We’ve been home just over a week and missing the heat of the South of France already. It’s been rather quiet and we miss the hustle and bustle of our little home from home in the centre of the La Baume camping resort.
If you read part 1 of our Eurocamp trip you’ll know that we spent most of our week on site enjoying the facilities and breathtaking pools. Munch really did love the kids splash pool and we made it a thing of visiting it everyday and following our trip up with an ice cream. Evenings were spent either at the kids mini disco or at the enclosed play park, followed by more ice cream before heading to bed for the night.
However, one of the best things about La Baume is its location. Nestled along the coastline of the South of France, near Frejus and St Raphael. So needless to say we had to make use of the hire car that Eurocamp arranged when we booked and headed for the beaches along the glorious and infamous coast.
We spent a day out at the beach at St Raphael, which sells the most delicious and spectacular ice cream I have ever seen. With great underground parking facilities to keep the car cool, we made our way and pitched up on the coastline. The views were stunning and the sands were toasty underfoot. As the area isn’t your typical Brit get away, we found the beaches quiet and the food on offer nearby to be more authentic and local, which was welcomed.
Taking advantage of the car, we headed to the well known millionaires playground, St Tropez. Around a 45minute drive from Frejus, again with ample underground parking, you will find the most adorable boutique shops in amongst the well known designers set in the most beautiful little coastal town. It was topping 37c the day we came, so we set up camp in a little bistro along the marina front and just watched the world go by. It was an interesting day seeing how the other half live on their big boats sipping the sparkling stuff.
Another day was spent at the Frejus Zoo, which was a short 5 minute drive from the La Baume resort. Yet another scorching day, I was glad that the zoo allows you to take the car around the park and get out and feed the animals. We left the car running, rather trusting of us Brits, but I had to have chilled air con to go back to!
Munch loved seeing the animals, in particular the elephant and monkey island. After a trip round the park, it would be wrong not to make an ice cream trip again!
I’m glad that for our first holiday in the heat that we had our own facilities in the comfort of an air conditioned mobile home. It meant that we could retire somewhere quiet and even have the luxury of a BBQ, so we weren’t pressured to get ‘glammed up’ and head out every night…a relief at 5 months pregnant.
The location was perfect for both exploring and being tourists, whilst the resort was ideal for those on site days and provided everything we could have ever wanted.
I can’t thank Eurocamp staff enough for taking great care of us. From the welcome pack to the beach toy ‘borrow box’, they really had thought of everything to make families feel at home.
Eurocamp accommodation differs across the resorts on offer. You can find lodges and safari tents, as well as mobile homes, so there is something to suit everyone’s camping preferences. Had I not been pregnant, I’d have loved to stay in a safari tent.
We just adored our first family holiday abroad and can’t thank Eurocamp enough for the opportunity to share such wonderful family experiences. It was great to get away from the everyday routine. We are a weekend family, so getting to spend a whole week together was really magical. These photos are something I will always treasure and the memories are etched for a lifetime.
Disclosure: Eurocamp provided the accommodation for our trip, but all opinions are honest.