If you are interested in camping holidays, South of France will no doubt be near the top of your list of destinations. It’s easy on the budget and conveniently located (with many campsites in the north of France just a few hours drive from the UK), but it offers much more than just good value and convenience. From golden beaches to mountain vistas, and numerous cultural highlights, there’s plenty to offer the eager camper no matter what kind of camping holiday in France, you’re after.
If you are after the beaches
Little is more relaxing than a holiday that combines countryside camping and time on the beach, and France has many outstanding coastal regions where you can relax and soak up some sun. The Côte dAzur in the south of France is perhaps the most famous, with its mixture of beaches and cosmopolitan resorts such as St Tropez and Cannes.
If you are looking for something a little more family focused, the beaches in the Royan may be more to your taste. Located in the south of France, it is a region of beautiful beaches and pine forests, and with many campsites located within walking distance of the coast, it is one of the most convenient places to camp if you are after a relaxing beach holiday.
If you want spectacular scenery
If dramatic scenery is what you are after on your camping holiday in South of France, you have plenty of places to choose from. The rolling hills, winding rivers and numerous chateaux make the Loire Valley perhaps the most naturally beautiful region in South of France, with the Dordogne and Burgundy also offering some great landscapes to camp in.
For great mountain views, go camping in the Alps and the Jura and enjoy one of the most striking mountain ranges in the world. There a plenty of opportunities for hill walkers and climbers of all levels or you can just relax at your campsite and enjoy the mountain vistas!
If you are a culture vulture
From gastronomy and wine to literature and philosophy, French culture is famous around the world, and a camping holiday can be the perfect way to experience the attractions on offer. For those who are interested in sampling French culture, Paris will always be the highlight of a camping holiday in South of France, and there are numerous campsites that give convenient access to the capital city.
If you’ve visited the museums and historical sights of Paris before and want something a little different, Brittany is an excellent option. With its unique, distinctive culture (including its own language) and many prehistoric sites, it can be a real cultural highlight of any camping holiday in South of France.
This is just a taste of what France can offer. With a little planning and research, you’ll be able to find just about anything you could possibly want to do or see. So, whatever it is you like to do on your camping holidays, France will have something for you!
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