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Camping by the river for the ultimate in natural unwinding Bring the whole family together for an affordable camping holiday filled with fun and bonding time when you book a riverside campsite as your holiday destination. Campsites conveniently placed around France near rivers that offer picturesque views, all-natural terrain and a beautiful water source make for a great campsite location. Whether you choose to hire a chalet, mobile home, take your own van or pitch a tent, riverside campsites bring that traditional feel back to the camping experience. Stock up on mozzie repellent and sun cream, and get ready for a relaxing waterside break around the beautiful rivers of France.
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Some of the very best riverside campsites in France

Image of Au Valbonheur (Camping le Plan d'Eau...
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Au Valbonheur (Camping le Plan d'Eau...

star star star
Fabulous 9,2 199 reviews
  • Kids club
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Close to river
  • Close to lake
  • In the countryside
  • Forest location
  • Food shop
€ 30 Price for 1 night
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Image of Le Champ du Moulin
Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Le Champ du Moulin

star star star
Fabulous 9,2 97 reviews
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Close to river
  • Food shop
  • Food store
  • Minimarket
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Wifi
€ 32 Price for 1 night
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Image of Camping Ecologique LA ROCHE D'ULLY
Doubs, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Camping Ecologique LA ROCHE D'ULLY

star star star star
Fabulous 8,5 107 reviews
  • 2 Pools
  • Water park
  • Covered pool
  • Kids club
  • Teenage club
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • In town centre
€ 70 Price for 1 night
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Image of Sites et Paysages Le Moulin de Saint...
Aude, Occitania

Sites et Paysages Le Moulin de Saint...

star star star star
Fabulous 9,2 90 reviews
  • 1 Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Village 0.1KM
  • Close to river
  • In the countryside
  • Food shop
  • Food store
€ 45 Price for 1 night
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Image of Flower Camping du Port Caroline
Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire

Flower Camping du Port Caroline

star star star
Fabulous 9,0 193 reviews
  • 1 Swimming Pool
  • Covered pool
  • Kids club
  • Bar
  • Close to river
  • In the countryside
  • Minimarket
  • Disabled Friendly
€ 20 Price for 1 night
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Image of Camping L'Isle Verte
Maine-et-Loire, Pays-de-la-Loire

Camping L'Isle Verte

star star star star
Super 8,4 114 reviews
  • 1 Swimming Pool
  • Kids club
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Close to river
  • In the countryside
  • On the Waterfront
  • Food store
€ 20 Price for 1 night
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Image of Camping A l'Ombre des Tilleuls
Hautes-Pyrénées, Occitania

Camping A l'Ombre des Tilleuls

star star star
Fabulous 8,7 33 reviews
  • 1 Swimming Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Village 2KM
  • Close to river
  • In the countryside
  • Food shop
  • Food store
€ 29 Price for 1 night
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Image of Camping Le Jardin de Sully
Loiret, Centre-Loire Valley

Camping Le Jardin de Sully

star star star
Super 8,4 110 reviews
  • 2 Pools
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • In town centre
  • Village 0.7KM
  • Close to river
  • In the countryside
  • Food shop
€ 8 Price for 1 night
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Image of Camping Les Plages de l'Ain
Ain, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Camping Les Plages de l'Ain

star star star
Fabulous 8,8 88 reviews
  • 2 Pools
  • Kids club
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Village 1KM
  • Close to river
  • In the countryside
  • Food shop
€ 135 Price for 7 nights
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Highlights of booking a break at once of France’s many amazing riverside campsites

Enjoy some of the fantastic features of being out in nature with your family at riverside campsites.

Beautiful natural locations

The best part of booking your holiday at a riverside campsite is the gorgeous setting that comes as standard. Keeping it rustic and real in nature, you can enjoy riverside living while still benefiting from the perks provided by your campsite, offering you the best of both worlds.

Unique water-based experiences

There will be certain experiences that only riverside campsites can offer you. Take advantage of the water as a source of entertainment with canoeing, river rafting, rowboats, swimming and even fishing if it is allowed and introduce your kids to something new. Try the Vézère River for great kayaking.

Spectacular views of nature

Riverside campsites are sometimes situated in an area where the river runs through a valley, giving you hills and mountains flanking your site. With the French countryside being as dense as it is, hikes and walks around the area will provide photo-friendly moments. Méolans-Revel and Latour-de-France are excellent examples of areas that inspire awe for riverside camping.

Perks and additional facilities catered for

On top of their natural beauty, riverside campsites are also fully functional in terms of amenities for a comfortable and even luxurious stay. Pick the right site, and you can rest assured that any provisions you might need are to hand so all you need to worry about is frolicking in the river.

Sports-minded getaways for an energetic trip

If you and your kids enjoy being physical and playing sports, your riverside campsite will offer sporting facilities that go far beyond the water’s edge. Common activities include cycling, hiking trails, volleyball, soccer and of course, indoor gyms.

Enjoy some heritage with historical sites nearby

Many riverside campsites are close to France’s historical gems. With France still having many largely unspoiled Medieval sites, you can enjoy old mansions, abbeys and castles around many of the small towns. The castle in Beynac-et-Cazenac is well worth a day trip.

Eco-friendly holidays with a low carbon footprint

The benefit of riverside campsites is that many of them will adhere to a sustainable way of living due to the proximity of the river that feeds their water supply. If you are environmentally aware, this is a great way to unwind, safe in the knowledge that your vacation is gentle on the landscape.

A chance to learn about local culture

Discover France’s relaxed way of living by exploring local culture and enterprise. The Loire River stretches across most of the country and if you are camped near the river in Loire Valley, you can take home some fine wines from local vineyards.

Benefits of camping by a river

A delightfully wholesome and fun way to enjoy family time, riverside campsites have numerous benefits.

Authentic outdoor living

While most riverside campsites will provide top-class accommodation, if you do choose to pitch a tent, you’ll experience the great outdoors in a more comprehensive and authentic way, allowing you to bond with nature in a safe and beautiful environment.

Top-class riverside campsite selection

With campsites on riversides strewn all across France, you get to choose your destination from a host of top-quality, fully-functioning sites. Make your decision according to our star rating and discover your new favourite area with rivers you’ve never seen before.

Community-based living

Meet new people from all over Europe as you enjoy the company of like-minded holidaymakers. With a great community spirit and everything you need in one location, you can unwind, leave the driving duties for a few days and let the kids make friends while you start “The Great Relax”.

Excellent bonding time with children

As camping often involves unified activities and even chores at times, it is always a great way to spend quality time with kids and teenagers and drag them off their smartphones for a while. Teach them to fish, visit local markets, enjoy forest strolls and partake in fun new sports together.

Affordability without compromise

When you embark on a camping holiday, you will be saving substantially more than when staying in a hotel or resort. With the long list of amenities and activities riverside campsites offer, as well as the bonus of having all your own belongings at hand, campsites offer way more bang for your buck than conventional holiday destinations.

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