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Finca De La Piedra

Welcome to Jeff and Irene`s site in ANDALUCIA,

Spain.Here is a CL type site which caters for Adults just 30kms back from Costa Del Sol coast by Malaga. Within easy reach of the airport and also of the beautiful countryside of the Malaga area. Why not try Jeff and Irene`s small CL type caravan site.
Just 30 kms back from the hustle and bustle of the Costa Del Sol there is a peaceful area waiting to be discovered.In the village of Villafranco near to Alhaurin Del Grande and Coin there is a small site which gives all a warm welcome. Come and see for yourself in the Orange and Lemon groves of Andalucia. Dehesa Alta
Villafranco 29750 Cartama Malaga Tel: 0034 635982140,{Or Tel: 0034 656303911}
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Costa del Sol

After the Costa del Sol, the Costa Brava is the best-known part of Spain's coastline, at least by name. Because, although it has suffered from development, it still has unspoilt corners, sheltered coves, some of the most attractive scenery in the Mediterranean and delightful beaches.

The Costa Brava used to be defined as more or less the Catalan coast between Barcelona and France, but the Costa del Maresme, the coast of the county north-east of El Barcelonès, is now being promoted in its own right, and is, in any case, quite different in character. For our purposes, then, the Costa Brava is the coast of the Catalan province of Girona, the other important geographical feature of which is the Pyrenees. Its name is often translated as "wild coast," but "brava" carries a hint of something more than "wild," "savage," perhaps, even "mean.".
Blanes
Blanes is too close to Barcelona to be unspoilt, but its beaches are fine.
Cadaqués
Cadaqués is a very attractive, rather chic, but not excessively pricey little town which makes a good base for exploring the adjacent Cap de Creus Natural Park.
L'Estartit and the Medas Islands
L'Estartit is a former fishing village with a good beach, while the Medas Islands are a successful marine reserve, popular with divers.
Figueras
Most people visit Figueras for the Dali museum, but it is a pleasant enough place in its own right. This is a visually appealing site from a web design outfit: unfortunately, the English plays out very quickly.
Girona
If you are staying on the Costa Brava and are too sunburnt for the beach (or even if you are not), an excursion to Girona is a good idea .Lloret de Mar
It is unfortunate that Lloret is a centre of mass tourism, as otherwise it has a certain something. If you are looking for a good time, crowds and nightlife, Lloret is the right place for you. Even if you are not, you could do worse.
Portbou
In general, the nearer France you get, the more attractive the Costa Brava becomes. Portbou is practically on the border and is a charming fishing village turned resort. (You might want to turn your speakers off for this link, though - the Midi channels are wrongly set or something.)
Roses
Although the remains of what used to be the historic town of Roses are pretty well hidden, it makes a good base for a beach holiday.
Tossa de Mar
Tossa de Mar is one of Spain and Portugal for Visitors' favourite places on the Costa Brava, lively without having completely lost its old charm. This site describes itself as the "digital tourist office" and has lots of images...
Spain's nightlife is enjoyable to a degree not found anywhere else - the renowned Spanish lust for life with its tie off and its sleeves rolled up. And unlike other countries, it is not exclusive. Drink and entrance prices are reasonable, and only in the most fashionable clubs and discos will you have to face the humiliation of a bouncer deciding whether your clothes are expensive and modern enough.
Spain's fantastic food and drink beats down all barriers of unwillingness to try the foreign. Its taverns and bars provide good, filling, staple fare, and restaurants are plentiful for when you want to splash out a little. And regional differences are enormous, the cuisine of each area having its own distinctive flavour. Plus, Spain now boasts some of the best, most cutting-edge chefs in the world, to boot, names like Ferrán Adrià and Martín Berasategui.

Le Fournet, 16450 Saint Laurent-de-Ceris

Le Fournet Annette & Pete have a 10 acre park and is near the quiet village of Saint Laurent-de-Ceris. Where you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of French country life.We have our own private stretch of river bank which is available to any anglers in your party.The Park has 6 pitches for touring caravans, mobile campers and tents, giving each individual pitch plenty of room and space.Purpose built barbeques and picnic tables are placed around the park, so you can enjoy the long hot sunny Charente evenings at Le Fournet.There are two natural springs, one has small waterfall from the natural rocks, from which the spring waters, fall naturally into the River La Charente.All in all, our park is a peaceful area and as we only accomodate 6 pitches, you can be sure of a tranquil setting during your stay with us
Camping Le Fournet , Le Fournet, 16450 Saint Laurent-de-Ceris, France
Tel:
00 33 5 45 31 78 28 Mobile: 00 33 6 32 83 74 67 If you are calling from the UK 0844 23 26 284 for our British Clients, which only costs 3p per minute. email

Los Llanos


The "Los Llanos"campsit is located near several towns which enliven the area with their festivities in winter as much as in summer.
What's more, its proximity to various large tourist areas such as Denia, Javea, Benidorm, Calpe, Moraira, Altea, etc., offer other possibilities for an excellent vacation.


Spain's regions surprise the visitor by their diversity, from the desert landscapes of Almería to the lushness of the Basque Country, or from the sweeping steppes of La Mancha to the peaks of the Pyrenees. This variety partly explains the different courses history has taken in Spain's regions, as well as the social and cultural differences between them. How could anyone from an area as rocky and rugged as Old Castile, with its climatic extremes, not be spare of speech and conservative by nature, or the inhabitants of sunny Andalusia not be cheerful, outgoing and jocular?
The foreign package holiday was more or less invented in Spain, and the country's popularity as a beach destination keeps on growing. Over 40 million (mainly British and German) tourists visit Spain each year, plus some 20 million day trippers. But there is another, more authentic, Spain that begins only a few kilometres from the beaches. This is the traditional Spain of stone-built villages surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, and almond blossom; the upland Spain of the Pyrenees, the Picos de Europa, and the Sierra Nevada; the wild Spain where there are still brown bear, lynx, and bearded vultures; and the desert Spain of Almería, where spaghetti westerns were filmed. In this large and varied landscape live a people whose origins include the Phoenicians who founded Gadir (Cádiz), the Greeks who built Empúries, the Carthaginians who made their new capital at Cartagena, the Romans who built Córdoba, Mérida, and Tarragona, and the Moors who, landing in 711, went on to create the empire of al-Andalus, which lasted until the completion of the Christian reconquest in 1492.

La Blanchie Tracie & Keith Frampton would like to give you a huge welcome to our holiday accommodations and site at: La Blanchie. La Blanchie is set in 10 acres of tranquil countryside and is set in stunning scenery and views. La Blanchie, not so many years ago, was a working farm where cattle and sheep were kept. It dates back at least 400 years and was also one of the largest farms in the area, but through the years the fields have been sold on to other local farmers where cows, sheep and horses are still kept. The sun sets and moon here are totally stunning The caravan site is set in 10acres of peaceful rolling countryside There are 50 emplacements several with water and 10amp electricity

La Blanchie 16270 Suris Charente France
email Tel: 0033 (0)545 893319
Mobile: 0033 6 12 15 66 03 Local Map

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This rich heritage has gone largely unrecognised by the tourism industry. The greatest Roman theatre is not in Rome but at Mérida in Extremadura, the most beautiful mosque is not in Istanbul but at Córdoba in Andalusia, and the world's most sensual building may not be the Taj Mahal but the Alhambra in Granada. The Prado, Madrid, is one of the world's greatest art galleries, while Barcelona not only boasts more museums and galleries than most European capitals, but has become one of its most beautiful and dynamic cities—partly thanks to the 1992 Olympics.

It is dangerous to generalise about Spain, and yet it is universally true that the Spanish are everywhere a gregarious and vital people who celebrate life. To paseo (stroll) bare-armed in the small-hours of a Spanish summer night, when northern Europe sleeps, is just one of many freedoms. There have been rapid changes since the death of General Franco—Western Europe's last dictator—in 1975, and membership of the European Union in 1986, leading to substantial investment in the tourism infrastructure. Spain's economy has moved onto the world's centre stage, while culturally it continues to break new ground, with the anarchic films of Pedro Almodóvar or the startling “new flamenco” music of the 1990s.


Almería

The white houses of this distinctive coastal town lie scattered over an arid hillside guarded by an ancient Arab fortress. Almería combines tourism with a thriving agricultural export business based on its mild winter climate. The old fishing quarter of La Chanca makes fascinating exploring: many of the cube-shaped houses built into the rock are surmounted by caves. The 16th-century cathedral replaced a mosque destroyed in an earthquake. It has a renaissance façade and imposing furnishings of marble and jasper. Excursions from Almería lead through astonishing countryside: hills, gorges, dramatic cliffs, and the sand dunes used as the setting for the film Lawrence of Arabia.


Cádiz

This ancient city was founded nearly three thousand years ago by the Phoenicians. Once it enjoyed huge prestige as one of the Mediterranean's greatest ports. Today it is raffish and crumbling with salt spray. It now combines its role as naval base and industrial centre with fishing and tourism. The inner town, constructed on an apron of land jutting into the Atlantic, is fringed with attractive palm-lined alamedas (promenades). The main sights in town are the well-proportioned, gold-domed cathedral where the composer Manuel de Falla is buried, and the Fine Arts and Archaeological Museum, notable for antique sarcophagi and 17th-century Spanish art. A short drive away lies one of Spain's most fascinating and important wetland nature reserves, the Coto Doñana National Park.
Cartagena

The name suggests the Punic origins of this major naval base. Captured by the Carthaginians in 227 BC, it enjoyed a prosperous heyday in Roman times. Oil refining and mineral exports swell its coffers today, but after a thorough battering during the Civil War, little remains of its historic centre. The town is dominated by the presence of Spain's Mediterranean fleet, and warships prowl the scallop-shaped bay. An early version of a submarine, invented by a native of Cartagena in 1888, can be seen near the modernist town hall by the seafront. The National Museum of Maritime Archaeology displays some fascinating antiquities retrieved during diving expeditions.
Córdoba

Seville or Granada may be better known, but if you're in Andalusia, Córdoba is not to be missed. Its long and glamorous history has left a wealth of fine buildings and an old quarter of enormous charm. Outstanding among these is its glorious mosque or “Mezquita”, flanked by courtyards of orange trees and superbly decorated inside with horseshoe arches and rich mosaics. Near the Mezquita lies the Judería or Jewish quarter, a picturesque maze of white houses and flower- or fountain-filled patios. Among many other sights, the 15th-century Palacio de los Marquéses de Viana and the Alcázar de los Reyes Católicos particularly deserve a visit. The Municipal Museum of Bullfighting commemorates the local hero, Manolete, and the bull which killed him.
Tarragona

Catalonia's second port dates back to antiquity, and its classical ruins are renowned throughout Spain. It was a favoured port in Scipio's time, providing safe anchorage for the ships used in the Punic Wars. Saint Paul preached here in AD 58. Two excellent museums house its excavation finds, notably a writhing mosaic of Medusa and the 3rd-century sarcophagus of Hippolytus, fished out of the sea. The Roman amphitheatre stands beside the waves, and the ancient ramparts line the Passeig Arqueològic encircling the richly decorated cathedral. A Palaeo-Christian necropolis lies on the west side of town; other well-preserved monuments lie just outside the city boundaries.
Madrid

Among Spanish cities, Madrid is a relative newcomer, owing its present status to Philip II who moved the court there from Toledo in 1561. Subsequent centuries saw the new capital boom, with periodic flowerings of classical or baroque architecture, and sleek modern development in recent decades. For many visitors, its main sightseeing interest lies in its superlative art collections. The world-famous Prado Museum is closely followed by the recently acquired Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum with its treasures, and the Museo Nacional “Centro de Arte Reina Sofia” featuring 20th-century Spanish art (including Picasso's Guernica). A dozen other top-class museums could easily feature on any itinerary, but Madrid is too vivacious a place to confine to museums and is best enjoyed outdoors. Elegant parks and avenues glistening with smart shops and fountains, a delightful old town packed around a graceful Plaza Mayor (main square), and vibrant nightlife lasting until dawn are just some of the aspects that make this city such an invigorating experience.

Richard and Wendy Curtis welcome you to Camping Beau Rivage.In the heart of the Béarn region of south-west France, at the foot of the ramparts of the fortified town of Navarrenx, Camping Beau Rivage offers a peaceful haven between the Atlantic coast and the Pyrenees. Camping Beau Rivage consists of 59 pitches, 8 of which are occupied by rental chalets. We are delighted to be installing a new 15m x 8m swimming pool on site for the 2007 season. Camping Beau Rivage .How to find us
Allée des Marronniers 64190 Navarrenx 0033) 559 66 1000 EMAIL

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Barcelona
Sandwiched between sparkling sea and green hills, Spain's second city makes a spirited contrast with Madrid. Capital and economic powerhouse of wealthy Catalonia, vibrant Mediterranean seaport, and thriving cultural centre, it presents an impossible but enjoyable challenge to any short-stay visitor. Essential sightseeing includes the Gothic Quarter, one of Europe's architectural gems. Many buildings date back beyond the 15th century, including its cathedral. Nearby, the famous tree-lined avenue known as Las Ramblas leads down to the sea. Throughout the day (more dubiously at night) a fascinating tide of humanity flows past flower-stalls and news-stands. Barcelona has many excellent museums, including superb art collections. In architecture too, Barcelona excels, with imaginative examples of Spanish modernism by the local genius Antoni Gaudí. Don't miss the Casa Batlló on Passeig de Grácia, his unfinished masterpiece La Sagrada Familia (Church of the Holy Family), or the whimsical Parc Güell.
La Motte

La Motte' is a family run site and offers a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. We are surrounded by beautiful forests with walks and trecking paths that are only a few minutes away. Situated in the Southern Charente Maritime and located within the Haute Saintonge trails. There are twenty five shaded pitches, all with electric hookup facilities. Our toilet block was built last year and has showers, wash-hand basins and seperate toilets. There is also ample washing up sinks for guests that require them. In addition, we have disabled access with full toilet and shower facilities. Fishing pool, We have numerous Angerlers points and offer rod hire and bait. Theres a monstor of a perch in there somewhere!!!!!Late night parking point, Security cameras for your safety and security, Security barriers, also for your safety and security.
LAMOTTE 17270 LE FOUILLOUX
0033 (0)5 46.04.08.39 Mobile 0033 671399006
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The Costa Blanca is the name given to the shoreline of the province of Alicante, the southernmost province of the autonomous region of Valencia. It is characterized by sandy beaches, jacuzzi-temperature seawater and bustling resorts like Benidorm or Villajoyosa, and has a hinterland which is largely unknown to visitors.

Like the other two provinces in the region, Castellón and Valencia, Alicante is historically divided into comarcas, counties or shires. Its coastal shires are, from north to south, La Marina Alta (capital Denia), the least dry of Alicante's comarcas; La Marina Baja (capital Villajoyosa, largest town Benidorm), the most touristy (but there are good reasons for that); L'Alacanti (capital, evidently, Alicante), the most densely populated and least dependent on tourism of the Costa Blanca comarcas; El Baix Vinalopó (capital and most interesting place, Elche); and El Baix Segura, also called La Vega Baja (capital Orihuela).
The Costa Blanca's main attraction is its fine sandy beaches, without forgetting the sea which goes with them. Its best scenery is to be found in the north of the province, in the Marina Alta and Marina Baja, where the the coast is backed by attractive mountains. As you enter from the province of Valencia, the Marina Alta holds Teulada and its fishing port Moraira, interesting but backwater places (which may well be just what you are looking for), and also boasts Denia, a historic city with a splendid ruined fortress slap bang in the centre, and the town of Jávea (Xàbia in Catalan), a fishing port turned resort, said by the World Health Organisation to have one of the best climates in the world.

The Marina Baja practically consists of wall-to-wall picturesque villages and towns, though this is not always easy to see from the awful Mediterranean Highway. Calpe is an attractive town in the shadow of the emblematic Peñón de Ifach. Altea is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean and one of the most picture-postcardy places in the region. L'Alfas del Pi is a small, inland town, with a stretch of coastline, particularly the Albir beach, and an almost exclusively expatriate population. Its annual film festival is of some interest. Benidorm, considered Spain's Manhattan because of its high-rise buildings, has fabulous beaches and was actually conceived to be high-rise, a vertical pleasure city, so it is difficult to mind. Villajoyosa is striking because of its brightly coloured houses, and best visited when its Moors and Christians celebrations are under way.

Entering L'Alacanti from the north, you enter the borough of El Campello, with 23 kilometres of coastline including splendid beaches. This is a part of the Costa Blanca that the Spanish generally keep to themselves, and a charming little spot with its working marina, low-rise old seafront, and bustling, if low-key nightlife. Just south of it, San Juan de Alicante is essentially an enormous, broad beach, seven kilometres of the softest sand you will ever find. Alicante, the capital of the province, is itself a working city, which effortlessly blends tourism with service industries of one sort or another. It has great beaches and a splendid promenade.

Elche is one of the most fascinating places in the Levante, with its double world-heritage status (for its palmeral, palm-tree forest, and for its mediaeval mystery play). Its beaches begin in the north of the Baix Vinalopó, and are mostly undeveloped or completely unspoilt. The first centre of population you come to actually on the coast is Santa Pola, another of those fishing villages turned resorts, with the added advantages of some of the most appealing countryside on the Costa Blanca, and the possibility of taking the boat across to the marine reserve and island of Tabarca, if you didn't do so from Alicante.

South of Santa Pola, you find a couple more of Elche's unspoilt beaches before you reach the Baixa Segura or Vega Baja, and Guardamar del Segura, a pleasant, low-key resort with 14 kilometres of splendid, duney beaches and some gorgeous countryside around. Torrevieja, in contrast is a much livelier and more commercial affair, another fishing town which has been tremendously developed in recent years, though it is a likeable enough place and a good choice for those looking for all mod cons and golf courses. Orihuela is an inland town, but its municipal limits take in a number of beaches with little or mostly low-rise development. Finally, before you reach Murcia, Pilar de la Horadada is a tiny little place with some great beaches and attractive scenery.

Twin Lakes Caravan Park

A picturesque English family owned site set in the region of Charente-Maritime, France. We cater for those seeking a quiet and restful holiday in rural France away from the hustle and bustle of every day life.
At Twin Lakes, we treat our customers as individuals because we know everyone expects something special from their family holiday in France. We aim to offer choice and flexibility making your French holiday a memorable one.

Sandra and Garry Twinlakes Soumeras,EMAIL Tel/Fax: 00 33 5 46 49 77 12
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Granada
No serious tour of Andalusia would be complete without a visit to Granada. Visitors flock here to see the Alhambra, that great Moorish pleasure palace. Yet even without this world-class wonder, Granada would deserve a visit for its other sights and its gorgeous setting overlooking the Sierra Nevada, which makes it a marvellous excursion base. Besides the Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens, see the cathedral and the Capilla Real (Royal Chapel), the Monasterio de la Cartuja, and the two fascinating quarters known as the Albaicín (Moorish) and Sacromonte (gypsy caves where flamenco is performed).