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Get a taste of nature!

Author: Dyane - Published at: 3/23/22

Family holidays in the heart of nature: discovering France's hidden treasures


Are you looking for a family-friendly destination in the heart of nature? Head out on an intriguing adventure in magnificent regions for a change of scenery packed with discoveries. Use geocaching apps as your tour guide, and when it's time to put your feet up, enjoy some R&R in an Oceania hotel.

Geocaching, a giant treasure hunt and a fun family activity!
With geocaching, every family weekend nature-escape becomes a fantastic adventure. Whatever your destination, these fun and original walks are perfect for a holiday that combines plenty of fresh air with comfy downtime.

What better way to explore a region than on foot? And if your kids aren't keen on holidays in the great outdoors, then it's time they discover geocaching! These outdoor treasure hunts promise fun walks that the whole family will love. Just download the official Geocaching app (App Store and GooglePlay), and you'll find trails all over the country.

Nature Stay

Our suggestions for great walks

In a couple, with family or friends, go on an adventure off the beaten track to discover the most beautiful sites of our regions and cities in France. Relaxation and fun guaranteed!

Idea n°1: Want a break in the Orléanese region?

Settle down at the Escale Oceania Orléans hotel before strolling along the banks of the Loire, around the Source Floral Park and through the mediaeval city centre. At the end of the day, unwind in the calm and comfort of your 3-star hotel. Start the next day with a hearty breakfast, and your troop will be ready to resume their geocache quest.

Hotel Escale Oceania Orléans
Hotel Oceania Montpellier

Idea n°2: Prefer a nature weekend in the south?

Then head to Montpellier and Hotel Oceania Le Métropole. Take a dip in its impressive swimming pool and sample the restaurant's à la carte menu. A comfy haven to recharge your batteries. Try scuba diving after exploring the wild trails of the Étang de l'Or and take a wander around the splendour of St. Peter's Cathedral.

Idea n°3: What about a nature weekend in Brittany?

Brittany boasts an incredible variety of landscapes. Explore Ille-et-Vilaine in Haute Bretagne for a nature holiday featuring some of the most beautiful sites in the region. Castles, chapels, waterfalls... Armed with your smartphone go in search of geocaches close to your hotel - the Oceania Saint-Malo hotel is one such spot! Younger family members will love exploring this privateer city as they scour its imposing ramparts in search of hidden treasures. And once back at base, they can relax in a room with sea views or burn off some energy in the heated indoor pool.

Séjour en Bretagne
Direction Biarritz

Idea n°4: Gaze across the ocean in Biarritz

Get off the beaten track in imperial Biarritz with Terra Aventura, a geocaching app dedicated to Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Nigh-on 500 trails with varied themes await young and older explorers alike. Choose an itinerary that covers the historical and architectural heritage of the city. Then stroll along the coast of the Basques and its serrated cliffs. At just a stone's throw from the Grande Plage, Hotel Escale Oceania Biarritz is the perfect base.

Good to know: geocaching is an activity that suits everyone
Geocaching is an entertaining activity that's easy to do! Simply download one of the mobile apps, create an account, and the GPS will locate you. You then choose a trail and set off on your hunt!