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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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                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Beautiful apartment in perfect location

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                Couldn't be happier with our stay. Bertrand was excellent throughout the booking process and during our stay. The apartment is just as the photos show, clean and well kept. Perfect location to the small town and beach. We had a brilliant stay here, great value for money too, can't wait to come back!
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                Well worth a visit

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                Although the property was smaller than we had anticipated, it had everything we needed for our stay. It was very clean and everything was in good working order. As we were in France, a country renowned for it's food, we thought we would have eaten out more, but we were there for 9 days and only ate out once as the accommodation had all we needed to cater for ourselves, this was great as we were on a limited budget. A decent Carrefour store for the main groceries is only about 5 km away. The upside of the area was that it was a beautiful place, and quite quiet due to being the end of the season when we arrived. We were able to relax and there was plenty of beach by the lake to share. The downside was, it was the end of the season... which means not all of the shops and restaurants were open, and when we had a few days where it rained heavily, we found there was little to do. I would recommend this accommodation and would like to return there again but perhaps earlier in the year, during the summer season. it was a short walk to the lake, and lots of walks and cycle ways to keep you active. We are not water sport people, but there was plenty to do if you do like that sort of thing. Paddling was ideal for everyone in the lake, even toddlers could paddle out quite a way in the lake due to the shallow areas. One further note. We found it was very French and our French is very limited, but even where no English was spoken the people of the town could not have been more friendly and helpful.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2015
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Sep 2015