Camping in the holiday destination — France

May, 23 2017

Beautiful countryside, rolling hills and a fantastic coastline make France the holiday destination for campers all year round. And with amazing food and tasty wines — what more could you ask for? The country is extensive and varied, so you can discover a new piece of France on every camping holiday that you take. From large, impressive cities like Paris and Strasbourg to the countryside or rocky coast — you can find it all in France!

These days, distance is becoming less and less important when it comes to camping holidays, and other countries are starting to emerge as contenders. So the question is, will France remain the camping destination? And if so, why? Let us answer these questions.

So many opportunities, always a match!

In the south west of the country is the coastal region of Poitou-Charentes. Whether you’re looking for a camping holiday in the heart of the countryside or prefer cultural excursions, Poitou-Charentes is without doubt the place to be. You could, for example, visit the Marais-Poitevin — this marshland has quite a mysterious atmosphere to it. If you plan to visit the marsh with children then why not hire a boat or discover the marsh by horse and cart?

Campsites in Poitou-Charentes

You can find culture and history aplenty on the island of Ile de Ré and in the resort of La Rochelle. Stroll through the characteristic harbours, visit the Tour de la Lanterne or head to a terrace to try out the local delicacies.

Camping in the South of France

If you take Route du Soleil, the motorway down to the sunny south, you will end up in the regions of Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. These regions are famed for their wide sandy beaches and large coastal resorts such as Marseille, Montpellier and Saint-Tropez on the Mediterranean Sea. The South of France offers a fantastic combination of countryside, culture and beaches.

The French interior

There’s really no need to travel to France’s extremes for an unforgettable camping holiday. The Ardèche and Bourgogne in the interior of the country should not be overlooked — the Ardèche takes its name from the river of the same name, which flows through the region. You shouldn’t miss the Pont d’Arc either, a natural bridge over the river. The bridge is best viewed from a canoe.

The Bourgogne region is home to the Jura, a mountainous region of lakes, waterfalls and historical towns and villages — ideal for a long hike or a bike ride.

Campsites in the Ardèche

Camping in a metropolis

France not only offers beautiful regions for campers to enjoy, those who enjoy city trips will also love holidaying in France. Whether you want to stroll down the Champs d’Elysées, picnic with some local bread and wine under the Eiffel Tower or browse the narrow streets in Montmartre, you can do it all on a campsite close to Paris. In the summer, you can cycle, hike and relax in Bois de Boulogne, the forest of Paris.

Sunbathing, lazing around and water sports — you can do it all on a camping holiday in Paris. Throughout the summer, the city sets up ‘city beaches’ along the banks of the Seine, and with terraces and sun-loungers, you’ll completely forget that you are in the centre of a city metropolis!

Paris France

So many desires, so many campsites

Conclusion: France still has plenty to offer to campers. Whether it’s your first time camping or you have been camping for years, you can clearly see that France is the perfect camping destination for everyone.

You can camp in all manner of ways too — in a calm, green environment with your own tent or caravan or in a luxury SunLodge, the opportunities in France are endless.

  • Auteur: Emily
  • When Emily was younger, she went on summer camping holidays with her parents and sister to places like France, Spain and Italy. Her love for camping continues to this day, especially if she can camp close to a beach, somewhere where there is plenty to do to ensure that the holiday is as varied as possible.


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