Camping at Seasonova Île de Ré, you are right by the beach when staying on this scenic site, just 200 metres from the sands of La Plage du Groc Jonc. Start your island day with a French breakfast using the handy croissant and pain au chocolat ordering service at reception before heading out to explore. Perhaps opt for a day on-site lazing around the grounds and enjoy a spot of yoga. There is a bar to lounge around at too – or you could bag up your supplies to take down to the beach. The local town Les Portes-en-Ré is less than half a kilometre away; a trip to the daily market in Freedom Square will add oysters to your alfresco haul too. A food takeaway van visits the site twice a week. The site has 108 pitches, all with electric hook-up. Also, 21 units to rent.
The lush, lovely Île de Ré a land of beaches and bike paths, dunes and pine forests, oyster markets and, possibly, a bit of celebrity spotting. This is a top French pick for rich and famed types and swish sorts coming over from Paris. Cyclists can hire bikes on site to set off on the bike path around the island, through wildlife havens and along coastline via small villages and oyster farms. If you are up for a lengthy cycle, it's 21 kilometres to the island's main centre Saint-Martin-de-Ré, to see the local representation of the 12 Vauban fortifications UNESCO World Heritage Site, followed by a lazy meal at a bistro on the quay.