Camping in France
Why go camping in France?
Camping in France is the perfect type of family holiday and has, for many years been a highly popular summer activity. There are in excess of 9000 campsites in France and with such a large number available its hardly surprising that millions of people head off across the channel each and every year.
One of the major benefits of a camping holiday is that they tend to be a cheap alternative to other types of holiday accommodation. Add to this the vast range of different types of campsites and you'll find you really will be spoilt for choice on where to go.
France really is a campers paradise. This stunning country has over 3,500km of coastline which boasts some of the best beaches in Europe along with hidden bays, rocky cliffs and coves and beautiful fishing ports. Inland France offers even more with mountains, stunning lakes, lush countryside, rivers, unspoilt towns and villages not forgetting the hundreds of stunning chateaux.
One of the major benefits of France as a holiday location is that the French love camping. This means that whether you choose to go camping in Brittany, Normandy, Gascony, Vendee, Ardeche or the south of France, wherever you go, you’ll have an enormous amount of quality campsites to choose from.
As we've said there are a whole number of campsites to suit all tastes and of course budgets. Basic campsites come in their thousands with quiet and peaceful pitches located all throughout the vast French countryside whilst more exclusive up market campsites offer a variety of different facilities and activities not to mention accommodation.
In more recent years a large number of campsites in France have transitioned from just offering bulk standard pitches to also offering a vast number of different types of accommodation. Now on many campsites across the country you'll find chalets, mobile homes or ready to go tents and safari tents for those who enjoy camping holidays without the hassle of setting up a tent or transporting a caravan or motorhome.
You'll also find a large number of companies such as Eurocamp and Al Fresco Holidays have their own accommodation on many campsites throughout France. Other companies such as Go Camp France allow you to take the hassle out of booking direct with the French campsite and instead allow you to book with a UK based holiday company.