Family holidays in France
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    Hot Bordeaux

    Located 150 yards from the magnificent lake 8 x 6 miles, with its crystal clear warm water and gentle sloping beaches it’s ideal for families with young children.

    Looking for something different? Carisma are the only tour operator that has been allowed on this site, so you won’t find this in any other brochure. A unique blend of all the best that the region of Aquitaine has to offer: a beautiful crystal clear lake with sands reminiscent of the Caribbean awaits you, perfect for that all important beach holiday that you have longed for with the children. No pebbles, no waves, just crystal clear shallow waters and soft fine sands; perfect sandcastle conditions and bathing for all.

    For the more adventurous there is sailing, windsurfing, boat hire to explore secluded beaches, or at Biscarrosse Plage, just 4 miles away, the surf that has made this region a mecca for bodyboarders and surfers is there for you to enjoy.

    The area is one of the most interesting in France. From nearby Bordeaux, a city rich in history, the picturesque St. Emilion, famous for its wine to the stylish yachting centre of Arcachon with its many pavement cafes, restaurants, boutiques and casino. Try the wave pools and water chutes of the Aquacity Fun Park or climb the famous Dune De Pyla, there is something for everybody.

    Exclusive to Carisma and French guests, this small family-run campsite is, without doubt the most beautiful we have seen in France. Immaculate in its presentation; small enough to offer the freedom and safety for your children that you need, and in a location that is second to none, a few of the reasons why this has been a favourite with Carisma customers for over 25 years.

    Biscarrosse Reviews
    • Really fantastic, thank you! A stunning area, easy to reach Arcachon, Biscarrosse etc. Great restaurant up the road "Transaquitaine", fab lake & sea beaches. Good service from Carisma - Great Holiday!Mr & Mrs Bird Reading - Property Manager & Senior Lettings Negotiator
    • We have had a fantastic holiday! The campsite is great - well kept and good weather - The girls loved the freedom around the site on their bikes - the pool - the port - Overall FAB!Mrs Fort - Leicester - Physiotherapist
    • After a hectic holiday last year we decided on a quiet, relaxing holiday this year. We particularly enjoyed the cycling, fishing and the beaches around Biscarrosse. We would also like to thank Martin our Courier. He is very friendly and helpful and left us to our own devices which we appreciated. We have certainly had a very good holiday and would like to visit this area again in the future.Mrs Rushton - Burghfield - Civil Servant
    • Biscarrosse is a very nice site with extremely helpful staff- best bit of the location is defInitely the lake; with children aged 9, 7 & 3 such a safe swimming area was wonderful. We also hired a motor boat, very cheap and lots of fun. Anyway, many thanks for a wonderful two weeks!Mr. Christie - Sales Manager
    • We have recently returned from Biscarrosse and had a wonderful holiday. Many thanks and keep up the good work. Our family had a wonderful time we loved the peaceful nature of the campsite whilst having an excellent range of amenities at our disposal. The campsite was immaculate and very well run.Ms D Archibald - Dundee
    • We have enjoyed a fantastic holiday at Biscarrosse. The site is very friendly and family orientated which was ideal for usMr & Mrs Lowther - Newcastle upon Tyne
    • From the first call booking the holiday when the gentleman had personal knowledge of the site to the two reps Harriet and Catherine who were helpful, efficient and hardworking, our holiday at Biscarrosse went extremely well. It is our first holiday with Carisma, and we will book again.Mrs Danielson - Surrey - Barrister
    • Once again an excellent holiday in a fabulous place. Well organised and extremely clean. Lots to do for all the family at Biscarrosse, especially flat cycle paths and great access to a beautiful beach on the lake. Thanks Carisma.Mr & Mrs Muir - Glasgow - Manager
    • We all had such a relaxing time at Biscarrosse and very much enjoyed that we were so close to the beach. The lake is so safe for children, even our 2 year old. In fact the whole environment felt safe.Ms Holling - Derby - Business Development Manager

    Campsite at a glance…


    Campsite Facilities

    • Children’s waterslide
    • Jacuzzi
    • Restaurant
    • Terraced Bar
    • Take Away Meals
    • Campsite Shop
    • Table Tennis & Volleyball
    • Tennis court
    • Children’s Play Areas
    • Games Room
    • Bicycle Hire
    • Mini golf
    • Gym
    • WiFi internet access
    • Adjacent Marina and Slipway
    • Washing & Drying Machines
    • Caribbean-style white beaches
    • Nearby Water Sports Equipment Hire

    Campsite Map

    Click on the image above to see a large campsite map of the Carisma mobile home positions.

    Travelling to France, with the wide range of options and routes available, has never been so simple. So whether you’re looking at taking a ferry, Eurotunnel, flying or using public transport, we’re here to help.

    Crossing the Channel by Ferry or Eurotunnel
    We recommend a Portsmouth to Caen overnight crossing with Brittany Ferries returning on the 16:30 Caen to Portsmouth. This will leave a 6 ½ hour drive to and from Biscarrosse site.

    Ferry Ports Distance from Campsite (miles)
    Caen – 400
    St Malo – 380
    Cherbourg – 439
    Calais – 548

    Airports Distance from Campsite (miles)
    Bordeaux – 46
    Biarritz – 87
    Bergerac – 120
    Pau – 124

    Train Station Distance from Campsite (miles)
    Ychoux – 15

    • Travelling by Ferry or EuroTunnel »

      With a number of ferry routes crossing the channel on a daily basis, there is sure to be an option to suit all families.  For those who prefer a short crossing, why not hop on the Dover-Calais crossing or for those without “sea legs” can take the EuroTunnel.  We can book these as part of your package, often with huge savings on booking direct.  We can offer advice on recommended ferry routes and driving directions to our Biscarrosse campsite.

      St Malo and Caen are the closest ferry ports to the site.  We would recommend catching the overnight Portsmouth to Caen sailing with Brittany Ferries (7hours).  Getting you into France at 06:45, and leaving a 6 ½ hour drive to the site, meaning you’ll be able to arrive on site late afternoon.  You can choose any route for your crossing, and other sailings are to and from Poole, Plymouth, Roscoff, Le Harve and Cherbourg.   We can also offer Santander & Bilbao crossings with Brittany Ferries and would ask that you contact us for prices.

      A return sailing from Caen to Portsmouth is daily at 16:30, allowing a leisurely drive up and getting you back in the UK at 21:15, or you can take the overnight return sailing.

      For those who would rather have a short channel crossing P&O from Dover to Calais can offer up to 20 sailings a day, taking just 90minutes.  EuroTunnel also offers a wide choose and offers a journey time of just 35 minutes.

      Which is best for me? 

      Whilst the drive time from Caen and St Malo to the campsite is around 2hours shorter than that of Calais, crossings to Calais can offer large savings on the supplement when compared to Brittany Ferries sailings.  So it is purely down to personal choice, whether cost, driving time or travel time is the most important factor.  We’d be happy to offer any advice on crossings.

      Travel Tips

      –              Check out update Driving Rules and Regulations in France (Link to a page on our site)

      –              Accommodation is ready from 4pm on day of arrival.  If you’re early you’re welcome to use on site facilities until it’s ready

      –              Remember the time difference – France is 1 hour ahead of us.

      –              Heavy Duty Lorry’s are banned from the roads in France on Sunday

    • Fly Drive »

      With more and more flights to France from the UK being added each year it’s easier than ever to reach your destination.

      Biscarrosse, in the Gascony region, is within easy reach of Bergerac, Bordeaux, Biarritz and Toulouse, all have a number of UK & Irish airlines flying direct.  We are unable to book your flights but are happy to hold your accommodation, without a deposit, whilst you book your tickets.

      Take a look at our guide to showing who flies where to give you an idea of what to look at.

      We do recommend hiring a car as it gives you greater flexibility when on holiday, for day trips, as well making transfers a more stress-free enjoyable experience.  Take a look at our preferred partner who can offer a wide range of vehicles to suit all budgets.

      However, public transport; trains, buses & taxis are available and for further details please click below.

    • Public Transport »

      There are no direct services from the airports to the site, but you can use a combination of train and bus to get to Jard sur Mer.    You can plan your route using google maps or  The closest train is Ychoux, which is around 15 miles from the campsite.  From there you can hire a taxi to the campsite.

      Alternatively you could hire a taxi from the airport, which we would recommend booking in advance.


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