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Finding an active family holiday, which offers adventures for kids of all ages as well as sports and activities for adults can be tricky – and prove very expensive. When it comes to getting the most facilities in one place at an affordable price, the Port Bourgenay Holiday Village in France is hard to beat.
Situated in the Vendee region, 9km south of Les Sables-d’Olonne, this 90-hectare car-free village offers numerous sports and activities, ranging from a glorious 18-hole golf course, an aquatic centre with three swimming pools, a central lake and plenty of beach-side action.
On the water
At nearby Veillon beach, accessible on foot or by mini train, you’ll find a range of watersports such as surfing, wind surfing and waterskiing. There’s also a sailing school at both Port Bourgenay and nearby Talmont-Saint-Hilaire, and you can try your hand at sand-yachting at Port Bourgenay, too.
Sea catamarans are available for hire and diving courses for beginners can be booked upon arrival.
At the village, you can learn to sail Optimists on the lake and enjoy the three swimming pools and Aqua gym.
Port Bourgenay holiday village is home to six tennis courts and you can also polish your serve and back hand by taking a tennis course. Lessons and courses cater for beginners to serious tennis players who want to hone their skills.
Whether you’re in it to win or just have fun, there’s also table tennis, beach volleyball and for messier thrills, there are regular paint-balling sessions and competitions.
Fencing and freewheeling
To get your adrenalin pumping, take up your sword. Fencing classes held at the village are among the more unusual sports that are proving a hit with guests looking for something a little different.
You can also explore the village and surrounding area on bikes – there are plenty available for hire – or go rollerblading around the resort.
In full swing
Port Bourgenay is proving increasingly popular with golf fans who want to ensure they get their fix while on a family holiday. The facilities are impressive. Port Bourgenay Golf Club features an 18-hole golf course, (Par 72, of 5,900 m), designed by Thévenin and 35-bay practice area including 10 covered bays.
There’s also an 18-hole Pitch and Putt course, a putting green and Club House with its own bar and pro shop.
Book your stay with PV-Holidays, and you’ll enjoy 10% off green fees for 18-holes.
Just for kids
There are five kids clubs at the village, which cater for babies from three months of age to sports-mad teenagers up to 18 years. Each club has activities tailored to its age group from games and puppet shows for little ones to sports competitions, adventure trails and tennis tournaments for older children.
In addition to two children’s playgrounds and two children’s swimming pools in the village, the star attractions are the onsite circus school. Here, kids can learn trampolining, master the flying trapeze and try their hand a magic tricks.
Self-catering in style
The 614 apartments and 78 houses offered at Le Port du Bourgenay are attractively arranged into five areas. The ‘Quartier du Lac’ is at the heart of the village, close to the shops and entertainment and the main reception area; the ‘Quartier du Golf’ overlooks the golfing greens and lakes, and the ‘Bocage’ is a peaceful area, with views over the golf course and surrounding countryside and its own shared swimming pool.
‘Les Portes de l’Océan’ is closest to the beach while the ‘Quartier du Domain du Moulin’ is a spacious new area of houses built as an extension of the village with its own shared swimming pool.
All apartments and houses have fully equipped kitchens, televisions and a garden terrace or balcony area.
For evenings when you don’t want to cook, there’s also a lively pizzeria, bar, and crêperie onsite.
PV-Holidays is offering seven nights from just 264 Euro per person from 26 April to 3 May 2009. Save up to 25% off your holiday at Port Bourgenay when you reserve two consecutive weeks or save 15% when you reserve 90 days in advance.
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