Travel challenge: May half term in France

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Every week we |invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a family holiday in the South of France. Prices are for a family of four departing for seven nights during the May half -term holiday...


£354: Camping La Sirène, Argelès sur Mer. Includes return Dover-Calais ferry crossing on 29 May and accommodation in a Fiji mobile home.

“This is a great value half-term holiday and Camping La Sirène offers a wide range of superb on-site facilities, including a large tropical style pool complex with nine waterslides and Jacuzzi, tennis, table tennis, mini-golf, playground, games room and cycle hire; the long sandy beach is just 1km away,” says Val Artley at Vacansoleil (0333 700 5050;

Canvas Holidays

£299: Camping Domaine des Naiades, Grimaud. Includes return Dover-Calais ferry crossing on 29 May and accommodation in a mobile home.

“This site is in an exceptional location, just a short walk from the beaches of the Côte d’Azur with its array of local markets, shops and fantastic restaurants,” says Claire Mackinlay of Canvas Holidays (0845 268 0857;

Club Med

£3,449: Opio en Provence. Includes flights departing Gatwick or Heathrow on 30 May, transfers and all-inclusive accommodation in two interconnecting rooms at the resort.

“Club Med holidays are all-inclusive – offering not just flights and accommodation, but all meals, transfers, beverages and even sports tuition – so customers staying at Club Med Opio en Provence are not affected by the unfavourable exchange rate. This, coupled with the resort’s fantastic facilities for children, make Opio en Provence really appealing as a short break destination,” says Laurent De Chorivit of Club Med (08453 67 67 67;