Camping Bel Holiday Park
When choosing a campsite small ones really do have their advantages. They are usually of a very high standard and provide a holiday that is great for families with smaller children and Camping Bel is no exception to this rule. Just south of Nantes (which makes it quite easy to get to with a young family), overlooking the Bay of Biscay In the seaside town of La Tranche Sur Mer is Bel Campsite. It’s just 500m from one of Frances best beaches and is great for a family holiday at any time of the season. There is a small friendly reception where they speak English and love you to try your French as well (go on, give it a go – try organising Internet or WiFi in French). There is a onsite laundry which means you can really cut down on the amount of luggage you bring with you.
The park is open between 26th May and 3rd September and there are just 200 grassy pitches at Bel and they are zoned so that you can choose exactly where you stay on site.
For a really different experience why not go under canvass. It’s not exactly glamping (you’ve never heard the term before? Well, just think about it) but all your creature comforts are taken care of. Either two or three bedroom tents, they all have separate living and kitchen space and outside furniture that includes a barbecue. The kitchens have enough equipment to pull together a meal for the family and with the inclusion of that barbecue, meal times will become a real experience. All tents are being given new canvasses, inside and out, for 2012 and the new design means you will be able to completely open your tent up during the day.
If you prefer more creature comforts then Bel has some great chalets to choose from. Two bed chalets with shower room and separate kitchen and living space these chalets have everything you need to set up a real home from home for your holiday. You can even book them with outside decking which means great family barbecues in the warm summer evenings.