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Discover Benelux | Special Theme | Summer Holiday Escapes
A star destination to lift the mood Here's a camping that belongs to a very exclusive kind of high end holiday destination with its four stars, top notch equipment and premier quality services. Open all year round, the camping Beaulieu has a lot to offer. TEXT: HARUN OSMANOVIC | PHOTOS: BEAULIEU
Located ten minutes from the Vieux Port of La Rochelle it has all the charms of the French countryside with the advantages of a touristic site accessible by bike or through La Rochelle’s bus network, and nearby grocery stores. The facilities of the Beaulieu camping are outstanding. Between April and November, regardless of the weather, dive into the twenty-eight degrees heated water of the semi covered pool. At one end, enjoy the balneotherapy spa bath whilst the kids paddle nearby, at the other end let the teenagers play down the slides. Whether you come with the entire family or simply with your significant other, the camping Beaulieu can accommodate your needs with its large range of rentals – cot-
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tages from one to six persons with television and a covered terrace, or tent and recreational vehicle places with wireless internet throughout the camping. After the holiday season stress, with a year of work starting over, taking a well-deserved break becomes salutary and Beaulieu is never out of activities to let off steam. The sauna, Jacuzzi or an hour with the camping's masseuse will sure take care of it. If you are in it for the Frenchness and sightseeing, make sure to plan a trip to the three towers of La Rochelle built between the 13th and 15th century right on the waterfront, a delightful ballade by the ocean. The island of Ré is also a few minutes away from the camping Beaulieu
and will be ideal for an exploration trip with the family as it hosts a series of historical monuments. Finally, many will have childhood memories of Fort Boyard, which is only a few minutes off the coast from La Rochelle and will make for a fun trip with the kids. Obviously the culinary junkies will be fixed as well with the local mussels, oysters and sea food specialties, famous Pineau wines and Cognac liquor. As the weather gets moody in the lands we live in, the timing couldn't be better to reload by the ocean or look forward to you summer trip, where the sun is nearer and a smile just a dive away. www.camping-la-rochelle.com
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