Campsites in South of France
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. Thankfully, Siblu holiday parks also offer it all with a selection of four wonderfully situated campsites in France to choose from: Le Montourey (Provence / Côte d’Azur), La Carabasse, Le Lac des Rêves or Les Sables du Midi (all Languedoc). Each park is within striking distance of the coast and offers an ideal base for further exploring astonishing scenery and the charming towns and villages inland.
Beaches & The Great Outdoors
Think South of France, think spectacular rocky headlands, long, sandy beaches, and the inviting, turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Ste-Maxime and St-Raphael on the Côte d’Azur are worth seeking out for beach fun or a spot of snorkelling. In Languedoc, the golden sand seems infinite and there are many great spots to pitch your towel and bucket-and-spade. Try Vias or Valras Plage near campsites Les Sables du Midi and La Carabasse, or nearer Le Lac des Rêves the resorts of Carnon and La Grande Motte. Wherever you decide to go, you’ll find everything you need for a great family day-out at the seaside.
Things To Do & Special Events
Try the Aqualand water parks (Fréjus in the Côte d’Azur; Cap d’Agde in Languedoc) for splashy thrills and spills on flumes and in wave pools. Nice has an excellent aquarium. Luna Park (also Côte d’Azur) is a fun-packed fun fair. In Languedoc, the Canal du Midi is a different sort of playground – an extraordinary feat of engineering and a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can also explore its banks by bike, with a departure point close to campsite La Carabasse. And Carcassonne – a ‘go-to’ destination in its own right – runs a superlative summer festival in July, celebrating art in all its forms and for all ages. A visit will make your holiday complete.
Local Discoveries & Hidden Gems
Ile Ste-Marguerite: a short boat trip from glamorous Cannes, it’s a nature reserve island with beautiful beaches and great picnic spots. Fragrant Grasse: known as the World Capital of Perfume. Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert: one of the most beautiful villages of France with a spot of river swimming or canoeing possible at nearby Pont du Diable. Food and wine: inexhaustibly brilliant and always surprising thanks to superb local ingredients. Think fragrant herbs, olive oil, truffles, seafood, and classic dishes such as Salade Niçoise, Daube Provençal (hearty beef stew) or Bouillabaisse (fishy soup), all washed down with superlative red, white and, of course, rosé wines. Hard to beat!
Places To Go
There are so many ‘must-visit’ places in the South of France. To name a few: Monaco! The world’s smallest country and famed for its casino, royal family and Formula 1 racing. Nice – for its classy Promenade des Anglais. St-Tropez: it has buckets of glamour, tout simplement. Montpellier – a fashionable, lively, university town, often listed as the city in France most French people would like to live in. Carcassonne – serving up ramparts, jousting and centuries of fascinating history.
Camping in the South of France: the real French holiday experience
Les Charmettes **** Charente Maritime
Domaine de Soulac **** Aquitaine
Le Lac des Rêves **** Languedoc
Bonne Anse Plage **** Charente Maritime
La Réserve **** Aquitaine
La Carabasse **** Languedoc
Les Sables du Midi **** Languedoc
La Pignade **** Charente Maritime
Le Montourey **** Provence - Côte d'Azur
Les Dunes de Contis *** Aquitaine