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Infinite golden beaches, Europe’s largest sand dune, arguably the world’s finest wines... And 4 amazing Siblu campsites: La Réserve, Domaine de Soulac, Les Viviers, and Les Dunes de Contis. What’s not to love about Aquitaine in France’s southwest corner? It has the chic city of Bordeaux as its capital, and the Atlantic Ocean beating its shores all the way to the Spanish border. It truly is a land of discoveries, making it a holiday destination par excellence.
Aquitaine is the perfect region for a camping holiday full of the joys of the great outdoors: lakes, forests, sand dunes, vineyards, and unspoiled Atlantic Coast beaches.
Siblu holiday parks La Réserve and Les Viviers both have their own private lakeside beaches with gently sloping sands which is ideal for little ones. Venture further afield to discover the Bay of Arcachon, a beautiful beach resort, famous for its fine oysters. The region has plenty of family-friendly seaside resorts to choose from: Biscarrosse-Plage, Mimizan-Plage and Contis-Plage, to name a few. Indeed, the Aquitaine coastline offers miles of undeveloped shoreline fringed by dunes, and Europe’s largest and most formidable – the spectacular Dune du Pilat – is not to be missed. The Atlantic breakers also make it a paradise for water sport enthusiasts and surfers. Meanwhile the Landes Forest offers peace and tranquillity as well as a host of fun, outdoor pursuits, whether it’s cycling, horse riding or canoeing.
Why choose Aquitaine?
Aquitaine- Exploring the Coast
Le Domaine de Soulac is situated at the northernmost tip of the Médoc peninsula, at the end of a long string of prime Atlantic Coast beaches stretching down towards the Spanish border. This means sands aplenty, with non-stop water sport fun. Our 4 star campsite has the privilege of being just 2 miles/3 km away from gorgeous sandy beaches. Amélie beach is lifeguard-supervised with shallow waters, perfect for paddling with children during the summer months. Naïades and Centre beach nearby are also lifeguard-supervised in peak season, with a variety of water sports available (check out Naïades beach surf school).
Aquitaine- Towns/Cities & History
Arcachon is simply studded with oyster bars and restaurants offering seafood fresh off the boat, so you certainly won’t be searching too far for a great meal, set against the superb tranquil waters of the Bassin. It is a great hopping off point for catamaran tours around the Bassin, on which you can visit oyster farms and nearby fishing towns such as Bird Island. Don’t forget to hop onto a boat to see the chic coastal town of Cap Ferret just opposite, or the superb views at Dune du Pilat.
The St Emilion landscape is dominated by the town’s historic monolithic church, entirely built into rock and constructed between the 12th and 14th century. Climb up the bell tower’s 196 steps and be rewarded with superb views of the village and surrounding vineyards. Don’t miss a visit inside the underground church where its sheer volume and feat of architecture will take your breath away. Renowned for its wine, taste testings here are of course possible and walks inside underground wine quarries are certainly worth a visit. All in all a great day trip for all the family.
Aquitaine- More to see and do
Travelling to Aquitaine from Ireland
Irish holidaymakers can reach our parks in Aquitaine thank to a number of different direct flights from Ireland.
Ryanair and Aerlingus both have direct flights from Dublin to Bordeaux airport
Ryanair has direct flights from Dublin to Biarritz airport
Ryanair has direct flights from Dublin to La Rochelle airport