Im going to book next years holiday. We always do self catering package hols because thats what I prefer. However have noticed that Thomson do campsites in south of france and thought might try it as dh loves camping.
We will be in a mobile home though, with bathroom etc. For me, dh, dd (12), ds (5) and new baby
Havent thought about logistics of travel yet (hire car when there and fly or take car and do overnight ferry to santander).
If anyone has any advice or has done this before please tell me your experiences.
We did eurocamp when DS was 3 months and again at 1year (DD 3 years older) and both times were great and very easy. Think it's a top holiday for children of all ages and very feasible for babies. We usually do car ferry and drive but have also done a fly drive which worked well too.
DD went on a French Life camping holiday to the Vendee when she was 3 mo!!! DS was 18mo and we had a fab time!! You just need to work out if you'd rather drive and take all the stuff you think you'll need (and choose sites it's easier to drive to), or amke do with whatever the company can provide you with and fly/drive. I've done both and like both!! Did the fliy/bus (no hire car) here last year and going abck this year. Have driven to several French sites. You'll have a ball!! Check out other companies too - we go with canvas who are pretty good!
dd is 9 now but first went with us to s of france when she was 9 months old. We drove with all our camping gear in a small alfa romeo which was great fun! Can't remember any problems, we stayed in cheap formula 1 hotels with our own travel cot etc. on the way down. I would definately do it . We have a caravan now but still go down every year for 4 weeks, me driving alone with dd and dh flying down for his 2 weeks. Sorry to go on but I'm looking forward to it already and can't wait! Hope you have a good time!