Recommended activities to do near campsites with a covered or indoor pool
Looking for some cool things to do while not in the indoor pool on your next French camping trip? With some great campsite swimming pools across the nation
and an abundance of all-year campsites with heated pools
to choose from, there’s something for everyone who enjoys a nice dip!
Create your own Tour de France
Jump on your bike and take your family on a traffic-free cycle journey on one of France’s many dedicated cycle paths. The Coastal Cycle Path in Brittany is a great example of a family-friendly route which everyone will love. Take your bucket and spade in the pannier, as there are loads of nice beaches along the way.
Explore a small town or village close to your campsite
Whether it’s the Alpine town of Annecy or the hilltop town of Gordes, France has loads of beautiful towns just waiting to be explored. Perfect for day trips, your family will love the architecture. Take a camera, as these picturesque towns are a great opportunity for a family photo.
Go for a picnic in the countryside
Go on a picnic close to your campsite and pack up some traditional French food that your family will love. Visit one of many areas perfect for a family day out, such as one of the openings along the Loire River, and feast on French classics such as Camembert cheese and freshly baked baguette.
Visit an art gallery or museum
Hop in your car and take your family to a local art gallery or museum, such as the Musée Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi, which will entertain your family for the day. A great place to visit whether it’s to escape the rain or just as part of your cultural education, there will always be an exhibition only a short trip from your campsite.
Enjoy a hike among beautiful scenery
No matter where your campsite with an indoor pool is, there will be a lovely regional park, like Armorique in Brittany, for you to explore close by. Head out with your family to get closer to Mother Nature and soak up the fresh air. Remember your hiking boots, as it could get muddy.
Eat some delicious French cuisine at a local market
Visit a famous French food market close to your campsite, such as Marché Couvert Victor Hugo in Toulouse, where you can test out the local delicacy, French cassoulet. It’s best to visit before lunch to avoid the queues at this popular market.
Go for a day trip to the beach
You might have a covered swimming pool at your campsite, but one activity which the family will love is a day trip to a beach such as Plage le Bosquet in Portiragnes. A great beach for children of all ages, there is a lifeguard on duty to give you peace of mind while you relax in the sun.
Visit a site of World Heritage
France has beautiful architecture everywhere you look, so it won’t take long to find a World Heritage Site from your campsite. Visit the Pont d’Avignon, a famous medieval bridge, which will impress kids of all ages. A picture-perfect town, bring your camera to remember your trip.
Benefits of staying at campsites with an indoor pool
There are many extrinsic benefits to choosing a camping holiday with a covered indoor pool year-round, whether you’re a camping beginner
or a seasoned veteran of the French camping scene, they include:
Get closer to your family
A campsite with an outdoor/covered swimming pool is a great way for you and your family to forget the stresses of the year and relax, bringing you closer together as a result. Have fun in the pool and create memories which will last for a lifetime.
Relax and re-energise
A campsite with an indoor swimming pool gives you the time and space to relax and re-energise before returning to your normal routine. Whether your kids are playing at the supervised swimming pool and you’re back at the tent, or you’re swimming yourself, you can do so in a stress-free environment.
Clear your mind
A great way to clear your mind of any frustrations is through exercise. French campsites with a covered/indoor pool provide the perfect place for you to improve your physical and mental well-being. Great for all the family, everyone can return home with a new lease of life.
Participate in shared activities as a family
Whether it’s playing an organised game in the covered swimming pool or relaxing around the side of the pool, you can do so as a family. With other family activities on offer too, such as hiking and volleyball, you can create memories with your loved ones that will last a lifetime.
Meet new people from across the world
Not only are they great places for you and your family to bond with each other, but campsites with an indoor pool are also perfect for forming bonds with new, like-minded people. Introduce your children to families from different cultures and let their camping education begin. Dive straight into an action-packed holiday at a French campsite with a covered indoor pool!