DD TRAVEL: GLAMPING AT ‘LES CASTELS’ SITES IN FRANCE AT AFFORDABLE PRICES

first_imgBY TIM HEDGLEY, DD TRAVEL EDITOR: Les Castels, the premier four and five star camping sites across France has introduced a couple of new innovations for 2016 at several of their 39 locations.First of all the very first themed site in France, the Village Western, has joined the group. This is a lovely site spread over twelve hectares in the Gironde. The site has a real Western flavour, you feel as though you are in the Wild West of America rather than France!The horse-riding centre here is second to none and there are all sorts of different themed workshops to try such as gold digging and trapping. Prices start at 350 Euros for a teepee tent for five people.There is a special 35% discount for a seven night stay if travelling in June – any seven night stay between 4th and 27th June.Also for Summer Bank Holidays mobile homes for up to four people will be available at a special rate of just 210 Euros instead of the usual 322 Euros..A new type of rental opportunity will be found this year at the Domaine des Ormes in Brittany – the Sweet Home. The Sweet Home has a large open air terrace and inside is very well equipped with fridge, microwave, etc. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with bunk beds and room for a cot. Sheets and towels are included in the rental. Prices start at 390 Euros for a week for four people.Also new this year will be Le Coco Sweet at La Garangeoire in the Vendée.The Coco Sweet sits somewhere between a mobile home and a tent ! It aims to be not just cosy and comfortable but also fun!Prices start at 280 Euros for a week and the site opens on 14th May.Le Coco Sweet and Sweet Home are great additions to the array of unusual accommodation you can choose from with Les Castels. We have everything from yurts, gypsy caravans, treehouses, bungalows on stilts over water, dakkas…..There is something for all tastes for a never to be forgotten glamping vacation. Created in 1959 Les Castels is a collection of 39 four and five star camping sites across France and is the leading provider of glamping sites. Characterised by their outstanding sites near areas of cultural interest and outstanding natural beauty. Les Castels offers a wide choice of accommodation with everything from chalets and mobile homes to tree houses, gypsy caravans, houses on stilts and apartmentsThe facilities and entertainment varies from site to site, no two are alike, however one thing unifies the group as a whole is the Les Castels environmental approach. As outdoor accommodation specialists they are entirely committed to sustainable development. The accommodation is blended into the landscape as far as is possible, using light, mobile installations such as tents and caravans.The sites are committed to supporting ongoing environmental conservation initiatives in France and two sites that have been awarded the European Ecolabel Award with 30 receiving the Green Key Award.For more information please visit www.les-castels.com DD TRAVEL: GLAMPING AT ‘LES CASTELS’ SITES IN FRANCE AT AFFORDABLE PRICES was last modified: April 2nd, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:franceglampingLes Castelswww.les-castels.comlast_img read more

JUDGE FORCED TO ADJOURN MORE SPEEDING FINES BECAUSE OF COURT CHALLENGE

first_imgAnother raft of fines issued by the new Go Safe speed camera company have been put on hold.The summonses came before Letterkenny District Court this morning relating to fines for across Donegal.However Judge Paul Kelly was forced to adjourn the cases after solicitors objected to the summonses. Solicitor Patsy Gallagher and a number of other legal eagles will claim the summonses are not valid because they are being brought to court by An Garda Siochana.However they will claim the summonses are not valid because they were initially processed by Go Safe operators who they claim are not legally entitled to do so.Garda Inspector Kevin Gately said the summonses were perfectly legitimate as the Gardai were acting on information given to them by members of the public – the Go Safe operators.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned all the cases until November 17th to hear submissions from the Gardai and defendants. The latest issue with speeding fines comes less than a week after Judge Kelly was forced to throw out a number of summonses at Buncrana Court.A number of people told the court that they had simply not received speeding fines to their home addresses.Judge Kelly was left with no option but to dismiss the cases.A subsequent investigation by Domneagldaily.com discovered that letters sent by the Go Safe operators are not sent by registered post and cannot be accounted for.Ends JUDGE FORCED TO ADJOURN MORE SPEEDING FINES BECAUSE OF COURT CHALLENGE was last modified: September 15th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGO SAFEspeedinglast_img read more