Two adults. Two small children. 7 hours in the car, there and back, 35 mins in a tunnel. One week in a tent. One trip to Paris on possibly the hottest day of their little lives. Easy right??
Actually, surprisingly, yes!
I remember camping holidays as I was growing up, and the fun of being in a tent, in France or Italy, out of all routines and spending time with my favourite people (yes I’ve long counted my mum and dad and sister as my faves, obviously have added to this list with my own little family subsequently!) It may even be why I ended up studying French at Uni, who knows!
I really REALLY want our children to feel the same way and so jumped at the suggestion of a last minute Eurocamp deal in June.
We stayed in La Croix du Vieux Pont, in Berny Rivière (about 1.5hrs from Paris) in one of their Safari tents, and had a great time. We visited Laon (beautiful old walled town), Reims (huge cathedral), Paris (re-visiting the place we got engaged!), and Arras (lovely squares lined with beautiful facades and cafes)
We’re already planning our holiday for next summer, maybe the Loire… We do like a good castle!