Welcome to Aquitaine

 

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. 

 

Our Holiday Parks in Aquitaine

Soulac-sur-Mer

Perfectly located between beaches, vineyards and forests, Le Domaine de Soulac is the ideal backdrop for a relaxing holiday. This is one of our smaller and more relaxed pools which makes it a great choice for families with little ones. It boasts two heated outdoor pools, kids’ clubs and even a spa and wellbeing centre where parents can kick back and take it easy.

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Beach 3.5km away
Slides
2 heated outdoor pools & slide
pet friendly accommodation
Pets welcome in certain accommodation
Cap Ferret

With stunning views over Arcachon bay to the Dune du Pilat and spacious shady pitches in the heart of a seaside pine forest, Les Viviers is a perfect base for discovering the best of South West France. For an active holiday, why not try water sports on the Atlantic waves, exploring the local cycle trails or hiking up the Dune du Pilat (Europe's tallest sand dune)? 

cycle paths at Bonne Anse Plage
Bike hire
heated, covered pool
2 heated pools (one covered)
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Direct access to private beach
Lake Biscarrosse

Welcome to La Réserve in South West France! With its own private beach on the massive Lake Biscarrosse, it's a fantastic holiday park for those who love nothing more than the sensation of sand between their toes. For adrenaline seekers, the lake has a raft of activities including windsurfing, paddle boarding and water skiing.

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Direct access to private beach on the lake
Slides
Indoor & outdoor pools, slides and paddling pools
watersports centre
Water sports centre on the lake

Dreaming of lazy, sunny days surrounded by the scent of pine trees and the chirping of cicadas? Look no further than Les Dunes de Contis! Located in the heart of pine forest in a beautiful area of South West France, this park is only a quick bike ride from the beach and a short drive away from attractions including Lake Biscarrosse.

pet friendly accommodation
Pets welcome in certain accommodation
tents and caravans
Touring pitches available
cycle paths at Bonne Anse Plage
Cycle paths available from the park

What to expect from a trip to the region

 

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?

Beaches

Unspoilt Atlantic coast beaches

Outdoor activities

Cycling through Les Landes forest, or water sports on Lake Biscarrosse

Food & drink

Enjoy wine-tasting in the vineyards around Bordeaux or sample Arcachon's oysters

Culture

Explore historic Bordeaux or the unique towns of the Basque country 

Explore other regions in France

Get ready to discover a dazzling corner of France that lies between Bordeaux to the south and the Loire Valley to the north.

Visit the beautiful Vendée region for a quintessentially French camping holiday in an idyllic spot. Situated on the West Coast near the Loire Valley, south of Nantes and north of La Rochelle, the sparkling, sun-soaked “Côte de Lumière” boasts kilometres of Blue Flag sandy beaches.

Languedoc on France’s southern coast has everything you need for a fantastic family holiday: Mediterranean climate, long sandy beaches, astonishing scenery, medieval villages steeped in history, chic cities, and interesting wines.

Nowhere is more synonymous with holidays in France than Provence; and the delightful Côte d’Azur region in its southeast corner is the perfect mixture of seaside resort, hillside hamlet and chic city. The Mediterranean climate and dazzling light have attracted and inspired the greatest artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

A family holiday on France’s North West coastline is like a real breath of fresh air (without even having to travel too far from home!). Fabulous coastline, beautiful countryside, fascinating history and culture… there’s so much to explore and enjoy when you holiday at one of our parks in Normandy or Brittany.

France may be especially popular for its magnificent coastlines and golden sandy beaches, but it also has so much more beautiful countryside to explore further inland. Stay with Siblu in the Loire Valley or the Rhone Alps and discover stunning scenery, fascinating history, amazing architecture and delicious local delicacies. 

Aquitaine- Exploring the Coast

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Beaches near Le Domaine de Soulac
It’s all about big, sandy beaches on this amazing stretch of the west coast of France and you are certainly spoiled for choice.
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).
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Beaches near La Réserve
Lap up the lush landscape at Biscarrosse, where the ocean meets the lake and forest (Situated just 16km away from La Reserve). Surfers come here for the great waves, so why not try and ride the waves at a surf class, or have fun sand yachting or riding a kite? Your kids can splash around in the sea while lifeguards keep watch during summer months, and Biscarrosse is also home to three beautiful lakes, perfect if you're interested in fishing. And if you’re looking to cool off in the shade, take a leisurely stroll in one of the largest forests in Europe. Mimizan (also only 16km from La Réserve) is a cute little seaside town centred around beach life and nature.
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Beaches near Les Dunes de Contis
Les Dunes de Contis is a fantastic place for a family holiday, as it's surrounded by pine forest nature and close to the coastline, with beautiful beaches nearby, Contis beach is just 4 miles away from the village. Biscarrosse beach are Mimizan beach are within easy driving distance from the village. Contis beach is just 4 miles away from the village. Mimizan beach is 10km long which provides endless opportunities for water sports like surfing, with a children’s beach in front of the old historic fishing town perfect for your little ones to splash in safety. Running through the town is Le Courant river, where you can go kayaking, not forgetting the stunning La Promenade Fleurie, which is rated one of the most beautiful flowered walking trails in France.
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Beaches near Les Viviers
As well as having its own private lakeside beach on-park, Les Viviers is also perfectly situated for visiting a range of other stunning beaches in the area. Enjoy water sports and swimming in the calmer waters of Arcachon Bay or, if you're looking for bigger waves, head to the nearby beaches of the Atlantic coast such as the Plage du Truc Vert (6.3km: 10 minute drive); Plage de la Torchère (10.8 km: 15 minute drive); Lacanau Océan: (40 km: 44 minute drive)

Aquitaine- Towns/Cities & History

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Bordeaux
Sitting on the banks of the Garonne River, Bordeaux is considered the Wine Capital of the World and you’ll certainly find lots of wine bars and cafés to sample these fine wines. Famous chateaux are dotted around the outskirts of Bordeaux and wine tasting in the leafy Pessac Léognan region is well worth a trip. Central Bordeaux is easy to walk around with lots of pedestrianised and cobbled streets. Did you know that Bordeaux also has the largest pedestrianised shopping street in Europe? Stroll along the quays, take a boat trip along the Garonne and enjoy the stunning 18th century architecture which has made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 'water mirror' just opposite the Place de la Bourse is a must-do; kids will love running around and cooling down here on a hot summers day.
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Arcachon
Archachon is a real carrefour between town and beach, where you can go shopping and stroll down to the beach to soak up the rays within minutes. What you’ll notice about this town are its grandiose houses, created in ode to the Victorian style.
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.
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St Émilion
40km east of Bordeaux is St Emilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-see not only just for wine lovers.
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.
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Biarritz
Biarritz is a glitzy coastal hot spot, a magnet for surfers with history to boot. The town is renowned for its world-class surf and host to many surfing competitions such as the Quicksilver/Roxy Jam tournament. So if it’s waves and beach you’re after against a stunning rocky coastal backdrop, Biarritz more than fits the bill.In the town centre, there’s plenty else to do if you’re looking for culture. Biarritz is home to the elegant la Chapelle Imperiale, designed for Empress Eugenie, the wife of Napoleon III, as well as the 19th century Russian orthodox church, known for its famous blue dome, which was a haven for visiting members of Russian high society.

Aquitaine- More to see and do

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Médoc Grand Crus
The Médoc is well-known for its fine wine, so a trip to the South West is the perfect excuse for you to sample the greatest of the red stuff at its best-known appellations, Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien and Margaux... Your holiday won’t get any more French than this!
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Cap Ferret
Cap Ferret is an elegant seaside town just opposite Arcachon, and just 15 minutes away from the town via boat during the summer months. Another great choice for seafood meals overlooking the sea and lazy town strolls. There’s a cute little lighthouse worth a look too, which provides panoramic views of the Bassin as well as the Atlantic. Take a leisurely few hours to explore the beauty of Cap Ferret, on foot or by bike. Wander along Bélisaire pier, enjoy the area's unparalleled oyster tasting, or gaze into the horizon at ‘La Pointe’ (the very tip of Cap Ferret). If you’re not too intimidated by the thought of hiking up 258 steps, you can also climb to the top of the legendary Cap Ferret lighthouse where a breath-taking view over the coast awaits you.
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Dune du Pilat
37 miles south of Bordeaux, this is the highest sand dune in Europe, at 100m. From the summit you are rewarded with spectacular views of the ocean, Arcachon Bay, and on clear days even the Pyrenees Mountains. Parasailing is popular here and you’ll appreciate the little bars and restaurants at the bottom of the Dune.
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Hossegor and Dax
Soak up the surf in Hossegor, where people from the world over come and visit for the quality waves. Hossegor is known also for its golfing reputation, with its18 hole green and several golf competitions on throughout the year. With 4 beaches surrounding a large lake, Hossegor provides many nautical delights for all the family. In the warm and peaceful spa town of Dax, hot springs bubble at a constant 64 degrees celsius and you’re positively encouraged to cover yourself in mud. Before leaving, stretch your legs along the banks of the River Adou or in the colourful public gardens, where you’ll see lots of other families having a stroll.

Travelling to Aquitaine from Ireland

 

Irish holidaymakers can reach our parks in Aquitaine thank to a number of different direct flights from Ireland.

PLANE 

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

 

Distances/driving time from Bordeaux airport

Le Domaine de Soulac

90 km/1 hr 40 mins drive

Les Viviers

50 km/ 45 mins drive

La Réserve

97 km/ 1 hr 21 mins drive

Les Dunes de Contis

118 km/1 hr 40 mins drive

Distances/driving times from Biarritz airport

Le Domaine de Soulac

269 km/ 3 hrs 11 mins drive

Les Viviers

209 km/ 2 hrs 12 mins drive

La Réserve

136 km/ 1 hr 40 mins drive 

Les Dunes de Contis

106 km/ 1 hr 25 mins drive 

Distances/driving times from La Rochelle Airport

Le Domaine de Soulac

100km/ 2 hrs drive

Les Viviers

244km/ 2 hrs 53 mins drive

La Réserve

276 km/ 3 hrs 24 mins drive

Les Dunes de Contis

308 km/ 3 hrs 16 mins drive