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Libourne, the ideal holiday destination!
At the point at which the luxuriant landscapes of the Dordogne meet the prestigious Médoc châteaux lies Libourne, an erstwhile fortified town with a rich historical heritage. This is a land of vineyards, valleys and forests, and Libourne is queen when it comes to hiking! On foot or by bike, head down its discovery paths through scenery combining protected nature and architectural wonders.
And for a nice rest after an action-packed day, you've got the reassurance of the comfort of our 4 and 5 star campsites in the Dordogne, where you'll enjoy an oasis of greenery where activities meet all requirements: sports tournaments, aquagym lessons, free mini clubs for kids etc. and, of course, sliding around and bathing to your hearts' content in the swimming pools and on the waterslides! And when time comes for bed, you've got your camping pitch or your fully equipped cottage at the forest's edge. A great night's sleep in the offing!
Visit Libourne with the family
Though located 100 km from the ocean, Libourne is a Dordogne harbour. This special feature makes it a hit with families who find great locations for bathing here, including Les Dagueys beach, which is positioned by the lake of the same name. Here, you can enjoy inflatable games, watersports, a walking circuit around the lake (6 km) as well as a restaurant. There really will be nothing missing for your wonderful day out with the family!
However, if you feel like extending your adventure, then head for Guîtres to the north of Libourne, for a trip that's certainly out of the ordinary! Step aboard the old-fashioned tourist train, the carriages of which have been preserved since the 19th century. You really will be getting away from it all!
Visit Libourne as a couple
Make the most of your visit to Libourne, the town between two rivers, by treating yourself to a romantic cruise on the river! From the harbour of Libourne-Saint-Emilion, sail out onto the Dordogne and effortlessly take in the lovely scenery. Aboard, you'll be offered a glass of wine (local, naturally!). Cheers!
And to get from the river to the tributary, follow the Isle valley across the north of Libourne. As applies to the rest of the Libourne region, all sorts of hiking trails and cycle paths provide means of exploring the heritage features: windmills, churches, chapels, wash houses etc. Keep those eyes wide open so you don't miss a thing!
Camping Libourne: our handy tips for a successful stay
Have you come across waterbikes? This bike/canoe provides you with a fun and quirky way of sailing on the Isle!
Neighbouring Libourne, Saint-Emilion is one of the unmissables: you're just bound to fall in love with this mediaeval town which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
All around Libourne, the famous vineyards of the Route du Vin de Bordeaux en Saint-Emilion are where to head for a tasting session!
And on the way back, make sure you stop off at the mill of Abzac, which is listed as a historic monument, and which was established in 1471!