Camping holidays in France boasts every type of landscape imaginable ranging from the wooded valleys of the Dordogne the volcanic uplands of the Massif Central, the rocky coast of Brittany to the lavender covered hills of Provence and snow-capped peaks of the Alps.
Each region is different and this is reflected in the local customs, cuisine, architecture and dialect.
Many rural villages hold festivals to celebrate the local saints and you can also find museums devoted to the rural arts and crafts of the regions.
Holiday Ideas in Vendée
Camping la Yole
La Yole is an attractive and well run site, 2 kilometres from a sandy beach. It offers 356 pitches, some of which are occupied by tour operators and mobile homes to rent. There are 164 touring pitches, most with shade and separated by bushes and trees...
Chateau de la Foret
Set in the tranquil and beautiful natural parkland surrounding an 19th-century château, this lovely site has 209 large pitches, of which 110 are for touring units. There are also 30 units for rent and 60 pitches are occupied by tour operators.
Campsites Acapulco Loisirs85
600m from the beach! Shops, beach and activities in walking distance. Heated waterpark with fantastic slides, spa & themed entertainment in the bar/restaurant.
Camping l'Evasion is located close to the Lac de Jaunay, well known for its water-based activities. This is a modern, well equipped site and boasts a natural swimming pool bordered by white sand. There is also a traditional outdoor swimming pool with slides, plus a large, covered pool with jacuzzi.
Camping Sol a Gogo
A popular site right beside the sea, Sol à Gogo has 197 level, sandy pitches, of which just five are used for touring units. Each pitch has electricity (10A) and they are clearly marked by bushes and a few trees, providing a degree of shade and privacy.
Camping in Vendée
Because of its importance as a holiday destination for British visitors to France we have decided in this guide to list the Vendée department as a region in its own right. Administratively the department lies in the region of Pays de la Loire. With a sunshine record to rival the south of France, the Vendée is among the most popular areas in France. Visitors flock to the region to enjoy the exceptionally mild climate and 160 km. stretch of gently shelving, mostly sandy beaches. Popular resorts in the Vendée include Les Sables d’Ollone, La Tranche-sur-Mer, and St Jean-de-Monts. Explore the coasts for traditional fishing villages or head inland for fields of sunflowers and unspoilt rural villages. The Vendée was the centre of the counter-revolutionary movement between 1793 and 1799 and a ‘son et lumière’ held at Le Puy-du-Fou tells the whole story. Les Sables d’Olonne is its main resort renowned for its excellent sandy beach. The area between the Vendée and Charente, the Marais Poitevin, is one of the most unusual in France – a vast tract of marshland with a thousand or more tree-lined canals and slow moving streams.
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