Recommended activities to do near campsites with a heated pool
Looking for some other exciting things to do while not in the heated pool on your next French camping trip? With some great pools across the country
and an abundance of all-year campsites with indoor pools
to choose from, there’s something for everyone who enjoys a dip!
Take in the beautiful scenery by bike
A great activity for the entire family, a bike trip in France along a dedicated cycle path such the Tour de Creuse, near to Limoges, is a perfect activity to keep everyone entertained. An easy route for cyclists of all levels, you can expect to see some great sights along the way, such as the famous spa town of Évaux les Bains.
Be wowed by a local town
Take a visit to a beautiful French town close to your campsite. Go to Colmar, in the northeast of the country, or Tours, a town along the Loire River, and soak up the culture and energy of these beautifully built towns. Bring your camera, as they’re the perfect location for a family photo.
Enjoy a mini-festival close to your campsite
Go to the Bird and Nature Festival in Abbeville or the Kite and Wind Festival in Châtelaillon-Plage and enjoy a great day at a family festival. With loads of events happening across the country, you won’t have to travel far to find a fantastic day out for your family.
Take in some fine art
Break away from the campsite for the day and take a trip over to a fine arts museum, such as Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rouen, where you can enjoy impressionist art that will be appreciated by all ages. Often great for gift shops too, it’s a perfect day trip come rain or shine.
Get your heart beating with a walk
A great way to connect with nature and your family, a walk is a superb family activity which is never far from your campsite. With Regional Parks all over the country, such as Ballons des Vosges in the northeast or Landes de Gascogne in the southwest, it only ever takes a short trip before you’re at one with nature. Remember your water bottle, as there may not be any shops open close by.
Get an authentic taste of France
When in France, it’s only right that you get to experience it the way the French do. Head over to a famous market such as Marché des Halles de Menton, close to the Italian border, where you can find great food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try the seafood, which is some of the freshest you can get.
Refresh yourself at the beach
Swap the heated pool of your campsite for the sea and enjoy a dip in the saltwater at one of France’s numerous beach resorts. Beaches like Plage de Nauzan in Vaux sur Mer are well known for being family-friendly beaches where you can swim safe in the knowledge that a lifeguard will be present. The tide comes quite high up the beach, so make sure your bags aren’t too close to the water’s edge.
Be enchanted by a World Heritage Site
A visit to France wouldn’t be complete without experiencing one of its many World Heritage Sites. There are many remarkable castles, such as Palais des Papes in Avignon, which will make the whole family feel like royalty for the day. Great as a rainy-day activity too, as you can take shelter should there be a shower.
Benefits of staying at campsites with an indoor pool
There are multiple benefits to choosing a camping holiday with a heated indoor or outdoor pool year-round, whether you’re a camping beginner
or a seasoned veteran of the French camping scene, they include:
Reconnect with your loved ones
Time together at a campsite is great for the whole family. You can have hours of fun with your loved ones, learn more about each other’s passions and create memories which will stay with you forever.
Get closer to nature
With most campsites situated in serene environments, you won’t find it hard to get a moment to yourself. Enjoy the sounds of the local wildlife, breathe in the fresh, clean air and clear your head of any negative energy.
Exercise your mind and body
Turn off your emails, switch off your phone and spend some quality time with your family away from it all. Go swimming, play games and exercise your mind and body, so that when you need to return, you feel refreshed and ready.
Take part in group activities with your family
Take part in various activities in the campsite, such as swimming, walking or exploring, and benefit from some quality family bonding time that is hard to get back home.
Learn about new cultures
A great way to introduce children to new cultures, campsites in France bring a range of nationalities together to share their love of the great outdoors. Not only are they perfect for children to make new friends, but adults can also meet like-minded individuals too. Take a trip to a uniquely charming French campsite with a heated pool and benefit from all-year-round family fun.