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A collection of resorts, beaches and other locations for nude leisure

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A collection of resorts, beaches and other locations for nude leisure

Naturist Holidays

Naturist Holidays

Naturist Holidays

A collection of resorts, beaches and other locations for nude leisure

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Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Euronat - 2003

Euronat - 2003

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This was part of our journey north from Arna.

 

Château Guiton is a delightful site.  Many of the pitches are scattered among the trees around two sides of the château so that it feels as if you are staying in the garden of some friends.

 

There is a heated swimming pool, a gym, a snack bar, a small shop selling basic groceries and free wi-fi.  There is also a wood-fired oven, used to cook pizzas and loaves.

 

Each morning a local baker came up the three hundred yard drive beeping her horn, so that by the time she arrived there was usually a queue forming.

 

We stayed here for three nights and, while there, visited Saint Emilion - N44.8928° W0.1558° - well known for its wines, and the bird reserve (Parc Ornithologique) - N44.6402° W1.0199° - at Teich on the edge of the Arcachon Basin.

 

Location of entrance: N44.7265° W0.1543°.  Drive up the long gravel drive and then turn left into the château grounds.

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Arna is a large site of 110 acres, containing permanent chalets, pre-pitched tents and caravan/camping pitches.  The location of the entrance is at N43.9073° W1.3614°.

 

We spent twelve nights there in July.  When we arrived and signed in at reception we were then directed to wait for someone who would site us and connect the electricity.  Presumably they don't want just anyone connecting to their power supply.

 

There is a large supermarket and a small bakery together with other small shops selling newspapers and magazines, toys, beach equipment etc and a hairdresser.  There are also five bars and restaurants.

 

While there we visited the market at Leon - N43.8754° W1.3025°; and the Etang de Leon - N43.8874° W1.3155°.  On the way to Arna, there is a water tower that has been beautifully decorated - N43.9152° W1.3042°.

 

We didn't like Arna as much as we had liked Euronat the year before.  The pitches seemed smaller and the whole place seemed more cramped.  However we particularly liked the large supermarket which sold a wide variety of fresh meat and fresh fruit and vegetables as well as general groceries - but we did miss the Euronat baker!

As Arna is only about fifty-five miles from the Spanish border, one day we decided to drive down to Spain, just because we could.  The transition from France into Spain was most unexciting, as we just drove across a river bridge and there we were - in Spain.  No border checks, no passport control, we were just there.  We then drove a further fifteen miles into San Sebastián and spent a couple of hours or so exploring the town before returning.

Arna website Chateau Guiton website

Euronat - entrance at N45.4162° W1.1299° - is a vast site of about 830 acres set in pine forest.  It is divided into several 'villages' each named after one of the continents, a large caravanning area and a large camping area.  The villages are full of chalets and the camping area is laid out along several winding roads.  The main road through the centre of the site is about 1.3 miles long.

 

There is a large Market Place with many shops around it, but it lacked a well-stocked supermarket.  We particularly liked the bakery, where a young man in his late twenties produced the most wonderful bread.  We had a different loaf each day and didn't sample his entire range!  One of the shopkeepers had a swallows' nest in the roof of his porch and he took great delight in showing us his babies.

Château Guiton - 2004

Château Guiton - 2004

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Arnaoutchot - 2004

Arnaoutchot - 2004