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How to have your best ever camping holiday in France this summer

A large sun umbrella at the side of a swimming pool looks like the perfect place to relax in France

Camping in France is a great way to enjoy the best of France without having to spend a fortune. You can stay in the most popular areas in the most stunning locations. And, it costs a fraction of what you’d spend to stay in a hotel, especially in the summer months.

There’s an enormous choice of campsites in France – but here are three of our favourite summer camping locations in France…

Summer Camping in Provence

Rooftops of St Tropez at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, swanky yachts in the background

This sunny southern paradise is at the top of many summer campsite lists. Lavender fields, olive orchards, vineyards, gorgeous beaches and plenty of sun make this a favourite holiday destination. The Var department in Provence, has the Gulf of St Tropez and gorgeous beaches, but it’s also a green location with beautiful interior countryside.

Pays de la Loire – camping paradise

The Vendée is well known for its gorgeous beaches and exquisite countryside. You’ll discover it’s also a camping paradise. Fabulous sandy beaches, chateaux galore, an incredible fantasy theme park in Nantes where giant machines roam free, island hopping on gorgeous Noimoutier, the stunning countryside of the Marais, Le Mans with its museums and fabulous old town. There’s just about everything you could ever want here to make your campsite holiday an adventure to remember.

Summer camping in Dordogne is brilliant

People dining out at night time at an old brasserie in Sarlat, Dordogne

Dordogne is surprisingly not that well known for its camping qualities – which is a secret well worth finding out. This land of wine making and forests, medieval hill top towns, picturesque villages and fields of sunflowers is the perfect summer playground for the whole family.

The area is known for its amazing gastronomy and with great street markets in towns all around, you’re spoiled for choice when it come to self-catering. Or why not indulge at some of the best and most authentic restaurants in France. Great food and wine, activities galore, fabulous sites, summer sun, aperitifs under the stars… It’s what summer camping in France is all about.

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