Camping in France
Going camping in France is a great choice, it can be very comfortable with many French campsites providing excellent facilities, accommodation and activities for the whole family.
There are over 11,000 campsites in France, categorised from 1 star to 5 stars. The new 5-star rating came in only a few years ago and recognises the facilities provided some of the very best campsites in France.
Accommodation on French campsites available range from the ubiquitous static caravans, to lodges, and safari tents to the treehouses and everything in between. There really is a great variety of quirky accommodation to cater for all your desires.
Many campsites offer outdoor pools, indoor pools, waterslides, children’s clubs, the opportunity to play many different sports, and depending on the location, sailing and other watersports. You are spoilt for choice, so take your time choosing.
Camping Tour Operators we recommend using are:
- Lifestyle Holidays offers campsites near Paris, Biarritz, Argeles sur Mer, Frejus and Dol-de-Bretagne in Brittany. Choose from: La Croix du Vieux Pont, Domaine des Ormes, Le Vieux Port, Bois de Valmarie, L’Hippocampe, La Sirene and La Baume.
- Siblu Holidays (formerly Haven Europe) own 15 campsites across the south and west coast of France. From Brittany to Aquitaine, from Languedoc to the Cote d’Azur.
- Carisma Holidays focus their camping holiday offering on the Atlantic coast of France, with 7 campsites in Brittany, Vendee and Aquitaine.
- Newly listed: check out La Raudiere in Deux-Sevres, a friendly family-run campsite offering mobile home accommodation and touring pitches.
Camping in France with Own Tent
If camping in France with your own tent, trailer tent or caravan is what you are after then there is also a huge range of camping sites in France to choose from. France is diverse, you can do everything you want to – not exaggerating! Taking your own tent allows you to explore and base your family nearest to your next adventure.
Or if taking a tent is more about the experience of sleeping under canvas and enjoying close family time, then booking a pitch on a campsite is perfect. Choose from a natural ’emplacement’ or one with an electric point. Some also include ensuite bathroom and kitchen facilities.