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Step back in time with European Heritage Days in September

Posted on 27 August 2018 by

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.

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There are plenty of events taking place within easy reach of Siblu holiday villages.

A Loire Valley chateau

In the Loire Valley, there are more than 400 events taking place, with castles and churches offering free tours of their treasures. This is a great chance to find out what it was like to be a member of medieval royalty, as the region is famous for its beautiful chateaux and gardens, that were once the holiday homes of France’s upper crust.

Where to stay: Siblu Domaine de Dugny is centrally located in Blois, with the most famous chateaux all within easy reach. The park has a covered and outdoor pool, plus a bar, restaurant and evening entertainment. A seven night stay from 12 September now starts from £203, reduced from £406, for a top-of-the-range Excellence holiday home.

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Best known for its seaside resorts, Charente Maritime has a rich heritage that is being opened up to visitors in September. For the first time, holidaymakers will be able to visit a German Command Bunker in St Palais sur Mer and the usually-closed crypt at the church of Saint-Pierre-ès-Liens in Medis. There is free entry to ancient castles including the 12th century circular castle at Pisnay and the Tower of Broue, which was part of a palatial home in the Middle Ages. City of the Oyster is offering free tours of a working oyster farm with tastings of the region’s most famous food.

Where to stay: Siblu Les Charmettes is packed with facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, indoor and outdoor entertainment stages and a bar and restaurant. Stay for seven nights from 13 September, with prices now from £200, saving £199, for a two-bedroom holiday home.

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Languedoc is admired for its Mediterranean beaches and world famous wine, but the region has a rich history and was once a centre of the Roman Empire, with the fortified town of Carcassone, the Pont du Gard aqueduct and the amphitheatre at Nimes ranking as its most famous sites. Among the many attractions taking part in the European Heritage weekend are archaeological sites around Narbonne that are still uncovering treasures from when the city was the Roman capital of Gaul.

Where to stay: Siblu’s Sables du Midi is a leisurely stroll from the sandy beach at Valras Plage, so explorers can take a break from sightseeing with sun-drenched lazy days on the coast. A seven night stay from 12 September now starts from £214, saving 50%, for a two bedroom holiday home with air conditioning and a terrace.

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