We went glamping down the South of France using Key camps and I must say, it was a good site if you've got kids. The facilities were great; close to the town and beach and the people were helpful and thankfully spoke really good English. My holiday French isn't too bad but when I get flustered I resort to charades.
the view of the Pyrenees from the decking by our cabin
There were only a few niggles - we went down on a Saturday and got caught in a load of traffic; during the traffic our car started to overheat so we had to have the windows open with the fan on hot; as the windows were open I got sunburned (I'm a bit freckly) really badly on one arm so had to wear a really attractive sun top (with long sleeves) whenever I went swimming for the first week; because the car got wrecked we had to take it to a garage to get fixed - very large bill.
That's the bad news over and done with.
I asked Mr Bucket "who's idea was it to come this far down France?.... Oh yeah, it was mine".
After two weeks camping, we travelled back up France and stayed at Versailles.
We saw the Palace...
We visited Paris...
We joined the masses at Disneyland...
Oh yes, and take lots and lots of money because if you have kids then they have all the gifts your darling children will ever want.
A funny moment was when Bucket jnr wanted to stay on a good rollercoaster ride and started crying. As we were walking out the exit people were staring at him and you could read their faces and knew they were asking themselves "was it that bad???". I couldn't stop myself from saying "he did like it, really".
It was an enjoyable holiday but if we ever go back I'm NEVER taking the car again - it's a hire car for us next time, it would be cheaper. Sam xx