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Best of Both Worlds - French Beaches and French Cities  07/03/2015

If you love a beach holiday, but also enjoy a city break, then our campsite in Biscarrosse can offer the best of both worlds.

A French Beach Holiday

With direct access to a large inland lake that is surrounded by a vast sandy beach, there is plenty of opportunity to relax in the sun, or take part in a variety of water sports at Biscarrosse. If you prefer to experience the Atlantic waves, the coast is just a short distance away. The area is also covered by pine forests which are ideal for cycling and even horse riding adventures. You can hire bikes at the campsite and arrange horse riding trips locally. A generous dose of sun, sea and sand may be just what you need for an ideal summer holiday. Throw in the campsite’s heated swimming pools, games room, tennis court, mini golf, Jacuzzi and table tennis facilities and there may be just what your family needs to keep everyone happy and entertained. However, if you are looking for history, culture and stunning architecture, you may want to take a day trip into France’s fifth largest city, Bordeaux.

A French City Experience

Bordeaux is the capital of Aquitaine and whilst it is world renowned for its fine St Emilion and Medoc wines, few people know that the city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This beautiful city lies along the banks of the Garonne River and exudes style, grace and charm. The city is around 70km from the campsite, so easy to reach within an hour. A trip to Bordeaux isn’t complete without a visit to the vineyards that surround the city, but there is much more on offer. St Michel is the medieval centre of the city and a climb up the steps of the Fleche St Michel tower will offer great views of Bordeaux. For stunning architecture, Quarter Saint Pierres is home to the grand old merchant houses and the markets and shops in the Chartrons District are a haven for antique lovers. Modern art fans may enjoy the collection of 1960’s art which is displayed at the CAPC art museum. Work up an appetite with a stroll around the city’s botanical gardens and their tropical glasshouses and then head to one of the city’s many restaurants, so you can sample some of the local delicacies. In Bordeaux the menu is likely to include fois gras, oysters, Aquitaine beef, truffles and an apple desert called Tourtiere; the perfect way to end the day before heading back to the campsite.

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