Vive La France!


I am sitting here at my kitchen table trying to be positive about being home from holidays. It is grey skies all around today and misty rain showers are falling that are dampening my surroundings and my spirit! We had such a wonderful holiday in the Vendee region in France but now we are definitely back to reality with a bang. As Dr Seuss would say though “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

We sailed overnight with Irish Ferries and booked our campsite through Eurocamp. Everything went without a hitch and the convenience of having the car with us far outweighed taking the short flight to France. We had such a great time exploring the surrounding areas and enjoying the parc facilities. I can’t recommend a camping holiday highly enough!

One of our favourite days out was a visit to the village of Apremont. Such a picturesque place with a beautiful derelict chateau to explore and a water tower which you can take a lift to the top of, amazing views to see from there.



Le chateau d’adventure in Avrille is a brilliant fun filled family day out with lots of clues to solve and places to explore. Bring a picnic with you.







Ile de Noirmoutier is such a picturesque place to visit and has beautiful gift shops to explore. A gorgeous way to while away an afternoon in the French sunshine.




The promenade area in St Jean De Mont is such a gorgeous place to stroll and soak in the bustling atmosphere of the town. I love that so many French people holiday in the region, always a good sign!





I was so delighted to have kept up my marathon training plan whilst I was away.  I found it difficult to run in the warmer temperatures so I had plenty of early mornings when the only people out were French people heading to bakeries to buy their fresh bread!


Am starting week 8/22 this week and the nerves are starting to kick in! Am beginning to question myself as to why I want to do it and am beginning to think I will never know the answer!

If anyone wants any details on our French adventure, get in touch! Will be delighted to help out. Thanks for reading!

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2 Responses to Vive La France!

  1. Gill Bland says:

    Don’t listen to the nerves. Doing a marathon is great and you’ll not regret it.

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