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France is first continental European destination for outdoor holiday specialist, Pitchup.com - 11 sites added

Jun 5 2013 Posted by Samantha Marsh

Outdoor holiday specialist Pitchup.com has added 11 locations in France to its extensive roster of destinations throughout Great Britain and Ireland, the first time continental European pitches have been offered on the site.

The newly-available French sites are located along the coast and across the countryside, with several boasting locations in the heart of wine and cognac regions around Nantes, Bordeaux and the Dordogne.

Dan Yates, founder of Pitchup.com commented on the expansion: "Our current clients have led the expansion as it’s something that customers have been requesting almost since the day we launched Pitchup.com. Therefore by introducing destinations across France we are able to extend the season and introduce our clients to new places to spend their holidays. France is the perfect choice for our first overseas offering as it is the biggest camping destination in Europe with approximately 70% more sites than the UK and three times the number of pitches. It’s also easily accessible by air, train and sea from much of the UK. Given that over 8 million Brits holiday in France each year we’re looking at a fantastic opportunity to offer them greater choice of accommodation by adding camping into the equation."

Prices start from as little as £36 per night based on accommodation at Domaine de Kerlann near Finistere, Brittany.  This family fun site is ideal for families, with a range of facilities including a free kids’ club, football tournaments, five outdoor playgrounds, indoor and outdoor pools and a splash zone. In peak season there is also boules, crazy golf, tennis, sumo wrestling and jousting!  Accommodation is in mobile homes which sleep up to six people. The homes come fully furnished with a well equipped kitchen, lounge, two bedrooms and shower room/toilet.

Other parks offer similar styles of accommodation and facilities.

The French sites offer either caravan or holiday home accommodation and Yates says plans are in place to add more sites: "As the season progresses we’ll expand the French product range. We’re in discussions with a number of parks throughout France to offer a greater choice of locations throughout this beautiful country."

For more information, visit www.pitchup.com and for offers to sites through France keep up to date at www.pitchup.com/offers.

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Media information:

Cass Helstrip or Samantha Marsh at White Tiger PR

Cass.helstrip@whitetigerpr.com 07968 255464

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Notes to editors

Founded in 2009 by former lastminute.com man, Dan Yates, multi-award winning Pitchup.com is a free guide to all types of camping and caravanning in the UKIreland and France. The site provides users with a simple platform in which they can search and book a camping or caravanning holiday with total ease. The customer experience from landing on the home page through to booking a holiday can be completed in as little as four pages. The site also goes beyond traditional searches by allowing users to search for a site based on more than 80 criteria, such as adults only and campfires allowed, and view nearby events, Good Pub Guide pubs and VisitBritain attractions. Users can also search on the offers page to find the best deals available. Pitchup.com features over 5,000 UK wide camping and caravanning sites/parks with France recently added into the equation. It enables users to search for all types of parks and sites from the major brands right through to one off campsites which may not have previously had a web presence.