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Escape your everyday routine an ‘udder’ adventure you won’t forget in a hurry by booking a camping retreat in the French countryside. Farm campsites guarantee a fantastic family holiday in the great outdoors. From working farms to small organic smallholdings and off-grid getaways, you will find the perfect spot to pitch your tent within a rural landscape of flowering meadows, cultivated fields, endless rows of vineyards and bountiful orchards. Taste locally produced wine and buy seasonal fruit and vegetables straight from the farm. The kids will love meeting friendly farm animals as well as activities such as horse riding, birdwatching and swimming in the pool, lake or sea.
Experience the togetherness of a camping holiday with loved ones and create unforgettable memories.
Escape to the sea, mountains or countryside....Have a break and breathe again!
A splash in the pool with the kids. A sunset on the beach. Rediscover the fun and beauty in the simple things in life.
Find the perfect campsite for pitching your tent and embark on your next adventure.
From quiet coves for swimming and making sandcastles, to the surf beaches of Brittany and Biarritz, the French coast is a top destination for a summer holiday. Explore scenic coastal paths and natural wonders such as the cliffs of Étretat and the Dune du Pilat. You will also find lakes and streams that are perfect for wild swimming.
Many campsites are located within walking distance or a short drive from charming rural villages, away from the tourist hotspots. Visit daily markets to stock up on fruit, cheese and bread, browse the stalls of artisanal goods, or simply enjoy coffee and pastries at a local bistro.
Indulge in the rich flavours of French gastronomy, including cheeses and charcuterie from each region. A plate of creamy Camembert or blue-veined Roquefort makes the perfect snack, paired with crackers and a glass of wine. Dine at a modest bistro for satisfying onion soup, homely cassoulet or hearty bouillabaisse.
For lovers of art and history, France is home to some of the best museums and art collections in the world, from the Louvre and Centre Pompidou in Paris to the opulent Palace of Versailles. Regional museums and galleries also offer fascinating cultural insights, while kid-friendly options include natural history and science museums.
Discover the trails through the stunning national parks in France, which are full of spectacular landscapes and local wildlife. Marvel at the mountains and glaciers of Écrins National Park, explore the natural marine park in the Calanques or hike through the Mercantour National Park, where you can find prehistoric carvings.
Boasting more than 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, France is famous for its architectural gems and historic monuments, including cathedrals and castles. Some of the highlights include the Canal du Midi that links the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, the medieval fortress of Carcassonne and the extraordinary stained-glass windows of the gothic Chartres Cathedral.
Bring your bikes or rent them from the campsite and spend your days exploring the cycling routes around the countryside. Remember to pack a picnic in your panniers so you can stop for a leisurely lunch along the way. If you’re planning a serious biking trip, La Vélodyssée and La Loire à Vélo are incredible cycling routes across the country.
There are plenty of outdoor activities for adventure-seekers and adrenaline junkies in France. If you’re by the sea, surf the legendary barrels of Hossegor or try flyboarding in La Rochelle. Head to the mountains to explore the canyons of the Ardèche, snowboard in the French Alps or go rock climbing in Fontainebleau.
Immerse yourself in a peaceful rural experience and create memories to last a lifetime.
Wake to the bucolic sounds of crowing roosters and braying donkeys when you book a camping holiday on a working farm. Some campsites offer farm tours and allow guests to help out with day-to-day chores including feeding animals, collecting eggs and harvesting vegetables. Horse and pony rides may be possible and kids will love getting close to farm animals such as sheep, goats and pigs.
Staying at a farm campsite gives you the opportunity for a genuine farm-to-table experience. From locally made wine and cider to fruit straight from the orchards; just-picked vegetables and herbs; and freshly baked baguettes, a wide selection of fresh produce and baked goods are often available from the farm market to add a local flavour to your camp meals.
Small-scale campsites on family-run farms offer warm hospitality in picturesque rural locations. Some farms are off-grid and run-on sustainable energy, with green credentials including organic agriculture, compost toilets and natural swimming pools. Many produce their own wine, olive oil, honey and preserves, which make great souvenirs to take home.
Farm campsites are the perfect base for a camping holiday with your family and a summer retreat away from the stress of work and school. Take a hike with the kids to explore the area, play outdoors or curl up with a book in the fruit orchard. Family-friendly activities include picnics in the forest, birdwatching and splashing in the pool.
Find a place to meditate or practise yoga in secluded, natural surroundings, listen to the birdsong and focus on the moment. Whether you’re camping close to national parks, in the mountains or by the sea, you will be captivated by the zen environment and gorgeous views.
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