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Vendee holidays guide

Vendee holidays guide

Tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and the Loire, the department of Vendée offers all the elements of the perfect family holiday. Pictures and words by Gillian Thornton. [...more]

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Say cheese! Where to find and taste France’s best cheeses

Say cheese! Where to find and taste France’s best cheeses

From fromage museums, to gourmet farms, we asked travel journalist HEIDI FULLER-LOVE to take us on a tour of France’s top cheeses and show us where to sample them. [...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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French campsites with spas

French campsites with spas

Who’d have imagined there would ever be French campsites with spas? Well, we’re hoping to pamper campers with our health and wellbeing facilities at siblu holiday villages in 2012. Our selection of saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs and massage treatments will tempt mums who’ve previously pooh-poohed the idea of camping with their family. As an added pick-me-up, [...] [...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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Guide to the Vendée, in France

Guide to the Vendée, in France

In a nutshell The Vendée, a coastal departement of the Pays de la Loire region, is one of the most fantastic family holiday destinations in France. There are beautiful wild beaches —140kms of big sandy, sunny coastline — and very civilised towns with excellent shopping and restaurants. The Vendée also boasts more 3* and 4* holiday [...] [...more]

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French theme parks that ‘Disney’ rely on Mickey

French theme parks that ‘Disney’ rely on Mickey

Disneyland Paris remains France’s most popular theme park, but if you want something other than huge queues and fairytale castles, there are other attractions that offer a typically French slice of family fun. Science park Futuroscope and history-themed park Puy du Fou are both located on France’s west coast, where the big beaches, friendly seaside towns [...] [...more]

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Côte tales

Côte tales

Do you think of France as a brilliant beach destination? I don’t think many people do, and yet the country has a diverse coastline which makes it one of Europe’s top three ‘Blue Flag’ beach destinations. The west coast is especially good for brilliant coaches with small secret coves, golden sands at the edge of rolling [...] [...more]

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