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Make the most of south-west France  05/11/2013

The south-west of France is among the most popular holiday destinations in the country, and is home to some of the most spectacular beaches you're ever likely to set your eyes on.

Indeed, the Atlantic coastline is distinguished by long stretches of sandy beaches, which are a major pull for holidaymakers from home and abroad.

Within this region, there are also loads of charming towns and villages that offer a window into everyday life in France, as well as the past.

And what's more, they're all within reachable distance from one of the many great coastal resorts, such as Biscarrosse or Messanges.

Here, we'll give you a brief breakdown of what to look out for and what you can expect to encounter on a camping holiday in France.

Beautiful ports

Given that this is a coastal region, it will come as no surprise that the area features a number of ports. Among the most picturesque ports in the region are La Rochelle and Rochefort, which are also popular with yachtsman.

But if you're travelling with young children, then this is the perfect destination for you as the kids can spend many a happy hour having fun on the beach.

Or, alternatively, you could take a surfboard with you and ride some of the waves. This really is the perfect destination for a family holiday.


The south of France is, of course, closely associated with the production of wine and there are a number of the best vineyards in this region.

That being the case, why not take the time to visit one of them You can learn more about how your favourite tipple is produced and later, sample a vintage you've never tasted before.

Alternatively, you could spend some time in the French countryside, where you'll find lots of great picnic spots as well as some brilliant wildlife.

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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