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Siblu June Flash Sale

Siblu June Flash Sale, Save up To 40% In June

Siblu June Flash Sale: Save Up To 40% In June

You need to complete your online booking by 31st May to get this discount.
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With summer now just around the corner by booking online by 31st May, you can get up to 40% OFF a June holiday with Siblu, up to 35% OFF a July holiday or 30% OFF an August holiday. Siblu now have 15 camping holiday parks across France, all well known for their outstanding facilities, including huge water complexes and great bars and restaurants.


Here are a few suggestions if you are tempted by this offer:

1) Le Bois Masson, St.Jean-de-Monts, Vendée

Siblu June Flash Sale Save up To 40% In June

Le Bois Masson, 7 nights from 18 June, Was £413 / Now £290.
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Le Bois Masson is a large and lively camping holiday park. Possessing both indoor and outdoor swimming pools and slides and a popular bar and restaurant complex, the indoor and outdoor pools at Le Bois Masson have been revamped with a 500,000€ investment to restyle the pool-sides and add a new heating and air extraction system for the indoor pool. Le Bois Masson enjoys a reputation as a well appointed camping park with plenty to do, including bike hire. Nightly entertainment is laid on in peak season and the beaches and amenities of St.Jean-de-Monts are just a short drive away.

2) La Carabasse, Vias Plage, Languedoc

Siblu June Flash Sale, Save up To 40% In June

La Carabasse, Vias Plage, 7 nights from 25 June, Was £553 / Now £332.
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La Carabasse is one of Siblu’s biggest camping holiday parks, with a huge pool, a large outdoor stage that plays host to lots of local bands and performers, playgrounds and sports pitches. There are three children’s clubs for different ages, and the closest beaches are a short walk away.

If you love cycling, there are 90km of cycle paths divided into 5 circuits following the Canal du Midi and further afield nearby. The departure point for all these circuits is close to La Carabasse. There will certainly be plenty to do at La Carabasse, although if a quiet holiday is your preference, Siblu sites are probably not for you, except in low season.

La Carabasse was the winner of a 2015 Certificate of Excellence from leading review site TripAdvisor

3) Domaine de Soulac, Soulac sur Mer, Aquitaine

Siblu June Flash Sale, Save up To 40% In June

Domaine de Soulac, Soulac sur Mer, Aquitaine, 7 nights from 25 June, Was £504 / Now £303
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Le Domaine de Soulac is Siblu’s exclusive new camping holiday park for 2016. Set in the heart of the wine-rich region of the Médoc in Aquitaine. it has two heated, outdoor swimming pools. There is a superb, sandy beach just two miles away. Reports from holidaymakers indicate that the bar is lively in high season, with plenty of entertainment, though things will be a bit different if you opt for a quieter period outside of peak season.

A Health & Wellbeing Centre is another feature of Le Domaine de Soulac. The site has been upgraded with new accommodation since coming under Siblu’s management.


Camping Argeles-sur-Mer

Camping Argeles-sur-Mer, A Top Choice For Beaches & Sunshine

For beaches and warm sunshine, Camping Argeles-sur-Mer takes some beating. Located in the driest and sunniest part of mainland France, you would be exceedingly unlucky to miss out on warm weather. Most years see over 300 days of sunshine and only Corsica has hotter weather in France on a consistent basis.

The wettest months are usually November and May, though even then it’s rare to have more than 7 days of rain in the entire month.

As such Argeles-sur-Mer is a very popular camping destination. In fact it’s something of a camping metropolis, my last search on Google revealing over 140 campsites in this area. Eurocamp alone offer 7 different choices within 7 miles of Argeles-sur-Mer. But which of them is the best option?

Camping Le Bois de Valmarie

Camping Argeles-sur-Mer

Poolside at Camping Bois-de-Valmarie, a camping location that consistently scores very high in review ratings.
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With consistently high reviews on both TripAdvisor and Reevoo Camping Le Bois de Valmarie is a very popular choice.

This top class camping holiday park has spectacular views over the Bay of Argeles, with the local beach just a short walk to get to and the main beach in Argeles-sur-Mer only 5 minutes away too. It also has a very impressive water park of it’s own with a split-level pool complex linked by waterfalls and waterslides. The location also has it’s own restaurant and bar. Gas BBQs are provided at no extra charge.

Camping La Sirene

Camping Argeles-sur-Mer

Camping La Sirene is a large site. Although reviews suggest that accommodation is close together a good level of privacy is still maintained. Click Here For More Details

Camping La Sirene is one of the largest camping locations in Argeles-sur-Mer. It has a wide choice of amenities and facilities, including a large, tropical style, pool complex plus a covered swimming area for smaller children, a huge flume and slides, and an epic bucket drop (which starred in one of Eurocamp’s latest TV ads).

In high season, be prepared for the site to be busy but with plenty of facilities to cope with the demand. The town itself and local beaches are only a short distance away should you wish to get off site. Camping La Sirene scores very highly in most holidaymakers’ reviews.

Camping Le Brasilia

Camping Argeles-sur-Mer

Camping Le Brasilia is just across from the yacht harbour at Canet-Plage and enjoys direct access to the beach.
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Camping Le Brasilia is a large and lively camping park in Canet-Plage across the harbour from the yacht harbour. It enjoys direct access to the sandy beach that it is located along. Canet-Plage is north of Argeles-sur-Mer, approximately half an hour’s drive to the north. This is probably not the camping park to choose in high season if you like your evenings to be quiet and peaceful. If you like plenty of entertainment and a party atmosphere you will probably love it here.

There is a full programme of cabaret acts and discos in high season. Options for dining include a restaurant, which has a terrace, a pizzeria and a takeaway. There are also two bars. There are plenty of options for your own shopping, including a bakery for fresh bread, a butcher’s shop, a grocery and a sizeable minimarket.

The pool complex has no less than five swimming pools so that all types of visitor, from toddler to adult, are catered for. Waterfalls and waterslides built into the rocks will keep the more active swimmers busy.

Visitors to Camping Le Brasilia generally report it to be a pristine and well run camping park, fully deserving of it’s five star rating. There are over 400 pitches for tourers and almost 300 static caravans of various sizes and grades. For a bit more space why not book one of the larger more spacious Verdi or Vivaldi ranges for a bit more room.

You can book through Al Fresco and Eurocamp if you want to use a UK operator, or use Yelloh! Villages if you are happy to use the French owners of the site. Booking details are at the end of this review.

Camping La Chapelle

Camping Argeles-sur-Mer

Poolside at Camping La Chapelle. There are 7 pools in total here, as well as a long, sandy Mediterranean beach just 200 metres away. Click Here For More Details

Camping La Chapelle is another highly regarded camping park. Besides it’s fantastic water complex and a nearby sandy beach, local bands provide great evening entertainment. Set in the foothills of the Pyrénées, Camping La Chapelle is also perfectly positioned to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards and towering mountains. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants along the adjoining promenade and a very popular night market. If you want a break from using your car, especially after the long drive to get here, then this will be an ideal location.

A tennis court, four table tennis tables, a volleyball net, a basketball court, a trampoline and a playing field are amongst the sporting facilities here as well as two playgrounds for smaller children to enjoy.

Trips Out

Camping Argeles-sur-Mer

The historic walled town of Carcassonne is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the whole of France.

The historic picture postcard walled medieval town of Carcassone lies about an hour and a half’s driving inland. Besides it’s historic buildings, there are plenty of bars and restaurants catering for the many visitors during the holiday season. It’s one of the busiest tourist attractions in France.

Heading south from Argeles-sur-Mer, Barcelona is just over two hours drive to the south, if you are feeling adventurous enough to try it. If you’d rather not, there are many scenic small coastal towns and villages along the route to look at instead, such as Collioure.

Practical Considerations

Travelling to Argeles-sur-Mer will involve a very long journey if you are travelling from the Channel ports which are all over 600 miles away. Another option is to travel from Bilbao or Santander but they too are around 400 miles away and of course involve a longer sea crossing from the UK across the Bay of Biscay to the Spanish coast. A third option is to fly, Perpignan airport is less than 20 miles away. Depending on availability your travel operator will assist with other stays to break the journey, which will be extremely long and busy in peak periods.

A further accommodation option is to refer to who probably have the most comprehensive directory of online hotel and other accommodation choices. A hotel stay in either direction may be the best way to enhance your holiday so that you arrive and get back home more relaxed than would otherwise be the case if attempting a very long journey in one go.

The UK holiday operators with the widest range of choice for Camping in and around Argeles-sur-Mer, together with a link to a summary of all their camping holiday parks in this area are:

Eurocamp (
Al Fresco Holidays (
Canvas Holidays (
Hoseasons (
Yelloh! Village (

Please note that it is impossible to say with precision which camping operator will give you the best price as there are so many factors to build in such as loyalty bonuses for previous bookings and the timing of particular special offers so do compare between different operators if this is important for you.

Hoseasons will often have the lowest price if no offer is available but will not have their own on site representative. You will be getting privately owned accommodation which the owner has opted to market through Hoseasons.

Alternatively, if you feel confident enough to do it and aren’t too worried about a holiday representative from the booking company being on site, you can also contact the particular campsite directly. Nearly all will now have their own direct e-mail addresses.

If in any doubt about any particular location, referring to TripAdvisor will usually give you the best independent guidance on what to expect there.


Al Fresco Extra 10 Per Cent Off

Al Fresco Extra 10% Off 2 Bedroom Mobile Home Holidays

Al Fresco Extra 10% Off 2 Bedroom Mobile Home Holidays

Al Fresco have an extra 10% OFF 2 bedroom mobile home holidays at all 72 of their camping holiday parks in France, Italy, Spain, Croatia and Holland. The offer is available for summer holiday bookings, too.

You simply need to enter the code 2BED10 when you book online. You’ll then receive 10% off the selling price of any 2 bedroom accommodation for 2016.

This is only valid for bookings made between 3rd May and 9th May 2016. For bookings as well as further terms and conditions on this offer please refer to Al Fresco’s following link:

To assist you further, Al Fresco have listed all their camping holiday parks, together with location, size and a brief description, as well as a link to each park on the following page:

Remember to enter 2BED10 on any booking you make, provided you do it by 9th May.

Al Fresco Extra 10%


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