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"We had a brilliant four-night stay here with Canvas Holidays,…"
We had a brilliant four-night stay here with Canvas Holidays, who invited Mumsnet to review this huuuuuuuge (by English and French standards) site. There's an eye-bogglingly enormous swimming complex, three cheap-and-cheerful restaurants, a bar, a pub (well, an 'interesting' French interpretation of what an English pub must be!) and shops selling everything from baguettes and regional cheeses to cringey souvenirs and cans of baked beans.
We had a really rather plush three-bed mobile home, with air conditioning (a real must in the scorching Mediterranean heat), two (count 'em) bathrooms and a zinger of a gas-fired BBQ out on the decking. We all loved sitting out on the decking at breakfast, basking in the early-morning warmth, necking croissants and giggling at the slightly "hi de hi" morning announcements from the campsite organisers.
Because the site is so mahoosive, it's a good idea to hire bikes - and our Londoner kids (13, 11 and 7) gloried in the unaccustomed freedom of zooming off all over the place on their own. (Cars are allowed on the site but not only are the avenues all one way, the speed limit is sub-snail-pace and everyone observes it religiously.)
The kids' clubs are excellent - catering for all from the very small to the very teen - and you can drop in and out to as many morning/afternoon sessions as much as you want.
Next to the kids' clubs is a decent-sized - and wonderfully shady - crazy golf course. Which was, basically, where our children spent almost every moment of the day that wasn't devoted to whooshing (and whooping) down the water slides in the pool complex. The pool complex itself is ginormous, and, as well as the slides, there's a Jacuzzi, waterfalls, and a very good children's pool. It's not the place for a leisurely ten lengths of breaststroke but, if you like your swimming splashy, you're in for a treat.
If you're the sporty sort, there's a good selection of activities and scratch tournaments on offer, from archery to tennis and scuba lessons. We had a go at mountain-biking down an actual mountain - really good fun, although I probably did enough squealing and falling off to permanently damage my maternal dignity.
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