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 at Domaine de Dugny in the Loire Valley or Les Rives de Condrieu in the Rhone Alps and discover stunning scenery, fascinating history, amazing architecture and delicious local delicacies.
The romantic Loire Valley lies in France’s heart, just south of Paris yet still wonderfully accessible for the beaches of the Vendée and Loire Atlantique on the Loire coast. The Loire River, France’s longest, meanders through its verdant, vine-covered hills dotted with fairy-tale castles. To boot, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And to uncover all its secrets, where better to stay than Siblu’s holiday park, Le Domaine de Dugny, ideally situated between Blois, Le Mans and Tours.
The stunning Rhone Alps region stretches from Lake Geneva in the north to Provence and the Cevennes in the south. This eastern corner of France is all about forests, mountains, rivers and fresh air, and Siblu’s holiday park, Les Rives de Condrieu, is the perfect exploring base. Even better, the climate is ‘Alpine mixed with Mediterranean’, so holiday here and you will benefit from reliably warm, sunny days in summer. And with Lyon a short drive away, there’s plenty of culture, shopping and urban delights to sample too.
Loire Valley Highlights
Rhone Alps Highlights
Travelling to the Loire Valley & the Rhone Alps from Ireland
Irish holidaymakers can reach Le Domaine de Dugny via ferry or plane and Les Rives de Condrieu by plane.
Cherbourg ferry port is easily accessible from Ireland thanks to crossings with Irish Ferries (from Dublin) and Stena Line (from Rosslare) and it's a mere 1 hr 10 minutes drive away from Domaine de Litteau.
Irish Ferries Irish Ferries have a number of crossings throughout the summer, running every other day of the week Route: Dublin-Cherbourg
Stena Line Stena Line run crossings 3 times a week Route: Rosslare-Cherbourg
Brittany Ferries Our partnership with Brittany ferries gives you a 5% discount on your ferry crossing! Routes: Rosslare-Roscoff Departs: Monday evenings. Returns: Tuesday evenings Cork-Roscoff Departures: Saturday nights
*Make sure to check the ferry providers' websites for the most up-to-date information about crossings
Ryanair flies directly from Dublin to Tours Val de Loire Airport which is only a 45 minute drive (54 km) from le Domaine de Dugny.
Aerlingus offers direct flights from Dublin to Lyon airport (55km/ 50 mins drive from Les Rives de Condrieu) and from Dublin to Geneva airport (189 km/ 2 hrs 10 mins drive from Les Rives de Condrieu).