Holidays are all about escaping the daily routine and enjoying something completely different. Everyone has a different idea of the perfect way to escape; some are looking for adventure, others want to relax and do as little as possible. Some like to explore new cities and cultures, whilst others want a rural destination where they can enjoy simple pleasures.
Camping is a holiday option that divides opinion. Some see it as roughing it; a hard work option that they have no interest in experiencing. At the other end of the spectrum, Carisma have welcomed many individuals, couples and families back time and time again, so what is the appeal?
Whilst it is possible to dig the tent out of the loft and head for a back to basics weekend in a distant field, modern camping is far from roughing it. At Carisma, we offer campers well equipped mobile homes, with beds to sleep in, cooking facilities, comfy seating and an optional deck to sit out on an enjoy a meal on a warm summers evening.
Many visitors to our campsites in France enjoy a low tech holiday, with more focus on family time at the beach, games and other activities, however our mobile homes include electrical hook ups, so you don’t need to suffer withdrawal symptoms. Many of the campsites have a café or can recommend one locally where you can get WiFi access.
Facilities on the French campsites are excellent and reduce the need to find activities elsewhere. From heated swimming pools, play areas and gyms, to games rooms, children’s clubs and evening entertainment, you often benefit from more facilities than are offered in other holiday options. For families, these facilities can make it easier to keep everyone happy. They also encourage children to make new friends, which may encourage them to get involved in other activities.
With the beach on the doorstep, our campsites on the West Coast of France provide the opportunity for a wide range of activities. From relaxing in the sun, to signing up to a water sport course, you can shape your holiday to what you enjoy. If you return to a hotel all wet and sandy, you may get some disapproving looks, but at a campsite your wet gear can simply dry off outside your mobile home, whilst you head for the shower.
With camping there are few time restrictions, which means greater freedom. You don’t need to be dressed and down for breakfast at a certain time, or back on site for your evening meal. Self-catering means you have the option to cook your family favourites, try new foods that you discover in the local shops, or eat out. Many of our campsites in France have on-site shops, cafes and restaurants, or are in walking distance of local options.
Far from roughing it, a camping holiday in France can combine sunshine, comfort, freedom, convenience, activities and valuable family time. What are you waiting for?
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