From the stones of Carnac to the surf of Vendée - a tour along France’s Atlantic seaboard.
Begin your holiday with a stay along the deeply indented coastline of Brittany, where beach-fringed headlands extend their rocky promontories into the sparkling Bay of Biscay.
This is a coast where rockpools, seafood and ancient megaliths combine to create sheer holiday magic! Then, slowly wind your way down this epic seaboard to discover the traditions, cultures and welcoming communities that call the French Atlantic coast their home.
Carnac is word-famous for its megaliths (ancient stones), which stand in lines close to your parc. Their scale and size makes for truly magical viewing; over 3,000 arranged as they were planted in 4000BC. Visit the superb Maison des Mégalithes museum to learn more about them, with lots of child-friendly exhibits that bring the ancient past to life.
Watch the yachts at La Trinité-sur-Mer. This port is a mecca for all things sailing and it’s a great spot to watch yachts racing in the harbour, marvel at the boats, and take in the dramatic Quiberon peninsula. It has its very own string of beaches, including the tucked-away Pointe de Kerbihan that’s a perfect place to watch the sunset over the bay.
Amble around the beaches of the Breton coast. You’re sure to find your favourite. There are stunning views to be had along the Quiberon peninsula, a rugged headland scalloped by lovely beaches.
It’s a morning’s drive (around 3.5 hours) to La Tranche-sur-Mer, in the Vendee. Here you’ll arrive at your next parc, and enjoy the wonders of the Vendee.
La Tranche-sur-Mer is a stylish Vendeen resort, worth a wander. But take time to enjoy Puy du Fou, just an hour’s drive away, for a medieval experience like no other.
Enjoy the beaches (all 13kms of them) at Le Tranche, or take a trip to the historic naval port of Rochelle, with its old harbour (Vieux Port) lined with excellent seafood restaurants.
Saint-Jean-de-Monts is your typical Vendean resort, with colourful fishermen’s houses and great restaurants.
Or try St Gilles Croix De Vie - a busy port with a lively town and beautiful beaches, and a great destination for a day trip. It’s a very relaxed and friendly place and the esplanade is traffic free.
Drive south for two hours to cross the Gironde estuary at Royan, and head to the Medoc peninsula. Now you’re in Bordeaux country, so don’t forget to pick up a bottle. Book your car on to the ferry before you set off!
Stay at Le Village Western.
Your parc is a horse-lover’s dream destination, so why not take to the saddle and explore the lakes and forests of Hourtin. Its lake is ringed by sandy beaches, and there are watersports galore to sample.
You could either enjoy a day in elegant Bordeaux, and visit its Cite du Vin museum, or spend the day exploring the beaches strung out along the coast.
Take a further two hour journey south to reach stylish Biarritz, hub of the southwest’s vibrant surfing scene. You’ll be staying just up the coast from here... Stay at Sylvamar Campsite, our action-packed parc complete with a terrific splash parc.
Relax - you’re at journey’s end. Landes, in France’s deep south west, the living is easy. Explore the beaches of Labenne, your nearest resort. Or drive just 50kms to take a day trip to Spain, and sample the excellent food in San Sebastian.
Take a last, lingering look at the blue Atlantic as you say goodbye to this tour along the Atlantic seaboard of France. Splash about in Seignosse, at the terrific water park. Stay awhile longer, and enjoy a couple of days’ worth of relaxation, or head back home. The choice is yours.