Camping holidays in France are a great way of seeing the French countryside,especially as many are close to beaches and lakes. So, whether you want to enjoy sandy beaches or majestic rivers, you’ll find plenty of campsites to choose from.
Camping parks with four stars also offer many additional fun-filled activities and excellent facilities for visitors and their families. Camping in France is popular with the British, who take ferries to France as it’s probably the easiest, most convenient way of getting there.
Beaches along the South West
With stretches of vineyards, beautiful countryside, fields of sunflowers, high sand dunes and an expanse of pine trees, south western France is one of the most beautiful regions to explore. If you plan visiting France for a camping holiday, the beaches along the south west coast have much to offer. Stretching more than 200km, the golden sandy beaches in the south west are ideal for water sports.
One of the ‘hidden’ beaches in this region is the Plage Les Oceanides, a fabulous spot for those who like quiet places. The beach leads you past vineyards and sand dunes to what is like having your own private beach.
Le Ruisseau in Biarritz is an ideal camp site in the local area of this beach. It provides easy access to surfers and is located near the coast, with the Pyrenees to the west. The campsite has an indoor pool and a swimming pool complex with breathtaking slides and lagoon style pools for you to enjoy.
Biarritz is a Basque city where the Vikings settled with its history in the whaling trade. But today it’s a popular place among surfers because of its beaches, and an amazing place to go on a camping holiday in France.
Lake Annecy – Rhone Alps
If you’re looking for some French mountain scenery then head for Lake Annecy situated in the south east of France.
This lake, with its clean, crystal clear waters originating from the mountain streams of the Rhone Alps is a fantastic place to swim during the summer but the water turns pretty cold by September. The deep and long lake with attractive inland beaches offers spectacular views of the Alps, so ensure you take your camera for some literally breathtaking photos.
The town of Annecy, which is situated at the northern end of the lake, is a beautiful historic town with bizarre houses at the edge of the water. The streets and canals are lined with pretty flowers and ice cream vendors wherever you turn.
Doussard is a small village and home to the campsite La Serraz, which has everything you’ll ever want on a camping holiday in France. Doussard and the La Serraz campsite are situated a few minutes from the town of Annecy, from where you can enjoy the surrounding forests and mountains.
Other attractive sights include the 70 metre deep Gorges du Fier, which is extremely impressive. Doussard has a theme park and many golf courses to really add a little more to your French camping holiday.
Visit www.MyFerryLink.com, if you’re planning to take cross channel ferries to France.