That’s it, your mind is made up: you’re spending your next campsite holiday in Aquitaine! To give you a taste of what’s in store for you, the Vieux Port Camping Village Resort & Spa proposes this little overview of things to see and do in Nouvelle Aquitaine. From the Arcachon Bay to the Basque Country, via your 5-star campsite in the heart of the Landes forest, you’ll discover some spectacular natural sites and legendary places steeped in history, as well as enjoying adventures on land and sea, and sharing experiences and activities with all the family... What more reason do you need to book your campsite holiday in Aquitaine!
Aquitaine boasts more than 250 km of fine-sand beaches stretching along the Atlantic coast, along with generous sunshine, invigorating bathing and a host of watersports for the whole family to enjoy... The perfect cocktail for a wonderful campsite holiday in Aquitaine!
Reputed for its unspoilt beaches and powerful waves, the department of Landes attracts surfing enthusiasts from across the world and throughout the year. The beaches of Biarritz are particularly well-known, as are Bourdaine beach in Seignosse and Remember beach in Mimizan. The more urban beaches of “Grande Plage” in the heart of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and the “Centrale” beach in Hossegor both feature a long sea-front promenade. The calmer, but no less exotic beaches of the great lakes of Landes on the coastline of Nouvelle Aquitaine are dream spots for fishing fans and nature lovers! Just remember to pack your sun glasses, sun cream, beach towels and, of course, the children’s beach games! If you’ve booked your holiday at Le Vieux Port 5-star campsite, you’ll enjoy the privilege of having direct access to the beach!
Gourmet holiday in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Aquitaine is a choice destination for foodies and gourmets. A holiday booked on a campsite in Aquitaine is the promise of a discovery of the region’s culinary delights and gourmet traditions. The many fine-food restaurants and an abundance of exceptional products make Aquitaine one of the most Michelin-starred regions in France. Look out for (in no particular order): Lormont “gratton”, Bordeaux “gratton”, porcini & truffle velouté, Espelette chilli peppers and piperade, not forgetting cheeses like Ossay-Iraty and Etorki... Enough to make your mouth water, but you’ll have to wait for the holidays! Once you’ve settled into the campsite, you'll be able to stroll through the markets of Capbreton, Seignosse Océan or Vieux Boucau and find the best local products and specialities of Aquitaine to take home with you!
A culturally colourful destination!
Aquitaine has successfully retained and enhanced a wealth of historical and cultural heritage. This is why, every summer, the region’s campsites attract thousands of art lovers and history buffs who are keen to discover some extraordinary sites. On a camping holiday in Aquitaine, your key attractions include the exceptional 18th-century built heritage of the city of Bordeaux which features on the UNESCO World Heritage list. On the coast, make sure you visit the Cordouan lighthouse, “The Versailles of the Sea” and the oldest of French lighthouses, as well as the villages and oyster ports of the Arcachon Bay, such as Gujan-Mestras, L’Herbe and Le Canon. Then there’s the imperial town of Biarritz in the Basque region, which was a favourite with Napolean III and Empress Eugenie in the 19th-century... The list of places to discover is too long to be included here!
Cultural tourism in Aquitaine also covers local traditions like the Fêtes de Bayonne when, for 5 consecutive days and nights, festival-goers dressed in red and white invade the streets of the city in their thousands against a backdrop of corridas and the Landes-style running of the bulls, as well as Basque pelota championships and traditional shows by dancers on stilts... The promise of a campsite holiday that’s high in colour and rich in encounters!