The AG Travel Diaries: France Part 1!!

Hey guys!! As you may already know from my previous post, last week I was on holiday in France!! I flew from Humberside Airport with KLM Airlines on 12th August and I landed in Amsterdam Airport. I then flew from Amsterdam Airport to Bordeaux Airport in France and I landed there at about 4:00pm (CEST). Once we’d sorted out our hire vehicle, it took us about 2 hours from the airport to reach our accommodation. We stayed in a 3 bedroomed villa in Bias near Bordeaux which was so lovely and definitely somewhere I’d stay again if I ever go to the south west coast of France!! I had such an amazing holiday in France and I’d love to go back there someday!! I’m going to be doing a part 2 for this post since part 1 is about staying on the coastline near Bordeaux and part 2 will be about the 3 days I spent in a hotel in Bordeaux. So in today’s post, I’m going to be telling you about my experience of staying on the coastline in France!!

Our lovely accommodation!!


We visited 4 different beaches whilst staying in Bias; Mimizan Plage which was about 10 minutes down the road from our accomadation, Biscarosse Plage which was about an hour away, L’especier Plage which was about 5 minutes away and Contis Plage which was about 25 minutes away. Each place (apart from L’especier Plage which only had a beautiful beach) not only had a gorgeous beach but it also had a road leading up to the beach full of shops, ice cream places and restaurants. We tried out the ice cream places at all the different beaches and were very impressed with the range of flavours they all offered and the delectable taste of the ice cream!! I loved all the different plages but my favourite was definitely Mimizan Plage because the atmosphere there was unlike anything I’d ever experienced before. I found it quite weird however that Biscarosse Plage and Mimizan Plage appeared to have more restaurants and shops than Mimizan Town and Biscarosse Town. I’m not sure if this is what it is like over the entire coastline of France but that’s what I found staying on the South West coastline.

Mimizan Plage at night
Contis Plage
L’especier Plage
My delicious Twix ice cream from Mimizan Plage
Shops at Mimizan Plage
Shops at Contis Plage

DUNE DU PILATOn 16th August, we took a little road trip further up the coast to visit Biscarosse Plage and Dune du Pilat. Dune du Pilat is the biggest sand dune in Europe and the 10th biggest in the world and I’m very proud to say that my Mum and I managed to climb all the way to the top of the sand dune!! When we first arrived, I’d thought the sand dune itself was incredible but the views from the top of Dune du Pilat, overlooking a massive forest of trees at one side and the clear blue sea at the other, were breathtaking. It’s very tiring to climb up the sand dune but if you ever stay in that area, I would definitely reccommend giving it a go because the views from the top are just stunning and are a sight not to be missed.

Dune du pilat
Breathtaking view of the sea
Gorgeous view of the forest


Our villa had its very own pool which my sister and I were especially glad about and we all went in it most days. On our first night at the villa, we discovered a very handy shed filled with pool floaties and toys such as hula hoops and balls that kids could play with so we pretty much raided the shed and got out lots of different floaties every time we went in the pool. It’s always so fun to have a pool in your villa to relax in and mess around with floaties and I would definitely recommend at least trying to find a villa which has a pool when you are going on holiday. Trust me you won’t regret it.

Our amazing villa pool

Thank you for reading this post!! Where’s your favourite place you’ve visited? Let me know in the comments!! Part 2 of this post will be out soon but until then bye for now!!

Amelia Grace a.k.a Amelia In Hull 


  1. That ice cream looks amazing!! So glad you had a nice time in France(: haha my brothers and I would have been so excited to discover a shed full of floaties to play with in the pool! It makes the experience much more fun πŸ˜„ I love all the pictures you shared! Those beaches are beautiful!

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  2. The favourite place that I visited was Masai Mara in Kenya, Africa! It was an amazing experience there!!! I wanna see more of your experience in france😍!!! You’re truly lucky to have visited it! The view you captured of the sea is AMAZING!! I’d also wanna visit it soon, I’m visiting Denmark in September tho! Waiting for part 2!!

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