Sport or spa?

What does your perfect holiday entail? Is it trying your hand at a new activity or looking to switch off from everything and just relax?

For families, it can be hard to find the perfect balance between keeping the kids entertained but also having time for yourself to do what you enjoy. So whether you like a chance to relax, or get the adrenaline pumping, we’ve had a look at the best places to enjoy both. 

To relax or perspire in the Loire?

Relax at Les Alicourts Resort

Relax at Les Alicourts Resort

Les Alicourts Resort in the Loire has been receiving some fab feedback from well-rested, exfoliated, moisturised and fully relaxed holidaymakers! The wellness centre boasts a hydrotherapy pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath. If you want to go all out and really get rid of the cobwebs then try out their dedicated spa. Here, you can enjoy various treatments from hand massages to full body massages. After your treatment, you can curl up in the Zen Tea Room to make the most of your relaxation. You’ll be drifting back to your emplacement in pure bliss! Prices start from €12 for access to the Senso Balneo Wellness Centre and all treatments are charged separately.

Les Alicourts Resort isn’t just for those that seek relaxation. If exertion and getting the heart racing are more your thing then you are well catered for here too. If the Tour de France inspired you to reach for a bike then hop on and explore the Loire Valley. With the Loire à Vélo close by, this region really is your oyster to explore until your heart’s content. The area is also great for exploring on horse-back or taking to the water in a canoe or kayak. For those not wanting to venture off site, Les Alicourts offers loads of different sporting activities such as badminton, volleyball and mini-golf.

Hit the mountains or the high street in the south of France

Esterel Camping

Enjoy the mountain air

The Cote d’Azur is well known for being home to well-groomed, glamorous celebrities. We can’t provide a lifestyle guru but sometimes it’s the simple things that really help make you feel rejuvenated. Esterel Camping is set in the heart of the Esterel Massif Mountains on the south coast of France. Sometimes mountain air and a bit of sunshine is all you need to feel chilled out. But if you need a helping hand on your journey to relaxation then pop into their lovely spa centre. The spa offers various packages from the Oriental package to the Energising package so whatever it is that you are seeking, you’ll be well catered for here. The mountain setting offers itself to the more adventurous too with mountain biking and also tree climbing among the popular activities in the region. Of course, if you’re feeling swish then we’re fairly sure that shopping in nearby St Tropez counts as a sporting activity!


Who knew that camping could be such a relaxing experience? Campsites with spa facilities really do let you enjoy a well-rounded experience. There is plenty of opportunity for family-time but also a chance to take some time out for yourself and make sure that you return home feeling rested, relaxed and most of all, happy.

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