Just back from 19 wonderful days at La Carabasse with Siblu and cannot fault the site.
Our pitch was perfect - only a 10 minute stroll to the beach - and the mobile home was spotlessly clean. We also had plenty of shade if the sun got too much.
Although a large site, mobile homes at La Carabasse are privately owned and each pitch has its own homely character. Pitches are well positioned in a relaxed manner and there are plenty of trees and colourful shrubs to provide screening.
The site was ideal for our 14-year-old son, who made friends quickly and spent many happy hours playing football on the well-kept sports pitch. In the evenings, he was afforded more freedom than you’d normally expect to give a teenager on holiday as we knew he was safe and the site is secure, so he had a great time once he’d shaken off his parents.
Judging by how busy the clubs for younger kids were, it seem the site is ideal for families of all ages.
La Carabasse has a splendid pool complex which boasts a host of activities (aquagym, water polo) and which, at 50m, is long enough to get in some pretty challenging lengths if you’re feeling energetic of a morning (we found it was quiet enough to do this up until as late as 10.30am).
The onsite shop was well stocked, with its own butcher counter selling good quality fresh meat, pates and roast chickens. There was also a baker selling delicious fresh bread, cakes and pastries and a grocer stocked with local fruit and veg.
There is also a market in Vias Plage every Monday where you can buy local produce – the fresh mussels and oysters are a must (and very cheap).
To wash down all this lovey food, visit the caves five minutes down the road from the campsite entrance. There you can fill up with local wine for as little as €1.20 a litre for a remarkably smooth red table wine. Don’t forget to hang on to some empty plastic water bottles for this purpose.
The old town of Vias is a 20 minutes on foot or a short bus trip away. The bus leaves from outside the campsite and was always on time.
Vias boasts a busy morning market (more amazing oysters), quaint cobbled streets and some pleasant restaurants selling good-quality food. We were lucky enough to secure the last table for dinner at L’Amandine restaurant on Friday during the local jazz festival and had a splendid evening.
From Vias you can take a bus to Agde (very pretty town on the L’Herault river well worth a visit) and from there on to Pezenas and Cap Agde. There is also a train station at Agde, with trains connecting with services to Beziers, Narbonne, Montpellier and Carcassonne.
You can’t help thinking that the world really is your oyster ...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A lively family holiday parc with a giant pool, 4-lane water slide and lifeguards, three free children’s clubs and packed with sports activities. The Mediterranean sea and beaches plus the resort of Vias Plage are close by. La Carabasse has tennis courts, multi-sports pitches with football coaching, a restaurant, takeaway, two bars, a beach club and an outside stage for evening entertainment. Spacious, modern holiday homes, some with terraces, provide the accommodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Carabasse Hotel Vias