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Sigean, the ideal holiday destination!
Only 5km from the seaside, Sigean forms a natural link between the vast sandy beaches of the Languedoc coast and the untamed inland scenery of the Aude. If it is best-known for its vast African Reserve where 3,800 wild animals live in semi-freedom, Sigean is also appreciated by history buffs, watersports enthusiasts and fans of hikes and bike rides through picturesque landscapes.
Just a few minutes from Sigean, your Sandaya campsite at the seaside offers a sun-kissed pied-à-terre to live an amazing holiday in Languedoc-Roussillon. With its wide range of activities for young and old, everyone is free to enjoy their favourite activities, from outdoor sports tournaments to hours spent basking by the swimming pools and waterslides of the water park. There isn’t a minute to lose, it’s time to book your mobile home or your camping pitch and treat yourself to the holiday you deserve, as you explore the most gorgeous landscapes in Occitanie!
Visit Sigean with the family
Who’s up for a fabulous family safari? From your campsite in Languedoc-Roussillon, head off to the famous Sigean African Reserve, a wildlife park that’s unique in Europe!
Covering more than 300ha where garrigue alternates with lakes and forest, the park offers a chance to admire nearly 3,800 animals living in semi-freedom. A first 7.5km trail takes you by car through the heart of the African bush where lions, giraffes, zebras and rhinoceros enjoy a vast natural area. Continue along the shores of the lakes to observe the thousands of birds that call the park home: flamingos, pelicans, storks... Finally, continue your visit on foot until you reach the chimpanzees’ island. A memorable experience certain to make your family holiday in the South of France totally unforgettable.
Visit Sigean as a couple
In addition to an amazing African journey, Sigean also offers a chance to travel back through time in the heart of its medieval town and even further into the past as you discover its oldest remains, the pre-roman Pech Maho Oppidum. A visit, combined with that of the Corbières Archaeological Museum in Sigean, that never fails to delight all history buffs.
Set in the heart of the Narbonnaise Regional Natural Park, Sigean also offers several hiking trails to explore its scenery, between the coastal lagoons and the Corbières massif. Our favourite? The Port-Mahon circular route with its sublime panorama over the Étang de Bages-Sigean and the town’s vineyards. And, to put you in a really romantic mood, the sunset is particularly gorgeous!
Camping Sigean: our handy tips for a successful stay
Don’t hesitate to arrive at the African reserve at opening time; this is one visit that’s likely to take all day!
In Port-Mahon, a watersports centre offers trips by canoe or SUP, perfect for paddling across to the island of L’Aute!
The history of Sigean is intimately linked to that of its vineyards. Head for “Terra Vinea” and a fascinating underground journey to discover all the secrets of vine and wine!
Between Port-la-Nouvelle and Gruissan-Plage, Sigean’s long sand bar invites you for glorious bathing on its seemingly endless beach!