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Something between a package holiday and Eurocamp

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Folicky · 18/01/2022 17:01

We've done both. A package holiday is a little too restrained for us, but Eurocamp too exhausting. Any half way houses? Would be interested in a hotel in or around the French Riviera / southern France if there are any recommendations? Thanks

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MissAmbrosia · 20/01/2022 16:35

Out of interest, what makes them too restrained, or too exhausting? Hazarding a guess, if you are like me, I don't want hotel buffet food every night, but don't mind a breakfast, but on the other hand I don't want to cook either. I like to go out and discover local places to eat. Do you have kids, need a pool, will you drive?

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MissAmbrosia · 20/01/2022 16:48

Haven't done many hotels in that area as we normally do/did Eurocamp or rented an apartment.

www.hotelhelios.fr/en/index.htm This place is lovely though. The beach club is fab - nice young men bring drinks to your sunbed, you can have lunch on the beach without putting your shoes on, and at the end of the day retire to the terrace for a bucket of rose. I might have to go back this year. It's not cheap. Plenty of bars, shops and restaurants nearby.

www.hotel-nice-suisse.com/en/ gorgeous views. Close to the old town and the flower market.

www.pinedeplage.com/en/4-star-hotel-french-riviera-saint-tropez Had lunch here once and coveted a stay very badly. You'd need a car. One of my fave beaches.

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Fivemoreminutes1 · 20/01/2022 17:27

Pierre et Vacances Le Rouret or Cap Esterel

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Folicky · 21/01/2022 00:21

Thank you. I'm a single mom and we fly and rent a car, but I do find driving abroad stressful. Pros of Eurocamp are the pools and the chance for ds to mix with other kids. But that's hit and miss and has happened as much at hotels as Eurocamp. The Eurocamp's we've been to you pretty much need a car as all shops & eateries (bar those on site) are a drive away. You've got me thinking though, one of the things I find most exhausting is carrying all the luggage but then I don't want to wash clothes while away either. I'd love a resort with good pools etc but that's not overly commercialised, no scramble for the sun loungers etc. I'll check some of those above out. We're down with Omicron at the moment hence the delay in replying Envy

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