Camping or Gite Holiday – best value?

A random search of prices for static tents in Brittany and the Loire area produced a few surprises.

The quality of tents offered by large companies undoubtedly improves each year, showers, fridge/freezers, microwaves, 4 ring hobs, hair dryers, heater and fans, even a stereo and ipod dock. All that you would expect to find in a good quality gite in France.

Then there are the extras to make your life more comfortable, electric lights,  linen hire, welcome pack (payable), company representative on site.

Not too different from renting a gite? It was worth making a rough comparison of prices for Easter 2011.

A 2 bedroom superior tent for 4 people, with linen and welcome pack ranges from 386 € to 494 €. (taken from 4 sites)

Our gite for 4 people over the Easter week is 520 €, with which you get a solid roof over your head, no noise from neighbours, a heated swimming pool and privacy. You do not have to bring your own dishwasher, there’s one already there, the heating is free if the evenings are cooler and the sunset is all yours!

I know we are biased, but we’ll be staying at Les Mortiers for Easter!

Sunset at Les Mortiers

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