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A to Z of French West Coast  09/11/2014

Carisma offers family holidays on campsites along the delightful west coast of France. There are many onsite facilities and local attractions in Brittany, Vendee and Aquitaine, so here is an A to Z of things to do and see on your French holiday:

Amorique Regional Parc is an area of outstanding natural beauty in Brittany including Monts d’Arree

Bretton traditions including music, dance and food are celebrated in events through the year

Cheeses, Crepes, Croissants; tuck into the delights of French Cuisine

Dune du Pilat near Biscarrosse is the highest sand dune in Europe

Equestrian experiences at Le Haras de la Vendee

Futurescope and Puy du Fou, two unique theme parks

Guided tours of cathedrals, chateaux, waterways, cities or islands will give you a real insight

High rise challenges for all ages at Le Grand Defi, Explora Parc or Indian Forest in Vendee

Ile de Re, Ile de Oleron and Ile de Noirmoutier offer island adventures

Jardin du Conservatoire Botanique National de Brest and other spectacular gardens

Kicking back and relaxing on the clean, expansive sandy beaches of the west coast

La Rochelle, a delightful city for sightseeing and shopping

Megaliths to rival Stonehenge in Carnac, Brittany

Nantes, the home of Jules Verne and a museum full of wonderful creations

Oysters, mussels and other freshly caught seafood offer a tasty treat

Pedal power; with miles of off road cycle paths, it’s the best way to explore

Quimper, a historic market town in Brittany with an impressive Gothic Cathedral

Relaxing by Lac de Biscarrosse or enjoying a range of sports on the vast lake

Surf Schools are dotted along the west coast, but the one in Messanges has a top reputation

Tennis is a popular sport in France, so visit a local club to have a go, or be a spectator

Unwind under the stars, the perfect way to enjoy a warm summer’s evening

Vineyards of Bordeaux are world renowned for producing high quality wines

Watching your children play in the waves, explore the rock pools and build sandcastles

EXplosive fireworks displays on Bastille Day

Yacht racing; the Vendee Globe starts and finishes in Les Sables d’Olonne

Zoo des Sables is an ecologically focused animal attraction that will appeal to all ages

Any views or opinions expressed in all articles under the title “Carisma News” are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Carisma Holidays Limited


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