Explorer la Gironde

Camping in Gironde

With its stunning coastline, rolling vineyards, and charming villages, the Gironde region of France's South West coast is the perfect choice for your family holiday. Whether you are tasting the delicious regional cuisine, exploring the stunning scenery on foot or bike, relaxing on the beaches of Arcachon Bay or the Atlantic coast, or enjoying a day by one of the beautiful lakes, there is lots to enjoy. 

  • Piscine du Domaine de Soulac
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    Domaine de Soulac




    • Family camping
    • Natural environment
    • 3km from the beaches
    • Wellness area
  • Les Embruns



    Lège cap ferret

    • Pool complex
    • Lots of sports equipment
    • Between the bay and the ocean
    • Under the pines
  • Les Viviers



    Close to Bordeaux

    • Private beach
    • Pool complex
    • Unique location on the edge of Arcachon Bay

Things to do in Gironde

  • Visiter Bordeaux

    Visit Bordeaux

    Bordeaux is one of the most beautiful cities in France and offers something for everyone! Whether you're looking to relax, explore or simply enjoy a day out with the family, Bordeaux has it all. With its unique history, stunning architecture, delicious cuisine and laid back atmosphere – not to mention exciting attractions like the iconic Place de la Bourse and the Miroir d'Eau – it's the perfect destination for a day trip.

  • Surf au Cap Ferret

    Swimming and surfing at Cap Ferret

    Within easy each of Les Viviers, Cap Ferret is delightful seaside resort with wonderful beaches and trails that wind through pine forests. Tackle the ocean waves on a body board or surf board, take a boat trip to explore nearby islands, spot the fisherman's huts along the coast, and then relax in one of the beachside restaurants as sun sets. Bliss!

  • Le Bassin d’Arcachon

    Arcachon Bay

    Arcachon Bay is a great destination for the whole family. The stunning scenery of the bay and its incredible beaches are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying the fresh air. The shallow waters make it ideal for children to play in as well. Plus, there’s lots of fun activities to do too – from boat trips, to pedalo rides, to exploring the sand dunes. The bay also has plenty of restaurants, cafes and picnic spots, and you must try the locally caught oysters, which are famous across the world! 

Culture and activities in the region

Déguster une pâtisserie locale

The gastronomy

The gastronomy of Gironde is to be savoured. From traditional Basque cuisine to more exotic dishes, there's no shortage of local flavours to sample. With its rich terroir and diverse landscape, the region produces some of France's finest ingredients including fresh seafood, game meats, artisanal cheeses, and the famous Gironde wine.

Must-see visits

Must-see attractions include Arcachon Bay, Bordeaux, the Médoc vineyards, Cap-Ferret, the Banc d'Arguin, and Lake Biscarrosse.

Surf picto


There are lots of activities to enjoy, including bike rides, hiking and horse rides through the pine forests, plus water sports such as sailing and surfing, with plenty of local providers for equipment hire and coaching.

Outdoor activities

Vignoble de Graves

Domaine de Graveyron

Located in the heart of Gironde, Domaine de Graveyron is one of the region's most stunning properties. This sprawling estate boasts acres of lush greenery, rolling hills and centuries-old buildings that are steeped in history and charm. Guests can relax in its tranquil gardens or explore its extensive grounds which boast several walking trails and cycling paths. The estate also features a number of gourmet restaurants and bars, providing guests with the perfect place to indulge in delicious French cuisine.

Une traversée en bac

Climb the Dune du Pilat

At 110 meters above sea level, the Dune du Pilat is one of the highest sand dunes in Europe and is said to have swallowed trees, roads and signs. Climb to the top ifor the breathtaking view of the Atlantic ocean, and kids will love the run (or roll) back down the soft, steep slope. At the bottom, reward yourself with a delicious ice cream from one of several cafes.

Une dégustation d’huîtres au Cap-Ferret

Boating on Lake Biscarrosse

On Lake Biscarosse, there's nothing quite like a leisurely day spent with the family. The lake offers plenty of opportunities for fun and relaxation, from motorboat rides to kayaking and fishing. Whether taking in the stunning views or having a picnic on the beach, you can't help but be entranced by its beauty. If you're lucky, you might even spot some of the local wildlife that makes its home on the lake.

Don't miss

  • Les huîtres du bassin d'Arcachon

    Visit a vineyard

    The Gironde is one of the greatest wine centres in the world, so why not explore a vineyard? Discover the typical grape varieties of the region, taste local wines and stroll among the vines.

  • Caviar d'Aquitaine

    Cross the Gironde Estuary

    Crossing the Gironde Estuary by ferry is a great way to get admire the region's breathtaking landscape and discover the region from a different view.

  • Le cannelé

    Oyster tasting in Cap-Ferret

    Don't miss the opportunity to taste the famous oysters of Cap Ferret, accompanied by a small glass of local  wine.

Fromage picto

Regional dishes

mouthwatering flavours


Arcachon Bay oysters

La boucle de Piraillan à L’Herbe via Le Truc Vert

Aquitaine Caviar

L’Estuaire de la Gironde

Le Cannelé

Les cèpes de Bordeaux

Cèpes de Bordeaux

Le puits d’amour

Puits d’amour

Les asperges des sables de Blaye

Asparagus from Blaye sands

Unmissable excursions



Biscarosse is close to miles of golden beaches, where swimming, body boarding and surfing will keep the kids entertained. At Lake Biscarosse, you can laze on the beach, swim in the shallow waters or try one of the many watersports that are available. Biscarosse is an ideal spot for families looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life - explore with a break at La Reserve or our next Le Pipiou holiday park, both located next to Lake Biscarosse. 

La boucle de Piraillan à L’Herbe via Le Truc Vert

The loop from Piraillan to L’Herbe via Le Truc Vert

Explore the loop from Piraillan to L'Herbe via Le Truc Vert, a coastal path that winds through forests and past vineyards, with views of magnificent beaches and the ocean. 

L’Estuaire de la Gironde

Gironde Estuary

The Gironde Estuary is a beautiful natural site boat rides, walks and fabulous sunsets! 

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