Cycle touring in France
Our preferred accommodation

Below is a brief overview of the accommodation we will be using for most of our French cycling holidays.

We've broken our accommodation down to show options for each of our planned tours, where details are confirmed. Either scroll down on click the links below to jump to the relevant location:

You'll note that our French cycling holidays are outside of the core holiday season - by design. Whilst our holidays are family friendly, we're not aiming at families and want to avoid school holidays both in the UK and in France.

Dates shown TBC are awaiting confirmation of dates by our accommodation partners.

Belle Dune, Picardie

Our destination for our Picardie cycling holiday is the Belle Dune Holiday Village on the edge of Fort-Mahon Plage - around an hour from the channel ports of Calais, Boulonge sur Mer and Dieppe. Equally convienient is the Channel Tunnel terminal at Coquelles.

On the edge of a superb 18-hole golf course and only about 2 kilometres from the sea, the Belle Dune Holiday Village is set in an environment of lakes, dunes and maritime pines. The apartments and houses are inspired by local Picardy architecture.

The heated 'Aquaclub' is open year round and includes a 700 m² indoor heated pool together with a wave pool, slide and whirlpool baths. In summer, you can also enjoy the outdoor pool.

There's also a great array of other activities on offer: amongst others, you can try sand yachting, or improve your swing on the Belle Dune 18-hole golf club, one of the Top 10 courses in France (lessons available).

The main square has a restaurant and shops, where daytime and evening entertainment is organised in season.

The area has a number of good restaurants, as well as a Casino and a wild bird reserve amongst the dunes.


Hameau du Lac, Marciac, Gers

This destination is in the far south-west of France, not too far from the Pyrenees mountains. Ferry or channel tunnel crossings are around 570 miles on French autoroute - toll approx. 85€ each way, from the Dieppe area, or from Calais around 650 miles / 95€.

Located in the south-west of France, this 'residence' is located beside a 24-hectare lake at the heart of a green idyll. Known around the globe for its jazz festival, Marciac is a charming, south-western medieval bastide town where culture, tradition and gastronomy all meet.

Designed by architect Pierre Diener, the park combines regional tradition with "New Orleans" detailing: terraced tiled houses, wooden-fronted with canopies and lambrequins in metal and cut wood. The accommodation is composed of single-storey apartments and houses dotted around the area, with terraces or balconies facing out directly onto the lake. An outdoor heated pool is available from June to September, with a solarium, loungers and a wooden deck overhanging the lake.

Note that a car is essential for getting to and from this location.


La Residence du Lac, Monflanquin, Lot et Garonne

This destination is in the south-west of France, not too far from Bergerac and Bordeaux. Ferry or channel tunnel + around 500 miles on French autoroute - toll approx. 25€ each way, from the Dieppe area, very similar from Calais (570 miles / 50€).

Monflanquin is listed among the "most beautiful villages in France" and is a Bastide (fortified town) built on a hill in the 13th century in the Vallée du Lot.

Set in a landscaped area on the shores of a lake, the residence enjoys a wonderful green setting and has apartments and houses inspired by local architectural styles.
Relaxation: the outdoor pool is heated from April to November (25°C), with solarium and paddling pool. Other onsite activities include table tennis, pétanque and table football.

Although it is possible to get very close to the destination by Eurostar and French rail, we recommend having a car to allow you to get out and about in the area - and so you can take home some of the lovely Cahors region wines!

The nearest restaurant for our dinners is about 400m from the site.


Le Rouret, Grospierre, Ardeche

This destination is in the south of France, not too far from Orange and a couple of hours from the Camargue nature area. Ferry or channel tunnel + around 540 miles on French autoroute - toll approx. 60€ each way, from the Dieppe area, or from Calais around 610 miles / 80€.

The 'Le Rouret' Holiday Village extends over about 80-hectares and offers views of the foothills of the Ardèche mountains. The village is built around a central square with bell tower, giving it a southern French feel.

The Holiday Village has three car-free areas connected by flower-filled streets:

  • The La Colline area: southern architecture and set around the water park and wild water rapids. The houses and flats here are built in pastel shades.
  • The Le Vallon area is further away from the village centre and offers air-conditioned apartments in an avant-garde building inspired by the architecture of Le Corbusier.
  • The Château area is built around a 19th century mansion. This area includes a bowling alley, nightclub, bar and a cinema.

Plenty of water sports activities are available with the park boasting a 650 m² water park with a wild river and heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, open April to September, and an outdoor swimming pool open in July and August.

You will need a car to get you to and from this holiday village and for exploring during any downtime.


Normandy Garden, Normandy

This destination is in Normandy - not far from 'La Manche' better known as the English Channel. A range of ferry options are available to get you from the UK to France, including Newhaven-Dieppe, Portsmouth-Le Havre, or Portsmouth-Caen/Ouisterham or the various Dover-Calais (Ferry)/Folkestone-Coquelles (tunnel) routes.

Less than 15 km from the beaches of Deauville, Cabourg and Villers-sur-Mer, the Normandy Garden holiday village is located in the heart of the Pays d'Auge, a renowned stud farming region. The park is a beautiful, rolling, 12-hectare resort, and features houses and apartments in a traditional Normandy style.

The village comprises 4 pedestrianised areas with houses and apartments:

  • - The Garden Club area features Superior range bungalows with terraces and spreads out from the centre of the village where the reception, bar, restaurant, mini-market and water parks are located, no more than 400m from all facilities.
  • - The Pommeraie area is located near the entrance to the Holiday Village. It comprises the "Superior" range duplex houses with lovely façades and wooden terraces.
  • - The Hameau area has been recently renovated and offers apartments with a balcony or loggia and open views of the Normandy woodland.
  • - The Bocage area offers terraced houses with large balconies.

There is a mini-market and a restaurant on site.

The water park includes an indoor pool, and a heated outdoor pool. There is also a sauna and a hammam.


Courselle-sur-Mer, Normandy

This destination is in Normandy - not far from 'La Manche' better known as the English Channel. A range of ferry options are available to get you from the UK to France, including Newhaven-Dieppe, Portsmouth-Le Havre, or Portsmouth-Caen/Ouisterham or the various Dover-Calais (Ferry)/Folkestone-Coquelles (tunnel) routes.

The Le Chant des Oiseaux residence was built only recently and offers apartments and houses that blend perfectly into the Normandy landscape.

Located between the beach and the port, it's a good place to enjoy the nautical activities and entertainment on offer in the little village of Courseulles.

Very bright due to its large windows, the indoor pool is heated all year round. The Le Chant des Oiseaux residence has a playground and a children's area in the reception lounge.


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