With literally thousands of campsites in France, it would be a good question to ask where the best place to pitch a tent and enjoy the great outdoors. However, despite the intimidating numbers finding the best campsite in France is not actually that difficult. All you need is to look for reviews of known campsites and ask for recommendations from people who have actually gone camping in France.
Be aware though that the best campsites are not just the commercially and commonly known ones. You’ll find a couple of smaller sites that have quite unique appeal. You will eventually find the right campsite that will fit your specific needs with a little patience and hard research.
Probably one of the more popular campsites is the Romarins, ?ze. Nestled in the hills near Monaco you will have a great view of the coast from your tent. The rosemary and olive trees add to the ambiance. If you’re looking for a camping place that have amenities like swimming pools and other forms of entertainment, then the Romarins is not the campsite for you. When you pitch your tent here, what you will enjoy is the quietness and calmness of nature.
Another good place is the Les Ormes, St. ?tienne de Viller?al. This is a campsite that has more class with rattan loungers and a designer pool. The site is patterned from a famous and high class tent hotel so don’t be surprised to find some comfortable spring beds. This campsite is famous for its vineyards that looked pretty much like the pictures you see in travel books. You’ll find some castles and paper mills as backdrops during camping. And of course, the wine is made from sauvignon and semillon grapes at Ch?teau Monbazillac.
If you want a more seascape view, then the camp in Les Criques de Porteils in Argel?s-sur-Mer would suit you just fine. Located on the Mediterranean, south of Perpignan, it has lots of wide spreading trees that keeps the campsite well hidden from passersby in the nearby road. To add to the charisma of the place are the old Franco-Spanish buildings and the Catalan street signs. You can see three beaches which are exclusively reserved for campers. You can also find a diving school nearby.
A totally different feel is the agricultural ambiance of Domaine le Poteau in Castlenau d’Auzan. In this campsite you’ll hear the tractors passing by instead of the waves arriving at the shore line. The campsite is situated in Gers’ bountiful wine producing country. You’ll find a vineyard near the campsite and the area itself is surrounded by a garden of small shrubs and trees. Another great appeal of the campsite is the covered communal dining area where the owners often prepare meals for their guests and serve white wine from their vineyard.
Another similar camping experience is the one in Lacave. The farm camping experience in this site is another great experience. With the River Ouysse flowing past the farmhouse and under a canopy of walnut and poplar trees, the site is a great place for a hike. You’ll find a tightrope bridge there which leads to the woods for a refreshing hike.
There’s one thing that you should carefully look for when you find the best campsite in France that fits your needs. And that is the price. Yes, more often than not, campsites in France charge feeds for adults and children campers alike.
So carefully look at the advertised price so you can weigh your choices and prepare for the expenses.