Slow Village, a new top-of-the-range camping concept in Biscarrosse
From the 2017 season, holidaymakers will be able to discover and enjoy a new concept blending camping and holiday villages, on the banks of the Lac de Biscarrosse. Slow Village Biscarrosse Lac borrows its name from the so-called “slow life”, a way of life which consists in letting go and slackening the pace. This establishment is successfully applying these principles to the world of camping and caravanning.
A successful combination between the camping and holiday-village concepts
The property on which Slow Village is located is on the banks of the Lac de Biscarrosse, in Port Maguide to be precise. A marina before becoming one of the busiest places on the lake, Port Maguide nowadays groups together numerous leisure activities. By the water and nestled at the heart of the forest, this establishment enjoys a location which is oh so advantageous.
The site’s entrancing nature, present throughout, a lake with clear and turquoise waters, and a beach which is accessible on foot with a low water depth, all endow the lake with the atmosphere of a heavenly lagoon. It is Indeed a lagoon the temperature of which may go up to 28°C in summer. The campsite indeed turns out to be an ideal spot to rest, to have fun and devote yourself to the “slow life”.
In contrast to the fast-living way of life which is omnipresent nowadays within Western society, “slow life” offers everyone the chance to have a rest. The idea consists of taking back control of your schedule and redefining your way of life. Say goodbye to daily stress. At Slow Village Biscarrosse Lac, holidaymakers are invited to switch off and to favour so-called “soft” modes of transport (you park your car at the campsite entrance, and the Conciergerie (caretaker service) takes responsibility for transporting your luggage to your accommodation). It is also a chance to get closer to your family or friends, to eat more healthily and undertake other activities.
Under the trees nestle modern and comfortable resin-material cabins.
The campsite shelters a total of 35 cabins equipped with kitchenettes, 35 cabins solely equipped with a refrigerator, and 30 new mobile homes which are fully equipped. To be as faithful as possible to their surrounding environment, the cabins are entirely made of wood and covered in black paint, giving them the air of pine-based resin cabins, which are so typical of the Landes département.
On-site, holidaymakers can choose between two formulae. A basic formula, which only includes holiday hire, as well as a hotel formula; half board or full board. Moreover this formula includes a multitude of services, such as access to the Wi-Fi network, beds made on arrival, linen sheets, a television, a welcome kit, a kettle and other equipment.
Furthermore, all accommodation at Slow Village Biscarrosse Lac enjoys personal decor, with natural, stylish and understated chiné furnishings, done out here and there in the style of the “flea markets” of the region.
As the Landes département is renowned for its gourmet food, lastly this top-of-the-range establishment has a restaurant/food store. With its large terrace, opening onto the lake, the latter is the perfect place to taste good food! Such food is concocted from local produce, using short distribution channels, and it is also possible to take it back to your accommodation.
In summer numerous events are organised on-site. Concerts, screenings, exhibitions, “Do-It-Yourself” gardening, cooking and cabinet-making workshops punctuate the summer days and evenings, within a stylish atmosphere. Ideal for refuelling with good vibes! Finally, note that a children’s club is open during summer at Slow Village Biscarrosse Lac.
A dream stay by the Lac de Biscarrosse
Although holidays at Slow Village Biscarrosse Lac are an ideal occasion to rest and and to give in to idleness holidaymakers can, if they wish, make the most of their stay to go out and discover the region’s major tourist attractions. Stopping by the campsite Reception is advised, as you will find various pieces of information and suggestions upon what you should not miss within the Landes and the Gironde départements.
Even at Biscarrosse, exceptional tourist sites are legion. With its kilometres of beach, three fresh and clear lakes and 13,000 hectares of forests, lovers of a splendid and inspiring countryside have plenty to be delighted about. This is all the more so since, to increase their delight, there are nearly 50 kilometres of cycle tracks and 60 kilometres of hiking paths meandering through the forest, enabling you to get to the various lakes and the Atlantic Ocean.
Still at Biscarrosse, the Musée Historique de l’Hydravion (Historic Seaplane Museum) is not to be missed. Before becoming a Landes tourism hub, the Étang de Biscarrosse et de Parentis en Born (a spectacular lake) was indeed an important base for transatlantic seaplanes. Moreover, the lake was given the nickname Lac Latécoère, as a reference to the manufacturer specialising in the construction of seaplanes.
Hardly going hardly much further, the Dune du Pyla is revealed to holidaymakers. As the highest sand dune in Europe, being 120 metres tall, this is one of nature’s genuine masterpieces. The most foolhardy who succeed in climbing as far as its summit, then discover an impressive view over the Atlantic Ocean, the Banc d’Arguin (a nature reserve near Arcachon), the Landes of Gascony (the Landes forest) and, even more surprisingly, the Pyrenees mountain peaks.