Camping in France

Under canvas

France has 9,000 1- to 4-star campsites, infarms or elsewhere… a vast choice of places to pitch camp. And if you don'thave a tent, many campsites hire out tents, caravans and bungalows. Theofficial campsite guide can be bought from the Fédération Française deCamping-caravaning (External link) .

Under the stars

True enough, it’s fantastic to drift off tosleep to the sound of the waves on a balmy summer night. But remember, roughcamping is not allowed on beaches, at the roadside, at classified beauty spots,in nature reserves and parks, etc. But you can camp rough on private land ifyou have the owner’s permission. An excellent excuse to knock on people’s doorsand get to know the locals!