Montpellier is the sun-drenched, cultured capital of the Languedoc region in the South of France, situated but a few miles inland from the Mediterranean Sea. It’s also a youthful, vibrant university town, and one of France’s most multicultural cities, regularly voted the most ‘desirable place to live’ in France. In short, this is the must-visit destination in the area. Happily, Siblu holiday park Le Lac des Rêves is nearby and it’s just a short drive from La Carabasse too.

 

Our parks nearby

For the ideal blend of nature escape and city break, check out Le Lac des Reves. Its location, overlooking Lac Perol nature reserve and less than 30 minutes’ drive from Montpellier, means it combines the best of both worlds.

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View over Lac Perol
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Great Slides
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BMX Track on-site
Vias Plage

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.

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Amazing waterslides
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Great location near the Canal du Midi
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Short walk to the beach

Montpellier at a glance

Head out of town

Go horse riding in the Camargue 

For the kids

Aquarium Mare Nostrum

Take a break

Grab a coffee at Place de la Comédie

A spot of culture

Visit the Musée Fabre 

Things to see and do in and around Montpellier

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Experiences & special events
As a visitor to Montpellier you will love its car-free city centre. It’s a joy to wander around the narrow streets of the historic Ecusson district, or order coffee and croissant at Place de la Comédie, the hub of Montpellier life. Close to Comédie and just off the tree-lined esplanade, Champs de Mars, with its many bistros and daily market, visit the Musée Fabre. It has extensive European collections and is one of France’s largest museums. Then there’s Montpellier’s Arc de Triomphe, built in honour of Louis XIV. You can climb the 88 steps to the top and be rewarded with the most amazing views over the city.
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Beaches & fresh air
Montpellier has plenty beaches just a short bus or tram ride away – you can even cycle in under an hour! Try Pavalas, Carnon, or go on a little further to La Grande Motte – take a short hike and you'll arrive at the wonderful Point Zéro Plage. For a breath of fresh air within the city itself, take a detour to the Jardin des Plantes, Montpellier’s botanical gardens and one of the oldest in Europe.
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Places to go
Hire a bike, cycle past lagoons and discover Palavas-les-Flots, a fishing port turned seaside resort. Take coffee at any of the bars along the central canal. Or rest your legs and lunch out on fish specialties while watching the beach world go by.
The Mare Nostrum Aquarium is also a delight and a surprise: there are plenty of fish, sharks and penguins to see, but also immensely fun interactive experiences.
The Languedoc region is also one of the world’s largest wine producing regions, and there are interesting reds, whites and rosés to sample everywhere you go and tons of vineyards just a short drive out of the city.
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Hidden gems
Montpellier is rammed with shopping delights. But one enchanting curiosity for all the family is the Pomme de Reinette / Pomme d’Api toy shop on rue de l’Aiguillerie. Adults and children will be transported into a magical world of play and imagination. You can also take a tram to Odysseum, an ultra-modern complex where as well as shops you will find plenty of activities: climbing, bowling, karting, and an ice rink. When it’s time for a pit-stop, Montpellier and the Languedoc region are hard to beat for food and drink: think truffles, herbs, olive oil and seafood.

Getting to Montpellier from our parks

Place

Montpellier

Distance/driving time from Le Lac des Rêves

11km/ 25 minutes

Distance/driving time from La Carabasse

62.7km/ 54 minutes 

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