Europe Beyond the UK, sight seeing

Let the Holiday Begin!

We’re off for a week in France – as we’ve been doing for Summer hols the last few years. Breakfasts of croissants, bread & jam, ice cream on the terraced cafe, trips to the hypermarket and MAYBE ziplining. Maybe.

Each year, I’ve learned a bit more about how to prep for self-catering holidays so each year, things are a bit smoother and a bit more relaxing. Honestly? The biggest challenge this year was making sure I had enough reading material for the week (as that is how I like to spend my evenings – and if I am honest, most of my afternoons – on vacation).

Ice cream on the boardwalk in Bénodet.

Last year we had such a great experience at Domaine des Ormes Eurocamp that we’re headed back there this year as well.

Bike rentals are available on site – and depending on your location onsite, may well be a good idea. It’s a BIG place.

While there is a lot to do onsite – kids clubs for Sprog, mini-golf, ziplines, adventure courses, Segway rides, pools, archery, water skiing, paintball, etc. – there’s quite a few things to do in the surrounding area as well. We did a bit of poking around the nearest town, Dol which is quite a nice place for a picturesque wander around – with a particularly impressive 13th-century cathedral and some extraordinarily lovely medieval houses on the high street. We did a day out in the nearby walled port city of Saint-Malo – we walked the ramparts, watched street performers, ate bowls of mussels and indulged in some ice cream.

Hats are a must when spending a lot of time in the sun

When it subsequently rained one day, we headed back in that direction to visit the Great Aquarium Saint-Malo (which was really impressive!).

Quite a serious looking resident of the Grand Aquarium in Saint-Malo.

This year, we’re all committed – well, ModParlPhotos is committed, I’m sort of thinking about it – ziplining. I’m really a bit nervous about it. I might suggest an extra round of mini-golf instead.

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