Kicking off with five top camping destinations where you’ll have a ball this summer

A highly anticipated event in the footballing calendar – the Euros 2016 – is kicking off this Friday in France with the home side taking on Romania.

With 24 countries taking part in the competition, here at Canvas we thought we’d showcase five of our top destinations to get in on the action, whether that be near stadiums or with live screening as you enjoy the teams battle out the group stages.

1. Atlantic Club Montalivet, Vendays Montalivet – 56 miles from Stade de Bordeaux

Wales vs Slovakia – Saturday 11 June

A 5* campsite ideally located to explore the vast sandy beaches of France’s West Coast and only an hour and twenty minutes to the Bordeaux stadium.

Atlantic Club Montalivet is a great choice for sport lovers as the campsite offers a host of activities including tennis, horse-riding, a gym, bike rental and surfing all on the menu – should you want to trade the footie for a few hours!

As Bordeaux is world renowned for its wine, raise a glass to victory as you enjoy a beautiful sunset on the decking of our campsite accommodation.


2. Domaine de Chalain, Lac de Chalain – 98 miles from Lyon – Stade de Lyon

Northern Ireland vs Ukraine – Thursday 16 June

Looking to cheer on Northern Ireland as they take on Ukraine in Lyon? Why not book yourself a scenic break and enjoy the best of both.

Beautifully set beside a lake of shimmering water with a backdrop of steep hills, Domaine de Chalain is a lively site and ideal location for an active family holiday.

If you’re looking to keep spirits high within your team, head for a family day out in Lyon to visit Parc de la Tete d’Or. Spanning over 200 acres of greenery, the park is home to a botanical garden, a zoo and a large lake with water activities to enjoy.

Chalain Lake

3. Camping le Castellas, Marseillan-Plage – 133 miles from Marseille – Stade Vélodrome           

England vs Russia – Saturday 11 June

Just a few hours from Marseille, this campsite is perfect for those looking for a lively holiday in beautiful surroundings.

Relax on a sun soaked terrace whilst watching England take on Russia on screen, or if you’re keen to get even closer, venture into the big city and enjoy the game in one of Marseille’s many atmospheric bars.

If you do decide to make the trip to Marseille be sure to visit The Old Port which is often buzzing with visitors and locals alike. Often there are summer markets where you can pick up some great souvenirs such as soap, Provencal honey, paintings and other unique gifts.

In the evening it will be time to either celebrate or commiserate and what better way than with the campsite’s fabulous array of entertainment, including themed evenings and karaoke!

4. Camping la Baume, Fréjus – 38 miles from Nice – Stade de Nice       

Northern Ireland vs Poland – Sunday 12 June     

Less than a 45 minute drive from Stade de Nice, this is the perfect location to get involved with the football frenzy and still retain some relaxing holiday vibes.

Boasting unrivalled facilities including five pools, a lagoon, six water slides and a Jacuzzi, Camping la Baume is definitely onside for those who like to make a splash.

Although the site can often get lively, the surrounding woods and terraced landscaping give it a smaller, more intimate feel making it a great choice for kicking back after kick-off.

Nice itself is a cocoon of culture on the French Riviera with an array of high fashion stores, beautiful historic buildings and a bustling city atmosphere. A great pick for those who want to mix up city sightseeing with time by the pool.


5. Camping Nautic Almata, Rosas – 171 miles to Toulouse – Stadium de Toulouse

Wales vs Russia – Monday 20 June          

What better way to watch Wales battle Russia than basking in the hot Spanish sun, just a few hours away from all the action.

Add in direct access to a gorgeous sandy beach, a terraced bar and plenty of activities including watersports, it’s the perfect formation for your Euro 2016 break.

If that’s not enough, the town of Rosas, or Roses as it is also referred to, is a hub of activity with many restaurants, bars and beautiful views to take in. The Bay of Roses is also ranked as one of the most beautiful in the world – a definite win!       

water sports

 Check out the fantastic prices for our Euro 2016 destinations and make sure you score an away goal this summer!

Categories: Active, Drink, Europe, France, Spain, Sport, Travel

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