Capital of the Aquitaine region in France’s southwest corner, the city of Bordeaux gracefully lines the Garonne River as it meanders towards the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a wonderful place to visit, renowned, of course, for its winemaking, but also for its UNESCO World Heritage Site status, bike- and pedestrian- friendly centre, near-perfect climate and laid-back lifestyle. It has also previously been voted Europe’s Best Destination! Thankfully, it also makes a great day-trip from Siblu holiday parks, La Réserve and Les Viviers. So, let’s go!

 

Our Parks Near Bordeaux

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
fishing holidays
Lakeside location
watersports centre
Watersports
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

Bordeaux at a glance

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Wine tasting

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Historic architecture and streets

view over the river

Picnic on the quays of the Garonne

Things to see and do in and around Bordeaux

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The great outdoors
Bordeaux is an ideal city to walk around and discover by foot. Everywhere you go you will marvel at grand, 18th century buildings and vast squares lined with café terraces. Even better, you can also cycle, rollerblade or even run along the many specially designed routes throughout the city. Then take a break and picnic on the quays of the Garonne. The Jardin Public is also worth a visit; as well as wide green spaces and scented gardens, there are children’s play areas, a famous puppet show, and several magical merry go-rounds – hard to resist!
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Things to do and special events
Make sure you discover Quartier St-Pierre, Bordeaux’s medieval core, and stroll by Flamboyant-Gothic basilica, Basilique St-Michel. And if your feet ache from all the walking, jump on a tram or take a bus tour to appreciate the rest of the city. There are also excellent museums to visit: Musée des Beaux Arts, famous for its Dutch masters; or edgier Musée d’Art Contemporain in Quartier des Chartrons, the old wine merchants’ quarter, which still has a touch of the aristocratic je-ne-sais-quoi about it. And there’s always retail therapy: some consider rue Saint Catherine to be Europe’s longest pedestrianized shopping street! Bordeaux is never short of festivals and cultural events either. Both in June, here are two not to miss: ‘Bordeaux fête le vin’, a biennial wine festival celebrating local appellations through tastings, concerts and fireworks; and Les Epicuriales, a very different kind of culinary festival, with tastings, demonstrations and even a ‘waiters’ race!
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Local discoveries and hidden gems
The miroir d’eau at the Place de la Bourse is nothing short of magical, and is the world’s largest reflecting pool, super for splashing about in on a hot summer’s day. Amble along the Marché des Quais – Bordeaux’s Sunday market on the Garonne and a Bordelais institution – the route is also interspersed with skate parks and playgrounds to keep littler ones amused. No trip to Bordeaux could ever be complete without tasting some of its world famous wines, and these can easily be accompanied by the city’s fine cuisine – think French cheeses, delectable oysters, and duck presented in all its many forms. When you’re quite replete, remember to mosey through the city’s streets once again and enjoy Bordeaux sparkling by night.

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Places to go
Visit the charming medieval village of St. Emilion for vineyard tours and tastings, but also discover a surprising underground church and labyrinthine caves. The extraordinary Bay of Arcachon is also nearby – a beautiful beach playground, famous for its sublime oysters.

Explore other cities in France

Discover our holiday parks near Biscarosse

In southwest France, just south of Bordeaux and the glimmering Bay of Arcachon, lies Biscarrosse. It is a remarkable three-in-one holiday destination. Biscarrosse-Plage presides over long, sandy beaches with the rolling surf of the Atlantic Ocean crashing their shores.

Discover our holiday parks near La Rochelle

The seafaring town of La Rochelle is the jewel of Charente Maritime, a wonderful region in France perched on the Atlantic Ocean.

Discover our holiday parks near Béziers

Perched above the River Orb in the Languedoc region of France, Béziers lies between Narbonneand and Sète. It is an attractive Roman town, renowned for its summer Feria and wines.

Discover our holiday parks near Roscoff

You’ll find the historic port of Roscoff in Pays du Léon, a corner of France in Brittany’s Finistère that enjoys a gentle microclimate and prodigiously produces artichokes, cauliflowers and, most famously, the Roscoff pink onion! It is also well known to visitors from the UK and Ireland for cross-channel ferry links.

Discover our holiday parks near Nice

Unofficial capital of the Côte d’Azur region in the southeast of France, Nice is also the ‘grande dame’ of the French Riviera. It offers opulence, year-round sunshine, and a timeless appeal. In fact, Nice is sun, fun, art, and every visitor experience rolled into one city, whether you’re after a spot of shopping, a beach hit or some city culture.

Discover our holiday parks near Caen

Sitting where the rivers Orne and Odon meet, the buzzing university town of Caen is one of Normandy’s most important cities. Caen has rebuilt spectacularly since WWII, its held on to many of its splendid historical buildings and maintained its Norman spirit.

Getting to Bordeaux from our parks

Place

Bordeaux

Distance/driving time from Les Viviers

55km/ 1 hour

Distance/driving time from La Réserve

87km/ 1h25 mins