Domaine de Briange – A campsite with a difference

FOREWORD: This is not a sponsored feature. We have written this article because we really, really enjoyed our stay at Domaine de Briange and think that others may too. Simple.

There was a praying mantis in our tent, loitering casually on our food storage box.

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Now, if you are somewhat appalled by the prospect of sharing your holiday accommodation with a carnivorous insect then, let’s be honest, this article probably isn’t for you. But if you enjoy getting close to nature, then… read on. In fact, if you’re a keen camper, then there’s a pretty good chance that you will absolutely adore Camping Domaine de Briange in the Ardèche, France.

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Cycling with kids in the Ahrtal, Germany

Like most destinations, tourism in Germany is so much more than ticking off the major sights. Venture almost anywhere off the beaten track with a pair of hiking boots or a bicycle (preferably both!) and you are pretty much guaranteed a holiday or short break to remember.

You see, we had no particular reason for choosing the Ahrtal, in Rhineland Pfalz, as the destination for a short camping holiday. Sure, it was only a few hours away from our home in Luxembourg, we hadn’t been there before, and it seemed to have a few half-decent campsites, but this could also be said for perhaps a dozen other regions of Germany. However, I had read some good things about the local cycle path, so we rather spontaneously set up camp in the buzzing town of Altenahr, pumped up the bike tyres, and got ready to explore.

(Spoiler: It was WONDERFUL!)

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Castle Coole: Culture and nature

It’s an architectural masterpiece, widely considered one of the most important National Trust properties in the UK AND its extensive grounds have been designated as an “Area of Special Scientific Interest”. We discovered that Castle Coole in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, is a rather special place indeed.

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The rock labyrinths of Berdorf

The unusual geology of the “Mullerthal” region of Luxembourg has created a fantasy wonderland of rock labyrinths, perfect for little explorers with big imaginations.

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Bourglinster – village of nature, history and culture

The Luxembourgish village of Bourglinster is surrounded by beautiful nature, steeped in history and brimming with culture. The views aren’t bad either.

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The encounter on the island

The beautiful Isle of Arran is a family-friendly destination with some of Europe’s most spectacular wildlife, including all of Scotland’s “Big Five”. But some creatures are easier to encounter than others…

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