Welcome to Inland France

 

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. 

 

Our Parks in Inland France

Onzain, Loire Valley

Set in the beautiful countryside of the Loire Valley just a few kilometres from the châteaux that have made this region famous, Domaine de Dugny is a park with something for everyone. Kids will love the slides, heated pools, kids’ clubs, entertainment programmes and, of course, the bouncy castle.

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On-site fishing lake
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8 km from Loire Valley Chateaux
heated, covered pool
Outdoor pool & covered pool
Condrieu, Rhone Alps

As one of our smaller Siblu parks Les Rives de Condrieu is unrivalled when it comes to rest and relaxation in a stunning setting. Nestled between the lush countryside of the Rhone Alps and the Rhône River itself, the park boasts sports facilities, slides, and a brilliant pool complex overlooking the river!

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View over Rhône river, water sports centre 3km away
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Outdoor pool, slides and paddling pool
cycle paths at Bonne Anse Plage
Proximity to Via Rhona cycle path

What to Expect From a Stay at One of Our Inland parks

 

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.

 

Explore other regions in France

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.

Discover the beauty of France's West Coast in one of our Charente-Maritime or Vendée campsites. This beautiful stretch of Atlantic coast is a holidaymaker’s paradise, suitable for families and groups of all ages.

Nowhere is more synonymous with sea and sunshine than the South of France. Warm, iridescent Mediterranean location – tick. French Riviera glitz and glamour – tick. Authentic flavours and savours of Provence – tick.

Loire Valley Highlights

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Nature
The Loire Valley’s stunning scenery and gentle climate will keep family members and friends happily amused outdoors for hours. From fishing to canoeing, get a taste for river activities, all easily accessible from the Domaine de Dugny campsite. Or make the most of the many cycle and walking routes on two wheels or two feet.. The more adventurous among you can experience the region’s magic in a hot-air balloon! Whereas golfers will be enthralled by the beautiful courses. For something different, make it a two-centre holiday by afterwards heading to Siblu campsite Les Pierres Couchées in Loire Atlantique where you can enjoy the super beaches that stretch between St-Nazaire and La Rochelle.
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History
A trip to the Loire Valley is not complete without visiting the best of the region’s splendid châteaux. Stunning Chenonceau is the Loire’s most visited. You’ll love it for the tearoom, maze and children’s play area. Chambord is grandiose and extravagant: take a carriage ride round the grounds and experience its true splendour. Enjoy Chamont-sur-Loire for its famed, exquisite gardens.
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Cities
Tour Tours, the region’s historic capital. Enjoy its lively yet laid-back atmosphere, botanical gardens and open-air markets. Marvel at the flamboyant-Gothic St-Gatien cathedral, and Rubens and Rembrandts in the Musée des Beaux Arts. Or feel the need for speed in Le Mans – as well as the circuit there’s a museum dedicated to the 24-hour endurance race (Musée des 24 Heures). To get around town, why not take a tram, then head to l’Arche de la Nature for walks in the woods, children’s activities and a farm visit.

Rhone Alps Highlights

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Nature
With two natural parks – Vercors and Pilat – on the doorstep of campsite Les Rives de Condrieu, you could quite easily dedicate your holiday to a different outdoor pursuit each day, in the most amazing surroundings: hiking, mountain biking, fishing, horse riding, canoeing, water-skiing – to name but a few! Within the Pilat natural park, don’t miss ViaRhôna: it’s an ambitious project that plans ultimately to lead cyclists from Lake Geneva to the French Mediterranean coast. Cycle a section of it while holidaying in the Rhone Alps with Siblu, and along the way you’ll discover local villages, magical scenery and exquisite, regional cuisine…
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Days out and events
If the great outdoors and natural parks of the Rhone Alps leave you hankering for still more thrills, try Cimes Aventures, an adventure park in Septème packed with rope bridges, nets and even death slides! For a change in tempo, a musical interlude might just do the trick: why not take part in Vienne’s atmospheric summer jazz festival.
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Lyon
Lyon is the third largest town in France, and offers up a variety of fun and exciting ways to explore the city. Lyon’s history goes back to roman times, and there are many ancient ruins to see such as the Ancient Roman Theatre of Fourvière. But its silk manufacturing past, evident in the several traboules that still exist, allow you to wander through the interconnecting passageways between buildings once used by the silk craftsmen. Around Lyon, you’ll see charming tromp d’oeil murals that will have you looking twice. You also shouldn’t miss the amazing and unusual cloud of glass that is the Museum of Confluences, situated at the crux of the Rhône and Saône rivers. To get the best view of this city, walk up the hill to the dramatic and ornate Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourviere, where’ll you be rewarded with 180 degree views of the city and its rivers.

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. 

FERRY

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

PLANE 

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). 

 

Distance/driving time to Domaine de Dugny

Tours Val de Loire Airport

54 km/ 45 mins drive 

Cherbourg Ferry Port

412 km/ 4 hrs 10 mins drive

Roscoff ferry port

495 km/ 5 hrs drive

Distance/driving time to Les Rives de Condrieu

Lyon Saint Exupéry airport

55 km/ 50 mins drive

Geneva airport

189 km/ 2 hrs 10 mins drive