Way, way on down south, close to the Spanish border you’ll find the Gascony Gironde region of France. If sun, sand dunes, and direct access to the beach are what you’re after we’ve got a real gem for you. Le Vieux Port near Messanges is perfect for a family holiday. This park is a large site that has all the activities and facilities that you’d expect and is open from 5th May until 8th September. On site there is a busy reception where they speak practically every European language and where there is a cash point and internet access. They’ll also change traveller’s cheques for you.
The site has a wide variety of shopping (it’s not Blue Water or The Trafford Centre though) so you’ll be able to buy most of your holiday requirements from food to prezzies for Mrs Smith next door (for feeding the budgie, thank you very much).
When it comes to accommodation there are over 1,000 pitches to choose from and there’s something here for everyone. If canvas is your thing then the on-site tents with new for 2012 internal and external canvas will be what you’re looking for. Two or three bedrooms with a separate living and kitchen area make for a great holiday. Comfortable surroundings with tents the unzip during the day to create a really free feeling for the kids make this a great way to spend your holiday.
There’s a great selection of chalets available again with two or three bedrooms, cosy bathrooms and comfortable living space. Each chalet comes with a fully equipped kitchen (oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge freezer – absolutely everything for Haute Cuisine). They also have an outdoor area which allows you to make the most of the warm summer evenings.