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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Carcans, France your home away from home

Carcans is a charming, traditional French village 15 minutes from the glorious beaches of the Aquitaine coastline. The town is a great surfing base, with great appeal to anyone who loves the relaxed rural French lifestyle, as the streets are filled with traditional butchers, wine grottos and restaurants of the highest quality. The surrounding pine forests are a maze of walking, horse riding and cycling trails, offering an ideal opportunity to get out into the unspoilt countryside and revel in the peace and natural beauty the area is famed for.

Things to do in Carcans, France

France’s largest freshwater lake is just a ten minute bike ride or a twenty minute walk from a holiday rental villa in Carcans, Lake Etang de Carcans. The lake is preserved as a nature reserve, and is home to a great range of wildlife, from deer to lizards, toads to a huge range of birdlife. A little further around the shores of the lake is the resort of Maubisson, which has a wonderful lake beach and a great water sports centre.

A holiday home in Carcans is a fantastic base for golf holidays. There are four excellent 18 hole courses in close proximity to Carcans, including Golf de L’Ardilouse, whose fairways are lined by thick woodland, as well as some fearsome water hazards, proving a tough test for even the finest golfers. As long as you remember to pack your handicap certificate, arranging a tee-off time is perfectly straightforward.

The entertainment opportunities are endless if you have access to a hire car during your stay in a holiday rental property in Carcans. Within an hour, and within easy day-trip reach are a whole host of entertainment centres. The many vineyards of Aquitaine litter the area, and wine tours are fantastically easy to arrange. Bordeaux, with all its galleries, museums and restaurants can be reached within an hour, as can Aqualand, the zoo and some of the best nature reserves in the Dordogne.

Places to visit on holiday in Carcans, France

The resort of Maubisson is just a few minutes drive from a holiday rental property in Carcans. Maubisson lies on the beautiful sandy beaches of Lake Etang de Carcans, where nature thrives and beaches remain wonderfully empty throughout the year. Maubisson is filled with excellent restaurants, atmospheric cafes and top water sports centres, where you can learn to windsurf, sail or row. Swimming is very popular in the lake, especially when the summer heat starts to grow.

The best surfing beaches in the whole of France are just ten minutes away too, located on the shores of the Bay of Biscay. The coast is struck by rollers travelling uninterrupted across the Atlantic, and surfing is a big part of life for many in the area.

Travel to Carcans, France

Bordeaux Airport (BOD) is well within half an hour’s drive of a holiday rental property in Carcans, and is excellently connected to the UK by Aer Arann, Aer Lingus, British Airways, BMIbaby and easyJet services from airports throughout the UK, from Dublin (DUB) to Manchester (MAN)

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                                                                                                      Fantastic house in great location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Two weeks with 3 kids and, although weather wasn't great this year, loved every minute. Owner is lovely and responsive with communication. House is nicely fitted out. No bath and only 1 shower but this was no problem as kids loved the outdoor shower :-) Location is good with amazing beach in walking distance for bodyboarding and surfing and a quiet lake beach a 5 mins drive which is safe for smaller kids. Carcans Plage has a small supermarket and plenty of bars and restaurants. Overall a great holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Big, well thought out, great location. Friendly owners.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Would recommend and might well go back ourselves. Excellent property for two families (up to 5 each).
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 02, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017