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Messanges, Camping Le Vieux Port

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Camping Le Vieux Port was voted the number 1 campsite in the whole of France and also has been awarded a 5 star campsite rating, with direct access to one of the best surfing beaches in France ideal for families of all ages.

Direct Access to Beach

Why was Camping Le Vieux Port voted the number 1 campsite in the whole of France by Michelin Guide and why has it been awarded 5 Stars? Is it because it has direct access to a magnificent sandy beach? Or because of its superb swimming pool complex with 3 water chutes, 4 heated pools (1 indoor), jacuzzis and wave-pools?

Great for Watersports and Cycling

Or its beautiful setting in the midst of a pine forest? Or the sea-water lake, 5 minutes away at Vieux Boucau, and the shops, pavement cafes and nightlife on its shores? Or the freshwater lakes a few minutes drive away at Leon, a must for watersports, with the tracks through the trees of the surrounding forest perfect for cyclists to follow?

Ideal for Teenagers

Or is it the on-site entertainment and discos that make this site ideal for teenage children? Or is it the unrivalled number of activities available: tennis, football, horse riding, children’s go-karts and dedicated entertainments team?

Nearby Biarritz

Or perhaps it is the location? Nestling in the foothills of the Pyrenees near the elegant and fashionable resort of Biarritz, Messanges is so close to Spain that it benefits from the fascination of two different cultures.

Number 1 Family Campsite in France

Of course, it is the unique combination of all these things that make Camping Le Vieux Port the number 1 site for children of all ages, all under a Spanish style climate without the commercialisation of the Mediterranean.


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  • We've enjoyed an excellent holiday, perhaps the best we've ever had as a family.Bryn Law - Sky sports football reporter
  • Big enough to know, small enough to care". Having previously discounted foreign...Mr & Mrs Vibert, Jersey - Channel Islands - Paramedic & Teacher
  • It was the most enjoyable fortnight that we had spent in ages. The site was in a perfect location..Mr & Mrs Hartwell
  • This is our third year on Carisma site and we have not been disappointed at Les Sables.Mr & Mrs Wheeler, Mansfield

Campsite at a glance…

  • A 5-STAR CAMPSITE
  • DIRECT ACCESS TO BEACH
  • FRAGRANT PINE FOREST
  • BIARRITZ

Campsite Facilities

  • 3 Heated Outdoor Pools
  • 3 Water Chutes#
  • 1 Heated Indoor Pool
  • Wave pool#
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bar with TV
  • Restaurant
  • Take Away Meals
  • Communal charcoal BBQ areas
  • Campsite Supermarket & Newsagent*
  • Children’s Play Areas
  • Wifi
  • Evening Entertainment*
  • Internet access
  • Horseriding*
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Tennis Courts
  • Volleyball
  • Table Tennis
  • Football Pitch
  • Wooded Site for Shade
  • Washing & Drying Machines and Irons

*High season only #operates at weekends only until 09/06, then daily thereafter

Campsite Map

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Getting to the Messanges: Camping le Vieux Port campsite

We recommend a Portsmouth to Caen overnight crossing with Brittany Ferries returning on the 16:30 Caen to Portsmouth or the overnight sailing. This will leave a 7.5 hour drive to and from the site.

Distances to Camping Le Vieux Port from airports and train stations

If you are traveling to Camping Le Vieux Port by plane or train, here are the nearest airports and train stations:
Biarritz
42
Pau
78
Bergerac
170
Toulouse
196
Dax
25