In Pictures: Review of Family Camping le Gave d’Aspe in the French Pyrenees near the Spanish border (Day 37)

Somewhere over the rainbow.. Way up high.. And the dreams that you dream of.. Once in a lullaby, oh.. Somewhere over the rainbow.. Bluebirds fly.. And the dreams that you dream of.. Dreams really do come true-ooh-ooh... I had this wonderful song (Israel Kamakawiwo╩╗ole version) in my head when driving in the south of France … Continue reading In Pictures: Review of Family Camping le Gave d’Aspe in the French Pyrenees near the Spanish border (Day 37)

In Pictures: D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers at the Village of the Wolf in Gascony (Day 34)

Onwards, southwards. . . from an accidental pilgrimage at the land of green lentils and black Madonna in Le Puy and a bucolic stay at Flower Camping near a French countryside castle, to the land of d'Artagnan, the Three Musketeers and Cyrano de Bergerac in Gascony in the south of France. The most famous of … Continue reading In Pictures: D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers at the Village of the Wolf in Gascony (Day 34)

In Pictures: Cath├ędrale Notre-Dame du Le Puy en Velay, A Pleasantly Unexpected Stop (Road Trip with Kids, Day 32)

During our second family camping road trip with kids across Europe we had an unplanned stop at an off-the-beaten path destination in the south of France, between Lyon and Toulousse, known for its green lentils and and one of the main roads to the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage in France. Here it is in pictures. … Continue reading In Pictures: Cath├ędrale Notre-Dame du Le Puy en Velay, A Pleasantly Unexpected Stop (Road Trip with Kids, Day 32)

In Pictures: Review of Flower Camping in the middle of nowhere in southern France and Toulouse Lautrec’s Ch├óteau Du Bosc (Day 33)

Family camping in France is one of the budget family vacation ideas worth considering especially when you travel with kids in the summer. With many interesting and enjoyable things for the kids and the family, like Alexandre Duma's hometown, an old medieval town and the three Musketeers, your French countryside trip can be quite fun, … Continue reading In Pictures: Review of Flower Camping in the middle of nowhere in southern France and Toulouse Lautrec’s Ch├óteau Du Bosc (Day 33)

In Pictures: Trip to Lourdes, France during a 39-day Road Trip with Kids

Lourdes, FranceÔÇŽ a must-see destination of Catholic pilgrims and a place of wonder for the rest.  During one of our family camping road trips across Europe, we made an effort to visit places special for their wonderful landscapes, historical significance, world-known monuments and also of religious importance.  Lourdes was one of these places, by all … Continue reading In Pictures: Trip to Lourdes, France during a 39-day Road Trip with Kids

Day 24-25: Road Trip Stop at the Beach in the Bay of Biscay in French Basque Country+Review of Camping Municipal Chibu Berria

"BEACH! Funally!," the boys yelled out! Today is beach day at the Bay of Biscay, at the coast of the French Basque region, south of Bayonne. Here it is in pictures and also a little review of Camping Municipal Chibu Berria. Beach day fueled by Swiss beer at the coast of French Basque country. 23 … Continue reading Day 24-25: Road Trip Stop at the Beach in the Bay of Biscay in French Basque Country+Review of Camping Municipal Chibu Berria

Day 22-23: What? Volcanoes in France!??! A Family Camping Road Trip in Central France in Pictures and Review of Camping de la Palle (Pontgibaud)

A chain of 80 extinct volcanoes that is, with the most visited one at Puy-de-Dome in the Auvergne region of (central) France! ­čśŐ If you're expecting to see something like Taal Volcano, Mount Fuji, Mount Etna or Eyjafjallaj├Âkull, well this aint it.  The view at 1,465 above sea level is still impressive eventhough the sun … Continue reading Day 22-23: What? Volcanoes in France!??! A Family Camping Road Trip in Central France in Pictures and Review of Camping de la Palle (Pontgibaud)

Camping Municipal in the Capital of Champagne, Epernay, France: Day 12 and 13 Road Trip with Kids

Continuing with our newly discovered clean, calm and cheap camping municipal in France on days 12 and 13 of our family camping road trip from Spain to Poland this post-coronavirus-lockdown summer, we ended up pitching tent at Camping Municipal Epernay near Reims--the champagne country of France. In a word, this campground was BUSY. Standard pitch … Continue reading Camping Municipal in the Capital of Champagne, Epernay, France: Day 12 and 13 Road Trip with Kids

Day 12+13: Road Trip with Kids in the Heart of Champagne Country

Would you let your child take a sip of champagne? What about a dabber? What if you are in champagne country in Reims, France and you had just finished a tour of a champagne cellar? So, we (parents) "splurge" a bit and visited "Vranken Pommery"--a champagne producer housed in what looks like a castle that … Continue reading Day 12+13: Road Trip with Kids in the Heart of Champagne Country

Day 10+11: Family Camping Municipal in Vatan, France?

Well, there's not much here in this two-bar town of Vatan with a Twin Peaks-esque "classic" circus museum, except maybe for tranquility. In many ways that in itself is worth the stop. In its bucolic peace and pace lie the charm. Vatan is also a chance to rest and recuperate; to get back to our … Continue reading Day 10+11: Family Camping Municipal in Vatan, France?