Camping in France may not be what you think.  The weather is beautiful for outdoor activities, and whether you have your own tent or choose to tour France with a motor home, the choice of camp sites is endless.

Many first-time visitors to France make Brittany their destination. Primarily it is for the beaches that so many families go there, but the fact that the ferry sails directly there from the UK helps too, because you don’t need to drive too far on unfamiliar roads. And if you’re planning to camp, Brittany has more campsite choices than any other region in France as well as sandy beaches, hidden coves, rock pools and a magnificent coastline.

Then there is Paris, the capital city of France, which has everything a beautiful city can offer, and with several campsites around Paris, the closest is just a few minutes from the centre, you will also find others that are located near to Versailles and Disneyland Paris, as well as others near golf courses and fishing lakes.

Most places provide electrical hookups and rather than just touring you can even rent the caravans, chalets or mobile homes.

Camping sites with one-star is the basic site and a two-star site is higher rated for comfort and amenities.  Three-star and Four-star campsites are the highest standards offering top French cuisine restaurants, pool complexes and evening entertainment.  Be sure that the area you choose for camping is an authorized location first. 

If you go camping in the slow season (think cold), the cost is more than 50% lower and you can still take advantage of indoor swimming.

Sedate holiday adventures include the grounds of a chateaux in rolling countryside of the Loire valley, and for the more adventurous, go to Dordogne and try kayaking and mountaineering in the French Alps.

While camping, you can visit ancient ruins, quaint villages, monuments and endless scenery typically within a few miles drive.  For more details, go to Places in France.