Camping Le Vieux Port Resort & Spa
- 5 Pools
- Water park
- Covered pool
- Kids club
- Teenage club
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.
Looking for some cool things to do while on your next French tent camping trip? Here’s some tips and inspiration for you before you pitch up!
One of the best things about tent campsites is that an escape into nature is right on your doorstep. France has miles of rural scenery to explore and a great network of walking trails through forests and national parks. Explore the lush forests of Brittany or hike the hill trails of Auvergne.
With many tent camping sites located near beaches, you can fully appreciate the French coast. Kids will love to play on sandy beaches in Mediterranean regions like Toulon. Meanwhile, Normandy’s Atlantic coast is perfect for older kids who want to surf or swim.
Take a stroll to a nearby boulangerie and try some delicious French baking. French bread is also one of the highlights of French culture, so be sure to pick up some baguettes to enjoy with dinner outside your tent.
Often you won’t have to go far to find a stable near your campsite. Kids will love interacting with the animals and pony trekking is a relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors and take in the French landscape.
You’d be surprised how many seemingly sleepy towns in France boast amazing historical sites. If you’re camping in Aquitaine, you can visit the nearby Church of Saint Jean Baptiste, where the King of France was married in the 1600s. Or check out William the Conqueror’s castle in Normandy.
Most French towns host a weekly market where locals sell exquisite produce. Sample local delicacies such as fresh fruit and homemade jams, or try some authentic French cheese, such as Camembert or Epoisses. These markets often sell souvenirs, so your kids can pick up something to remember their trip.
Cycling is another popular activity in France and many areas of the French countryside are well connected with safe and clearly marked cycle routes. Pack a picnic and enjoy a family bike ride along routes like La Loire de Velo or ViaRhona. Remember to pack your helmets.
Many famous painters were inspired by the French countryside. Near Cherbourg, you can visit the home of Jean-Françoise Millet, while on the Cote D’Azur you can visit Chez Bonnard, where Pierre Bonnard lived and worked.
There’s endless benefits to a tent camping holiday whether you’re a camping beginner or a seasoned veteran of the French tent camping scene, they include:
Modern life can be hectic and get in the way of precious family time. Getting away from it all gives you a chance to bond with your family and learn new things about each other. Go on adventures during the day, then chat in your tent in the evenings.
With so much modern tech, it’s easy to feel like you’re always on call. Switching off in a peaceful, natural environment can relieve stress and leave you feeling deeply satisfied.
Spending time outdoors can help you truly appreciate the natural world. Exploring nature with your kids can inspire them and help them grow to respect their environment. You might even raise the next David Attenborough.
Exercise is great for us, but many of us don’t get as much as we’d like. From putting up your tent to hiking and cycling, a camping holiday is a brilliant way to get our bodies working. You’ll feel refreshed and energised when you get home.
Sleeping outside in a tent can do wonders for your body’s circadian rhythm and will help you feel more in tune with nature. The fresh air will help you fall into a deep sleep and waking up with the sunrise will boost your mood.
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