Camping in Languedoc
Languedoc on France’s southern coast offers ‘the lot’ 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 three great Siblu holiday parks in France to choose from: La Carabasse and Les Sables du Midi near Beziers, and Le Lac des Rêves closer to Montpellier. Welcome to Le Midi. Now let’s explore!
Beaches & The Great Outdoors
All three 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 campsite – 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 campsite offers easy access to Carnon and La Grande Motte, where there are also daytime and evening markets for buying your much-needed holiday souvenirs.
Things To Do & Special Events
Aqualand in Cap d’Agde for thrills and spills on flumes and wave machines. The Canal du Midi: a feat of engineering and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a great place to let off steam in the great outdoors too. Cycling enthusiasts will find limitless cycle paths with a departure point close to La Carabasse holiday park. Carcassonne is a go-to attraction in its own right (more of it later), but a visit to its summer festival in July, celebrating art in all its forms, for all ages, will make your holiday complete.
Local Discoveries & Hidden Gems
Medieval Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, in the heart of inland Languedoc, is classified as one of France’s most beautiful villages and is another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop at nearby Pont du Diable – perfect for canoeing and swimming – to cool off on a hot day. Etang de Thau near Sète is a vast lagoon of pure, clear water and produces delicious mussels and oysters. For food and drink generally, Languedoc is hard to beat thanks to superb local ingredients – think truffles, herbs, olive oil and seafood. It is also one of the world’s largest wine producing regions, and there are interesting reds and whites to sample everywhere you go.
Places To Go
Carcassonne, a twice-walled medieval cité: it serves up ramparts and jousting with its centuries of fascinating history. Cap d'Agde is Languedoc’s most fashionable resort and has terrific beaches too. The buzzing town of Beziers is a delight: visit Cathédrale St-Nazaire and the Musée des Beaux Arts. Sète, dubbed “French Venice”, is an unpretentious fishing port offering an authentic taste of ‘Mediterranean lifestyle. But surely the region’s jewel is Montpellier – a dynamic, fashionable university town with numerous attractions: Musée Fabre, Aquarium Mare Nostrum (with virtual tours); or simply while away the hours watching the beautiful people go by from a café at the Place de la Comédie. Holiday perfection.
Camping in Languedoc: a holiday destination to hurry back to!