I've been doing French camping holidays with my family for around 43 years now, man and boy! Been all over the country and always loved it.
I love France and French people. They are often opinionated and contrary but proud of it. It appears that they would eat anything, and they're proud of that too! But if you're interested, and you want to know their ways, they'll take you in. They'll enjoy you, and you'll enjoy them.
I remember many happy times with my mother and father on camping holidays in France, the fun, the sun and the people. Sadly, as you get older, moving into adulthood, things get more difficult. Generally campsites can't cope with the demands of young adults. Let's face it, it's not easy. Young adults either go elsewhere or end up with trouble.
Eleven years ago I arrived, with my own family, at Esterel Caravaning. When we first arrived at the site it was for a three day stopover on the way to Italy. We stayed for three weeks! The facilities were excellent. Beautiful clean pools. The toilet and shower blocks were excellent. The on site entertainment, with bands like "Oncle Sam" and, later, Objet Trouvé, offered real quality. The Animators, that first year, were extraordinarily talented.
At that time our children's ages ranged from 6 - 16. They just couldn't get enough of it, we had to keep coming back!
A few years later the older kids discovered the nightclub and the international social scene that they are now all part of, on the site.
The lovely thing about the site is that the children have been allowed to grow up with us on holiday. They all still come while we are there, with only our 27 year old son taking a break to do his own thing this year.
It's a complicated job to run a site that offers a secure environment to such a wide range of people. I believe that the management cope very well. They have a good security team and carefully monitor their performance. Bar staff great! Nightclub awesome! Restaurant excellent. Jimmy and his carryout a perennial favourite!
There are wild boars that occasionally get into the site; some times there are grouchy people who think we should all be in bed by 8; there's the odd boundary dispute at the emplacement, night reception offers assistance by way of a Gallic shrug.....but hey it's France for goodness sake! Get used to it! It's something to talk about over a few glasses of wine!
I love the place. We really look forward so much to what is now our annual jaunt. Vive la France!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Esterel Caravaning is a 5-star campsite on the French Riviera. Located in Saint-Raphael, between Cannes and Saint-Tropez and only 3 km from the beach of Agay, Esterel Caravanning is a privileged place for greatest holidays. New in 2016: Water park with slides and pentagliss to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the campsite ! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Esterel Caravaning Hotel Agay