We’re staying at Berny Riviere, about an hour or so’s drive north east of Paris. It’s a resort where several hundred static caravans are parked as well as scores of caravans and tents and a handful of two story lodges. Several companies operate out of here – including Canvas Holidays, who we are booked through. There’s shed loads of activities for the kids and family as a whole from archery to zorbing.
Yesterday, after our jaunt around Paris for the morning, we checked in and kicked back for a bit. The lodge itself is great. Bedrooms upstairs, the main of which has a lovely balcony area. A great vantage point to watch the anglers on the lake in front attempt to snag one of the reportedly “huge” sturgeon and carp who reside there. Downstairs; bathroom, toilet, kitchen and lounge inside and a raised deck out the front with a (now tried and tested) gas bbq. Nice.
So far, so good.
Yesterday afternoon we hung out at the artificial beach – a sandy shored pool surrounded by grass, serviced by a bar. The kids loved this (so did we!). Today we’ve checked the kids into the clubs – all sorts of games and activities – this morning, Sophie did Fencing whilst the boys did something called ‘blackout’. We went to the local supermarket whilst all this was happening, and wowed at all the exiting foods on offer. Good prices as well – I think in ‘how much does beer cost’ in a different country – not a lot, if you buy it from the supermarket: 10 x 25cl 4.2% stubbies for 3.9 Euros and a 150ml bottle of quaffable red wine for 2.49 Euros.
The kids are back at kids club as I type this – they boys are having a go on a very exciting looking thing called a Gordon’s AEROBALL – which looks like a trampoline based baskeball hybrid. In a mo, (after I’ve finished this blog and stubby) we’re off to check out the main swimming pool complex. Waterslides, jets and oodles of fun looking stuff to climb on for the bin lids.
Right so, ttfn.