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Step back in time with European Heritage Days in September

Step back in time with European Heritage Days in September

If you love French history, you must check out the European Heritage Days that take place over a weekend in September (Friday 14th to Sunday 16th). The Europe-wide initiative gives members of the public access to rarely opened sites and unique events for three days, with a range of incredible attractions in France taking part. Full details [...] [...more]

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Our 4 Favourite French Theme Parks

Our 4 Favourite French Theme Parks

Looking to add something a little different to the itinerary for your family trip to France? Why not consider visiting one of the country’s many high-quality theme/adventure parks! From the huge historical performances at Puy du Fou to the unmissable magic of Disneyland Paris, there’s something for everyone. Here are four of our favourites… 1/ Le [...] [...more]

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Charente Maritime holiday guide

Charente Maritime holiday guide

Coastal county of the Poitou-Charente region, Charente Maritime offers an irresistible mix of sea, sand and stunning countryside. 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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Favourite festivals in France

Favourite festivals in France

Siblu’s holiday villages in Charente Maritime have been supporters of Un Violon sur le Sable, a classical music festival that takes place on the beach at Royan, for several years. Our partnership has even included rehearsal sessions for performers at Les Charmettes – culminating in a free show from French superstar Christophe Mae performing hits backed [...] [...more]

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Make, bake and cook like the locals in France

Make, bake and cook like the locals in France

We heard this week that a certain travel company is only offering ‘all inclusive’ holidays next summer. How depressing – where is the fun on going to a foreign country and not trying something different. So,  siblu is  making a stand for self-catered holidays in France ! Here are three ideas that we hope will make your [...] [...more]

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France’s animal attraction

France’s animal attraction

While France’s natural wildlife might not set the heart racing, the country is home to some of the world’s best zoos and aquariums. So if you want a family camping holiday in France, packed with activities, big pool complexes, dynamic children’s clubs, some of the best beaches in France, and the chance to feed popcorn to [...] [...more]

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Saddle up with siblu

Saddle up with siblu

New networks make cycling an easy option for family holidays in France. For a family holiday with a difference, take advantage of France’s love affair with the bike and try out miles of new cycle networks in popular French tourist resorts. You can strap your bikes to the car or hire cycles during your break [...] [...more]

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Siblu Holiday’s guide to Charente Maritime

Siblu Holiday’s guide to Charente Maritime

Charente Maritime, a coastal departement (like a county) in the region of Poitou Charente, is the sunniest part of France’s west coast (according to the French Met office). So combine the sunshine with massive sandy beaches screened by forests of pine trees, and fun seaside towns, and you have the perfect mix for a top [...] [...more]

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Into the Futuroscope

Into the Futuroscope

I am a big fan of Futuroscope, which is essentially an interactive Science-parc on the outskirts of Poitiers, about 90mins from our siblu parcs in Charente Maritime. Futuroscope is the second most visited theme parc in France (after Euro Disney) and yet, it seems to me, most British families know nothing about it. The parc is unlike [...] [...more]

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