Welcome to Aquitaine

 

With endless sandy beaches, Europe’s largest sand dune, world-renowned wines and 4 brilliant Siblu campsites, it's safe to say that Aquitaine, on France's southwest coast, makes an ideal holiday destination. From the chic city of Bordeaux to beautiful Bayonne in the Basque country, there is so much to explore during a family holiday here! Check out Domaine de Soulac in the wine-growing Medoc region, Les Viviers with its amazing views over Arcachon bay, La Réserve on the banks of Lake Biscarrosse and Les Dunes de Contis in the coastal Landes forest area. 

 

Why Choose Aquitaine?

Beaches

Unspoilt Atlantic coastline

Outdoor activities

From sailing to cycling to paragliding

Food & drink

World-famous wines and fresh seafood

Culture

So many fascinating towns to explore (including Bordeaux)

Our Holiday Parks in Aquitaine

Soulac-sur-Mer

Perfectly located between beaches, vineyards and forests, Le Domaine de Soulac is the ideal location for a relaxing mobile home holiday on France’s South West Coast. As one of our slightly smaller, calmer Siblu campsites, it makes a great choice for families with younger kids or those who are looking for a peaceful getaway.

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Beach 3.5km away
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2 heated outdoor pools & slide
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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, Siblu’s Les Viviers holiday park 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)? 

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Direct access to private beach
pool with retractable roof
2 heated pools (one covered)
BMX track
Bike hire
Lake Biscarrosse

Siblu’s La Réserve holiday park is set in the heart of the Landes pine forest in South West France and boasts its own private beach on the sandy shores of the huge Lake Biscarrosse.

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

Siblu’s Les Dunes de Contis holiday park is set right in the heart of the magnificent Landes area of South West France, famous for its long sandy beaches, pine forests and pretty villages.

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Pets welcome in certain accommodation
tents and caravans allowed
Touring pitches available
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Cycle paths available from the park

Explore Other Regions in France

Discover Languedoc! La Carabasse and Les Sables du Midi are perfect for a lively beachside atmosphere; Le Lac des Rêves offers a unique lakeside getaway, and Mar Estang is located between a Mediterranean beach and a nature reserve.

The Côte d’Azur, in the south-eastern corner of France’s Provence region, is a dreamy seaside holiday destination which offers a unique combination of beach resort, stunning natural landscapes and chic urban hotspots.

Charente-Maritime is a sunny seaside region of West Coast France where you’ll find three of our most popular Siblu holiday parks: Les Charmettes, Bonne Anse Plage and La Pignade.

With 140 km worth of sandy beaches, the largest departmental cycle network in France and amazing water sports opportunities, Vendée is the place to be for anyone who’s after an active outdoor getaway or who’s craving the feel of the sea breeze in their hair. 

The beautiful region of Brittany on France’s North West coast is an ideal choice for a seaside holiday! What’s more, it couldn’t be easier to travel to Brittany on the ferry from the UK, meaning you can bring your own car to France without having to worry about what you’re bringing with you.

 Beautiful Normandy is just a hop across the channel and makes the perfect location for a French family holiday. It couldn’t be easier to drive straight from your home in the UK to your ‘mobile home’ from home at Siblu’s Domaine de Litteau holiday park, thanks to regular ferry crossings to Cherbourg. 

It’s true that France has some amazing beaches and coastline but its inland regions are well-worth exploring too. Check out Siblu holiday parks Domaine de Dugny in the Loire Valley and Les Rives de Condrieu in the Rhone Alps for beautiful landscapes, riverside locations, fascinating history and delicious local cuisine!

Aquitaine Beaches

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Beaches near Le Domaine de Soulac
Situated at the northern tip of the Médoc peninsula with wide Atlantic Coast beaches stretching all the way down towards the Spanish border, Domaine de Soulac is the great base for exploring some South West beaches. The holiday park is only 2 miles from a selection of beautiful sandy beaches. Amélie beach is particularly ideal for younger kids thanks to its gentle shallow waves and lifeguard-supervision. Naïdes and Centre beach are also easy to reach from Domaine de Soulac and are both great for trying your hand at water sports (don’t miss the surf school on Naïdes beach). Naides and Centre beaches are also lifeguard-supervised during the height of the summer season.
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Beaches near La Réserve
Of course, La Réserve has its own beautiful lakeside beach, but if you’re looking for the thrill of Atlantic waves you can easily head to Bisacarrosse itself, where the best of ocean, lake and forests meet. For those searching for adventure, Biscarrosse makes an ideal location for trying out activities such as surfing, sand yachting or kiting. During the summer months, the beach is lifeguard-supervised. You can also explore the other lakes in the Biscarrosse area (there are three of them!) not to mention the beautiful expanse of forest (perfect for taking a stroll out of the midday sun). Charming Mimizan is another great seaside town to visit for a day trip; and it’s only 20 minutes drive from La Réserve.
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Beaches near Les Dunes de Contis
Les Dunes de Contis is set in the midst of a beautiful coastal pine forest and is a great base for discovering some of the best beaches in the region. Just 4 miles from the campsite itself is the lovely Contis beach. Mimizan town is also easy to reach from the holiday park (only 11 miles away) and is well worth a visit: Enjoy paddling on the sheltered ‘children’s’ beach, take advantage of the many water sports opportunities, kayak down the Le Courant river or take a stroll along ‘La Promenade Fleurie’ (one of the most beautiful walking trails in France).
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Beaches near Les Viviers
Les Viviers boasts its own private lake and beach on-site where you can enjoy swimming, kayaking and relaxing. It is also within easy reach of a range of other brilliant beaches in this part of South West France. Visit the sheltered seaside resort of Arcachon bay for calmer waters (ideal for swimming or boat rides). You can also easily take a trip to more wild Atlantic Coast beaches with bigger waves, perfect for surfing. Options include: 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

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Bordeaux
It might be world-famous for its wine culture, but a visit to the beautiful city of Bordeaux offers more than just a chance for a superlative glass of red. Wander along the quays or take a boat ride down the Garonne River; marvel at the UNESCO-listed 18th-century architecture and get lost in the web of historic streets, squares and churches and cafés (including the longest pedestrianized shopping street in Europe, the Rue Sainte-Catherine). Kids always love to splash around in the iconic ‘Miroir d’Eau’ just between the Garonne river and the Place de la Bourse. Don’t miss out on the Cité de Vin (a museum and exhibition centre dedicated to all things wine) or on sampling some of the region’s best wines in the range of bars and restaurants around the city centre. Head further out to the outskirts of the city and you’ll encounter a host of famous vineyards and chateaux: many of which are open for tours and wine tasting visits.
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Arcachon
Arcachon is the perfect example of a charming South West beach resort. It’s an ideal place to spend a relaxing day out at the beach: soaking up the sun, swimming in the sea (the water is nice and calm thanks to the protection of Arcachon bay) or sampling some of speciality seafood of this region (Arcachon is famous for its oysters). The bustling town is recognisable for its Victorian-style beach villas and its many bars, restaurants and cafés. From Arcachon you can take a catamaran tour around the bay to visit oyster farms or nearby fishing villages. You can also get a boat over to the chic coastal town of Cap Ferret on the other side of the bay where you can enjoy stunning views of the Dune du Pilat. Or, if you’re staying at Les Viviers you might choose to get the boat in the other direction, to Arcachon from Cap Ferret.
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St Emilion
40km to the east of Bordeaux, the picturesque village of St Emilion (a UNESCO World Heritage site) is another famous location for wine lovers. Easily accessible by train from Bordeaux station, it’s a brilliant choice for a day trip for all the family. Of course, a tour of the underground wine cellars or a tasting session in one of the wine-producing chateaux has to be on the schedule! However, St Emilion’s huge medieval monolithic church is also well-worth visiting. Completely built into the rock, the church is an awe-inspiring feat of architecture and a visit is a fascinating way of learning more about the rich history of this area. For a breath-taking view of the village and the surrounding vineyards, dare to climb up the 196 steps of the bell tower.
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Biarritz
The glamorous seaside resort of Biarritz was long the favourite holiday destination of Europe’s rich and famous; and once you’ve had a glimpse of its amazing beaches and beautiful rocky coastline, it’s easy to see why. The impressive Hotel du Palais, right on the Grande Plage, is a reminder of this: it was originally built for Empress Eugenie, Napoleon III’s wife. Meanwhile, the beautiful blue-domed Russian Orthodox church which dates back to the 19th century is a reminder of this small town’s international past. Nowadays, while the ritzy vibe is still very much present, Biarritz is also very famous for its surfing culture (the conditions and waves here are some of the best not only in the South West of France but in the world) and the town is host to a range of famous surfing competitions such as the Quicksilver/Rocky Jam tournament.

Aquitaine More to See and Do

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Médoc Wines
The wine culture in the South West of France is second to none and wines from this part of the country are internationally celebrated. The Médoc region, for example, is not only home to the Domaine de Soulac holiday park but also to some of the region’s best-known apellations: Saint-Estèphe, Pauillac, Saint-Julien and Margaux to name just a few... If you’re after a truly French holiday experience it doesn’t get much better than this. What’s more, once a year the chateaux of this region become host to a truly unique event, the 'Marathon de Médoc'. This is an endurance sporting event with a twist: participants cycle run or walk the course in a range of extravagant fancy dress costumes stopping off along the way at various chateaux to sample their best food and drink!
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La Dune de Pilat
Standing at an impressive height of 100 metres, La Dune du Pilat bears the title of the highest sand dune in Europe. The hike to the top might leave you a bit worn out, but it’s definitely worth it for the amazing views: endless pine forests on one side, the ocean stretching away on the other… On clear days you might even catch a glimpse of the Pyrenees Mountains. Perched on the edge of the dune is the glamorous hotel and restaurant La C(o)orniche which offers incredible views if you’re willing to splash out a bit on a drink or a bite to eat. For more budget options there are also plenty of charming eateries, cafés and bars scattered around the foot of the dune (so you can reward yourself for your effort if you make it all the way to the top!) If you’re really feeling adventurous you could always try paragliding (a popular activity around here).
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Hossegor and Dax
Not far from Les Dunes de Contis, on the way to Biarritz, are the towns of Hossegor and Dax which both make for interesting spots to visit. Hossegor, much like Biarritz, is a brilliant surfing destination, famous for its waves. For those who like calmer waters it also has a large lake with no less than four beaches to enjoy. It’s also popular with golfers, thanks to its 18-hole golf course, and hosts a number of golfing competitions each year. Meanwhile, the Roman spa town of Dax is particularly famous for its ancient hot springs: water from the ‘hot fountain’ in the town centre has a temperature of 64 degrees Celsius! The thermal springs are still considered to have health giving and healing properties and the town is known for its ‘mud treatment’. It’s also worth taking a stroll along the River Adour or through the Parc du Sarrat.
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Cap Ferret
Cap Ferret, just 20 minutes from Les Viviers, is an elegant seaside resort that overlooks the bay of the Arcachon Bassin (with a particularly great view of the impressive Dune du Pilat, really allowing you to get a sense of its size). It’s a great place for seaside strolls, leisurely cycle rides or delicious seafood meals by the beach. For a stunning view over the town, the bay and the Atlantic Ocean, dare to hike up the 258 steps of the Cap Ferret lighthouse and soak in the view. You can also enjoy taking a boat trip to explore the bay further or head over to Arcachon for a change of atmosphere.

Travelling to Aquitaine from the UK

 

Holidaymakers from the UK can easily reach our parks in Aquitaine thanks to direct flights from various UK airports

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Direct flights run from Bristol, London, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow to Bordeaux airport. 

Direct flights run from London and Bristol to Biarritz airport.

EasyJet offer direct flights from London Stansted and Bristol to La Rochelle airport

 

Distances/driving time from Bordeaux airport

Le Domaine de Soulac

90 km (56 miles)/1 hr 40 mins drive

Les Viviers

50 km (31 miles)/ 45 mins drive

La Réserve

97 km (60 miles)/ 1 hr 21 mins drive

Les Dunes de Contis

118 km (73 miles)/1 hr 40 mins drive

Distances/driving times from Biarritz airport

Le Domaine de Soulac

269 km (167 miles)/ 3 hrs 11 mins drive

Les Viviers

209 km (130 miles)/ 2 hrs 12 mins drive

La Réserve

136 km (85 miles)/ 1 hr 40 mins drive 

Les Dunes de Contis

106 km (66 miles)/ 1 hr 25 mins drive 

Distances/driving times from La Rochelle Airport

Le Domaine de Soulac

100km (62 miles)/ 2 hrs drive

Les Viviers

244km (152 miles)/ 2 hrs 53 mins drive

La Réserve

276 km (171 miles)/ 3 hrs 24 mins drive

Les Dunes de Contis

308 km (191 miles)/ 3 hrs 16 mins drive