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5 Beautiful Places to go Camping in France

There are many reasons to go camping in France for your summer holiday. There are sunny beaches, blue seas, magnificent mountains and great food and drink. France also has a fantastic camping culture, so there are many great campsites to choose from, most of which have fabulous facilities.

There is one reason to go camping in France that stands above all others, and this is how beautiful the country is. France's diverse landscape changes from region to region or even from town to town! Whether you want miles and miles of green pasture land or the highest snow-capped mountains, you can find it in France. You have your pick of beautiful places to visit.

So, where should you go first? Here are five of the most beautiful places you could choose to visit in France for your next camping holiday. Take a look and see which appeals to you the most. We have loads of fantastic campsites and caravan parks for you to choose from. Please look at our campsite finder and narrow down the regions and options until you find your perfect campsite.

Provence lavender fields

Côte d'Azur

No list of the most beautiful places in France would be complete without mentioning the Côte d'Azur. This region is also better known as the French Riviera because of its long stretches of beautiful sandy beaches, turquoise seas and the beautiful Mediterranean weather you can experience here.

The Côte d'Azur is one of the more popular regions to visit, which is fantastic if you are looking for a sunny holiday in beautiful surroundings with a wide choice of campsites with excellent facilities and amenities.

Colourful town of Annecy in Rhône-Alps

Rhône-Alps

For a diverse landscape full of magnificent mountains, deep canyons and beautiful valleys, you can't beat the Rhône-Alps. This area is in the South-East region of France and promises some of the most breathtaking scenery you could imagine. Miles of vineyards and farms are nestled between mountains and valleys, with idyllic towns and villages sprinkled throughout.

There is so much to see and do in this area too. For outdoor pursuits enthusiasts, you have a superb choice of exhilarating experiences. You can boat, fish, swim, ski and more! This is also a fantastic place for relaxing hikes through the natural beauty of the countryside.

Champagne vineyards in Sacy

Champagne-Ardenne

This is the region known for being the birthplace of Champagne and where it continues to be produced to this day. All those fields and vineyards add a green lushness to the area, and as you travel through, you can't help but marvel at the beautiful scenery. It might make great Champagne and wine, but it offers more than a fantastic wine trail to follow.

While here you can visit medieval chateaus and historical sites and enjoy France's best art and culture. You should always make sure you visit a vineyard or two, too; it would be a shame to miss out on all those champagne testing opportunities!

Famous Burgundy roofs

Burgundy

Burgundy is another region famous for delectable wines, where tranquil green vineyards stretch for mile after mile, providing a clean, green natural look to the whole area. Nestled between vineyards, you can find idyllic French villages and towns, a picturesque addition to the scenery.

Burgundy is also the place to visit if you are interested in exploring some of France's best castles. You can find Fontenay Abbey and the Basilica of Vezelay here. Both are as impressive and worth a quick trip to if you are in the area.

A view of Cirque de Gavarnie

Midi-Pyrénées

The last place on our list of beautiful french holiday locations is not one to be forgotten. The Midi-Pyrénées is one of the best places to go for beautiful mountains and rugged scenery that is both wild and beautiful at the same time. You can't help but be impressed by the sight of these towering mountain ranges that provide the backdrop to the stunning valleys and lakes that sit between them.

This is a fabulous region for camping and hiking; you have some idyllic villages and towns to visit along the way. Book yourself a fantastic campsite in the area as a base, and then head out to explore the wildlife and natural world on offer.

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This quiet, pretty site is a few kilometres inland from the coast, 2 km. north of the DN7. Close to the unusual Roquebrune rock, it...

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Nestled on the doorstep of the Ardèche Gorges, surrounded by nature and outdoor pursuits of all varieties; energetic ones such as rafting, cycling and swimming...

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This excellent lakeside site is near the city of Langres. Only twenty minutes from the A5/A31 junction, Camping de la Liez provides an ideal spot...

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Camping la Rivière is situated on the banks of the Dordogne with direct access to the river and a sand and pebble beach. It is...

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La Baume is a large, busy site about 5.5 km from the long sandy beach of Fréjus-Plage, although with its fine and varied selection of...

Camping la Chapoulière is a medium sized site, alongside the Ardèche river, some two kilometres south of Ruoms. Grassy banks allow easy access to the...

Only 10 km. from autoroute A31 (exit Langres Sud), this site is ideally located for an overnight stop on your holiday journey, but also has...

Castel Camping Château de l’Epervière is a popular high quality site, peacefully situated in the wooded grounds of a 16th-century château, close to the A...

This pretty town site has been leased from the municipality for some years by an enthusiastic, friendly couple. There are 85 neat and tidy pitches...

This site is ideally situated, 3 km. from the free A75 autoroute, making an excellent short stay for those en route to the south and...