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.
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Fantastic sandy beaches make this fascinating town a popular place to visit. The town was modelled on the four seasons, winter, spring, summer, or autumn. The Winter Town: A mosaic of mansions from the dating back to the Second Empire. Examples of Swiss chalets, Moorish cottages, gothic mansions and colonial residences can be found here. In the centre of the winter town is La Place des Palmiers (palm tree square). You can take a journey, using the lift, up the hill to Park Mauresque. It offers stunning gardens which includes exotic plants and wonderful views over Arcachon. The Spring Town: A residential area in the heart of a fragrant pine forest. This area is to preserve nature and its greenery. Here you’ll find both stylish homes mingling with the natural surroundings. One of the best examples of this area is Parc Pereire, perfect for a long, relaxing stroll. The forest stretches right up to the coast, creating the Pereire Beach. Spring town is home to Moulleau village. The main road passes through the church Notre Dame des Passes. It is a very popular pedestrian street mainly due to its varying activities. The Summer Town: The centre of town and of course the beachfront. Arcachon does not resist its summer resort tradition and take on the colours of summer: White and blue tents stand out on the sand, children's clubs on the beach and the traditional boat tours. Whilst the centre of town the street come to life with markets stools and street entertainers. The Autumn Town: A small old fashioned fishing village called L’Aiguillon Saint Ferdinand. A typical neighbourhood with low, red tiled roofed houses and brightly painted shutters. The town and its fishermen are said to be protected by The Sacred Heart Statue of St Ferdinand Church.
Dune de Pyla: The highest sand dune in Europe. At a height of 114 m this is a popular tourist attraction. You have to pay approximately €2 to park but the view from the top is stunning. The best time of day to visit is when the sun is setting over the Bay of Arcachon. For the energetic the dune is a great big sandy slide which is great fun to slide down however less fun to walk back up again.
The Born Farm: 4 hectares of trees and flowers, lakes, animals and birds. The untamed lake has many species of ducks, geese and hens. The deer hide in the undergrowth and there is a mini farm for the children. There is also a play area for the children and a picnic area. Open Sun to Fri during July and Aug from 10.00am to 7.30pm. In June and Sept open Weds, Sat and Sun from 10.00am to 6.30pm and in May: Weds and Sun from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.
A little village in the heart of a large pine forest on the banks of a lake. With some great cycle paths and walks and some pretty beaches this is a great place to relax. For the more energetic there are plenty of water sports - sailing schools, catamarans, dinghies, windsurfing. Sanguinet also has a lively local market, shops, and many organized activities: dances, traditional Landes evenings, village lunches, local exhibitions.
A busy little town with shops and markets, cafes and restaurants. The town has all you need, from Patisseries, Shoe shops and even a Casino. Relax and enjoy the café culture, visit the Museums of Biscarrosse Traditions and History or one of the Art Galleries.
Known for its long stretching beaches, which are a paradise for all. From fishermen to surfers, to the little people who enjoy building sandcastles. In the summer the beach comes alive with a children’s club, water sports and boat trips.