In France, the All Saints holidays are the first holidays of the year after the start of the school year in September. Vacations often necessary for many of us: between the start of the school year and the end of year celebrations, the time is long! In addition, on All Saints’ Day ie at the end of October, the often mild weather encourages even more to allow yourself a getaway with family or as a couple.
Campsite Direct has selected 6 destinations for you to get some fresh air and enjoy the autumn sunshine, as well as 6 campsites to stay at at low prices. Follow the leader !
1. Weekend break in the City of the Dukes of Brittany
We often present Nantes as an ideal mix between Bordeaux and Paris, the 2 big cities that surround it. Not wrong but not enough either! Go on a long weekend during All Saints to discover what makes the richness, the specificity and the attraction of the capital the region Loire Country.
A large port open to the Atlantic like Bordeaux, elegant and rich in cultural offerings like Paris, Nantes also proudly displays its “Bretonness”. And she has something to be proud of! Isn’t it home to the castle of the Dukes of Brittany, one of the must-sees of any stay there?
If you have little interest in history, perhaps you will be more tempted by a detour to the island and its machines? As if taken from the imagination of Jules Verne, one of the most famous children in the city, the elephant or the spider, their mechanical genius and their imposing size will certainly amaze your children. No doubt they will impress you too!
To discover all this, and much more (the marvelous Passage Pommeraye, the former LU factory converted into an art centre), Camping Direct recommends a stay at the aptly named Nantes Campsite.
A stone’s throw from the city centre, in a magnificent green setting, this superb 5-star campsite offers you optimal comfort while allowing you to take a breather after a day of sightseeing. Teenagers and the youngest will love this establishment which spoils them: free Wifi, mini-golf, swimming pool, playground are just waiting for them. To accommodate you, comfortable fully furnished and equipped rentals.
2. Salty stay in Morbihan
Nantes is the gateway to Brittany. So let’s continue our little guide to holiday ideas for All Saints’ Day by heading to the land of the most daring fishermen, the most intrepid navigators, myths, legends… and pancakes!
In the Morbihanspecifically around Quiberonyou will take a breath of fresh, iodized air: perfect for winding down after the start of the school year and holding on until the end of the year holiday break.
Past the isthmus of Penthièvres, you are there, here you are on the peninsula of Quiberon: on one side the Atlantic Ocean, its wild coast and its sometimes tumultuous waters; on the other, the bay of Quiberon, its fine sandy beaches and calmer waters. There, hikes, nautical activities, thalassotherapy await you in a heavenly environment for a resolutely well-being stay. Departing from Quiberon, you can also embark for the offshore islands: Belle-île-en-Mer, Houat, Hoedic… Admit it, you’ve already put on your marinière, right? Don’t forget either your raincoat or a raincoat: you know the reputation of the Breton weather…
For accommodation, head to Ocean campsite in Saint-Pierre-Quiberon. This true paradise for fishermen welcomes you just 50m from the ocean, in a wooded environment and a family atmosphere. A warm, family-run open-air hotel, perfect for a relaxing stay in Brittany!
3. Under the Var sun
Total change of course for our 3rd flagship destination of All Saints, and direction the South-East of France: the Var welcomes you for a maritime stay too but in a very different spirit.
Here in Provence, the Sun God reigns supreme… all year round! Thus, a stay in the Var in October-November allows you to enjoy the region under a mild sky, but with temperatures much more bearable than during the high season.
From then on, you can discover all the points of interest of the department as you see fit: the most typical villages (Bormes-les-Mimosas, Cotignac, Gassin), the most emblematic seaside resorts (Saint-Tropez in mind of course ) or even the most marvelous natural sites (Gorges du Verdon, Porquerolle island, Estérel massif). A stay in the Var is thus the guarantee of being able to satisfy each member of your tribe thanks to a variety of atmospheres, activities and remarkable sites.
To discover all the riches of the south, we suggest you stay at Camping Club Tikayan Paradise Valley. In this open 4-star hotel located in Agay, you will benefit from an ideal location: in the hinterland, at the foot of the Estérel massif for the hiking enthusiasts among you. You will also be close to all the other points of interest in the department. Unusual: if you have a boat, you can moor there and reach the Mediterranean directly from the campsite since the Vallée du Paradis campsite is bordered by the Agay river.
4. Immerse yourself in the history of France
If you don’t like the sea, if you don’t like the mountains, if you don’t like the city, go get yourself… a holiday in the countryside! In Indre et Loire to be more precise: you can at the same time embark on a visit to the (very) numerous castles present along the Loire.
Listing them would be (very) long. Visiting them all, absolutely impossible. Therefore, if you live in Indre-et-Loire during your All Saints holidays, you will have to choose. There are the essentials, which it is simply unthinkable to miss: Chambord, Blois, Chenonceaux, Azay-le-Rideau (see photo above). And then there are the slightly less well-known castles which nevertheless deserve your full attention. Langeais, Villandry, le Rivau: here too, the list would be too long, but a one-week stay in the mild climate of the Loire Valley will hold some wonderful discoveries in store for you.
Why not rent a bike and set off on the paths laid out along the banks of the Loire? You will thus kill three birds with one stone: revise your History lessons, discover charming sites and keep in shape. Thanks WHO ? Thanks Campsite Direct sure !
Your base camp to visit the castles of the Loire in Indre-et-Loire? The well named Loire & Chateaux campsite !
Under this predestined name hides a comfortable and friendly 4-star campsite which will allow you to recharge your batteries after a long day in the Touraine countryside or around the nearby Château d’Azay-le-Rideau. If only one strong point had to be singled out among its many advantages (location, comfort, friendliness to name but a few), it would undoubtedly be its indoor swimming pool heated to 28°. Perfect for the chilly days of late October-early November!
5. On the way to Saint James
For a serene visit to this remarkable site, put your luggage at the Koawa Les Cigales campsite. This 3-star establishment offers a great variety of rentals: chalets, mobile homes, bungalows and even trailers for a stay in the bohemian spirit. Its ideal location places you not only close to Rocamadour but also to another must-see for any stay in the Lot: the Gouffre de Padirac.
6. An island in the sun
To finish our selection of the best destinations for All Saints’ Day, go not to the Caribbean as in Henri Salvador’s song, but to the middle of the Atlantic. “An island in the sun” could indeed also be an apt description for the island of Oléronsince it is about her: the island, nicknamed La Lumineuse, benefits from an exceptional rate of sunshine, which obviously makes it a destination of choice when the temperatures drop and the days shorten.
Here, once your car is parked, all on your bike! It is indeed the best means of transport to visit the island, its pretty little beaches, its hidden corners. Your thighs and calves will be put to work but it’s for your good!
To explore the island of Oléron in the best conditions, a bicycle therefore, but also, to recharge your batteries, a rental (or a location, it is still possible on All Saints’ Day) at Les Seulières campsite.
Only 300m from the ocean, Les Seulières campsite is located in the wildest area of the island and at the heart of a network of cycle paths (you see? you won’t escape it!). Calm and comfortable, it even offers a private Jacuzzi for renting a tent-lodge.
So, ready to go?
If our selection has not convinced you, you can find many more on ourspecial offers for All Saints. Happy Holidays to all !