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Follow the route of the world’s booziest marathon

Follow the route of the world’s booziest marathon

This September, one of the world’s craziest marathons takes place in the Médoc close to Domaine de Soulac. The Marathon du Medoc (8 September) features a running route that is one of the world’s most beautiful, meandering through the celebrated vineyards around the famous wine estates of Pauillac, St. Julien-Beychevelle and St. Estèphe, and past more [...] [...more]

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Why visit southwest France?

Why visit southwest France?

The South West of France is an incredibly diverse area, full of beaches, nature and culture. It is also home to three amazing Siblu holiday villages: Le Domaine de Soulac, La Réserve and Les Dunes de Contis. The South West boasts a huge range of things to see and do, so we’ve put together a [...] [...more]

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Aquitaine holiday guide

Aquitaine holiday guide

Sandy shores and shady forests make Aquitaine the perfect choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Pictures and words by Gillian Thornton. [...more]

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10 French towns with wow! factor

10 French towns with wow! factor

Many French towns and villages close to our Siblu Holiday Villages have managed to hold back time and maintain a link to their past, while others have embraced 21st century cool. We’ve listed 10 of our favourites, so why not tell us what you think and add your own suggestions below. Carcasssone (Languedoc, pictured below) has been [...] [...more]

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Region guide for Aquitaine

Region guide for Aquitaine

In a nutshell Aquitaine is a sprawling region that accommodates most tastes. There is the city of Bordeaux, which is one of the most chic in France. Explore further and you’ll find a rugged region made up of medieval towns, vineyards, huge pine forests, and long beaches. Best beaches Lake Biscarosse and its lakeside beach are gorgeous and [...] [...more]

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France’s dune of the Triffids

France’s dune of the Triffids

I often see Dune du Pyla (or Pilat, as it is sometimes spelt), written about as some kind of natural monster, gobbling up towns and roads as it slowly lumbers onwards. On the siblu website we say it is “immense, with a life of its own in a scary Triffid-type way”, and Nigel Thompson, travel editor [...] [...more]

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