Florence Derrick outlines ten fantastic holiday ideas to help you make the most of France’s glorious summertime
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Montcabrier In The Lot In a charming green valley, on the small river “Thèze”you will find our comfortable familycampsite with 90 large pitches. The 17th century watermill houses the bar, restaurant, grocery shop and reception. The campsite is 1 km…
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There are between 9,000 and 10,000 registered campsites in France – that is almost half the total number of campsites for the whole of Europe…
As the weather starts to improve, you might consider trading your hotel for a campsite. Read on to find out why, for some people, a camping trip can mark the start of a lifelong love affair.
Welcome to what may be one of France’s best kept secrets – the Auvergne Volcanic Regional Nature Park, made up of five main areas including the chain of puys (old volcanic craters and mountains) and the Sancy Massif.
This style of camping still feels like the ‘real’ thing, with each tipi or yurt provided with its own campfire and cooking equipment, but everything is just that bit easier – you can sleep under the stars and yet avoid a bad back”.
The most popular way of holidaying with children is camping, because it is cost effective and keeps them entertained. There are numerous other benefits, but there are drawbacks, too. Read our list before making your holiday choice.
Situated minutes from the sandy beaches of Canet en Roussillon, Les Fontaines welcomes you in a tranquil and natural environment. Facilties for families include sports grounds, swimming pool and mini farm – something for everyone!
The southern Languedoc-Roussillon Mediterranean coastline running along the eastern edges of the Aude and Pyrenees-Orientales departments seduces thousands of holiday makers every year with miles of golden sandy beaches.
The Piedmont Cevenol is the terrain situated at the foot of the Cevennes in the north of the Languedoc. It is well located for holidays, as it is under an hour to the sea, half an hour to Montpellier or Nimes, and on the doorstep of the Cevennes.
Campsites on the Gard side of the Rhone give ideal access to both the Gard and the Bouches du Rhone departments. You not only have easy access to the Pont du Gard and Nimes but also the historic cities of Avignon and Arles.
Many of these campsites offer a private section of the river and are located in remote and beautiful settings. The dramatic gorges of the Ardeche are close by and there are a number of caves to explore in the vicinity.
Campsites close to the Pont du Gard aqueduct and the delightful provencal town of Uzes offer great facilities for those who want to mix culture with nature. The area has ample opportunities for canoeing, cycling, walking or sightseeing.
The campsites situated close to the beaches of the Gard are mostly located at large tourist destinations, such as Le Grau-de-Roi and its wild, sandy dunes called L’Espiguette Beach – a definite stop for sun worshippers in the summer.
The Camargue is situated between Nimes and the coastline. A large area of wetlands, formed at the delta of the Rhone, it is famous for its white horses, fighting bulls, pink flamingo colonies and wild, open spaces dotted with farmsteads.
The campsites around Nimes fall into an area still considered to be Provence by its inhabitants… culturally, if not geographically. Nimes is marked out by its Roman heritage and the surrounding area countryside is dotted with pretty villages.