France: Five of the Most Beautiful Regions to Visit

Each region of France is different, from the sunny shores of the south to the pastel-coloured villages of the east, you can be sure to find your thing in this beautiful country

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

There is one reason to go camping in France that stands above all others, and this is how beautiful the country is. France truly has a diverse landscape that changes from region to region. You have your pick of gorgeous places to visit. Want rolling hills of green? Perhaps the highest snow-capped mountains? Or maybe medieval pastel-coloured villages? You can find it in France.

So, where should you go first? Here are five of the most beautiful regions of France.

Villefranche Sur Mer, Côte d'Azur

Côte d'Azur

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

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. Need inspiration? Take a look at these sites.

Camping Resort and Spa la Baume la Palmeraie

Camping Resort and Spa la Baume la Palmeraie is more than just a campsite. It is a leisure resort with a varied selection of swimming pools, a play area and a spa. As a result, this is a busy site. But, if you are looking for a camping resort that has everything you need, including bars, shops, restaurants and play areas, then this touring park fits the bill perfectly.
Camping Caravanning Lei Saves

For a quieter site, then Camping Caravanning Lei Suves might be the right place for you. It is well located within easy reach of the well-known tourist destinations of Saint Tropez, Sainte Maxime and Cannes. What this site lacks in resort features it makes up for in peace, tranquillity and beauty. The park is well-maintained and carefully landscaped, with some wonderful facilities, including a swimming pool, bar and restaurant.
Huez en Oisans, 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. Endless vineyards and quaint 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 great choice of all sorts of exhilarating experiences waiting for you. You can boat, fish, swim, ski and more! This is also an excellent place for lots of relaxing hikes through the natural beauty of the countryside.

Sunêlia Aluna Vacances

It isn't always easy to find a location and a caravan park that has something for everyone, but Sunêlia Aluna Vacances manages it. This is the perfect caravan park for families with a love of all kinds of outdoor pursuits. The park is nestled within beautiful landscapes, perfect for hiking and exploring.

The park itself has plenty to keep you occupied with play areas, pools, sports and a bar and restaurant. This is a larger touring site with over 400 pitches.
Camping la Chapoulière

Sitting alongside the Ardèche river, you can find Camping la Chapoulière. This is a medium-sized touring and static caravan site with well maintained mature landscaping, especially in the older section of the site. This is the perfect place to camp for those who prefer a quieter camping trip. There is a gym and wellness centre to take advantage of while you are here, and you can enjoy a dip in the pool and have a drink or meal on-site too.
Champagne-Ardenne

Champagne-Ardenne

Champagne was first produced in Champagne-Ardenne in 1697, and the region is still the only place in the world that it can legally be made. As you travel through, you can't help but marvel at the beautiful scenery. Vineyards upon vineyards add a green lushness to the area.

While here you can visit medieval chateaus and historic sites and enjoy the best art and culture that France offers. 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! The campsites in this area have a lot to offer even the most discerning traveller, so take a look and find your next holiday in France.

Camping de la Liez

You can find this fantastic campsite not far from the city of Langres. It is situated close to a lake, providing a wonderful waterside holiday with lots of activities and relaxation. There is a sandy beach and a small harbour off the shores of the lake. Here, you can hire boats and pedalos and have hours of fun on the water.

You can enjoy all the facilities you would expect from a French caravan park, including a pool, a children's play area, bar, and a restaurant - perfect for short stays or longer holidays.
Camping de la Croix d'Arles

Camping de la Croix d'Arles is another site that is situated not far from Langres. While it may be a quieter site than others, it still has plenty to offer for long and short stays. The area is rich in natural landscapes to explore. This caravan park is perfect as a base to allow you to make the most of the outdoor pursuits available in the area.

On-site, you can expect to enjoy facilities that include a pool children's play area and club, a bar and restaurant - everything you need for the perfect holiday.
Burgundy roofs

Burgundy

Burgundy is another region famous for delectable wines. This is another place where tranquil green vineyards stretch for mile after mile, providing a clean, green blanket across the whole region.

Burgundy is also the place to visit if you are interested in exploring some of Frances history of castles, abbeys and chateaus. It is here that you can find Fontenay Abbey and the Basilica of Vezelay. Both of these are impressive to behold and worth a quick trip to if you are in the area. Take a look at our campsites in the Burgundy area.

Chateau de l'Epervière

You might imagine camping to be a back to nature type of experience, but it doesn't need to be. At Chateau de l'Epervière, you can experience a high quality touring caravan park with fantastic amenities. The park is situated deep in the peaceful wooded parkland that surrounds a 16th-century château. The touring pitches are well-maintained, amongst abundant nature. In addition to this, the park also has lots of facilities to enjoy, including a pool, bar, restaurant and children's play area.
Camping la Chevrette

Camping la Chevrette is a neat caravan park situated not far from the banks of the River Loire. You can hire a canoe from the caravan park if you want to try your hand at canoeing along the Loire. This site is a townsite and so near to lots of facilities. Although, you may not need to leave very often as there is a small shop, bar, play area and restaurant on site too.
Cirque de Gavarnie, Midi-Pyrénées

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 glorious region to go to for both camping and hiking. Book yourself a fantastic campsite in the area as a base, and then head out to explore the wildlife and natural world.

Camping les Calquières

Camping Les Calquières is a quiet campsite located near a village that is within walking distance. It's nestled within the rugged scenery of the Midi-Pyrénées, making it the perfect base to explore this wild landscape. The caravan park is also an excellent base if you want to explore Cévennes National Park. On-site, you can enjoy well-appointed amenities and facilities that include a bar, restaurant, pool and wifi.
Camping la Rivière

On the banks of the Dordogne, you can find Camping la Rivière nestled quietly and offering you the perfect access to both the water and a small pebble beach. This is a rural site in a pretty location and offers opportunities for hiking and other activities, including swimming and all the usual activities you would expect to find on the banks of a river. You can also enjoy the fabulous facilities on site, including a swimming pool, paddling pool bar, restaurant and shop.

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