Chillin' out in a nursery...
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June 26th, 2005 – by: Kurisu
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.
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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