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The Best Seaside Regions In Europe – Part 1

The 4 Best Seaside Regions In Europe – Part 1

Planning on seaside / coastal destination for your next family holiday! Here’s 2 of the 4 best regions in Europe to enjoy the sun, sea and sand.

Adriatic Coast, Italy

With a coastline of 770 kilometers, this Italian region is ideal for beach lovers. The most beautiful picturesque beaches are located in the north of the region. Like Lido di Jesolo, which is ideal for the kids . The water in Lido di Jesolo, is shallow and therefore safer for the little ones to splash about. In Bibione you will find long sandy beaches with a tropical feeling! For more somewhere a bit more lively, go to the well-know seaside resorts of Rimini or Caorle .

Want to camp directly on the Adriatic Coast? The beach is only a stones throw from these Campsites.

Pra'delle Torri Campsite, Adriatic Coast, Italy
Pra’delle Torri Campsite, Adriatic Coast, Italy

Languedoc-Roussillon, France

This popular French region is packed full of charming villages. Get lost for a few hours as you stroll through the streets as the beautiful aromas of the local bakeries fill the air. Stately castles and majestic cathedrals are also in plentiful supply, but the real attraction of this region? The beach! You have a fantastic choice of beautiful sandy beaches. Torreilles Plage is one such place and lies close to the Spanish border. This is one of the warmest cities in France. Are you looking for a beach that will keep the kids entertained for hours? Then Valras-Plage is the beach for you. A fantastic beach with plenty of playgrounds and it’s also cleaned on a daily basis during the high season.

The campsites right on the sandy beaches of Languedoc-Roussillon can be found HERE

Les Mediterranees Beach Garden, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Les Mediterranees Beach Garden, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Douce Quietude – A French Mediterranean Campsite Paradise

Douce Quietude, A Cote d’Azur Campsite Paradise

Last summer, Jane spent an amazing week in Douce Quietude campsite. She loved it so much that she decided to let us know what the best parts of the campsite were.

 

Upon Arrival at Douce Quietude

Located on a picturesque hillside and only 5km from the sea, upon arrival you immediately find a welcoming atmosphere. A fantastic climate, plenty of palm trees and colourful flowers – there’s everything you would expect from a Mediterranean campsite. A new botanic garden on the campsite is perfect for a pleasant walk. This is made better by the sultry evenings, with the red glow of the Esterel mountains in the sunset. One of the things I loved about Douce Quietude is how the mobile homes are laid out. There is plenty of room between each of them, giving you a great feeling of space.

Douce Quietude
Douce Quietude

Campsite Facilities

Both the main pool and children’s pool are heated. The children’s pool can also be covered if on the off chance that the weather isn’t great. There is 1 waterslide, lots of sunbeds and a lifeguard dotted around the beautiful pool area. There is a playground in the campsite for smaller kids. Douce Quieude has many sports facilities on site for older kids like archery, tennis, mini golf and much more. Throughout the month of July and August there is entertainment onsite and there is also a sound proof disco at night. One of the other fantastic features of the campsite is that you can buy your daily shopping in the supermarket, order something from the take-away or enjoy a delicious meal in the pizzeria or restaurant.

 

Douce Quietude
Douce Quietude

Close By

For those who want to venture outside of the campsite there are water sports about 5km from the campsite and a golf course and pony riding facilities about 3km from the campsite. From July to August there is a shuttle bus that runs to the beach, and the bus stop is only 500m from the campsite.

Douce Quietude
Douce Quietude

I would definitely recommend Douce Quietude for any family looking for a fantastic location for a Mediterranean holiday. Click HERE to check out all the spectacular facilities at Douce Quietude.

Our Favourite Alps Region Campsites

Our Favourite Campsites In The Alps Region

We love the Alps region here at Vacansoleil, and for many very good reasons.

Why we love the Alps

  • The region is extremely popular with cyclists, due to its location on the Tour de France
  • There are direct flights from Dublin to Lyon / Geneva/ Marseille and Nice
  • There are extremely exhilarating long distance drives with lots of hairpin bends ince off the motorway, whoch are loved by driving enthusiasts
  • The breath-taking scenery of Mountains and nearby lakes
  • An amazing 20km drive along the shore of Lake Annecy

 

Throughout the region we have some spectacular campsites that offer a fantastic base for anyone wanting to explore the Alps region.

 

Alpes Dauphine

Airports: Lyon – 210km …. Marseille – 180km

Alpes Dauphine is an attractive campsite located just 2 km from the town of Gap. This is about a 20 mins walk but there are urban buses in the summer. It is a family friendly campsite with Kids club/ Camping adventure & Camping for you programs running onsite. On-site, there is a grocery shop and there is a small market on Sundays which runs throughout July and August. There is also access to a wide range of activities e.g. Rafting/ paragliding/ skiing/ kayaking for those of us who have an adventurous spirit.

Alpes Dauphine campsite
Alpes Dauphine campsite

 

Les Princes d’Orange

Airports – Marseilles – 160 km….Grenoble – 127 km

Les Princes d’Orange is a small pretty campsite set on a hill overlooking the medieval village of Orpierre.  The centre of Orpierre is pleasant place o wander around with its charming medieval streets and terrace. There are great facilities on site for families with a good swimming pool with a separate children’s pool. Sports facilities are available close by and activities include football, tennis, climbing, mini golf, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting and paragliding. For 5 to 8 year olds there is an inflatable climbing wall which is absolutely brilliant. An enormous bouncy castle with water fountains also provides hours of fun for the kids. For teenagers there are workshops including an introduction to rock climbing/ treasure hunts & juggling. There is also a fantastic restaurant & snack bar located near the swimming area.

 

Les Princes d'Orange
Les Princes d’Orange

Le Lac

Airports: Marseille – 203km.

Le Lac campsite is geared for families – teenagers can enjoy water sports & hiking. There is an amazing Kids club onsite for for 4 to 10 year olds. A fantastic swimming pool provides hours of fun for the whole family and for those who prefer freshwater swimming, the lake beside the campsite is a great alternative. For all the animal lovers out there, two pets are accepted in the mobile homes on this site. A restaurant, friendly bar, sports field, entertainment tent, and bowling alley onsite also help in making this a spectacular family holiday location. The village of St Vincent les Fonts is just 5km from the campsite….this is the base for take-off & landing for the paragliding. The terrace of your mobile home is the perfect spot for relaxing throughout the day or viewing these colourful hangliders & paragliders.

Le Lacs
Le Lacs

 

To find out more about all our campsites in the Alps region, call us on 021 427 25 27 or check out all our Alps campsites HERE