Aquitaine is nothing but regal from the chateau vineyards of Bordeaux to the seaside playground of the Emperors of Biarritz. Be royally entertained wherever you go and whatever you do. Surfing on the Atlantic seaboard, exploring romantic wooded valleys, or simply soaking up the sunshine.
Mediterranean beaches, fascinating places steeped in history and culture. Plus, of course, all the vibrancy of modern life and exciting entertainment – all to be enjoyed in the warm sunshine that Languedoc is so famous for. Roussillion, for many the perfect French holiday destination with long sunny days and sun-baked vineyards.
Everything you’ve ever imagined…and much more besides. The glamour of the ‘French Riviera’ on the magnificent Cote d’Azur. The breath taking beauty and traditional charm of rural Provence. The shimmering blue seas and golden beaches of Corsica. Find a France you’ll never forget.
One of the sunniest climates in France, and a coastline that’s virtually one endless beach is the beautiful Vendee. Inland, there are scented pine forests and charming countryside scattered with picturesque villages and renaissance towns. Further down the coast the picturesque Charente Maritime, a stunning backdrop to a diverse choice of activities and attractions.
With around 1,700 miles of coastline, no wonder this is one of the most popular destinations for seaside holidays. In North Brittany, sandy little coves, rolling dunes, broad golden beaches, majestic granite cliffs – with fascinating inlets and harbours to explore. And away from the coast? In South Brittany, tranquil countryside and picturesque Breton villages that will totally delight you.
Normandy is remembered for the epic D-Day landings…but its rich history dates back to William the Conqueror. Today, it wins the hearts of holidaymakers with a wealth of attractions. So too, does Champagne. So essentially French, and sparkling in every sense. As for Paris? Well, need we say more.
The ‘Garden of France’, Loire is an enchanted land of fairy-tale castles and spellbinding scenery. Likewise Dordogne, with rivers gently meandering through sleepy villages of golden stone. Just as captivating is Jura, climbing up to Switzerland. What do they all share? A gourmet feast of fine wines and foods.
|A mixture of beach, harbour, breath-taking gardens and authentic old town makes Menton one of the most popular destinations in the region.|
|Velib is a self service bike system available 24 hours a day and perfect for getting around some of France’s biggest cities.|
|When in France it would be rude not to have a bowl of traditional onion soup. A beef based broth full of onions cooked until soft and sweet then covered with cheese and baked in the oven.|
With a well-deserved reputation for the most varied cuisine and the best wines in the world, France makes eating an art form. Market stalls and small town delicatessens around the parks are crammed with the finest picnic ingredients from pastries and pâté to cooked meats and a fair selection of the country's 365 different kinds of cheese.
You can begin your day with a breakfast of coffee, fresh baguette, brioche or croissant from the campsite bakery then work your way through local menus sampling, say, noisettes d'agneau and liqueur-splashed crêpes flambés.
Every province has its own specialities often appearing as a 'plat du jour', a good value option in many bars and restaurants.
From your campsite you can visit cosmopolitan cities and medieval villages, culture and sightseeing, lakes and beaches, activities and adventure, food and wine, history and cutting edge modernity France seems to have it all.
Paris is unsurpassed for shopping, sightseeing and sampling all kinds of food. Home to the Eiffel Tower and the can-can, narrow alleys hiding cafes and art galleries, and wide boulevards lined with designer boutiques. Make dreams come true with a visit to nearby Disneyland Paris.
If it's a beach-bound camping holiday in France you're after then take a look at our holiday parks dotted around the North, West and South coasts. There are more than two hundred beaches and twenty percent of France's coastline wrapping this Mediterranean beauty.
Surf the Atlantic rollers on the west coast beaches, buy fresh fish from the bustling fishing ports in the North, lap up the glitz and glamour of the south coast, or explore Medieval chateaux.
Add water sports, biking, fishing, cycling, horse-riding to the list and you're starting to get a taste of what's on the menu on Al Fresco's French camping holidays.
Camping holidays in France are a firm family favourite.
Air Pollution Certificate
The French government has introduced an environmentally friendly system in Paris which aims to reduce pollution. The result is, all cars driving through the centre of the famous city will now need an Air Quality Certificate (a pollution sticker) or face a possible fine. However, it’s easy for tourists to avoid this.
By registering online, you can have a pollution sticker forwarded to you in the post. Tourists can visit the official Air Quality Certificate website to apply for their pollution sticker.
We’re always eager to ensure our customers’ holiday arrangements run smoothly, so please be aware of this new law for 2017 when booking your trip to French campsites around Champagne and Paris, including La Croix du Vieux Pont and Paris-Est.
Air Quality Certificate
From the 16th January 2017 in central Paris, all vehicles will be required to display a pollution sticker between 8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday.
All road vehicles, which includes two or three-wheeled varieties, are expected to follow to this new law. The sticker is provided based on your vehicle type and is classed by its environmental qualities (the pollutants it emits).
Based on the local government’s new law, there are 6 varieties of stickers which are provided to vehicles. Please call us on 0161 332 8900 for further information.