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EuropeContis-Plage, France - Seaside camping travel adventure

HCWT 02.20.2012 18:33 0 0


Beach and Camp travel adventure at Lous-Seurrots.

We enjoyed a stay at the small seaside town of Contis-Plage in France, about halfway between Bordeaux and the Spanish border.  The seaside town is in an area called Les Landes, which has grown out of what is essentially reclaimed land. It’s a little-known area, and very surprising. Although the Landaise landscape is  like that of western Oregon, mostly evergreen trees, the architecture is a fascinating mix of Tudor and Disney kitsch, with most unusual houses popping up out of the clearings in the forests.

We reached Contis-Plage and checked in at the Lous-Seurrots Campground, where we had booked a chalet. The chalet, which sleeps six but is very comfortable for 4. The campground was not a Eurocamp full of English people, but a French campground, with mostly French, Germans, and Dutch visitors. It’s exceptionally well run and we found continental Europeans to be great campers - very respectful of others.

The campsite provides loads of activities, including four swimming pools. The restaurant next to the swimming pool has hot frites, the kids' favorite after a couple of hours in the water. You can find chalets and mobile homes for rent, and a large tent area. There is a shop on site providing most essentials, including fresh bread and pastries all day.

Contis is basically a surfing town with long, sandy beaches, which are great for flying kites, surfing, or swimming – but the surf can get pretty rough, so watch out for safe-bathing markers. The town also offers canoeing, bike riding through the woods, and fishing. There’s also a miniature golf course. The town offers tours of a spectacular lighthouse.

Read more at Jaunts about France & Wales. 

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