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biarritz in june with young children + le ruisseau campsite

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biarritz in june with young children + le ruisseau campsite

hi there,

we have just booked two weeks with keycamp at le ruisseau campsite in june on the advice of keycamp..had originally booked to go to the southern vendee region and am now paniced that there seems to be very little for for families to do here other than the beaches?we switched to biarritz as we feared the weather would not be good in vendee..our kids are 10,6 and 3..while they like the pools /beach we like to do a lot of cycling/sightseeing etc and also this is our first time to france as we were sick of the usual spain/canaries type holidays and now i fear biarritz seems to be just that??any advice greatly appreciated...should i switch to the dordogne region maybe?

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1. Re: biarritz in june with young children + le ruisseau campsite

The beaches in this area are great and so varied. Little bit hilly for cycling but there are places you can go. Don't know about the Dordogne but it maybe be flatter for cycling...

co.meath
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2. Re: biarritz in june with young children + le ruisseau campsite

Thanks for that..I'm more concerned that there is nothing to do other than beaches?kids would be bored of beach after a day or two..do you know of anything for kids?also do you know anything about this campsite as it seems to get mixed reviews on here..

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3. Re: biarritz in june with young children + le ruisseau campsite

I take lots of clients there but haven't heard any negative reviews. The only thing is that it gets very busy during French school holidays which don't start until the 6th of July this year.

Lots of water sports to take part in on the beach; surfing (obviously), kayaking, bodyboarding and kite boarding.

This is pretty close to surfing - sea kayaking:

www.atlantic-pirogue.com

Take the train up to the top of La Rhune mountain: www.rhune.com

And there is an excellent aquarium in Biarritz: www.museedelamer.com/en

Cork
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4. Re: biarritz in june with young children + le ruisseau campsite

We stayed in Labenne, near Biarritz last June:

Two words of caution

1) On the Labenne coast the sea is definately too dangerus for children. As its the atlantic its more suitable for surfing than for children swimming.

2) In June "The Season" has not started yet in this part of France so in outling areas like Labenne a lots of Restaurants, beach shops etc were closed.

However we enjoyed it - See our review at the following link:

tripadvisor.ie/ShowUserReviews-g187080-d1161…

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5. Re: biarritz in june with young children + le ruisseau campsite

Plenty of train journeys you can take from Bayonne or Biarritz but if you want to take some book the trains in advance as they will be much cheaper and you can also go to St Juan de Luc Biarritz Taxi will be able to advise you on this area.

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