Monday, 19 March 2012

a little bit of luxury on a budget

Always at this time of year I get itchy feet for some travel. I normally don't like going back to the same place twice, however i am going to share my little secret island with you. last year we went to a hidden gem called noirmoutier, a little tiny flat spit of land sticking off the west coast of france.

 i am not a natural camper, it is a holiday of necessity rather than choice! so to combat this i spend hours on the internet looking for a nice campsite, if I have to holiday under canvas , i make sure it is somewhere lovely!
so last year we stayed at camping les moulins, and i can't tell you how fabulous it was. i was slightly worried as we drove through the pouring rain on to the island, as i hadn't been able to find any reviews. however it exceeded all expectations and was beautiful. very boutique in style and the loveliest staff imaginable.
 you can take your own tent or hire a ready erected one, and the beach is a 30 second walk through the dunes....bliss.

 Ile de Noirmoutier is crisscrossed with cycle paths and we crossed to the other side on our bikes to visit the stunning plage des dames.

i could go back tomorrow......


  1. We are hoping to holiday in France this year. This looks beautiful ... off to check out their site now.

    1. it was beautiful, and fab seafood everywhere!
      (very flat though so no good if you are after a mountainous region!)

  2. It makes even me want to camp!! Clare