We reveal France’s best-kept secret in our latest edition of Practical Caravan, when we head down the wild Atlantic coast and discover that it’s full of great surprises!
If you’ve never explored Nantes and the Loire Atlantique, read Bryony’s tale of moving mechanical sculptures, including a 40ft elephant you can ride, great beaches and a whole lot of history to keep the whole family entertained during your caravan holidays in France. In a separate feature she also reports on 10 great sites in France for visiting the best museums, from Marseille to Bayeux.
With this year’s peak caravan holiday season approaching, where are you heading? Read our latest magazine for loads of touring ideas.
Back in Britain, we bring you more first-hand reports of great caravan holidays in the Lake District, where Gary Richardson takes things slowly on Lake Coniston. Then we head east to the Fens, where Janice Sadler enjoys a getaway to Stilton – the home of our famous British blue cheese. We also bring you a feature highlighting some of the best sites and sightseeing spots for your caravan holidays in Devon.
If you’re in the market for buying a new caravan, don’t miss our latest caravan reviews. We see how the other half live when we review the new Vanmaster V640 TB, a prestigious luxury caravan. We also take a first look at the Eriba Touring GT Troll 530 caravan, a new caravan from an iconic brand that deserves the label.
Stacie Pardoe took her family to Italy in the Adria Adora 612DT Rhine and now she delivers her full live-in test verdict. Read the review in the June issue to find out how on earth the Slovenian manufacturer has managed to fit six berths into a single-axle caravan!
We also bring you running reports on the Skoda Octavia Scout and our Bailey Unicorn caravan.
Don’t miss our latest tow car tests! In Practical Caravan’s June issue we test the VW Passat Estate – the eighth generation of this top tug seems to be made for caravanners, but how does it perform on the test track? We also give the BMW X5 a test to see how much of a rival for the Range Rover Sport this prestige German 4×4 might prove to be. Our used tow car test this month hitches up the stunning Alfa Romeo 159 to a caravan to see how well this Italian car performs when towing.
We’ve loads of helpful practical advice about caravanning, too. Check out our tips on what to do when the grey water drains too sluggishly from your caravan, test your knowledge with our ‘caravan basics’ advice and see what’s new in our latest Buyer’s guide.
Talking of buying caravans, if you’re looking for used caravans for sale, read our ‘Secondhand shootout’ to see what amazing premium two-berth caravans you can buy for up to £7000. Or save money by taking Andy Jenkinson’s advice on how to buy the right Ace Award caravan for you.
Finally, don’t forget we’re running a fantastic series giving expert advice on taking better photographs. Send us your caravan holiday photos to show us what you can do and drop us a line about anything to do with caravans – we love to hear from you and we print the best pictures and letters in ‘Caravan chat’ in every issue of the magazine. Post letters to Practical Caravan, Broom Road, Teddington TW11 9BE or email [email protected], or join in the chats on our Facebook page, forum, twitter @pcaravan and Google+ page.
Enter our latest competitions, too. In the June issue there’s a chance to win tickets for the Battle Proms picnic concerts in several locations around the country. We have six pairs of tickets worth up to £80 each to give away and winners can choose between concerts at Burghley House in Lincolnshire, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, Highclere Castle in Hampshire and Ragley Hall in Warwickshire. Enter Practical Caravan’s June issue competitions online by 20 May, 2015.
Good luck – and we hope you’ll enjoy our latest issue – Practical Caravan’s June edition is on sale in the shops now!
If you've never explored Nantes and the Loire Atlantique, read Bryony's tale of moving mechanical sculptures