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Al Fresco Holidays

Luxury outdoor family holidays in Europe

This brochure does family holidays with a twist. Just because you want the fun and freedom of the great outdoors doesn’t mean you have to skimp on creature comforts. Al Fresco brings a luxury edge to mobile homes. You’ll find them in some of Europe’s best parcs, chosen for their amazing pool scenes and range of restaurants. The result? A holiday the whole family loves.

Front cover: La Croix du Vieux Pont parc

An Al Fresco holiday is a child’s dream…

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There are pool complexes with chutes galore, lazy rivers and wave pools too…

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You’ll only find us on Europe’s top ranked parcs, each handpicked for their fantastic facilities, impeccable organisation, tasty restaurants and wonderfully relaxed holiday atmosphere. There’s no schedule to keep, no formalities: you can even have dinner in your pyjamas. This isn’t camping, this is outdoor living in style.

Your spacious, air-conditioned, 2 or 3 bedroomed mobile home has its own decking and outdoor space. Inside there’s a modern kitchen, toilet and shower. On top of all that, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by our prices too. You pay for the mobile home, one price per family. Easy. You can book online, call our reservations team or visit your local travel shop.

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Dover

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Southampton Poole Plymouth Cherbourg

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Nantes

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Union Lido p110

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Marina di Venezia p109

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Vigna Sul Mar p114

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Adriano Camping Village p113

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Norcenni Girasole Club p100

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Château de Galinée p76

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Les Sablons p56

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La Grande Métairie p77

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Mar Estang p51

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Les Alicourts Resort p83

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Le Brasilia p50

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Le Val de Bonnal p84

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Le Clarys Plage p68

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Castell Montgri p37

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La Garangeoire p70

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El Delfin Verde p40

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Le Séquoia Parc p71

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Internacional de Calonge p39

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La Rive p46

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Cala Gogo p38

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Le Vieux Port p44

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Vilanova Park p36

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Lanterna p117

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Yelloh! Village Le Sylvamar p45

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Sanguli p34

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Bi Village p118

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Ilbarritz p47

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Cambrils Park p35

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Douce Quietude p61

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Esterel p60

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Le Vieux Port Yelloh! Village Le Sylvamar La Rive Ilbarritz Le Brasilia Mar Estang Yelloh! Village Le Sérignan Plage Les Méditerranées Beach Garden Les Méditerranées Beach Club Les Sablons Yelloh! Village Le Club Beach Farret Esterel Douce Quietude La Baume Les Prairies de la Mer Marina d’erba Rossa Le Clarys Plage Sol-a-Gogo La Garangeoire Le Séquoia Parc Château des Ormes Château de Galinée La Grande Métairie Yelloh! Village Côte de Nacre Paris Est La Croix du Vieux Pont Les Alicourts Resort Le Val de Bonnal Holland Holland

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Terms and conditions

Pricing Planner

Terms and Conditions are applicable to all offers and are subject to availability, a minimum stay of 7 nights and must be booked by 31st January 2013 or 31st March 2013 dependent on offer. Offers have specific limitations and apply to new bookings only. We reserve the right to withdraw offers at any time without notice. 1) Free night offers: Applies to holidays of 10 or more nights duration only, staying in the same mobile home, on the same site. The number of free nights varies according to the parc, unit type, date of departure and duration of your stay and is subject to availability. Free night offers can be combined with other offers subject to a minimum accommodation spend of £199 after all discounts and offers applied including loyalty bonus. The free night(s) given is/are always the lowest priced night(s) on the price panel prior to discount. The free night discount will be added after any pro rata % discount has been deducted. Please check our website for up to the minute availability. 2) Loyalty: Loyalty bonus cannot be combined with 2 mobiles for the price of 1 offer but can be combined with other offers and parc deals subject to a minimum accommodation spend of £199 inclusive of loyalty bonus and other discounts. Limited to 1 loyalty bonus per booking. Book by 31.01.13 to claim £100 if 5+ previous Al Fresco holidays, £75 for 3-4 previous Al Fresco holidays and £50 for 1-2 previous Al Fresco holidays. Loyalty bonus applied to bookings between 01.02.13 and 31.03.13 reverts to £50 irrespective of the number of previous holidays. Claims for loyalty discount must be made within 7 days of the booking being confirmed and cannot be claimed for bookings made less than 7 days before departure. 3) Group booking discount: Group discount cannot be combined with the 2 mobiles for the price of 1 offer. The £25 discount will only be given if both bookings are made at the same time, have the same departure date and at the same parc. Subject to a minimum accommodation spend of £199 per mobile after all discounts have been applied including group booking discount. If one of the bookings mobile homes is amended or cancelled, the £25 discount will be withdrawn from both parties. Book by 31.03.13. 4) Amendment policy: see page 138 points 11.1 & 11.3. 5) 2 mobile homes for the price of 1: Mobile homes must be booked at the same time, for the same departure date, duration and parc. Minimum duration 7 nights, maximum duration 14 nights. The second mobile home type will be allocated at the time of booking by Al Fresco and may not be of the same type as the other mobile home on the booking. A deposit of £100 is required per mobile. At least 1 adult over 18 years must be in each mobile home. Equipment damage waiver and all accommodation extras apply per mobile home. A supplement of £100 per vehicle plus any applicable date/route related supplements apply for any additional vehicles, on a 2 for 1 booking. Available on selected dates and parcs subject to availability. May not be combined with any parc deals, offers or loyalty bonus. Mobiles may not necessarily be adjacent on parc. 6) Up to 25% off per night: Available on selected dates and parcs whilst promotional stocks last on holidays of 7 nights and over. Cannot be combined with the 2 for 1 deal. May be combined with the loyalty bonus and 10th Anniversary discount subject to a minimum spend of £199 inclusive of all offers and discounts. Any % discount shown will only be applied to the individual nights within the stay period which qualify for such a discount. This could be as little as 1 night within any chosen stay. Book by 31.03.13. 7) 10th Anniversary discounts: £100 or £50 discounts available on selected parcs and start dates whilst promotional stocks last. Cannot be combined with the 2 for 1 deal. May be combined with the loyalty bonus and free night offers. a.up to £100 off discount applies solely to arrivals on selected parcs between 29th June and 10th August and must be booked by 31st January 2013. b. u  p to £50 discount applies solely to arrivals on selected parcs between 29th June and 6th September 2013 and must be booked by 31st March 2013. 8) Short-Sea Ferry Saver: We include the cost of a midweek off-peak short-sea channel crossing for one standard vehicle and up to 9 passengers at nil supplements within our prices providing your booking is made by 28.02.2013. Price excludes insurance, additional travel supplements and additional extras. Ferry bookings must coincide with dates booked in accommodation. Our Prices: At certain times arrival dates may be restricted to assist with allocation management. Baby packs are £3 per day 15.06.13 to 30.08.13 and free at all other times, subject to availability. Simply request when you book your holiday. Air conditioning supplement applies where indicated on the price panel. 0844 numbers cost 5p per minute. The cost per call was correct at the time of publication 1st November 2012. Book with confidence: we’re fully ABTA and ATOL bonded, so you can be sure your holiday and your money are safe from the moment you book.

Here’s a simple list to help you plan and cost your holiday.

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Cost Accommodation Price – see example costings on page 139. Luxe Decking Upgrade – see page 27. Equipment Damage Waiver – see page 27. Overnight Stopovers – see page 125.

Offers and deals Loyalty Discount Subtract up to £100 if you’ve taken a holiday with Al Fresco 5+ times, £75 if 3 or 4 times, £50 if 1 or 2 times. £25 off Group Booking 2 mobiles for the price of 1

Travel Ferry Crossing A midweek low season off-peak channel crossing is included at nil supplements. Eurostar European TGV Flights

Extras Bed Linen and Towel Hire – see page 27. Bath / Beach Towel – see page 27. Baby Pack Hire – see page 27. Baby Cot Linen – see page 27. Air-conditioning Airport Parking, Hotel, VIP Lounge, insurance, tickets and other services – See page 27.

To Book call 0844 774 1515

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Contents Why choose Al Fresco?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Euromap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Parcs at a glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Wet and wild. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Parc life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Tots to teens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 Al Fresco kidz club. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Al Fresco family fun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Luxury outdoor living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-19 Home comforts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Accommodation: Puccini. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Accommodation: Bellini & Rossini. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 Accommodation: Rossini & Vivaldi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Freebies and extras. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 Getting there . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Special offers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31

Destinations Spain – Pages 32-40 Costa Dorada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-36 Costa Brava . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-40

France – Pages 41-84 Aquitaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-47 Languedoc/Roussillon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-57 Côte d’Azur and Corsica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-65 Vendée and Charente Maritime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66-71 Brittany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-77 Normandy and Champagne/Paris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78-81 Loire and Jura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82-84

Holland – Pages 85-87 Wassenaar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Italy – Pages 88-114 Lake Garda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89-97 Rome and Tuscany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98-105 Venetian Riviera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106-112 Adriatic Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113-114

Croatia – Page 115-118 Istria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116-118 10338

All holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation authority. Our ATOL number is 10338. You can be sure you’re in safe hands when you travel with us. 2013 Main Edition. This may be superseded and replaced by a later edition. Also see section 2 of Our Agreement for ‘The Price You Pay’. This brochure was published in November 2013. Terms and conditions apply, please see page 137-138. Al Fresco Holidays SAS is a member of The Homair Group of Companies. Registered office is 570 Avenue du Club Hippique, Immeuble le Derby 13097, Aix-en-Provence, France.

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Of course, no holiday would be complete without a serious drenching. Our parcs don’t just have swimming pools: to be honest ‘pools’ is definitely an understatement – many have tropical water complexes with amazing slides, flumes and fountains. Throw yourself into a wavepool at Le Vieux Port, page 44, Château des Ormes, page 74, Les Alicourts Resort, page 83 and Marina di Venezia, page 109. Have a fun time in a lazy river ride at Séquoia Parc, page 71, La Grande Métairie, page 77, Côte de Nacre, page 79, Duinrell, page 87 and Adriano, page 113.

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There’s a great mix of parcs – from the quiet rural retreats to the allsinging, all-dancing complexes.

Parc Location is what first sets the parcs apart: you’ll find them in some of the most beautiful beach, countryside, mountain and lake settings in Europe. So after a doze by the pool, take a wander around the towns and villages, discovering strong cheese, tangy home produced wine and spicy meats from the market. Or immerse yourself into the local history and culture.

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life

To help you choose the best parc for your party, we've broken them down into three categories based on size: 'large and lively', 'midsize and sociable' and 'small and friendly'. All of them offer essentials like restaurants, supermarkets, bakeries and laundry facilities. You’ll find children’s play areas and there’s always a friendly bar for a morning cappuccino and evening ice-cream. Plus there’s secure entry to allow only fellow holiday makers on parc.

Our large and lively parcs are action-packed with organised activities, kids’ clubs, evening shows, sports and events. Perfect for families with turbo-charged kids. Midsize and sociable have all you need, they are just slightly smaller scale.Our small and friendly parcs are set in a more laid-back holiday scene for families with young children or couples wanting a relaxed base to explore. Many of our parcs offer gyms and spas to indulge in a little well deserved pampering. We call this Wellness and Active. See where each parc fits on page 4 and pages 132-136 A-Z Guide. To Book call 0844 774 1515

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0-3 Lots for tots

Travelling outside high season is perfect for families with toddlers – the parcs are relaxed and laid back and full of similar age groups: so they can make friends with ease.

Toddler friendly parcs: Our suggestions

La Rive p46 le Brasilia p50 Le Sérignan Plage p52 Esterel p60 La Garangeoire p70 Le Séquoia Parc p71 La Grande Metairie p77 Les Alicourts Resort p83 Marina di Venezia p109

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Most parcs host their own clubs in modern and comfortable purpose built play rooms which provide the safe and welcoming environment your children need. The multilingual staff provide well-organised, age specific activities so that children get the most from their play with children of their own age group. Fun stuff they can get up to includes painting, music and songs, pony trekking, crazy golf, pottery workshop, treasure trails, bug hunts, mini disco dances and circus games.

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well-organised, age specific activities.

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8-12 Kids Older kids are well catered for too and there are tons of opportunities to make new friends around the parc and in the kids’ clubs. Here’s a taster of the great stuff they could get up to: Magic forum, pedaloes, mini golf, tennis, table tennis, pool, football, video games, sports competitions, rounders, handicrafts, and evening shows. (some of these activities are off-parc and you may need to pay a small charge locally).

Teenage kicks With all the stuff that’s happening at the parc we bet they’ll unplug the iPod and get stuck in. There’s tons to keep them out of mischief, like archery, tennis, games rooms and discos to name a few. Some parcs provide a youth club with organised activities and trips or just somewhere to hang out with new friends.

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With Al Fresco they’ll have the time of their lives which means you’ll have plenty of time to yourself. They’ll be making new friends, getting wet, pounding the playground, exploring the site and letting off all that steam, phew!

There’s nowhere better for the fun to start than at our Al Fresco kidz club, Run exclusively by our very own Al Fresco kids’ reps.

All of our Children’s Club staff will have worked with children before and at least one staff member at every club will hold a professional childcare qualification so you can relax knowing your children are in safe hands. There are tons of activities for 4-12 year olds and the groups are small enough to make every wee one welcome.

What they can get up to: Littleuns:

Bug hunts, outer space, face painting, treasure hunts, colouring competitions, parachute games.

Older pre-teens:

Sports games, waterfights, playback shows and pirate hunts.

Toys 'r' yours:

It’s worth noting that we’ve got a superb array of table tennis bats and balls, tennis racquets, boules sets, board games and even inflatables and bodyboards at every Al Fresco reception* so you don’t have to worry about filling up the car with loads of your own! *where dedicated Al Fresco reception mobile is present.

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Join in the fun at: • Sanguli p34 • Le Clarys Plage p68 • Château des Ormes p74 • La Croix du Vieux Pont p81 • Marina di Venezia p109

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n u f y l i m Fa s e m a g e t ĂŞ f r Summe Remember the wheelbarrow race? The Egg and-spoon race? Relive your first ever taste of fame and glory with these favourites

who’s got the keenest sense of direction in your family? 14

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Al Fresco Family fun The Kidz club runs fun days where the whole family can take part in traditional summer fête games.

Spain • Sanguli p34 France • Le Clarys Plage p64 • Château des Ormes p74 • La Croix du Vieux Pont p81 Italy

Higher, lower…

• Marina di Venezia p109

Can you b best at eat your perso welly t hrowingnal ?

You can test your nerve and dexterity with the wiggly wire game.

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Our mobile homes are modern, wellequipped and comfortable with a light, fresh décor and plenty of space for everyone

Luxury g n i v i l outdoor If you’ve ever stayed in a hotel with the whole family crammed into one room, you’ll appreciate having two or three bedrooms. There’s plenty of space for everyone – not to mention a little more privacy.

Outside, stretch out on your own decked veranda* and enjoy the peaceful natural surroundings over a few drinks and a barbecue with family or friends. Above all, it’s the quality and consistency of our accommodation that really sets us apart. And whichever mobile home you choose, whichever parc you stay on, you’ll find the same high standards every time you go Al Fresco. *Flagged terrace on Union Lido.

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Vivaldi mobile home Pra delle Torri parc

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Vivaldi living area

Our spacious and tastefully designed interiors come equipped with high quality furnishings

Double bedroom (duvets shown for illustration purposes)

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Modern shower room

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This is luxury outdoor living at its best with a fully fitted kitchen, proper beds and lashings of hot water. Air-conditioning is available on every unit in the south of our programme and is pre-bookable from just ÂŁ1 per day. Luxe decking package Select our upgraded luxe decking package, with all new outdoor dining suite and loungers, the essential shade canopy and high spec barbecue, from just ÂŁ2 per day on selected parcs.

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Luxe decking on the Vivaldi Riviera XL To Book call 0844 774 1515

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The first thing you’ll notice is the quality of our accommodation. Because whichever of our luxury mobile homes you plump for, you find the same attention to detail that makes Al Fresco a real home from home.

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Large kitchen and living area

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34.5m2 interior with an extended deck The galley kitchen design leading directly onto the spacious terrace is perfect for Al fresco dining: • Plenty of lounge room in the centre of the home • Master bedroom connects directly to the bathroom making it en-suite

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Large inside and outside living areas with ensuite shower

Floorplan is for guidance only; some variations may occur due to manufacturer. Please check website to see photos of specific types per parc in the gallery.

Floorplan is for guidance only; some variations may occur due to manufacturer. Please check website to see photos of specific types per parc in the gallery.

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The classic best seller

Floorplan is for guidance only; some variations may occur due to manufacturer. Please check website to see photos of specific types per parc in the gallery.

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Luxe version shown 34.5m2 interior with an extended deck This compact version of the 3 bedroom unit features: • Galley kitchen design • Kitchen access onto the spacious deck • Fridge freezer • Sofa can extend to sleep 8 (Some parcs may restrict capacity to a maximum recommended capacity of 6 persons per mobile)

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Floorplan is for guidance only; some variations may occur due to manufacturer. Please check website to see photos of specific types per parc in the gallery.

36m2 interior with an extended deck This XL Riviera version has additional width throughout the unit and features: • Open plan kitchen design • Sofa can extend to sleep 8 (Some parcs may restrict capacity to a maximum recommended capacity of 6 persons per mobile)

Larger amount of in side outside living space and

Floorplan is for guidance only; some variations may occur due to manufacturer. Please check website to see photos of specific types per parc in the gallery.

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Freebies FREE expert advice Both our reservations team and your reps on-parc are always there to answer any queries you may have and provide you with extra insight and information, to help you get the most out of your Al Fresco holiday. When you arrive our reps† will be there to help you. Friendly, but unobtrusive, they’re there if and when you need them.

Accommodation freebies FREE Spacious decked veranda Unlike our competitors we include decking* as part of your holiday, meaning you don’t need to pay any extra.

FREE Barbecue Al Fresco provides a free barbecue on most parcs. Look out for information on individual parc pages.

FREE Welcome pack You’ll find a little starter kit of the basics such as kids’ drinks, tea and coffee when you arrive at your mobile home; especially useful if you find you arrive late in the evening. Excludes Cambrils Park, I Pini Family Park, Corsica, Croatia, Paris Est and Bella Austria.

FREE Extra adults If you are a 2 adult party (travelling without children) or travelling with other adults, unlike our competitors we won’t charge you any under occupancy or additional adult supplements.

Travel freebies Kids ’ freebies FREE Children’s clubs Al Fresco Kidz Clubs are provided as part of the service and host imaginative and entertaining activities for 4-12 year olds, see page 10-11.

Short Sea ferry saver Your accommodation price includes a midweek low season off peak Dover-Calais or Dover-Dunkirk ferry crossing at nil supplement for one standard vehicle and passengers with P&O Ferries and DFDS. See page 141 for conditions.

*Paved patio area on Union Lido.

Join in our family games – Fabulous summer fête fun, see pages 14-15.

FREE Bookworm corner If you enjoy reading a good book on your holidays, then once you have finished your book feel free to exchange it in the Al Fresco reception so that you can read as many books as you like on your holiday.

FREE Games chest We provide a range of games at parcs where an Al Fresco reception mobile is present*, all free for you to use, see page 10.

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these parcs the service is provided by campsite representatives on: I Pini, Cambrils Park, Marina d’Erba Rossa, Paris Est and Bella Austria. *Excludes Paris Est, Marina D’ Erba Rossa, Lanterna Bi-Village, Cambrils Park and Bella Austria.

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Extras

Accommodation extras Air conditioning All Al Fresco holiday homes in Languedoc /Roussillon, Corsica, Côte d’Azur, Spain, Italy, Croatia and Yelloh! Village Le Sylvamar offer the luxury of air conditioning. Pre-book and save on on-parc rates from just £1 per day, at time of booking.

Bed linen and towel hire

To help save your luggage space why not pre-book your bed linen and towel packs? For only £14 for a single pack comprising of single bed linen, pillow case, towel and £18 for a double pack comprising double-bed linen, two pillow cases, two towels. If you add linen to your booking you will receive a pack of 2 bath mats free of charge.* We recommend you order additional sets for longer durations. Simply request at time of booking. Bed linen and towel hire is included at Cambrils Park and Paris Est. *Not available at Marina d’Erba Rossa, Croatia and Paris Est.

from just £1 Air conditioning

per day

Bath/ Beach towels Save even more luggage space by hiring large towels, pre-bookable for just £10 per pack of two on all parcs.* *Not available on Marina d’Erba Rossa, Cambrils Park, Paris Est and Bi Village.

Equipment damage waiver At just £2 per day, an optional extra at time of booking, we’ll cover you for any accidental breakages or damage to your holiday home inventory. If you don’t wish to take this extra at time of booking then a deposit of £200 (€250) will be payable on-parc. See page 134 for details.

Not available at Paris Est and Marina d’Erba Rossa, £100 taken in resort.

Baby pack Not only are all our holidays ‘baby-friendly’, we also save you the trouble of having to bring lots of baby equipment with you. Our special baby pack consists of a travel cot, high chair and baby bath and is prebookable at £3 per night, free up to 14 June and after 01 September. Simply request when you book your holiday. You can also hire linen for the travel cot at £10 per pack* which includes 2x sheets and 1 cotton blanket. *Not available at Marina d’Erba Rossa, Cambrils Park, Paris Est and Croatia.

Holiday extras Airport parking, lounges and hotels We can save you time and money and arrange airport parking, VIP lounge or airport hotel to ease you into your trip. For further details, call us on 0844 774 1515. Calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras.

Taking more than one car on the ferry? We can pre-book additional cars onto your ferry crossing for £100 per car plus any ferry supplements.

Holiday insurance Holiday Insurance is very important. If you want that extra peace of mind then we have various policies to cover your requirements.

Luxe decking upgrade Select our upgraded luxe decking package with all new outdoor dining suite and loungers, the essential shade canopy and higher spec barbecue, from just £2 per day at selected parcs. To Book call 0844 774 1515

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Whichever parc you choose, travel by car, by ferry, by air or by train.

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With our short sea ferry saver, we offer an off-peak, mid-week, short sea ferry crossing in the price of your holiday*, so you can pack up your car with all your gear and take a quick hop across the Channel. Some people love the ease of jumping on a plane and hiring a car at the other end. At many parcs you can arrive any day of the week, which is great for getting the best price from the low cost airlines. Or why not sit back and let someone else organise the driving by pre-booking a return transfer to take you from the local airport to your chosen holiday parc? There’s a handy guide on each parc page:

Car essential

Our parc is located in rural surroundings and therefore a car is highly advised to get the most from your destination.

Car not essential

Some of our parcs are handily situated close to holiday centres with facilities such as shops and supermarkets which mean a hire car is not essential. We can arrange a taxi transfer for your convenience should you wish not to drive during your stay.

Car recommended

Your parc is on the fringe of a holiday resort with some public transport options but our advice is to take a car to get the most from your destination.

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*For more information and prices see pages 122-131.

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7 Sept onwards

25%

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See page 141 for full terms and conditions

If you’ve holidayed with Al Fresco before you get an additional loyalty bonus

£100 off

If you’ve holidayed with us 5+ times before

£75 off

If you’ve holidayed with us 3 or 4 times before

£50 off

If you’ve holidayed with us 1 or 2 times before Book by 31st January 2013. For terms and conditions on this offer please see page 141 section 2

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Early booking offers 10th Anniversary discounts

Customer reviews

We have teamed up with Reevoo to provide customer reviews and scores on our website.

£100 or £50 discounts are available at parcs and dates while promotional stocks last.7

We have asked all holidaymakers who travelled in 2012 to rate their holiday so that they can help you to choose the most suitable holiday. We believe honesty is the best policy – we will not filter any of the scores we receive so that you can trust the opinions of your fellow holidaymakers.

Up to £100 off discount applies to arrivals on selected parcs between 29th June and 10th August and must be booked by January 31st 2013. Up to £50 discount applies to arrivals on selected parcs between 29th June and 6th September 2013 and must be booked by 31st March 2013.

We will also update the online scores and reviews as soon as they are received during the 2013 season.

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We would really appreciate it if you could respond to the e-mail questionnaire when you receive it and help other holidaymakers to choose their next Al Fresco Holiday too.

Book by 31st March to get up to 25% off selected parcs for great value low season holidays. Visit www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk to price your holiday. Book online or through our call centre on 0844 774 1515*, or with your travel agent. The price 2 for 1 is always the same. * Calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 141.

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The British have been big on Spain since the first package holidays of the 1950’s. But there’s a lot more to Catalonia than the three S’s of sun, sea and sand.

...getting there... Figueres Torroella de Montgri Girona

This proud region of Spain is oozing with culture. You can’t move for fiestas, feasts and festivals. Then there’s all the dance and music, all set to a stunning architectural backdrop of everything from impressive Moorish domes to swanky art deco houses.

Platja d’Aro Tossa de Mar Lloret de Mar Monserrat Mataro

Just along the Mediterranean coastline from the French Border, the rocky shoreline is riddled with small coves and broken up with long, flat beautiful beaches backed by bustling resorts. And who could forget Barcelona? The region’s beating heart. Or what about the off the beaten track beauty of the unspoilt interior? Bueno! Our parcs; Sanguli, Castell Montgri, Cala Gogo, Cambrils Park, Vilanova Park, Internacional de Calonge and El Delfin Verde are all perfectly placed for exploring and getting the most out of the many attractions.

Seafood paella

El Delfin Verde Internacional de Calonge Cala Gogo Costa Brava

BARCELONA Vilanova Park Sitges Sanguli Comarruga PortAventuraTM Salou

Cambrils Costa Dorada Park MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Girona airport is now a low-cost hub serving the Costa Brava parcs. Reus offers many flight options just a short transfer away from Salou and Cambrils. Barcelona is the region’s largest airport and only 30 mins from Vilanova y la Geltru. If you prefer to drive, you should check out the ferry routes into Santander or Bilbao.

spit-roasted chickens and not forgetting infamous paella! Big and butch Rioja Crianza and other Navarra reds are favourite accompaniments to most dishes but fresh and often fizzy Rosados from Penedes are popular alternatives especially with seafood in the summertime.

Where to go

Vina sol, made from the cava grapes is as crisp and friendly a white as you’ll find

Local Tip

Barcelona

Sitges

Stroll down Las Ramblas, gasp at Gaudi’s (as yet unfinished) crazy modern Gothic masterpiece of La Sagrada Familia and soak up the scene in the Gothic quarter.

Where the chic wealthy Catalans hang out in the summer, the Fiesta Major is the highlight of the social scene each August. Sitges

Universal Port Aventuratm A feast of thrilling rides plus Europe’s largest wave pool at the Costa Caribe. We can book your entry tickets for you.

Cap Salou, Costa Dorada

Figueres

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Reus

What to eat and drink With Catalan specialities varying almost from village to village it’s worth touring the tapas bars and digging into small portions of lots of tasty dishes. Try the hearty and inexpensive ‘butifarra’ sausage and bean stew or if you’re feeling like a treat, the lobster Catalan. Other delicious highlights include anchovies from Escala, chorizo ham,

Castell Montgri

Dive into the bonkers surreal world of Salvador Dali complete with eggs on the roof of his museum.

Visit Cambrils’ harbour late afternoon to wa fishermen haul tch ing their catch.

Salvador Dali museum

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Beautiful Fiesta pool at Sanguli

Sanguli

Parc opens 23 March – 03 Nov 2013

Salou

Nearest beach – 200m Nearest town – direct

Palm-fringed pools or sun kissed playa, Sanguli is a Mediterranean parc paradise – from exquisitely laid out emplacements to an enormous Roman style amphitheatre, the fitting stage for music and magic under a starlit sky and PortAventura™ theme park is only minutes away.

Official rating – 1st Category 8.6 Customer reviews

NEW

out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Large Happy pool with 2 new waterslides 1.4m long (open from June) • New improved fiesta pool complex with 3 new slides and water games (open from June) • Elephants themed pool with spa area • Sandy beach 200m

For the kids

Nearby Activities • Bicycle hire*, pitch and putt* in Cambrils 3½ miles • Golf course* Reus 8 miles (handicap certificate required) • Football Salou Complex 500m • Windsurfing* & pedaloes* 100m • Karting* and quad bikes* 2 miles

Outdoor fun

• Boules • Crazy golf* • 5-a-side football • Basketball and volleyball

Meals

• New improved Catalan restaurant • Snacks and cocktails in Terrace Snack Bar • Take-away • Sports bar with big screen TV

Teen choice

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• Cambrils town, harbour and promenade 3½ miles • Roman city of Tarragona 7 miles • Ebro delta for bird watching and nature walks 37 miles • Catalonia’s Capital, Barcelona 62 miles • PortAventura™ theme park*

PortAventuratm theme park* • Al Fresco Children’s Club 25/05/13 to 01/09/13 • 3 children’s paddling pools • Children’s playground • Animation team and entertainment (from mid June to August) 4-6pm daily • Trampolines*

For mum & dad

Entertainment

Football • Football coaching • Windsurfing* & pedaloes* 100m • Games room • Paddle tennis* • Tennis* and table tennis

• Supermarket • Souvenir shop • Launderette • Cinema • Gym* • Doctor regularly available

• Calais 886 miles • Santander 397 miles • Reus 6 miles • Barcelona 62 miles • Car not essential • Taxi transfers possible • Railway Station nearby For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots 1350 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Gravel, medium / small

Other facilities

7 nights from £194

Charcoal BBQ Large and Lively Wellness and Active Air Conditioning

Getting there

Sightseeing

• 4 bars plus a range of bars and restaurants in the town of Salou • Evening entertainment in the Roman style amphitheatre (at peak holiday times, some noise can be heard from Al Fresco pitches)

Early booking offer

collected by

New restaurant and bar area

Shade

Partial / full

Parking

Off pitch

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

25% off

Parc Sanguli Site code SPDA01 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering except Puccini (2 adults and up to 3 children self catering).

Price per night Mobile Home Puccini

60

37

47

134

90

115

145

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Rossini

65

46

53

144

98

129

157

Vivaldi

69

49

57

155

105

142

Air conditioning Luxe upgrade

1 2

1 2

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2 4

2 4

3 5

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15 Jun- 22 Jun- 29 Jun21 Jun 28 Jun 5 Jul

6 Jul12 Jul

13 Jul17 Jul

18 Jul2 Aug

3 Aug- 17 Aug- 24 Aug- 31 Aug- 7 Sep- 19 Oct 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Aug 6 Sep 18 Oct onwards

150

134

143

170

175

169

160

124

73

59

162

169

187

207

215

206

164

128

77

64

166

171

179

198

225

232

224

202

138

80

69

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

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For more information, photos, videos and

Costa Dorada

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/cambrilspark

The stunning Forum pool and entertainment area

Cambrils Park

Parc opens 06 May – 06 Oct 2013

Cambrils

Nearest beach – 1 mile Nearest town – 3 miles

­ ike its popular sister-site Sanguli, Cambrils Park is a lively, all-action parc enjoying a great L location. The main focus is bound to be the pools, the elephants and dragon waterchute a sure hit with the kiddies and a new pirate ship pool will crown them both! Al Fresco accommodation is in Aloha bungalows set in lush surroundings and with full linen service included.

Official rating – Luxury 9.4 Customer reviews out of 10

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On parc Swimming

• Large and Lively • Air Conditioning

• Caribbean jungle swimming pool with many slides and water games • Forum swimming pool with slides • Children’s paddling pool • Caribbean port pool complex with pirate ship slide and water games • Sandy beach 1 mile • Elephants themed pool

Getting there • Calais 894 miles • Santander 393 miles • Reus 8 miles • Barcelona 74 miles

Meals

• La Masia restaurant overlooking entertainment • Pool side Cocoloco bar • El Paraiso chill out bar • Take-away • Animal Kingdom bar • Caribbean Park Chill out bar – evenings only

• Car not essential • Taxi transfers possible • Railway Station nearby For travel details see p122-131

Toddler Choice

Parc plots Parc size

954 plots

For the kids

Outdoor activities

• Cambrils Port for boat trips 3 miles • Salou centre 4 miles • Pitch and putt 1 mile • Scuba diving 2 miles • PortAventura™ theme park* 5 miles (regular bus service)

Sightseeing

Caribbean jungle swimming pool

• Salou 4 miles • Barcelona 62 miles • Tarragona 6 miles • Sitges holiday resort 44 miles • Cambrils town 3 miles

• Entertainment team • Games room • Children’s disco • Mini golf* • Multi-sports pitch with football, basketball and volleyball • Tennis*

Aloha bungalows

Other facilities

• Washing facilities with dryers* • On site supermarket • Internet access • Souvenir and beach shop • Safety deposit boxes* and cash machine • Satellite TV • Car hire*

For mum & dad

Al Fresco plots Grass Shade Partial Parking

Off pitch

Kids love the elephants pool

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Entertainment

Aloha bungalow in lush surroundings

• Family discos, concerts and shows during the season

7 nights from £389

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Cambrils Park Site code SPDA04 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home

• Sleeps up to 6 (4 adults maximum) Comprises: • Air-conditioning included FREE • 1 x double bedroom • 1 x twin bedroom • 1 lounge area with 2 single sofa beds • 1 x new improved bathroom 2013 with bath/shower & w.c. • Fully equipped kitchen with electric hob, combination microwave & fridge • Television • Terrace and garden • All bedding and towels (linen is changed every 3 days, providing your stay is more the 7 days)

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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For more information, photos, videos and

customer reviews, go to

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There’s plenty to do on and around Vilanova Park

Vilanova Park

Parc opens 30 March – 27 Oct 2013

Vilanova i la Geltrú

Nearest beach – 2 miles Nearest town – 2 miles

Vilanova Park is a large and lively parc offering plenty of activities for the whole family. There’s sports, an indoor spa, a children’s club and live shows to name but a few, as well as a bar and restaurant. And yet with vibrant Sitges, PortAventura™ theme park and even Barcelona only a short trip by public transport, there’s plenty off-parc too, to keep everyone amused.

On parc

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Swimming

• Garden swimming pool with children’s pool • Panoramic swimming pool plus indoor swimming pool and spa* • Sandy beach 2 miles

For the kids

Outdoor activities

• Mas Roquer restaurant, terrace and bar • Panoramic snack bar • Take-away

Entertainment

• Family discos, concerts and shows during the season

Teen choice

Garden swimming pool with children’s pool

• Washing facilities with dryers* • On site supermarket • Souvenir and beach shop • Safety deposit boxes* and cash machine • Gym, sauna,* solarium* and adult fitness programs • Internet access* • New regular bus transfer service from parc to Barcelona centre.*

• Sports tournaments • Disco weekly in high season • New mini-golf adventure*

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

• Calais 950 miles • Caen 860 miles

• Vilanova i la Geltrú 2 miles • Penedès vineyards 2 miles • Sitges holiday centre 6 miles • PortAventura™ theme park with Caribe Aquatic Park 25 miles • Barcelona 29 miles (trains every 15 minutes) • Montserrat monastery 44 miles

• Barcelona 29 miles • Reus 40 miles • Girona 95 miles Note: Transfers from Barcelona airport can be arranged by the parc. Call for details.

• Car recommended • Taxi transfers possible

For mum & dad

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots 1400 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Gravel, small Shade Partial By Holiday home

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Vilanova Park Site code SPDA03 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering.

Getting there

Gym, sauna,* solarium* and adult fitness programs

7 nights from £200

Charcoal BBQ Large and Lively Wellness and Active Swimming shorts Air Conditioning

Note: swimming caps to be worn in the indoor pool.

Sightseeing

• Table tennis • Games room • Children’s play area • Site run children’s club and children’s disco (high season only) • Tennis* • Satellite TV and cinema • Bicycle hire*

Other facilities

•M  ulti-sports pitch with football, basketball and volleyball

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• Vilanova beach and watersports – 2 miles • Horse riding 1 mile • Portal del Roc driving range and pitch ’n’ putt 1 mile • Scuba diving 2 miles • Canoeing 2 miles • Mountain biking trails • Sala Prado museum 2 miles • Guided excursions to Barcelona each Wednesday (July and August)

Meals

Early booking offer

Official rating – 1st Category 8.6 Customer reviews

Price per night Mobile Home

25% off

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

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For more information, photos, videos and

Costa Brava

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/castellmontgri

Castell Montgri’s gigantic panoramic pool

Castell Montgri

Parc opens 11 May – 15 Sept 2013

Estartit

Nearest beach – 1 mile Nearest town – 1 mile

­ ction packed days start and end with the excellent swimming pools, either splashing down the A slides in the dedicated fun pool or taking in the views from the elevated ‘Panorama’ pool, the focal point of the parc. In the evening the scene shifts as the entertainment gets going with family discos, open air cinema and cabaret shows which run all season.

Official rating – Luxury 9.0 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc • Gas BBQ • Large and Lively • Air Conditioning You may struggle if you have walking difficulties as this parc is set on a hillside.

Getting there • Calais 779 miles • Santander 513 miles

• Car recommended For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots Parc size

Off parc

Swimming

For the kids

Nearby activities

Outdoor Fun

Large size fun pool with waterslides and baby pool

Sightseeing

Meals

• Daytime activities • 3 children’s playgrounds • Trampoline and bouncy castle ( July & August)

• Large size fun pool with waterslides and baby pool • Colossal ‘Panorama’ pool with adjacent animation area • Hill top La Bassa pool with stunning views (open July/August) • Estartit’s famous sandy beach 1 mile • Sunloungers* by pools • Football • Crazy golf*

• Girona 34 miles • Barcelona 87 miles

• Traditional Catalan restaurant • Pizzeria and take-away • Numerous bodegas and tapas bars in Estartit marina

Teen choice

• Estartit for lively bars, scuba diving and sandy beach 1 mile • Medieval Pals 9 miles • Chutes and slides of Aquadiver waterpark 24 miles • Greek and Roman ruins of Escala 25 miles • Culture and style of Catalan capital Barcelona 81 miles • Shopping and art in Gerona 30 miles • Dali museum, Figueres 10 miles

• Panorama bar with terrace offering extensive entertainment programme in English • Open air cinema and big screen • Satellite TV • Piano bar

1057 plots

For mum & dad

Other facilities

Partial / full

• Supermarket • Souvenir shop • Safety deposit boxes* • Newsagents and cash machine • Internet access*

Parking Adjacent to pitch • Tennis* and table tennis • Soundproofed disco (age 16+) • Games room

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

• Boat trips to craggy Medas Islands 1 mile • Water sports especially scuba diving 1 mile • Go-karts 1 mile • Bicycle hire 1 mile • Horse riding 1 mile • Fishing 6 miles • Championship golf courses 6 miles (handicap certificate required)

Entertainment

Al Fresco plots Gravel / stone small Shade

Boat trips to craggy Medas Islands 1 mile

7 nights from £194

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Castell Montgri Site code SPDA03 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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For more information, photos, videos and

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/calagogo

Spectacular views from the parc pool

Cala Gogo

Parc opens 11 May – 15 Sept 2013

Platja d’Aro

Nearest beach – Direct Nearest town – 2 miles

Terraced into a steep hill to command fantastic sea views, this popular parc is surrounded by fresh scented forests of tall pines, with palms by its pools. A sandy cove at the foot of the hill is small but beautifully formed, reached via an underpass or on Cala Gogo’s mini-train.

Official rating – 1st Category 8.2 Customer reviews

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On parc

Off parc For the kids

Swimming

• Two outdoor swimming pools (one heated) • Children’s splash pool • Water polo • Blue flag beach

Nearby activities

• Charcoal BBQ • Midsize and sociable • Air Conditioning

• Aquadiver Waterpark 1 mile • Golf at Santa Christina d’Aro 2 miles • Scuba diving school on the beach • Canoes on the beach

You may struggle if you have walking difficulties as this parc is set on a hillside. Some noise may be heard from the entertainment at the parc next door.

Sightseeing

Outdoor fun

• Volleyball / football pitch • Aerobics • Bicycle hire* • Transport to the beach

• Unmissable Barcelona 60 miles, Platja d’Aro shops and eateries 2 miles • The colourful fishing port of Palamos 4 miles • La Bisbal – medieval market town 16 miles • Hand-crafted ceramics and bags of atmosphere at medieval Pals 19 miles • Figueras – for the Dali museum 37 miles • The Greek & Roman ruins of L’Escala 27 miles

Cala Gogo has a wonderful beach for families

Meals

•K  ids’ Club activities (end of June to

• 2 restaurants – one self-service • 2 snack bars/take-aways

end of August ages 5-12) • 3 playgrounds and a bouncy castle • Childrens splash pool

Teen choice

Entertainment

• 2 bars – one on the beach • Evening entertainment (high season)

Getting there • Calais 786 miles • Santander 492 miles • Girona 24 miles • Barcelona 66 miles • Car recommended

For mum & dad

For travel details see p122-131

Other facilities

Parc plots

• Mini-market • Washing machines* & drying service* • Free Wi-Fi access in reception and other areas

Beach volleyball on the private beach

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Shade Partial Off pitch mainly

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Cala Gogo Site code SPCA01 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering.

Al Fresco plots Gravel, medium

• Aerobics • Golf at Santa Christina d’Aro 2 miles • Platja d’Aro shops and eateries 2 miles

7 nights from £215

875 plots

Parc size

Beach bus

• Tennis and table tennis • Games room • Football pitch • Sea kayaks*

Early booking offer

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For more information, photos, videos and

Costa Brava

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/campinginternacionaldecalonge

One of two panoramic pools at Internacional de Calonge

Internacional de Calonge

Parc opens 27 April – 22 Sept 2013

Platja d’Aro

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 2 miles

Impressively laid out on a steep pine-clad hillside with views over the delightful Costa Brava, Internacional de Calonge has two panoramic swimming pools and direct access via purpose built walkway to a stunning sandy beach. The entertainment offering ranges from karaoke and discos to sports tournaments during the day and there’s lively Platja d’Aro with bars and restaurants galore only a stroll away.

Official rating – 4 star 8.0 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Charcoal BBQ • Midsize and sociable • Air Conditioning

• 2 panoramic swimming pools, one lagoon style plus children’s paddling pool

The parc is situated on a steep hillside. Steps down to the beach from walkway unsuitable for people with walking difficulties.

Getting there • Girona 25 miles • Barcelona 66 miles • Perpignan 90 miles

Entertainment

Kids will love the play areas

Teen Choice

• Table tennis • Badminton • Volleyball • Basketball • Football pitch • Satellite TV

• Football • Boat trips 2 miles • Watersports 2 miles • Gym 2 miles • Mini-golf 500m • Quad biking 500m • Mountain bike trails 2 miles • Aquadiver waterpark 1½ miles • Golf 2½ miles

Sightseeing

Other facilities

• Washing facilities with dryers* • On site shop • WIFI and Internet access* • Excursion office and information point

For travel details see p122-131

For mum & dad

Parc plots 793 plots

Al Fresco plots Gravel / medium Shade Partial Parking

Outdoor Activities

• Panoramic restaurant • Snack bar • Take away

• Car recommended

Parc size

For the kids

Meals

• Family discos and music ( July-August)

• Calais 780 miles

Calella de Palafrugell 9½ miles

Sports tournaments (July-August)

• Estartit for lively bars and Roman Tossa da Mar 17 miles • Palamos fishing port 7½ miles • Montserrat 91 miles • Begur 12 miles

• Karaoke and discos (July-August)

Off pitch

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Palamos is a vibrant port • Platja d’Aro shops and eateries 2 miles 

7 nights from £194

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Internacional de Calonge Site code SPCA04 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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For more information, photos, videos and

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/eldelfinverde

The impressive pool at El Delfin Verde

El Delfin Verde

Parc opens 27 Apr – 22 Sept 2013

Torroella de Montgri

Nearest beach – Direct Nearest town – 5 miles

A large, modern parc set attractively in front of Emporda bay and the picturesque Medas islands. Famous for its swimming pool said to be one of the largest freshwater pools on the Costa Brava, the parc’s animation team enjoy tempting you from your deckchair for sports and games by day and dancing by night.

On parc

Official rating – 4 star 8.8 Customer reviews

NEW

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Off parc For the kids

Swimming

• Large outdoor dolphin shaped swimming pool with attached children’s paddling pool • Direct access to wide sandy beach

Outdoor Activities

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and Lively • Air Conditioning

• Golf Emporda 1 mile • Horse riding 5 miles • Karting 5 miles • Pedalos 8 miles • Quad biking 500m • Boat trips 8 miles

Outdoor fun • Bicycle hire*

Getting there • Calais 765 miles

Sightseeing

Meals

• Restaurant • Pizzeria (mid June – end August) • Bar • Take away

• Harbour, shops and bars of Estartit 9 miles • Dali museum Figueras 20 miles • Local services at Torroella de Montgri 5 miles • Barcelona 75 miles • Harbour, shops and bars of Estartit 9 miles

Parc run children’s club with organised activities (mid June to end August)

Teen choice

• Games room • Family disco and music evenings all season • Crazy golf* • Tennis*

• • • •

• Car recommended

For mum & dad

Entertainment

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots

• Family amusements: dancing and shows from mid June – end August

Al Fresco plots Grass / gravel medium

• Washing facilities with dryers* • On site supermarket • Souvenir shop • Internet access* • Windsurf hire* • Sauna and solarium* 

• Beach football • Basketball

500 plots

Parc size

Other facilities Beach Volleyball

Gerona 36 miles Perpignan 64 miles Barcelona 85 miles Carcassonne 127 miles

Shade None On pitch

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Historic Pals 3 miles

7 nights from £179 Early booking offer

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc El Delfin Verde Site code SPCA05 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home

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France’s southwest corner has many colourful faces: from the castles and cathedrals of medieval Musqueteers to the beautiful Bayonne in the heart of the Pays Basque. Then, of course, there’s the laid-back modern beach chic of France’s surfing mecca Biarritz. Or to slow the pace down a bit, there are the sleepy lanes and velvet vineyards of Bordeaux: all in all, this is one of France’s most diverse and lively locations.

...getting there... Bordeaux Bergerac

La Rive Biscarosse

BAY OF BISCAY St Girons Plage

Le Vieux Port Hossegor

We have four fantastic parcs in this region: Le Vieux Port at Messanges, Yelloh! Village Le Sylvamar at Labenne Océan, La Rive at Biscarosse and Yelloh! Village Ilbarritz at Bidart.

Le Sylvamar

Biarritz Ilbarritz

San Sebastian

Mont-de-Marsan

Leon Messanges Capbreton

Dax

Bayonne

St-Jean-de-Luz

Pau

Santander

Fly-drive holidaymakers will find the region well served with airports at Biarritz, Pau and Bordeaux. Airport is 2km from Ilbarritz . If you prefer the car, then an overnight ferry to Santander can take the strain off the journey through France.

What to eat and drink Duck is a big part of south west cuisine – either in magret steak form (often laced with delicious pepper sauce) or the melt in the mouth pan-fried confit. Gizzards, green beans and magret are the staples of a hearty salade landaise but save space for Bayonne ham, chicken basquaise and also the celebrated cassoulet made with white beans, bangers,

duck and pork from Toulouse. Of course, Bordeaux is a must visit for wine lovers and the claret’s deserved fame is world wide – Pomerol, Graves, Saint-Emilion and Médoc are just some of the better known bottles and if the bonus ball has come up, look out for the Mouton Rothschild label.

Where to go Archacon Bay

Bordeaux

Biarritz

One of France’s finest oyster regions, seafood shops are aplenty plus a stunning view with a climb to the top of the Dune du Pyla.

The world famous home of ‘Claret’, the flavours of the Gironde capital include the maison du vin and lively port area.

Tons of surfing beaches (for surfers of every ability), a famous casino and lively, chic shopping streets, – oh, and don’t miss the sunset from the San Martin lighthouse.

La Dune du Pyla, Europe's largest sand dune

Hossegor

The über cool home of some of the best waves in Europe. With surf shacks and hip bars and even Quicksilver and Ripcurl outlets; this is where the surf action and all the seriously cool hang out.

San Sebastian

Bayonne

San Sebastian

The regional capital of le Pays Basque in France with its cobbled streets, impressive cathedral and even chocolate covered chillies!

It’s a little bit different just over the border but with the same Basque ‘joie de vivre’ echoing all around the port and in the tapas bars of the old town.

Surf the Atlantic waves on some of Europe’s best beaches

To Book call 0844 774 1515

One of the great white wines is Jurançon, made from Petit Manseng, Gros Manseng and Courbu

Local Tip

Take the coasta path walkway l Biarritz to Le at Rocher du Vierge, a stat built in 1864 to ue commemorate safe return of the local fishermen.

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The impressive Le Vieux Port waterpark with pirate ship and wave pool

Le Vieux Port

Parc opens 11 May – 15 Sept 2013

­Messanges

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 1 mile

The thrills of a fabulous waterpark for all ages, Le Vieux Port has it all: there are cycle paths to explore the dense forests or uncover the tranquility of Lake Soustons plus the flamboyant Basque Culture of Bayonne and Biarritz are within easy driving distance – you choose your mode of transport to explore this lovely region. This action packed site will satisfy all ages.

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Swimming

New swimming pool complex: • 2 outdoor heated swimming pools • 1 indoor heated pool • 1 heated children’s paddling pool • 1 children’s lagoon • Spa & wellness centre* • 2 jacuzzis (1 heated) • 1 wave pool† • 3 waterslides†† (Mid June – Mid Sept) †Open Mid June – Mid September. ­ ††Kamakazee slide ­min 10 years.

Outdoor fun

• Volleyball • Basketball and football pitch • Bicycle hire* (high season) • Boules* • Horse riding* (high season)

Teen choice

For the kids

Nearby Activities

• Calais 644 miles • Caen 478 miles • Biarritz 44 miles • Bordeaux 94 miles

• Play area and bouncy castle* • Pony rides*

• Car recommended

Meals

• Evening entertainment (high season) including live music

Other facilities

• Mini-market • Gift shop and boutique • Washing machines* • Dryers* • Currency exchange and safety deposit box facilities* 

• Tennis* and table tennis • Games room • Crazy golf*

Getting there

Sightseeing

Organised daytime activities (high season)

• Grill restaurant • Pizzeria / take-away • Communal barbecue areas • New chill out bar and restaurant • Poolside bar

You can learn to surf at Le Vieux Port

• Large and Lively • Lycra swimwear only • Wellness and Active

• Quad bike hire 6 miles • Fishing 1 mile • Horse riding nearby • Golf: 3, 4 and 6 miles • Watersports 6 miles • Boat trips approx. 12 miles* • Sandy beach 500 metres (Please note: A strong sea current sometimes makes it unsuitable for non-swimmers)

Entertainment

7 nights from £184 Early booking offer

Official rating – 5 star 8.6 Customer reviews

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots 1546 plots

Parc size

Basque coast at Biarritz

Al Fresco plots Grass / sand small

• Large seawater lagoon with sandy beaches • Vieux Boucau 1 mile • The historic spa town of Dax 24 miles • Biarritz 43 miles • Leon and Soustons • The Spanish seaside resort of San Sebastian 65 miles • Hossegor – the surfing capital of Europe 15 miles

Shade

Full / Partial

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Mostly on pitch

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

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Parc Le Vieux Port Site code FRGA01 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering except Puccini (2 adults and up to 3 children self catering).

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Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

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Yelloh! Village le Sylvamar boasts one of the best waterparks around

Yelloh! Village Le Sylvamar

Parc opens 11 May – 22 Sept 2013

Labenne Océan

Nearest beach – 1000M Nearest town – 2 mileS

­ e Sylvamar is a leading light in the Yelloh! Village chain and offers all manner of activities for L all ages from surfing lessons to fitness programs in a stunning 15 hectare woodland setting. Glitzy Biarritz with its art deco casino and colourful half-timbered Basque houses is on the doorstep and a trip over to San Sebastián for tapas one day is too tempting to miss.

Official rating – 5 star 8.6 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Gas BBQ • Large and Lively • Lycra swimwear only • Wellness and Active • Air Conditioning

• Enormous water-park with 1 heated pool, lagoon, lazy river with buoys and a three lane water slide • Sandy beach 1000m • Sauna, steam room, indoor jacuzzi, beauty / wellness treatment rooms* • New children’s indoor play pool with water games (2-10 years)

Getting there

Meals

• Restaurant and pizzeria • Take-away • Crêperie (from mid June) • Bar • Snack bar • On-parc bakery

• Santander 165 miles • Calais 637 miles • Caen 519 miles

Teen Choice

• Biarritz 20 miles • Bordeaux 109 miles • Pau 69 miles • Car recommended

520 plots

Beach volleyball

Shade

Partial / Full

Parking

Some off pitch

Outdoor Activities

• Surfing beach with surf school 1 mile • Quad bikes and karts 6 miles • Mini golf 200m • Horse riding 200m • Animal park 1 mile • Golf 9 miles • Watersports: windsurfing, jet-ski and pedalos 6 miles • Tree top adventure course 200m

Sightseeing

• Biarritz – Surf chic, basking in Basqueness 30 miles • Hossegor – Europe’s surf capital, trendy shops 10 miles • St Jean de Luz, a delightfully authentic fishing village 25 miles • Bidart 20miles • San Sebastián 46 miles • Bayonne, Basque capital 10 miles • Dax, famous spa town 28 miles • Pyrenees – St Pied de Port 50 miles • Pau 69 miles

Kids indoor pool • Site run children’s club with activities for 5-7 and 8-12 year olds • Children’s play area • Football pitch • Games room • Table tennis • Tennis • Pétanque • Satellite TV • Multi sport area • Bicycle hire* – many cycle paths to explore in the forest

For mum & dad

• Family discos, concerts, quizzes and cabarets during the high season (daily in July and August).

Parc plots Al Fresco plots Grass / Sand medium

For the kids

Entertainment

For travel details see p122-131 Parc size

Other facilities

• Washing facilities with dryers* • On site shop • Internet access and WiFi* • Safety deposit boxes* and cash machine • Gym and adult fitness programs (high season) 

• Sports tournaments (high season) • Basketball • Beach excursions

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home Rossini

Luxurious indoor spa and wellness complex

7 nights from £242

25% off

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Parc Yelloh! Village Le Sylvamar Site code FRGA03 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering.

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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An awesome swimming pool

La Rive

Parc opens 11 May – 7 Sept 2013

Biscarosse

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 5 mileS

Lapped by the shallow waters of Lake Biscarosse and offering one of the largest indoor and outdoor swimming centres in the Aquitaine area, la Rive is a splash-a-minute family paradise close to the vineyards of Bordeaux.

Official rating – 5 star 8.5 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Outdoor 1400m2 swimming area (01/05/13 to 11/09/13) with indoor 1100m2 heated pool • Direct access to a wide sandy lake beach

For the kids

Outdoor Activities

Meals

• Restaurant and pizzeria • All new restaurant area • Bar • Take away

One of the largest Aqua parcs on the Atlantic coast

Teen Choice

• Magic garden allotment area for budding green fingers! • Children’s games room • Entertainment team all season long • Family disco • Multisport pitch • Tennis* • Table tennis • Volleyball • Skate parc • Playgrounds / bouncy castle

Entertainment

• Entertainment – Family shows: dancing, shows and cabaret every night July to end of August • New purpose built indoor entertainment arena seating 500 people.

Windsurfing* • Basketball • Football • Rowing* • Canoes* • Watercycling* • Archery • Catamarans* • Waterskiing* • Wakeboard* • Pool tables

• Gas BBQ • Large and Lively

• Horse riding 500m • Surfing at Biscarosse beach 10km • Mountain biking trails in the Landes forest – from door • Hiking – from door • Fishing 2km • Sailing 2km • 2 golf courses 5km • Bisc’Aventure (tree-top adventure parc 8yrs+) 5km

Please note: jet skiing not permitted in the area of La Rive.

Getting there • Calais 580 miles

Sightseeing

• The magnificent Dune du Pyla (largest in Europe) 30 miles • Bordeaux – capital of Medoc, home of the maison du vin 43 miles • Vineyards: Graves for beefy reds and Sauternes, said to be the best dessert wine in the world, from 15 miles • Arcachon: historic oyster villages, surfing beaches and cycle trails 25 miles

For mum & dad

• Bordeaux 40 miles • La Rochelle 103 miles • Car recommended For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots 850 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Grass, medium Shade Medium On pitch

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Other facilities

• Washing facilities with dryers* • On site shop / souvenir shop • Internet access* • Bicycle hire* • TV in bar

7 nights from £242 Early booking offer

collected by

All new spa centre with beauty treatments

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc La Rive Site code FRGA04 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home

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The outside water parc has a large water slide

Yelloh! Village Ilbarritz

Parc opens 28 May – 13 Sept 2013

Bidart

Nearest beach – 300m Nearest town – 2 mileS

In the green heart of a tranquil valley yet only a stroll to the Pavillon Royal beach, this parc offers Basque country ambience for families of all ages. With Biarritz on the doorstep boasting its surf chic and magnificent art deco casino, this is a great parc for exploring the region. Yet with activities galore on parc as befits the prestigious Yelloh Village camping chain, there’s plenty to keep families amused back at base.

Official rating – 4 star

NEW in 2013 Off parc

On parc Swimming

• BBQ • Small and Friendly • Lycra swimwear only Please note: ID bracelets must be worn July and August

• Santander 145 miles • Calais 657 miles

Teen choice

• Mini-golf 50m • Horse riding 1.5 miles • Golf 18 holes 2 miles

Sightseeing

• Biarritz 4 miles • St Jean de Luz 5 miles • Bayonne 9 miles • Labenne 19 miles • San Sebastian 24 miles

For mum & dad

Parc entertainment team (July /August) • Play area • Games room

Other facilities

• Car recommended

• Supermarket • Washing machines and dryers* • Boutique • Supermarket • Tourist information point • Bicycle hire* • Surf school* • WiFi* • Satellite TV

For travel details see p122-131 Beach volleyball court

Parc plots 393 plots

• Indoor table tennis • Multisports pitch • Games room

Al Fresco plots Grass Shade Medium Parking

Outdoor Activities

Meals

Santander 145 miles Biarritz 1½ miles Pau 75 miles Bilbao 88 miles

Parc size

For the kids

• Restaurant • Snack Bar • Bar

Getting there

• • • •

• Outdoor heated pool complex with waterslide (late May- 01 September, 10 years and over) • Covered swimming pool

Entertainment

On pitch

Pavilion Royal beach close by • Aquagym and fitness classes

• Family entertainment

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

7 nights from £221

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

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Parc IIBarritz Site code frga05 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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c o d e u g n a L n o l l i s s u o R

Collioure


Stretching along the Mediterranean coast from the Camargue to Catalan Collioure, ‘Le Midi’ as it’s affectionately known is a classic blend of golden sands, lively holiday resorts, sun-baked vineyards, wonderful wine and timeless inland villages.

...getting there... Rodez

Nîmes Montpellier Les Mediterranées Beach Garden & Beach Club

In fact for many, this is the perfect French holiday destination with long sunny days, clean, wide, sandy beaches, miles of walks and rides through unspoilt natural parks and all manner of characterful towns with a distinctly southern accent. For a fascinating glimpse of the past, the citadel of Carcassonne stands proudly unchanged from its medieval foundations while the ever-changing awe-inspiring tapestry of the countryside is best viewed from the leafy towpath of the Canal du Midi. The parcs in this area are proving more and more popular every year, all offering fantastic facilities as well as direct access to their own sandy beaches.

Béziers

Vias Plage

Les Sablons

Mar Estang Le Brasilia

Perpignan Girona

Cap d’Agde

The regional capital is a shopping and entertainment mecca as well as a grand gormand’s gastronomic centre.

For family fun at the Aqualand water park and around the stylish port.

Carcassonne

GOLFE DU LION

Fly-drive options abound with busy airport options local to Perpignan, Carcassonne, Béziers, Montpellier and Nîmes. Girona just over the border might also be considered for Roussillon destinations.

are plentiful in one of the most productive and varied domains in France – St Chinian, Faugères and Minervois just some of the selection. Muscat de Rivesaltes is a sweet choice. For those of you who really love your wine, the Vinécole Wine School near Carcassonne is run by a British master of wine and offers wine tasting.

Where to go Montpellier

Yelloh! Village le Club Beach Farret

Le Cap d’Agde Sérignan Yelloh! Village le Carcassonne Sérignan Plage Narbonne

What to eat and drink Seafood rules, so get stuck into the mussels and oysters from the Etang de Thau, normally washed down by a tarty Picpoul de Pinet for good measure. Fish soups and the iconic ‘bouillabaisse’ stew are lovingly dished up in Sète’s canal-side cafés whilst taureau (that’s bull to me and you) is a local alternative to beef; Red wines

Sete Marseillan Plage

Forget champagne, the first place in the world to produce sparkling wine was Limoux, near Carcassonne

Local Tip

Sète harbour

Béziers Historic churches, the famous locks on the canal and a bustling market.

Hire your own boat for the afternoo and sail down th n e Canal du Midi

Carcassonne is a fairytale medieval castle

Sète France’s premier fishing port on the Med also known as the Venice of the Languedoc after its elegant canals.

St. Nazaire cathedral, Béziers

To Book call 0844 774 1515

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New Archipelago aquatic complex

Le Brasilia

Parc opens 27 Apr – 22 Sept 2013

Canet Plage

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 500m

There’s no end of action at Le Brasilia with sports and activities for all ages, teenagers especially entertained. With Spain in sight, there’s Picasso’s Collioure, Perpignan’s Royal palaces and the snowy peaks of the Pyrenees to whet your appetite.

Official rating – 5 star 9.2 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

New tropical pool complex with 5 separate aqua zones: • Water sensations pool with waterfalls and jacuzzis • Children’s fun pool with splash games galore • Slide and ride area with chutes and water sports • Adult swimming area with cascades • Hydro massage area with jacuzzi, water massage and spouts • €5 deposit for pool bands

Outdoor Fun

• Volleyball • Football pitch • Fishing • Table tennis • Multi sport area • Badminton • Bicycle hire* and trails • Cardio training Gym (Adults only) • Aquagym • Boules • Archery

Teen Choice

For the kids

Nearby activities

• Gas BBQ • Large and Lively • Lycra swimwear only • Wellness and Active • Air Conditioning

• Jetskiing, sailing, shops and cafes Canet Plage 2½ miles • Golf course 3 miles • Mini golf 1 mile • Scuba diving 3 miles • Aqualand waterpark (open late June) 9 miles • Windsurfing, kitesurfing at Leucate 12 miles • Horse riding 2 miles • Karting 4 miles and 12 miles (largest track in Europe) • Mini Golf 1 mile • B  oat trips ½ mile • Golf at St Cyprien 6 miles

Sandy beach direct on site • Games room • Play area • On site children’s club (age 5-11)

Meals

• Restaurant with local and international dishes • Bar • Take away • Archipelago / Snack bar by the tropical pool • Wine shop • Supermarket

Entertainment

Some noise can be heard from nearby campsite and road; the parc has installed an effective sound wall. Puccini Riviera mobile homes are located close to the nearby road. Lycra swimwear is obligatory. Swim shorts are not allowed. Babies must wear swim nappies.

Getting there

Sightseeing

• Collioure and its famous port and church 16 miles • Perpignan – Palaces of the kings of Majorca 9 miles • Barcelona – Catalan Spain’s atmospheric capital 124 miles

• Calais 712 miles • Béziers 65 miles • Girona 76 miles • Perpignan 10 miles

For mum & dad

• Entertainment team for all ages (activities every day high season only) • Family disco (High season only)

• Car recommended For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots

Other facilities Onsite teen activities • Agora 15+ disco (high season only)

• Satellite TV • I nternet access* • On site shops: bakery, fruit and veg • Souvenir shop • S  afety deposit boxes* • Washing and drying facilities* • Hairdressers • Cashpoint 

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Al Fresco plots Gravel/grass lge Shade Partial

25% off

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Parc Yelloh! Village Le Brasilia Site code FRLA05 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering.

750 plots

Parc size

Parking On pitch Adult swimming area with cascades *Asterisks indicate a local charge. Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

7 nights from £205 Early booking offer

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Roussillon

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Stunning pool complex at Mar Estang

Mar Estang

Parc opens 30 Apr – 22 Sept 2013

­Canet Plage

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 500m

No less than 3 pools await the aqua-fanatics and there is also a waterslide, waterchute and children’s pool; a wellness area with jacuzzis for a well earned pampering or simply stretch out on the miles of sand direct from the parc. Night time entertainment includes discos and live concerts in the high season or you can saunter along to the port of Canet to taste the fresh anchovies.

Official rating – 4 star 7.4 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Gas BBQ • Large and Lively • Air Conditioning Please note: site operates a compulsory pool band system, free for first 2 people. Costs apply for additional customers.

• Outdoor heated swimming complex with water slide and chute (+12 years) • Children’s swimming pool • Jacuzzi and wellness area • Direct access to beach

• Calais 710 miles

Sightseeing

• Picasso’s Collioure 18 miles • Palaces of Perpignan 7 miles • Mount Canigou and the Pyrenees 30 miles • Figueras Dali museum in Spain 42 miles • Carcassonne walled city 77 miles

Swimming pool

• Evening entertainment (high season) including live music

• Children’s games room • Family disco • Play area • Tennis • Table tennis • Boules

Teen choice

• Car not essential • Taxi transfers possible

For mum & dad

Other facilities

• Railway Station nearby

• Washing facilities with dryers* • On site shop • Souvenir shop • Internet access* • Wifi* • Bicycle hire* • Gym • Boules 

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots 500 plots

Al Fresco plots Grass / sand medium Shade medium Parking

Nearby Activities

• Canet Plage centre 500m • Canet Plage Port 3 miles • Boat trips 3 miles • Horse riding 3 miles • Karting 5 miles • Fishing 3 miles

Meals

Entertainment

• Perpignan 10 miles • Girona 78 miles

Parc size

For the kids

• Restaurant • Bar • Pizzeria • Take away

Getting there

On pitch

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Football

The lovely beach and popular promenade of Canet 

• Basketball • Windsurfiing* • 16+ disco • Scuba diving lessons*

7 nights from £179

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Mar Estang Site code FRLA07 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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Languedoc

For more information, photos, videos and

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/yellohvillageleserignanplage

Heated pools and the beachside location are just some of the attractions at Yelloh! Village Le Sérignan Plage

Yelloh! Village Le Sérignan Plage

Parc opens 27 Apr – 29 Sept 2013

­Sérignan Plage

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 3 miles

Holiday excitement for all ages: youngsters will be pleased to find an organised mini-club, fully equipped playroom for toddlers, trampoline and playground; teenagers will find the beach sports hard to resist plus there is a relaxing spa centre just for adults.

Official rating – 4 star 9.0 Customer reviews

NEW

out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Tropical (heated) outdoor pool with waterslides (minimum age 6 years) • Indoor (heated) swimming pool for parents, babies and aqua gym • Shallow section of pool for children • Well being spa for adults only during the day

Outdoor Fun

• Bike hire* • Beach volleyball / football • Multisports area

Meals

• Provencal restaurant • Snack bar / take-away • 2 bars

For the kids

Nearby Activities

Crêche containing soft play items (unsupervised) • Playground and trampoline • Parc run Kid’s Club (4-12 years)

Other facilities

• Mini-market, bakery and gift shop • Washing machines* and dryers* • Cash machine and safety deposit box facilities* • Wellbeing centre for adults only • Hairdresser • Gift shop • Internet and WiFi* 

• Tennis* and table tennis • Teen club in high season

July & August: free passes for Balneo spa limited to 2 adults per pitch. Balneo spa used by naturists 3 hours per day. Noise from site entertainment audible until 11pm high season.

Sightseeing

• Evening entertainment including disco • Regular shows and cabarets

Multisports area

• Gas BBQ • Large and Lively • Lycra swimwear only • Wellness and Active • Air Conditioning

• Horse riding 100m • Pony trekking 100m • Fishing 8 miles • Go-karting nearby • Pedalos* ( July/August) • Catamarans* ( July/August) • Windsurfing* ( July/August)

Entertainment

Teen choice

• Sérignan 3 miles • Vineyards around Beziérs 12 miles • The fortified city of Carcassonne 62 miles • Cap d’Agde 21 miles • Aqualand water fun park 21 miles

Getting there • Calais 655 miles • • • •

For mum & dad

Béziers 7.5 miles Carcassonne 65 miles Montpellier 49 miles Perpignan 63 miles

• Car recommended For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots 963 plots

Parc size

Well being spa for adults only during the day

Al Fresco plots Grass/gravel sml Shade Partial Some off pitch

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

7 nights from £205 Early booking offer

collected by

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Yelloh! Village Le Sérignan Plage Site code FRLA02 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home

25% off

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

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There’s nothing better than spending lazy days by the seaside at Le SÊrignan Plage

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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Languedoc

For more information, photos, videos and

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/lesmediterraneesbeachgarden

Les Méditerranées Beach Garden has large relaxing pools

Les Méditerranées Beach Garden

Parc opens 27 April – 22 Sept 2013

­Marseillan Plage

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 500m

In the ‘Beach Garden’, a new camping village sharing the same sandy beach as its famous big brother the Mediterranean Beach Club (formerly Nouvelle Floride), space, comfort and tranquillity are the watch words for a relaxing family holiday. With an enviable location aside the ‘reserve naturelle de Bagnas’ the brand new bar and restaurant facilities plus a great new pool, have a great holiday atmosphere.

Official rating – 4 star Not enough reviews Customer reviews

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On parc Sightseeing

Swimming

Other facilities

Meals

For mum & dad

• Large 1000m2 outdoor swimming pool with separate children’s paddling area. • Wide sandy beach in the beach garden ‘mer’ section – 200m

• Washing facilities with dryers* • On site shop • Supermarket • Internet access* at the bar

• Charcoal BBQ • Midsize and sociable • Lycra swimwear only • Air Conditioning

• Panoramic restaurant overlooking the sea • Bar • Beach bar

Guests may use facilities of nearby Les Mediterranées Beach Club (300m).

Getting there

For the kids

Direct access to a lovely beach

Off parc Parc run kids club • Parc run children’s club with organised activities ( July – August) • Mini disco • Live Music ( July – August) • Table tennis

Outdoor Activities

• Fishing 3 miles etang de Thau • Windsurfing 250m • Golf 4 miles • Waterskiing 4 miles • Horse riding 1 mile • Bicycle hire – on the campsite • Aqualand parc 5 miles • Karting 2 miles • Boules on the parc

7 nights from £163 Early booking offer

The port of collioure

• Calais 652 miles

• Historic Agde 3 miles • Cap d’Agde beach resort 3 miles • Beziers 3 miles • Languedoc wine route 31 miles road to St Chinian • Collioure – Picasso’s favourite on the Roussillon coast 95 miles • Cite of Carcassonne 70 miles • Séte – historic port with great seafood • Pézenas – visit the cobbled streets, Moliére museum and taste some great wines • Lake Salagou – Languedoc’s largest lake, often described as a Martian landscape with odd hills and red soil, great for swimming

• • • •

Beziers 16 miles Carcassonne 72 miles Montpellier 44 miles Nimes 63 miles

• Car recommended For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots 653 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Grass Shade

Medium

Parking

On pitch

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Les Méditerranées Beach Garden Site code FRLA08 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

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Languedoc

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Plenty of pool action at Les Méditerranées Beach Club

Les Méditerranées Beach Club

Parc opens 27 Apr – 22 Sept 2013

­Marseillan Plage

At Les Méditerranées Beach club, you have the facilities of two premium parcs at your disposal: on the Nouvelle Floride part you have a shorter stroll to the beach and access to the main water complex and entertainment area whilst Charlemagne guests have larger emplacements and the ever popular 4 lane Charlemagne pool slides. The bars and restaurants of Marseillan Plage are conveniently close to all parts of the resort.

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 300m Official rating – 4 star Not enough reviews Customer reviews submitted to score

On parc

Getting there

Outdoor fun

Sightseeing

• Sports events, competitions, aquafit, table tennis, volleyball • Daytime activities • Al Fresco Summer Games • Restaurant at Nouvelle Floride and Charlemagne • Take-away available at Nouvelle Floride and Charlemagne

Beziers 16 miles Carcassonne 72 miles Montpelier 44 miles Nimes 63 miles

• The port and marina of Agde and the new tourism complex of Cap d’Agde is a short drive away 3 miles • Béziers – the cradle of the Hérault wine production with its famous bridge, cathedral and the romantic Canal du Midi 20 miles • Take a drive along the Languedoc wine route to St Chinian or Faugères 31 miles • The port of Collioure 95 miles • Don’t miss the City of Carcassonne in the nearby Aude region 70 miles

Evening shows • Parc run children’s club with organised activities ( July – August) • Mini disco

Teen choice

• Car recommended

Other facilities

• Washing and drying facilities* • Internet connection and WiFi* • Light exercise equipment area

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots Parc size

Nearby Activities

• Golf 4 miles • Fishing 3 miles • Windsurfing 50m • Waterskiing 4 miles • Horse riding 1 mile • Bicycle hire 500m • Aqualand water park 4 miles • Karting 3 miles

Meals

• Calais 652 miles • • • •

For the kids

• Two swimming complexes with waterslides, spa jets and lazy river (Charlemagne pool opens beginning of June)

Guests may also use the facilities of nearby Les Mediterranées Beach Garden (300m).

• Live entertainment, karaoke and family disco’s in high season • Indoor entertainment area in bar

Al Fresco plots Grass Medium

Parking

On pitch

For mum & dad

Entertainment

653 plots

Shade

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Multisports pitch

Beach side bar

7 nights from £173

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

collected by

Off parc

Swimming

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and Lively • Lycra swimwear only • Air Conditioning

NEW

25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

25% off

Parc Les Méditerranées Beach Club Site code FRLA04 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering except Puccini (2 adults and up to 3 children self catering).

Price per night Mobile Home Puccini

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34

71

46

54

80

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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Languedoc

For more information, photos, videos and

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An aerial view of Les Sablons’ superb location

Les Sablons

Parc opens 30 mar – 22 Sept 2013

Portiragnes Plage

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 500m

It’s all here at Les Sablons: watersports on the doorstep at the resort’s own beach, sailing at Cap d’Agde and all the fun of Aqualand a few miles down the road. A perfect choice for sun, sand and sport.

Official rating – 4 star 8.2 Customer reviews

NEW

out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

For the kids

Teen Choice

Site run childrens club (5-10 years, open July/August)

• 2 outdoor swimming pools • Waterslides and waterchute (unaccompanied children under 8 years or height of 1.30m and nonswimmers are not allowed to use the slides / waterchute) • Children’s splash pool. • Jacuzzi pool

Nearby activities

• Pottery workshop (from May onwards) • 3 playgrounds

Meals

• Restaurant and take-away • New bar with open terrace, chill out room and wide screen TV

Entertainment The new bar has some great games • Tennis* table tennis • Archery

Outdoor Fun

• Evening entertainment (mostly in French) includes open air disco ( July/August) • Arcade games in the bar • Mini disco (open July/August for age 11+)

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and Lively • Lycra swimwear only • Wellness and Active • Air Conditioning

• Direct access to a shelving sandy beach 200m • Paddling and bathing at Valras Plage 6 miles • Pedalos and watersports 600m ( July/August) • Horse riding 500m • Shops and cafés in Portiragnes Plage 600m • Golf, watersports and boat trips round the bay at Cap d’Agde 12 miles

Getting there • Calais 653 miles

Sightseeing

• • • •

• Aqualand waterpark 12 miles (mid June-mid Sept) • Vias Plage 5 miles • Fishing port of Sète 27 miles • Sigean Safari Park 25 miles • Vibrant Montpellier 45 miles • Medieval city of Carcassonne 62 miles

• Mini-market • Washing machines* • Dryers* and ironing facilities • Cash machines & safety deposit boxes* • Internet access* • Gym

7 nights from £189

Béziers 4 miles Carcassonne 65 miles Montpellier 44 miles Perpignan 65 miles

• Car recommended For travel details see p122-131

For mum & dad

Parc plots 794 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Grass / sand medium

Other facilities

• Boules • Bicycle hire* • Volleyball / football pitch • Basketball • Pool

Early booking offer

collected by

Direct access to sandy beach

Shade

Partial

Parking

On pitch

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

25% off

Parc Les Sablons Site code FRLA01 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering except Puccini (2 adults and up to 3 children self catering).

Price per night Mobile Home Puccini

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36

40

80

68

89

109

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Rossini

52

40

44

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95

116

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55

43

47

109

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103

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

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For more information, photos, videos and

Languedoc

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/yellohvillageclubbeachfarret

The swimming pool at Yelloh! Village le Club Beach Farret

Yelloh! Village le Club Beach Farret

Parc opens ­Vias-Plage­ 27 Apr – 22 Sept 2013 Nearest beach – direct Large and lively with plenty of organised entertainment in high season, there’s also the shops Nearest town – 500m and cafés of Vias-Plage. Al Fresco’s pitches are split between two sectors at the Beach Farret Official rating – 5 star annexe, a self contained beach side quarter just 300m from the main site, you have direct access 7 . 8 Customer reviews to the sea. The sandy emplacements are ideal for the authentic beach experience and especially NEW out of 10 collected by fun for tots. On the main site the units are close to the pool and kids playground.

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and Lively • Lycra swimwear only • Air Conditioning A proportion of Al Fresco pitches are on a self contained annexe called Le Beach Farret. 300m to main site.

• 2 heated swimming pools with children’s pool • New outdoor spa pool featuring jacuzzis, hydro-massage beds • Farret Spa (for use by adults only) • Sandy beach direct access • Sauna, steam room, indoor jacuzzi and beauty / wellness treatment rooms*

Outdoor Activities

• Tree top adventure course ½ mile • Quad bikes and karts 4 miles • Mini golf 500m • Horse riding 1 mile • Windsurfing: 100m

Sightseeing

• Béziers – regional capital and wine centre 11 miles • Canal du midi for shady walks and cycling ½ mile • Cap d’Agde port and entertainments 7 miles • Languedoc wine route – from 3 miles • Montpellier 41 miles • Cité de Carcassonne 62 miles • Karting 3 miles

Meals

Getting there

• Pirate restaurant and bar • Jungle bar • La Palmeraie restaurant with panoramic views • Crêperie (from mid June) • Take-away • Snack bar

• Calais 643 miles • Caen 567 miles • Béziers 12 miles • Montpellier 41 miles • Carcassonne 67 miles

Entertainment

• Family discos, concerts, magic shows, quizzes and cabarets during the season (daily in July and August)

• Car recommended

Teen choice

• Railway Station nearby

Al Fresco plots Sand medium Shade

Sail canopies

Parking

By holiday home

• New pirate land kids club area with slides and adventure playground • Table tennis • Games room • Children’s play area • Site run children’s club with activities for 5-7 and 8-12 year olds • Tennis • Satellite TV

For mum & dad

• Washing facilities with dryers* • On site shop • Souvenir and beach shop • Safety deposit boxes* and cash machine • Bakery • Gym and adult fitness programs • Internet access*

Parc plots Parc size 710 plots main parc / 74 annexe

Beach club

Other facilities

For travel details see p122-131

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

For the kids

Sports tournaments • Basketball • Beach volleyball • Dance classes • New multisports pitch

7 nights from £205

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Yelloh! Village Le Club Beach Farret Site code FRLA06 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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To Book call 0844 774 1515

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r u z A ’ d e Côt a c i s r o C and

Nice, Côte d’Azur


Sand, sea, stars and shopping: lots of shopping! Whichever way you look at it, the French Riviera oozes style and sophistication. For some it’s the long beaches fringed by azure waters and Mediterranean climate that’s the draw. For others elegant Cannes, stylish Nice and princely Monaco are simply irresistible. But there’s far more to the region than just glamour: authentic Provençal culture, cuisine and wine are bedfellows to the grand designs of the towns and cities. And no architect in the world could ever hope to rival the stunning natural forms of the Gorges du Verdon, often said to be France’s Grand Canyon. Charming Port Grimaud is a skip away from parc Les Prairies de la Mer and offers a more gentle family experience.

...getting there... Digne-les-Bains

Frejus

Avignon Nimes

Douce Quietude La Baume

Côte d’Azur

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Corsica

Cape Corse

Bastia Calvi

What to eat and drink

Ghisonaccia

Sartène

Act like a film star, stroll along the Croisette past the Palais des Festivals where the real stars have left their handprints, before slipping in a cocktail at Jimmy’s.

Marina d’erba Rossa

Porto-Vecchio Bonifacio

Fly-drive options are numerous with Nice, Marseille and Toulon close by. Corsica is also served by airports at Bastia and Ajaccio.

for its ricotta-like ‘brocciu’ cheese, made from goat milk. Try ‘fiadone’ a lemon cheesecake flambéed in brandy - a Corsican speciality.

Where to go CÔte d’Azur Cannes

TYRRHENIAN SEA

Corte

Ajaccio

Corsica dishes are hearty country-style fare with a hint of haute cuisine, the island’s famous

Cannes

Agay Esterel

Frejus St Raphael Agay Port Grimaud Les Prairies St Tropez de la Mer Toulon

Corsica is nicknamed ‘the island of beauty’ and boasts beautiful mountain views competing with the sea for your attention. The island is simply paradise.

Salade nicoise, daube beef stew and classic bouillabaisse seafood stew are excellent. Wine wise, go for a Bandol or Côtes de Provence rosé served extra chilled. And if you’ve got a sweet tooth then the Tarte Tropezienne cream cake is for you.

Nice

Monte Carlo

St Raphael Grasse

Aix-en-Provence

Marseille

Esterel, Douce Quietude and La Baume are positioned close to Fréjus/St Raphaël an ideal location to explore along the Corniche to Nice and Cannes.

Salade Nicoise is a French classic

Gorges du Verdon

Château Minuty is a delicious French riviera RosÉ designed for summer!

Local Tip

Monaco Tootle round the world famous street racing circuit past the casino and along the port where mega-yachts glint in the sun. Porto Vecchio, Corsica

Corsica Shop in the colourful street market at Ajaccio, visit Porto Vecchio’s old town before heading to Carribbean-style beaches.

The glitz of Cannes

Explore the famous streets of Monaco

Nice

St Tropez

Marvel at its Belle-Epoque buildings plus the Cours Saleya flower market, the Matisse museum and stunning Russian Cathedral.

Cruise arou­nd Millionaires’ bay before hot footing around the trendy harbour just 6 miles from Les Prairies de la Mer.

Visit Gorge du approx 2 hoursVerdon, from Côte d’Azudrive kayaking, rock r for climbing and bu ngee jumping.

Ajaccio beach, Corsica

To Book call 0844 774 1515

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A picturesque birdseye view of Esterel holiday parc

Esterel

Parc opens 30 Mar – 22 Sept 2013

­Agay

Nearest beach – 3 miles Nearest town – 3 miles

Esterel is a holiday oasis close to the Riviera’s hotspots and an ideal location for day trips to Nice and Cannes. The Hollywood style pool complex is an open invitation to wind down whilst enjoying a cool drink on the bar terrace and soaking up the rays – you are on the Côte d’Azur after all! Kids will find plenty to do with their own games room, mini-club, themed entertainment and disco.

On parc

Official rating – 5 star 8.2 Customer reviews out of 10

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Off parc

Swimming

• Outdoor swimming complex with heated pool and waterslide for young children • New indoor Jungle paradise paddling pool

Outdoor fun

• Volleyball • Basketball • Mini-football • Boules • Various sports tournaments • Bicycle hire* • Fitness classes • Aqua Aerobics

Teen choice

• Mini-golf • Tennis and table tennis • Squash • Archery (May – Sept) • Skateboard park (protective clothing / pads must be worn) • Teens’ club (July & Aug) • Horse riding ranch* (July & Aug)

For the kids

• Bali restaurant with local specialities • Snack bar and take-away • Les Suds bar • La Douche pool bar ( Jul/Aug only)

Toddler choice

Other facilities

• Safety deposit boxes* • Currency exchange, • Masseuse* ( July/August only) ­ • Boutique with souvenirs • Mini-market • Washing and drying facilities* • Baby changing facilities • Internet access* • Library

Nearby activities

• Beach and fishing at Agay 3 miles • Golf Esterel 1 mile • Watersports 2 miles • Sandy coves at Anthéor 4 miles • Mountain biking 100m

Meals

• New crèche for 0-3 years old including English speaking child minding service* • Mini clubs 4-8yrs, 8-12yrs with varied arts and sports activities, Wii, Playstation tournaments ( July & Aug)

The all new creche is great fun for tots

• Evening entertainment program ( July/August) • Club House games room with satellite TV ( July & August) • TV in bar • Disco ( July & August)

7 nights from £163

Note: Site is on a slope and some emplacements are accessed up a steep incline. 20€ refundable pool band deposit. Arrival on parc before 11pm recommended.

• Calais 729 miles

Sightseeing

indoor Jungle paradise paddling pool

• Midsize and sociable • Lycra swimwear only • Wellness and Active • Air Conditioning

Getting there

• St Raphaël’s beaches, museums & churches 6 miles • Fréjus Roman amphitheatre 7 miles • St Tropez 32 miles • Monaco 70 miles

For mum & dad

• Nice 44 miles • Toulon 62 miles • Marseilles 97 miles • Car essential • Railway Station nearby For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots

Entertainment

Early booking offer

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/esterel

450 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Gravel, small Partial

Shade

Some off pitch

Parking

Cannes 23 miles

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Esterel Site code FRCA04 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home Puccini Riviera Bellini Rossini Vivaldi Vivaldi Riviera Air conditioning Luxe upgrade

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One of the pools and covered kids splash area at Douce Quietude

Douce Quietude

Parc opens 30 Mar – 22 Sept 2013

Saint Raphaël

Nearest beach – 3 miles Nearest town – 2 mileS

With its new covered kids splash zone, this parc will always be a hit with the young families and the newly renovated disco is sure to please the teens. With the beaches and holiday buzz of St Raphaël on the doorstep, there’s everything from boat trips and watersports on offer in one of the Riviera’s high spots.

Official rating – 5 star 8.5 Customer reviews out of 10

Off parc

On parc Swimming

• Gas BBQ • Midsize and sociable • Lycra swimwear only • Air Conditioning Please note: campsite ID bracelets must be worn by all guests at all times.

Outdoor Activities

• Children’s shows • Live music ( July-August)

• Golf 2 miles • Fishing 9 miles • Windsurfing 3 miles • Waterskiing 3 miles • Horse riding 1 mile • Bicycle hire on the campsite • Aquatica parc 3 miles • Karting 6 miles

For the kids

Sightseeing

Teen choice

Nice 43 miles Toulon 62 miles Marseilles 97 miles Nîmes 140 miles

Other facilities

Parc plots

Shade

Medium

Parking

On pitch

• Washing facilities with dryers* • On site shop • Supermarket • Hairdresser and beauty centre • Fitness classes in gym* • Internet access* on the bar

Bicycle hire

Al Fresco plots Gravel

• Multisports pitch • T  ennis* • Table tennis • C  razy golf • Archery ( July and August) • Basketball

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

For mum & dad

• Parc run children’s club with organised activities (ages 6-12) July-August • Children’s playground

For travel details see p122-131 400 plots

• St Raphaël 3 miles • Fréjus 3 miles • Cannes 23 miles • St Tropez 30 miles • Monte Carlo 70 miles

 overed kids splash area C with Jacuzzi and water jets (retractable roof)

• Car recommended

Parc size

Entertainment

• Restaurant overlooking the pool • Bar • N  ightclub (adults only)

• Calais 728 miles • • • •

• Large outdoor swimming area with two swimming pools, one with water slide (7+ years). • Raised sunbathing terrace • Outdoor Jacuzzis • Sauna* • Covered kids splash area with Jacuzzi and water jets (retractable roof)

Meals

Getting there

Great beaches nearby

7 nights from £205

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Douce Quietude Site code FRCA08 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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To Book call 0844 774 1515

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You’ll never be short of pool action at La Baume

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La Baume has impressive palm-fringed pools

La Baume

Parc opens 30 Mar – 22 Sept 2013

Fréjus

Nearest beach – 3 miles Nearest town – 3 mileS

No less than 7 stunning pools including gigantic Californian oasis of blue are the central focus of this vibrant parc; with night time entertainment similarly lively and up tempo, its clear to see why fun seeking families choose La Baume year after year.

Official rating – 5 star 8.2 Customer reviews out of 10

Off parc

On parc Swimming

• Large and Lively • Lycra swimwear only • Air Conditioning Please note that some noise is heard from nearby motorway.

Getting there • Calais 724 miles • • • •

• Californian style lagoon pool complex with slides, children’s paddling area and Jacuzzi • Additional outdoor swim complex with 3 lane water slide and separate serpentine slide (users must be able to swim without arm bands). • Indoor swimming pool with waterslide, Jacuzzi and steam room • 2 new paddling pools (heated)

Meals

Nice 40 miles Toulon 63 miles Marseilles 98 miles Nîmes 142 miles

• Restaurant • 2 Bars • Take away

Entertainment

• Family discos, concerts ( July and August)

• Car essential

Teen choice

• Railway Station nearby For travel details see p122-131 780 plots

Al Fresco plots Gravel, medium Shade

Partial

Parking

Some off pitch

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

For the kids

Outdoor Activities

swimming pool with waterslide • Games room • Children’s play area • Parc run children’s club (numbers restricted) • Children’s disco and family disco • Volleyball • Football pitch • Tennis and table tennis • Pétanque • Satellite TV • Multi sport area • Bicycle hire*

Sightseeing

• Roman Fréjus 3 miles • St Raphaël shops and sightseeing 3 miles • Cannes via Corniche road 16 miles • Nice 40 miles • Port Grimaud and St Tropez 22 miles • Gorges de Verdon 22 miles

For mum & dad

Roller blading • Sports tournaments • Volleyball • Basketball • Badminton • Archery (High season only) • 16+ disco

• Washing facilities with dryers* • On site shop and gift shop • Gym and adult fitness programs • WIFI Internet access*

Relax at the indoor swimming pool with jacuzzi and steam room

7 nights from £179

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc La Baume Site code FRCA05 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

• Windsurfing 3 miles • Waterskiing 4 miles • Scuba diving 3 miles • Jetski hire 4 miles • Lac St Cassien for pedaloes, canoeing and fishing 9 miles • Golf 5 miles • Mini golf 3 miles • Horse riding 1 mile • Absailing 9 miles • Boat trips St Raphael 4 miles • Aquatica waterpark 3 miles

Other facilities

Parc plots Parc size

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To Book call 0844 774 1515

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Overlooking St Tropez Bay, the lively parc Les Prairies de la Mer has its own sandy beach with plenty of beach bars

Les Prairies de la Mer­

Parc opens 30 Mar – 22 Sept 2013

Port Grimaud

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 400m

An excellent parc for families with older children and for beach lovers of all ages, Les Prairies de la Mer boasts a prime position by the sandy beach. With daytime activities and evening entertainment, in the height of summer the parc ups the tempo from busy to buzzing, putting live bands and competitions on the agenda.

On parc

Official rating – 3 star 8.6 Customer reviews

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Off parc For the kids

Swimming

• Keilani Spa Centre* (adults only)

Nearby activities

• Jet Ski 0.5 mile • Windsurfing 2 miles • Go-karting 1 mile • Azur Park 1 mile • riding and pony trekking 3 miles • Golf 3 miles • Crazy golf 1 mile • Aqualand 6 miles

Meals

• Canopy finger food and lounge bar • Italian restaurant • 3 snack bars / take-aways • Vast array of restaurants in Port Grimaud (5 min walk)

Entertainment

• Evening entertainment (high season) including talent shows and live bands • Main bar and 2 beach bars • Disco (high season) • Small fun fair*

Teen Choice

Les Prairies de la Mer is a favourite with teenagers • Tennis • Table tennis • Archery

Sightseeing Play area for under 5’s (unsupervised) • Parc run children’s club (age 6-12)

Other facilities

• Mini-market and bakery • Souvenir shop • Washing machines* and dryers* • Currency exchange and safety deposit facilities* • Internet access • Hairdressers • Washing and drying facilities* • Hairdressers • Cashpoint • New kids crêche • New wellness area

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

• • • •

Nice 55 miles Toulon 32 miles Marseilles 86 miles Nîmes 131 miles

• Car not essential • Taxi transfers possible For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots

For mum & dad

1400 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Gravel / medium Shade

Partial

Parking

Off pitch

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Canopy bar & Keilani Spa overlooking St. Tropez

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Les Prairies de la Mer Site code FRCA02 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering.

Gas BBQ Large and Lively Wellness and Active Air Conditioning

• Calais 726 miles

Outdoor Fun

7 nights from £205

• • • •

Getting there

• Port Grimaud 500m directly opposite the beachside entrance • The palm-shaded corniche of Ste Maxime 6 miles • Arts and crafts in Ramatuelle 9 miles • Yachts and bars in St Tropez 6 miles • Waterpark at Fréjus 19 miles • The Gorges du Verdon, a spectacular natural canyon 68 miles • St Raphaël – for trendy shops and a delightful promenade 21 miles • Perfume factories at Grasse 52 miles • The principality of Monaco 81 miles

• Outdoor activities (mid July-end August) • Volleyball • Bicycle hire*

• Football • BMX track

Early booking offer

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Price per night Mobile Home Rossini Riviera Rossini 3 bed Vivaldi Vivaldi Riviera Vivaldi Riviera XL Air conditioning Luxe upgrade

25% off

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Palm fringed swimming pool only a step away from its own sandy beach

Marina d’Erba Rossa

Parc opens 27 Apr – 22 Sept 2013

­Ghisonaccia

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 2 miles

A palm fringed swimming pool only a step away from its own sandy beach or the welcoming waters of the warm Mediterranean sea? Corsica is nicknamed ‘the island of beauty’ and at this parc you have all you need to appreciate the splendour of this holiday haven.

Official rating – 4 star 7.8 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc

Off parc For the kids

Swimming

• Gas BBQ • Large and Lively • Air Conditioning

• Outdoor swimming pool overlooking the beach • Direct access to a wide sandy beach

Al fresco welcome performed by campsite. Some noise from neighbouring campsite may be heard.

Nearby Activities

• Horse riding 500m • Pedaloes and windsurf hire 1 mile • Waterskiing 1 mile • Quad bikes 1 mile • Karting 25 miles • Canoeing 15 miles • Scuba diving 13 miles • Ghisonaccia for local services 2 miles • Bastia 55 miles • Via Ferrata Buccarona 27 miles

Meals

• Restaurant • Bar • Take away

Entertainment

Getting there

• Family amusements: dancing and shows June – end August

• Calais 920 miles via Corsica Ferries or SNCM Ferry

Children’s games room

Teen choice

• Mini golf • Entertainment team • Family disco • Tennis* • Volleyball • Small farm

Call or see our website for prices and offers.

• Bastia 45 miles • Figari 49 miles • Ajaccio 103 miles

Other facilities

• Car recommended

For mum & dad

Sightseeing

• The famous beach at Solenzara (as seen on the bounty ad) 17 miles • Porto Vecchio’s old town 35 miles • Bonifacio 52 miles • Scenic drive around Cap Corse 100 miles • Mountain bike trails – from parc entrance • Bonaparte’s birthplace Ajaccio 103 miles • Beautiful Zonza 36 miles

• Washing facilities with dryers* • On site shop / souvenir shop • Internet access* • Bicycle hire*

For travel details see p122-131 Volleyball

Parc plots Parc size

• Basketball • Football

500 plots

NEW

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Al Fresco plots Grass / medium Shade

Medium

Parking

On pitch

Outdoor swimming pool overlooking the beach 

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

7 nights from £163

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Marina d’Erba Rossa Site code FRCF01 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home

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To Book call 0844 774 1515

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Water, water everywhere… the best, under-populated beaches on the coast in a wonderfully undersold area of France

...getting there... Nantes

St-Nazaire Pornic Beauvoirsur-Mer

There’s a definite emphasis on water in the west from the marshes of the Marais Poitevin to the fabulous sandy beaches along the golden coast from St-Jean-de-Monts to Marennes; fringed by a fragrant pine forest and cut up by a network of trails just waiting to be explored. Picnicking is king with a crisp drop of local Muscadet and a still-warm baker’s brioche going down beautifully in the open air.

Tours

Grand Parc Clarys Plage Le Puy du Fou Sol-a-Gogo Futuroscope La Garangeoire Niort

la Rochelle

Marennes

Le Séquoia Parc

Bustling fishing villages throng with local atmosphere while only minutes away in the interior, there’s a far more gentle timeless rural pace of life.

Rochefort Saujon

Palmyre

BAY OF BISCAY

Overall: great family fayre and a must for true Francophiles.

Limoges

Lesparre-Médoc

St-Médard-en-Jalles

We have four wonderful parcs here; Le Clarys Plage, Sol-a-Gogo, La Garangeoire and Le Séquoia Parc.

Poitiers

Bordeaux

Brive-laGaillarde Bergerac

La Rochelle and Nantes are served by various airlines. For those travelling by car, the nearest ports are Caen, Cherbourg and St Malo.

What to eat and drink Oysters are the region’s speciality and Marennes produces some of the finest in France. You can’t move for pork rillettes, pâté and sausages at the local markets.

Local wines from the Vendée are often rosé, such as the excellent Mareuil. And don’t miss out on the potent digestifs such as the double-distilled Cognac. But watch out for naked flames!

Try Pineau de Charentes, made by blending Cognac with fresh or barely fermented grape juice to produce Vin de Liqueur

Oysters are a speciality

Where to go Vendée Le Grand Parc Puy du Fou A period theme park full of Gladiators, chariot races and son et lumière spectacular.

Charente Maritime La Rochelle

Local Tip

A proud naval tradition meets contemporary shopping and dining for a great day’s experience.

Cognac Tour the vineyards and discover the secrets of world famous brandy producers.

La Rochelle

Fort Boyard The famous prison island now a regular tv and film location.

Amphitheatre at le Grand Parc Puy du Fou

La Palmyre

Futuroscope Witness a world as it could be in the future at this cinematic sci-fi attraction park near Poitiers.

St. Jean Plage great for an ev is stroll, shops anening bars line the rod ad to the beach.

Cognac vineyards

One of France’s largest and most diverse zoos, flocks of flamingos and polar bears the key attractions. To Book call 0844 774 1515

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Vendée

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Clarys Plage offers an outdoor tropical pool complex with outdoor splash pool as well as heated indoor pool with whirlpool

Le Clarys Plage

Parc opens 11 May – 08 Sept 2013

St-Jean-de-Monts

Nearest beach – 300m Nearest town – 3 miles

Especially well suited to families with younger children, Clarys Plage gets very lively from mid-July to the end of August when evening entertainment is added to the equation. It’s hard to beat this busy parc for a sun and fun Vendée holiday. Pace yourself!

Official rating – 5 star 7.7 Customer reviews

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On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• New extended tropical pool with lazy river and many new water games in the outdoor splash parc, as well as the ever popular slides • Indoor pool • Whirlpool bath

For the kids

Nearby activities

Outdoor Fun

• Basketball / volleyball / football pitch • Tennis* • Table tennis

Teen Choice

Outdoor tropical pool complex • Daytime activities ( July and August) • Children’s playgrounds • Al Fresco Kids club (25/05/13-01/09/13)

Other facilities

• Washing machines* • Dryers* and ironing facilities • Currency exchange and safety deposit facilities* • Free WiFi

Volleyball / football • Atlantic water park 1 mile • Games room

For mum & dad

Meals

• On-site take-away

Entertainment

• Evening entertainment (mid July to end of August) • Karaoke and disco nights throughout the season (11/5/13-1/9/13) • Lively bar • Satellite TV in bar

• Gas BBQ • Midsize and sociable • Swim shorts allowed

• Sandy beach 300m • Bicycle hire 50m • Pony trekking 800m • Supermarket 5 minutes walk • Boules and crazy golf 200m • Disco 1 mile • Atlantic Toboggan waterpark 1 mile • Watersports 4 miles • Golf 3 miles • Lake and river fishing 6 miles

Getting there • Calais 420 miles • St Malo 155 miles • Roscoff 246 miles • La Rochelle 93 miles • Nantes 43 miles

Sightseeing

• The fishing town of St-Gilles-Croix-De-Vie 9 miles • Le Grand Plage and broad promenade in St-Jean-de-Monts 5 miles • Apremont Lake 16 miles • Ile de Noirmoutier museum and beaches linked by causeway to the mainland 25 miles • Seafront restaurants in Les Sables d’Olonne 26 miles • Océanile Waterpark 25 miles • Le Puy du Fou theme park 60 miles • Futuroscope theme park 155 miles • Zoo des Sables 28 miles

• Car essential • Railway Station nearby For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots 439 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Sand / grass medium / small

St-Jean-de-Monts has a wide sandy beach

7 nights from £158 Early booking offer

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On pitch

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

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Parc Le Clarys Plage Site code FRVE01 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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A well kept modern seaside parc – a favourite with families of all ages

Sol-a-Gogo

Parc opens 11 MAY – 8 Sept 2013

­St-Hilaire-de-Riez­

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 4 miles

The aptly named Sol-a-Gogo is the ideal parc for families who love to sunbathe and relax on the beach. The modern bar is fun and lively too, especially when July and August come around. Plus the bustle of the village of Les Mouettes, part of the St Jean de Monts holiday resort, is close to hand too.

Official rating – 4 star 7. 8 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Gas BBQ • Small and Friendly • Lycra swimwear only

• Outdoor swimming complex with waterslide and chute (waterslide / chute min age 8 years) • Indoor pool and Jacuzzi

• Calais 413 miles • St Malo 157 miles • Caen 226 miles

• Horse riding 3 miles • Bicycle hire 1 mile • Canoeing 12 miles • Golf 7 miles

Sightseeing

• Horse riding 3 miles

Other facilities

• Car essential • Railway Station nearby

Games room

For travel details see p122-131

• Table tennis

200 plots

Al Fresco plots Sand / grass medium / small Shade NONE

For mum & dad

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

• Various beaches to discover at St Jean de Monts (6 miles) and also St Gilles-Croix-de-Vie (8 miles) • Regional flavour at Challans with its colourful market 11 miles • Take a trip inland to the tranquillity of Apremont Lake 22 miles • Visit the thrills and spectacle of Le Puy du Fou attraction parc near Cholet 80 miles • Futuroscope sci-fi attraction parc is within reach near Poitiers 140 miles

Meals

• Bar (11/5/13-1/9/13) • Take-away service • Restaurant minutes walk away

Entertainment

• Animation program with live music • Family discos and entertainment ( July and August) • Satellite TV in bar

On pitch

The famous beaches of the Vendée

• Washing and ironing*

Outdoor Fun

Parc plots

Parking

Nearby Activities

Play area

• La Rochelle 91 miles • Nantes 50 miles

Parc size

For the kids

Teen choice

Getting there

Indoor pool area

7 nights from £142

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

NEW

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Parc Sol-a-Gogo Site code FRVE06 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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To Book call 0844 774 1515

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Vendée

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Pool and waterslides at La Garangeoire

La Garangeoire

Parc opens 11 May – 15 Sept 2013

St Julien des Landes

Nearest beach – 6 Miles Nearest town – 1 mile

The peaceful woodland surroundings of this elegant château estate are an undoubted recipe for relaxation whilst the glorious sandy beaches of Les Sables d’Olonne are comfortably in range.

Official rating – 5 star 9.2 Customer reviews

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out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Outdoor waterpark with two lane waterslide and chute • Children’s paddling pool • New partially covered swimming pool

For the kids

Nearby activities

• Rugby • Football • Volleyball • Riding* • Canoe and pedalo hire* • Fishing

Meals

• Restaurant with popular local dishes in château grounds • Pizzeria and take-away • Outdoor evening barbecue (high season only)

Toddler choice

New partially covered swimming pool • Site run C  hildren’s club (high season) • New kiddies paddling pool • Minigolf – fee for equipment • Tennis* and table tennis • Games room • Soccer

• La Rochelle 76 miles • Nantes 61 miles

• Railway Station nearby For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots

• Sables D’Olonne 12 miles • Boat trips from St Gilles to the remote Ile d’Yeu 13 miles • Marais Poitevin 25 miles • Le Puy du Fou theme park 45 miles • Futuroscope theme park near Poitiers 118 miles • La Rochelle 68 miles

360 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Grass, large Shade

Partial

Parking

On pitch

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

• Calais 408 miles • St Malo 171 miles • Caen 242 miles

Sightseeing

Marked forest trails for rambling

• Small shop • Wifi • Launderette* • Bicycle hire* • Boules • Satellite TV room • Marked forest trails for rambling • Spa and jacuzzi*

7 nights from £231

Parc La Garangeoire Site code FRVE04 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering.

Getting there

• Car essential

Other facilities

• Children’s playgrounds

The Spa/Jacuzzi costs €25 per hour per family.

Entertainment

• Indoor saloon bar • Courtyard bar terrace • Discos and entertainment evenings (high season)

Pony rides are always popular

• Gas BBQ • Small & Friendly • Lycra swimwear only • Wellness and Active

• Local shops and services at St Julien 1 mile • Mothe-Achard 5 miles • Beach at Brem sur Mer 6 miles • Beach at Bretignolles sur Mer 10 miles • Harbour town of St Gilles Croix de Vie 12 miles • Golf at Olonne 6 miles • Windsurfing 8 miles • Karting 4 miles

Outdoor Fun

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Charente Maritim e

The superb tropical pool complex of Le Séquoia Parc.

Le Séquoia Parc

Parc opens 11 MAY – 07 Sept 2013

Marennes

Nearest beach – 3 miles Nearest town – 1 mile

Le Séquoia Parc is a well run parc which brings a popular blend of coastal and country France to families of all ages with an abundance of family friendly activities.

Official rating – 5 star 9.0 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Charcoal BBQ • Midsize and sociable • Lycra swimwear only

• Massive water park with waterfalls, jacuzzis, slides, lazy river ride, fountains and children’s water nursery • Aquagym sessions in the pool

Nearby Activities

• Forest of la Coubre for walking and biking 12 miles • Golf at Royan 25 miles • Sailing at Marennes 3 miles • Freshwater fishing 4 miles

Sightseeing

• Football • Basketball • Volleyball • Boules • Sports tournaments • Bicycle hire*

• Calais 460 miles • Caen 302 miles • St Malo 233 miles

• Ibou club for children 4-12 years old • Stables and pony club ( July-Aug only) • Tennis* and table tennis • Go karts* • Games room

• Restaurant ‘le Carrousel’ • Pizzeria and take-away • Bar with pool tables • Pool side Aquabar (high season)

• Car essential

For travel details see p122-131

Entertainment

Toddler choice

• Open air entertainment area with evening disco • Playback show • Cabaret, music evenings and circus ( July/August only) • Satellite TV in bar

Parc plots 426 plots Partial

Parking

On pitch

• Supermarket • Local souvenir shop • Launderette* • Library • Currency exchange* (high season) and cash dispenser • Internet access* • Safety deposit boxes* 

Minibou club

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

For mum & dad

Other facilities

Al Fresco plots Grass, large Shade

• Village of St Just with toy museum 1 mile • Marennes has a sandy man-made lagoon and fresh oysters 3 miles • Boat trips to the historic prison island of Fort Boyard 25 miles • France’s largest zoo at La Palmyre 12 miles • La Rochelle’s historic harbour 31 miles • Cognac vineyards and tastings 37 miles • Seaside resort of Royan 25 miles

Fun on the lazy river

Meals

• La Rochelle 38 miles • Bordeaux 102 miles

Parc size

For the kids

Outdoor Fun

Getting there

• Children’s playground

Treat yourself to a lovely dinner at Le Carrousel restaurant

7 nights from £173

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

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Parc Le Séquoia Parc Site code FRCH01 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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To Book call 0844 774 1515

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y n a t t i r B


Beautiful Brittany truly caters for all tastes and has a wonderful laid-back pace of life.

...getting there...

Bustling market towns, traditional fishing ports, medieval villages, ancient stone circles and obelisks are dotted all over this magical Celtic corner of France. While you’re in the area, hunt down a local festival such as July’s Fête de la Cornouaille which is Brittany’s biggest celebration of Breton culture.

Cherbourg Caen

Roscoff

For the more active, seek out some of Europe’s top (and uncrowded) surfing and bodyboarding beaches and head for some of the most thrill-a-minute all action parcs at Château Des Ormes and La Grande Métairie.

Carantec Morlaix

Brest

St Cast

Le MontSt-Michel

St Malo

Dinard Château de Galinee Dinan

Quimper

Dol-deBretagne

Château des Ormes Combourg

Rennes

Benodet Concarneau

Our parc at St Cast is especially chosen for younger families and is perfectly situated for discovering the jewels of the Emerald coast.

Lorient

Guilvinec

Carnac Quiberon

La Grande Métairie

Locmariaquer Auray La Baule

Nantes

BAY OF BISCAY Fly-drives to Rennes, Dinard, Lorient and also Nantes are increasingly popular, but of course the great strength of Brittany is the proximity to numerous channels ports: St Malo, Cherbourg, Roscoff and Caen.

What to eat and drink Although the Breton regional identity is very strong, their obsession with great food is pretty much totally Gallic: langoustines, crab, lobster and prawns are the mainstays. Crisp, dry Muscadet is the only wine produced in Brittany. Lively and acidic, it goes fantastically well with seafood – especially oysters from Cancale

and all the varieties of the famous moules frites. Brittany’s probably most famous for its cider (which has its own appellation d’origine controlée) and of course is the perfect accompaniment to its equally famed crêpes or galettes – wonderful sweet or savoury pancakes packed with anything from seafood to apples and fruit.

Where to go

Local Tip

Mont St Michel Standing stones of Carnac The magnificent Benedictine abbey sits on a rocky islet jutting out into the channel and washed by huge tides.

Brittany also makes its own apple brandy it ’s called Lambig

2000 Menhirs and older than the pyramids and even Stonehenge!

St Cast le Guildo A lovely mix of great sandy beaches, secret coves and breathtaking panoramas.

Carnac stones

Auray A delightful medieval town with a famous market. Ever tried a Fr ench whisky? Look ou for Glann ar M t or and Armorik

Mont St Michel

Emerald coast Sightseeing attractions galore from the imposing cliffs of Cap Frehel to the man made strength of Fort Lalatte or the shell fish markets of Erquy and Cancale.

Auray

St Malo Saint Cast

A distinguished and lively seaside town with a terrific aquarium. To Book call 0844 774 1515

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One of the pools and the outdoor entertainment area at Château des Ormes

Château Des Ormes

Parc opens 25 May – 07 Sept 2013

­Dol-De-Bretagne

Nearest beach – 31 miles Nearest town – 5 miles

This exceptional, well established parc has even added an enormous outdoor wave pool to its impressive line up of facilities: get wet and go wild! The busy main bar or relaxing piano bar will match your mood in the evening and regular shows from the animation team are complimented by on-site lively entertainment.

On parc

Official rating – 5 star 9.0 Customer reviews out of 10

Off parc

Swimming

• Outdoor wave pool with 1 metre swell to roll and ride • Two outdoor swimming pools • Tropical outdoor pool with waterslides and waterfall • One indoor swimming complex with water slides, lazy river and jacuzzi baths • Children’s splash pool

Entertainment

• Evening entertainment including epic production by the Des Ormes teams such as Zorro and Robin Hood • Disco – open till late • Piano bar and cocktail bar

Teen choice

For the kids

Nearby activities

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and Lively • Wellness and Active

• Watersports and Aquarium at St Malo 16 miles • Boat trips to the Channel Islands – sailing from St Malo 16 miles

Sightseeing Ride 1 metre waves at the wave pool • Al Fresco Children’s Club (25/05/13 to 01/09/13) • Children’s playground

Outdoor fun

• 18 hole golf course and driving range* • Pedaloes and canoes on the lake* • Horse and pony riding* • Bicycle hire* • Gym* • Cricket field* • Football / volleyball area (restricted in July/Aug) • 5 hole pitch & putt* • Fishing • Basketball court

Getting there

• Shops and cafés in the market town of Dol-de-Bretagne 6 miles • Waterfront cafés in seaside Dinard 19 miles • Mont St Michel’s beautiful abbey and museum 64 miles • The medieval town of Dinan 21 miles • Forêt de Paimpont – the forest home of Merlin the Wizard 64 miles • Ile du Grand Bé fortress – reached by causeway • The château and lake at Combourg 6 miles

• Calais 309 miles • St Malo 17 miles • Caen 99 miles • Dinard 19 miles • Rennes 42 miles • Car essential • Railway Station nearby Dol de Bretagne 5 miles

For mum & dad

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots

Meals climbing wall, great for teens • Games room • Tennis* • Archery* • Table tennis* • Minigolf* • Bungee Rocket off a trampoline base* • Climbing wall* • Daytime activities including paint balling*

• A la carte restaurant • Pi­zzeria/take-away

Al Fresco plots Grass, large Shade Partial

• Mini-market • Internet access • Currency exchange and safety deposit facilities* • Washing machines* and dryers*

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

On pitch

Parking

18 hole golf course and driving range*

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Château Des Ormes Site code FRBR02 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering.

800 plots

Parc size

Other facilities

7 nights from £305 Early booking offer

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Water park at Château de Galinée

Château de Galinée

Parc opens 18 May – 07 Sept 2013

St Cast

Nearest beach – 2 miles Nearest town – 3 miles

I­ n the spacious grounds of a picture postcard château lies a wonderful water park with slides and paddling area plus an indoor aquatic area for a spot of luxurious pampering. Take time to explore the myriad coastal paths around St Cast, a popular holiday centre of its own with a famous sandy beach and of course St Malo’s historic walled centre with some fine restaurants and crêperies.

On parc

Official rating – 5 star 7. 8 Customer reviews out of 10

Off parc

Swimming

• Heated water park with water slides (+8 years) and a magic river • Indoor heated swimming pool with paddling pool • Sauna *

For the kids

Meals

Outdoor Activities

• Restaurant • Bar • Take away

• Charcoal BBQ • Small and Friendly • Lycra swimwear only

• Golf 2 miles • Windsurfing 5 miles • Kite surfing 7 miles • Horse riding 4 miles • Bicylce hire – on the campsite • Karting 2 miles • Aquarium 15 miles

Entertainment

• Evening entertainment (weekly 13/7 – 25/8) • Parc animation team (13/7 – 25/8)

Please note: ID bracelets must be worn and purchased on site.

Getting there

Sightseeing

Other facilities

• On site shop • Supermarket • Internet / wifi access* at the bar

• St Malo 18 miles • Caen 117 miles • Calais 330 miles

For mum & dad

• Dinard 10 miles • Car essential

Pool room, enjoy a game or two • Parc run children’s club (19/7-18/8) • Play area • Games room* • Pool table ( July-August) • Mini-golf* • Multisports pitch for volleyball and basketball • Badminton • F  ishing • Tennis* • Mini farm

St Cast beach

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free all other times (subject to availability).

Parc plots 270 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Grass Shade Medium On pitch

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

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Parc Château de la Galinée Site code FRBR07 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering.

For travel details see p122-131

• St-Cast-le-Guildo, a famous Breton seaside resort 3 miles • Dinard 15 miles • Dinan 19 miles • St Malo 20 miles • Cap Frehel 24 miles

Jacuzzi and indoor pool

7 nights from £152 Early booking offer

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La Grande Métairie is host to a beautiful spacious pool area with lazy river

La Grande Métairie

Parc opens 11 May – 07 Sept 2013

Carnac

Nearest beach – 2 miles Nearest town – 2 mileS

A fabulous pool complex both indoor and out, an amphitheatre for shows on long summer nights plus animation for all ages. The famous stones are right outside the parc and Carnac is lovely with its beaches, restaurants and market days. La Grande Métairie meets all the criteria for exciting family holidays.

Official rating – 5 star 8.3 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and Lively • Lycra swimwear only

• Outdoor water park with waterslides (+5 years only, must be able to swim) and lazy river • Fountains • Indoor swimming pool with jacuzzi and children’s paddling area

Nearby activities

• Horse riding centre 1 mile • Windsurfing, sailing and other watersports 2 miles • Freshwater fishing ½ mile • Golf 6 miles • Karting 4 miles • Archéoscope historical museum 2 miles

• Football • Basketball • Volleyball • Aerobics • Bicycle hire* • Satellite TV • Tree top assault course*

• Calais 411 miles • St Malo 111 miles • Roscoff 127 miles

Meals

• Nantes 90 miles • Brest 110 miles

• ‘Blue Lagoon’ restaurant and snack bar in aquapark complex • Take away

• Car essential

Teen choice

• Railway Station nearby Auray 7 miles

549 plots

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Partial / full

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*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

• Historic town of La Trinité sur Mer 2 miles • Carnac Plage for boutiques and bistros 1½ miles • Harbour town of Auray 7 miles • Local capital of Vannes 10 miles

Bike rides are popular with youngsters • Mini-club and sports competitions (high season only) • Farmyard • Children’s play area • Pony rides* • Trampolines • Segway tours*

For mum & dad

• Poolside bar • Live music ( July-August) • Discos and cabarets ( July-August)

Parc plots Al Fresco plots Sand / grass medium

Sightseeing

Entertainment

For travel details see p122-131

Parc size

For the kids

Outdoor fun

Getting there

Other facilities

Great shows and animation for teenagers

• Supermarket • Internet point* • Launderette* • Boules pitch • Boutique • WiFi in bar*

• 18 hole mini golf course* • Tennis* and table tennis • Games room with pool tables*

Discover the famous standing stones of Carnac close by

7 nights from £168

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

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Parc La Grande Métairie Site code FRBR06 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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To Book call 0844 774 1515

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s i r a P / e n g a p m a Normandy & Ch ...getting there...

Half timbered houses, pastoral scenery, great grandiose churches and historic Cathedral cities.

Dieppe

Cherbourg le Havre

Yelloh! Village Côte de Nacre Caen

Aside from history on the windswept Alabaster coast there’s a host of activities from windsurfing to fishing or just lolling around making dams and conjuring up castles. For inspiration, try visiting William the Conqueror’s Dives, (not far from The Calvados capital of Caen).

St-Malo Dinard

Beauvais

PARIS

Versailles

Le Mans

Where to go

Palace passion From Louis XIV’s Versailles to Frances 1st magnificent Fontainbleau, there’s some of the finest architecture in France to admire.

Paris

The Normandy coast

No visit to the north would be complete with a stop in the France’s chic and scintillating capital. But you already know that!

Parc Asterix and Disneyland® Paris All the magic of France’s premier theme parks with thrill-a-minute rides and your favourite cartoon characters brought to life.

Outdoor café at Honfleur

Local Tip

Be sure to chec out the larges k produce markett fresh held every week at Rungis, Pari end s.

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Orléans

Stroll the chic boardwalk at Deauville where the stars tread each year during the film festival then head for lunch at Honfleur, an artists haven and pretty harbour tucked in off the mouth of the mighty Seine.

Honfleur harbour, Normandy

Palace of Versailles

Asterix Themepark Roissy CDG Disneyland® Paris Themepark

Fly-drive options are numerous with Deauville, Beauvais and Roissy Charles De Gaulle the most handy airports. Excellent motorways connect Calais swiftly to all destinations both south and west, with Caen an attractive longer sea alternative delivering you right into the very heart of Normandy.

Visit the What to eat and drink known as Le Trou Normand – From the rich wild boar and smaller the Norman Hole – because of game dishes to spectacular producers of its legendary digestive qualities). seafood platters, especially champagne. Wine lovers might also try the scallops and oysters, this is a sweet ratafia aperitif, produced gourmet’s dream. Wonderful, Three of the by pressing the Champagne world famous local cheeses such best are Vilmart, as Camembert, Livarot and skins another time: well, waste Egly-Duriet and Pont l’Evêque can be washed not, want not? down with delicious local cider or Larmandiereven a warming Calvados Bernier (a wonderful apple brandy

Mumm, Mercier, Moët, many offer free tasting and tours. Don’t miss the regal splendour of Reims where the Kings of France were once crowned.

La Croix du Vieux Pont

Orly Paris Est

Rennes

Closer to the capital, contrast the flamboyant Pierrefonds castle with Cinderella’s fairytale castle at Disneyland® Paris. Our new parc, Paris Est, brings you even closer to the magic of the capital in a desirable location no other parc can offer.

Champagne region

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL

Steeped in history both ancient and recent, the north of France has the closest of links with Britain, invasions playing a big part. From D-Day to the Flanders poppy fields right back to 1066. Bayeux houses the epic tapestry and poignant and fascinating museums can be found all over the area.

Disneyland® Paris

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Yelloh! Village Côte de Nacre boasts an impressive pool complex and a coastal location

Yelloh! Village Côte de Nacre­

Parc opens 30 Mar – 22 Sept 2013

St-Aubin-sur-Mer

Nearest beach – 500m Nearest town – 400m

With plenty to do – and just the right ambience to do nothing – this impressive parc prides itself on modern amenities and an easy-going style.

Official rating – 4 star 8.3 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc • • • •

Off parc

Swimming

Charcoal BBQ Large and Lively Wellness and Active Lycra swimwear only

• Tropical pool complex with new swimming pool, waterslides, chutes and lazy river (open beginning of May) • Covered pool (heated subject to local climate conditions) • Children’s splash pool. • Sauna and Hammam* with treatments

Getting there

• Pool tables* • Bicycle hire* (numbers limited) • Synthetic outdoor ice rink* • Multi sport pitch for football, volleyball, basketball and tennis • Trampolines and Bouncy Castles

• Dinard 119 miles • Rennes 127 miles

Nearby activities • Horse riding 500m • Golf 12 miles

Sightseeing

• Sandy beach 500m • Caen 11 miles for the Château Ducal and Musée de Normandie • The Cider Route – a scenic trail through the regions apple orchards • Honfleur – with its colourful harbour and lively atmosphere 52 miles • St Aubin promenade ½ mile • Bayeux 12 miles – for its Notre Dame cathedral and the tapestry • The beaches of the D-Day landings

Kids club • Playground • Organised activities for children aged 5-12 years

Teen choice

• Car essential

• Bar / restaurant & take-away

Entertainment

• Evening entertainment including weekly outdoor disco, live music, quizzes and karaoke

Parc plots 538 plots

Al Fresco plots Grass, medium small

Other facilities

• Grocery shop • Washing machines* • Dryers* and ironing facilities • All shops of St Aubin 250m • Bakery • Safety deposit boxes* • Wi-Fi access* 

Shade None Parking Adjacent to pitch

Five a side football

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

For mum & dad

Meals

For travel details see p122-131 Parc size

For the kids

Outdoor Fun

• Caen 11 miles • Cherbourg 85 miles • Calais 229 miles

• Table tennis • Table football*

The seafront at St-Aubin

7 nights from £236

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

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Parc Yelloh! Village Côte de Nacre Site code FRNM01 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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To Book call 0844 774 1515

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Paris

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The local RER line takes you to the Arc de Triomphe in only 25 minutes

Paris Est

Parc opens 22 Dec 2012 – 03 Nov 2013

­Paris – Champigny

River – 1 mile Nearest town – 300m

‘Location, location, location’ – just 20 minutes from the very heart of Paris and under 60 minutes to the fairytale kingdom of Disneyland® Paris by public transport. Also just a stroll to characteristic open-air ‘Guingette’ restaurants and the pleasant green spaces of the Parc du Tremblay for some relaxing parklife.

On parc

Official rating – 3 star Not enough reviews Customer reviews submitted to score

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Meals

Other facilities

• Small supermarket • Bar • Restaurant • Snack bar

Outdoor Activities

• WiFi* • Satellite TV • Bike hire* • Bus to Disneyland® Paris – operates from 1st July to 31st August 2013: leaves daily at 9:00am returning at 8:30pm. Return price: Adults €12 Children (3 - 11 yrs) €8*.

Entertainment

• Occasional live music ( July-August)

For the kids

• Gas BBQ • Small and Friendly

• Parc du Tremblay – play areas, outdoor water parc, 9 hole golf course, tennis, cycle paths 100m • Canoeing and kayaking 300m • Bowling 200m • Tennis 2 miles

Please note: Pre-book your Disneyland® Paris tickets with us – just call for details. Some traffic noise can be heard from the motorway. No reclining chairs in the outdoor furniture. Check-in provided by site staff.

Sightseeing

For mum & dad

Getting there • Calais 190 miles • Zeebrugge 196 miles • Paris Charles de Gaulle 25 miles

Just under 1 hour by train to Disneyland® Paris • Playground • Table tennis • TV room • Children’s play area

©Disney

• Car not essential

Notre Dame is only 20 minutes by rail from local station

• All mobiles come with bed linen and towels • Many typical local restaurants in walking distance. • Small spa and wellness area.

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: Payable on arrival. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Parc plots 300 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Gravel Shade Medium On pitch

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge and 2012 retail price.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

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Parc Paris Est Site code FRPA02 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering.

For travel details see p122-131

• Paris 7 miles • Disneyland® Paris 18 miles • Horse racing at the Bois de Vincennes 3 miles • Rungis – the world’s largest fresh produce market 15 miles • Fontainbleau Royal Palace 35 miles

The leafy suburbs of Champigny are a perfect place to relax

7 nights from £210 Early booking offer

• Railway Station nearby Joinville-le-Pont

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Covered paddling pool complex at La Croix du Vieux Pont

La Croix Du Vieux Pont

Parc opens 30 Mar – 03 Nov 2013

Berny Rivière

Lake beach – on site Nearest town – 400m

Nestled in Royal Compiègne countryside, close to the sleepy town of Vic-sur-Aisne, this is nevertheless a vibrant parc: a covered pool complex with water chute, a lake for canoeing and cruising by pedal power, sports and amusements for energetic teenagers and toddlers alike.

Official rating – 5 star 8.9 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc

Off parc For the kids

Swimming

Charcoal BBQ Large and Lively Wellness and Active Lycra swimwear only

• New indoor water games attraction • Large indoor paddling pool with small slides • Indoor jacuzzi and 2 waterslides (open 30/3/13 to 3/11/13) • New heated outdoor spa pools (1/5/13 to 3/11/13) subject to local climate conditions

Getting there

Teen Choice

• Calais 162 miles • Caen 210 miles

• New ten-pin bowling alley • Al Fresco kids club (25/5/13 to 01/9/13) • Trampolines and go-karts* • Mini golf* • Indoor sports and animation centre

• Car essential

Meals

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots 520 plots

Al Fresco plots grass / large Shade None Parking

• Up to 6 times weekly coach excursions* to Disneyland® Paris and Paris (less in low season) • Don’t forget your Disney tickets – call our sales team to book yours now • Ponies* 100 metres • Golf course* 19 miles

This parc is ideally situated for a visit to Disneyland® Paris

• Paris Charles de Gaulle 52 miles • Paris Orly 79 miles • Beauvais 54 miles

Parc size

Nearby activities

©Disney

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• Restaurant and bar • Take-away • Bar terrace overlooking pool • Crêperie • Macao beach bar and restaurant

Archery* (open 1st May onwards)

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Outdoor Fun

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home

For mum & dad

Other facilities

• Washing and drying facilities* • Supermarket with fresh bakery • Safety deposit boxes for hire* • Internet access*

The new spa pool

7 nights from £215

25% off

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Parc La Croix Du Vieux Pont Site code FRPA01 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering.

• Vic-sur-Aisne for local shops and amenities 1 mile • Compiègne 15 miles • Soissons 11 miles • Pierrefonds fairytale castle and sleepy village 9 miles • Reims 50 miles

• New bar and animation area • Entertainment program • Satellite TV

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

Sightseeing

Entertainment

• Tennis* and table tennis • Games room • New laser quest • Special fishing amenities • Boules • Bicycle hire* • Pedaloes and canoes for hire* • Football • Lake beach • Archery*

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To Book call 0844 774 1515

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...getting there...

a r u J & e Loir

Calais

ENGLISH CHANNEL Dieppe

The Kings of France chose the Beauvais gentle surroundings and Asterix Themepark Caen favourable climate of the Loire PARIS Roissy CDG Versailles to build their romantic summer DinardSt-Malo Disneyland Paris Themepark Orly residences. Rennes Cherbourg le Havre

®

Le Mans

We are left to wonder at some of France’s finest architecture driven by a medieval mania to keep up with the neighbours: Cheverny, Chambord and Chenonceau are always at the top of any A-list of château chic.

Blois Tours

Nantes

Troyes

Le Val de Les Alicourts Bonnal Basel Resort Dijon Besançon

Poitiers

Traversing the Burgundy countryside, the rolling, wooded, limestone mountains of the Jura form a natural border with Switzerland and have been a huge attraction to hikers, skiers and outdoor adventurers for centuries. And it’s easy to see why. Not over-run by tourists just yet, this is a fascinating region that retains its rich, rustic charm: glorious gorges, fairytale forests, serene lakes and plunging valley waterfalls at practically every turn.

There’s a board full of classic cheese: Gruyere, Comté and Morbier

Orléans

Niort

Chalon-sur-Saône

La Rochelle Paris is a handy hub but many low cost operators use Tours for Les Alicourts and Basel in Switzerland for Val de Bonnal. Val de Bonnal is a perfect journey breaker for overland journeys to Lake Garda, Côte d’Azur and the Languedoc. Ask our reservations team for details.

What to eat and drink down apple-pie or ‘tarte tatin’ to the locals is the ideal way to finish with a flourish.

Coiffing wine is abundant: try the light Anjou rose or the dry whites of Sancerre. If red is more your tipple, try chilling the younger reds such as Saumur-Champigny on those hot summer days.

The poultry of Bresse is considered outstanding in all France: if you can find Coq au Vin Jaune (melt-in-the mouth morsels, soaked in the wonderful sherry-like ‘yellow wine’) you’re onto a winner.

Fresh water fish such as trout and eels are always on the menu whilst the world famous upside

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Where to go Jura 1000 lakes

Cheverny is also nick-named the Chateau of Tintin, providing the inspiration for Hergé’s Moulinsart.

Visit a veritable mosaic of land and water created by the monks of Luxeuil.

CRT Franche-Compte

Loire Palace passion

Local Tip

CRT Franche-Compte

Arbois

Elegant Cheverny castle

Plateau of 1000 Lakes CRT Franche-Compte

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Vineyards of Jura Take a tour round the Jura vineyards to its capital Arbois, famous for its gastonomy.

Book through your local travel agent or online www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk

Be sure to chec k out the restaura nts of Arbois.


For more information, photos, videos and

Loire

customer reviews, go to

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The amazing water park at Les Alicourts Resort is next to a lake beach

Les Alicourts Resort

Parc opens 27 Apr – 07 Sept 2013

Pierrefitte

Nearest beach – direct lake Nearest town – 5 miles

Boasting an array of facilities for sport, fun and relaxation, this spacious parc has its own lake with a sandy beach and, as it is positioned in a peaceful forest setting, there’s excellent biking and hiking right on the doorstep.

Official rating – 5 star 8.9 Customer reviews out of 10

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Off parc

Swimming

Charcoal BBQ Midsize and sociable Wellness and Active Lycra swimwear in spa

• Waterpark pool complex with waterchutes • Children’s waterslide (maximum age 10 years) • Wave pool and paddling pool • New Indoor spa pool* and children’s paddling pool with separate massage,* sauna and fitness centre

Getting there

Toddler choice

• Calais 301 miles • Caen 229 miles

For the kids

Nearby Activities

• 3 golf courses within 25 miles • Horse riding 4 miles

Sightseeing

Parc run Kids Club (4-12 years) in all new children’s paradise

• Tours 96 miles • Paris Charles de Gaulle 124 miles

• Children’s go-karting* • New circus tricks classes ( July/Aug) • Minigolf* • Games room • Tennis* • Table tennis

• Car essential

• Château du Cheverny 58 miles • Château du Chambord 43 miles • Paris is only 2 hours by train • Local vineyards • Market town of Romorantin Lanthenay 41 miles • Pierrefitte 4 miles

For mum & dad

Meals

For travel details see p122-131

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• Bar with satellite TV • Restaurant and take-away

The sandy beach at the parc’s lake

Entertainment

Relax at the Spa at Les Alicourts Resort

• Evening entertainment includes quizzes, cabarets and family disco • Learn to cook local dishes ( July/Aug)

• New crêche for 0-3’s • Children’s playground

Outdoor fun

• 9 hole golf course* • Bicycle hire* • Daytime activities including volleyball and football • Lake with sandy beach • Pedaloes* and canoes* • Satellite TV • Fishing (equipment hire* available on-site)

Other facilities

• Shop • Washing machines* • Dryers* and ironing* facilities • Book hire* • Fully equipped gym • WI-FI access* • Boutique

7 nights from £189

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

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Parc Les Alicourts Resort Site code FRLV02 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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To Book call 0844 774 1515

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Jura

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Fun galore in the parc’s pool

Le Val de Bonnal

Parc opens 11 May – 07 Sept 2013

­Rougemont

Nearest town – 2 miles

Aquatic adventures will be divided between the water park with water slides and the swimming lake and beach. Canoeing is another popular pursuit, whilst on dry land cycling and hiking enthusiasts will find a multitude of trails. A premium Castels site for some time, Bonnal proudly evokes the charm and individuality of this tranquil backwater which serves as a great gateway to Switzerland and Italy.

On parc

Official rating – 4 star Not enough reviews Customer reviews submitted to score

Off parc

Swimming

• Swimming complex with 6 lane chute and slide • Swimming lake and beach

Meals

• Restaurant • Pizzeria • Snack bar

Entertainment

• Family entertainment ( July-August) • Disco ( July/August)

Other facilities

Outdoor Activities

• Supermarket • Washing machines and dryers* • Shop • Bicycle hire* • Canoe hire • WiFi* • Satellite TV

• BBQ • Small and Friendly

• Golf at Chateau Bournel 6 miles • Horse riding 4 miles • Karting 1 mile • Tennis 2 miles

Arrivals and departures are not possible on Tuesday.

Sightseeing

For mum & dad

Getting there • Calais 370 miles • • • •

For the kids

• Chateau de Bournel 6 miles • Besancon, the regional capital • Royal salt works, classified Unesco monument at Arc-en-Senans 58 miles • La Chapelle Ronchamps, Le Corbusiers famous pilgrimage site 23 miles • Lion of Belfort – from the same sculpteur of the Statue of Liberty 31 miles • Gouffe de Poudrey caves 30 miles • Herisson Waterfalls 93 miles • Arbois – capital of wine 65 miles • Dijon – famous for its mustard and great Burgundy wines 87 miles

Gym and fitness room • Cycling trails • Canoe hire • Restaurants in walking distance

The Popular Swimming Lake • Games room • Parc entertainment team ( July /August) • Table tennis • Archery* • Football pitch

7 nights from £168

Zeebrugge 383 miles Basle 75 miles Geneva 125 miles Paris Charles de Gaulle 296 miles

• Car essential

Rougemont 2 miles

Early booking offer

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Parc plots 350 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Grass Shade Medium On pitch

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

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Parc Le Val de Bonnal Site code FRJU01 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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Tulip fields and windmills in a green and sun dappled landscape.

...getting there...

Unique and friendly, and conveniently close to home, Holland is nevertheless a diverse and different country; hip cities, historic architecture and super flat cycle parks to discover at your leisure.

NORTH SEA

Our Dutch parc Duinrell at Wassenaar, is near Royal The Hague – a vibrant city by the sea, a short train ride into Amsterdam and a stone’s throw away from Tiki Tropical water park. You’ll soon discover there’s a whole lot more to our new neighbours than tulips and windmills. Surrounded by soft sand dunes, sun dappled forests and countryside in every shade of green, Wassenaar lies slightly inland from Holland’s beautiful west coast, with its sprawling eight kilometer blue flag beach and is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Wander around one of the local country estates such as Ter Horst, owned by the royal family and take a stroll through their wooded glades bordered by cascading willows. Discover the undulating dunes that glitter like gold dust on the coastline, take a trip to the famous bulb growing area to the north or explore the nearby historical cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Groningen

Norwich

ENGLAND Harwich London Dover Calais

Not tempted? Well then there’s

Duinrell

Beaches

One of the oldest and most popular theme parks.

There are, to most people’s surprise, some stunning, beautiful and unspoilt beaches on the North Sea coast which are well worth a visit for sun and sea or wildlife and long inspiring walks.

Amsterdam

The canals and museums, shops and gabled houses of Amsterdam.

Rotterdam

Zeebrugge Dunkerque

Brussels

FRANCE

Arnhem

Eindhoven

Oostende

BELGIUM

Düsseldorf

Essen Koln

GERMANY

Fly-drive from Schipol 23 miles, or if you prefer to drive there are plenty of options to choose from such as: Hook of Holland 24 miles, Rotterdam 22 miles, Calais 214 miles as well as Zeebrugge and Dunkerque.

always fantastic steaks and loads and loads of tasty cheese instead. The Albert Cuyp Market is a traditional street market near the museum quarter in Amsterdam city. With over 250 stalls it’s a great place to pick up local souvenirs or sit and have a coffee watching the locals purchasing their fresh fruit, vegetables and fresh seafood.

Where to go De Efteling B.V.

Schipol

Wassenaar

Hook of Holland

What to eat and drink The Dutch adore potatoes. In fact, one of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous paintings is ‘The Aardappeleters’ – or potato eaters. Stamppot is the pinnacle of Dutch cuisine. A kilo of potatoes boiled up, mixed with some really well done cabbage or raw endive and mashed into a pulp.

HOLLAND

Amsterdam

Try erwtensoep (pea soup) a favourite national dish

Local Tip

Take your bike s − it really is flat an there are lots of d marked cycle la well You can easily nes. them on trainsput too.

Amsterdam

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Book through your local travel agent or online www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk


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Wassenaar

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Exciting water park complex for hours of fun

Duinrell

Parc opens 30 Mar – 3 Nov 2013

Wassenaar

Nearest beach – 3 miles Nearest town – 500m

An amazing attraction park with rides, magic shows and a new roller coaster ensures an action packed agenda awaits: the twisting slides and tunnels of the Tiki Pool are the most exciting rides in Europe and the coasters and side shows are popular with children of all ages. Plus the nearby beach and mature forest layout of the parc offer the chance to relax after all the excitement.

Official rating – 4 star 9.0 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and Lively • Swimming Shorts Note: Free unlimited access to amusement park during opening. Passport sized photos required for pool entry cards.

Getting there • Calais 214 miles • Hook of Holland 24 miles • Zeebrugge 139 miles

• Tiki tropical water park with indoor and outdoor pool, gigantic waterslides plus lazy river, wave pool and paddling pool* (€3.50 per person for a 2 hour session in the indoor water park) • Kikkertuin with ‘La Place’ restaurant • Take-away and bar complex • Several restaurants, snack bars and kiosks in the attraction park

Teen choice

• Beach 3 miles • Canoeing 8 miles • Golf 5 miles • Horse riding 6 miles • Fishing 5 miles • Sailing 5 miles

Sightseeing Attraction park with rides

Entertainment

X-stream water slide 1500 plots

Al Fresco plots Grass / large Shade Partial Off pitch

• Supermarket • Washing and drying facilities* • Bicycle hire* • Games room • TV room • Sauna and solarium*

Amsterdam 19 miles

7 nights from £231

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Duinrell Site code HLWA01 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home

For mum & dad

Other facilities

• Tennis* and Table tennis • Climbing wall • Volleyball • Crazy golf • Archery (high season) • Boat and pedalo hire (high season) • High rope walkways*

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Early booking offer

• Wassenaar with windmill and local amenities • Madurodam – Holland in miniature near The Hague 16 miles • Keukenhof flower gardens 16 miles • Amsterdam 19 miles • Famous Bollenstreek Flower Parade

• Several theatres with shows and music in the attraction park • Family discos (high season only) • Sports competitions (high season only)

For travel details see p122-131

Parking

Nearby activities

• Attraction park with rides, magic shows and new roller coaster • Rick’s Fun Factory for smaller children • Pedal go karts*

• Car recommended

Parc size

For the kids

Meals

•A  msterdam Schipol 23 miles • Rotterdam 19 miles

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

To Book call 0844 774 1515

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a d r a G e k La

...getting there...

The Italian lakes offer truly unforgettable scenery and serenity. It’s a mix of fishing ports and pretty resorts set to a backdrop of mountains and rugged beauty. Lake Garda absorbs the sun’s rays and a ring of mountains stores the heat. The constant breeze to the north of the lake makes it a windsurfer’s paradise. And at Sirmione’s sulphur springs, even the waters give you tingling sensations!

Riva del Garda

LAGO D’ISEO

LAGO DI GARDA Milan Bergamo

Gargnano Gardone Riviera Salo

Fornella Europa Silvella Carzago

Brescia

Enjoy our parcs which offer tranquil lakeside settings plus handy access to boat stations for easy exploration of many lovely local towns: Lazise, Bardolino and Garda itself are popular stop-offs. And the family friendly Altomincio lies in the heart of a Veronese hinterland of vineyards and sleepy villages. Verona is also just a short ride away: with strong Roman and Venetian influences it’s also the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. So take a snap of the world’s most famous balcony before taking a seat in the Piazza Bra.

Sirmione

Affi

Venice

Bardolino

Lazise

Cisano

Gardaland

Del Garda Peschiera del Garda

Verona

Fly-drive options into Verona, Brescia, Milan Bergamo and Venice Treviso are popular. Self drive from Calais should involve a couple of overnight stops in France and Switzerland. Val de Bonnal is a perfect stop-over en route.

brilliant Valpolicella well worth trying) are perfect partners for cheeses such as Gorgonzola and Peccorino. Then coffee with grappa should help settle all that down! An alternative to the wine bar is an Osteria, originally this was the lowest grade of Italian eatery. Now, the Osteria has gone slightly more upmarket, but the best still offer good simple food and wine.

Where to go Gardaland

Salò

Peschiera

One of Europe’s largest theme parks – is a short drive away with rides and shows for all the family.

Did you know Salò was the centre of Mussolini’s crumbling republic in the final days of the war?

Peschiera is an easy stroll from Del Garda and Bella Italia and is one of the most characteristic towns of Lake Garda.

Sirmione

Malcesine

Eden Garda

Bella Italia Altomincio

What to eat and drink Fish specialities include trout, coregone and tench, prepared and served with a few vegetables combine well with a light Lugana or even Soave. The Austrian influence in the north is obvious with a mouthwatering array of hams and cured meats known as ‘affetati misti’ served as antipasti. Bardolino and Valpolicella reds (Barolo is a beefed up butch and

Torbole

Limone

Around Lake Garda, Osteria di Santo Cielo in Malcesine and Osteria Antico Brolo in Gardone Riviera are both worth a visit.

Local Tip

An elegant peninsular with a fabulous castle, the Caves of Catullo and a pampering thermal spa.

Peschiera

Gardaland

Malcesine Roam the narrow cobbled streets before heading up Monte Baldo by cable car for a different perspective of the old town.

Rather than dr iving to the local ma take a ferry ac rket the lake for ross spectacular vie ws

Sirmione

Riva del Garda

Verona The famous Roman amphitheatre is home to romantic nights at the opera each summer – don’t miss out.

At its northern point, the lake is almost fjord-like and windsurfers enjoy regular winds in nearby Torbole.

To Book call 0844 774 1515

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Large lagoon pool complex at Altomincio Family Park

Altomincio Family Park

Parc opens 27 Apr – 22 Sept 2013

Salionze, near Peschiera

Nearest lake beach – 2½ miles Altomincio Family Park has been created with children’s fun foremost: from the central hub of Nearest town – 2½ miles splash and swimming pools, indoor cinema and children’s entertainment areas to the handily located Official rating – 4 star playgrounds close to your accommodation, everything in mascot Froggy’s kingdom is geared towards Customer reviews 7 keeping the little ones happy. And with holiday treasures such as Verona, Gardaland and some of out .9 of 10 collected by Italy’s most beautiful old villages right on your doorstep, outside the parc there’s much to visit too.

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Lagoon style paddling area with small water chute and three lane slide • Outdoor swimming pool

For the kids

Nearby activities

Outdoor fun

• Volleyball • Football pitch • Bicycle hire* • Sports tournaments

Meals

• Restaurant • Terrace Bar • Froggy’s poolside snack bar • Take away • Gelateria • Family discos and amusements all season • Mini golf

Toddler choice

• Games room • Several children’s play areas • Parc run children’s club with organised activities • Toddler disco and family music evenings all season • Kids indoor amusement area, Disney films shown • Pétanque (Boules)

Early booking offer

• Calais 765 miles • • • •

Verona 10 miles Brescia 30 miles Bergamo 58 miles Treviso 105 miles

• Car essential For travel details see p122-131

For mum & dad

• Washing facilities with dryers* • On site shop • WIFI* in bar and restaurant plus Internet access • Excursion office and information point • Satellite TV

7 nights from £189

Getting there

• Cycle path to Peschiera along river 2 miles • Borghetto voted Italy’s prettiest medieval village 2 miles • Castellaro Lagusello medieval village 6½ miles • Verona 10 miles • Gardaland theme park 12½ miles • Mantova 2½ miles along cycle path • Bianco di Custoza wine trail ¾ mile

Other facilities

Altomincio has a great children’s splash pool

Note: Some of our Puccini Riviera mobile homes are up a steep slope. Parking in designated car parks can be a short walk to the accommodation.

Sightseeing

Altomincio Family Park has a reputation for great kids’ entertainment

Entertainment

• Gas BBQ • Large and lively • Air Conditioning

• Windsurfing 2½ miles • Pedoloes and canoes 2½ miles • Scuba diving 4 miles • Horse riding 1½ miles • Tennis 1½ miles • Boat trips – Peschiera 2½ miles • Cavour waterpark 3½ miles • Sigurta gardens 2 miles

Parc plots 550 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Gravel / medium Shade Canopies Off pitch

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

The relaxing bar area overlooks the swimming pool

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Altomincio Family Park Site code ITGA09 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering except Puccini (2 adults and up to 3 children self catering). Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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“Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou, Romeo?”

Juliet’s balcony, Verona. Just 10 miles from Altomincio Family Park.

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Gorgeous pool by the lake

Eden

Parc opens 27 APR – 22 Sept 2013

Portese di San Felice del Benaco

Nearest beach – direct lake Eden presents the perfect opportunity to unwind with plentiful cypress and olive trees framing Nearest town – 1 mile some of the Lake’s finest views. But with direct access to a shingle beach and two swimming pools Official rating – 4 star including water slides at your disposal, there’s plenty of ways to build up an appetite for pizzas 8 .2 Customer reviews at the friendly parc restaurant. NEW out of 10 collected by

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Swimming pool and children’s pool with small water slide on lower level • Larger swimming pool and new fun pool with water slide on upper terrace

For the kids

Nearby activities

• • • • •

• Bicycle hire 6 miles • Horse riding 11 miles • Canoeing, sailing and windsurfing 6 miles • Boat trips around the lake from Portese 1 mile • Scuba diving 8 miles • Golf (9 and 18 holes) 3 miles

Outdoor fun

• Volleyball • Small football pitch* • Satellite TV • Boat jetty • Fishing • Bicycle hire*

Note: You may struggle if you have walking difficulties as this parc is hilly. Some pitches have steps to access.

Sightseeing

Meals

• Lakeview restaurant with fish specialities, pizzas and pasta dishes • Takeaway • Lakeview bar • Pool snack-bar on upper terrace

For toddlers

The new buggy wuggy slide • Children’s club and entertainers (high season) • Table tennis • Tennis* • Games room

Entertainment

• 2 Bars • Children’s discos during the high season

Other facilities

• Romantic Salò with cobbled streetsand bustling market 2 miles • Verona, the city of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and the famous Arena 20 miles • Gardaland 15 miles • Sirmione with its sulphur springs 16 miles • Antique villas and great shops 11 miles • Venice’s canals, St Mark’s Square and medieval splendour 100 miles

Getting there • Calais 757 miles • • • •

Brescia 30 miles Milan Bergamo 53 miles Verona 37 miles Venice 111 miles

• Car recommended Charge for 2nd car on parc

For mum & dad

• Washing and drying facilities* • On site supermarket and newsagent • Safety deposit boxes*

Charcoal BBQ Small and Friendly Swimming hats Swimming shorts Air Conditioning

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots 290 plots

Parc size Lake beach is a great hit

Al Fresco plots Gravel, small

• Play area

Shade

Partial / full

Parking

OFF pitch

Lakeview restaurant

7 nights from £173 Early booking offer

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

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Parc Eden Site code ITGA06 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering except Puccini (2 adults and up to 3 children self catering).

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For more information, photos, videos and

Lake Garda

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/fornella

Enjoy the inviting waters of one of Fornella’s pools

Fornella

Parc opens 11 May – 15 Sept 2013

San Felice del Benaco

Relax amongst olive trees and opulent lakeside views and let the gentle pace at the Fornella parc dictate a sedate holiday tempo. The spacious lagoon pool and clear shallow lake waters are ideal for family bathing fun and the towns of Salò and San Felice are merely a few minutes drive away.

Nearest beach – direct lake Nearest town – 500m Official rating – 4 star 8.7 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc • • • • •

• Large lagoon style swimming pool with hydro-massage area and paddling pool • Separate swimming pool (open 30/06/13 – 02/09/13)

Nearby activities • Pedalo hire 500m • Mini golf 3 miles • Horse riding 9 miles • Golf 6 miles • Windsurfing 12 miles

Sightseeing

• Fishing

Meals

• Calais 757 miles Brescia 23 miles Milan Bergamo 54 miles Verona 35 miles Venice 109 miles

• Car recommended For travel details see p122-131

• Bar with terrace overlooking the lake • Restaurant / pizzeria • Take away

Entertainment

• Live music once a week in high season in bar • Children’s disco (high season only)

For mum & dad

Children’s paddling pool • Play area • Children’s disco (high season only) • Parc organised mini-club with mini disco ( July and August) aged 4-12 years

For teens

Gardaland: Italy’s top attraction park 22 miles

• Caneva World: movie studios, water park and rock café 28 miles • Table tennis

• Isola del Garda – visit the manor house plus the delightful gardens either by yourself or as part of a tour 3 miles • The springs and spas of Sirmione with its castle and Roman ruins 12 miles • Verona: the arena, quaint piazzas and Juliet’s balcony 27 miles

Other facilities

Parc plots Parc size

For the kids

Outdoor fun

Getting there • • • •

Off parc

Swimming

Charcoal BBQ Small and Friendly Swimming hats Swimming shorts Air Conditioning

• Shop • Washing and drying facilities* • Bicycle hire* • Internet access* • TV in bar area

330 plots

Al Fresco plots Grass medium / large Shade Partial Parking

On pitch

Bar terrace overlooking the lake

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

7 nights from £236

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

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25% off

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Parc Fornella Site code ITGA05 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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Lake Garda

For more information, photos, videos and

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/europasilvella

Europa Silvella’s attractive pool is set amidst pretty hillside views

Europa Silvella

Parc opens 11 May – 15 Sept 2013

San Felice del Benaco

Nearest beach – direct access to lake beach Nearest town – 500m

Set between Manerba and San Felice, two friendly towns on the green and pleasant western shore of Lake Garda, Europa Silvella is a great base for exploring the attractions of Verona, Gardaland and Venice or just admiring the sumptuous view of La Rocca in the shade of the Valtenesi hills.

On parc

NEW

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Swimming

• Large swimming pool, separate hydro-massage pool with spa jets and jacuzzis, separate children’s paddling pool with water games • Shallow lake shore with shingle beach

For mum & dad

Outdoor Activities

• Lakeview restaurant with pasta, meat, fish and pizzas • Lakeview bar • Pool snack-bar for paninis and ice cream

For the kids

Sightseeing

• Washing facilities* • On site green grocers and newsagent • Safety deposit boxes*

Family Friendly

• Table tennis • Play area • Volleyball • Football pitch • Tennis • Satellite TV • Boat jetty • Fishing

7 nights from £236

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

• Brescia 23 miles • Verona 35 miles • Milan Bergamo 54 miles • Car recommended The famous amphitheatre of Verona 28 miles

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots

• Historic Salò for local shops 5 miles • The famous amphitheatre of Verona 20 miles • Gardaland, Rock star café, Caneva studios and water park 15 miles • Malcesine 29 miles using ferry • The lakes and valleys of the Trentino 50 miles • Venice’s canals 120 miles ­• Milan – see Da Vinci’s last summer 100 miles

345 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Grass, medium Shade Partial On pitch

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Europa Silvella Site code ITGA07 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering except Puccini (2 adults and up to 3 children self catering).

• Calais 757 miles

Entertainment

Other facilities

• Playground • Organised activities for children aged 5-12 years

Getting there

Direct access to Lake Garda • Shows and kids discos in the bar during the high season ( July and August). • Kid’s entertainment including mini-club 6 days a week in high season (late July-August)

Kids love the fun paddling pool at Europa Silvella

• Charcoal BBQ • Small and Friendly • Swimming hats essential • Air Conditioning

• Bicycle hire 5 miles • Horse riding 12 miles • Jet-ski 5 miles • Scuba diving 1 mile • Windsurfing 9 miles • Pedaloes 1 mile • Golf 3 miles • Pedaloes 1 mile

Meals

Early booking offer

Official rating – 4 star 8.5 Customer reviews

Price per night Mobile Home

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For more information, photos, videos and

Lake Garda

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/cisano

Cisano is a large and lively parc in a picturesque location

Cisano

Parc opens 27 Apr – 22 Sept 2013

Bardolino

Nearest beach – 500m This large parc is the combination of two individual villages with the beach, shop and restaurant Nearest town – 500m located on Cisano and the sports offerings over the road at San Vito. A short stroll away along the Official rating – 4 star attractive lakeside promenade is the village of Cisano with its cafés and restaurants and essential .0 Customer reviews boat station for carefree cruising around Garda’s most attractive towns such as Bardolino and Lazise. 8 NEW out of 10 collected by

On parc

Off parc For the kids

Swimming

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and Lively • Swimming hats essential • Air Conditioning

• 4 pools including children’s pools and waterslides (close 15/09/13) • Sandy lakeside beach 500m

Outdoor fun

Al Fresco’s accommodation is situated on the Cisano side of the parc with the lakeside area accessed via an underpass.

Getting there • Calais 769 miles • Zeebrugge 725 miles

• Daytime activities including volleyball and football • Bicycle hire* • Pedaloes* and canoes* • Satellite TV • Fishing (equipment hire* available on-site)

For teens

• Sports tournaments • Fishing

For mum & dad

• Verona 18 miles • Brescia 35 miles • Bergamo 67 miles • Car recommended • Taxi transfers possible

On-site kids club • Entertainment team in high season • Children’s club • Games room (opens 17/05/13) • Children’s play area • Football • Volleyball • Basketball • Tennis* • Mini golf

Meals

Gardaland is just 5 minutes away

Entertainment

• Lazise 4 miles • Verona 19 miles • Vicenza 50 miles • Sirmione 14 miles • Cisano boat station operates late June-August

• Family discos and music evenings during the season

Parc plots

Other facilities

1000 plots

Al Fresco plots Grass / small Shade Partial Parking

Sightseeing

• Restaurant / Bar • Take away

For travel details see p122-131 Parc size

Outdoor Activities

• Bardolino wine trail 2 miles • Horse riding 2 miles • Bicycle hire 1 mile • Golf 6 miles • Gardaland park 6 miles (regular bus service)

• Washing facilities with dryers* • On site supermarket • Safety deposit boxes* and cash machine • Satellite TV

Delightful Bardolino is in walking distance

Some off pitch

7 nights from £189

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Cisano Site code ITGA08 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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Lake Garda

For more information, photos, videos and

Choose from 2 large outdoor swimming pools.

Del Garda

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/delgarda

Parc opens 27 Apr – 22 Sept 2013

Peschiera

An easy stroll from the clutch of cafés and restaurants in picturesque Peschiera, this well planned site has a holiday atmosphere and a rural pace. Two swimming pools and a kiddies’ pool form the hub of daytime activities, set amid sun terraces and encircled by trees.

Lake beach – direct lake Nearest town – 500m Official rating – 4 star 7.5 Customer reviews

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On parc

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Off parc For the kids

Swimming

• Outdoor swimming pool (28/04/13-15/09/13) • Children’s splash pool and slides (open 28/04/13)

Nearby activities

• Fishing off the Pier at rocky lake shore (permit required) • Watersports* 250m • Pedaloes* 500m • Golf (handicap required) 1 mile

Outdoor Fun

Sightseeing

• Basketball • Football • Boules • Volleyball • Bicycle hire* ( July to August)

Meals

• Verona – for Juliet’s balcony and the fabulous opera amphitheatre 16 miles • Sightseeing around the islands and canals of Venice 81 miles • Peschiera centre 1 mile • Gardaland – Italy’s largest and liveliest theme park 3 miles (Free Bus to Gardaland from Peschiera train station) • Caneva Waterpark 4 miles • Safari park & zoo 6 miles

Direct access to the lake beach

• Restaurant / take-away • Coffee bar with terrace

• Playground • Kid’s Disco (under 12’s)

Teen choice

Entertainment

• Outdoor bar • Evening entertainment programme ( June-August) • Satellite TV

For mum & dad

Other facilities

Football pitch • Tennis* (bring your own equipment) • Table tennis • Arcade games

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and Lively • Swimming hats essential • Air Conditioning

Getting there • Calais 771 miles • Brescia 28 miles • Milan Bergamo 56 miles • Verona 16 miles • Venice 91 miles • Car not essential • Railway Station nearby

• Gym • Mini-market • Washing machines* • Dryers* and ironing facilities • Car park for use by guests in holiday homes (no parking on pitch)

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots 810 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Gravel / grass large Shade Partial

Sirmione, for history, scenery and the spa 9 miles

Off pitch

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

7 nights from £168 Early booking offer

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Del Garda Site code ITGA03 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering except Puccini (2 adults and up to 3 children self catering). Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home Puccini Bellini Rossini Rossini 3 bed Vivaldi Air conditioning Luxe upgrade

25% off

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For more information, photos, videos and

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/bellaitalia

Lake Garda

customer reviews, go to

Bella Italia’s stunning tropical pool

Bella Italia

Parc opens 30 Mar – 27 Oct 2013

Peschiera­

Nearest beach – direct lake Nearest town – 800m

Head to the pool complex for aquagym to kick off the day, cycle through the leafy lanes to pick up paninis for lunch, perhaps sneak in a siesta before tennis in the afternoon, this active parc has a wide range of facilities to keep everyone amused.

Official rating – 4 star 8.9 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and Lively • Swimming hats essential • Swimming shorts • Air Conditioning

• Direct access to lake with small beach • Large swimming pool complex with children’s pool and water slide (not all pools operate in low season)

For the kids

Nearby activities

Outdoor fun

• Volleyball • Pedaloes* • Football tournaments ( July/August) • Football ( July/August)

Getting there

Meals

• Calais 770 miles

• Lakeside pizzeria with panoramic views • La Riga courtyard restaurant • Ice cream parlour and takeaway

• Brescia 28 miles • Milan Bergamo 56 miles • Verona 16 miles • Venice 91 miles

Entertainment

Children’s pool and water slide

Teen Choice

Other facilities

For mum & dad

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots Parc size

1500 plots

Al Fresco plots Grass medium / small Parking

Off pitch

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

• Picturesque Peschiera ½ mile • Gardaland – Italy’s premier attraction park 3 miles • Caneva World waterpark 6 miles • Medieval Times and Movie studios 6 miles • Bardolino, famous for its red wine 9 miles • Malcesine 19 miles • Opera, history, art and culture in Verona 16 miles • Gondolas and Palaces of Venice 81 miles

Bicycle hire* (July/August) • Great animation for teens • Football (July / August) • Games room and TV room • Tennis* and table tennis

Shade Partial

• Scuba diving* • Canoeing* and Windsurfing* ½ mile (high season) • Horse riding* 2 miles • River fishing on the Mincio ½ mile (permit required) • Go-karting* 8 miles • Paradiso Championship golf course* 3miles (handicap card required)

Sightseeing

• Children’s play areas • Play park with bouncy castle* ( July & August) • Washing and drying facilities* • Supermarket • Greengrocers • Safety deposit boxes* • Internet access* • Newsagents

• Entertainment (high season)

• Car not essential

Peschiera harbour is only a short stroll away

7 nights from £168

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Bella Italia Site code ITGA02 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering except Puccini (2 adults and up to 3 children self catering). Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

NEW

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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d n a e m o R Tuscany


Romantic, rural Tuscany is everything you imagined and more while Rome is the birthplace of civilisation.

...getting there... Bologna

Florence

Pisa

Culture, architecture, cuisine and history, Tuscany offers just about everything you could wish for.

Norcenni Girasole Club

Livorno

Marvel at the sights and sounds of Florence, with more art per square foot than any other place on earth. Explore Siena, the charismatic home to the fast and furious Palio horse races. Uncover perfectly preserved towns each more magical than the last. After the hidden charms of Chianti, then there are always the inviting golden sands of the Mediterranean coast to head for.

San Marino

Siena

LIGURIAN San Vicenzo SEA

Park Albatros

Perugia

Piombino Grosseto

Combine a trip to Rome during your stay; the Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Vatican all defy adequate description plus the capital’s bustling piazzas are lined with bars and restaurants to suit every taste and budget.

Viterbo Civitavecchia

All our parcs in the region offer the ideal base for relaxing with the family and uncovering Italian gems with ease.

TYRRHENIAN SEA

I Pini Vatican City Fiumicino

ROME Frascati Ciampino

Pisa and the two Roman airports offer excellent services but you might want to consider Bologna too. Driving from the UK will allow you to fully appreciate some amazing scenery and you should schedule overnight stops to punctuate the journey: Val de Bonnal a great option.

What to eat and drink

Where to go Rome Lazio Visit Rome for shopping, eating and sightseeing but also maybe a football match at the stadio Olimpico.

Loosen the belt and allow plenty of time to enjoy the finest Italian food; starters may include various crostini, and, to follow, Saltimbocca alla Romana served with polenta or Tuscan beefsteak served with white beans. Next, there’s Pecorino or ricotta cheese and to finish? Perhaps pan forte or Cantucci with (or dipped into) ice cold Vino Santo dessert wine.

There are other grapes grown in the region but Tuscany would be nothing without the grape known as the blood of Jupiter – Sangiovese, producing wines such as Montepulciano and Montalcino. Red wines from Tuscany especially Chianti are rich and complex. For lighter palates try a dry Vernaccia or Orvieto or perhaps the slightly sparking Frascati.

Tuscany Siena

San Gimigniano

With the heart shaped Piazza del campo and the famous bell tower.

One of the best ways of sampling a variety of wines is to visit an Enoteca, try the Italiana in Siena

Local Tip

Seven medieval towers remain where once dozens stood standing guard.

Lucca

A more gentle pace than its southern neighbours, Puccini composed his operas in nearby Massaciuccoli. Take an empty water bottle and make of the many free use water fountain s around rome cit y centre.

Rome

Florence

Tivoli

Pisa

The famous villas of the Emperors only a short distance from the capital.

The campo dei miracoli also boasts a beautiful cathedral as well as the leaning tower.

Pisa

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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Book through your local travel agent or online www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk


For more information, photos, videos and

Tuscany

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/norcennigirasoleclub

The pools at Norcenni Girasole Club

Norcenni Girasole Club

Parc opens 30 Mar – 22 Sept 2013

Figline Valdarno

Nearest beach – 62 miles Nearest town – 2 miles

Set in scenic countryside, Norcenni Girasole Club boasts two swimming pools, two spa baths, a lazy river ride and plenty of outdoor activity including horse riding and bicycle hire. With a couple of games rooms, regular evening entertainment and the sights of Florence and Siena on the doorstep, there’s something for all the family.

Official rating – 4 star 8.6 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and Lively • Swimming hats essential • Swimming shorts • Wellness and active • Air Conditioning

• Two outdoor pools with Lazy River ride (not open low season) • Covered pool • 2 spa baths and 3 children’s pools (not open low season) • Volleyball • Bicycle hire* (not site owned) • Boules • Horse riding*

• Fishing 3 miles • Wildlife park 12 miles • Golf 16 miles

Sightseeing

• Site-run Children’s Clubs activities (mid-June to end August for ages 5+) • Pony trekking*

• 3 restaurants • Pizzeria • Take-away (open May-Sept) • Ice cream parlour

• Calais 904 miles • Pisa 75 miles • Rome Fiumicino 168 miles • Genoa 170 miles • Bologna 85 miles

Entertainment

Teen Choice

• 2 poolside bars and a wine cellar • Evening entertainment including cabarets and live music • Disco for teenagers (May to September)

Other facilities

• Car recommended For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots

Football

1480 plots

Al Fresco plots Gravel / small Shade None Parking

Nearby activities

The waterslide, pool and entertainment area at Norcenni

Meals

Getting there

Parc size

For the kids

Outdoor fun

Note: You may struggle if you have walking difficulties as this parc is hilly.

Off pitch

• 2 games rooms • Tennis* and table tennis • Mini golf*

• Fitness Centre & Spa with gym • Hairdresser* • Sauna, hydromassage, steam bath and masseur* • 2 mini-markets and a boutique • Washing machines and dryers* • Currency exchange and communal safety deposit facilities • Payment card system for all facilities • Internet access*

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home Puccini Bellini Rossini Rossini 3 Bed Vivaldi Air conditioning Luxe upgrade

• Siena – home of the Piazzo del Campo and the famous cathedral 60 miles • Town of Figline Valdarno 2 miles • Florence – Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio Medieval stone bridge 21 miles • Pisa – Campo dei Miracoli 75 miles • San Gimignano 38 miles

25% off

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Parc Norcenni Girasole Club Site code ITTU04 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering except Puccini (2 adults and up to 3 children self catering).

Make a visit to Siena Cathedral

7 nights from £205

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

collected by

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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CostTausDcoarnayda

For more information, photos, videos and

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/parkalbatros

The impressive pool and entertainment area Park Albatros

Park Albatros

Parc opens 27 APR – 22 Sept 2013

San Vincenzo al Mare

Nearest beach – 700m Nearest town – 5 miles

Families with younger children will especially enjoy the wide sands of the Riva Etruschi only a short walk away; back at base, Park Albatros offers swimming, sports and animation to keep the kids occupied as well as local flavours to sample in the restaurant and bar.

Official rating – 4 star 8.6 Customer reviews

NEW

out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• 2 adult swimming pools • 3 lagoon style kids play pools with slides and water features

For the kids

Nearby activities

• Gas BBQ • Large and Lively • Swimming hats essential • Swimming shorts • Air Conditioning

• Beach sports and animation 800m • Fishing • Thermal springs Calidario at Venturina with spa and beauty treatments 14 miles • Golf at Punta Ala 22 miles

Outdoor fun

• Beach volleyball • Boules • Bicycle hire*

Sightseeing

Meals

• 2 Restaurants • On-site take-away • Pizzeria • Coffee bar

For teens

• The picturesque Gulf of Baratti 3 miles • The bustling seaside town of San Vincenzo al Mare 5 miles • The super Tuscan wine route of Bolgheri 15 miles • Isola Elba (Piombino port for embarkation 12 miles) • Historic Volterra 40 miles • San Gimigniano with its seven towers 40 miles • Siena 90 miles • Pisa, with its leaning tower 65 miles

Plenty of space with an Olympic swimming pool • Play area • Parc run children’s club (7-14 years olds) • Entertainment programme

Entertainment

• Bar • Pool bar (high season only) • Bus service to nearby nightlife in San Vincenzo ( July/August) • Large outdoor stage area for music and shows

The impressive stage for great shows

Getting there • Calais 896 miles • Pisa 56 miles • Rome Fiumicino 160 miles • Genoa 160 miles • Bologna 149 miles • Car recommended

For mum & dad

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots

Other facilities

• Table tennis • Info point and internet • Beach sports and animation

Al Fresco plots Gravel / medium Shade Partial

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

On and off pitch

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

The sandy beach is just a 10 minute walk away

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Park Albatros Site code ITTU05 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering.

1200 plots

Parc size

• Internet access* • Washing and drying facilities* • On-site supermarket and bakery • Souvenir shop • Satellite TV • Site excursion programme • Free bus to beach ( July/August)

7 nights from £221 Early booking offer

collected by

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Cool off at Park Albatros... the kids will love the lagoon style pools

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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rada CostaLaDzoio

For more information, photos, videos and

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/ipini

The lagoon pool is a great kids favourite

I Pini Family Park

Parc opens 27 Apr – 22 Sept 2013

Fiano Romano

Nearest beach – 31 miles Nearest town – 2 miles

Enveloped in the easy pace of the Tiber Valley is the impressive I Pini Family Park. Let mascot Elfy and his team entertain the troops whilst you relax by the fabulous lagoon pool and plan your day around the unmissable sights of majestic Rome.

Official rating – 3 star 8.6 Customer reviews

NEW

out of 10

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Shallow lagoon 350m2 • Outdoor swimming pool with jacuzzi •C  hildren’s lagoon with water castle and slides

For the kids

Nearby activities

Sightseeing

• Volleyball

Meals

• Kids restaurant with entertainers • Restaurant / pizzeria • Snack bar (closes mid-Sept)

Kids will love the new f­­­amily park facilities

Toddler Choice

• Charcoal BBQ • Small and Friendly • Swimming hats essential • Swimming shorts • Air Conditioning

• Golf 12 miles • Gym 3 miles • Horse riding 6 miles • Football 3 miles

Outdoor fun

• Children’s playground • Sports and entertainment for children (May-Sept) • Kids disco and regular shows for all the family (July-Aug) • Tennis* and table tennis • Trampolines (part of the day)

• Rome – the Spanish steps, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and Vatican • Lago di Bracciano – a picturesque lake for a picnic and good walking country • Villa Adriano – The relics of a Roman villa, once huge and luxurious 25 miles • Local village of Fiano Romano 2 miles • Guidonia Waterpark – central Italy’s largest 12 miles

Please note: Welcome is performed by parc staff.

Getting there • Calais 1023 miles • • • •

For mum & dad

The water park is ideal for younger children • Mini club area with indoor bouncy castle • Toddler disco and family music evenings (May-Sept)

• Evening entertainment includes live music (Mid July/August) • Bar with Satellite TV and big screen TV • Evening bar

Other facilities

7 nights from £189

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots 250 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Grass, gravel medium / small

Experience the delights of Rome – just 25 miles away

• Parc run babysitting service • Mini-market & bakery • Washing machines* • Dryers* and ironing facilities

Rome Ciampino 30 miles Rome Fiumicino 35 miles Pisa 200 miles Bologna 218 miles

• Car recommended

Entertainment

Early booking offer

collected by

Shade Partial

• Daily coach service* from the site to Rome

Some off pitch

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc I Pini Family Park Site code ITLA05 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering except Puccini (2 adults and up to 3 children self catering). Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home

25% off

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Reenact your own Roman Holiday with a visit to the Bocca Della Verita

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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& n a i t e Ven t s a o c c Adriati


Venice is a masterpiece of human spirit and ingenuity with Piazzas and Palazzos a plenty. The sights of Venice need little introduction. Take a ferry from Punta Sabbioni and a short gondola ride will take you to the Bridge of Sighs, The Doges Palace, St Mark’s Square and the bell Tower of San Marco cathedral. Venetian artisans were the first to master the art of glass blowing and their skills have remained a priceless commodity ever since. Conversation is also an art form. Walk along the open cafes and you’ll see intense, animated discussions on all sorts of subjects. But remember: Italians don’t casually talk religion, politics or personal stuff. So stick to culture, art, films, food, wine and football. In fact, wherever you roam, you’ll soon discover a warm and welcoming people who enjoy sharing the pleasures of life with others. There’s a genuine passion for life unmatched anywhere else in the world. It’s an infectious, charming attitude, perhaps best summed up by the expression: “Una giornata senza riso è una giornata sprecata”. “A day without laughter is a wasted day”. But although the Adriatic Coast is most famous for Venice the living Cabalettas of palaces and piazzas - it also offers some wonderfull beaches. In particular, the long and gently sloping beaches of Lido de Jesolo are perfect for children.

...getting there... Trento

Udine

Bassano del Grappa Castelfranco Veneto

Antipasti; with seafood and sausages

Verona Marco Polo Padua Venice Rovigo Vigna sul Mar Adriano

Bologna

Rimini

Ravenna

Fly-drive options are available from Treviso, Marco Polo, Verona and Bologna.

called ‘grappa’ is an acquired taste but sure helps make room for a gelato. Star spotting goes hand in hand with the guide book if you fancy a martini or cocktail called Bellini at Harry’s Bar – it’s hard to find but well worth the effort.

don’t miss the chance to taste the authentic ‘antipasti’ in a typical Osteria

Local Tip

Lido di Jesolo

Treviso

Long and gently sloping beaches of Lido di Jesolo are just perfect for children and a stroll along the 8km long promenade at night reveals a bustling vibrant nightlife.

For a touch of culture and city sights, the frescoed facades of Treviso’s old houses are as much a draw as its open air theatre and medieval atmosphere.

Cycling is a great option along the canals and country lanes of Cavallino with historic villages and delightful market gardens around each bend.

GULF OF VENICE

Comacchio

Where to go

Cavallino

Caorle

Pra delle Torri Sant’ Angelo Village Marina di Venezia

Union Lido

What to eat and drink For a refreshing aperitif try prosecco – the local sparkling wine, often mixed with a bright orange non alcoholic liquor called aperol for a local twist on the ‘spritzer’. Light whites such as Pinot Grigio is the perfect accompaniment to pasta or seafood and fruity Cabernets front up the red selection. Afterwards the hearty digestive

San Francesco

Treviso

Bell tower at Ravenna

Padua Padua’s St Anthony Basilica houses the saint’s tomb and altar bronzes by Montello.

Barter with th gondola driverse the best price for trip along the for a canals of Venice

Treviso

Aqualand

Ravenna

Cool off at Aqualand Waterpark in Jesolo.

Byzantine mosaics and gorgeous courtyards are the hallmarks of Ravenna. Main square of Padua Cavallino Beach

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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Venetian Riviera

For more information, photos, videos and

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/santangelovillage

Water slides and great pools at Sant’Angelo

Sant’Angelo Village­

Parc opens 11 May – 15 Sept 2013

Cavallino

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 1 mile

Sant’Angelo’s location is undoubtedly heaven sent with an immaculately kept forest and a fragrant rose garden flanking the famous Lido sands. Undoubtedly lively, there’s a host of organised entertainment to keep your little angels amused but with an altogether more compact feel to some of its Venetian neighbours.

On parc

NEW

out of 10

collected by

Off parc

Swimming

• Large outdoor lagoon style swimming pool • Smaller children’s paddling pool with water fountain and small slide • 4 lane waterslide with different chutes (min 1.20m height limit) (18/5-7/9) • Whirlpool in rose garden (18/5-7/9) • Sun Loungers

Teen choice

For the kids

Outdoor Activities

• Maxi club Sports tournaments ( June-end August)

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and lively • Air Conditioning

• Cycle paths to Jesolo town 3½ miles • Golf Lido di Jesolo 2 miles (look for Sant’Angelo cup events in July) • Pedoloes and canoes – direct at beach • Aqualandia 2 miles • Horse riding 15 miles • Jolly Roger pirate ship from Cavallino

Getting there • Calais 879 miles

Sightseeing

Cycling around Cavallino

The great beach at Sant’ Angelo

• Games room • Several Children’s play areas • Parc run children’s club with organised activities such as treasure hunts and theme parties (June to end August) • Family disco and music evenings all season • Beach Volleyball • Beach football • Beach boules • Baby garden • Bicycle hire* • Tennis*

• Lido di Jesolo’s bars and cafes 3½ miles • Islands of Venice, Burano and Murano 6 miles to Punta Sabbioni boat station • Gulliverlandia attraction park 3½ miles • Venetian villas of the Brenta 24½ miles

For mum & dad

• Restaurant • Pool side bar • Bar • Take away

Entertainment

• Family amusements: cabarets, dancing and shows ( June-end August)

• Washing facilities with dryers* • On site supermarket • Souvenir shop • WIFI* in bar and restaurant area • Excursion office and information point • Gymnasium* ( June-August) • Pedalos, canoes and dinghies*

7 nights from £236

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Venice 33 miles Treviso 51 miles Verona 134 miles Trieste 75 miles

• Car recommended

Parc plots 660 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Grass / gravel medium Shade Partial Aqualandia at lido di Jesolo is 2 miles away

On pitch

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Sant’Angelo Village Site code ITVE07 Prices based on 2 adults and up to 3 children self catering.

• • • •

For travel details see p122-131

Other facilities

Meals

Early booking offer

Official rating – 4 star 8.0 Customer reviews

Price per night Mobile Home

Up to 13 Apr- 4 May- 24 May- 3 Jun12 Apr 3 May 23 May 2 Jun 14 Jun

25% off 15 Jun- 22 Jun- 29 Jun21 Jun 28 Jun 5 Jul

6 Jul12 Jul

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For more information, photos, videos and

Venetian Riviera

customer reviews, go to

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There’s room for everyone in Marina di Venezia’s huge pools and wide sandy beach

Marina di Venezia

Parc opens 27 Apr – 22 Sept 2013

Punta Sabbioni

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 2 miles

Hemmed by a broad sweep of sandy beach which gently shelves into the sea, encircled by the fresh-scented shadows of tall pines and within easy reach of sightseeing in splendid Venice, the location of this lively parc leaves nothing to chance. Its fine facilities are equally well planned, forming a resort village in itself. The water park is something else!

Official rating – 4 star 9.0 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc • • • • •

The parc layout features an underpass which is unsuitable for wheelchairs and if you have walking difficulties. Please note: local charge for loungers by swimming pool.

Getting there • Calais 889 miles • • • •

Off parc For the kids

Swimming

Charcoal BBQ Large and Lively Swimming shorts Wellness and Active Air Conditioning

Venice 31 miles Treviso 31 miles Verona 107 miles Trieste 82 miles

• Direct access to the sandy beach • New gigantic waterpark complex with paddling pools with water features, exciting slides, wave machine, chutes plus spa area, olympic size swimming pool and children’s new theme pool • Volleyball / football pitch / basketball • Bicycle hire* • Additional high season facilities including windsurfing school,* diving centre,* kite surfing* • Football coaching school for 8-14 years old ( July/August)

• Kidz Club 25/05/13 to 01/09/13 • Tennis* • Crazy golf* • Bouncy castle area* • Playground • Kids animation programme including sports tournaments (July/August) • Evening entertainment ( July & August) • 5 bars

Other facilities

• Supermarket with bakery section • Souvenir shop • Currency exchange and safety deposit facilities* • Washing machines* • Dryers* and ironing* facilities • Hair salon* • Clothes shop* • Greengrocer • Internet & Wifi access* • 5 beach bars • Shoe shop* • Gelateria* • Tobacconist

Parc plots

Parking

3421 plots

On pitch

The water splash zone is tremendous fun • ‘Coral Bay’ pool with slides and games

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

For mum & dad

Entertainment

Toddler choice

Shade Partial

• Venice sightseeing – an easy journey on the waterbus 1 mile • Lido de Jesolo 9 miles, with a huge range of resort attractions including the Aqualandia waterpark (open late May to early September) • Murano, Burano and Torcello – the other little gems of the lagoon

Marina di Venezia hosts an Al Fresco kidz club

• 2 restaurants • 4 snack bars / take-aways

Al Fresco plots Grass / sand large

• Watersports from the beach • Fishing 1 mile • Sports centre 6 miles • Horse riding 4 miles • Go-karting 9 miles

Sightseeing

For travel details see p122-131 Parc size

Nearby activities

Outdoor fun

Meals

• Car not essential

Venice sightseeing

7 nights from £236

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

NEW

collected by

25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

25% off

Parc Marina Di Venezia Site code ITVE02 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering except Puccini (2 adults and up to 3 children self catering).

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Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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Venetian Riviera

For more information, photos, videos and

Enormous laguna aqua park

Union Lido

customer reviews, go to

www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/unionlido

Parc opens 27 Apr – 22 Sept 2013

Cavallino

A distinguished and undeniably impressive resort on the doorstep of Venice, with numerous bars, eateries, shops, animation and with a broad sandy beach to keep even the most discerning family constantly amused.

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 1 mile Official rating – 4 star 8.9 Customer reviews

NEW

out of 10

collected by

On parc Swimming

• Enormous laguna aqua park featuring sand-based pool, waterfall, jet stream pool, river ride and Jacuzzi beds (opens mid May) • Mare aqua park with slides, lazy river, paddling pools plus semi-Olympic sized pool (opens mid May) • Sandy, gently shelving beach • Marino Wellness Club featuring heated baths and treatments* (aged 14+)

Teen Choice

For the kids

Other facilities

• Washing & drying facilities* • Greengrocers & newsagents • Bakery • Shopping arcade • Satellite TV • Internet & WiFi access* • Safety deposit boxes and cash exchange* • 2 on-site supermarkets • Bicycle hire*

Off parc

Mini-club

• Grass football pitch • Multi-sport pitch • Fishing • Woodland fitness trail • Watersports centre including scuba diving (Open mid May), windsurfing and pedalo hire*

• Tennis* (Opens mid May) • Table tennis* • Crazy golf* • Skate parc & inline skate track • Games room • Obstacle course • Cavana disco • Volleyball

• Calais 884 miles • • • •

Sightseeing

• Romantic Venice 9 miles and then 45 minutes on water taxi • Castello di Lispida and Arquà Petraca 60 miles • Venetian villas of the Brenta 40 miles

Meals

• 8 restaurants • 10 take-aways • 9 buffet bars • Several coffee bars • Poolside snack bars

Venice 25 miles Treviso 31 miles Verona 107 miles Trieste 75 miles

• Car recommended For travel details see p122-131

For mum & dad

Parc plots 3700 plots

Parc size

Entertainment

Al Fresco plots Grass / sand small

• Shows and cabarets • Full time animation team • Indoor disco on site

7 nights from £179 Early booking offer

Getting there

• Boat trip to Venice 9½ miles • 18 hole golf course 7 miles • Aqualandia water parc, Jesolo 7 miles • Entertainment in nearby Jesolo

Outdoor Fun

Union Lido aqua park Mare

Please note: accommodation at this parc has paved patio, not decking, as standard.

Nearby activities

• Play area • Mini-club (3-15 years) • Bouncy castle and inflatable play parc* • Sports competitions

• Gas BBQ • Large and Lively • Swimming hats essential • Swimmimg shorts • Wellness and Active • Air Conditioning

Shade Partial Some off pitch

Parking

Marina wellness spa

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

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Parc Union Lido Site code ITVE05 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering except Puccini (2 adults and up to 3 children self catering). Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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Venetian Riviera

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Aerial view of San Francesco parc

San Francesco

Parc opens 27 April – 07 Sept 2013

Caorle­

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 8 miles

Wonderful water fun abounds with slide pools, water fountains and swimming for the sporty, not to mention the gentle waves of the Adriatic which might also tempt you. There’s plenty of sports action too from archery to windsurfing and the cobbled streets of Caorle offer a glimpse of a typical Venetian fishing port from centuries ago.

Official rating – 4 star Not enough reviews Customer reviews submitted to score

On parc

Off parc Teen choice

Swimming

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and Lively • Swimming hats essential • Swimming shorts • Air Conditioning

• Garden water area with slide pool, whirl pool and adults fitness pool† • Tropical pool; plus other individual pools in various locations • Direct access to beach with parasols for hire

• Trieste 50 miles • Brescia 155 miles • Venice Treviso 41 miles • Venice Marco Polo 49 mls

For the kids

For mum & dad

Meals

• Restaurant / Pizzeria • Bar • Beach café

Entertainment

For travel details see p122-131 Mini golf

Parc plots 570 plots

Al Fresco plots Grass / sand Shade Medium Parking

• Caorle 6 miles • Venice 56 miles • Villas of the Brenta 60 miles

• Gamestop video and games centre • Teen Club activities (age group 9-12 and 13-17)† • Dance and theatre† • Beach volleyball • Sports coaching†

• Car recommended

Parc size

• Golf 1 miles • Horse riding 3 miles • Sailing 1 mile

There are some cool slides in the water parcs

• Football tournaments ( July/August) • Bicycle hire* ( July/August) • Football ( July/August) • Pedaloes*

• Calais 881 miles

Outdoor activities

Sightseeing

Outdoor fun

Getting there

Some off pitch

*Asterisks indicate a local charge. † Activities are free with a Samcard. Samcard cost €2.50 per person per day. Most activities begin 18/5/13.

• Flinky club activities (age group 3-8)† • Sports tournaments† • Sports coaching† • Play ground with inflatables† • Games room • Table tennis† • 5-a-side football pitch† • Boules† • Tennis† • Beach volleyball

• Family entertainment in the evenings late June-August including discos and shows† • Disco† • Supermarket • Gym† • Cinema† • Washing machines and dryers* • Beach shop • Bicycle hire†† • Kayaks and pedaloes*†† • Beach umbrellas*†† • Wifi access†† • Satellite TV • Cash machine

7 nights from £205

25% off

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Parc San Francesco Site code ITVE09 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home

Mum and Dad will love Caorle promenade

Other facilities

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To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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A stunning waterpark and sandy beach are Pra delle Torri’s finest features

Pra delle Torri

Parc opens 27 Apr – 22 Sept 2013

Caorle

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 2 miles

There are plenty of bars and eateries to choose from within the complex but nearby Caorle has all the character of an authentic Venetian fishing village with trattorias to suit every taste. Plus with romantic Venice in the vicinity, it’s hard to imagine a more impressive parc.

Official rating – 4 star 8.8 Customer reviews

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On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Large outdoor swimming complex with waterslides and paddling pools (open late May) • Covered Olympic and semi Olympic swimming pools • Direct access to sandy beach • Sunloungers by pools* • New pirate ship kids pool

Outdoor Fun

• Bicycle hire* • 18 hole golf course • Water sports school* ( Jul/Aug) • Sports competitions • Football • Volleyball • Pedaloes and canoes* • Cycle path

Teen choice

For the kids

Nearby activities

Hire bikes* at Pra delle Torri

Sightseeing

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and Lively • Swimming hats essential • Swimmimg shorts • Wellness and Active • Air Conditioning

• Horse riding* and pony trekking* 5 miles • Fishing 4 miles • Luna Park* attraction 4 miles • Aquafolie water park 4 miles • Aqualandia water Park at Jesolo 11 miles • Porto Santa Margherita 2 miles and Caorle 4 miles • Venice 28 miles • Brenta canal 31 miles • Cities of the Padua and Treviso 22 miles

• 3 children’s play areas • On-parc Kids club in high season for 4-12 years • Small children’s theme park*

Meals

For mum & dad

• Self service restaurant and à la Carte restaurant • Pizzeria and take-away • Ice cream parlour • Discos • 2 bars • Cabaret shows and live music acts ( July/August)

7 nights from £205

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Venice 31 miles Treviso 31 miles Verona 107 miles Trieste 64 miles

1450 plots

Parc size

Be sure to visit the lively fishing port of Caorle

Al Fresco plots Grass / large Shade Partial On pitch

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

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Parc Pra delle Torri Site code ITVE03 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering.

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Parc plots

• Washing and drying facilities* • Supermarket • Greengrocers • Safety deposit boxes for hire* • Currency exchange • Internet access* • Newsagents • Souvenir shop

• Tennis* and table tennis* • Crazy golf* • BMX bike park • Games room and TV room • Youth club for 12-18 years

• Calais 890 miles

For travel details see p122-131

Other facilities

Table tennis*

Getting there

• Car recommended

Entertainment

Early booking offer

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Adriatic Coast

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Swimming pool at Adriano parc

Adriano

Parc opens 18 May – 15 Sept 2013

Punta Marina Terme

Nearest beach – 300m Nearest town – 400m

An authentic, typically Italian parc with a great location close to a broad sandy beach and with Roman Ravenna’s mosaics and museums on the doorstep. Why not round off lazy days beside the pool or beach with an evening stroll into town for a cappuccino or gelato. Kids will love a day out at Mirabialandia theme park near Rimini.

Official rating – 4 star 8.0 Customer reviews out of 10

On parc • Charcoal BBQ • Midsize and sociable • Swimming hats essential • Swimming shorts • Air Conditioning

Off parc

Swimming

Entertainment

Meals

For the kids

• Large swimming pool with lazy river, water jets and paddling area • Children’s paddling area with small slide • Beach 300m with parasols for hire

Getting there

• Golf – Cervia 12 miles • Fishing 6 miles • Wind surfing – Punta Ruvida 2½ miles • Sailing – Ravenna 2½ miles • Spa baths of Punta Marina 2 miles • Beachside walks along the Ravenna pine forest 500m

Sightseeing

• Commachio – authentic fishing port 27 miles • Bologna – Italy’s culinary heart 53 miles • Ferrara – art city and home of the scuderia Ferrari car museum 75 miles • Venice 149 miles • Rimini – fun loving resort with Italia in miniature 45 miles

Teen choice

• Calais 880 miles •B  ologna 53 miles • Rimini 45 miles • Venice Treviso 156 miles • Venice Marco Polo 150 miles

Parc children’s club (June – August)

For mum & dad

• Play ground

Other facilities

• Car recommended

Nearby beach for volleyball

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots Parc size

Outdoor activities

• Family entertainment in the evenings late June-August including discos and shows

• Terrace restaurant • Bar • Resort of Punta Marina with beach cafes and several bars and restaurants

Please note: Local charge for loungers by swimmimg pool.

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500 plots

• 5-a-side football pitch • Basketball • Games room • Table tennis • Beach volleyball

• Supermarket • Washing machines and dryers • Beach shop • Bicycle hire • Boules • Hairdresser • Internet and wifi • Big screen TV room

Ravenna – a city of art and 3 time capital of the Roman Empire 4½ miles

Al Fresco plots Grass / sand Shade medium Parking

Some off pitch

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

7 nights from £221

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

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Parc Adriano beach Site code ITVE08 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home

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To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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Adriatic Coast

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Swimming pool at Vigna Sul Mar parc

Vigna Sul Mar

Parc opens 18 May – 15 Sept 2013

Lido di Pomposa

At the southern end of the Venetian lagoon lies Lido di Pomposa amongst a coastal strip of resorts beach – direct Nearest town – 300m with fine beaches and a laid back holiday atmosphere. Enjoy lazy days at the pool or the beach, Official rating – 4 star there are play grounds and a five a side football pitch for an energy burst when the time comes. 7 .7 Customer reviews Venice’s glory is within striking distance but regional delights like Ravenna, San Marino and the out of 10 collected by Po River delta are closer attractions for an alternative but authentic Italian adventure.

On parc

Off parc

Swimming

• Large oval swimming pool with separate children’s paddling pool. • Rectangular swimming pool • Direct access to beach with parasols for hire

For the kids

Outdoor Activities

Sightseeing

Meals

• Piazza restaurant • Beach café • Resorts of Lido di Pomposa and Lido Degli Estensi for cafes and bars – 10 minute walk

Teen choice

Parc kids club (June – August) • Playground • Boules

Entertainment

• Family entertainment in the evenings late June-August including discos and shows

Other facilities

• Supermarket • Washing machines and dryers • Beach shop • Bicycle hire • Free wifi access

Beach volleyball

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and Lively • Swimming hats essential • Swimmimg shorts • Air Conditioning

• Golf 18 miles • Fishing 3 miles • Water skiing 3 miles • Wind surfing 4 miles • Sailing 6 miles • Comacchio – venetian fishing port 5 miles • Po delta nature park – perfect for cycling 5 miles • Bologna – Italy’s culinary heart and Emilia Romagna’s cultural centre 61 miles • Ferrara – art city and home of the scuderia Ferrari car museum • Venice 36 miles • Ravenna – Roman city and Byzantine treasure trove 23 miles • Rimini – fun loving resort with Italia in miniature village and Mirabialandia attraction park 66 miles

Getting there • Calais 884 miles • Bologna 50 miles • Rimini 66 miles • Venice Treviso 122 miles • Venice Marco Polo 112 miles • Car recommended

For mum & dad

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots Al Fresco plots Grass / sand Shade Medium Some off pitch

Parking

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers 25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Vigna Sul Mar Site code ITVE10 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering. Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Direct beach access

7 nights from £242 Early booking offer

500 plots

Parc size

• Games room • Table tennis • 5-a-side football pitch

Price per night Mobile Home

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‌ l a e R T he


Imagine miles of immaculate coastline and you might think of Portugal. ‘Countless remote islands in crystal waters’ and you might think of Greece. Put the two together and you’ve got Croatia. It’s where you can enjoy the unique tastes and traditions of an amazing unspoilt, undiscovered corner of Europe.

...getting there... Umag Venice Novigrad

Lanterna Poreč

Vrsar

On the Istrian peninsula of Croatia the spirit of the Venetian republic still reigns: place names interchange with their Italian pseudonyms: Parenzo is Porec, Rovino is Rovinj and the lion of St Mark a frequent symbol of power and prestige. Add to this architectural feast Roman Pula and blend with an almost infinite collection of islands and you have the essence of an unforgettable corner of Europe. Our beautiful Istrian parcs, Bi Village and Lanterna are located on the Northern tip of this stunning country, where the unspoilt coastline meets the Učka mountains.

Trieste

Rovinj

MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Bi Village

While there have been vineyards in Croatia for millennia, the history of its modern-day wine Cevapcic

Medulin

Fly Drive from Pula airport 5 miles, Trieste airport 71 miles or Rijeka (Krk) airport 97 miles.

industry really only began following independence in 1992. While we don’t see too many of the wines in the UK, there are close to 800 small estates now producing wines, and the quality gets better every year. Currently whites have the upper hand over reds in terms of both quality and quantity, and many of the best of these come from Istria.

Where to go Pula

Porec

With over 3000 years of history, ancient Pula is home to the sixth largest Roman amphitheatre in the world and is arguably the most beautiful and elegant.

A charming historic town and tourist haven with a heavenly coastline to explore.

Rijeka

Pula

What to eat and drink With 6000 kms of coastline and over 1000 islands (only 50 populated) seafood’s the big attraction so try the scampi, prstaci (shellfish) and Dalmatian Brodet, a stew made with mixed fish and served with rice.

Fažana

Croatians are crazy about cevapcic – sausage shaped meatballs.

Local Tip

Fazana

Rovinj Porec

Brijuni islands Tito’s former residence and home to an amazing zoo.

Pula

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Still an active fishing port and considered one of the most beautiful towns on the Adriatic coast.

Rovinj

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The pool at Lanterna parc is in a stunning natural setting

Lanterna

Parc opens 11 May – 15 Sept 2013

Porec

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 8 miles

With impressive swimming pools set overlooking the bay, there’s enough reason to just lounge around but Lanterna has a bustling vibe especially at night when the entertainment team pick up the pace. Porec nearby has a pristine historical centre not to be missed.

Official rating – 4 star Not enough reviews Customer reviews submitted to score

On parc

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Swimming

• Swimming pool with kids paddling area, Jacuzzi, whirlpool • Several pebble beaches around the bay

Meals

Entertainment

• Family entertainment in the evenings late June-August including discos and shows • Disco

Other facilities

• Restaurant • Pizzeria • Snack bar

• Supermarket • Washing machines and dryers* • Shop • Watersports – windsurfs and pedaloes* • Bicycle hire* • Wifi access • Satellite TV • Cash machine

For the kids

For mum & dad

Outdoor Activities

• Charcoal BBQ • Large and Lively • Air Conditioning

• Boat trips from Novigrad 1 mile • Horse riding 2 miles • Jet skiing 8 mile • Karting 5 miles

Tourist Tax €1 per person per night payable directly to parc reception on departure.

Sightseeing

Getting there • Calais 930 miles • Trieste 76 miles

Please allow extra time for border controls into Italy

• Pula 51 miles • Venice Treviso 220 miles • Venice Marco Polo 215 miles

Porec – famous city of Venetian republic 8 miles

• Car essential

• Rovinj – artists paradise 38 miles • Roman Pula 49 miles • Baredine caves 8 miles • Umag 12 miles • Koper – Slovenian sea port 25 miles • Venice – day trips available

Games room • Parc entertainment team • Table tennis • Mini golf • Volleyball • Tennis • Trampolines

For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots 3000 plots

Parc size

Al Fresco plots Grass / sand

Lanterna enjoys direct beach access

Shade medium some off pitch

Parking

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

7 nights from £184

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

% discount applicable to each night within date band

Parc Lanterna Site code CRIS03 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering except Puccini (2 adults and up to 3 children self catering). Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home

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To Book call 0844 774 1515

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Daotriada CostCaro

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One of the spacious pools at Bi Village

Bi Village

Parc opens 11 May – 15 Sept 2013

Pula, Fazana

Nearest beach – direct Nearest town – 800m

Three swimming pools and a shingle beach shelving into crystalline waters; energising sports days filled with everything from aquarobics to scuba diving; a boat trip to Briuni, a national park and treasure, before drinks and a snack at the beachside ‘Bi-Villy’ terrace, watching the sun set over the archipelago.

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On parc Swimming

• Outdoor swimming pool with small waterslide and children’s paddling area (closes during siesta) • Outdoor pool with extended paddling area and sports bar pool with spa jets (closes during siesta)

For the kids

Other facilities

• Satellite TV • Info point with excursion advice and ideas • Washing and drying facilities* • On site supermarket with bakery • Newsagent • Shopping arcade • Massage centre • Hairdresser* • Safety deposit boxes and cash exchange (euros can be used on site)* • Internet access*

Outdoor fun

• Football / Volleyball • Aquarobics • Bicycle hire* • Fishing • Scuba diving centre • Excursions and equipment hire* • Windsurf and pedalo hire*

Off parc

Great entertainment for kids • Children’s play area • Trampolines*

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Nearby activities

Meals

• Bi-Villy Beachside bar and restaurant • Pineta Mare restaurant and bar • Sports bar • Pizzeria and take-away • Gelateria • Coffee bar

• Boat trip to Briuni Islands (40 minutes) • Horse riding 13 miles • Tennis 2 miles

Sightseeing

Direct beach access for windsurf and pedalo hire* • Table tennis • Games room • Archery* • Climbing wall*

7 nights from £194 Early booking offer

Registration fee of 10,00 Kuna per person payable on arrival. Tourist Tax €1 per person per night payable directly to parc reception on departure.

Getting there • Calais 983 miles • Pula 5 miles • Trieste 71 miles • Venice 158 miles • Car not essential • Taxi transfers possible For travel details see p122-131

Parc plots

Entertainment

• Shows and cabarets in the outdoor entertainment area ( July & August) • Indoor disco on site (16+ open July & August) • Activity card (‘SAM’) available on site for 2.5euros per person per day. Allows access and discounts to sports and animation programme

• Gas BBQ • Large and Lively • Air Conditioning

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• Roman amphitheatre and forum in Pula 5 miles • Atmospheric port of Rovinj 12 miles • Porec 35 miles • Island hopping to Cres 52 miles

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Majestic snow-capped peaks, sparkling streams, lush green valleys and unspoilt mountain villages: unforgettable scenery and outdoor activities right on the doorstep.

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Austria has something for everyone and is particularly reputed as one of Europe’s best walking destinations. Hire bikes for the day, explore the valleys on horse-back or learn to water-ski on one of the lakes. Take in the sights and delights of chocolate-box villages and resorts either on foot, by bicycle, by car or even horse and carriage. Austrian festivals are held throughout the summer and live music is played in the picturesque town squares.

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Our featured holiday parc, Bella Austria is located in the heart of Austria in the province of Styria, nestled in the beautiful Murau valley. Surrounded by green alpine pastures and mountain ranges, Bella Austria is within easy reach of the ancient market town of Murau. A warm Austrian welcome awaits you.

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A hidden treasure in the Mur Valley is perfect for sightseeing. Marvel at the 13th century castle, the Gothic church and the Leonhard Temple. The European Shakespeare Days festival is held here every July, with performances in English.

Historic Klagenfurt set in the beautiful location of lake WÖrthersee makes it a very popular tourist town. Guided walking tours are offered free of charge by the Department of Tourism in Klagenfurt.

‘Almdudler’ considered the ‘national drink of Austria’ but you can’t end a meal without sampling the schnapps, Austria’s finest export! The Austrian trump card is the Grüner Veltliner grape, pick it early, and you have crisp refreshing wines that are like a tangier, more aromatic version of Pinot Grigio.

The village of Murau

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Look out for wines from Polz, Sattlerhof, Skoff and Tement.

Local Tip

Murau

Günstner waterfalls Walk near to the thunderous waterfall and enjoy a natural spectacle.

Sölkpass

The Murtal railway

The Solkpass-chapel set in a beautiful landscape is worth a visit.

Take in picture-postcard scenery on a train ride (mid June - mid Sept) through the region.

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Graz

The nearest airport to Bella Austria parc is Klagenfurt 80km from the campsite. There’s also Graz airport approximately 145km away or fly into Salzburg, 160km. St Peter Am Kammersburg, where the parc is located, is reachable using the local railways with Unzmarkt station and Mariahof station approx. 25km away. Or take the local bus service 1.5km away.

Where to go Murau

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What to eat and drink Austria is famed for its love of coffee, pastries and cakes; perhaps the most famous being ‘Sachertorte’, a chocolate cake filled with apricot jam, and apple strudel. A typical national dish is Knödel, home-made dumplings usually paired with meat dishes such as goulash and vegetables. Wash down with fine native wine or soft drink such as

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Take a hike in the nature parkone of the area or ar s in the breathtaki ound mountainous lang ndscape


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Bella Austria’s heated pool, set in a stunning Alpine location

Bella Austria

Parc opens 11 May – 07 Sep 2013

St Peter am Kammersberg

Lakeside beach – 10 miles Set in lush alpine pastures with spectacular views, Bella Austria is in the small town of Nearest town – 3 miles St Peter am Kammersberg. The accent here is getting back to nature in this idyllic setting: the parc Official rating – 3 star is surrounded by beautiful woodland and valleys and the onsite team give great advice on how to 8 .0 Customer reviews get the most from Austria’s scenic splendours. out of 10 collected by

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Swimming

• Charcoal BBQ • Small and friendly On arrival, local tax of €1 per person, per day payable from age 15. Welcome and check-in performed by site staff.

• 1 heated pool • Jacuzzi with massage beds • Sauna*

 utdoor Activities O • Rafting 12 miles • Lakeside beach 9 miles • Golf – Mariahof 15½ miles • Horse-riding 7½ miles

Meals

Sightseeing

• Rustic Austrian restaurant • Bar • Takeaway

Getting there • Calais 796 miles • Caen 860 miles

Teen Choice

• Klagenfurt 55 miles • Graz 90 miles • Salzburg 100 miles

Alpine space to play • Parc run children’s club • Satellite TV • Children’s playground

• Car recommended

Other facilities

• Meditation / Yoga • Free wifi

Parc plots Parc size

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• Solktaler Nature Park • Salzburg 100 miles • St Peter am Kammersberg 2 miles • Klagenfurt 55 miles

Cycle hire

Al Fresco plots Grass

• Football • Horse riding • Basketball / Volleyball

Shade Medium Parking

 urau – small medieval town M famous for its traditional brewery & beer cellars 12 miles

For mum & dad

For travel details see p122-131

On pitch

*Asterisks indicate a local charge.

Enjoy wonderful Austrian hospitality at the on-parc restaurants

7 nights from £179

Available on selected dates see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers

Early booking offer

25% off

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Parc Bella Austria Site code ATST01 Prices based on up to 2 adults and up to 3 children self catering.

Price per night Mobile Home

Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

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Getting there Fly ‘n’ hire The most relaxing and quickest way to reach your holiday parc is to fly to a nearby airport and pick up a hire car. Fly ‘N’ Hire saves you a long drive and still gives you the freedom of a car on holiday to discover the local area. Al Fresco has some very competitive hire car rates: please see opposite page or call 0844 774 1515*.

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How to Book Car Hire Just tell the Al Fresco reservations team that you would like to rent a car when you confirm your Fly ‘n’ Hire holiday. They will advise you of rental options, what’s included and how to get the most from your supplier. With a little help from our partner attractionworld.com, you and the whole family could be enjoying memory making moments at Disneyland Paris, sky scraping thrills in PortAventura and action packed slippery fun with a water park in Costa Dorada.

IMPORTANT: On collection you will be asked to leave an imprint of a valid major credit card in the name of the main driver, with sufficient credit to cover any CDW and excess charges. Whatever adventure your family want to experience, we’ve got something to tempt you. Here’s a few reasons to book those all important attraction tickets with us today... • Many of the tickets we sell are exclusive and only available in the UK. • By pre-booking your attractions you’ll be able to keep a tight rein on that holiday budget. • Only £25 deposit required to secure a booking. • Prices are constantly checked against the competition to ensure we offer the best value for money. • Booking attractions in advance means no wasted time queuing in resort.

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Holiday Parc Sanguli Cambrils Park Vilanova Park Castell Montgri Cala Gogo Internacional de Calonge El Delfin Verde Aquitaine Le Vieux Port Yelloh! Village Le Sylvamar La Rive Ilbarritz Languedoc/Roussillon Le Brasilia Mar Estang Yelloh! Village Le Sérignan Plage Les Méditerranées Beach Garden / Club Les Sablons Yelloh! Village Le Club Beach Farret Côte d’Azur / Corsica Esterel Douce Quietude La Baume Les Prairies de la Mer Marina d’erba Rossa Vendée and Charente Maritime Le Clarys Plage Sol-a-Gogo La Garangeoire Le Séquoia Parc Brittany Château des Ormes Château de Galinée La Grande Métairie Normandy / Champagne / Loire Yelloh! Village Côte de Nacre Camping Paris Est La Croix du Vieux Pont Loire & Jura Les Alicourts Resort

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Eurotunnel Eurotunnel is the quickest and most convenient way of crossing the channel, with a crossing time of only 35 minutes from Folkestone to Calais. Eurotunnel’s drive on/drive off process is very quick, easy and hassle free with little waiting around time at either end. Eurotunnel also has the added bonus of not being

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Paris Stopover If you are travelling by car to Europe, why not break your journey with a few days at our Paris Est parc? Just 7 miles from the heart of the city and only 18 miles to the magic of Disneyland® Paris, this is an ideal stop over without breaking the bank. Reaching the renowned sights and shopping delights of Paris from Paris Est is easy by public transport. A train ride from Joinville-le-Pont RER station sees you to the city centre in only 20 minutes and Disneyland® Paris in under an hour. A direct bus service runs daily to Disneyland® Paris too, operating in July and August. Paris Est is just a stroll away from Parc du Tremblay, open air restaurants and the Marne river. Facilities include a small spa and wellness area, a bar, restaurant and snack bar, and for children you’ll find a playground, play area, TV room and table tennis. You can stay just 1 night or as long as you wish with prices from as little as £33*per night for a Bellini sleeping up to 6 people plus bed linen and towels for 6 people included in the price. A stopover at Paris Est will leave you refreshed and ready for your onward journey. Please see page 80 for further information Early booking offer

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13 Jul- 18 Jul- 3 Aug- 17 Aug- 24 Aug- 31 Aug 7 Sep- 19 Oct- 21 Dec- 1 Jan17 Jul 2 Aug 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Aug 6 Sep 18 Oct 20 Dec 31 Dec 28 Feb

Bellini

92

62

70

33

37

93

62

64

67

72

99

108

119

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106

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41

56

100

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

*Price based on arrivals between 7th September and 18th October 2013.

® Disneyland Paris

©Disney

Imagine a land where the wonderful world of Disney comes alive. Imagine a Disneyland® Park, where make believe is real. And Walt Disney Studios® Park, where the magic of Disney meets the magic of cinema. Imagine a Disney® Village, where fun and entertainment stay open day and night. Imagine you are here...in a resort as big as imagination itself. Welcome to Disneyland® Paris. A holiday destination like no other.

©Disney

©Disney

The Magic of ©Disney Disneyland® Paris is closer than you think from our two holiday parcs near Paris – La Croix du Vieux Pont, see page 81 or Paris Est, page 80.

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Pre book your Disneyland® Paris tickets with Al Fresco before you travel. For the latest offers and prices please call our reservations team on 0844 774 1515* *calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras.


Eurostar & TGV

Amsterdam

4h 15mins

London

Ebbsfleet Ashford

Brussels

Calais

All journey times based upon departures from London St Pancras

Lille

1h 22mins

Caen 4h 55mins

2

Paris

6

3

4

2h 15mins

Disneyland® Paris (Marne-la-Vallée)

5

Rennes

5h 15mins

Link up to your Al Fresco parc

2h 40mins

7

Auray

1

8

9

Orléans

6h 40mins

4hrs

Besançon 5h 25mins

10 11

We have identified a series of convenient routes which combine Eurostar and European high speed rail services to bring you swiftly to your holiday destination. With through ticketing, guaranteed seating, generous luggage allowance, simple check in and great on board facilities, the train is your exciting and very eco-friendly alternative to flying.

Les Sables D’Olonne

12

7hrs

13

Bordeaux 6h 55mins 14

Avignon 5h 47mins

15 16

Bayonne

Toulouse

Montpellier

9h 10mins

21 22

9h 15mins

Vias

Spain

Holland 1

Duinrell

France 2

Yelloh! Village Côte de Nacre

8h 35mins

1 23 24 25 26 27

Agde

6h 40mins

17 19 20

18

Nice

8h 55mins

Fréjus St Raphaël 8h 31mins

7h 12mins

Perpignan 8h 20mins

9

Le Val de Bonnal

20

Les Prairies de la Mer

10

Le Clarys Plage

21

Les Méditerranées Beach Garden

11

Sol-a-Gogo

22

Les Méditerranées Beach Club

12

La Garangeoire

23

Yelloh! Village Le Club Beach Farret

13

Le Séquoia Parc

24

Yelloh! Village Le Sérignan Plage

3

Le Croix Du Vieux Pont

14

La Rive

25

Les Sablons

4

Paris Est

15

Le Vieux Port

26

Mar Estang

5

Château des Ormes

16

Yelloh! Village Le Sylvamar

27

Le Brasilia

6

Château de Galinée

17

Douce Quietude

7

La Grande Métairie

18

Esterel

TGV route

8

Les Alicourts Resort

19

La Baume

Thalys

Parc Duinrell

Eurostar route

Rail service to

Route via

Adult prices from

Child (4-11) prices from

Booking horizon

Amsterdam

Eurostar / Brussels / Any Dutch station

£85

£69

90 days out

Marne la Vallée

Eurostar

£65

£46

120 days out

Besançon

Eurostar / TGV

£84

£77

90 days out

Caen

Eurostar / TGV

£84

£77

90 days out

Rennes

Eurostar / TGV

£103

£94

90 days out

Auray

Eurostar / TGV

£165

£153

90 days out

Les Sables d’Olonne

Eurostar / TGV

£130

£118

90 days out

Orleans

Eurostar / TGV

£84

£77

90 days out

La Rive

Bordeaux

Eurostar / TGV

£103

£94

90 days out

Le Vieux Port / Yelloh! Village Le Sylvamar / Ilbarritz

Bayonne

Eurostar / TGV

£130

£118

90 days out

Agde

Eurostar / TGV

£113

£101

90 days out

Perpignan

Eurostar / TGV

£113

£101

90 days out

Frejus-St Raphael

Eurostar / TGV

£113

£101

90 days out

Le Croix Du Vieux Pont / Paris Est Le Val de Bonnal Yelloh! Village Côte de Nacre Château de Galinée / Château Des Ormes La Grande Métairie Le Clarys Plage / Sol a Gogo / La Garangeoire Les Alicourts

Les Méditerranées Beach Garden / Beach Club / Beach Farret Les Sablons / Mar Estang / Le Brasilia Douce Quietude / Esterel / La Baume / Les Praires de la Mer

Notes 1) rates are approximate and based on standard class on lowest priced ticket sector 2) prices subject to change, please call for details

To Book call 0844 774 1515

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London

Ferries from UK to France

Plymouth

Choose from either the short sea Dover – Calais or Dover – Dunkirk for a swift ‘aller’ or alternatively consider a long-sea routing to western France for a mini cruise experience.

Short Sea ferry saver Great early booking offer:

s Dover to Calai

Poole

Cherbourg Caen

Roscoff

Château de Galinée

Dover

Portsmouth

Dunkirk Calais

Le Havre

Yelloh! Village Côte de Nacre Saint Malo

Château des Or mes

Paris

La Grand Métai rie

Les Alicourts Re sort

We include a FREE midweek off-peak return Dover – Calais or Dover – Dunkirk crossing, book by 28th February 2013 for one standard vehicle and up to 9 passengers at nil supplement for low season dates.

With a modern fleet of ships including the impressive Spirit of Britain launched in 2012, departures every 45 minutes at peak times and an average crossing time of 90 minutes, P&O is a quality choice for a relaxing experience on the Dover-Calais route. The new ferries offer enhanced shopping and dining experience including child friendly family areas. Look out for these value extra deals when you book for 2013: Club Lounge travel in cruise style with a complimentary glass of champagne, newspapers and even a personal shopper! £14† per person each way. Priority Loading make the smoothest of starts with the Priority loading service, £14† per car each way.

Kids eat free For every adult purchasing a meal in the food court, one child is entitled to the equivalent children’s meal free.

Dover to Dunkirk / Calais Having incorporated the services of LD Lines and Norfolkline into their vast ferry network, DFDS can now offer a range of sailings and routes to get you to France fast. Dunkirk port offers quick and easy access for routes to Holland and Belgium as well as southern France. Half price 1st class lounge was £18 now £9 per person each way. First class lounge includes priority car loading, complimentary drinks and newspapers* (first class lounge restricted to children over the age of 8 years old). Prices held for 2013 Many low season sailings at nil supplement

*Please see www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers for details.†Prices are given as a guide only.

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Trade less time on the highways for more time on the high seas, a mini cruise experience to kick start your holiday to the continent. Choose either fast-craft clippers on day routes over to Caen, St Malo and Le Havre or overnight cruisers into St Malo, Caen and Roscoff depending on your travel times and routings south.

Western channel Crossings to France Our travel advisers will be happy to give you the benefit of their experience in finding the right crossing for you.

urg Portsmouth to Caen / Cherbo

The super fast Normandie Express from Portsmouth to Caen takes a little over 4 hours, making the journey from the UK fast and onward transit in France efficient. The Cherbourg crossing is even quicker with the drive down the Cotentin peninsula to follow.

Prices: – Fast craft from £150 – Conventional from £90

Portsmouth / Poole to Cherbourg poole to St Malo Condor Ferries offer an alternative day cruise experience to northern France, the St Malo routes calling in at the channel islands on the way!

Price : – Fast craft to Cherbourg – from £74

Portsmouth to St Malo / Cae n Break the journey with a leisurely overnight sailing with great dining and entertainment offerings aboard. Sailing times are designed to get you up and away refreshed early the next day. Perfect for leisurely journeys to Château des Ormes, Château de Galinée, Côte de Nacre and Les Alicourts resort especially.

Prices: – Prices from £150

Portsmouth to Le Havre Operated by the Norman Voyager vessel, this route is convenient for Paris and beyond. Chill out in the Shamrock

pub on the overnight outbound sailing; the return is daytime, with an evening arrival in Porstmouth.

Plymouth to Roscoff

The sailing time to and from France on the Armorique /Pont Aven vessels varies between 6 and 8 hours for day and overnight sailings and there are often 2 sailings per day. The swift and toll free road network from Roscoff is a great way to arrive in southern Brittany at La Grande Metairie or Le Conguel campsites.

Prices: – Prices from £70 *Prices based on 2012 main edition and are given as a guide only.

To Book call 0844 774 1515

calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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Ferries from UK to Holland & Belgium

Hull to Zeebrugge / Rotterdam

NORTH SEA Newcastle

Hull

Dublin

P&O ferries offer overnight sailings from Hull to Rotterdam in Holland and Zeebrugge in Belgium. The daily service is 10-13 hours overnight and the on board cruise experience sets the standards in passenger comfort, accommodation and style. A very popular crossing for passengers from Northern England and Scotland and especially handy for Duinrell which is less than 1 hour from the port of Rotterdam.

Harwich Amsterdam

Duinrell

London

Rotterdam Zeebrugge

Price : – return ferry from £27* each way on selected dates for a car and up to 2 passengers.

Early booking offer 1 – pre booked dinner and breakfast, the fabulous on board buffet from £33* per adult each way.

Early booking offer 2 – cabins from £75* each way. All

cabins offer superb value for money and are equipped with ensuite shower room and WC. Towels and bed linen are also provided.

Newcastle to Amsterdam Offering a daily overnight sailing from Newcastle, the modern fleet of vessels offer bars, restaurants, cinemas, shopping and great entertainment on this ideal way to visit Duinrell, which is less than 1 hour drive from the port. Call for details.

HArwich to Hook of Holland Board the fast craft service to Hook of Holland for a great link from Eastern England and the midlands. Call for details.

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Dublin

Ferries from UK to Spain

Portsmouth

h to t u o m s t r o P ao b l i B / r e d Santan

Plymouth

France

La Rive

Santander Bilbao

Pa ys

Costa Dorada Costa Dorada 400 miles 336 miles

Le Vieux Port Le Sylvamar Ilbarritz

Ba squ e

Sail direct to the Basque country on a leisurely one or two night mini-cruise. There are a range of departures and options all saving fuel and enhancing your experience of your Al Fresco holiday whether heading to Aquitaine in France or making the 400 mile journey over to the Mediterranean across Spain’s sweeping plains. See our route planner on page 124 for mileages to your favourite Al Fresco parc. Portsmouth – Santander: sails Tuesday and Wednesday ex UK Portsmouth – Bilbao: 1 night sailings depart Friday and two night sailings depart Sunday.

Low season - £200

High season - £335

Bilbao / r e d n a t n a S o t h t u Plymo Relax on board the flagship Pont Aven with a host of bars, eateries and entertainment offerings.

Plymouth – Santander: the 1 night sailing departs every Sunday ex UK.

Low season - £200

High season - £335

Extra per leg Vehicles over 1.83m high (inc roof load) £44, vehicles with bicycles on rear carrier £12, vehicles over 5m long or trailers over 6m long £32 per meter, vehicles over 2.6m high (inc roof load) £63 and trailer over 2.6m high £63. All prices quoted are each way. Guideline Seasonality (as per 2012)

Ex UK EX Spain

High Season

Mid Season

Low Season

14 July – 7 August

20 May – 13 July & 8 August – 23 September

1 January – 19 May & 24 September – 31 December

5 August – 2 September

17 May – 4 August & 3 September – 23 September

1 January – 16 May & 24 September – 31 December

To Book call 0844 774 1515

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ow n k o t d e e n All you A-Z guide The pages of this A-Z Guide followed by Our Agreement both contain important information which must be read carefully before you book.

Adjacent Accommodation

We will try to accommodate any special requests including adjacent accommodation but we cannot make any guarantees. You may request adjacent accommodation at the time of booking and we will notify our Representatives at the holiday parc who will do all they can to satisfy your request. As we offer flexible arrival days and durations, booking patterns prevalent at the time may mean that we are unable to comply with your requests.

Air Carrier Liability

This information notice summarises the liability rules applied by Community air carriers as required by Community legislation and the Montreal Convention. Compensation in the case of death or injury There are no financial limits to the liability for passenger injury or death. For damages up to 100000 SDRs* (approximately £80,000) the air carrier cannot contest claims for compensation. Above that amount, the air carrier can defend itself against a claim by proving that it was not negligent or otherwise at fault. Advance payments If a passenger is killed or injured, the air carrier must make an advance payment, to cover immediate economic needs, within 15 days from the identification of the person entitled to compensation. In the event of death, this advance payment shall not be less than 16000 SDRs (approximately £13,000). Passenger delays In case of passenger delay, the air carrier is liable for damage unless it took all reasonable measures to avoid the damage or it was impossible to take such measures. The liability for passenger delay is limited to 4150 SDRs (approximately £3,300). Baggage delays In case of baggage delay, the air carrier is liable for damage unless it took all reasonable measures to avoid the damage or it was impossible to take such measures. The liability for baggage delay is limited to 1000 SDRs (approximately £800). Destruction, loss or damage to baggage The air carrier is liable for destruction, loss or damage to baggage up to 1000 SDRs (approximately £800). In the case of checked baggage, it is liable even if not at fault, unless the baggage was defective. In the case of unchecked baggage, the carrier is liable only if at fault. Higher limits for baggage A passenger can benefit from a higher liability limit by making a special declaration at check-in and by paying a supplementary fee. Complaints on baggage If the baggage is damaged, delayed, lost or destroyed, the passenger must write and complain to the air carrier as soon as possible. In the case of damage to checked baggage, the passenger must write and complain within seven days, and in the case of delay within 21 days, in both cases from the date on which the baggage was placed at the passenger’s disposal. Liability of contracting and actual carriers If the air carrier actually performing the flight is not the same as the contracting air carrier, the passenger has the right to address a complaint or to make a claim for damages against either. If the name or code of an air carrier is indicated on the ticket, that air carrier is the contracting air carrier. Time limit for action Any action in court to claim damages must be brought within two years from the date of arrival of the aircraft, or from the date on which the aircraft ought to have arrived. Basis for the information The basis for the rules described above is the Montreal Convention of 28 May 1999, which is implemented in the Community by Regulation (EC) No 2027/97 (as amended by Regulation (EC) No 889/2002) and national legislation of the Member States. * SDR (Special Drawing Rights) is a unit of account created by the International Monetary Fund in 1969, based on a basket of the world’s leading currencies, principally US Dollars, Euros, Japanese Yen and Sterling. Please note In accordance with EU regulation 2111/2005 there is a ‘community list’ which contains details of air carriers that are subject to an operating ban within the EU community. This list can be seen at www.dft.gov.uk

Air Conditioning and Fans

Air conditioning is available in all of our mobile homes in Italy, Spain, Croatia, Corsica, Côte D’Azur, Languedoc, Roussillon and Yelloh! Village le Sylvamar in Aquitaine. Electric fans are provided in all our mobile homes.

Amendments

Should you wish to amend your holiday details we are always happy to do this at any time, but conditions apply. We may charge an amendment fee once your booking is confirmed – please refer to Our Agreement on pages 137-138 for details.

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Arriving and Departing from the Parc

Your mobile home accommodation is available from 4pm onwards and you should aim to arrive by 10pm at the latest. We won’t accept any booking which owing to ferry and travelling times mean that you will arrive after 10pm. On arrival you will have to register at the holiday parc reception first and on most sites you will be directed to our reception where your Al Fresco Representative will be available from 4pm to show you to your mobile home and explain the safe use of the equipment, parc rules, facilities and so on. On Bella Austria, I Pini, Paris Est, Cambrils Park and Marina d’erba Rossa, this service is provided by designated English-speaking campsite staff. At Val de Bonnal, Vigna Sul Mar, San Francesco, Bi Village, Lanterna and Adriano your representative may well share welcome duties with our sister company, Homair. Please check in at the site reception. Please do not move into a mobile home unless you are accompanied by your representative as your accommodation has been allocated prior to your arrival. On your departure day we ask that you check out by 10.00am. See also ‘Late Arrivals’ on page 134.

Barbecues

Where barbecues are provided (see individual parc descriptions), it will be gas or charcoal depending on the individual parc regulations. Certain holiday parcs have restrictions on the use of barbecues which are indicated on individual holiday parc pages; in some parcs, use may be restricted in certain conditions.

Barrier Cards

Some parcs require additional refundable deposits or one-of payments for barrier cards, pool bands etc. Any deposits will be held by the parc reception and will be refunded at check out.

Booking Deposit

To confirm your holiday you will need to pay a deposit of £100 per mobile home.

Brochure Accuracy

We publish brochures many months before you go on holiday and, as far as we know, all information is correct at time of printing. However, things may change after the brochure has been published. If there are significant changes or we find any mistakes, we will advise you of the latest information at the time of booking or, if you have already booked, as soon as possible. Please see ‘Major Changes’ in ‘Our Agreement’ on pages 137-138.

Building Work

We have no control over building work or their schedules. Our overseas team keeps us informed about any building work – especially in growing resorts and we do our best to tell you about any specific work going on near your accommodation, if time allows before you go on holiday.

Car Rental

Rentalcars Terms, Conditions & Important Notes regarding insurance. • CDW and THW covers your responsibility for loss of, damage, theft, attempted theft or vandalism to the car. The cover will only apply if you meet all the terms of the Rental Agreement. You may have to pay insurance excess charges towards any claim­. This amount may vary by country or car group. • Insurance to reduce the excess charges can be taken out where available for an extra fee, this is called ‘excess waiver’. • Insurance does not cover tyres, windscreens, the roof, the underside or interior of the car and towing charges. You may, therefore, be liable for damage to these items. • Insurance does not cover loss or theft of personal belongings left in the car. • Personal Effects Insurance covering contents of the car can be taken out for an extra fee where available. • Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) can be taken out for an extra fee, but it is included in the travel insurance cover that we recommend. Deposits • On collection, you will be asked to leave a valid major credit card (NB: not debit)in the name of the main driver imprint as a deposit with sufficient credit on it to cover CDW and THW excess charges, petrol and any additional days you may have booked locally. Some larger cars will require imprints of two valid major credit cards. The cost of excess charges will be refunded to you on return of the car with no damage. • The car is always delivered with a full tank of fuel. You can fill the car up before returning it, otherwise you will be charged for the amount of petrol used.


Documentation • W hen picking up your rental car, ensure that the authorised renter can present a valid major credit card (NB: credit card must have enough credit on it to cover excess charges on vehicle), a valid passport and a full valid original driver’s licence*. • All intended drivers must produce a full and valid original driver’s licence* in English that they have held for at least one year. • Before your departure, we must be made aware of any endorsements to a driver’s licence* such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and negligence. • Each named driver must sign the Rental Agreement. • Your holiday documentation is required when you pick-up the car. *Photo-card licences must be supported with counterpart licence. A photocopy or fax copy of the driving licence will not be accepted. Additional Drivers •A  dditional driver charges apply for two or more drivers. You must make any additional driver arrangements when you pick up the car. All drivers must meet the age and driving licence conditions explained in the documentation section. • Only named drivers may drive the rental car. Age Restrictions • The minimum rental age for all countries is 21. A young driver surcharge usually applies to drivers under 25 years. • The maximum rental age for all countries is 70. General Conditions • I f you cancel your car rental at any time up to 28 days before your departure, you will have to pay loss of deposit. If you cancel your car rental within 28 days of departure, the full amount of the rental will be charged. • I f you break any of the terms of the Rental Agreement e.g. through negligence or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will not be covered by the insurance. This means that you may be responsible for any costs of repairing or replacing the car and any other costs Carhire 3000 incurred if the car is lost, damaged or stolen. •A  ll rentals are subject to Carhire 3000’s rental terms and conditions, which are subject to local law. • I tems such as garaging, petrol, parking charges and traffic fines are not included in the rental cost. •P  re-bookable car rental is only available if you book more than 7 days before your departure. • If you return the car late, you will have to pay extra rental charges. • All cars have rear seat belts in countries where they are a legal requirement. •A  ll taxes and fees included within these prices are correct at the time of going to press. However, taxes are subject to government policy changes. Optional Extras • I nfant seats and roof racks are available to pre-book; they are subject to availability and must be paid for locally.

Children’s Clubs Parc Owned Clubs Even though we provide information about children’s facilities available on holiday parcs, we have no control over their operation and it is possible that these might be different to those advertised. All children’s clubs can refuse to accept or retain any child whose behaviour is considered unacceptable or disruptive, or any child who will not settle and is clearly unhappy. These clubs are operated independently and are not checked by Al Fresco personnel and there may be restrictions on the number of children they are able to accommodate at one time. It is therefore crucial that you are satisfied with the arrangements when registering at any of the children’s clubs or any other childcare facility in resort. Age restrictions for parc owned children’s club vary from parc to parc, please check with our Reservations team at time of booking. Most parcs host their own children’s club, see individual parc descriptions for details. Al Fresco Children’s Clubs are available at: Sanguli p.34, Le Clarys Plage p.68, Château des Ormes p.74, La Croix du Vieux Pont p.81 and Marina di Venezia p.109. Customer Satisfaction Questionnaires Al Fresco believe in honest brochures and as well as trying to ensure accurate information throughout, we publish the views of our recent customers – at the end of every holiday we ask our customers to complete a Customer Satisfaction Questionnaire, the results of which are then analysed. To help you decide upon the most suitable parc for you, we also broadcast Reevoo survey results and updates on a regular basis, please go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/Reevoo.

Customer Services

Unit 1A, Warth Business Park, Warth Road, Bury, Lancashire BL9 9NB Email: customerservices@alfresco-holidays.com

Customs

A customs guide for travellers entering the UK can be obtained from the Customs and Excise National Advice Service on 0845 010 9000. Details are also available on the Customs and Excise website: www.hmce.gov.uk.

Data Protection Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy sets out what information we collect, how we collect it, and what we do with it.

Information about you Your Information

This refers to information such as your name, contact details, travel preferences and special needs/disabilities/dietary requirements that you supply us or is supplied to us, including any information about other persons on your booking (‘your information’). Your information is collected when you request information from us, contact us (and vice versa) or make a booking. You are responsible for ensuring that other members of your party are aware of the content of our Privacy Policy and consent to your acting on their behalf in all your dealings with us. We will update your information whenever we can to keep it current, accurate and complete.

Our Use of Your Information

(1) For the purpose of providing you with our services, including your flight, holiday or insurance, etc., we may disclose your information outside the UK/EEA. In order for you to travel abroad, it may be mandatory (as required government authorities at the point(s) of departure and/or destination) to disclose your information for immigration, border control, security and anti-terrorism purposes, or any other purposes which they determine appropriate. These requirements may differ depending on your destination and you are advised to check. Even if not mandatory, we may exercise our discretion to assist where appropriate. (2) We may collect and process your information for the purposes set out in our registration with the Office of the Information Commissioner, and disclose the same to our group companies for business purposes and also to companies who act as ‘data processors’ on our behalf, or to our service providers operating systems or business functions on our behalf, (some of whom are outside the UK/EEA). These business purposes include administration, providing services (and contacting you where necessary), customer care, service quality, business management and operation, re-organisation/structuring/sale of our business (or our group companies), risk assessment, fraud and crime prevention/detection, monitoring, research and analysis, marketing, customer purchasing preferences and trends, dispute resolution, credit checking and debt collection. (3) Information (such as health or religion) may be considered ‘sensitive personal data’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. We collect it to cater to your needs or act in your interest, and we are only prepared to accept sensitive personal data on the condition that we have your positive consent. By booking with us you also agree for your insurers, their agents and medical staff to disclose relevant information and sensitive personal data to us in circumstances where we need to act on your behalf or in the interest of passengers or in an emergency. If you do not agree to Our Use of Your Information above, we cannot do business with you or accept your booking.

Direct Marketing Material

(1) We may from time to time contact you with information on offers of goods and services, brochures, new products, forthcoming events or competitions from our holiday divisions and our group companies. Our websites will assume you to agree to e-communications when you make a booking. (2) You may indicate your preference regarding receiving third party direct marketing material. (3) If do not wish to receive such information or would like to change your preference, please refer to point (2) of ‘Your Rights’ below.

Your Rights

(1) On completing our Data Subject Access Request form, you are entitled to a copy of the information we hold about you (for a £10 fee) and to correct any inaccuracies. (2) You have the right to ask in writing not to receive direct marketing material from us. If available, you can amend your previous preference on our website(s), use our ‘unsubscribe email’ or refer to our literature containing instructions. Once properly notified by you, we will take steps to stop using your information in this way.

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Foreign Controls Outside the European Economic Area (EEA), note that controls on data protection in such countries may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. Use of Tools / ‘Cookies’ and Links to Other Websites If our contact and dealing with you is via our website(s), we may use ‘cookies.’ Cookies allow us to identify your computer but not you personally. You can set your web browser to refuse cookies. However, you may not be able to enjoy all the facilities or book via our website if you do so. However, if you also receive our email marketing, we will tailor the information we send you unless you tell us not to. This means we may use information we hold and cookies to identify your individual web site search behaviour and preferences. This will enable us to send you more personalised and relevant communications. You will be given the opportunity on every communication to opt-out of this personalisation. We collect information relating to customer trends and patterns and use cookies and software tools to measure site usage and related information. If you are making a purchase, we may also use cookies to keep track of the transaction from one web page to another. Our website(s) may contain links to other sites not controlled by us. We are not responsible for the actions, content or the privacy policies of those websites. It is your responsibility to check the status of these sites. Monitoring To ensure that we carry out your instructions accurately, improve our service and for security, we may monitor and/or record: (1) telephone calls; (2) activities using CCTV recording equipment in and around our premises; and (3) transactions and activities on our website. All recordings are and shall remain our sole property. Security Statement We have taken all reasonable steps and have in place appropriate security measures to protect your information. Changes to this Policy Any changes to this Policy will be either posted on our website, brochure and/or made available on request. Privacy Policy: March 2010.

Distances

Distances to local amenities, airports and ferry ports are approximate and to be used as a guide only. They are calculated from the entrance of the holiday parc.

Driving Abroad

In many countries the rules of the road are different from the UK and we ask you to take extra care. Tips on travelling abroad can be found in your itinerary which you receive prior to departure.

Driving Licenses

Please remember to take your driving license on holiday with you. If you possess a photo card license you should take the paper counterpart as well. Drivers with old style green UK license are advised to take an international driving permit for Spain or Italy (available from DVLA in Swansea).

Emplacement Size

Please be aware that the size and location of emplacements for our holiday homes varies from parc to parc. We give you a general idea on each specific parc page, which relates to the majority of pitches featured. Please also consult our website: we try to show pictures of the type of pitch at parc level in the galleries.

Entertainment

Many holiday parcs employ staff to organise entertainment during high season in July and August. The programmes vary from simple sporting events to full day time and evening activity programmes with something for all the family. Please see the individual parc pages for details. On some parcs the entertainment is in the local language; others use English as well. Entertainment in low season is often limited.

Equipment Damage Waiver

When you book your holiday, you have an option to pay a non-refundable damage waiver of £2.00 per day. If this is not paid, an equipment deposit of £200 (€250) in either cash or cheque is payable in resort. This is an insurance against any accidental damage or breakages to the holiday home, equipment inventory (listed opposite), including the Games Chest where available. For security reasons, cheques are preferred.

Exchange Rates and Currency

All prices include VAT on all holidays to EU countries, are shown in £ sterling and based on the exchange rate of €1.20. Travellers’ Cheques: It’s safer to carry most of your holiday money in Travellers’ Cheques. They can be replaced quickly and easily if lost or stolen – as long as you have a record of the cheque numbers. Not all parcs with currency exchange will accept certain denominations of Travellers’ Cheques. Cash: A small amount of foreign money can be very useful when you arrive abroad, as is some sterling when you return to the UK. NB Scottish Bank Notes: unfortunately these occasionally cause confusion outside UK – should you wish to take any sterling abroad, it’s probably best to take English Notes.

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Personal Cheques: Personal cheques cannot be used overseas unless as an equipment deposit. Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa and other major credit cards are widely accepted abroad and can often be used in automated cash dispensers with your PIN number. Most European countries also accept Cirrus and Maestro debit Cards. Please check before travelling.

Extra Local Charges

Some facilities, unless otherwise stated, may have extra local charges. These might include sunbeds, watersports, games and sports including table tennis, pool tables, mini-golf, tennis, squash, gym equipment, saunas and steam baths, safety deposit boxes and entry to disco or nightclubs.

Fishing

Where fishing is mentioned in the holiday parc description a permit is usually required and may be obtained locally.

Fitness to Fly

Air travel can cause problems such as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) for some people with bronchial or circulatory problems who should seek advice from their GP. For further information on DVT, ask your travel agent to check TOPical. People with other conditions may need special assistance. If you have any concerns about your fitness to fly contact your doctor for advice. For further information you can either speak to your travel agent or call the Al Fresco Reservations Team: on 0845 855 1616, calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140.

Flight Baggage Allowance

Flight operators baggage allowances vary and may change. Up to date information can be found on the airline’s website or from the Reservations Team.

Flight Payments

If your holiday includes a flight booking then you must pay the full flight costs at the time of booking which is non-refundable. Your flight inclusive holiday is thereafter bonded by our ATOL licence with the CAA. In order to comply with new government legislation concerning ATOL, you will receive a special certificate displaying our ATOL licence with your holiday documentation. Our ATOL is 10338. Most airlines require passenger API (Nationality, Passport or National Identification number and date of birth) before you check in at your airport. You will therefore be asked for this information at the time of booking.

Flowers, Fauna and Nature

Flowers, fauna and nature described in this brochure are not guaranteed.

Free Equipment Hire

Subject to availability on each holiday parc, items in our Games Chest are available for use without charge. We offer a wide selection of games and sports equipment. However, if an item is lost or broken we cannot always replace it immediately.

Housekeeping Deposit

On arrival you will be asked to pay a deposit of £70 (€100) which is refundable providing you leave your accommodation as you found it. For security reasons, UK cheques are preferred. Other arrangements on selected sites, ask our team for details.

Inoculations

Consult your doctor or health centre for the latest recommendations. Remember, some vaccinations require a course of injections so leave enough time to complete the course.

Inventory

Your Al Fresco holiday home comes fully equipped with the following items: Outdoor Equipment: Barbecue and barbecue tool set (where permitted), 4 chairs, table, parasol, parasol base (not provided with mobile homes with a fixed canopy), 2 reclining chairs (unless stated otherwise), 2 sunloungers, sunlounger table. Kitchen: Cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery, pizza cutter, wine glasses, cafétiere, kitchen scissors, ashtray, draining rack, dustbin, kettle. Set of plastic children’s plates, knives, forks, spoons, beakers. Bedroom: Blankets (duvet and sheets at Paris Est), pillows, electric fan. Please note that where 2 pin plug sockets are fitted in Al Fresco accommodation plug adaptors are included in the inventory. Cambrils Park Aloha bungalows vary from standard inventory. The following items are available to borrow from the Al Fresco reception. (Subject to availability) Iron and Ironing board / Large stock pot / Tea pot

Late Arrivals

If you are delayed and arrive after 10pm, you may have to leave your car outside the holiday parc entrance overnight and carry your belongings into the parc. If no staff are present on sites with Al Fresco representatives (see p. 124 Arriving and Departing from the Parc) you will find a message and map on the noticeboard at the Al Fresco reception. Locate your accommodation on the map, make yourself at home and your Rep will be round to see you in the morning to complete formalities. Specific late arrival procedures for your site can be obtained from our Reservations Team. For all others, see your departure documentation for instructions.

Lifeguards

Not all holiday parcs have lifeguards on duty. Please familiarise yourself with the pool depths and regulations and supervise your children when using the swimming facilities.

Local Activities

Local activities and outdoor pursuits shown in holiday parc descriptions are run by local companies and operators. Al Fresco has no involvement in these activities and is simply taking the opportunity to highlight activities that may be of interest to you. Please check your insurance documents to ensure you are adequately covered.

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Naturism Naturism is a popular French activity. Many of the beaches in France are either naturist or have a naturist area.

Parc Facilities

We show contracted months of operation of certain holiday parc facilities in the parc descriptions where information is available before the brochure goes to print. Sometimes facilities described in the brochure will be withdrawn at the discretion of the holiday parc management for reasons such as maintenance, bad weather or lack of demand. Facilities may be limited during low season. As we do not own the holiday parcs, such events are regrettably beyond our control and we will advise you before your departure if we are aware of any such events. Many parcs are very lively during peak times and much quieter in early/late season. This can effect the range and level of facilities that are open during the low season in and around the parcs. Height restrictions may apply on parc waterslides.

Parc Locations

Some parcs may be set on a hillside and therefore could be unsuitable for wheelchair users and those with walking difficulties. See individual parc descriptions.

Parc Ratings

The parc ratings in the Al Fresco brochure are the official European ratings. In France and Italy they are categorised by stars with 5-star as the highest category, Spanish parcs are classed as luxury as the highest or 1st to 3rd category.

Parc Rules

Many holiday parcs have rules and regulations as laid down by the holiday parc management and guests are expected to observe them. Your Al Fresco Representative will advise you of any relevant information at the start of your holiday. It is often customary to take an afternoon rest locally known as a ‘siesta’, especially in Spain, Croatia and Italy, so keeping things quiet during this time is appreciated. During Siesta time, parc facilities such as swimming pools, shops and reception are sometimes closed. It is also common for barriers to be closed which will prevent you from moving your car on or off the parc. As all parcs vary, please contact our Reservation Team for further information. Motorcycles, motorhomes, minibuses and campervans are not allowed on several parcs – please check with our Reservations Team for details.

Parc Size

All parcs vary in size and layout. The distance between your holiday home and parc facilities could be a long walk.

Parking On-Site

In most cases we try to ensure that you can park your car on your emplacement. However, as emplacement sizes vary from parc to parc this isn’t always possible, and in these rare situations a car parking space will be available close by. Please bear in mind that on some parcs two cars are not permitted inside the parc, and that many holiday parcs charge locally for second cars and trailers which may have to be parked on the car park.

Party Size

A number of holiday parcs may also restrict the size of your party, and Al Fresco will not accept bookings from single-sex parties of three or more people. We also limit the number staying in each of our holiday homes for your own safety and comfort – we will accept up to eight adults in our largest accommodation provided the parc accepts it.

Passports and Visas

For full details of any travel restrictions, entry and stay requirements, visa and travel advice to your particular destination, visit the foreign office website at www.fco.gov.uk/travel and the passport office website at www.passport.gov.uk for passport information. Validity If you’re a British citizen, you need a full, 10-year British passport for all holidays featured. Ordinarily holiday companies and the UK Passport Office suggest that passports should be valid for at least 6 months after you return. Each country, however, sets its own rules covering this, more information can be obtained from the embassy or consulate of the country you plan to visit. New passports Be sure to leave enough time for new applications as there can be delays at peak periods. If you are 16 or over and haven’t yet got a passport, our recommendation is that you should apply for one at least 8 weeks before your holiday. The Passport Service has to confirm your identity before issuing your first passport and will ask you to attend an interview in order to do this. You can find out current processing times by phoning the UK Passport Office recorded message on 0870 521 0410. If you hold a Commonwealth or other passport, you should phone the consulate of the country you plan to visit. Names and name changes The name on the passport must match the name on the booking, otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurances may be invalid. If someone in your party changes name after the booking is made, you must tell us

immediately so we can issue relevant documents in the new name. If you’ve already received documents or tickets, simply return them and we’ll reissue them in the correct name. (An amendment fee may be applicable). Minors There may be specific entry requirements applicable to minors (children under 18) relevant to the country you are visiting. In certain circumstances this may incur additional expenses and require separate/additional legal documentation such as an affidavit, executed by a notary public, where for example the minor is not accompanied by both parents. As these entry requirements vary for different countries you should always check with the relevant Consulate/Embassy of the country you are intending to travel to prior to booking. Failure to do so may result in you being refused entry/carriage. Visas Some countries have special rules about passports and visas. You should check with your travel agent or Al Fresco for full information. If you hold a non-EU or non-EEA passport, you should call the consulate of the country you plan to visit for advice prior to making any reservation.

Pets

Some holiday parcs allow pets on-site. Regrettably, we are unable to accept bookings from customers wanting to travel with pets.

Price

Please note that prices are in £’s and are correct at the time of printing. Prices are current when you book and may vary up or down from those listed in this brochure. Please see your travel agent or ask our Reservations Team for the most up to date prices. See section 2 of ‘Our Agreement with You’ – The Price You Pay. Prices in this brochure are valid only for holidays that return on or before 31st October 2013. Please refer to section 2 of ‘Our Agreement with You’ on page 137-138 for important information about your holiday price. What’s included in our brochure price • A return Dover-Calais or Dover-Dunkerque low season midweek off peak channel crossing for one standard vehicle and up to 9 passengers at nil supplements where indicated until 28.2.13. but excludes insurance and additional travel supplements and additional extras. If you wish to travel on a different day, route or with a different operator, additional supplements will apply – see pages 128-131. Ferry dates must coincide with dates booked in accommodation. Additional passenger and vehicle supplements are available on request. No reduction in price is applicable if this travel option is not used. • Accommodation as shown on your holiday invoice (or any final invoice issued). • The services of an Al Fresco Kids Club Rep if your holiday parc has a children’s club organised by Al Fresco. • VAT on all holidays to the EU. • The services of your Al Fresco Representative/s on selected parcs. What’s not included • Holiday insurance (which you must have). • Travel supplements (except those mentioned above). • Any supplements for pre-bookable extras. • Charges for other facilities at your holiday parc e.g safety deposit boxes, sauna, sports and equipment. • Equipment Damage Waiver. • Reimbursement to holiday parc owners for any damage to their holiday parc. • Charges made for Baby Packs. • Reimbursement for any non accidental damage to your holiday home. Any discounted holidays offered could affect the holiday package offering. Please check with our Reservations team when booking. Price Guarantee The price of your accommodation is fully guaranteed, with no surcharges. This means that once you have made your booking and paid a deposit, the total cost of your accommodation will not go up unless of course you make an amendment to your booking. Our Price Promise If at the time of booking you find the same holiday from a competitor at a lower price then simply give us a call! We will try to match their price whenever our availability permits and when the holiday details are the same. Competitor availability must be verified by an Al Fresco employee. Cannot be combined with any of our other offers e.g. loyalty, early booking or groups discount. Our Price Promise is only applicable at the time of booking. Same holiday details means the same parc, equivalent type and size of mobile home, same party size, departure date, duration, same travel options, extras and facilities. The holiday of the competitor must be available at the time of booking.

Quiet Rule

At peak times such as mid July to August some parcs can be lively, but most parcs have a ‘quiet rule’ for the comfort of all holidaymakers, which usually starts between 10pm and midnight and generally ends at 7am.

Representatives

Highly trained holiday Reps are working constantly behind the scenes to make sure your holiday goes smoothly. They are familiar with both the local area and your accommodation and will be happy to provide information about activities and offer any assistance necessary. Reps are not present on I Pini, Cambrils Park, Corsica and Paris Est as campsite staff perform check-in and support services on our behalf. On some other sites this service is shared with our sister company, Homair Vacances. See Arriving and Departing from the Parc page 132.

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calls cost 5p per minute plus network extras, see page 140

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Safety First – Your Health and Safety

It is important to remember that safety and hygiene standards in many countries differ from those taken for granted at home. Mobile Home Accommodation: We have taken advice from the UK’s leading health and safety organisations on issues that concern you and have built your mobile homes to a minimum of the EN1647 standards. We’re setting new standards for mobile home safety with the specification of room-sealed gas water heaters, carbon monoxide detectors, toughened glass in all windows and door guards fitting across the decking where design permits. Health and Hygiene: We promote good hygiene practices within the holiday parcs, but the hygiene standards in some countries may differ from those in the UK. Consult your GP before booking if you have any concerns. Swimming Pool and Beach Safety: The pool in your holiday parc may not have a lifeguard. It is therefore important to remember, especially when travelling with children, to take a few minutes to familiarise yourself and your party with the pool area on arrival. Please pay particular attention to note the pool depths and pool rules. Children must always be accompanied by an adult in the pool, including children’s pools and surrounding areas and at all other times. Familiarise yourself with any flag warning systems that may be in operation on local beaches, and take account of the local conditions. Road Safety: A high proportion of the accidents that are reported to us are road accidents. In many countries the rules of the road are different from the UK and we ask you to take extra care. Children’s Safety: Naturally the safety of our younger holidaymakers is of paramount importance. We take advice from leading UK child safety organisations and accident prevention agencies, to ensure that standards are as high as possible. Parents should check that they are happy with any parc operated clubs and children’s facilities, including playgrounds. Children must be supervised at all times. Excursion Safety: We work with excursion suppliers to ensure they operate to appropriate safety standards. Whilst every care is taken with those activities that we recommend, should you independently choose to use an alternative supplier this will be at your own risk. Scuba Diving: We strongly advise those planning on taking scuba diving training have a full medical examination in resort (which may be at an extra cost) and to consult your GP before going on holiday. If you have been diagnosed with asthma or suffer from breathing problems, you are strongly advised to consult your GP before leaving the UK about your intention of undertaking scuba diving. It is dangerous to fly less than 48 hours before or after scuba diving due to changes in pressure which may result in ‘the bends’ or even, in severe cases, paralysis. Al Fresco’s recommended insurance will cover you for dives up to a maximum of 30 metres if you are a qualified diver, or as a beginner accompanied by a qualified dive instructor. You will not be covered by Al Fresco recommended insurance if you dive alone. If you do not take out Al Fresco recommended insurance, you must ensure you have adequate cover through your chosen insurer.

Satellite TV

Many holiday parcs have a TV in the bar or games rooms. Programmes will usually be in the local language, although English language satellite channels may also be available. Channel selection is by the parc management – however, most main sporting events are usually shown.

Smoking Rules

Sustainable Tourism

We all love our holiday time, and at Al Fresco we believe future generations should also be able to enjoy visiting destinations, wildlife and environment in years to come. Al Fresco is committed to operating our holidays in a way that is sustainable for the people, communities and wildlife that live and inhabit the countries and resorts we take you to.

Swimwear

At many holiday parcs conventional swimming trunks – and not shorts/ bermudas or T-shirts – must be worn in the pool. We recommend that customers take swimming trunks on holiday instead of swimming shorts. Due to French hygiene regulation, holiday parcs will refuse entry into their swimming pools if customers do not wear lycra style swimming trunks. Some parcs also insist on bathing caps being worn in the pool. See individual parc pages for guidance.

Towel and Bed Linen Hire

Pillows and blankets are provided. Bath towels and bed linen are not provided except at Paris Est and Cambrils Park. Linen packs consisting of sheets, pillow cases and towel/s are available for hire on all holiday parcs. These must be pre-booked outside 4 weeks of departure. Beach towel hire available on all parcs except at Bi Village, Lanterna, Marina d’Erba Rossa and Cambrils Park. See page 27 for details. Bath/Beach towel hire is available at £10 for a pack of two.

Transfers

Taxi and coach transfers are not included in an Al Fresco holiday. However, transfers can be arranged for selected parcs, see page 29 and look out for information throughout the parc pages.

Travelling in a Second Vehicle

If you decide to travel in two vehicles you are required to pay a non-refundable charge of £100 for the second vehicle plus relevant ferry supplements, at the time of booking. There may be a local charge payable at some holiday parcs for parking a second vehicle on-site.

Travelling to Your Holiday Parc

Please ensure that you allow sufficient time for your journey to holiday parcs, airports, ferry ports, hotels etc. as this is your responsibility. Al Fresco will not make refunds for unused accommodation or missed pre-booked travel. However, in circumstances of illness, breakdown or unavoidable delay your holiday insurance policy may provide cover if you fail to arrive at the holiday parcs or travel departure points on time.

Washing and Drying Facilities

There is usually a charge for washing and drying machines at holiday parcs.

Weather Guides

Temperatures and hours of sunshine on the country/region introduction pages are average figures in degrees Celsius and are given as a guide only.

Yelloh! Holiday Parcs

Yelloh! Village is a consortium of independently-owned holiday parcs dedicated to offering high quality and service standards. Al Fresco is pleased to feature 5 Yelloh! parcs in France (see pages 45, 47, 52, 57 and 79).

Please be aware that some holiday parcs may operate a non-smoking policy at certain on-parc faciltiies, restaurants and bars. Smoking is not permitted in the mobile homes.

Special Needs

Let us know in advance if you require any special arrangements. Facilities for customers with special needs will vary from parc to parc – please ask for details.

Keen to work overseas with us? Whether you are just starting your career in tourism or have retired and are looking for a change in lifestyle – we could have just the job for you! Every summer we recruit a large number of people to work throughout Europe – looking after our customers and maintaining our mobile homes. It’s a challenging job – no two days are ever the same, you’re constantly on call, working without supervision but you’ll be living with some of the most beautiful places in Europe literally on your doorstep. We are also keen to hear from people with a childcare or entertainment background who would like to apply to work with Al Fresco’s Kidz Clubs and activity teams.

If this sounds like your cup of tea and you’d like to find out more, please download an application form from our ‘Join the team’ section on our website or contact the recruitment team on 0161 332 8964 or email zoebowden@alfresco-holidays.com for a recruitment pack.

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Important information Who we are

‘We’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ in Our Agreement means Al Fresco Holidays Ltd SAS, which is a member of The Homair Group of Companies. Registered office is 570 Avenue du Club Hippique, Immeuble le Derby 13097, Aix-en-Provence, 2010 B 1989 RCS Aix-en-Provence.

Our Agreement with you

Our Agreement with you sets out what you are legally entitled to expect from us when you buy our travel services. Those travel services are as advertised by us but may also have restrictions set out in Our A-Z Guide which should also be read carefully. You should read All You Need to Know A-Z Guide and these terms and conditions carefully, before you book, to see how they affect your specific travel arrangements made by us. 1. Your Travel Booking Whether you book alone or as a group, we will only deal with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence, including changes, amendments and cancellations. You must be 18 years old and possess the legal capacity and authority to book as the lead name and travel on holidays with us and take up the offers advertised by us if they are still available. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the personal details or any other information supplied in respect of yourself and any other person travelling on the booking and for passing on any information regarding the booking or any changes made in relation thereto, to all persons travelling on such booking, including but not limited to information on schedule changes or copies of booking confirmations. It is a condition of your booking with us that you and all other members of your party, including infants and children, are adequately insured on holiday. Any person who is under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult on his or her journey. You can book with us and take up the offers advertised by us if they are still available. There may be other restrictions on some offers, but these are explained in the details of those offers. When you or (if you are booking through a travel agent) your travel agent ask for your booking to be confirmed, we will confirm the booking there and then, and set aside your chosen accommodation, holiday or transport for you. Next, we will send you or your travel agent a Confirmation Invoice within 14 days. We may not be able to confirm some of our ground arrangements straight away (e.g. hotel stopovers). In these instances we may issue a Confirmation Invoice. However, a contract for arrangements that have not been confirmed on that invoice will only be made when we have sent you written confirmation that those additional arrangements have been completed. If there is any change to any of the details discussed at the time of booking, before the Confirmation Invoice is issued, we will notify you promptly of any new or changed details, including a change to the total price (if any). If any detail on the Confirmation Invoice is not correct tell us or your travel agent immediately. If there is an obvious error on the Confirmation Invoice we reserve the right to correct it as soon as we become aware of it, but we will do this within 7 days of issuing the Confirmation Invoice or, if your departure is within 7 days, no later than 24 hours before you go. If any of these changes are not acceptable then you will be entitled to a full refund. Your contract will either be with us or with another supplier of travel services and this will depend on the type of arrangements you book: Your contract will be with us if we arrange at least two or more of the following services when the services are taken together and also either cover a period of more than 24 hours or include overnight accommodation:- (a) transport; (b) accommodation; and (c) other tourist services not ancillary to transport or accommodation which account for a significant part of the arrangements. But we will need to be aware that you have made more than one arrangement with us. For all other arrangements, we are the Booking Agent for a number of suppliers. Your contract will be with the supplier and we accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions. Copies of the conditions of your contract with your supplier are available on request from us and we recommend that you ask for them and read them before you book so that you are aware of how they may affect your booking. Flight operators’ terms and conditions are available on their websites. We are the supplier’s Booking Agent, the clauses set out below that refer to your booking as a ‘holiday’ will not apply to you. When you buy an ATOL protected air package or flight from us you will receive a confirmation invoice from us (via our authorised agent through which you booked) confirming your arrangements and your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number 10338. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk. The price of your holiday includes the amount of £1 per person as part of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to the CAA. Air Passenger Duty, which is payable by all passengers departing from UK airports, is included in the price of your holiday. The price of your holiday will include the Air Passenger Duty for an economy seat. 2. The Price You Pay All prices we advertise are accurate at the date published, but we reserve the right to change any of those prices from time to time. Prices include a cost for fuel that was estimated at the time of printing; we reserve the right to add a fuel supplement to holiday prices should this increase after publication of this brochure edition. Prices can go up or down. We will be able to tell you or your travel agent the up-to-date price of your chosen travel arrangements and of any other services advertised by us before confirming your booking. We reserve the right to increase the price of your holiday after you have booked but no later than 30 days before the departure date stipulated and will forward an Amendment Invoice reflecting any changes made. If we are your Booking Agent (see section 1 above), then we, acting on behalf of your supplier, will pass on any price increase in accordance with the conditions of the contract with your supplier. For all other arrangements, after a Confirmation Invoice has been sent to you, any increase to your holiday price will be as the result of changes in our costs of supplying your holiday resulting from transportation charges, (fuel, airport charges, scheduled air fares and other transport charges which form part of our contract with the transport provider), currency fluctuations and government action. An administration charge and any relevant travel agent’s commission is included within these amounts. If the increase would be 2% or less of the holiday price shown on your Confirmation Invoice (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment charges), we will absorb the changes in our costs described above and will only pass on any increase above that level. If any change in our costs would cause a reduction in your holiday price, we will not make refunds of amounts less than 2% of your holiday price (calculated as above), but we will refund in full amounts exceeding such 2%, after deducting an administration charge of £1. If the increase is more than 10% of the holiday price (calculated as above), then : – 1. You may cancel your holiday booking within 14 days of the Amendment Invoice date and receive a refund of all monies paid to us except any amendment charges; we will only consider an appropriate refund of insurance premium paid if you can show us that you are unable to transfer or re-use your policy; and 2. The increase will be considered a Major Change as described in section 4 below and, unless you choose to cancel under paragraph 1 above, you will be entitled to the alternatives set out in section 4 for those circumstances, but in either case you will receive compensation in accordance with section 4. The price quoted on the last Amendment Invoice issued is guaranteed, unless you change your holiday booking. Any increases in our costs which occur after the last Amendment Invoice has been sent will be borne by us. 3. If we cancel your booking Your contract with your suppliers may allow them to cancel bookings. Where this occurs, we will ensure that you are promptly notified of any significant changes e.g. to airline flight or ferry times and routes, but accept no liability for the changes or costs incurred which may result. We aim to provide your holiday as booked. But if, for example, there are not enough people booked on your holiday, or you do not pay the balance of the holiday or Our Accommodation price on time, we may cancel it. We reserve the right to cancel your holiday in any circumstances but if we cancel your holiday you can either have a refund or accept a replacement holiday from us of equivalent or closely similar standard and price (if one is available). In either case, we will pay you compensation, using the scale shown (unless we cancel your holiday because you do not pay us the balance of the holiday price or because of one of the events listed in the ‘Important note – events beyond our control’) and we will always refund the difference in price if the replacement holiday is of a lower standard and price. We will not cancel your holiday less than eight weeks before you go, unless this is the result of one of the events in the ‘Important note – events beyond our control’.

4. If we change your booking details We hope that we will not have to make any change to your holiday or Our Accommodation but, because our holidays are planned many months in advance, we sometimes do need to make changes. We reserve the right to do this at any time. We will let you or your travel agent know about any important changes when you book. If you have already booked, we will let you know as soon as we can, if there is time before your departure. Flight timings shown by us are for guidance only and may change. Your Confirmation Invoice will show the latest planned timings. Your actual flight or ferry timings will be shown on your ticket (including any e ticket itinerary), which you should check carefully as soon as you receive it. Major changes to your holiday Occasionally, we have to make major changes your transport or accommodation making up your holiday with us. If we tell you about any of these changes after we have confirmed your holiday booking, you may either: - accept the new arrangements offered by us; or - accept a replacement holiday from us of equivalent or closely similar standard and price, if one is available; or - cancel your holiday with us and receive a full refund of all monies paid. Either way, we will pay you compensation, using the Compensation table shown, unless the change is for reasons beyond our control (see the ‘Important Note – events beyond our control’) and we will always refund the difference in price if the replacement holiday is of a lower standard and price. Major changes to your holiday for which we will always pay compensation, using the scale shown, may include the following changes: a significant change of destination; a change in accommodation to that of a lower category, a change in the time of your departure or return flight or ferry by more than 12 hours, a change of UK departure airport or seaport (excluding changes between London airports, London, Ebbsfleet and Ashford stations and between Dover/Folkestone ports) but see also ‘Important note – events beyond our control’. These changes are only examples and there may be other significant changes which constitute major changes. This standard payment will not affect your statutory or other legal rights. We will only make one payment for each holiday booking. These compensation payments do not apply to special offer holidays. These scales are based on how many days before your booked holidays departure we tell you of a major change. See also the ‘Important note – events beyond our control’. Period before departure when a major change is notified

Compensation payable per booking

More than 56 days Nil 29-55 days £40 15-28 days £60 8-14 days £80 0-7 days £100 If the change is not acceptable to you If any major change indicated above is not acceptable to you, you can cancel your booking. In this case, we will refund all the money you have paid us and will pay you compensation, as shown above, depending on how many days before your holiday we tell you about this change. This standard payment will not affect your statutory or other legal rights. Important note – events beyond our control Events beyond our control include: war, threat of war, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemics, health risks, technical problems with transport including changes due to rescheduling or cancellation of flights by an airline or alteration of the airline or aircraft type for reasons beyond our control or that of our suppliers; closed or congested airports or ports, hurricanes and other actual or potential severe weather conditions, and any other similar events. In February 2005 a new Europe-wide law relating to denied boarding, delays and cancellation of flights came into force. This law grants new rights to passengers including circumstances the right to cancel their flight and receive reimbursement of the cost of the flight from their airline. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from affected airlines. However, you should note that reimbursement of the cost of a flight that forms part of your holiday is the responsibility of your holiday airline and will not automatically entitle you to reimbursement of the cost of your holiday from us. 5. What happens to holiday complaints We can usually sort out any complaints you may have. But if we cannot agree, you can take the matter to an arbitrator appointed by The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Details and application forms are available from ABTA, 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ. The arbitrator will only deal with your complaint if it relates to a holiday and: • you are claiming up to £5,000 for each person or £25,000 for each booking; • you contact them within 9 months of the end of your holiday; and • your complaint does not involve major physical injury or illness in excess of £1000. This is a cheap and simple way of sorting out complaints and there are limits on the costs you might have to pay. You do not have to appear in person, but can send documents to explain your complaint. If you would like more details, please ask our Customer Service Department. If you prefer, you can take your complaint to the County Court or another suitable court. 6. Your Financial Protection The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 require us to provide security for the monies that you pay for the package holidays booked from us and for your repatriation in the event of our insolvency. We provide this security by way of a ATOL (number 10338) for holidays including flights and by ABTA for packages which do not include flights. In order to comply with ATOL regulations, we will supply you with our certificate with your holiday documentation. 7. Our responsibility for your holiday We will arrange for you to receive the services that make up the holiday that you choose and that we confirm. These services will be provided either directly by us or through independent suppliers contracted by us. We are responsible for making sure that each part of the holiday you book with us is provided to a reasonable standard and as was advertised by us (or as changed and accepted by you). If any part of your holiday is not provided as described and this spoils your holiday, we will pay you appropriate compensation (see the ‘Important note – events beyond our control’). We have taken all reasonable care to make sure that all the services which make up the holidays advertised by us are provided by efficient and reputable businesses. These businesses should follow the local and national laws and regulations of the country where they are provided. However, overseas safety standards are generally lower than in the UK, for example few hotels yet meet EC fire safety recommendations even in Europe. 8. Personal Injury 1 Except where we are providing Our Accommodation, this section covers injury, illness or death while you are using the holiday services that we have arranged for you. We have no direct control over the way our suppliers provide their services but everyone employed or contracted by us or by our suppliers is expected to carry out their duties properly. If they do not carry out their duties properly (or at all) and that fault results in your injury, illness or death, we may make a payment to you. We will not make any payment if your injury, illness or death was caused by an event or circumstances which the person who caused it could not have predicted or avoided even if they had taken all necessary and due care. We will not make any payment if your illness, injury or death was your own fault. If we do make a payment, it will be similar to one you would receive under English law in an English court. Note: We will make such payments for injury, illness or death on the basis that you are expected to accept that: 1. You must tell us and the supplier involved about your injury or illness while you are in the resort (see section 13). You should also write to our Customer Services at the address given in our A-Z Guide­about your claim within three months of coming home from your holiday to allow us to investigate it properly. Please include a letter about your injury or illness from your doctor if you can. 2. You should transfer to us any rights you have against the supplier or any other person. 3. You should co-operate fully with us if we or our insurers want to enforce those rights. 4. Any payments we make may be limited in accordance with international conventions.

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We ask you to transfer your rights to us so that we can claim back from suppliers any payments we make to you, plus any legal or other costs. We will not make a profit from this. If we get back from the supplier more than we have paid you plus these costs, we will give the extra money to you. 8. Personal Injury 2 Except where we are providing Our Accommodation, this section covers damages, injury, illness or death which is not connected with the arrangements made by us. If you or someone on your holiday booking is injured, falls ill or dies while taking part in an activity which is not part of the holiday, or you need to incur unpredictable extra expenses for which we are not liable (see ‘Important note – events beyond our control’) we will try to help if we can. For example, we can help by: • providing translation services • communicating with authorities and others in foreign resorts • recommending foreign lawyers (if necessary) • explaining the procedures you should follow • telling you of any time limits We will help everyone on your holiday booking up to a total cost to us of £5,000 as long as the following conditions are met: 1. You must ask us for help within three months of coming back from holiday. 2. You must make a claim under your insurance policy’s legal expenses or other appropriate section. You must show us proof that your insurance company has received your claim and, if you get back the cost of legal or other expenses, you must repay us any money we have spent in helping you.

Your Agreement with Us 9. Your contract By asking us or your travel agent to confirm your booking, you are accepting on behalf of all persons travelling on this booking that the terms of this Agreement, which incorporate the information, restrictions and obligations set out in our A-Z Guide, and the conditions of any terms and conditions of carriage – see Conditions of Your Ticket below ­– constitute the entire agreement between us with regard to your booking and your travel arrangements. You also consent to our processing personal information about you and other members of your party. Your contract with us is subject to the laws and jurisdiction of England and Wales. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales over any claim or matter arising under or in connection with your contract with us. You may however choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you are resident in either of these jurisdictions but not to any other law and/or jurisdiction. 10. Paying for you­­­r travel arrangements You will be required to pay a deposit to us when you book unless this is within ten weeks of departure when the full amount for the booking is payable. The deposit amount will be specified by us or your travel agent when your booking is made. Please note your booking deposit may be increased or there may be a charge payable for some accommodation, holidays or flight bookings where it is necessary to secure specific facilities with full payment at the time of booking e.g. specific types of airline tickets. Once confirmed, the booking deposit, additional charges paid and insurance premiums will not be refunded in the event of cancellation except in the circumstances specified in Sections 2, 3 or 4 or as otherwise required by law. Within two weeks of booking, we will send you a Confirmation Invoice showing how much you owe us. You must pay the amount on the last Invoice issued by us, no later than ten weeks before you go on holiday. If you don’t, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled and to charge you a cancellation charge up to 100% of the total on that last Invoice, in accordance with the scale in section 12. If you pay money for your booking to a travel agent appointed by us, they will hold that money as our agent from the time they receive it until they pay the money to us. Telephone bookings may incur an additional charge, check at time of booking. If payment for your booking is made by credit card or some debit cards a handling fee will apply, check fee at time of booking. 11. If you change your booking 1. If you want to amend the details of your booking such as changing a name or an optional extra we will do our best to help. An administration fee of £35 for changes made after 31.12.12 will be applied. Amendments made within 70 days of departure will be charged at £50. 2. Should you wish to amend your accommodation, parc, departure date, duration or departure point then please contact us to see if this is possible. If we can accommodate your changes, additional charges may apply due to the commercial considerations of Al Fresco or any of our suppliers as a result. 3. The price of your new holiday arrangements will normally be based on the prices which apply on the day you ask for the change. These prices may not be the same as when you originally booked. Special early booking offers, free night promotions and reductions may not be carried over from when you originally booked. 4. Name change, and/or departure details such as date and time changes are not always allowed by airlines and other transport providers whenever they are made. Whilst we will do our best to change the details of the booking, please bear in mind that most airlines and other transport providers treat name and departure detail changes as a cancellation and charge accordingly. These charges will be passed on to you. Once tickets have been issued, and sometimes even before they have been issued, any changes made to the ticket, including names or initials, will result in you having to pay for the cancelled ticket and buy a new ticket at full cost. 5. If, within 70 days of departure, you want either to change to a different holiday or you wish to change your departure date to a later date, you will have to pay cancellation charges (see section 12). If the change means we must send you new tickets, we cannot give you any refund until we have received all your old travel documents, including tickets. 6. Where we are providing Our Accommodation, and subject always to clause 11.3 above, if you are prevented from taking the holiday you have booked, you may transfer your booking to another person, provided you meet the following conditions: - You must authorise us to make the transfer; - The person to whom you transfer your holiday booking must comply with all the terms of the existing booking; - That person must accept the transfer and the terms of Our Agreement; - That person must show us new evidence of their holiday insurance, as your policy cannot be transferred to another person (and the premium cannot be refunded); - We will also charge amendment fees in accordance with section 11.1 above. This will be added to the new Invoice issued to that person; - You cannot transfer a holiday booking within 14 days of departure; and - You will remain responsible for the payment of any balance on that new Invoice should that person fail to pay it. 12. If you cancel your booking If you want to cancel your booking or part of it, you or your travel agent must advise us in writing at the address given in our A-Z Guide. The letter must be signed by the lead name on the booking and once we receive it you should expect to receive a cancellation invoice within 14 days. If you do not then please contact us to ensure your letter has been received. To cover the cost of processing your cancellation and to compensate us for the risk that we may not be able to resell your travel arrangements, we make a cancellation charge on the scale shown below. The person who made the booking is responsible for paying this charge. The size of the charge depends on when we receive your form or letter – the more notice you give, the less we will charge.

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70 days or more 43-69 days 29-42 days 8-28 days 0-7 days

Deposit* and insurance 30% 50% 90% 100%

*Where the standard deposit is increased to secure specific facilities or an additional payment has been made for transport tickets (see section 10 and 11.3 above) and these are non-refundable in whole or in part, then the scale of charges shown will be calculated based on a % of the cost of all other arrangements and the non-refundable charges will be added to that cancellation change to give the total charge. Our Accommodation is non-refundable in whole or in part. Please note that for certain travel arrangements e.g. many scheduled transport providers the cancellation charge may be higher than those shown. In certain cases including for Our Accommodation a 100% cancellation fee applies as soon as the booking is made and the ticket is issued. Please ask for full details of cancellation charges at time of booking. If you have taken out our recommended Insurance policy, you may be able to claim for the cancellation charge. You will find details on the Insurance page. If you have taken out other holiday insurance, please check your policy. 13. If you have a complaint If we are the Booking Agent, your contract with your supplier may have a complaints procedure to follow (see Section 1). If your contract is with us and you have a complaint about your holiday whilst away, you must immediately notify a member of staff locally. If they are unable to resolve the problem immediately or a member of our staff is not available, you must contact the UK office straight away by telephone/fax/email and we will endeavour to assist. If you are still not satisfied on your return home, you must write to our Customer Services at the address given in our A-Z Guide, within 28 days of returning from your holiday, so that it can be investigated further. Please write your holiday reference number on your letter, and include your daytime and evening telephone numbers. If your complaint relates to your mobile home, please include the emplacement/unit number in your letter. If you do not give us the opportunity to resolve any problem locally by reporting it to a member of staff then we may not be able to deal with any complaint on your return. 14. Conduct While Travelling We reserve the right to refuse to accept you as a customer or continue dealing with you if your behaviour is disruptive or affects other travellers or is threatening or abusive towards our staff or agents in the UK or resort, on the telephone, in writing or in person. If the Captain of your flight, ferry or any of our resort staff believes that you could be disruptive or that you are suffering from a contagious disease, they can also refuse to let you proceed with your travel arrangements or restrict your movements onboard or disembark you from a ship or aircraft. If you are disruptive this means you are not allowed to board the flight or ferry outbound from the UK, we will treat your booking as cancelled by you from that moment, and you will have to pay full cancellation charges (see section 12). If this occurs overseas then you will become responsible for your own return home and any other members of your group who cannot or will not travel without you. If you are refused carriage because of your disruptive behaviour, or you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, your airline may pass on your details and date of the refusal of carriage to other airlines for their information. This in turn may make it difficult for you to book other airline tickets. In any of these circumstances no refunds or compensation will be paid to you and we may make a claim against you for any costs and expenses incurred as a result of your behaviour e.g. the cost of diverting an aircraft or ship to remove you. Criminal proceedings may also be instigated. 15. Your accommodation Any accommodation/mobile home we arrange for you must only be used by those people named on your Confirmation Invoice (or on any Amendment Invoice issued). You are not allowed to share the accommodation/mobile home or let anyone else stay there. You are responsible for the cost of any non accidental damage caused to your accommodation/mobile home or its contents during your stay, except damage caused by persons not known to you. These charges must be met by you and may have to be paid locally. See page 126 Equipment Damage Waiver. 16. The conditions of your ticket When you travel by air or by sea, your journey may be subject to certain international conventions such as the Warsaw Convention, Montreal Convention or Athens Convention. You agree that the transport company’s own ‘Conditions of Carriage’ will apply to you on that journey. When arranging this transportation for you, we rely on the terms and conditions contained within these international conventions and those ‘Conditions of Carriage’. You acknowledge that all of these terms and conditions form part of your contract with us as well as with the transport company. You can ask us or the travel agent booking your holiday to provide you with a copy of any of the conditions applicable to your journey. We will tell you the identity of your air carrier when you book with us and if it is not known at that time or subsequently changes we will inform you as soon as possible and no later than at check-in for your flight. 17. Contacting you If you book via our website or have opted in other circumstances for us to contact you via e-mail, we will communicate with you using the e-mail address you have provided. For example, to provide your e-confirmation, e-ticket, e-cancellation, etc. We will assume that your e-mail address is correct and that you understand the risks associated with using this form of communication. Please note that you may still have to contact us via our call centre or in writing as required in our terms and conditions.

General Conditions 1. Travel Arrangements (i) All land, sea and air travel arrangements, timings and routings are provisional until confirmed with your travel documentation and may change after this due to circumstances beyond our control. (ii) Operational decisions may be taken by carriers, airports and/or port authorities and other competent authorities, resulting in delays, diversions or re-scheduling. When such situations occur this is not within our control and we cannot accept liability for them. 2. Special Requests We will always pass on any special requests and try to meet them but cannot guarantee to do so. Any special requests or requirements which you may have such as special facilities or certain medical conditions or any other requirement which is important to you should be made directly in writing to us before you book. If you require the fulfilment of your request to be a condition of your contract with us, we will have accepted only it if we write to you to confirm that your request can be fulfilled. Otherwise any such requests cannot be guaranteed by us or our suppliers, nor be included as part of your holiday contract. We will note such requests on your confirmation invoice, but this cannot be taken as an indication that fulfilment of your request has been guaranteed. 3. Administration Charge We reserve the right to levy an administration charge in certain circumstances such as returning lost property, special ticket despatch, extra administration relating to late bookings made within 7 days of departure, etc. This charge is usually £35 per booking but may be higher to cover special ticket despatch costs. This charge does not relate to any amendments made to your booking as outlined under Your Agreement with Us (3) and (4). 4. Jurisdiction (i) This contract is governed by English Law and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may however choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so. (ii) No employee or representative of this company has the authority orally to vary these terms and conditions or the information within this brochure, or company literature or to enter into verbal agreements with customers of this company. 5. Conditions and Prices The prices and conditions in this brochure apply to this brochure and are valid from December 2012. Prices are correct at the time of going to press but may vary and our current selling prices will be shown on our reservations system/website and advised at the point of enquiry on telephone bookings. Any further brochure issues will supersede these conditions and prices, as well as any information contained in the resort pages.

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y Price How to Calculate your Holida Plus for those staying longer, we have added a selection of free night deals for holidays of 10 or more nights duration. Go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/ 2013-special-offers or call

Pricing is easy with Al Fresco Our 2013 prices have reverted to a price per night format, making pricing your holiday even easier. There are great savings on 7 night holidays with up to 25% off each night of your stay. Up to 23/6/13 and after 06/9/13. 7 nights from £189 Early booking offer

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Parc Altomincio Family Park Site code ITGA09 Prices based on up to 6 people self catering except Puccini (2 adults and up to 3 children self catering). Pre bookable extras Equipment damage waiver: £2 per mobile per day. Linen packs: Double £18, single £14 each. Beach towel hire: £10 per pair. Baby pack: £3 per night 16 June – 30 August, free at all other times (subject to availability).

Price per night Mobile Home Puccini Puccini Riviera Rossini Vivaldi Riviera Vivaldi Air conditioning Luxe upgrade

25% off

Up to 13 Apr- 4 May- 24 May- 3 Jun12 Apr 3 May 23 May 2 Jun 14 Jun – – – – – – –

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15 Jun- 22 Jun- 29 Jun21 Jun 28 Jun 5 Jul 75 78 82 90 95 3 5

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160 164 178 195 201 6 8

162 166 181 200 206 7 8

3 Aug- 17 Aug- 24 Aug- 31 Aug- 7 Sep- 19 Oct 16 Aug 23 Aug 30 Aug 6 Sep 18 Oct onwards 149 158 177 181 187 7 8

135 140 154 174 178 7 8

123 128 129 144 149 7 8

88 93 102 108 112 1 3

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Prices may go up or down, please confirm at time of booking. *Available on selected dates, for free nights and 2 mobiles for price of 1 go to www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/2013-special-offers. Prices are in £’s per mobile home, per night. 7 nights or more are inclusive of a short sea ferry saver if booked by 28.02.13. Travel supplements may apply for different periods or holidays of 6 nights or less. For further travel options see travel pages 122 -131. Remember to check out: The A-Z guide on pages 132-136 and ‘Our Agreement’ pages 137-138. For terms and conditions on all offers – see page 141.

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7 night holiday not crossing date bands 8th June for 7 nights in a Puccini Riviera 7 nights at £70 per night 25% discount within price band

£490.00 -£122.50

Price you pay

£367.50

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7 night holiday crossing over date bands 26th June for 7 nights in a Vivaldi 3 nights at £112 per night (26/06 - 28/06) 25% discount within price band 4 nights at £136 (29/06 - 02/07) No % discount

£336.00 -£84.00 £544.00 -£00.00

Price you pay

£796.00

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Booking online couldn’t be easier, just visit www.thomsonalfresco.co.uk/ 201 -special-offers Our special offers page gives you up to the minute availability on 2 mobiles for the price of 1 and free night deals.

14 night holiday crossing numerous date bands including 2 free nights (see website for parcs that apply) for pricing example only Free nights are always the cheapest nights on the price panel before discount 26th June for 14 nights in a Vivaldi 2 nights at £112 per night (26/06 - 27/06) £224.00 Free night discount -£224.00 1 night at £112 per night (28/06) £112.00 25% discount within price band -£28.00 7 nights at £136 (29/06 - 05/07) £952.00 No % discount -£00.00 4 nights at £178 (06/07 - 09/07) £712.00 No % discount -£00.00 Total saving -£252.00 Total for accommodation £1748.00 Loyalty bonus (if applicable) -£75.00

We may have available free nights under our normal 7 night minimum duration. Please call our reservations team on 0844 774 1515* Don’t miss our wonderful new parc at Paris Est on page 80. It is especially suitable for short stays and can be enjoyed for a 1 night stopover or for enjoying the magic of Disneyland® Paris before or after your main holiday.

Multi Centre

With a multi-centre stay you get the best of both world’s in one holiday. Why not spend a week in the south of France followed by a few days on the beaches of Corsica? Pricing a multi centre stay could not be easier: simply add the relevant nights including discounts. Please call our reservations teams for any free night offers for longer, multi-centre holidays. To Book call 0844 774 1515

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k Before You Boo When you are ready to book please have the following details to hand. • Full names as they appear on the passport and dates of birth of all party members with the address, telephone details and email address of the party leader. • Your choice of holiday parc, date of travel and holiday duration. • Your preferred choice of Al Fresco mobile home: Puccini, Bellini, Rossini or Vivaldi range. • Your preferred method of travel: channel ferry, Eurotunnel, rail or Fly ’n’ Hire. • Details of vehicle make, model, height and registration number. Bicycles, roof box or trailer: If you would like to take bicycles (rear mounted or on a roof rack), a roof box or trailer please let us know so that we can arrange the correct space on the ferry for your channel crossing. Failing to do so may result in additional costs charged to you at the port or in the ferry operator refusing carriage. • Your choice of travel insurance. If you have alternative insurance cover then please let us know the emergency telephone number and provider. Please note that your travel documents will not be released until we have received your insurance details. • Your previous booking references or holiday details for Loyalty Bonus to be applied. • Credit/debit card details. 140

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Remember our flexible payment plan option. Call 08 855 1 1 and select option . You can pay direct over the phone using your Visa or Delta card. No charge is made for payment by debit card. You may also pay with the above credit cards. Due to the fee levied by credit card companies, a 2.5% charge will be made on each payment using Visa or MasterCard.

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