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The 5 best trips in Languedoc-Roussillon

Languedoc-Roussillon has a lot to offer!

The Languedoc-Roussillon region of France is one of the most popular regions for family holidays, and it’s easy to see why. Beautiful weather, right on the coastline and plenty to see and do in the region!

Here’s our top 5 trips and tips for how to spend your time in Languedoc-Roussillon.


# 1 Head back in time in Carcassonne

Imagine yourself in the days of knights and princesses and visit the fortified city of Carcassonne.Walking through the gates you find yourself in the beautiful medieval city. A visit to the castle is a must and from here you can get some of the best views of the city.

Tip: Take the time for a visit to Carcassone city. Whenever you go, it is always busy here (after all, it is a great outing) and we would advise that a pram is not ideal in this city unfortunately.

Carcassone, Languedoc-Roussillon


# 2 On a mini-city trip in Montpellier

Montpellier is incredibly fun! The city is quite compact and therefore easy to discover on foot. Stroll through the narrow streets, take in the beautiful aromas of the local bakeries and enjoy the street musicians on Place de la Comédie.

Tip: Beside the large central square Place de la Comédie is a fantastic park, Esplanade de Charles de Gaulle. It is a great location for a picnic and the kids will absolutely love it there.

Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon


# 3 The charming Béziers

Not too big, but extremely beautiful. The town of Béziers has an impressive cathedral with a beautiful view. The local food market ‘Les Halles’ is also worth a visit where you can buy all kinds of fresh products and a delicious fresh lunch.

Tip: Purchase some goodies from the market as well, for enjoying on the porch of your mobile home that evening!

Beziers, Languedoc-Roussillon


# 4 Wandering through the streets of Collioure

Collioure is a lovely coastal town that you have to see during your holiday. The center of the town is the striking castle. From here you can get fantastic photos of Collioure. It’s easy to see why so many artists have used this place as a source of inspiration for their arts.

Tip: Plan your visit to Collioure in advance and reserve a boat trip from the harbour. Enjoy a glass of wine on the water!

Collioure, Languedoc-Roussillon


# 5 Splashing around in Aqualand

If your children love aquaparks then they’ll love Aqualand in Saint-Cyprien! It’s also a fun place for adults to act like big kids again and race down thrilling slides, dive into different pools and relax in the sun or under a parasol.

Tip: Depart for Aqualand soon after breakfast as you will get to enjoy the full day there!

Aqualand, Languedoc-Roussillon


To see all of our campsites in the Languedoc-Roussillon region – Click HERE

3 Top Campsites For May School Holidays

3 Of Our Favourite Campsites For The May School Holidays!

3 Of Our Favourite Campsites For The May School Holidays!

Can’t wait for the May School Holidays? Planning on heading on a last minute trip with the kids while they’re off from school? Well look no further because we have listed 3 of our best campsites for that you and your family can enjoy in May.


Iris Parc Le Chêne Gris, Paris, France

Iris Parc Le Chene Gris is the perfect campsite destination for those who would love to take a day trip into Paris ( just 45 minutes away by train, which leaves directly across the road from the campsite ) or to Disneyland Paris. Paris city centre can be reached in 45 minutes by train and one of the best features of Le Chene Gris is the fact that the train station is directly across the road from the campsite. How convenient is that. Disneyland Paris is only a short 20 minute drive from the campsite, or you can also get a shuttle from the local town to the theme park. After taking in the sights all day in Paris or a day full of fun and creating life long memories in Disneyland Paris you can relax in the campsite on the sun terrace, take a dip in the heated swimming pool or try some delicious food in the restaurant.

Iris Parc Le Chene Gris
Iris Parc Le Chene Gris

Altomincio Family Park, Lake Garda, Italy

If you’re looking for a beautiful campsite in a beautiful setting, then Altomincio FamilyPark is the place for you. Altomincio is just 7 kilometers from Lake Garda and offers everything for a wonderful May holiday. There is an Olympic size swimming pool, children’s pool and lagoon pool with 4 water slides. One of the great features of the campsite is how central it is to many amazing places like Verona, Brescia, Modena and Mantova, making day trips much more convenient. Canevaworld Theme Park is only 16 km away, which is fantastic for a day out and the kids will love it!

Altomincio Family Park
Altomincio Family Park


Norcenni Girasole Club, Tuscany, Italy

A water park with slides, a lazy river and and 4 swimming pools are just some of the reasons why Norcenni Girasole Club will definitely be a firm favourite with the kids. Funfair Adventure is the fun zone where young daredevils can ride a quad bike, a tour on the adventure trail, go wall climbing or jump around on the trampoline. It’s not just a campsite for the kids though because the adults can relax in the sauna or get a massage.

Norcenni Girasole Club
Norcenni Girasole Club

Fancy booking a May School Holiday with Vacansoleil? Check out our current May Holiday Offers HERE

Toddler Friendly Campsites

3 Of Our Favourite Toddler Friendly Campsites

3 Of Our Favourite Toddler Friendly Campsites

Your first holiday with your toddler is always exciting. That’s why we’ve rounded up our 3 favourite campsites that are toddler friendly and great family holiday destinations.


Iris Parc Le Chêne Gris, Paris, France

Located only a 45 minute train journey from paris city centre is the fantastic Iris Parc Le Chêne Gris campsite. One of the great things about Le Chene Gris is the fact that train station is directly across from the campsite, making getting there very easy. Onsite there’s a good, covered playground made of soft, safe materials which is the perfect place to spend some time with your toddler. There is aIso a heated lagoon pool where you can splash around and have hours of fun with your young family.

Iris Parc Le Chene Gris
Iris Parc Le Chene Gris

Les Charmettes, Charente-Maritime, France

Located a little further south in France you will find Les Charmettes campsite . The swimming paradise is amazing! It also has a heated, covered swimming pool for splashing about on days when the weather isn’t beautifully sunny! You will also find a child-friendly beach just 4 kilometers from the campsite and a zoo just 5 kilometres away. A plus of Les Charmettes is that the mobile homes are arranged here in circles, around various squares, which gives the campsite a great, lively atmosphere.

Les Charmettes
Les Charmettes

Domaine de la Dragonnière, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

A vast fantastic campsite with great facilities! One of the greatest things bout Domaine de la Dragonniere is the lagoon pool, which has a sandy beach, where you can relax and enjoy the sun and your toddler can play. There is also a children’s pool and a heated indoor pool. In the late season, the onsite entertainment is adapted to the guests and your child can participate in baby gym. A large part of the mobile homes onsite are located in a car-free area so that children can play safely at your mobile home.

Domaine de la Dragonniere
Domaine de la Dragonniere


We have plenty more amazing campsites that are toddler friendly and you can check them out HERE