Unfortunately, this deal is no longer available
Centre Parcs Les Bois - Francs (France) 25th - 29th May for 4 people £286.77
810° Expired

Centre Parcs Les Bois - Francs (France) 25th - 29th May for 4 people £286.77

59
Posted 23rd Jan

This deal is expired. Here are some options that might interest you:

With the recent Eurocamp deals getting heat recently, I thought I'd check the prices of continental Centre Parcs and I was amazed at what the prices were for our May half term (24-29) dates!

3394000.jpg
Community Updates
Community support
Enjoy a close up encounter with deer in the heart of the Vienne region. [image missing]
Experience farm life, frolic with the animals of the forest or dive into the crystal clear Cenote Pool overlooking the aquarium.
Perfect for Families with children and teenagers
Unique Activities Deep Nature Spa, Indoor play world BALUBA, Animal park with observation points
Aqua Mundo 4 Waterslides, wild water rapids, big water playground
Accommodations Luxurious cottages and adventurous Tree Houses
Deep Nature® Spa Spa with sauna, hammam, jacuzzis, salt cabin, outdoor and indoor pools, massage

Groups

Top comments
Book through the centerparcs.fr site and save a bit more. We're going in August. £800 for 7 nights in a Premium Cottage for 4. Tunnel, fuel and tolls comes to about £250 from the Midlands.
csinden4223/01/2020 21:06

Book through the centerparcs.fr site and save a bit more. We're going in …Book through the centerparcs.fr site and save a bit more. We're going in August. £800 for 7 nights in a Premium Cottage for 4. Tunnel, fuel and tolls comes to about £250 from the Midlands.


Just priced Euro Disney up on the same basis. Exactly the same deal is £3,133 on UK site or £1,714 Euros on French site. So exchange rate included, double the cost for us brits!!!!
59 Comments
That’s cheaper than here! Heat.
brilliant price. Same week in Sherwood Forest Centre Parks over a grand!
Great deal, looking to book this. CP is one of the best places to holiday 👌
RuudBullit23/01/2020 19:40

brilliant price. Same week in Sherwood Forest Centre Parks over a grand!


Crazy, isn't it?!
Starts working out transport, insurance and breakdown cover for route,,,
Check the reviews, doesn't sound so great.
Niiiiice
We have been here and it's amazing. Gets busy at weekends because you can pay for just one night
Never been to UK ones as they’re so expensive. We got a deal like this in May a few years ago at le bois aux daims resort, highly recommend.
Is the only way to get here by driving I wonder as I actually have Eurostar tickets to Paris for these dates. I was going to go to Villages Nature, but not happy with the reviews. Off to investigate Cheers OP
Book through the centerparcs.fr site and save a bit more. We're going in August. £800 for 7 nights in a Premium Cottage for 4. Tunnel, fuel and tolls comes to about £250 from the Midlands.
add the booking fee to that price too
csinden4223/01/2020 21:06

Book through the centerparcs.fr site and save a bit more. We're going in …Book through the centerparcs.fr site and save a bit more. We're going in August. £800 for 7 nights in a Premium Cottage for 4. Tunnel, fuel and tolls comes to about £250 from the Midlands.


great thanks did the same 24-29May, came out as 356 euros just under £300 all for the 5 days, just got to see tunnel prices now
I'm not seeing any availability for May half term.
Its quite a journey, for me its 3.5 hrs to Dover, allow 2 hrs for ferry and another 3.5 hrs from Calais. 800 mile round trip in total when we did it quite a few years ago. My car costs me 45p a mile to run, so 800 miles is £360. When we went, we stayed two nights in a cheap hotel at Disney and made a week of it, only adds 100 miles.

Travelling costs can add up, Ferry £100, Tolls £20, european breakdown and car insurance costs extra - £35 a year for me. Total travelling costs is £515, still cheaper overall than the UK.
paul.jacobs23/01/2020 23:45

Its quite a journey, for me its 3.5 hrs to Dover, allow 2 hrs for ferry …Its quite a journey, for me its 3.5 hrs to Dover, allow 2 hrs for ferry and another 3.5 hrs from Calais. 800 mile round trip in total when we did it quite a few years ago. My car costs me 45p a mile to run, so 800 miles is £360. When we went, we stayed two nights in a cheap hotel at Disney and made a week of it, only adds 100 miles. Travelling costs can add up, Ferry £100, Tolls £20, european breakdown and car insurance costs extra - £35 a year for me. Total travelling costs is £515, still cheaper overall than the UK.


Yup, why anybody would make such an effort to go there after reading the TripAdvisor reviews, I've no idea.

Sounds like it needs closing down and overhauling. I think I'd rather spend my cash at Butlins or similar of that was the type of holiday I was looking for.
Don't forget Tesco Clubcard points for the Chunnel
Anyone can give me brief info how’s this vs normal holiday abroad in resort?
After all the hassle I’d need a holiday to center parcs.....wait 😃
paul.jacobs23/01/2020 23:45

...My car costs me 45p a mile to run...


Really? That is about 13 mpg by my reckoning, depending on the price of fuel where you live.
Bois oh bois is this a good deal
BigAde24/01/2020 10:01

Really? That is about 13 mpg by my reckoning, depending on the price of …Really? That is about 13 mpg by my reckoning, depending on the price of fuel where you live.


Fuel is the smallest cost, deprecation is the biggest, along with servicing and wear and tear. Doesn't come straight out of your pocket, but you'll feel it when you have a big servicing bill and when you change cars.
csinden4224/01/2020 07:19

Don't forget Tesco Clubcard points for the Chunnel


I couldn't get early enough crossings or late returns going direct so I went through aferry as they had earlier outward and later for return. the earliest they had was 12.20, I wanted to be almost there by then. There always ways of using the club card vouchers. In the end payed £156 for tunnel crossings for times I wanted to go, probably a bit over the top but worth it in my time, would have had to rush back early on the last day even though they do give 2 hrs grace.
paul.jacobs24/01/2020 10:07

Fuel is the smallest cost, deprecation is the biggest, along with …Fuel is the smallest cost, deprecation is the biggest, along with servicing and wear and tear. Doesn't come straight out of your pocket, but you'll feel it when you have a big servicing bill and when you change cars.


Yes, but I don't see how that accounts for the difference.
Imagining it's a relatively modern car that will average a relatively conservative 40 mpg on an 800 mile journey, that's an approximately fuel cost of £120. Assuming a service (oil and filters) is £100 every 10,000 miles, that's another £8. For your car to depreciate the remaining £232 simply by driving 800 miles must mean that you're driving something mega expensive like a Bentley. Maybe you are and good luck to you, but I don't think your costs are typical.
paul.jacobs24/01/2020 10:07

Fuel is the smallest cost, deprecation is the biggest, along with …Fuel is the smallest cost, deprecation is the biggest, along with servicing and wear and tear. Doesn't come straight out of your pocket, but you'll feel it when you have a big servicing bill and when you change cars.


I'm struggling to get to 45p. My new Kuga AWD only runs at 28.2ppm for fuel, servicing, tyres and excess mileage charge. You must drive a V12
csinden4224/01/2020 10:34

I'm struggling to get to 45p. My new Kuga AWD only runs at 28.2ppm for …I'm struggling to get to 45p. My new Kuga AWD only runs at 28.2ppm for fuel, servicing, tyres and excess mileage charge. You must drive a V12


Government
BigAde24/01/2020 10:21

Yes, but I don't see how that accounts for the difference.Imagining it's a …Yes, but I don't see how that accounts for the difference.Imagining it's a relatively modern car that will average a relatively conservative 40 mpg on an 800 mile journey, that's an approximately fuel cost of £120. Assuming a service (oil and filters) is £100 every 10,000 miles, that's another £8. For your car to depreciate the remaining £232 simply by driving 800 miles must mean that you're driving something mega expensive like a Bentley. Maybe you are and good luck to you, but I don't think your costs are typical.


If you drive your own vehicle for business use the government allow 45p a mile against tax. In reality that is break even. Don’t forget wear and tear includes tyres, repairs, belt changes etc, not just oil and filter changes. 800 miles for example is 1/185th of a typical cars life - 150,000 miles, or 1/125th at 100,000 miles
paul.jacobs24/01/2020 11:05

Government If you drive your own vehicle for business use the government …Government If you drive your own vehicle for business use the government allow 45p a mile against tax. In reality that is break even. Don’t forget wear and tear includes tyres, repairs, belt changes etc, not just oil and filter changes. 800 miles for example is 1/185th of a typical cars life - 150,000 miles, or 1/125th at 100,000 miles


Understand the reasoning but don't agree completely. Certainly for my situation I already have the car, which is lease/PCP so depreciation doesn't affect me. Only potential of excess mileage charge. Servicing costs negligible at 18k intervals. Will only be serviced once or twice max in my ownership.

Different strokes for different folks though ...

Either way, its a cheaper way of getting the Centerparcs experience albeit with a pair of budgie smugglers and an air of garlic
paul.jacobs24/01/2020 11:05

Government If you drive your own vehicle for business use the government …Government If you drive your own vehicle for business use the government allow 45p a mile against tax. In reality that is break even. Don’t forget wear and tear includes tyres, repairs, belt changes etc, not just oil and filter changes. 800 miles for example is 1/185th of a typical cars life - 150,000 miles, or 1/125th at 100,000 miles


Even taking into account some of those other costs (some of which are age-related as well as mileage-related), unless you're driving a Bentley/Porsche/Aston etc it just doesn't come close to 45p/mile. Each to their own though. My point was only that those costs you highlighted are hardly typical.
BigAde24/01/2020 11:33

Even taking into account some of those other costs (some of which are …Even taking into account some of those other costs (some of which are age-related as well as mileage-related), unless you're driving a Bentley/Porsche/Aston etc it just doesn't come close to 45p/mile. Each to their own though. My point was only that those costs you highlighted are hardly typical.


Sit and work out your true pence per mile, you will be surprised. Tyres, depreciation. servicing and repairs are more than typical, unless you have a company car of course
Edited by: "paul.jacobs" 24th Jan
paul.jacobs24/01/2020 12:23

Sit and work out your true pence per mile, you will be surprised. Tyres, …Sit and work out your true pence per mile, you will be surprised. Tyres, depreciation. servicing and repairs are more than typical.


I have. In my case, even in the worst case scenario I struggle to get over 25p/mile, so we'll have to agree to disagree on this one.
If 45p/mile was representative, then why does everyone at every workplace I've been at jump at the opportunity to use their personal cars for business mileage? If they didn't make money from it, they wouldn't do it.
BigAde24/01/2020 12:27

I have. In my case, even in the worst case scenario I struggle to get …I have. In my case, even in the worst case scenario I struggle to get over 25p/mile, so we'll have to agree to disagree on this one.If 45p/mile was representative, then why does everyone at every workplace I've been at jump at the opportunity to use their personal cars for business mileage? If they didn't make money from it, they wouldn't do it.


Employees may make a bit in the short term, but long term, they will lose out. Lots of people think its only the fuel in the car that costs money.
media.rac.co.uk/blo…585
paul.jacobs24/01/2020 12:35

Employees may make a bit in the short term, but long term, they will lose …Employees may make a bit in the short term, but long term, they will lose out. Lots of people think its only the fuel in the car that costs money. https://media.rac.co.uk/blog_posts/typical-vehicle-running-costs-for-petrol-engine-cars-42585


Again, sorry but I disagree... there are way too many variables and assumptions to make sweeping statements like that. Those figures from the RAC link could be true if you buy from new on finance, just go to a main dealer for any servicing/issues and don't make any attempt to keep costs under control; but there are many ways of owning, financing and running a car.
Just get a Skoda Octavia, it's so good it pays me 45p a mile!
anyone know of a parc near an airport for ease?
csinden4223/01/2020 21:06

Book through the centerparcs.fr site and save a bit more. We're going in …Book through the centerparcs.fr site and save a bit more. We're going in August. £800 for 7 nights in a Premium Cottage for 4. Tunnel, fuel and tolls comes to about £250 from the Midlands.


Just priced Euro Disney up on the same basis. Exactly the same deal is £3,133 on UK site or £1,714 Euros on French site. So exchange rate included, double the cost for us brits!!!!
Another option to Normandy is Ferry from Portsmouth to Caen/Le Havre and drive from there. Ferry is slower but you could take the night one and break your journey up a bit.

You can also fly from Stansted and Southend Airports to Rennes, Tours or Paris and hire a car (off hire it while you're at CP, although if you can get a good deal it might be cheaper to hang on to it and just leave it in the car park).
morpheus24/01/2020 17:05

Just priced Euro Disney up on the same basis. Exactly the same deal is …Just priced Euro Disney up on the same basis. Exactly the same deal is £3,133 on UK site or £1,714 Euros on French site. So exchange rate included, double the cost for us brits!!!!


That is shocking I knew we were being ripped off but ouch, that's a huge difference!
morpheus24/01/2020 17:05

Just priced Euro Disney up on the same basis. Exactly the same deal is …Just priced Euro Disney up on the same basis. Exactly the same deal is £3,133 on UK site or £1,714 Euros on French site. So exchange rate included, double the cost for us brits!!!!


Get it posted!!
we booked the germany one for august school holidays. 4 adults, 2 kids and accommodation was 500 euro. as it was a few of us we decided to upgrade to one of the vip ones with bread rolls etc from Monday to Friday last week august and it came to 800 euro for all of us. cant beat the prices AND the weather as every year we have been so far it has been anything between 28-35 degrees
We've been to this CP a few times. Absolutely fantastic value at times like this when the French schools aren't on holiday.

As for the park itself, it's very good. The swimming has been extended so theres a fantastic kids area and a couple of extra slides.

It's worth paying for the cottage one up from the basic as they've been refurbed and the cheaper ones are over 20 years old so are a little dated.

Some of the other CP sites in France are newer and slightly better but this one is always cheapest and great value.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text