Our second stop was a rather plush 5 star site called les Alicourts set in acres of woodland on the longest straightest roman road I have ever seen. The cornfields with their vibrant poppies and cornflowers on the approach were beautiful. But nothing could prepare me for the perfection of this site.
This really is glamping at its finest. Incredible pool facilities, spa, loads of play areas this place earns its 5 stars. But it comes with a 5 star price tag. €39 for an overnight is a bit steep especially as we didn’t really get chance to enjoy the facilities. However, we were so impressed with this site we decided to stay for 3 nights on the way home instead of just 1. We would also be tempted to return next year for a longer stay.
Things to do
The aqua park is fab for kids and adults alike with 3 separate pools, a wave machine some tame slides and 2 brilliant adult slides!
The kids pool was also incredible with a huge model of a pirate ship surrounded by cannons, sharks and a treasure chest spraying water, as well as 3 slides all in about a foot of water. Our toddler really didn’t want to leave.
There are lots of great kids play areas …
… A skate park, and a tennis court.
You can hire buggies and bikes to explore the site. But again this is quite expensive. My husband rented a 4 person buggy and it was €20 for an hour!
There is a sensory / soft play room for toddlers and a kids club for older ones.
There is a lovely fishing / swimming lake with real sand for the kids to play on.
If you can find someone to watch the kids there is a spa with various treatments. It is €14 to use the spa and treatments start from €35. I managed to get a couple of hours to enjoy the hydrotherapy pools, sauna and steam room – very relaxing!
The toilet block and facilities we were pitched next to were immaculate. In the ladies there are 3 hairdryers for you to use and plenty of toilets, showers and sink cubicles. Outside is a large washing up area complete with herb garden.
The baby facilities are also really impressive with a separate block dedicated to babies and toddlers. The only thing I would say is the basins are set quite far back and are quite deep to bend over and bath a newborn. They also have the same problem I have banged on about before, no plug, and what baby do you know that likes showers? Take a plug or cloth to stop the water and use a plastic cup!
The laundrette facilities are again super expensive. At €6 for a 45 min wash and €2 for a 12 min dry I don’t know why it is so expensive?! Also the machines are so tiny so if you think you can just shove it all into one machine, at 6kg max you will definitely struggle.
Eating and drinking
Food wise there are 2 restaurants and a takeaway which serve the usual pasta, pizza, salads and chips. There is a well stocked shop which sells fresh breads and croissants in the morning.
There is a well stocked bar by the pools and a small snack shack which opens in the height of summer.
It really is a site you should stay for longer than one night but if you are just stopping over for one night, why not do it in style!