Most places will be able to provide hook ups for electricity from
either 6 amps or 10 amps, plus many other facilities. And on a lot of different
sites, rather just touring you can even hire out the caravans, chalets or mobile homes,
but whatever you decide is best for you, this is a great way of touring through France.
In fact, with over 11,000 campsites in France that have lots of different facilities
available to you, there is no doubt that you will be spoilt for choice.
As you can imagine, there are a vast amount of campsites with lots of different
facilities, which you will find are rated with stars. And at these camp sites are
rated in a similar way to that of hotels, so the
more stars a site has, the better it will be, although inevitably the more expensive they
will be, especially in certain areas of France.
A camping site with one star is a basic site and there is no where near as many these
days, due to competition from other campsites, whereas a two star camping site is rated
for comfort and has some good amenities.
The three star and four star campsites are of a very high standard, not only for the
amenities and facilities they have to offer, but also for the quality of these
facilities. For example, on a four star site you will often find top class
restaurants that are even frequented by the locals for their phenomenal French cuisine,
but also complete pool complexes and evening entertainment as a regular occurrence.
But apart from the typical camping sites available, you can also find places to pitch such
as camping on farms, but lots of these do not have a wide range of facilities
available. In fact some are so basic you will need to have all of your own
facilities or they may just about have a toilet and hot shower for you to use. But
please do remember that it is only in authorised locations that you are able to camp and
not in places such as woods.
Most people think of camping as purely a summer activity, but for an extremely reasonable
holiday, which can be as low as 50 to 60 percent less in cost, you can go camping in the
low season. And dependant upon the area of France you wish to go to, some campsites
are even open all year round and still even have facilities such as indoor swimming
France can therefore offer you freedom and flexibility, whether you wish to stay in one
place for the duration of your holiday, or indeed if you wish to go on a touring holiday
by hopping from camping site to campsite. And this type of holiday can offer you
everything from excitement and family holiday fun by the coast in places such as Brittany,
through to the more sedate holiday staying in the grounds of chateaux in rolling
countryside of the Loire valley. But for
the more adventurous, you could even have a camping holiday incorporating adventures like
kayaking in the Dordogne, or mountaineering in the French Alps
You will be able to get to see ancient ruins, quaint villages, monuments and scenery that
you would never think possible in any country, but France has it all. And this is
possible in many regions within only a few miles of where you have decided to stay, yet do
not forget about the wonderful activities that are available to you on site, which
sometimes makes it a hard job deciding on whether you want to leave!
So for a self-catering holiday where you have little or no restrictions, France is the
best choice for a very good value and memorable camping holiday for all of the family no
matter what the age.