Chillin' out in a nursery...

Giens Travel Blog

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Looks like in a jungle, right? ;-)
As I mentioned in this blog's summary, I went down to Giens in Southern France to meet some friends from the local diving club.
I don't know how, but this diving club somehow found this sweet campground called La Tour Fondue in Giens near Hyeres.
This campground used to be a nursery... you know, that type nursery where they grow plants and flowers and stuff. The greenhouses are still there, but only a few parts are operational.
Well, this combined nursery-campground happens to be located directly on a sandy beach on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
Don't expect any luxury there! The place looks like it was abandonded some 20 years ago. The restrooms and showers were probably installed 30 years ago.
Trees and bamboo plants everywhere... which make the place very cosy. If you come early, like May or June, it's not crowded and you'll have plenty of space there.
Tents in the shades


You really can relax in that place! Sleep late, have some nice buttered Baguette for breakfast... maybe take another nap after that... then, well, relax at the beach... wait for lunchtime... then take a nap again... wait for dinner time haha... oh, wait, I forget to mention the good french red wine you'll drink while relaxing!

No, of course you don't need to sleep all time there! From here, you can go to Marseille or St. Tropez, which will take about an hour by car.
You could even go to Nice or Monaco, which is twice the distance, but easily accessible through autoroute.

But if you travelled 1200km on country roads by motorbike in 3 days to get here, you just might to want chill out for a a few days, before you hit the beautiful roads of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur to drive home... :-)



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Looks like in a jungle, right? ;-)
Looks like in a jungle, right? ;-)
Tents in the shades
Tents in the shades
French car on french campground
French car on french campground
Trees and plants everywhere
Trees and plants everywhere
Some of the old greenhouses
Some of the old greenhouses
The big greenhouse
The big greenhouse
Parking under those trees is almos…
Parking under those trees is almo…
Trees, flowers...
Trees, flowers...
More trees, flowers...
More trees, flowers...
And even more jungle over here haha
And even more jungle over here haha
The gate to the beach
The gate to the beach
Aaahhh...finally...the Mediterrane…
Aaahhh...finally...the Mediterran…
Nice beach, huh?
Nice beach, huh?
I mean, this is the beach of a nur…
I mean, this is the beach of a nu…
Paradise for divers out there
Paradise for divers out there
Nice sandy beach
Nice sandy beach
*sigh* I miss my beautiful white P…
*sigh* I miss my beautiful white …
Giens
photo by: Kurisu