France is the largest western European country with 643,801 km2 of land. Its capital is Paris which is well-known for the Eiffel tower that attracts tourists from all over the world. Paris is also a fashion city. France has mountains, alpine villages and also beautiful beaches. It is the founder of the European Union and well-known for its cuisine and wine.
If you will visit the country you shouldn’t be disappointed as it has a diverse landscape, rich culture, history, architecture, and gastronomy. Paris, Nice, Lyon, Bordeaux – Grand Theatre, Bayeux – Tapestry, and Aix en Provence – Pavillon Vendôme are popular tourist destinations and you can also see other interesting places when camping outdoors.
What is the best campsite in France?
France is large enough and diverse for you to pick the right camping place regarding your needs. You can enjoy the beautiful beach or in the green forests. These are my top camping destinations you should explore.
Camping Le Marqueval
Le Marqueval Camp is situated on the France northern coast in the Normandy region. They are open from the 19th of March till the middle of October. The campsite offers 297 pitch plots inside the camp. You can stay in a tent, motorhome or caravan.
For campers who want peace
They are located in Normandy that is known for its peacefulness and quiet so it is especially appropriate for those who want to have more peace.
Their accommodation facilities
If you don’t have a place to stay, they offer their accommodation facilities. Rent a cottage of 33m2 which can accommodate four people. You can also stay in one of the Le Marqueval Mobile homes that can accommodate six persons or in a bungalow.
Sauna, Jacuzzi and a mini farm
What can you do here? Take your family to the outdoor water park where you can enjoy the water. When you will feel tired you can go to the sauna or Jacuzzi to relax. Children will love it here since they can play in the Bouncy castle, see the animals, play games and be part of a creative workshop. They have a mini-farm in the camp so animal lovers welcome!
Camp Campix is located in the department Oise in the northern part of France, close to the Oise River. It has 160 pitch places for you to use. Visit this camp if you love to be in the wilderness.
Many camps have the option of permanent residence but not in this camp. It welcomes campers with tents or caravans but if you don’t have one of these you can rent a cabin for four people or a Gypsy caravan for four people as well. If you like bungalows more then rent Gitotel bungalow for four to five people.
Interesting places to see
You can see the surroundings and visit Beauvais, Amiens, Compiègne, and other interesting locations in the north of Paris. Visit Chantilly and see the castle and museums, and Senlis for having a tasty lunch and a great shopping experience.
Veterinarian for taking care of your animals
The camp even has a veterinarian who will take care of your animals, so yes pets are welcome. Its owner speaks fluent English so don’t you worry about communication. He is friendly and helps their guests with their camping requirements.
Camping Val de Blois
Camp Val de Blois is a place located in the Centre-Val de Loire region in France. You will enjoy the tranquility of the Loire Valley and have an amazing outdoor experience. In the area of 100 m2 you will find 120 pitch places for staying.
Camp with a tent, caravan or a car or rent their accommodation facilities. They offer you five Canada tents for four people, five bungalow chalets for four people or a tent for two persons.
Have a bike ride and see vineyards
Loire Valley is listed as a UNESCO heritage that will surprise you with beautiful landscapes and vineyards. This place is perfect for a bike ride. They offer bike rental, helmets, and child seats so you can take a bike trip with the whole family. On your bike trip, you can see the vineyards, the city center of Blois, the castles of the Loire, and much more so you are welcome to visit.
Camping de la Plage de Saint-Pabu
Welcome beach lovers and all of you who enjoy the smell of the sea air. This is another coast camp where you can spend your next outdoor adventure. It can be found in the Brittany region, in the Ille-et-Vilaine department.
You can in a tent, caravan or campervan on the standard, family pitch place or at a top-comfort pitch that has water supply and drainage. They are open for you to come from April to the middle of October and offer 370 pitch places. Pets are welcome here.
Fun activities in summer months
If you visit them in July and August, you can be a part of the organized events that take place in the camp. Fun activities are held over the week for the kids and sports tournaments for adults to hang out on the volleyball and football court. You can also play table tennis or French boules.
Fitness, concerts and shows
Camp de la Plage de Saint-Pabu has a fitness facility for you to train. Evenings are fun in the campsite as they have concerts, clown and magic show. The beach offers different kinds of surfing, sand yachting, scuba diving, hiking etc.
Camping Le Deffay
It is a place in a Loire-Atlantique department on the west coast of France. On 150 pitch plots, they offer accommodation for people with a tent or caravan. If you are more of a glamper, you can stay in one of their chalets, mobile homes, or in a guest room.
What activities can you do here? There is plenty of options for being sporty. Swim in the heated pool, play volleyball, fish on the lake, or rent a pedal boat. Children will be happy to jump on the trampoline and play different games.
A restaurant and fitness apparatus
When you feel hungry, you can go to the grocery store or bread counter, or go for lunch in their restaurant that is opened from Tuesday to Sunday. They have paths where you can jog and keep your body fit on the apparatus around the lake.
I forgot to tell you that an area for the golf and horse-riding is 10 km away from the camp. Walk or ride a go-kart or quad bike and explore the surroundings of Camp Le Deffay.
Camping in France
France is a large country with a diverse landscape and sights for you to have the most exciting and fun outdoor vacation. You can choose the campsite on the beach or in the greenery and explore the surroundings.
Each of these camps has its advantages that you will consider for your next outdoor trip. French camps are waiting for you to experience their hospitality and rich offer that will make you and your family wanting to come again.