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15/04/2013 at 10:00
Who was it on Hitched that was going to a campsite near Disney Paris this year?
We were just going to holiday at home this year but I am sick of waiting for the weather to improve and now want to go away! But budget is miniscule. I found something within our budget for a fortnight's time to the area we usually go to in Spain but it coincides with my big scan date and they cant find me another one :o(
So, the only other flights that I can find that are reasonable are to Paris from 8-15 May, and that campsite is very reasonable; we could also afford a night in Disney but I'm not sure if it'd be the right thing to do or not. We never did beach holidays before Miss CV but now we have her (she's 3.5), beach holidays have always just been so easy and relaxing - find a nice apartment with a pool and a balcony, split time between there and the beach; somewhere nice for dinner in the evening and then home for some wine on the balcony while she sleeps. I'm not sure how we'd fill our time for a week if the weather was grim. Also, spending money - the place in Spain is minutes from the beach so I reckoned we could do it very cheaply - the apartment was close enough to pop back there for lunch and a breather from the sun in the afternoon (we usually eat out for lunch as well as dinner just to get a break from the sun) so we'd have just been budgeting for dinner each evening. A week in France is bound to be really expensive, isn't it?
Any thoughts would be much appreciated! MRML!
16/04/2013 at 11:28
We did a week in France near Disney in September 2011. The site we stayed on had play parks, a boating pond, man made beach, nice walks. We were a couple of hours from Disney and did 2 nights there. The weather wasn't great but we still had a great time. We had raincoats as well as tshirts.
We went swimming ever day, play park and a walk. On the nicer days we played on the beach, went out on rowing boats one afternoon. We stayed in a caravan which had decking and a garden area. The kids were happy kicking a ball about there while H and I watched and read books.
In the evening we would settle the children then sit on the decking (wrapped in blankets!) drinking wine and eating nice French food!
16/04/2013 at 13:15
Hi! Might be me you're thinking of. We're off to the same site LR is talking about on the 15th May, Berny Riviere, with Keycamp. We went years ago too but I think it's all changed now. We're driving and sailing over on the 13th, doing Disney on the 14th and 15th staying in the Santa Fe hotel then driving to the campsite that night and doing 7 nights on the site. We're not expecting the weather to be great but the long distance forecast is looking good so far. There's loads for the kids to do - cos it's term time everything is catered for toddlers so there's a kids club for pre 5's, learn to swim and learn to ride a bike scheme. We're probably going to go to Parc Asterix one of the days too and hopefully it will be dry and we can have BBQ's most days. They have an indoor pool so if the weather isn't great they can still go swimming every day.
We were around £300 for the week including the ferry, that's in a 3 bed caravan with decking, can't argue with that :-)
I do lurk on DW now and again and I've seen a similar topic come up on there and a few people said the site was rubbish and to avoid but Tripadvisor reviews are fine and I think it just depends what you're looking for out a holiday
16/04/2013 at 13:23
Also, we never spend much going to France. We love the food in the supermarkets so tend to do a big shop in the hypermarket when we get there which I don't count as spending money as I'd be doing a big shop if I was at home and we live on french bread, cheese and hams, BBQ's, salad etc for the week. We have the odd meal out at lunch time if we're out and about but it's never that expensive and a take away some nights from the campsite takeaway but it's normally just chips to go with something we'll make in the caravan. Our main expense will be at Disney for the 2 days.
We went to France a couple of years ago, very last minute when I'd just had a MC so had little spending money. We took £100 in cash, used our debit card for the supermarket shop, and weren't short of money, Didn't scrimp either. That got us drinks and ice cream at the pool, lunch out a couple of days and fresh croissants and crusty bread each morning.
Here's the long distance forecast www.accuweather.com/.../165873
16/04/2013 at 15:30
We did similar to Ally meals wise. Think we got a pizza take away one night, pasta and garlic bread, BBQ, noodles. The kitchen is basic but enough to through together a meal. We took £700, spent £250 in Disney and think we brought £100 home.
16/04/2013 at 15:43
Thanks very much for the replies Ally and LR - it's given me something to think about. I don't *need* sun but just thought that possible grim weather plus France in general equalled mega spending money!
16/04/2013 at 17:12
We found going swimming every morning, a play outside then lunch meant the kids were ready for a nap in the afternoon so I'd sit outside and read and H would go and do archery or go a run for a hour. We also took the MacBook with a few movies downloaded which was good on the colder evenings.
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