Planning your next summer holiday? Well, there’s no need to spend hours trying to find the perfect destination for camping, because France is perfect. There’s something for every taste, every landscape and, of course, every flavour…

That said, why not go camping in France? There are those who are looking for a place to pitch their tent, others to park their motorhome… Or families will certainly be seduced by the campsite villages where they can have fun and meet people! Whatever your idea of camping, France is one of the best destinations to enjoy it.

In this guide, discover the regions where you can go camping in France. If you’re short of inspiration or don’t know where to go, read this article and, above all, take lots of notes!

Périgord – The Dordogne

Castle of Beynac

The Périgord region, covering the Dordogne département, is a really popular destination for holidaymakers. If you love local produce, good food and nature walks, this is the place for you.
The good news is that the Dordogne, and indeed the whole region, has a good number of well-maintained campsites and sites. During your holiday, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the most beautiful villages in the area, renowned for their picturesque character and their historical and architectural heritage…

Provence – Côte d’Azur

For lovers of sun and relaxation, the south of France is not bad if you want to bask in the sun close to the Mediterranean. I have to admit, for most French people, Provence and the Côte d’Azur are dream destinations, especially for camping!

When you’re there, don’t miss out on water sports such as jet-skiing, surfing and diving. There are plenty of places to discover, including beautiful beaches, natural coves, lush forests and the famous lavender fields to let yourself be subtly seduced…

Greater Aquitaine – Charente Maritime

Located in the west of France, the Greater Aquitaine region encompasses a number of departments, including Charente Maritime. Known as the home of La Rochelle, I have no hesitation in recommending this destination for your next holiday.

Clearly, you’ll have plenty of places to choose from for swimming: Les Landes, the Basque Country and Charente Maritime. But that’s not all, there are also some beautiful towns within easy reach of the campsites, including Bordeaux, Biarritz, La Rochelle, Royan, La Teste and the Bassin d’Arcachon!

Languedoc Roussillon

If you prefer the atmosphere of the Canal de Midi, I can only recommend the Languedoc Roussillon region and its superb towns… Montpellier, Narbonne, Perpignan, Carcassonne, Sète and Alès are just some of the places to discover during your camping holiday.

This destination is perfect if you’re a nature lover. The region boasts a number of nature parks and is rich in biodiversity. What’s more, you can also get up close and personal with the wildlife by visiting some of the region’s best-preserved species… Camping in France is one of the best ways to discover our beautiful regions!

South Corsica

camping in Corsica

Yes! the Ile de Beauté is one of the French destinations to choose for a holiday in the sun. If you’re looking for relaxation and heavenly scenery, head for the south of Corsica to Porto-Vecchio, Bonifacio or Propriano. If you’re visiting southern Corsica for a few days or for a holiday, you’re sure to be won over!

Even if you opt for the north of the island, you’ll find excellent campsites and, above all, breathtaking scenery. Corsica is famous for its picturesque villages, hiking trails, mountainous terrain, natural pools and of course… the local gastronomy!

Ile de Ré – Ile d’Oléron

île de ré by bike while camping in France

Situated in the Charente Maritime region, the Ile de Ré and the Ile d’Oléron are the perfect locations for a camping holiday. Clearly, these two places meet all the criteria for a perfect holiday, punctuated by tranquillity despite the high tourist numbers in summer.

To give you an idea, the Ile d’Oléron has around 80 family-friendly campsites and the Ile de Ré has a number of camping and accommodation areas. By opting for this region, you’ll enjoy a superior quality of life, ideal for recharging your batteries…

The Arcachon Basin

Dunes of Pilot is something you should do

Do you know the Dunes of Pilat? That’s what you’ll have the chance to visit when you choose the Bay of Arcachon for your next holiday. But that’s not all: take a trip to the Aquarium and climb up to the observatory to admire the whole basin!

Yes, choosing the Bay of Arcachon is an excellent idea. There’s no shortage of sunshine or places to go hiking. The region is also famous for its pretty beaches, including the Plage des Abatilles, by far the most beautiful and the most popular with holidaymakers…


Saint Malo is great place where to do camping in France

All too often forgotten, Brittany is perfect for a camping holiday. It’s famous for its mysterious legends and forests such as Brocéliande! If you don’t know where to go, choose Brittany, a truly special place once you cross its borders…

In short, Brittany offers magnificent maritime scenery, impressive cliffs and the warmth of its people. If you’re looking for a family holiday destination, your children will love the Breton coastline, and above all its delicious crêpes and galettes…

The Basque Country

enjoy camping in  the French Basque Country
® Flickr – Vasily Saveliev

Located in south-west France, the Basque Country is all the rage! Every year, thousands of French people take part in the férias. But that’s not all: the region also boasts legendary towns such as Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bayonne, Bidart and Sare, France’s most beautiful village. Biarritz also boasts a wide range of unmissable activities, which you can find out more about in our article!

What’s more, the region borders Spain. It’s the perfect opportunity to take your car and visit Bilbao, San Sebastian and Hendaye… So if you don’t know which French region to choose for camping, the Basque Country clearly has everything you need!

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