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07/01/2013 at 15:11
Has anybody done these?
We're thinking of doing this somewhere in Southern France, possibly the Dordogne, in eary July and these places look good but I have some concerns -
I like home comforts so would go for one of the lodges/static caravans instead of a tent - are these any good?
Is it going to be full of French people? Nothing against the French but as F is an only child, it'd be great if she can interact with some other English speaking children.
Any other comments or recommendations gratefully received.
07/01/2013 at 15:15
No, but I keep meaning to look at their website! I'm definitely more a lodge/static caravan person than a tent. I'd be interested in any replies you get too.
07/01/2013 at 15:32
There's Eurocamp too.....
07/01/2013 at 21:00
Hi! We go on Keycamp holidays every year. Their caravans are fab, we always go for the mid to higher range ones, they have all the home comforts - full fridge freezer, microwave, decent sized bedrooms etc. You can get ones with decking too which are lovely for sitting out at night and the ones in southern France have air con too I think. There will be loads of British families there. The last 2 years we have gone to a small site in Brittany which is mainly French people but all of the Keycamp caravans were Brits.
Eurocamp and Keycamp are the same company, just incase you didn't know this. I always get quotes from both but Keycamp are normally cheaper. Have never noticed a difference in the service or standard of caravans though. Oh and remember Quidco for cashback if you use it
Let me know if you think of any other questions :-)
We're off to one near Paris in May so we can do Disneyland - bargain at £300 for the week incl the ferry!
07/01/2013 at 21:06
Thanks for that Ally. Didn't know about them being the same company. Eurocamp seem to have more resorts so I suspect that'll be helpful.
07/01/2013 at 21:20
Not current info but as a child we went on holiday camping to France with Keycamp, and another company I cannot remember the name of, every year for 12 years. We absolutely loved it. We graduated from tents to caravans about 5 years in and the mobile homes even then were very comfortable and pretty spacious. We never went to the same place twice but in particular loved the south and also the Loire Valley. There was always a great mix of nationalities probably only about 50% being French. Great childhood memories for me
07/01/2013 at 21:59
I think they class themselves as sister companies but they all work out of the same offices and are part of the same holiday group. We're going on holiday with my parents in May, us with Keycamp, them with Eurocamp lol. Somehow that was the cheapest option for them!
07/01/2013 at 22:04
We've done key camp and Eurocamp, mobiles are good- parks vary in terms of quality of facilities and pitch sizes/closeness etc, but I do check on trip advisor. We're going to a site on the west coast (Vendee region) this summer which only has good reviews, had no negative reviews at all on TA. It's called la garangeoire if you want to google it to see, I'm quite excited!
I haven't been to south of France ones so can't comment on sites there, we've stayed further north.
07/01/2013 at 22:07
La Garangeoire is fab Cat, we stayed there 4 or 5 years ago pre kids. Went to Les Sables D'olonne for the day and it is stunning. Only negative for us on the site was the lighting walking back at night. Couldn't see a thing! Hopefully they've improved that a bit since lol. I'm surprised we found our way back when the bar shut :-)
07/01/2013 at 22:14
Thanks Ally, I really can't wait! We have torch apps on our phones, so will use them if it's still very dark!
07/01/2013 at 22:20
Ah very true. Smart phones weren't around when we went lol :-)
08/01/2013 at 06:36
We did Eurocamp in June 2011.
We found there to be lots of Irish families at our camp who were really friendly. There were also quite a few German and Swedish families too. But no shortage of people to talk to. If you take advantage of the kids clubs I'm sure Florence will have a lovely time. They were doing all sorts of activities at ours from feeding lambs to tumble tots to arts and crafts. The pool area was fab too. There was a lovely playground too.
Our camp was in Brittany though. It rained every day but one out of the week we were there, but we still had a great time. Oh and we stayed in a mobile home type thing. It was quite spacious, the bathroom only had a shower, but we'd taken a big plastic box and filled that with water for the boys to bath in. We had a deck which was great and when it wasn't raining we ate all our meals out there.
08/01/2013 at 21:04
Thanks everybody, that's really helpful. Now to convince MrBoB.....
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