2018 Eurocamp France Holiday Diary Part Two

2018 Eurocamp France Holiday Diary Part Two: We were very lucky to be invited to visit St Raphael in France courtesy of Eurocamp over the May half term. We had an absolutely fantastic time and you can read all about our opinion in our review post. However what did we actually get up to? Well the answer is a lot, you can read the first half of our week here.

Wednesday – Today we decided to drive to the Camargue. We knew the weather forecast was not good and that it was looking better in that direction so we took a gamble and it payed off. Driving through the flats was very peaceful. It’s full of rice fields and sunflowers – not that they are out yet. Much to my disappointment.

A little further in we came to the white horses. Many roam free like the New Forest ponies although there are also a lot of riding schools. We headed down to Saintes Maries-de-la-mer where we caught a glimpse of flamingos in the wild. Which was probably the highlight of my day.

In Saintes Maries-de-la-mer  we stopped for a bite to eat and to souvenir shop. There’s a church in the middle and lots of little places to eat and drink. Buy their famous red rice and salt. We decided to head over to see the salt mounds which is about half an hours drive away. On route we saw some young bulls on route being grown ready for the Camargue bull fights. Despite it still being early in the season there was still a considerable amount of salt.

Since the weather was looking brighter we stopped in Arles on the way home to see the amphitheatre. We caught it at just the right time of day as the sun was low in the sky.

Thursday – chasing the good weather we drove up to Monaco. I was excited by the fact that it would mean that legally we would visit a different country! Although I don’t think we will but our target of ten this year.

We visited the casino and had a look inside. It was very impressive but probably lost on the boys. Before heading over to the Palace to watch the changing of the guard. Since the Grand Prix was a few days ago they are still taking down all race fences and barriers. Which gave Hubby the opportunity to drive the circuit in our car. It was too good an opportunity to miss. I filmed the whole thing so if you want to see what its like then check out my youtube channel. I am glad we got their early as it was very busy by lunchtime.

After lunch on the go we headed out of Monaco to Menton which is almost on the Italian border. We spent the afternoon playing on the beach. It’s such a pretty town with the multi coloured buildings over looking the bay. There was lots of restaurants that lined the beach which was light grey pebbles in some places and corse sand in others.

Friday – Our last full day without any travel. Its hard to believe we have been here a week already. Today was spent on site. In the morning we went to a little inside pool area designed specifically for under 7s.

We were lucky enough to have the place to ourselves for the whole morning. There was three little slides, a snake that sprayed water and some buckets which would catch you unawares. The water was warm and just the right depth. There was plenty of sunbeds both inside and outside. It completely wore Kipper out who then slept for a couple of hours while Monkey set off to the big pool with Hubby.

In the afternoon we made the most of the free facilities in the camp site playing in the play area and trying our hand at boules. Dinner consisted of pizza and chips from the takeaway in the sun while enjoying happy hour at the bar. It was a pretty perfect last day.

Saturday – I woke early to get everything packed. I am not sure how things multiply so much while you are away!

We drove about six hours to the last stop of our holiday which was very close to the Swizz border Domaine de Chalain Campsite. It had a huge lake which the boys enjoyed playing in for a couple of hours. The parc had a nice feel to it with lots of trees nestled amongst the cliffs. They also had a BBQ which we had for dinner making use of the onsite shop. We really noticed how it cooled down in the evenings.

Monkey was really taken with the venue and has asked we look at a lake holiday next time. Sunday was spent driving home to a ton of washing but with a computer full of photos of our brilliant holiday and a heart full of memories. For me this is what it is all about.

If you would like to read the first part of our week it can be found here – 2018 Eurocamp Holiday to France Holiday Diary Part One. We even made a video of out time away:

 

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38 Comments

  1. June 17, 2018 / 10:03 am

    I find the difference in architecture in countries so fascinating. Their buildings are so colourful with different angles. My two would have loved anything to do with water play but they’ll have to settle with a swimming lesson tomorrow. Must start thinking of a holiday though with them.

  2. June 17, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    Driving the race circuit is such a good idea! I’m also jealous that you saw Flamingos in the wild.

  3. June 18, 2018 / 5:10 am

    I’m so glad that you were able to travel along to Monaco, I really want to visit x

  4. June 19, 2018 / 6:13 am

    I so want to stay in one of the Eurocamps places now I have read your posts! I checked it out and there is one like 15 minutes away from where I grew up! I might go there for the Summer when we visit my family!!! Thanks for inspiring me!!!!

  5. June 19, 2018 / 12:21 pm

    The beach in Monaco looks beautiful and those pools look so lovely to play in. Sounds like an amazing holiday!

  6. June 19, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    I bet having the pool to yourselves was fab. Monaco looks amazing. It’s been on our bucket list for ages. Looks like you had a great week

  7. Alice Gilkes
    June 20, 2018 / 3:10 am

    Looks nice.

  8. Tracy Nixon
    June 20, 2018 / 4:01 am

    Great photos – looks fab!

  9. June 20, 2018 / 5:13 am

    It looks like such a relaxing and fun holiday! The buildings are so colorful, I love it. #BloggerClubUK

  10. June 20, 2018 / 7:48 am

    Such lovely photos! This post makes me want to get out there and start travelling again. Thank you for the motivation!

  11. June 20, 2018 / 10:02 am

    Oh wow I’d so much love a holiday here the beaches and architecture are lovely . Somewhere I’ve never been unfortunately as I have a phobia about flying. France looks so appealing. You have some lovely photo’s and looked like you had a great time .

  12. June 20, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful, fun holiday in a lovely place. The buildings are beautiful. So colourful 🙂

  13. Annabel Greaves
    June 20, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    I love the sound of these holidays, great for the family

  14. June 20, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    Wow looks like you had an amazing time and lots of opportunities to fill your boys holiday with lots of culture! I went on a Eurocamp holiday when I was 15 and it was one our best family holidays! x

  15. June 20, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Ive always wanted to try eurocamp. it looks and sounds amazing #BloggerClubUK

  16. Emma Walton
    June 21, 2018 / 8:49 am

    France is a country that I have never had any desire to visit but I have to admit, it looks very nice!

  17. Gerri Tennant
    June 22, 2018 / 8:13 am

    We love France too and are going on a three generation family holiday to Eurocamp in September to Saumur and then onto Versailles can’t wait. Love this article to build the picture, thanks.

  18. Ren Taylor
    June 23, 2018 / 6:38 am

    Looks like such a lovely place and how wonderful to have the pool to yourselves! Great photos 💛

  19. Rosemary Tily
    June 23, 2018 / 12:28 pm

    What a wonderful holiday, brilliant photos and lovely memories for your two delightful little boys!

  20. Margaret Gallagher
    June 23, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    Amazing one day ill experience this for myself

  21. June 24, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    Monaco looks amazing, how fab that you got to visit. I love the look of Eurocamp for families, it looks like they have something for everyone x

  22. June 24, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    I love how vibrant and bright this city looks in your photos!! And how amazing to see flamingos – believe it or not I’ve never seen a real life one before. I would love more animals to roam free in the UK.
    Stelle Xx

  23. June 24, 2018 / 9:19 pm

    You are making me want to pack my family up and go x your holliday sounds amazing and you tage great shots

  24. June 25, 2018 / 9:19 am

    Oh I LOVE Monaco! I had the most amazing summer there in my late teens, one of the best summers of my whole life actually. It’s incredible! What an amazing time you had!

  25. June 25, 2018 / 9:55 pm

    I have loved reading all of your Eurocamp posts and I now feel like this is something we can try as a family. Before reading your posts I wasn’t sure but you have obviously had such a fab time and I know that my family would love it too! Thanks for sharing x

  26. June 26, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    Ah I do love an action packed holiday. #bloggerclubuk

  27. June 26, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    I’m just in the middle of researching and planning our own eurocamp adventure for next summer so this post is really helpful thank you, I hope we have as much fun as it looks like you all did.

  28. June 26, 2018 / 9:17 pm

    I really want to go there! France is on my travel bucket list anyway but now I really want to go and take the kids with me. It just looks like such a lovely place to have a family vacation! #BloggerClubUK

  29. paula cheadle
    June 28, 2018 / 10:14 am

    looks like a fantastic place to go, plenty to see and do, need this when you have small children

  30. Ren Taylor
    June 29, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    Sounds lovely and great pics… I’ve been to Saintes Maries-de-la-mer years ago…very nice place 💛

  31. paula cheadle
    July 2, 2018 / 8:25 am

    it looks like a fun place to go with kids, I wish I could go

  32. Susan B
    July 2, 2018 / 9:33 am

    How wonderful that looks. As well as having loads of fun, it is good for children to see and experience places and things that are different.

  33. Caroline Tokes
    July 3, 2018 / 12:20 pm

    Looks like you had a amazing time

  34. Emma C
    July 10, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    Wow what a varied holiday with lots packed in!

  35. Samantha O'D
    July 14, 2018 / 9:39 am

    Looks lovely! great photos

  36. Rebecca Whatmore (@0zzyhog)
    July 17, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    Looks beautiful – definitely worth a visit!

  37. Rosemary Tily
    July 19, 2018 / 3:47 pm

    It looks as though it was well worth the effort of getting there. A brilliant experience for the children and lovely memories of sunny beaches for you and your husband.

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