Watching the cousins merrily running around on Christmas Day got us thinking about the happy memories of time together over the past year, and we started to make ambitious plans for next summer. Amandine showed us an article about the Provençal coast that she had kept, and we were unanimous in our desire to visit this area. Efficient as always, she and Célia had everything organised before the end of January!
Slightly unusually for a summer holiday, we all set off for Sanary-sur-mer at the end of August. Amandine and Céline had chosen well, booking connecting apartments in the ‘Vallon du Roy’ holiday village. Comfortable and practical, it had all the usual facilities and was in a great location to spread out and enjoy everything that the town and surrounding area had to offer.
The abundant and tireless energy of our little group required a bit of planning and a programme of activities! Fortunately, the amazing mums had already prepared a survival kit with all sorts of good ideas: Aqualand in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, an excursion to the Ile des Embiez with a visit to the aquarium and a nature walk, a cable car up Mont-Faron, ‘Zoa’ the zoo or even the tree kingdom, for a bit of adventure.
As for us, my brother and I chose the beaches: the rocky inlet of Port d’Alon – a starting point for boat trips – as well as Lido Beach, Dorée Beach, or even German Beach. We also entrusted ourselves with a mission of the utmost importance – finding the best wine cellars in Bandol to choose a holiday vintage! That way, we could extend our holiday and bring a bit of southern sunshine to our northern climes…
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