touring pitches

destination for walkers and wine lovers. Enjoy the dramatic vistas of the spectacular Ardennes region in the north, explore the fortified Luxembourg City in the south or indulge in a wine tour through the Moselle Valley in the east.

Opens 15 March – 02 November Ports Calais 270 miles/432 km Zeebrugge 218 miles/349 km Town Larochette 1 mile/1.6 km

Wiltz Ettelbruck A LUXEMBOURG CITY

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges all season

• Our Nature Park: beautiful natural park with two adventure parks for active visitors • Moselle: hilly wine region popular with watersports enthusiasts • Luxembourg City: cosmopolitan capital with numerous historic attractions and excellent restaurants • Quetschentaart: an open fruit tart with damsons

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A Camping Birkelt

Book 7 nights pay for 6* *15 Mar-05 Jul & 23 Aug-02 Nov

At a glance

Activities

Covered pool*, Paddling pool**, Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*, Take-away*, Children’s play area, Tennis*, Table tennis*, Skateboard park, Sauna, Games room, Sports field, Mini-golf*, Horse riding* (experienced riders only), Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site, no charge, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point, Night parking with electricity.

Children’s club, Shows, Bingo,

*Open: 15 Mar-02 Nov **Open: 01 May-01 Sep (weather dependent)

Discos, Bonfires, Talent shows, Live music. Nearby Luxembourg, the Moselle Valley, Larochette, Vianden, Golf, Fishing (permit required), Balloon flights, Bike hire, Hiking, Canoeing.


Belgium

Klein Strand www.alanrogers.com/BE0555 This family friendly site is located on the outskirts of Jabbeke, with Bruges just a short drive away. The large grassy pitches are separated by well trimmed hedges all with electricity, water and drainage. The amenities and large man-made swimming lake, with beach, slide and inflatables are located across a small road with more leisure facilities and spacious snack bar in the site’s centre.

The essentials BE0555

Belgium’s location between France, Luxembourg, Germany and the Netherlands

★★★★

738 pitches 118 touring pitches

has made it a multi-faceted, multi-lingual country. From the forests of the Ardennes to the historic cities of Bruges and Brussels, its diverse traditions and festivals have charmed tourists for centuries, as has the delicious chocolate for which it is famous. Bruges

A

Ports Zeebrugge 14.8 miles/23.8 km Dunkirk 37.8 miles/60.8 km Town Bruges 7.7 miles/12.4 km

Antwerpen

Beach Direct access (lake)

Gent

Kortrijk

BRUSSEL Mons

• Bruges: canal-based historic city and UNESCO World Heritage site • Ypres: poignant site of conflict in World War I featuring the Menin Gate Memorial and extensive war graves • Ghent: a vibrant city best explored by bicycle – the town centre is closed to cars • Waffles: eat as a street snack or with ice cream as a tasty dessert

Opens All year

Liège

A Klein Strand

BBQ No restrictions

At a glance

Activities

Swimming lake***, Paddling pool***,

Children’s club, Boating, Water

Shop**, Bar*, Restaurants*,

skiing, Fishing, Pétanque, Music

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

shows, Bingo, Concerts.

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Bike hire*, Fishing* (permit required),

Nearby

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Bruges, Ghent, Brussels,

no charge, Disabled facilities,

Antwerp, WW1 battle fields,

Motorhome service point,

Walking trails, Cycle routes,

Night parking.

Chocolate museums, Hot air balloon rides, Boat rides.

*Open: All year **Open: 01 Jun-01 Sep ***Open: Weather dependent

Bookings 01580 214000

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Switzerland

Camping Lazy Rancho 4 www.alanrogers.com/CH9430 This immaculate site is in a stunning setting with spectacular views of the dramatic mountains of Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau. The site is neat and orderly with the pitches on well tended grass and all with electricity hook up. Situated in a wide valley just 1 km. from Lake Thun and 1.5 km from Interlaken, this site is perfect for nature lovers and families looking for an active holiday.

The essentials CH9430

A land of snowy peaks, precipitous valleys, waterfalls and glaciers, Switzerland has captured

★★★★

150 pitches 90 touring pitches

the imagination of tourists for centuries. Bordered by France, Austria, Germany and Italy, the country has picked up cultural influences from its neighbours, lending it a diversity that is reflected in its range of traditions. Perhaps its most iconic feature is the Matterhorn, the most photographed

Basel

mountain in the world.

ZURICH

D Berne Lausanne

Lucerne Chur

A B

C Verbier

Opens Open 18 April – 17 October Ports Calais 565 miles/904 km Le Havre 523 miles/837 km Town Unterseen 0.8 miles/1.2 km BBQ No restrictions

Lugano

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *18 Apr-30 Jun & 26 Aug-17 Oct

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool** (free standing),

To maintain peace and quiet no

Shop*, Children’s play area,

on-site entertainment is organised.

Jacuzzi***/Sauna***, Table tennis*, • Zermatt: mountain town and ski resort affording excellent views of the Matterhorn • Lausanne: set on the shores of Lake Geneva and site of some impressive religious architecture • Rhine Falls: Europe’s largest waterfall, located near the medieval castle of Schloss Laufen • Fondue: chunks of bread or potato dipped in melted cheeses

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A Camping Lazy Rancho 4 B Camping Jungfraublick C Camping Gemmi D Camping Solothurn

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: recreation

Nearby

room, no charge, Disabled

Lake Thun, Jungfrau railway,

facilities, Motorhome service point.

Eiger mountains, The Niederhorn, The Stockhorn, Boating, Golf, Horse riding, Lake tours, Hiking, Paragliding, Cycling.

*Open: 18 Apr-17 Oct **Open: 05 Jun-05 Aug ***Open: Weather dependent


Switzerland

Camping Jungfraublick

Camping Gemmi

www.alanrogers.com/CH9440

www.alanrogers.com/CH9730

Jungfraublick is a delightful, medium sized site in the village of Matten, with splendid views up the

Gemmi is a delightful, small, friendly site surrounded by majestic mountains in the German speaking part of the

Lauterbrunnen valley to the Jungfrau mountain. The pitches all have electricity and are on level, well cut

Valais region. All pitches have electricity and are on grass amidst a variety of trees, some of which offer shade.

grass in an open area adorned by a number of fruit trees. This is a lovely site in a much visited part of

The site is more suitable for the mature camper and enjoys some of the best climatic conditions in Switzerland,

Switzerland that caters for both a relaxing break or for active holidays.

with less rainfall and more sunshine than most of the country.

The essentials

The essentials

CH9440

★★★★

CH9730

★★★★

115 pitches 90 touring pitches

67 pitches 60 touring pitches

Opens 01 May – 20 September

Opens 12 April – 12 October

Ports Calais 565 miles/904 km Le Havre 523 miles/837 km

Ports Calais 557 miles/891 km Le Havre 528 miles/845 km

Town Interlaken 1.3 miles/2 km

Town Sierre 7.5 miles/12 km

BBQ BBQs must be a minimum 2 feet above the ground

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *01 May-01 Jul & 26 Aug-20 Sep

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Children’s play

To maintain peace and quiet no

Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*,

To maintain peace and quiet,

area, Table tennis**, TV/Games

on-site entertainment is organised.

Take-away*, Children’s play

the only entertainment organised

area, Table tennis*, Bike hire**,

on-site is a fortnightly group dinner.

room, Internet, Wi-Fi: reception, no charge, Disabled facilities,

Nearby

TV room, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge

Motorhome service point,

Interlaken, Lake Thun, Lake Brienz,

payable, Motorhome service point.

Night parking with electricity.

Berne, Lucerne, Supermarket,

Leuk, Susten, Illgraben,

Shops, Restaurant, Bar (200 m),

Gorwetschgrat, Swimming pool,

Paragliding, Canyoning, Rafting,

Golf, Mini-golf, Tennis, Fishing

Horse riding, Golf, Tennis, Mini-golf,

(permit required), Horse riding,

Bike hire, Walks, Hiking.

Walking tracks.

*Open: 20 Jun-25 Aug (weather dependent) **Open: 01 May-20 Sep

Nearby

*Open: 12 Apr-12 Oct **Open: 30 Jun-30 Sep

Bookings 01580 214000

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Switzerland

Camping Solothurn www.alanrogers.com/CH9010 This pleasant and friendly site has views of the river and surrounding farmland and is located between the banks of the River Aare and at the base of the Weissenstein mountains, close to the large town of Solothurn. It is well laid out and cared for and can be enjoyed as a base for local touring or a restful stop en route. A small marina adjoins the site and leads directly to the river.

The essentials CH9010

★★★★

170 pitches 120 touring pitches Opens 28 February – 30 November Ports Calais 470 miles/756 km Amsterdam 516 miles/830 km

Travel with peace of mind

Town Solothurn 1.3 miles/2 km BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *28 Feb-4 Jul & 17 Aug-30 Nov

Looking for competitively priced insurance for your camping or caravanning holiday? At a glance

Activities

Shop*, Restaurant**, Take-away**,

To maintain peace and quiet no

Children’s pool, Children’s play

on-site entertainment is organised.

area***, Table tennis***, Bike hire****, TV room, Wi-Fi: most

Nearby

of site, free of charge, Disabled

Solothurn, Solothurn Old Town,

facilities, Motorhome

Weissenstein, Stork Colony, Berne,

service point.

Basel, Zurich, Swimming pool,

*Open: Apr-Sep **Open: Mar-Nov ***Open: Apr-Nov ****Open: Apr-Oct

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Fishing (permit required), Tennis,

• Repatriation and evacuation cover

Fitness/sports centre, Canoeing,

• Repatriation due to serious illness of relatives at home

Paragliding, Gliding, Hiking, Mountain biking, Watersports,

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

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Germany

Camping Belchenblick www.alanrogers.com/DE34450 Surrounded by scenic landscape, this site stands at the gateway to the Black Forest, near the historical town of Staufen-in-Breisgan and the beautiful city of Freiburg. The level, grassy pitches are numbered and laid out in two sections. There is a pleasant small, heated indoor pool and adjacent is a municipal sports complex including an outdoor pool and tennis courts.

The essentials DE34450

Famed for its fairytales, its rich culture and varied landscapes, Germany is a country of

★★★★

207 pitches 155 touring pitches

contrasts. From the beautiful Black Forest in the southwest to the lively city of Berlin in the north, its stunning scenery and extensive history make it one of the most enchanting B Hamburg

Hanover

countries in Europe.

Opens All year Ports Calais 451 miles/722 km Hook of Holland 449 miles/719 km

BERLIN

Town Staufen 0.9 miles/1.5 km

Dresden C

BBQ BBQs must be raised off the ground

Cologne Frankfurt

Nuremberg

Stuttgart

A

• Hanover: a cultural city with extensive gardens, a remarkable zoo and the world’s largest exhibition centre • Oberammergau: a peaceful town in the Bavarian Alps, famous for its Passion Play and colourfully painted houses • Frankfurt: a dynamic and cosmopolitan city offering good shopping, diverse museums and botanical gardens • Sauerbraten: a beef pot roast marinated in vinegar, water and spices

At a glance

Activities

Small indoor pool* (Adults only),

Children’s club, Bicycle tours,

Small Shop**, Small bar*,

Hiking tours, Coach tours,

Take-away**, Children’s play area,

Wine festivals in Staufen,

Fitness room*, Sauna/Solarium*,

Music concerts.

Munich

A Camping Belchenblick B Klüthseecamp & Seeblick C Camping & Freizeitpark Luxoase

Tennis (01 Apr-31 Oct), Table tennis*, Bike hire*, Wi-Fi: whole

Nearby

site, charge payable, Disabled

Münstertal, Famous resort of

facilities, Motorhome service

Titisee, Europa Park (theme park),

point, Night parking.

Rhine Falls at Schaffhausen, Basel in Switzerland, Museums,

*Open: All year **Open: 15 Apr-15 Oct

Outdoor swimming pool (adjacent), Walking trails.

Bookings 01580 214000

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Germany

Klüthseecamp & Seeblick

Camping & Freizeitpark Luxoase

www.alanrogers.com/DE30080

www.alanrogers.com/DE38330

This modern, family-run site is set in open countryside between Lakes Klüthsee and Segeberger and is an ideal

This quiet site is set on the shores of a lake and surrounded by fields, meadows and forest just north of

location for a family holiday with activities on-site for all ages. Klüthseecamp offers wellness, a swimming pool,

Dresden. The site has very good facilities with pitches arranged in an open area on grassland beside a lake,

delicious typical German dishes in the lakeside restaurant, a sandy lakeside beach and a great location for

with trees providing some shade in areas. An award winning site, it has a luxury spa and gym and friendly

exploring the local region and nearby nature reserve.

staff on hand to help plan sightseeing and advise on local attractions.

The essentials

The essentials

DE30080

★★★★★

DE38330

★★★★★

650 pitches 120 touring pitches

238 pitches 198 touring pitches

Opens All Year (Closed 01 February – 28 February)

Opens All year (Closed 01 February – 03 March)

Ports Calais 507 miles/812 km Esbjerg 178 miles/284 km

Ports Calais 608 miles/973 km Hook of Holland 511 miles/819 km

Town Bad Segeberg 3.1 miles/5 km

Town Radeberg 3.8 miles/6.2 km

Beach 0.2 miles/0.3 km (lake)

Beach Direct access (lake)

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *01 Jan-30 Jun & 01 Sep-31 Dec Book 14 nights pay for 12** **01 Jul-31 Aug

At a glance

Activities

Small outdoor pool (01 May-31 Aug, fee payable), Shop**, Restaurant*, Take-away*, Children’s play area, Sauna/ Solarium*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf***, Bike hire*, Fishing*** (permit required), TV/Games room, Internet, Wi-Fi: in restaurant, charge payable, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point, Night parking.

Children’s club, Excursions.

*Open: All year (closed 01 Feb-28 Feb) **Open: 01 Apr-01 Oct ***Open: May-Sep

Nearby Hamburg, Lübeck, the Baltic coast, Kalkberg arena, Caves, Hansa park, Horse riding, Walking, Cycling, Golf.

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *01 Jan-28 May, 09 Jun-01 Jul & 01 Sep-31 Dec

At a glance

Activities

Small indoor pool and wellness centre* (fee payable), Shop*, Bar**, Restaurant**, Take-away**, Children’s play area, Spa* Table tennis**, Mini-golf*, Bike hire*, TV/Games room, Internet, Wi-Fi: reception and pitches, charge payable, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point, Night parking with electricity.

Children’s club, Excursions,

*Open: All year (closed 01 Feb-03 Mar) **Open: 01 Apr-31 Oct

Sports competitions, Campfires, Talent shows, Comedy shows, Film evenings. Nearby Saxon castles, Porcelain museum, Gardens, Palaces, Upper Lusatia, Dresden, Meissen, The gingerbread city of Pulsnitz, Dresden zoo, Boat trips, Walking, Fishing (permit required), Horse riding, Tennis, Squash, Golf, Cycle routes.

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Austria

Park Grubhof www.alanrogers.com/AU0265 This attractive and spacious site is set in a scenic riverside location, close to the village of Saint Martin bei Lofer. The site has recently renovated the central building which houses the reception, a cosy inn, shop, cafeteria, a great sauna and wellness area and some sanitary facilities, in traditional Tirolean style using materials hundreds of years old, reclaimed from old farmhouses.

The essentials AU0265

As popular as a winter sports destination as it is for city breaks, Austria has two main,

★★★★

250 pitches 200 touring pitches

contrasting attractions: Vienna and the Alps. The capital is the country’s political and cultural centre, with a Romanesque and Gothic cathedral, sophisticated wine bars and music events, while the Alps provide an active retreat for skiers and walkers. Linz

VIENNA

Ports Calais 688 miles/1107 km Zeebrugge 641 miles/1031 km Town Lofer 1.4 miles/2.2 km BBQ No restrictions

Salzburg

A Innsbruck B

Opens 05 January – 02 November (Closed 23 March – 11 April)

Graz Villach C

Special Offers

• Krimml waterfalls: the highest waterfall in Austria, a great walk with spectacular views • Salzburg: birthplace of Mozart and a World Heritage site with some excellent examples of Baroque architecture • Hohenwerfen Castle: once a state prison and now an adventure castle with falconry centre and birds of prey flight demonstrations • Germknödel: a fluffy dumpling filled with plum jam and garnished with melted butter, poppy seeds and sugar

A Park Grubhof B Natterer See C Camping Ossiacher See

Book 7 nights or more and receive a special reduced rate* *25 Apr-30 Jun & 01 Sep-02 Nov (excludes additional people) Reduced site cancellation charges** **05 Jan-30 Jun & 01 Sep-02 Nov

At a glance

Activities

Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*,

Children’s nature activities

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

(in co-operation with the local

Spa*, Fitness centre*, Table

tourist board), Guided walks.

tennis**, Fishing** (permit required), TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Nearby

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Lofer, St Martin, Salzburg,

Motorhome service point.

Berchtesgaden, Weissbach Natural Park, Ski resorts, Trekking, Mountain climbing, Cycling.

*Open: all year (closed 23 Mar-11 Apr) **Open: 01 May-02 Nov

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Austria

Natterer See

Camping Ossiacher See

www.alanrogers.com/AU0060

www.alanrogers.com/AU0460

This lively and well organised site is set in a stunning and quiet location around two lakes amidst beautiful

This gently terraced site is protected by rising hills and has lovely views across the lake to the mountains

alpine scenery, 2600 feet above sea level, near the city of Innsbruck. Surrounded by unspoilt nature, most of

beyond, in the heart of Carinthia. This site has a very natural feel with a wide range of activities for all ages

the terraced pitches have electricity and offer views of the mountains. There is a lovely, cosy restaurant on

and is perfect for families who enjoy the outdoors. It is also popular with watersports enthusiasts, offering

the shores of the lake with a large open air terrace, offering a wide choice of local and international dishes.

water-skiing, a sailing/surfing school and kayaking on the Ossiach lake.

The essentials

The essentials

AU0060

★★★★★

AU0460

★★★★★

235 pitches 205 touring pitches

520 pitches 444 touring pitches

Opens All year

Opens 01 May – 30 September

Ports Calais 668 miles/1070 km Hook of Holland 594 miles/951 km

Ports Calais 811 miles/1298 km Zeebrugge 745 miles/1192 km

Town Innsbruck 4.4 miles/7 km

Town Villach 9.4 miles/15 km

Beach Direct access (lake)

Beach Direct access to small beach (lake)

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ No restrictions

At a glance

Activities

Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant**,

Children’s club, Sports competitions,

Pizzeria**, Take-away*, Children’s

Guided hiking tours, Segway tours,

play area, Table tennis*, Bike hire**,

Live music, Evening dances.

TV/Games room, Internet,

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges all season

At a glance

Activities

Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant**,

Children’s club, Arts and

Take-away**, Children’s play areas,

Crafts activities, Sports events,

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*,

Watersports, Excursions, Cycle

Bike hire*, Fishing* (permit

tours, Karaoke, Live music, Campfires, Dance evenings.

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Nearby

required), TV/Games room,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

The Tyrol, Bavaria, Axams,

Internet, Wi-Fi: in restaurant,

service point, Night parking

Swarovski Crystal World, Alpine

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Nearby

with electricity.

Coaster, Castles, Museums, Horse

Motorhome service point,

The Spa town of Villach,

riding, Fishing, Golf, Watersports,

Night parking with electricity.

Klagenfurt, the Italian border, Bled, Horse riding, Cycling tours,

Tennis, Swimming pool, Paragliding. *Open: All year *Open: 01 Apr-01 Oct

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*Open: 01 May-30 Sep **Open: 15 May-15 Sep

Guided walks, Golf.


Croatia

Camping Solitudo www.alanrogers.com/CR6890 This site lies in 12 acres of land on the Babin Kuk peninsula, overlooking the Adriatic sea and is perfect for visiting the fascinating city of Dubrovnik, the many nearby islands and beautiful coastal towns. The sandy beach of Copacabana is just 200 m away where you can relax and take in the views or for the more adventurous, hire pedalos, kayaks and jet skis. This is a lovely site in an area of great beauty.

The essentials CR6890

Croatia’s status as a holiday destination has flourished in recent years, yet the beauty and character of its

★★★

300 pitches 25 touring pitches

towns and ports remains unspoiled. The islands along its coast are popular with watersports enthusiasts and its Baroque architecture and UNESCO World Heritage sites are testament to its rich history. ZAGREB Osijek Rijeka

Opens 01 April – 31 October Ports Calais 1301 miles/2093 km Zeebrugge 1241 miles/1997 km Town Dubrovnik 2.5 miles/4 km Beach Copacabana 0.1 miles/0.2 km BBQ Only electric BBQs permitted

Zadar Knin Split B

• Split: lively city in a dramatic setting, and site of Emperor Diocletian’s Palace • Zagreb: Croatia’s colourful capital and centre for music and performing arts • Istrian stew: made with beans, sauerkraut, potatoes, bacon and spare ribs

A Camping Solitudo B Camping Galeb

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

To maintain peace and quiet, no

Shop**, Restaurant**, Take-away**,

on-site entertainment is organised.

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Bike hire*,

However, the Valamar Club Dubrovnik

Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site,

activities centre offering a full

no charge, Disabled facilities,

programme of entertainment is just

Motorhome service point,

a few hundred metres away.

Night parking with electricity. Nearby Dubrovnik, Island of Kolocep, Island *Open: 01 May-01 Oct **Open: 01 Apr-31 Oct (Most facilities are found at the Valamar Club Hotel)

of Lokrum, Island of Lopud, Zaton, ˆ

• Korãula: pretty island with beautiful bays and charming villages

At a glance

ˆ

A

Orasac, Swimming pool, Wellness centre and spa, Walking trails, Jogging routes, Banana boat rides, Fishing, Shops, Restaurants.

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Croatia

Camping Galeb www.alanrogers.com/CR6860 This action packed site enjoys natural shade from poplar, birch and lime trees, as well as beautiful sea views and is located just south of the spectacular River Centine. Galeb has direct access to a lovely strip of sandy beach lined with Tamarisk trees and Bruja, and a lovely beachfront restaurant, offering a wide selection of fish and meat dishes. Galeb is the perfect site for those seeking an active or relaxing holiday.

You’ll find them here...

The essentials CR6860

Been to any good campsites lately? We have

★★★

332 pitches 281 touring pitches Opens All year Ports Calais 1135 miles/1826 km Zeebrugge 1109 miles/1784 km Town Omis 0.9 miles/1.5 km

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Beach Direct access (sandy) BBQ Only electric BBQs permitted

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges* *01 Jan-04 Jul & 23 Aug-31 Dec

At a glance

Activities

Bar*, Restaurant*, Take-away*,

Children’s club, Swimming club,

Children’s play area, Tennis**,

Trampoline, Boat and jet ski rental,

Bike hire*, Internet, Wi-Fi: whole

Fitness classes, Excursions,

site, charge payable, Disabled

Mini disco.

facilities, Motorhome service point, Nearby ˆ

Night parking.

Omis, Split, St Peter’s Church, Fortica Fortresses, Makarska, ˆ

Ciovo, the Islands of Brac and Hvar, Krka National Park, *Open: 01 Apr-01 Oct **Open: All year

Watersports, Diving, Trekking.

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Slovenia

Camping Bled www.alanrogers.com/SV4200 Camping Bled is set at the foot of the Alpine mountains, directly on the shore of the idyllic Lake Bled and bordering the Triglav National Park. The pitches are grassy and flat and some are separated by hedges. The site is walker and cyclist friendly with plenty of pleasant strolls and cycle tours through breathtaking scenery to Bled, around the lake and beyond.

The essentials SV4200

Something of a gateway between eastern and western Europe, Slovenia borders Italy, Austria,

★★★★★

265 pitches 263 touring pitches

Croatia and Hungary and is the meeting point of the Alps with the Pannonian Plain. Over half the country is forested, and the labyrinth of underground caves in the Karst region includes the UNESCO protected

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Skocjan Caves, which attract around 100,000 visitors every year. Maribor

Town Bled 2 miles/3.1 km

BBQ No restrictions

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Kocevje

A Camping Bled

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• Skocjan Caves: spectacular cave system and site of archaeological significance

Ports Calais 836 miles/1346 km Amsterdam 751 miles/1209 km

Beach Direct access (lake)

Celje Bled B A LJUBLJANA

• Bled: an Alpine town alongside a glacial lake overlooked by a medieval castle

Opens 01 April – 15 October

B Camping Terme Catez

At a glance

Activities

Shop*, Bar*, Take-away*,

Children’s club, Mountaineering

Restaurant*, Children’s play area,

tours, Cycling tours, Spa and

Spa*, Table tennis*, Golf*, Bike

wellness, Folklore evenings,

hire*, Horse riding*, Fishing* (permit

Magic shows.

required), TV room, Wi-Fi: whole site, no charge, Disabled facilities,

Nearby

Motorhome service point.

Bled, Lake Bled, Bled Castle, Bled Island, Vintgar Gorge, Pokljuka Gorge, Triglav National Park, Pod

• Ljubljana: the delightful capital city, a political and cultural centre close to the Alps

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• Prekmurska gibanica: a layered cake containing poppy seeds, walnuts, apples, raisins and ricotta

Babjim Zombom Cave, Ljubljana, Goriska Brda, Hiking, Mountain *Open: 01 Apr-15 Oct

biking, Canyoning, Watersports, Summer sledging, Horse riding, Hot air balloon rides, Fishing.

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Camping Terme Catez www.alanrogers.com/SV4415 This site is set within a vast holiday resort with an extensive range of top quality facilities, not far from the town of BreÏice. This large and action packed site is popular with all ages and forms part of the Catez thermal spa which includes very large and attractive outdoor and indoor swimming pool complexes with a pirate ship, slides, Jacuzzis and more. Set in a perfect location to discover the wonders of Slovenia.

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The essentials SV4415

Looking for the best campsites for specific activities?

★★★★★

400 pitches 180 touring pitches Opens All year Ports Calais 932 miles/1499 km Amsterdam 847 miles/1363 km Town Brezice 2.8 miles/4.4 km

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BBQ BBQs not permitted on pitches

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pools***, Covered pool*,

Children’s club, Games,

Paddling pools***, Shop*, Bar*,

Tournaments, Aquagym, Treasure

Restaurant*, Spa*, Fitness centre*,

hunts, Cookery classes, Bingo,

Children’s play area, Tennis*,

Cocktail nights, Dances,

Table tennis*, Mini-golf**, Bike

Live music, Disco, Theatre.

hire***, Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site, no charge, Disabled facilities,

Nearby

Night parking with electricity.

Brezice, Mokrice, Pisece and

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Bizeljsko castles, Posavje Museum, Jovsi Natural Reserve, Pleterje *Open: All year **Open: 30 Apr-30 Sep ***Open: 01 May-30 Sep

Monastery, Ljubljana, Zagreb,

101 great campsites, ideal for your specific

Hiking, Vineyards, Fishing (permit

hobby, pastime or passion

required), Cycling.

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Spain

Camping Playa Joyel www.alanrogers.com/ES90000 This very attractive holiday and touring site is surrounded by protected wetlands, making it ideal for nature lovers. Just 40 km from the port of Santander, it is situated by a superb beach where visitors can take surfing lessons, and the site itself has a swimming pool complex and an animal park. Pitches are shaded and marked and the site is well managed, lively and friendly.

The essentials ES90000

With its glorious beaches, vibrant towns and a fantastic sunshine record, Spain has all the

FIRST CLASS

1000 pitches 745 touring pitches

ingredients for a great family camping holiday. From the fine food and dramatic architecture of cosmopolitan Barcelona to the rugged foothills and spectacular scenery of the Pyrenees, there is plenty to explore. The laid back Santander

pace of life is ideal for gently unwinding

A Bilbao

while enjoying the country’s vivid culture.

B Porto

Valladolid

F H G I Barcelona

D C MADRID

Seville

O

N Málage

Town Noja 1 mile/1.6 km

BBQ Electric BBQs not permitted

J

LISBON

Ports Calais 796 miles/1281 km Santander 27.6 miles/44.4 km

Beach Direct access

Zaragoza

E

Opens 11 April – 28 September

Valencia L K Murcia M

Special Offers Special rate for over 55s*

• Salamanca: a relaxed city with a buzzing central square and ornate cathedral

A Camping Playa Joyel

K Kiko Park Oliva

B Camping de Haro

L Marjal Costa Blanca

C Camping El Escorial

M Caravanning La Manga

• Jerez: famous for its sherry production, horsemanship and flamenco dancing

D Camping Monte Holiday

• Barcelona: the vibrant capital of Catalonia and home of Antoni Gaudí, whose finest work, Sagrada Família, is one of the city’s must sees

G Camping El Delfin Verde

E Camping El Astral F Camping L’Amfora

N Camping Cabopino O Camping Roche

Special long stay rates* *11 Apr-19 Jun & 24 Aug-28 Sep Reduced site cancellation charges all season

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Shop**, Bar**,

Children’s club, Zumba,

Restaurant**, Take-away***,

Live music.

Children’s play area, Fitness centre***, Jacuzzi*, Tennis**,

Nearby

Table tennis**, Mini-golf***, Fishing*

Noja, Santander, Picos de

Wi-Fi: reception, charge payable,

Europa, Liebana Valley, Tresviso

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

(home to Tresviso cheese), Saja

service point.

Besaya National Park, Santillana del Mar, Golf, Watersports, Bike hire, Surfing.

H Vilanova Park I

Camping la Torre del Sol

J

Camping Ribamar

*Open: 23 May-07 Sep **Open: 11 Apr-25 Sep ***Open: 01 Jul-31 Aug

• Paella: rice dish made with seafood, vegetables or meat, spiced with saffron

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Spain

Camping de Haro

Camping El Escorial

www.alanrogers.com/ES90400

www.alanrogers.com/ES92000

Located on the outskirts of Haro, Camping de Haro is a quiet, family-run site in the heart of Rioja. There is a

Set in the foothills of the Sierra de Guardarrama Mountains and surrounded by countryside, this site is large

modern reception manned by helpful staff and there are excellent pools and a range of children’s entertainment

and well situated for discovering central Spain. Plenty of activities are offered both on-site and in the local

in high season. Pitches are of a reasonable size and many of the touring pitches have shade and electricity,

area, from exercise classes and tennis to horse riding and paintballing. Pitches are shaded and there are

although long leads may be required on some.

‘wild’ spaces available with good shade from mature trees.

The essentials

The essentials

ES90400

SECOND CLASS

ES92000

FIRST CLASS

220 pitches 130 touring pitches

1608 pitches 864 touring pitches

Opens 24 January – 08 December

Opens All year

Ports Calais 775 miles/1247 km Santander 117 miles/188 km

Ports Calais 968 miles/1557 km Bilbao 255 miles/410 km

Town Haro 0.5 miles/0.8 km

Town El Escorial 4.5 miles/7.2 km

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *01 Jun-01 Oct Reduced site cancellation charges** **24 Jan-08 Dec

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Bar**, Restaurant**,

Children’s club.

Take-away**, Children’s play area,

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges all year* *excluding 14 Apr-21Apr

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool**, Shop*, Bar*,

Children’s club, Sports, Exercise

Restaurant*, Take-away*, Children’s

classes, Quizzes, Shows, Dancing.

Multisport terrain***, Table tennis***,

Nearby

Bike hire***, TV/Games room,

Haro, Logroño, Burgos,

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: in site

Nearby

Wi-Fi: 60% of site, charge payable,

Bilbao, Rioja wine ‘Bodegas’,

cafeteria, charge payable, Disabled

El Escorial (Royal Palace and

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Tapas bars, Monasteries, Hiking,

facilities, Motorhome service point,

Monastery), Valley of the Fallen,

service point, Night parking.

Cycling, Supermarkets.

Night parking.

Segovia, Aranjuez, Salamanca,

play area, Tennis*, Table tennis*,

Vallodolid, Toledo, Avila, Archery, Hiking trails, Golf. *Open: 15 Jun-15 Sep **Open: 15 Jun-15 Sep and weekends only 15 Sep-15 Jun ***Open: 24 Jan-08 Dec

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*Open: All year **Open: 10 May-15 Sep


Spain

Camping Monte Holiday

Camping El Astral

www.alanrogers.com/ES92120

www.alanrogers.com/ES90290

Set between Madrid and a large nature reserve, Monte Holiday is an ideal place for an active family escape.

This is a friendly site in a prime position alongside the wide River Duero (safely fenced). It is homely and run

There are plenty of opportunities for walking, fishing and cycling during the summer as well as winter sports

by the charming Eduardo Gutierrez and his family. The pitches range up to 200 square metres and it’s ideal

such as skiing and cross country skiing during winter. Arranged on terraces, the site has mostly flat pitches

for exploring the area. Stroll over the bridge to explore the fascinating town of Tordesillas, steeped in Spanish

that offer good shade from mature trees.

history, and don’t miss the Real Monasterio de Santa Clara, known as the Alhambra of Castille.

The essentials

The essentials

ES92120

FIRST CLASS

ES90290

FIRST CLASS

425 pitches 125 touring pitches

140 pitches 133 touring pitches

Opens All year

Opens All year (01 Nov-28 Feb all bookings on request)

Ports Calais 928 miles/1494 km Santander 244 miles/392 km

Ports Calais 863 miles/1389 km Santander 179 miles/289 km

Town Gargantilla del Lozoya 1.8 miles/2.9 km

Town Tordesillas 0.5 miles/0.8 km

BBQ BBQs not permitted

BBQ No restrictions

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges all year

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Shop**, Bar***,

Competitions, Guided walks,

Restaurant***, Take-away***,

Children’s nature classes,

Children’s play area, Tennis**,

Astronomy, Theatre, Magic

Table tennis**, Bike hire**,

shows, Live music.

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* Reduced site cancellation charges* *01 Jun-01 Oct

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Excursions.

Shop**, Bar**, Restaurant**, Take-away**, Children’s play area,

Nearby

Tennis**, Mini golf**, TV/Games

Valladolid, Salamanca, Burgos,

room, Wi-Fi: whole site, free in bar,

Madrid, Vineyards, Golf, Fishing,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Nearby

charge payable for pitch access,

Canoeing, Horse riding.

service point, Night parking.

Madrid, Segovia, Burgos,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Lozoya Valley, Fishing (permit

service point.

Wi-Fi: whole site, no charge,

required), Horse riding, Bird watching, Canoeing, Hiking. *Open: 15 Jun-15 Sep **Open: 15 Jun-15 Sep and weekends and national holidays only rest of the year ***Open: all year

*Open: 01 Jun-15 Sep **Open: All year (closed 01 Nov-28 Feb)

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Camping L’Amfora

Camping El Delfin Verde

www.alanrogers.com/ES80350

www.alanrogers.com/ES80800

This super, spacious site is set right alongside the magnificent sandy beach on the Bay of Roses, against

Located on the Costa Brava, this active, well managed site benefits from being close to both the sea and the

the backdrop of the Pyrenees, and offers a great environment for children plus high season watersports. It’s

mountains. Its main attraction is the large, dolphin shaped swimming pool, which is lined with palm trees, and

family-run and friendly, with level, grassy pitches, all with electricity and shaded by attractive trees and shrubs.

the site has its own beach where activities such as scuba diving are organised. Level pitches are separated

There is good shade in the more mature areas and the ‘deluxe’ 180m2 pitches offer individual sanitary units.

by small fences and hedging, and all have electricity and access to water points.

The essentials

The essentials

ES80350

FIRST CLASS

ES80800

FIRST CLASS

840 pitches 720 touring pitches

1826 pitches 975 touring pitches

Opens 14 April – 27 September

Opens 17 May – 21 September

Ports Calais 779 miles/1254 km Santander 512 miles/824 km

Ports Calais 789 miles/1269 km Santander 512 miles/824 km

Town Sant Pere Pescador 1.5 miles/2.4 km

Town Torroella de Montgrí 5.1 miles/8.2 km

Beach Direct access

Beach Direct access

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

Special Offers Book 14 nights pay for 10* *14 Apr-30 Jun & 01 Sep-27 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pools*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Archery, Aquagym,

Supermarket**, Bar**, Restaurant**,

Excursions, Discos, Flamenco,

Take-away**, Children’s play area,

Music shows.

Tennis**, Table tennis**, Golf**,

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Book 14 nights pay for 12* *16 May-01 Jul & 01 Sep-21 Sep Reduced site cancellation charges all season

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Supermarket*,

Children’s club, Sports competitions,

Bars*, Restaurants* (second bar

Pétanque, Excursions, Live music,

and restaurant open 15 Jun-

Flamenco, Discos.

31 Aug), Take-away*, Children’s

Mini-golf**, Bike hire**, Fishing**

Nearby

play area, Tennis*, Table tennis*,

Nearby

(permit required), TV/Games room,

Sant Pere Pescador, Figueres,

Mini-golf*, Bike hire*, Internet,

Torroella de Montgrí, Lloret,

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Roses, Aiguamolls de l’Emporda

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Medes Islands, Girona, Barcelona,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

National park, Besalú, Cadaqués,

TV/Games room, Disabled facilities,

Cadaques, Golf, Horse riding,

service point.

Estartit Islands, Girona, Pals,

Motorhome service point,

Fishing, Snorkelling, Segway tours,

Perelada Castle, Watersports,

Night parking with electricity.

Water parks, Canoeing, Kayaking.

*Open: 01 May-27 Sep **Open: 14 Apr-27 Sep

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Water parks, Paintballing. *Open: 16 May-21 Sep


Spain

Vilanova Park

Camping la Torre del Sol

www.alanrogers.com/ES83900

www.alanrogers.com/ES85400

Vilanova Park is a large attractive, family campsite, filled with trees and colourful shrubs. It offers an impressive

This large, well designed site has a tropical feel thanks to its avenues of trees and direct access to a sandy

range of high quality facilities open all year, including a fantastic pool complex. The pitches are well shaded

beach. It is well maintained and has a superb range of facilities including a pool and spa complex that includes

and there are marvellous views across the town to the sea. Adults enjoy the excellent upper restaurant for that

a seawater Jacuzzi, four bars and a restaurant. Pitches are well shaded and numbered and all have electricity.

special romantic dinner overlooking the twinkling evening lights.

A variety of entertainment is arranged including flamenco shows and dance nights.

The essentials

The essentials

ES83900

FIRST CLASS

ES85400

FIRST CLASS

1410 pitches 687 touring pitches

1396 pitches 1098 touring pitches

Opens All year

Opens 15 March – 31 October

Ports Calais 850 miles/1368 km Santander 408 miles/657 km

Ports Calais 922 miles/1484km Santander 401 miles/646 km

Town Vilanova i la Geltrú 2.7 miles/4.3 km

Town Cambrils 5.8 miles/9.3 km

Beach Vilanova i la Geltrú 2.7 miles/4.3 km (sandy)

Beach Direct access

BBQ No restrictions

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted on windy days

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges all year

At a glance

Activities

Indoor pool* (charge payable), Outdoor pools**, Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*, Take-away*, Children’s play area, Fitness Centre/Spa*, Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*, Bike hire (01 Jul-11 Sep), TV/Games room, Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point, Night parking with electricity.

Children’s club, Fitness classes,

*Open: All year **Open: 12 Apr-31 Oct

Spanish lessons, Excursions, Flamenco shows, Live music, Quizzes, Themed evenings.

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *15 Mar-07 Jun & 23 Aug-31 Oct Book 14 nights pay for 13** **07 Jun-23 Aug Reduced site cancellation charges all season

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Shop*, Bars*,

Children’s club, Fitness classes,

Restaurants*, Take-away*,

Sports, Flamenco shows,

Children’s play area, Fitness centre,

Folk music.

Jacuzzis*/Steam room*, Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*, Bike hire*,

Nearby

Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge

Mont-roig, Tarragona, Salou,

Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona,

payable, Disabled facilities,

Delta of the River Ebro, Port

Sitges, Tarragona, Parc del Garraf,

Motorhome service point,

Aventura, Barcelona, Lerida,

Montserrat, Port Aventura Theme

Night parking.

Golf, Horse riding, Fishing.

Nearby

Park, Watersports, Nature trails, Horse riding, Fishing, Wine caves. *Open: 15 Mar-31 Oct

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Camping Ribamar

Kiko Park Oliva

www.alanrogers.com/ES85610

www.alanrogers.com/ES86150

Set within the dramatic scenery of the Sierra de Irta National Park and with access to a rugged beach, this site is

A smart site close to the historical town of Oliva, Kiko Park has lots to offer for a family holiday. It has access

peaceful and attractive with friendly, English speaking staff. Open all year, it has a number of pitches of varying

to a fine white sandy beach via a boardwalk (ideal for pushchairs and wheelchairs), an excellent restaurant and

sizes, all with an electricity supply. There is a good pool complex on site and staff are happy to arrange a

a spa providing a range of treatments and therapies. Pitches are large and supplied with electricity, and hedging

shuttle bus to the nearby village of Alcossebre or provide information on the local area.

and trees add shade and privacy. Valencia and Alicante are just an hour’s drive from the site.

The essentials

The essentials

ES85610

FIRST CLASS

ES86150

FIRST CLASS

122 pitches 71 touring pitches

209 pitches 178 touring pitches

Opens All year

Opens All year

Ports Calais 976 miles/1571 km Santander 487 miles/783 km

Ports Calais 1089 miles/1753 km Santander 497 miles/800 km

Town Alcossebre 1.5 miles/2.5 km

Town Oliva 2.4 miles/3.8 km

Beach 164 yards/150 m (stony) 1.5 miles/2.5 km (sandy)

Beach Oliva Direct access BBQ No restrictions

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

Special Offers Special long stay rates all year Reduced site cancellation charges all year

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Aquagym, Spanish

Shop**, Bar**, Restaurant**,

lessons, Fitness classes, Themed

Take-away**, Children’s play area,

restaurant evenings, Markets,

Tennis**, Table tennis**,Bike hire**,

Paella lessons, Wine tasting.

Special Offers Book 7 nights or more and each person receives one free pass to Kiko Spa* *01 Jun-01 Sep (16+yrs only) Reduced site cancellation charges all year

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club.

Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*, Pizzeria/Take-away*, Spa*, Bike

Nearby

hire*, Fishing*, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Valencia, Denia, Benidorm, Alicante,

charge payable, Disabled facilities,

Requena, Tennis, Golf, Mini-golf,

TV/Games room, Internet,

Nearby

Motorhome service point,

Horse riding.

Wi-Fi: reception and bar,

Natural Park Sierra de Irta,

Night parking with electricity.

Disabled facilities, Night parking.

Peñiscola, Morella, La Tinenca

Fishing** (permit required),

de Benifassa, Valltorta, Valencia, Delta del Ebro, Mountain biking, *Open: 01 Apr-30 Nov **Open: All year

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Nature walks, Rock climbing, Golf. *Open: All year


Spain

Marjal Costa Blanca

Caravanning La Manga

www.alanrogers.com/ES87435

www.alanrogers.com/ES87530

This new, fully equipped site is located close to the southern Alicante coast and the Parque Natural de El Hondo.

This campsite benefits from its own semi-private sandy, palm fringed beach on the Mar Menor. The sheltered,

Facilities are excellent, with full disabled access at the tropical themed swimming pool complex and a staffed

warm, shallow waters of the lagoon make it ideal for families with younger children. La Manga is a 22 km

gym. The hardstanding pitches have electricity, water and drainage, and the site is open all year round.

long narrow strip of land, bordered by the Mediterranean on one side and by the Mar Menor on the other.

An ideal location for families and winter sun seekers.

There are plenty of restaurants, night clubs and bars on “the strip” whilst the southern tip is much quieter.

The essentials

The essentials

ES87435

FIRST CLASS

ES87530

FIRST CLASS

1471 pitches 1432 touring pitches

1500 pitches 950 touring pitches

Opens All year

Opens All year

Ports Calais 1171 miles/1885 km Santander 555 miles/893 km

Ports Calais 1210 miles/1947 km Santander 574 miles/924 km

Town Crevillente 5 miles/8 km

Town Cartagena 19.2 miles/30.8 km

Beach Guardamar 9.5 miles/15 km (sandy)

Beach Direct access BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Children go free and free electricity with any booking* *01 Jun-01 Oct

Travel Card offer See alanrogers.com/travelcard for details

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pools*, Indoor pool**, Paddling pool*, Supermarket**, Bar**, Restaurant**, Take-away**, Children’s play areas, Fitness centre/Spa**, Tennis**, Table tennis**, Golf**, Mini-golf**, Bike hire**, TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site, no charge, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point, Night parking.

Children’s club, Exercise classes,

*Open: Apr-Oct **Open: All year

Games, Sports, Discos, Themed parties.

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges all year

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool (15 Apr-15 Oct),

Fitness classes, Activities for

Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*,

children, Live music, Spanish

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

lessons, Quiz nights, Dinner

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Mini-golf*,

dance evenings, Karaoke.

Nearby

Fishing*, TV/Games room, Internet,

El Parque Natural de El Hondo,

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Nearby

Crevillente, Guardamar del

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Cartagena Roman city, La Manga

Segura, Torrevieja, Elche, Santa

service point, Night parking.

Club, Murcia, Caves, Boat trips

Pola, Alicante, Cycle routes,

around Mar Menor, Caravaca

Nature trails, Local street markets,

la Cruz, Alicante, Aguilas, Golf, Watersports, Horse riding,

Bird watching, Golf, Fishing. *Open: All year

Mountain biking, Nature trails, Diving.

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Camping Cabopino

Camping Roche

www.alanrogers.com/ES88020

www.alanrogers.com/ES88590

Just 7 km from the bustling resort of Marbella on the Costa del Sol and set amongst tall pine trees, this large,

A clean, tidy and welcoming site, Camping Roche is situated in a pine forest near some of Andalucia’s finest

mature site is only 175 m from the sandy, palm-fringed beach and a small yachting harbour with a range of

white sandy beaches. The site is dog-friendly and excellent for families, with a variety of facilities including

restaurants and shops. Next door is a major golf course. There is a fenced pool with sunbathing area and

a sports area and swimming pool, which is overlooked by the restaurant. The site is well laid out with trees

a new heated covered pool, plus a choice of restaurants. An ever-popular family destination.

affording some shade, and touring pitches all have electricity.

The essentials

The essentials

ES88020

SECOND CLASS

ES88590

SECOND CLASS

450 pitches 270 touring pitches

439 pitches 335 touring pitches

Opens All year

Opens All year

Ports Calais 1336 miles/2150 km Santander 640 miles/1030 km

Ports Calais 1348 miles/2169 km Santander 600 miles/966 km

Town Marbella 7.5 miles/12 km

Town Conil de la Frontera 3.4 miles/5.5 km

Beach Cabopino 0.1 mile/0.2 km (sandy)

Beach Cala del Puntalejos 1.67 miles/2.7 km (sandy)

BBQ Charcoal BBQs not permitted

BBQ Gas BBQs not permitted

Special Offers Book 14 nights pay for 11* *01 Jul-01 Aug Book 14 nights pay for 12** **01 Aug-01 Sep Reduced site cancellation charges*** ***01 Jun-01 Jul & 26 Aug-30 Sep

At a glance

Activities

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool (01 Apr-01 Oct),

Children’s club, Sports, Exercise

Outdoor pool, Paddling pool,

Excursions.

Covered pool* (heated), Shop*,

classes, Spanish language and

Shop*, Bar*, Restaurant*,

Bar*, Restaurant*, Take-away*,

cookery lessons, Excursions,

Take-away*, Children’s play area,

Nearby

Children’s play area, Sauna*,

Discos.

Tennis*, Table tennis*, Wi-Fi:

Cadiz, Jerez, The Royal (Horse)

restaurant/bar area, no charge,

Riding School, Tarifa, Gibraltar,

TV/Games room, Internet,

Nearby

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Tangier (Morocco), Baelo Claudia

Wi-Fi: whole site, charge payable,

Ronda, Puerto Banus, Marbella,

service point, Night parking.

Roman ruins of Bolognia, Sevilla,

Disabled facilities, Motorhome

Nerja, Mijas, Málaga, Gibraltar,

Cycling, Indoor swimming,

service point.

Granada, Almería, Tangier

Fishing, Golf, Mini-golf, Bike hire,

(Morocco), Sevilla, Diving,

Horse riding.

Outdoor gym*, Table tennis*,

Surfing, Golf, Horse riding. *Open: All year

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Portugal

Yelloh! Village Turiscampo www.alanrogers.com/PO8202 Thoughtfully refurbished and updated, this site is located in the Algarve just a short distance from idyllic sandy beaches and the pretty village of Lagos. It’s a well equipped and pleasantly floral site with facilities that cater for disabled campers and children, and has an elevated, Californian-style pool with a large sun lounger area – always a popular spot. Pitches for touring units are in terraced rows.

The essentials PO8202

Portugal is the westernmost country of Europe and despite its relatively small size,

★★★★

380 pitches 252 touring pitches

offers tremendous variety both in its way of life and in its history. The sheltered beaches and warm waters of the Algarve attract sun seekers, while bustling Lisbon is a lively city of culture and nightlife. The north is home to fertile lands Santander

with extensive vineyards, where a chance

Bilbao

to sample some of the country’s best Porto

Valladolid

Zaragoza Barcelona

MADRID

B

ports is not to be passed up.

LISBON Valencia

A

Seville

Opens All year Ports Calais 1399 miles/2252 km Santander 658 miles/1059 km Town Lagos 4.7 miles/7.6 km Beach Praia da Luz 1.2 miles/2 km (sandy) BBQ No restrictions

Murcia Málage

Special Offers Reduced site cancellation charges all year

• Porto: located along the Douro river estuary and closely associated with port production

A Yelloh! Village Turiscampo B Orbitur Camping Guincho

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Paddling pool*,

Children’s club, Yoga, Aquagym,

Shop**, Bar**, Restaurant**,

Diving, Aerobics, Walks, Circus,

Take-away**, Children’s play area,

Themed evenings, Bingo,

Wellness room**, Table tennis**,

Live music.

Multisport terrain, Bike hire**, Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site, charge

Nearby

• Lagos: an ancient maritime town with pretty bays and sandy beaches

payable, Disabled facilities,

Praia da Luz, Lagos, Cabo

• Evora: a medieval town with Roman ruins and some attractive religious architecture

Motorhome service point,

de Sao Vicente, Sagres, Costa

Night parking.

Vizentia Reserve, Portimao, Praia

• Carne de porco à alentejana: fried pork with clams, potatoes and coriander

de Alvor, La Rocha, Monchique, *Open: 01 Mar-30 Oct **Open: All year

Fishing, Horse riding.

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Portugal

Orbitur Camping Guincho www.alanrogers.com/PO8130 Well placed for combining some relaxation on the beach with an exploration of nearby Lisbon, this attractively designed site is set among low pine trees against the backdrop of the Guincho sand dunes. There is a choice of pitches and facilities are of a good standard. A bus service operates between the site and the coastal town of Cascais, which has a modern marina and a selection of restaurants and bars.

You’ll find them here...

The essentials PO8130

Want independent campsite reviews at your fingertips?

★★★

625 pitches 560 touring pitches Opens All year Ports Calais 1282 miles/2062 km Bilbao 536 miles/862 km Town Cascais 6.4 miles/10.2 km Beach Praia do Guincho 0.5 miles/0.8 km BBQ No restrictions

At a glance

Activities

Outdoor pool*, Shop**, Bar**,

Excursions, Live music, Karaoke,

Restaurant**, Take-away**,

Dances.

Children’s play area, Tennis***, Table tennis***, TV/Games room,

Nearby

Wi-Fi: in TV room, bar and

Lisbon, Estoril, Oeiras, Parque

restaurant, no charge, Disabled

Natural Sintra-Cascais, Cascais,

facilities, Motorhome service point.

Sintra, Beaches, Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve, Golf, Watersports, Sailing, Bird watching, Nature trails.

*Open: 12 Apr-30 Sep **Open: All year

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Republic of Ireland

River Valley Caravan and Camping Park www.alanrogers.com/IR9150 With its beautifully landscaped grounds, this park in the village of Redcross is a first class place to stay. Run by a family, it is focused on peace, comfort and relaxation, with a Secret Garden for adults only and a Pets Corner for children to get acquainted with lots of different animals. Touring pitches are flat and well spaced, with a choice between grass and hardstanding. A great base for exploring the surrounding area.

The essentials IR9150

A land of Celtic myth and music, warm hospitality and of course, Guinness, the Republic of Ireland

★★★★

190 pitches 137 touring pitches

has earned a reputation as the ideal place to unwind. Its diverse landscapes range from mountains and hills in the west to sandy beaches in the east and its capital, Dublin, is one of the most energetic cities in Europe. Belfast Sligo

DUBLIN Limerick

Tralee

E

Ports Dun Laoghaire 31.2 miles/50.2 km Rosslaire 59 miles/94.9 km Town Arklow 7.2 miles/11.6 km Beach 5.4 miles/8.7 km

Galway

F

Opens 14 March – 02 November

A

BBQ BBQs must be off the ground

B Waterford

D C

Cork

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6 all season

At a glance

Activities

Shop* (opposite site), Bar**,

Children’s club, Games, Bingo,

Restaurant**, Take-away**,

Quizzes, Live music.

Children’s play area, Tennis*, • Galway: centre for traditional Irish music and home of the International Oyster Festival • Killarney National Park: lush natural park with an abundance of wildlife and remarkable views • Drogheda: a cultural port town with many archaeological monuments nearby • Colcannon: a dish of mashed potato and cabbage or kale with milk and butter

A River Valley Caravan and Camping Park B Glen of Aherlow Caravan & Camping Park C Blarney Caravan & Camping Park D Fleming’s White Bridge E Glenross Caravan & Camping Park F Nagle’s Doolin Caravan & Camping Park

Table tennis*, Golf*, Mini-golf*,

Nearby

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: bar and

Avondale Forest Park, Greystones,

reception, no charge, Disabled

Brittas Bay, Clara Lara Fun park,

facilities, Motorhome service point,

Glendalough, Avoca (Ballykissangel),

Night parking with electricity.

Mount Usher, Horse riding, Fishing, Windsurfing, Golf, Wicklow Garden Festival (May/June).

*Open: 14 Mar-02 Nov **Open: 14-Mar-02 Nov (weekends only in Mar/Apr/May/Oct/Nov)

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Republic of Ireland

Glen of Aherlow Caravan & Camping Park

Blarney Caravan & Camping Park

www.alanrogers.com/IR9400

www.alanrogers.com/IR9480

Created to deliver an idyllic camping experience, this park is set in one of Ireland’s most picturesque valleys

Set in an appealing location in the country, but just 8 km from the city of Cork, this park is neatly laid out and

and is open all year round. The unspoilt countryside is perfect for woodland walks, some of which start at the

secluded. Affording commanding views of Blarney castle, the park is on elevated and gently sloping terrain with

park itself. Facilities are excellent and pitches are flat and separated by kerbs or hedges. Mountain climbing

pitches that are flat and open. It has its own 18-hole golf course and there are plenty of activities to enjoy in the

can be booked from reception and the owners are happy to welcome larger units and rallies.

region including walking and cycling trails, surfing, horse riding and fishing.

The essentials

The essentials

IR9400

★★★★

IR9480

★★★★

48 pitches 35 touring pitches

70 pitches 40 touring pitches

Opens All year

Opens 01 April – 27 October

Ports Dun Laoghaire 125 miles/201 km Rosslaire 96.8 miles/156 km

Ports Dun Laoghaire 168 miles/270 km Rosslaire 127 miles/204 km

Town Tipperary 5.8 miles/9.3 km

Town Blarney 1.7 miles/2.7 km

BBQ No restrictions

Beach Ballycotton 30 miles/48 km BBQ Charcoal BBQs must be off the ground

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *01 Jan-30 Apr & 01 Nov-31 Dec Reduced site cancellation charges all season

At a glance

Activities

Shop*, Table tennis*, Bike hire*,

To maintain peace and quiet, no

Games room, Wi-Fi: whole site,

on-site entertainment is organised.

no charge, Disabled facilities,

Special Offers

At a glance

Activities

Shop (basic)*, Children’s play area,

To maintain peace and quiet, no

Reduced site cancellation charges all season

18 hole pitch and putt, TV/Games

on-site entertainment is organised.

Book 7 nights pay for 6 all season

room, Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site,

Motorhome service point,

Nearby

no charge, Disabled facilities,

Nearby

Night parking with electricity.

Glen of Aherlow Nature Park,

Motorhome service point,

Blarney, Cork City, Jameson

Galtee Mountains, Tipperary,

Night parking.

Whiskey Distillery, Fota Wildlife

Cahir Castle, Limerick, Vee Valley,

Park, Farran Forest Park, Cobh,

Holycross Abbey, Swimming

Kinsale, Bantry House and

pool, Horse riding, Climbing,

Gardens, Golf, Walking trails,

Walking, Golf, Fishing,

Cycle routes, Surfing, Sailing,

Restaurants, Pubs, Paragliding. *Open: All year

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Horse riding, Fishing, Pubs, *Open: 01 Jun-31Aug

Restaurants.


Republic of Ireland

Fleming’s White Bridge

Glenross Caravan & Camping Park

www.alanrogers.com/IR9620

www.alanrogers.com/IR9600

Surrounded by woodlands and mountains, this peaceful park is a paradise for nature lovers. Its rural setting

Situated on the spectacular Ring of Kerry and close to the coast, Glenross is immersed in the scenic grandeur

and landscaped appearance, adorned with flowers and shrubs, make it an appealing place for a relaxed stay.

of the region. Visit the village of Glenbeigh and the Blue Flag sands of Rossbeigh Strand, both within walking

The town of Killarney is close by, as is the Ring of Kerry, a popular tourist trail. Pitches are level and grassy

distance, before enjoying an evening drink in the pub next door to the park. Pitches are mainly open, with a

with good spacing and dogs are welcome. Ideal for discovering Ireland’s culture and heritage.

choice between grass and hardstanding with a dedicated small area for tents.

The essentials

The essentials

IR9620

★★★★

IR9600

★★★★

92 pitches 72 touring pitches

37 pitches 25 touring pitches

Opens 14 March – 27 October

Opens 18 April – 30 September

Ports Cork 55 miles/88 km Dun Laoghaire 194 miles/312 km

Ports Cork 77 miles/123 km Dun Laoghaire 207 miles/333 km

Town Killarney 1 mile/1.6 km

Town Glenbeigh 0.4 miles/0.7 km

Beach 18 miles/28.9 km

Beach 2.2 miles/3.5 km

BBQ Charcoal BBQs must be off the ground

BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* Reduced site cancellation charges* *14 Mar-30 Jun & 01 Sep-27 Oct

At a glance

Activities

Shop*, Bike hire**, Fishing**,

To maintain peace and quiet, no

TV/Games room, Wi-Fi: reception,

on-site entertainment is organised,

no charge, Motorhome service

aside from the occasional

point, Night parking with electricity.

impromptu music evening.

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* *18 Apr-31 May, 03 Jun-30 Jun & 01 Sep-28 Sep Reduced site cancellation charges** **18 Mar-30 Jul & 01 Sep-28 Sep

At a glance

Activities

Bike hire, Games room,

Traditional music and dance

Wi-Fi: whole site, no charge,

evenings (held in the Glenbeigh

Car hire can be organised at

Hotel and the Towers Hotel

reception, Motorhome service

adjacent to site).

point, Night parking.

*Open: 01 Jun-31 Aug **Open: 14 Mar-27 Oct

Nearby

Nearby

Killarney Lake District, Muckross

Ring of Kerry, Rossbeigh Beach,

House, Ross Castle, Golf, Walking

Dingle Peninsula, Killarney National

trails, Fishing, Horse riding,

Park, Golf, Fishing, Horse riding,

Restaurants, Castles, Pubs,

Walking trails, Watersports, Tennis,

Bars, Take-away, Swimming pool,

Mini-golf.

Children’s play area, Sports centre (discount price for visitors).

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Republic of Ireland

Nagle’s Doolin Caravan & Camping Park www.alanrogers.com/IR9465 A great option for outdoor enthusiasts, this park is located just 1 km from the cliffs of Moher and a short ferry ride from the sparsely populated Aran Islands. Surfing, golf, pony trekking, pot-holing and diving can all be tried nearby, and a visit to Doolin offers a chance to sample the area’s traditional food and music. The level pitches are open and well spaced, and the site has excellent WiFi coverage.

You’ll find them here...

The essentials IR9465

Want independent campsite reviews at your fingertips?

★★★★

99 pitches 76 touring pitches Opens 14 March – 13 October Ports Dun Laoghaire 173 miles/279 km Rosslaire 170 miles/274 km Town Doolin 1.5 miles/2.3 km Beach 54 yds/50 m BBQ No restrictions

Special Offers Book 7 nights pay for 6* Reduced site cancellation charges* *14 Mar-30 Jun & 01 Sep-13 Oct

At a glance

Activities

Shop*, Children’s play area,

To maintain peace and quiet, no

Internet, Wi-Fi: whole site,

on-site entertainment is organised.

no charge, Disabled facilities, Motorhome service point.

Nearby Doolin, Doolin pier, Cliffs of Moher, Moher Hill Open Farm, Lahinch Seaworld, The Aran Islands, Bunratty Castle, Golf, Pony trekking, Watersports, Walking/Cycle routes, Fishing, Caves.

*Open: mid Jun-end of Aug

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Low Season Touring

There are many reasons to avoid high season, if you can. Queues are shorter, there’s less traffic, a calmer atmosphere and prices are often cheaper too. You can stroll through a market, jostled only by enthusiastic locals, not camera-toting tourists. And you’d probably be hoping for that magical weather that encourages shirtsleeves and shorts, without being too hot. Camping Cheque is a fixed price scheme allowing

to use them up. (If you have a couple left over after

you to go as you please, staying on over 600

your trip, simply keep them for the following year, or

campsites across Europe, always paying the same

use them up in the UK).

rate of £14.95 and saving you up to 60% on regular

Camping Cheques can be used right into mid-July

pitch fees. One Cheque gives you one night for

and from late August on many sites. Around 90

2 people + unit on a standard pitch, with electricity.

campsites in France alone accept Camping Cheques

It’s as simple as that. And when you use Camping

from 20th August. And from time to time some

Cheques you’ll find great quality facilities that are

campsites will accept Cheques outside these

actually open and a welcoming conviviality.

dates too.

It’s a proven system, launched in 1999 and

Your Alan Rogers Travel Card also acts as a Camping

recognised by over 600 participating campsites

Cheque Silver Card – once activated (see page 15),

- so no nasty surprises. And it’s flexible, allowing

simply buy and load Cheques electronically. Buy

you to travel between campsites, and also countries,

Cheques as you travel and check your balance

on a whim - so there’s no need to pre-book.

anytime. Simple, secure, convenient.

If you’re concerned that sounds dicey don’t worry: it’s low season, so campsites are rarely full (though advance bookings can be made). The beauty is you can stay as long as you like, travelling in complete freedom. Camping Cheques are valid for at least two seasons - so no pressure

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A rallying cry - Alan Rogers Rallies

Alan Rogers have organised successful rallies throughout Europe for many years and for a wide variety of groups and clubs. Joining a caravan rally is a great way to meet like-minded people and make the most of your experience. The social atmosphere and relaxed campsite setting is ideal for making new friends, and the designated rally stewards work hard to ensure everybody feels at home. We liaise closely with the stewards to find high quality campsites in interesting destinations and arrange fun excursions to local attractions, some of which may not be available to those travelling alone. The rallies we organise run all over Europe, from the Scottish highlands to Bavaria and vary in duration from a long weekend to 14 night holidays. Simply call us to find out how you can get involved.

Organise a rally Organising a rally requires careful planning and extensive preparation. At Alan Rogers, we provide support for rally stewards, both existing and new, the whole way. Our experience spans over ten years, coordinating rallies in 26 European countries – there’s no-one better placed to tailor-make your trip. We have a friendly and knowledgeable in-house rally team who will look after your reservation from the start and make it their priority to ensure your booking runs smoothly through to your day of travel. Included in the service are: • Your personal travel consultant to make your reservation and help with any queries along the way • Expert advice on camping and first-hand knowledge of campsites • Pitch fees paid in advance (no need to worry about the Euro!) • A vast range of ferry options - all at unbeatable prices • A full travel pack with all documents

Request a FREE Rally Organiser’s Pack

01580 214000 rallies@alanrogers.com

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A home from home - the mobile home option

Campsite life is made for spending quality time with your family. It’s a time to discover new places together, relax by the pool and sit down to leisurely meals in the open air. A high specification mobile home allows you to enjoy all these benefits while ensuring maximum comfort and convenience. We offer top quality, independently assessed campsites in the most popular regions of France. Just drive up, check in and start enjoying yourself. You’ll find great locations (beachside fun, stunning scenery, impressive châteaux – you choose); amazing free pool complexes (waterslides, wave machines, lagoons); super facilities with restaurants, shopping and free evening entertainment all on site, and loads of activities from cycling, horse riding and quad biking to funky play areas, canoeing and aerial tree-top walkways. Our mobile homes are all under 5 years old and you’re assured of reliable quality, a consistent standard of equipment and the same clean, clear, contemporary design that makes the leader in campsite accommodation. • One, two and three bedroom mobile homes • Fully equipped kitchen with full sized fridge-freezer, microwave and gas hob • Modern bathroom • Wooden sun deck and outdoor furniture We work hard to offer quality and choice at remarkably low prices, and we pride ourselves on providing a friendly, personal service. Trust us to make your perfect holiday happen.

Order your FREE brochure

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essential information

We’re with you all the way! With over 40 years experience of dealing with continental campsites, we can reasonably claim to be experts. We love what we do and want to make your holiday a real success, and we hope this enthusiasm shines through in our friendly, efficient service.

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Planning your holiday

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. Allocation of pitches is determined by the campsite.

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.

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. We endeavour to indicate key facilities but this is a guide only, based on information provided by the campsites and should not be assumed to be definitive. Similarly we provide dates when swimming pools are heated – this information is provided to us and can be subject to change. You are advised to confirm availability of anything important at the time of booking.

Water and drainage This is not included within your price but may be available – please ask us if required. Additional tents and cars These are not included within your price – if an extra charge is applicable, it is usually payable direct to the campsite on arrival. Dogs and cats We can advise which campsites permit dogs and other pets. Some also have restrictions on the number of pets per pitch, size and breed. Site charges for pets will need to be paid to the campsite on arrival. If booking your ferry on our website you will need to call us to add your pet to the booking. Details of the Pet Travel Scheme at www.defra.gov.uk


essential information

Booking your holiday

Tourist tax (taxe de séjour) Your site booking price per night includes tourist tax (where applicable) and electricity – unless otherwise stated.

Site cancellations

Deposits and payment A deposit of just £75 plus £25 booking fee secures your holiday. Please note some ferry operators offer non-refundable fares, in which case the full fare amount is due at the time of booking. Full payment is required if travel is within 56 days of booking. If final payment is not received by the due date then the booking will be cancelled and the deposit forfeited. Amendments A £20 amendment fee will be payable when altering a campsite booking. If within 30 days of arrival then site cancellation charges may also be applied. Amendments to ferry bookings will incur a £20 amendment fee, together with any ferry operator charges and any difference in ferry price (if it has increased). If you do not travel on the ferry booked, the ferry operator may make a surcharge at the port. Furthermore, if an outbound ferry is not used then the inbound will automatically be cancelled by the operator. Cancellations If an entire booking is cancelled (site and ferry) then the non-refundable deposit of £75 will be retained (as well as the £25 booking fee) and site and ferry cancellation charges will be applied as below. If only the site is cancelled, then there will be a cancellation charge of £20 retained from the original deposit and then the site cancellation charges apply on a sliding scale from 30 days before arrival:

Cancellation days before departure

Cancellation charge

16-30

50%

8-15

75%

1-7

100%

Please note the sliding scale does not apply after the first night’s stay on site. Cancellation charges that apply on the first night are applicable throughout the stay. Cancellation while on site will pay a cancellation charge of 100%. If only the ferry is cancelled there will be a cancellation charge of £20 retained from the original deposit (except in the case of non-refundable fares) together with any applicable ferry cancellation charges. Holiday documentation Your confirmation invoice is proof of your booking with us, there are no tickets. Please check all details carefully and inform us of any error within 7 days to ensure a speedy resolution. Subsequent changes after this time may incur additional charges. Please keep the confirmation invoice – or email- safe as this shows your ferry booking reference and is required at the port. The campsite may wish to see it too.

Travel with peace of mind Looking for competitively priced insurance for your camping or caravanning holiday? We have been entrusted with readers’ campsite holidays since 1968. Choosing the right campsite is one thing; having proper, suitable travel insurance is another. Personal Travel Insurance Ideal for self-drive holidays in Europe, and including cover for camping equipment. Family policies are available at special prices. • 24 hour travel advice line and multi lingual medical assistance

Vehicle Assistance Insurance Cover 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

• Repatriation and evacuation cover

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• Repatriation due to serious illness of relatives at home

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essential information

Preparing for your holiday

Personal documentation UK passport holders must carry their passport with them. Information on visa requirements, validity and more at www.fco.gov.uk

- Austria: a vignette is required for vehicles under 3.5t. Vehicles over 3.5t need a ‘Go-Box’. Visit www.asfinag.at (click on ‘tolls’). - Slovenia: a vignette is required for cars/motorhomes under 3.5t. If over 3.5t then motorways are paid ‘as used’ via a toll system. Visit www.dars.si.

You should take with you your V5C/Vehicle Registration document (previously called the log book). If you do not own the vehicle, take a letter of authorisation.

- Switzerland: Vehicles under 3.5t need a vignette (if towing a trailer or caravan you’ll need two). Vehicles over 3.5t need to pay a daily road tax. Visit www.myswitzerland.com and www.ezv.admin.ch

An MOT certificate should be taken with you, along with your insurance certificate (it’s worth notifying your insurers of your planned trip); and make sure your tax disc is up to date.

Low emissions For up to date details of requirements for motorists, visit www.lowemissionzones.eu.

Motoring When planning your holiday be sure to be aware of up to date regulations and requirements for the countries you are visiting. In particular speed limits, high visibility vest, warning triangles, breathalysers, headlights etc. Number plates with the Euro flag and the national identification letters (eg G.B.) mean that a separate bumper sticker is not required in other EU countries and Switzerland. Tolls are paid ‘as used’ in France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Croatia. You can get an idea of cost by creating a route plan on www.viamichelin.co.uk. Tick ‘caravan’ for prices for both caravans and motorhomes.

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Vignettes and pre-paid boxes can be bought or hired at border points or petrol stations on the approach to the border.

Any full driving licence issued in the UK is legal to use abroad. However only those issued after 1991 are EU compliant, in which case a new photo-card licence or International Driving Permit is recommended. More information at www.postoffice.co.uk

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is available via forms from selected Post Offices or at www.ehic.org.uk. Valid for 5 years, this entitles you to free or discounted medical treatment but does not replace travel insurance.

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Enjoying your holiday

Electricity and gas A 25m extension cable can be useful for hook-up and 80% of sites have the standard 3-pin CEE17 European sockets that we have in the UK. If the campsite does not have the UK type hook-up they can often hire or lend an adaptor (it might be worth buying a 2-pin adaptor before leaving home). Reversed polarity is found on most continental campsites. It will not prevent appliances working but means that your sockets and circuits remain live even when switched off. Campingaz is the most widely available gas in European countries and can be used with appliances which normally use 4.5kg Calor butane. You could buy a Campingaz adaptor or regulator before departure if concerned you may run out of your own supplies.

On arrival The receptions of many continental sites are open long hours, but often close over lunch. Aim to arrive after 2pm and before 8pm to avoid waiting around not able to check in, or arriving after reception has closed. Barbecues Charcoal, gas or electric barbecues are permitted, or provided in communal areas, on all sites unless otherwise indicated. Some regions do not allow barbecues for fire risk reasons. Swimming attire In many regions of France and other countries, swimming shorts and ‘cut offs’ are not permitted. You may need to take Speedo-style trunks with you. Amperage Any requirement for additional amperage can usually be arranged on site and should be paid direct to the campsite. Wifi and internet This is generally available, usually with a charge payable.


Booking conditions

The following Booking Conditions, together with our Essential Information and the information contained in the brochure or on our website, set out the terms and conditions of your booking with Alan Rogers Travel Ltd, Spelmonden Old Oast, Goudhurst, Kent TN17 1HE. Please read them carefully as you will be bound by them. In these Booking Conditions, “you” and “your” means all persons named on the booking (including anyone who is added or substituted at a later date). “We”, “us” and “our” means Alan Rogers Travel. Agency bookings – Type A Bookings We act as a booking agent for ferry operators, Eurotunnel, campsite operators, SAS Kawan Group (in respect of the sale of Camping Cheque and Holiday Cheque) and La Compagnie des Vacances (in respect of mobile home bookings through our ‘Escapes’ programme). Bookings may be made through us as follows: • For ferry/Eurotunnel travel only • For campsite accommodation only (pitch, mobile home, chalet) • For a ferry or Eurotunnel booking together with a campsite booking, where each of the elements is available for purchase individually through ourselves, as agents, at the same price. These will be governed by the terms and conditions of the ferry, Eurotunnel, campsite operators or SAS Kawan Group or La Compagnie des Vacances and your contract will be direct with each of these suppliers. Bookings of this sort will be referred to as “Type A Bookings”. Package Holidays – Type B Bookings If you book a “Package Holiday” through us which falls within the scope of the Package Travel, Package Holiday and Package Tour Regulations 1992 and it is confirmed, we will then accept responsibility for it in accordance with these Booking Conditions as an “organiser”. These bookings will be referred to as “Type B Bookings”. Making your booking 1. By making the booking the party leader confirms that he/she accepts and agrees to be bound by these conditions and that he/she has the authority of all those in his/her party to make the booking on their behalf. Once we have received your booking and all appropriate payments, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by issuing a confirmation invoice, either directly from us or on behalf of the supplier as applicable. This invoice will be sent to the party leader. Please check this invoice carefully as soon as you receive it. You must contact us immediately if any information which appears on the confirmation or any other document appears to be incorrect or incomplete as it may not be possible to make changes later. We regret we cannot accept any liability if we are not notified of any inaccuracy in any document within 7 days of our sending it out. We will do our best to rectify any mistake notified to us outside these time limits but you must meet any costs involved in doing so. For Type A bookings we will have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation except where those errors were made by ourselves. Payment 2. To confirm your booking or site request, you must pay a deposit of £75 per party at the time of booking. Some ferry operators may require a higher deposit at the time of booking or full payment more than eight weeks before departure. You will be advised of the exact deposit payable at the time of booking. Full payment of the balance must be received by the ‘Balance Due’ date shown on your confirmation/invoice. If we do not receive payment of all monies due (including any surcharge) in full and on time we on behalf of the transport operator or campsite operator (for Type A bookings), or we ourselves (for Type B bookings), will treat your booking as cancelled in accordance with clause 9. When accepting any booking within ten weeks of the departure date we reserve the right to ask you to pay the full cost of your booking. We accept the following methods of payment: debit card or credit card authorisation. NB: No confirmations or other documentation will be forwarded until all invoiced balances have been paid. Your contract 3. A binding contract between you and the transport or campsite operator (Type A bookings), or between you and us (Type B bookings) comes into existence when we despatch the confirmation invoice to the party leader. Your booking and all matters arising out of it are governed by English law. We both agree that any dispute, claim or other matter which arises out of or in connection with your booking with us and all matters arising out of it will be dealt with by the Courts of England and Wales only. Prices and your financial protection 4. The prices stated in our brochures or on our website are exclusively available only when booking in advance with Alan Rogers Travel, in accordance with clause 13. Your holiday is protected by the Caravan Club Holiday Trust Fund, established in accordance with the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992, and holding funds in trust to cover the value of customers’ holidays that have not be taken at any point in the year.

(a) Type A bookings only. As we act only as agent for the transport operator or campsite operator with whom your contract is with, we reserve the right to pass on to you in full all additional costs and charges of whatever nature imposed by the transport operator or campsite operator concerned in accordance with its own terms and conditions. (b) Type B bookings only. The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require us to provide security for the monies that you pay for holidays booked with us and for your repatriation (where applicable) in the event of our insolvency. We provide this security by way of The Caravan Club Holiday Trust Fund, established in accordance with the above regulations and in accordance with clause 4. Our prices were calculated in September 2013 on the basis of then known costs and exchange rates. We reserve the right to increase or decrease the prices of unsold arrangements at any time. We also reserve the right to make changes to and correct errors in advertised prices at any time before your arrangements are confirmed. The price of your chosen arrangements will be confirmed at the time of booking. Once the price of your chosen arrangements has been confirmed at the time of booking, then, subject to the correction of errors, we will only increase or decrease the price in the following circumstances. Price increases or decreases after booking will be passed on by way of a surcharge or refund. A surcharge or refund (as applicable) will be payable, subject to the conditions set out in this clause, if transportation costs or dues, taxes (for example VAT/IPT) or fees payable for services such as embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports increase or decrease. Even in the above cases, only if the amount of the increase in our costs exceeds 2% of the total cost of your arrangements (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment charges), will we levy a surcharge. If any surcharge is greater than 10% of the cost of your arrangements (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment charges), you will be entitled to choose one of options (a), (b) or (c) set out in clause 6 (b) below. You have 14 days from the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice to tell us if you want to choose option (b) or (c) as set out in clause 6 (b) below. If you do not tell us that you wish to choose either of these options within this period of time, we are entitled to assume that you do not wish to do so and will pay the surcharge. Any surcharge must be paid with the balance of the cost of the arrangements or within 14 days of the issue date printed on the surcharge invoice, whichever is the later. Should the price of your holiday reduce by more than 2% due to decreases mentioned above, then we will refund amounts exceeding 2% to you. Please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual protection in place. We promise not to levy a surcharge within 30 days of departure. (c) All arrangements Many transport operators are now using ‘Flexible Pricing’. This effectively means that prices can and do vary on a daily basis for the same arrangements. Consequently, where we give a quotation for a particular journey, this is only valid at the time of quoting. Any booking made at a later time may be at a different rate. We reserve the right to correct errors in both advertised and confirmed prices. We will do so as soon as we become aware of the error. Please note, changes and errors occasionally occur. You must check the price of your chosen arrangements at the time of booking. Conditions of suppliers 5. Many of the services which make up your booking are provided by independent suppliers. Those suppliers provide these services in accordance with their own terms and conditions. Some of these terms and conditions may limit or exclude the supplier’s liability to you, usually in accordance with applicable International Conventions (see clause 8 (4)). Copies of the relevant parts of these terms and conditions are available on request from us or the supplier. Alterations and cancellations by transport operators/campsite operators/us 6. (a) Type A bookings. If there is a change to your Type A booking we will pass on the new details to you together with any compensation that the transport operator or campsite operator may offer. As agent only for the transport operator or campsite operator we cannot accept any liability for any changes or cancellations made to these bookings. (b) Type B bookings. We start planning the arrangements we offer many months in advance. Occasionally, we have to make changes to and correct errors in our brochure and other details both before and after bookings have been confirmed, and can cancel confirmed bookings. Whilst we always endeavour to avoid changes and cancellations, we must reserve the right to do so. However, we will only cancel your confirmed arrangements after the date the balance of the cost of your holiday is due where you have failed to comply with any requirement of these booking conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time), where we are forced to do so as a result of force majeure as defined in clause 7 below, or where minimum numbers for any tour or other arrangement as advertised in our brochure or on our website, are not reached by 6 weeks prior to the date of departure.

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Most changes are minor. Occasionally, we have to make a “significant change”. “Significant changes” include the following changes when made before departure: a change of accommodation area for the whole or a major part of the time you are away, a change of outward departure time or overall length of time you are away of twelve or more hours, or a change of UK departure point to one which is more inconvenient for you. If we have to make a significant change or cancel, we will tell you as soon as possible. If there is time to do so before departure, we will offer you the choice of the following options: (i) (For significant changes) accepting the changed arrangements or (ii) Purchasing alternative arrangements from us, of a similar standard and cost to that originally booked if available or (iii) Cancelling or accepting the cancellation in which case you will receive a full and prompt refund of all monies you have paid to us. Please note, the above options are not available where any change made is a minor one. If we have to make a significant change or cancel after the date on which the balance of the cost of your arrangements is due we will pay you a reasonable level of compensation appropriate to the level of inconvenience caused, subject to the following exceptions. Compensation will not be payable and no liability beyond offering the above mentioned choices can be accepted where we are forced to make a change or cancel as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which we could not have avoided even with all due care or where we are forced to cancel a holiday due to insufficient numbers (see clause 26). No compensation will be payable and the above options will not be available if we cancel as a result of your failure to comply with any requirement of these booking conditions entitling us to cancel (such as paying on time). In all cases, our liability for significant changes and cancellations is limited to offering you the above mentioned options and, where applicable, compensation payments. We regret we cannot pay any expenses, costs or losses incurred by you as a result of any change or cancellation. No compensation is payable for minor changes or where we make a significant change or cancel before the date on which the balance of your arrangements is due. Very rarely, we may be forced by “Force Majeure” (see clause 7) to change or terminate your arrangements after departure but before the scheduled end of your time away. This is extremely unlikely, but if this situation does occur, we regret we will be unable to make any refunds (unless we obtain any refunds from our suppliers), pay you any compensation or meet any costs or expenses you incur as a result. Force Majeure 7. Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss as a result of “Force Majeure”. In these Booking Conditions, “Force Majeure” means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, actual or threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control. Our liability to you 8. (a) Type A bookings only We act only as an agent for the transport operator or campsite operator concerned. Your contract for your transport or stay at the campsite is directly with the transport operator or campsite operator. We accept no liability in relation to the transport or campsite itself or for the acts or omissions of the transport operator or campsite operator concerned. In respect of the transport you book, the transport operator’s terms and conditions of carriage will apply to your contract (copy available on request direct from the suppliers). Please note the transport operator is entitled to limit its liability to you in accordance with applicable International Convention(s) or Regulation(s) (for example, the Athens Convention for international travel by sea.) In respect of the campsite you book, the terms and conditions of the campsite operator will apply to your contract (copy available on request). However, in the event that we are found liable on any basis whatsoever our maximum liability to you if we are found to have been at fault in relation to any service we provide as agent for the transport operator or campsite operator concerned (as opposed to any service provided by the transport operator or campsite operator for whom we are not responsible) is limited to twice the cost of the booking in question. We do not exclude or limit any liability for death or personal injury which arises as a result of our negligence or that of our employees whilst acting in the course of their employment. (b) Type B bookings only (i) We will accept responsibility for the arrangements we agree to provide or arrange for you as an “organiser” under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 as set out below. Subject to these booking conditions, if we or our suppliers perform or arrange your contracted holiday arrangements negligently, taking into consideration all relevant factors (for example following the complaints procedure as described in these conditions and the extent to which ours or our employees’ or suppliers’ negligence affected the overall enjoyment of your holiday), we will pay you reasonable compensation. Please note that it is your responsibility to show that we or our supplier(s) have been negligent if you wish to make a claim against us. (ii) We will not be responsible or pay you compensation for any injury, illness, death, loss, damage, expense, cost or other claim of any description if it results from:

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(a) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of the person(s) affected; (b) the act(s) and/or omission(s) of a third party unconnected with the provision of the services contracted for and which were unforeseeable or unavoidable; or (c) unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond ours or our supplier(s) control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or (d) an event which either ourselves or suppliers could not, even with all due care, have foreseen or forestalled. (iii) We limit the maximum amount we may have to pay you for any and all claims or parts of claims which do not involve personal injury, illness or death. Except where loss of and/or damage to luggage or personal possessions is concerned or a lower limitation of liability applies to your claim, the maximum amount we will pay you for such non personal injury claims if we are found liable to you on any basis is twice the cost of the holiday (excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total. This maximum amount will only be payable where everything has gone wrong and you have not received any benefit at all from your holiday. (iv) Important notice in respect of limits on liability. Our liability will also be limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to (a) The contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements. You acknowledge that all of the terms and conditions contained in those ‘Conditions of Carriage’ form part of your contract with us, as well as with the transport company and that those ‘Conditions of Carriage’ shall be deemed to be included by reference into this contract; and (b) Any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions. (v) You must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require. You must also tell us and the supplier concerned about your claim or complaint as set out in clause 12 below. If asked to do so, you must transfer to us or our insurers any rights you have against the supplier or whoever else is responsible for your claim or complaint (if the person concerned is under 18, their parent or guardian must do so). You must also agree to cooperate fully with us and our insurers if we or our insurers want to enforce any rights which are transferred. Cancellation and changes by you 9. If you wish to cancel your confirmed booking, you must notify us in writing as soon as possible. As we and our suppliers incur costs from the time we confirm your booking, the following charges will apply: If cancellation is received prior to or on Balance Due Date, your deposit will be retained. Except in the case where a non-refundable fare has been booked, when the entire fare amount will be retained. If cancellation is received after Balance Due Date, then your deposit will be retained, together with all costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers as a result. In the event that only one element of a confirmed booking is cancelled a £20 cancellation charge will be applied to your booking together with all costs and charges as detailed above. Claims may be made on insurance (if purchased by you) if the reason for the cancellation is covered (see policy wording). Where any cancellation reduces the number of full paying party members below the number on which the price, number of free places and/ or any concessions agreed for your booking were based, we will recalculate these items and re-invoice you accordingly. Should you wish to make any changes to your confirmed arrangements, you must notify us as soon as possible. Whilst we will endeavour to assist, we cannot guarantee any such requests will be met. Where they can be met, an amendment fee of £20 per booking will be payable together with any costs incurred by ourselves, and any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers or the transport operator or campsite operator in the case of Type A bookings. Full details of amendment and cancellation charges can be found in our Essential information. Type B bookings only If any member of your party is prevented from travelling, the person(s) concerned may be able to transfer their place to someone else (introduced by you) providing we are notified not less than four weeks before departure. Where a transfer to a person of your choice can be made, all costs and charges incurred by us and/or incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers as a result together with an amendment fee of £20 must be paid before the transfer can be affected. You may also be permitted to transfer a booking in this way for other types of bookings, however, this cannot be guaranteed. Please ask for details at the time of booking. Insurance 10. It is a condition of booking with us that you have adequate travel insurance in place. For some Type B bookings if you do not take our own insurance we may require you to provide details of your alternative insurance cover, the benefits of which must be at least as good as those offered by our own insurance. Details of the policy we offer are shown at alanrogers.com/insurance. Premiums must be paid as soon as possible as cover will not be effective until we receive all applicable premiums in full. Please read your policy details carefully and take them with you on your break. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is suitable and adequate for your particular needs.


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Delay 11. (a) For Type A bookings As we act as agent only, we cannot accept any liability in the event of a delay at your homeward or outward point of departure. (b) Type B bookings We regret we are not in a position to offer you any assistance in the event of delay at your outward or homeward point of departure, but any transport operator concerned may however provide refreshments etc. We will not be liable for any delay unless it has a significant effect on your arrangements. However, EU Passenger Rights Regulations may entitle you to compensation from the operator under certain specific circumstances.

28 days of your return to the UK giving your booking reference and full details of your complaint. For all complaints and claims which do not involve death, personal injury or illness, we regret we/the supplier cannot accept liability if you fail to notify the complaint or claim entirely in accordance with this clause. Anyone leaving a campsite early at which they had made an advance reservation without first asking us for assistance in solving the problem will not be entitled to a refund of any unused pitch fees under any circumstances. For Type A bookings, we act only as agent for the transport operator or campsite operator concerned and therefore cannot accept any liability for your transport or campsite. Any assistance provided in resolving a complaint in relation to any such booking is provided on a goodwill basis and in our capacity as agent. Your property

Safety standards 12. Please note that as a general rule, the requirements and standards of the country you visit will not be the same as the UK and may sometimes be lower.

20. You must pay all due care and attention to your personal belongings. We cannot accept any liability if they are lost or damaged. Unattended vehicles and accommodation and their contents are the sole responsibility of their operators. Brochure/website descriptions

Advanced booking service 13. (a) The minimum period which may be accepted for any booking with the Advance Booking Service is one night unless otherwise stated below the site description or where an “ITX” booking is made. There is no restriction on the maximum number of nights or sites which may be booked but the person making the booking must stay at the site on all nights they have booked. (b) For the purposes of the Advance Booking Service, child prices depend on the age limits set by individual campsites as mentioned in the brochure.

21. To the best of our knowledge the campsite descriptions and holiday information provided is up to date at the time of going to press but it is possible (for example) for a campsite to change hands or for certain facilities or services at the campsite to be altered and we therefore must emphasise that the contents of our brochure or website represent the detail available at the time of printing. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of such information and prices at the time of printing, regrettably errors do occasionally occur. You must therefore ensure you check all details of your chosen arrangements (including the price) with us at the time of booking. Where we act only as agent we will have no responsibility for any errors in any documentation, including pricing errors, except where those errors were made by ourselves.

(c) High and low season periods vary for each site and full details are given in the individual site descriptions. (d) The prices in this brochure only apply if a site booking is made in advance, before departure from the UK, through our Advance Booking Service. Bookings not made in advance will be subject to the public prices payable directly to the site. Any requested site bookings made within seven days of departure from the UK or once you are already abroad will be subject to a £15 late booking charge. We can only make requests for extra pitch space a minimum of two days before arrival. Overseas Sites Special Offers 14. Only one offer can be applied per booking and it can only be applied once; offers are not cumulative unless otherwise stated. The offer will only be applied if your entire stay falls within the offer period. The offer will be applied automatically to your booking where possible. We reserve the right to withdraw these offers at any time. Any amendments made to bookings with special offers may be subject to the standard prices. Services 15. Unless otherwise stated in the campsite or holiday description, any such bills must be settled directly with the relevant site administration. This could include, but is not limited to, any bills for water or sewage connections and pet charges. Campsite facilities and activities 16. The brochure describes the facilities and activities normally available at each campsite during the main part of the season, which is commonly July and August. At many sites not all facilities and activities will be operating during the early and late season (e.g. as a result of lack of demand, weather conditions, maintenance and repair etc) and we cannot be held liable for non-provision of any service. In some cases only a bare minimum of facilities and no activities will be open at the very beginning and end of the season. Child prices 17. The age at which child prices come into operation varies according to whether you are travelling on a Type B booking or on an Advance Booking Service holiday, (see clauses 13(c) and 28). All age definitions relate to the age of that person on the date of departure from home. Site ratings

Additional booking conditions The following additional conditions apply to Type B and Camping Cheque bookings, and, where specified, to Rallies and Group Bookings. 22. Customers must travel out and back on the ferries and at the times booked by us. Customers who travel with any other ferry operator and/or at a different time than the booked sailing will be liable for the full cost of the alternative arrangement. 23. No refunds can be made for any nights not spent at campsites booked in the holiday itinerary. Where customers spend additional nights at these campsites, the cost must be paid direct to the campsite operator. 24. Customers are responsible for paying any campsite fees in respect of night halts which are not included in a booking itinerary. Customers may, if they so wish, book campsites through the Advance Booking Service (refer to clause 13) for any night halts not included in their itinerary. 25. No reduction in prices can be granted to shareholders of the ferry companies utilised. Any ferry offers published by Alan Rogers Travel may be restricted by booking type, date, etc. 26. Some of our Type B holidays require a minimum number of participants for them to operate, and this is shown in the brochure against each holiday. Should this number not be achieved we reserve the right to cancel the holiday at any time prior to balance due date. See also clause 9 of these booking conditions. 27. We cannot guarantee that customers travelling on any Type B booking will be allocated pitches all together in the same area of the campsite. However, campsite operators will be requested to arrange this wherever possible. 28. Child prices for Type B bookings will apply to any person between the ages of 4-13 inclusive at the date of departure, unless otherwise stated. 29. Parents have responsibility for their children at all times unless placed in the care of a duly authorised person. Particular care should be taken on sites with lakes, swimming pools and children’s playgrounds. 30. Data protection and privacy. Please refer to the policy on our website for details regarding the way we handle and use your personal data. 31. These Booking Conditions form part of our terms and conditions together with information provided elsewhere in our brochure or on our website.

18. All the ‘star’ and category ratings given in this brochure are those granted to the campsites by the authorities of the countries in which they are located. Complaints procedure 19. In the unlikely event that you have any reason to complain or experience any problems with your arrangements whilst away, you must immediately inform the supplier of the service(s) in question. Any verbal notification must be put in writing and given to the supplier as soon as possible, and should also be sent to our office. Should the problem remain unresolved you should telephone the Alan Rogers Travel on 01580 214000 during office hours. If you remain dissatisfied, you must write to us within

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Sites index

Vendée and Charente

20

Camping Indigo Noirmoutier Camping La Yole Village de la Guyonnière Castel Camping la Garangeoire Camping le Pin Parasol Camping la Trévillière Domaine des Forges Camping les Brunelles Camping la Bolée d’Air Camping du Jard Camping de la Venise Verte Le Logis du Breuil Le Domaine d’Oléron

20 21 21 22 22 23 23 24 24 25 25 26 26

Brittany

27

Camping le P’tit Bois Domaine de la Ville Huchet Domaine du Logis Castel Camping Domaine des Ormes Castel Camping Château de Galinée Camping le Châtelet Sites et Paysages les Capucines Yelloh! Village les Mouettes Camping des Abers Camping Indigo Douarnenez Castel Camping L’Orangerie de Lanniron Camping le Raguenès Plages Castel Camping le Ty-Nadan Camping les Prés Verts Sites et Paysages Le Penboch Camping les Iles

27 28 28 29 29 30 30 31 31 32 32 33 33 34 34 35

Château du Deffay

Northern France

42

Limousin and Auvergne

65

Italy

Château du Gandspette Castel Camping la Bien Assise La Ferme des Aulnes Sites et Paysages le Clos Cacheleux Sites et Paysages Parc des Cygnes

42 43 43 44 44

Castel Camping le Château de Leychoisier Castel Camping le Château de Poinsouze Camping Indigo Royat

65 66 66

Burgundy and Eastern France

67

Le Lac d’Orient Camping Lac de la Liez Castel Camping la Forge de Sainte Marie Camping du Pont de Bourgogne Castel Camping Château de l’Epervière Camping le Manoir de Bezolle Castel Camping le Val de Bonnal Camping la Plage Blanche Sites et Paysages Clos de la Chaume

67 68 68 69 69 70 70 71 71

Camping Camping Camping Camping Camping Camping

Rhône Valley Le Coin Tranquille RCN Camping Belledonne Camping Caravanning L’Escale Sites et Paysages la Colombière Camping Indigo Vallouise Camping Indigo Lyon Domaine les Ranchisses

Paris

45

Caravanning des 4 Vents Huttopia Rambouillet Camping Indigo Paris

45 46 46

Loire

47

Huttopia Senonches Les Bois du Bardelet Castel Camping Château de la Grenouillère Sites et Paysages les Saules Indigo les Châteaux Yelloh! Village Parc du Val de Loire Camping Château des Marais Camping le Moulin Fort Castel Camping Parc de Fierbois Huttopia Rillé Sites et Paysages Chantepie Sites et Paysages l’Etang Castel Camping Château de Chanteloup Castel Camping le Petit Trianon Camping du Lac de Saint Cyr

47 48 48 49 49 50 50 51 51 52 52 53 53 54 54

Spain

107

88 89 89 90 90 91

Camping Playa Joyel Camping de Haro Camping El Escorial Camping Monte Holiday Camping El Astral Camping L’Amfora Camping El Delfin Verde Vilanova Park Camping la Torre del Sol Camping Ribamar Kiko Park Oliva Marjal Costa Blanca Caravanning La Manga Camping Cabopino Camping Roche

107 108 108 109 109 110 110 111 111 112 112 113 113 114 114

Portugal

115

Yelloh! Village Turiscampo Orbitur Camping Guincho

115 116

Republic of Ireland

117

River Valley Caravan and Camping Park Glen of Aherlow Caravan & Camping Park Blarney Caravan & Camping Park Fleming’s White Bridge Glenross Caravan & Camping Park Nagle’s Doolin Caravan & Camping Park

117 118 118 119 119 120

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Koningshof Delftse Hout Duinrell

92 93 93

Luxembourg

94

Camping Birkelt

94

72

Belgium

95

72 73 73 74 74 75 75

Klein Strand

95

Switzerland

96

Camping Camping Camping Camping

96 97 97 98

Midi Pyrénées

76

Germany

Camping and Caravanning les Rivages

76

Les Genets

77

Sites et Paysages le Moulin

77

55

Le Camp de Florence

78

Yelloh! Village St Emilion

55

Huttopia Font Romeu

78

Domaine de la Rive Sunêlia le Col Vert

56 56

Camping Pyrénées Natura

79

35

Sites et Paysages Lou P’tit Poun

57

Mediterranean and Provence

80

Sites et Paysages la Tabardière

36

Camping le Pavillon Royal

57

Camping Beau Rivage

58

Normandy

37

Sites et Paysages la Catinière Castel Camping du Brévedent Castel Camping Château de Martragny Sunêlia Port’land Camping le Cormoran Castel Camping L’Anse du Brick Camping le Grand Large Castel Camping le Château de Lez-Eaux Camping de la Forêt

37 38 38 39 39 40 40 41 41

Dordogne and Lot

59

Castel Camping les Gorges du Chambon Château le Verdoyer Castel Camping St Avit Loisirs Camping Domaine des Mathevies Domaine de Soleil Plage

59 60 60 61 61

Camping Ma Prairie Le Haras Yelloh! Village le Brasilia Yelloh! Village les Mimosas Camping la Nautique Domaine de la Yole Yelloh! Village la Petite Camargue Castel Camping Domaine de Massereau Le Mas de Reilhe

80 81 81 82 82 83 83 84 84

Camping Bel Ombrage

62 62 63

Castel Camping le Château de Boisson

85 85 86

63 64

88

Netherlands

Atlantic Coast

Castel Camping le Moulin du Roch Camping Indigo Sarlat Camping les Pins Castel Camping la Paille Basse

Fontanelle Fornella Capalonga Ca’ Savio Città di Bologna Roma Flash

Camping les Pêcheurs Camping Caravaning Esterel Camping la Vieille Ferme Sites et Paysages Moulin du Ventre

Lazy Rancho 4 Jungfraublick Gemmi Solothurn

99

Camping Belchenblick Klüthseecamp & Seeblick Camping & Freizeitpark Luxoase

99 100 100

Austria

101

Park Grubhof

101

Natterer See

102

Camping Ossiacher See

102

Croatia

103

Camping Solitudo Camping Galeb

103 104

Slovenia

105

Camping Bled

105

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France

Camping Terme Catez

106

86 87


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