Countryside holidays for families and couples

Europe’s wide open spaces have always called us. That’s why we’ve so many parcs offering easy countryside getaways

The ‘Grand Canyon’ of the Ardèche in central France; the forests, lakes and mountains of Austria, or the rolling pastures and pretty villages of Normandy - whether you want to soothe your spirits with a hike through the lavender fields of Provence, or reawaken your senses on a thrilling kayak trip down the Dordogne river, countryside holidays offer the ultimate escape route from the ordinary.

Find your place in the country

There’s an awful lot of Europe to go around. So why spend it cooped up in a hotel complex, laid out in rows around a pool, or dodging the traffic in a busy, built-up resort? Escape to the country, and return to a countryside parc at the end of every day’s mini adventure.

If nature is the best medicine (and we think it is), our countryside breaks are the only prescription you need.

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From the enchanted medieval forests of Brittany to the magical expanse of Germany’s Black Forest - via the cypress groves of Tuscany, there’s something soothing and special about time spent under the canopy of trees, whether picnic or play is the order of the day.

Forests and Woodlands Possibilities:


Zip wire adventures ...

through the treetops of Le Parc de Fierbois, Loire

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Quad-bike safaris ...

through the pines at Le Vieux Port, Landes

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Cycling ...

through the Armorique coastal forests, near Domaine De Ker Ys in Brittany

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You don’t have to head to the coast if swimming, beaches and paddling are on your holiday wishlist. Try a sparkling lake, stream or riverside escape instead. We’ve parcs alongside them all.

Lakes and Rivers Possibilities:

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Taking a balloon flight ...

above the Dordogne river at Le Capeyrou, Dordogne

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Enjoying a sunset cruise ...

around Lake Idro at Rio Vantone, Italian Lakes

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Diving from the lake platforms ...

in Lake Thun for a swim, near Manor Farm, Interlaken, Switzerland

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Head into Europe’s interior and you’ll uncover a timeless patchwork of green pastures, pretty villages and sublime valleys cloaked in vineyards. Head to the rural heartlands and linger over lunch in a sun-dappled courtyard, where spellbinding views are the perfect side order.

Valleys and Villages Possibilities:

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Taking a horseback ride ...

through the Luberon Valley from Les Rives du Luberon, Provence

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Exploring the fairytale villages ...

of the Black Forest that inspired the Brothers Grimm at Herbolzheim Campingplatz, Germany

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Taking a scenic drive ...

Through the patchwork of hilltop villages and verdant valleys that wrap around lovely Le Pianacce Campsite in Tuscany.

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Nature at its wildest is the order of the day in the ravines and canyons of the Ardèche. Croatia’s Plitvice National Park features ridge walks and waterfalls while the cave systems of the Dordogne, Spain’s Costa Verde and Northern Italy are home to jaw-dropping prehistoric art.

Gorges and Grottoes Possibilities:

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Hiking and birdwatching ...

in the Tarn Gorges of the Cévennes National Park, from Val de Cantobre, Auvergne.

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Diving deep underground ...

to explore the cave systems close to Les Grottes De Roffy, Dordogne

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Canoeing ...

though the spectacular Gorges du Verdon, France’s ‘Grand Canyon’ from Lacs du Verdon, Provence.


Great countryside regions

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