Welcome to Languedoc 

 

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. What’s more, there are four great Siblu holiday parks to choose from in this part of France: La Carabasse and Les Sables du Midi near Beziers, Le Lac des Rêves near Montpellier, and Mar Estang near Perpignan (just 1 hour from the Spanish border). Welcome to Le Midi. Now let’s explore

 

Our Holiday Parks in Languedoc

Vias Plage, near Beziers

If you’re looking for an action-packed break then La Carabasse has it all: huge pool complex, waterslides, kids’ clubs, a beach within walking distance and even a theme park just around the corner. The nearby town of Vias is the go-to for entertainment and eateries while the historic Beziers is only a short drive away! 

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Beach 1.5km away
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Slides and lagoon-style pool
cycle paths at Bonne Anse Plage
Great cycling along nearby Canal du Midi
Valras Plage

If it's long hot days by the pool you're after, Les Sables du Midi in Languedoc might just be the perfect park for you. Located within walking distance of the beach, you'll find loads to explore and enjoy in the local area. The park itself offers great pool complexes, swimming pools and free kids’ clubs ensuring an unforgettable holiday for all family members.

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Beach 1km
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Waterslides and paddling pools
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Restaurants on-site
near Perpignan

For a sun-drenched holiday in the South look no further than Mar Estang! Situated between the turquoise waves of the Mediterranean and the calm waters of Canet- Saint-Nazaire lake and nature reserve, you’ll be spoilt for choice of where to spend your days. Mar Estang has everything you need for a relaxing holiday: restaurants, shops, and even a wellbeing centre.

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Beach 100m away
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Pool complex with 3 waterslides
pet friendly accommodation
Pets welcome in certain mobile homes
Montpellier

For the ideal blend of nature escape and city break, check out Le Lac des Rêves. Its location, overlooking Lac Perol nature reserve and less than a 30 minutes drive from Montpellier, means it combines the best of both worlds. On site you’ll find a huge pool complex, waterslides, kids’ clubs and plenty of great activities.

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2 pools with great slides
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Near historic Montpellier
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Overlooks lake in protected region of natural beauty

What to Expect From a Trip to the Region

 

All our Siblu campsites in Languedoc are ideally located for a daily trip to build sandcastles and splash about in the warm waters of the Mediterranean. In this region, you’ll find long, sandy beaches that offer everything you need for a family day-out. Near La Carabasse campsite, try Vias Plage and Rochelongue Plage. Valras Plage is well placed for Les Sables du Midi – and if you need to escape the midday sun, pop into the Palais de la Maquette with its collection of LEGO and K'NEX models. There are even tables where you can build your own! Le Lac des Rêves offers easy access to Carnon and La Grande Motte, where there are also daytime and evening markets for buying holiday souvenirs. As for Mar Estang, not only is it situated right on the beach, but it also borders the 'Canet-Saint-Nazaire' lake and nature reserve. 

 

Why choose Languedoc?

Great weather

Dreaming of a sunny summer? You can't get much better than the South of France. 

Coastline

Enjoy lazing on the beach or swimming in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean

Embrace the outdoors

Explore the Canal du Midi by bike, or try you hand at kayaking in the stunning Hérault Gorges

 

Historic towns

From medieval Carcassonne to the Roman ruins at Nîmes...

Explore other regions in France

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.

The southwest coast of France is an incredibly diverse area, full of beaches, nature and culture. It is also home to four amazing Siblu holiday parks: Domaine de Soulac, La Réserve, Les Viviers and Les Dunes de Contis. Outside of the parks themselves, the South West boasts a huge range of things to see and do, which makes it ideal for all kinds of holidaymakers.

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.

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. 

Languedoc- Exploring the Coast

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Beaches near Le Lac des Rêves
Just nearby, Carnon is a haven of beauty and tranquility for bathers wanting to top up on their tan. La Grande Motte is ideal for kids to splash around in, with its gentle sloping beaches and supervising lifeguards who are on watch daily. Le Petit & Grand Travers are protected areas of natural beauty where you can discover its pretty dunes and pine forests, while Palavas les Flots is a great spot for strolling along the quays and enjoying the superb views of the Mediterranean Sea during a meal at the top of Palavas tower.
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Beaches near La Carabasse
Whether you prefer natural or fully equipped beaches, the strips of beautiful sand at Cap d’Agde provide something that will suit all visitors. The Cap is literally teeming with them, 13 in total, but we especially prefer the supervised Rochelongue Plage, just 7 miles / 8km away, which is equipped with a first aid post and bordered by vegetation. Valras Plage is also a modern seaside resort lined by beautiful turn of the century villas, with plenty of water sports activities available, making this beach a fun and peaceful place to visit for all, while Vias beach is charming for its fine white sand and colourful town facades.
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Beaches near Les Sables du Midi
If you're staying at Les Sables du Midi, it won't take you long to discover the neighbouring resort of 'Valras Plage'. Unsurprisingly, life here is centred around the beach, where children and adults can sunbathe, play and swim safely in this gently shelving shores. Take up the French sport of people watching as you sip a cup of coffee on the terrace, and in the evenings, soak up the ambiance at the delightful bars, restaurants and at the live musical performances at Valras Plage harbour.
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Beaches near Mar Estang
Mar Estang is only 100 m from Estelle de Mar beach, meaning that you can easily stroll straight from your mobile home down to the sand for a quick sunbathe or a dip in the sea. Slightly further along the coast (less than 4 km and a 5 minute drive away) is the bustling seaside resort of Canet en Roussillon where you'll find 9km of sandy Blue Flag certified beaches and a range of options for water sports.

Languedoc - Towns/Cities & History

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Montpellier
Montpellier is a lively, elegant city, known for its rich past, splendid mansions, shops and boulevards. It has a young and vibrant feel, welcoming couples and young families for its variety of activities. Kids will delight at the animal and plant life abundant at the Amazonian greenhouse, like the piranhas, tamarind monkeys, white faced sakis, huge ceiba trees and waterfalls. To discover the city by bike, there are urbanbike city tours, uncovering XXI century Montpellier, and for something typically French, there are also coffee tours and winetastings in castles.
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Carcassonne
Carcassonne is literally a huge medieval walled city, coloured in pinks and reds, and peppered with 53 big and small towers all around. Within its walls sits a castle and basilica. Its immense structure is pretty impressive to look at from afar and close up, but it looks even better at night when all of the walls are lit up. If you’re arriving during the day, arrive early to avoid the crowds, take a guided tour or simply stroll around the town and immerse yourself in this town steeped in history.
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Sète
Sète is otherwise called the ‘Little Venice of Languedoc’ – why? Because of the many canals running through it, including the beautiful Canal du Midi, the river symbolic of quaint French countryside living. The water is where it’s all at here, as there’s also the vast lagoon of Thau to see, home to oyster and mussel beds. Along the river there’s also the amusing and unusual sight of Les Joutes Nautiques, during the summer months, which involves boat crews jousting with long poles in an attempt to knock each other into the water.
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Béziers and Narbonne
Beziers has a triple identity – there‘s the sea, the town, and the wineyards, which is reflected in the array of colours you see all around the town - pinks, reds, blues and greens. Beziers is known for its rugby, but the big attraction every August is the Feria, with its huge outdoor parades, dances, and musical performances which will entertain your kids no end.
What literally stands out in Narbonne is the Saint Just Cathedral, which juts out of the cityscape. Don’t miss the pretty market which will give you a taste of all the local flavours. 10 miles away at Narbonne beach you'll find sand stretching on for miles and a marina in the National Park. This beach has been given a Blue Flag certification for its water quality so you can rest assured that it's a safe place for your kids to play.

Languedoc- Other 'must-see sites'

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Réserve Africaine de Sigean
Situated between Narbonne and Perpignan, this zoo is home to more than 3800 animals. This semi natural reserve places a lot of importance on taking care of its flora and fauna, and is part of the Association of the Friends of the African Sigean Reserve, promoting scientific research, teaching and conservation. You’ll be able to walk or drive around to observe the many varieties of animals like giraffes, ostriches, antelopes and zebras.
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Pont du Gard
18 miles / 28km north of Nimes, is the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage listed bridge of the Pont du Gard. During the summer months, you really can immerse yourself into nature here, as swimmers plunge into its crystal blue green river to relax, and kayakers float along and take in the great view of the bridge overlooking the waters at the same time. It’s a little corner of paradise here, and everything’s equipped to keep your family safe, with sun-protective rafts and supervised swimming areas.
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Canal du Midi
This UNESCO World Heritage listed canal stretches 150 miles / 240km and is a tranquil way to discover the spectacular French landscape. Along this dreamlike canal lined with pale green vegetation and plane trees, you can cruise on boats, walk, go horse-riding, or make like Tour de France cyclists and go biking! The terrain is more or less level, making this route accessible for families. It really does allow you to enter deep into the French countryside.
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Europark de Vias
During the summer months, the biggest fixed fairground in France offers every type of ride you could think of, with over 80 attractions, for whatever kind of mood you or your kids are in! There are often special reduction rates if you’re looking to maximize on the fun. In the evenings, this funfair also illuminates the sky with fireworks, and stands offer the usual salty snacks, like popcorn and burgers.

Travelling to Languedoc from Ireland

 

Irish holidaymakers can reach our parks in Languedoc thanks to a number of direct flights to airports in the region.

PLANE 

Aerlingus offers direct flights from Dublin to Montpellier and Dublin to Perpignan

Ryanair offers direct flights from Dublin to Carcassonne and Cork to Carcassonne 

 

Distance/driving time from Montpellier airport

Le Lac de Rêves

4 km/ 10 mins drive

La Carabasse

65 km/ 45 mins drive

Les Sables du Midi

78 km/ 52 mins drive

Mar Estang

161 km/ 1 hr 40 mins drive

Distance/driving time from Perpignan airport

Le Lac des Rêves

151 km/ 1 hr 32 mins drive

La Carabasse

108 km/ 1 hr 10 mins drive

Les Sables du Midi

95 km/ 1 hr drive

Mar Estang

19 km/ 20 mins drive

Distance/driving time from Carcassonne airport

Le Lac des Rêves

155 km/ 1 hr 33 mins drive

La Carabasse

111 km/ 1 hr 10 mins drive

Les Sables du Midi

98 km/ 1 hr 02 mins drive

Mar Estang

124 km/ 1 hr 22 mins drive