Category Archives: France

Glisten domes – luxury camping in the South of France from £75 a night


A new concept in luxury camping these beautiful domes can  be found on spacious, friendly camp sites in the south-west of France. Designed with space and comfort in mind the domes feature hanging beds for the children, comfy Fatboy bean-bags, proper king-size beds with high-quality mattresses and a  covered, substantial al fresco dining area with a state-of-the-art ‘plancha’ gas cooker for all your dining needs.

Glisten Camping hand picked Col d’ibardin as the first site to feature these luxury domes (Biarritz closest airport). On site there are kids and grown up pools, a kids’ club and activities, sports and games for teenagers and reliable clean facilities. New for 2015 is Domaine Des Mathevies Campsite in the Dordogne where you can canoe, pony trek, cycle, walk…the choice is yours.

Peak season there is a 7 night minimum stay but outside of this time guests can book a minimum of 2 nights arriving on your day of choice. Prices start from £75 a night in the low/mid season and weekly prices start at £399 in the low season, £497 mid, £595 high and £856 peak. Season starts 1 April 2014 at Col d’bardin and 1 May at Domaine Des Mathevies. Domes sleep 6 people (4 adults max).

Glisten Camping | Luxury Camping South of France.

Save up to 20% on summer holidays with Siblu

Book before the 31 January 2015 and save up to 20% on your Siblu summer holiday.

Siblu Villages offer great facilities at great prices with free children’s clubs, amazing pool complexes, play areas and entertainment included with every holiday. Find a two week family holiday from £1,159 in August, and from only £1,787 on the south coast of France. And there is no better time to book. Not only is there up to 20% savings, you can also save 5% travelling with Brittany Ferries. Fuel prices are falling here and in France plus the value of the Euro falling against the pound makes France a great summer destination.

All kids love spending time in the pool.  An exciting new aqua splash zone will open for summer 2015 at Les Charmettes, Charente Maritime where you can save £197 on your holiday.  14 nights start from £1,780 for four people staying from 1 August 2015.

There is also a new heated outdoor pool, waterslide and aqua splash zone at Les Sables du Midi holiday village in Languedoc. Stay from £1,641, a saving of £410 for a family of four from 18 July 2015.


Ski Famille is offering child reductions, free child passes & single parent savings


With family ski specialist Ski Famille you will stay at carefully chosen family ski chalets in the Alps with high quality childcare on offer. Ski Famille has some great family ski deals including child reductions of up to 75%, free child passes and Single Parent Savings. With the exception of the Single Parent Savings which are available across the whole winter on some of their rooms, the child reductions and free child passes are on selected dates in certain resorts.

In 2012 Ski Famille were ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2012 Junior Mafazine design awards in the ‘Best Family Tour Operator category.

Family Ski Offers – Family skiing deals & Ski Chalet offers | Ski Famille.

Huge savings on 4* South of France holiday villages this summer | Siblu

Siblu is offering up to 35% off at selected four-star holiday villages in the South of France at the start and end of the school summer holidays. Siblu owns 14 holiday villages across France with more than 25 activities available at every holiday village, lifeguarded pools,  free children’s clubs and entertainment included. Typical offers to the South of France include:

– save £411 on a Mediterranean seven night stay starting 26 July at La Carabasse holiday village on the Languedoc coast. Holidays from £765.

– save £306 on a seven night coastal stay starting 19 July at Les Charmettes village in the region of Charente Maritime. Holidays from £587 for a family sharing a two-bedroom mobile home.

– save £343 on a seven night stay from 26 July at Le Montourey on the Cote d’Azur. Prices start from £637.

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Camping France 5* with tennis courts, go-karts from 247 euros late August Vendée | Camping La Garangeoire


Garangeoire is a 5 star campsite set in 200 acres of conservation area in the Pays de la Loire (Vendée). Garangeoire has 356 pitches, including 181 equipped with chalet or mobile-homes The Vendée area is typified by marshlands, hedged farmlands, small fishing villages and seaside resorts. The campsite is just 12 kilometres from sandy beaches.

On site there is a riding stable and a range of sports activities including cycle hire, archery, go-karting, heated pools, water slides, petanque, mini-golf, free tennis courts April, May and September and football training. Two kilometres away is Le Grand Defi adventure park with tree climbing and zip wires.

A camping pitch late August is from 246.50 euros arriving 23 August for 7 nights. A chalet sleeping 5/6 persons is available from 6 Sept at a special rate of 234 euros. The site is part of the Les Castels group with a range of sites across France.

Camping France 5 stars, Pays de la Loire – Vendée | camping La Garangeoire, camping Castels.

Summer family holiday deals with Siblu, Eurocamp & Canvas Holidays


There are some great summer holiday offers about at the moment – here’s 3 of the best:

Siblu is offering last-minute savings of up to 30% on summer family holidays to France. Enjoy amazing pool complexes, play areas, free evening entertainment and free children’s clubs. Siblu has a great tool on their website that allows you to instantly see what offers are available at each of their holiday villages. Special family holiday offers discounts with Siblu.

Eurocamp is offering up to 25% on holidays at selected parcs from 25th July to 29 August.  A 7 night holiday for the entire family costs fromjust £588  staying in a Classic Tent or £894 in a holiday home. Save up to 25% in late July & August |

With Canvas Holidays you can save up to a third off your accommodation in July and August – a 7 night holiday can be enjoyed from just £441 per family. Destinations such as Paris, Côte d’Azur, Lake Garda, Venice and Holland.  School holiday discounts | Canvas Holidays.

With destinations such as Paris, Côte d’Azur, Lake Garda, Venice and Holland to

Kids go free on Paris & Disneyland multi-activity holiday – book by 26 June | PGL

PGL has a great ‘kids go free’ offer on their Paris and Disneyland family adventure holiday. Combine three days of multi-activity fun with a sightseeing day trip to Paris plus park entry tickets for Disneyland Paris. Take up to two children aged five and over for free.

This holiday is based at PGL’s Château de Grande Romaine centre just 30 minutes from Disneyland. Set in 70 acres the site boasts an outdoor heated pool, a football pitch, tennis courts and a host of other activities including ropes courses, archery, a trapeze and zip wire thrills.

With this offer a family of four (2 adults and 2 children) can save a massive £890 on this seven night holiday. The price includes accommodation in an ensuite family room, all meals, use of equipment, instruction and family-friendly evening fun as well as the activities and sightseeing.

Kids go free on seven-night holidays starting 27 July, 3 August, 17 August and 24 August. Quote FAB2X when booking. Prices from as little as £978.

Great value, family friendly beach hotel île d’Oléron, France; 2 kids stay for free | Hotel Novotel

The Novotel Thalassa Sea & Spa Hotel is a great value hotel located on Gatseau  beach to the  south of the île d’Oléron, a beautiful island off the Atlantic coast of France. The hotel is in a remote location surrounded by 4942 acres of forest. Kids will love the sandy beach and during the French school holidays a Kids Club runs Monday to Friday from 3 to 12 years.

Bicycles can be rented to explore the island (connected to the mainland by a bridge) and on site there are tennis courts, table tennis, free Wi-Fi and  play areas. There are also boat trips with great views of Fort Boyard.

This hotel has availability over the school summer holidays and two children under 16 can stay free in their parents’ or grandparents room and eat the buffet breakfast for free. From 70 euros for a room sleeping four.

via Hotel Novotel Thalassa Oleron Saint Trojan: travel, stay or vacation, holiday at SAINT TROJAN LES BAINS.

First child goes half price on French Alps family activity holidays plus save 10% | Alpine Elements

Family Activity Holidays | Alpine Elements

Alpine Elements run fun-filled family activity holidays in the French  Alps and for a limited period only the first child goes half price (or save £100 per every child booked). Until the 30 May you can also save 10% off the prices shown.

French Alps family activity holidays are suited to all ages. Holidays include flights, family hotel, 3 course catering, free mountain and road bike hire for up to a week, free Active Pack and and free Kids Clubs 6 days a week. The free Active Pack includes walking and biking liftpass and a multipass for activities like tennis, ice skating, sailing, kayaking, trampolines, swimming pools and more.

Offer applies for all flights-inclusive or self travel holidays when booked with one full paying adult.  Terms and conditions apply.

via Family Activity Holidays | Alpine Elements.

5* island camping Noirmoutier; 299 euros late summer | Domaine les Moulins

Noirmoutier is a pretty island off the Atlantic coast of France. With 25 miles of sandy beaches, 80 kms of cycling and 64 kms of footpaths there are endless exploration opportunities. Situated on the edge of one of these beaches you will find Domaine les Moulins a 5 star, 5 hectare campsite offering lodges, wood and canvas tents and camping pitches. There is mini-golf, boules, table tennis, a kids playground and multisports ground as well as a  Kids’ Club, spa, hammam, swimming pool and gym.

Prices can rocket over the summer holidays so choose your date of arrival and accommodation type carefully. A holiday arriving on the 9 August costs 849 euros for a 4 person tipi.  Arrive 30 August and pay just 299 euros.

via Atypical holiday: Camping luxury upscale holiday – Vendee | Domaine Les Moulins.