Camping in France
France makes you hungry! You only need to think of the exceptional wines and delicious, creative cuisine. But the country’s historical side will also give you an appetite to explore the endless monuments and relics.
France is very diverse as a holiday region and has plenty of variety to offer. A relaxing bathing holiday here offers plenty of opportunity to soak up the local cuisine and culture. Few countries offer as many Michelin star restaurants as France. French wines set the standard in the world. In France, diverse culinary variety is paired with excellent wines to create overall works of art. Boules and the game Petanque are very popular and are one of the most popular French leisure activities in addition to cycling.
The country’s museums house some unrivalled collections. France is also the birthplace of some great writers and composers and the country is a leading film nation.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region extends along the French Mediterranean coast up to the Pyrenees and low-lying Cevennes mountains. The region offers some authentic French charm, especially in the hinterland area: mediaeval villages, the scent of garrigue, the chirping of cicadas, Mediterranean markets, games of boules and some relaxed traditional festivals. Here in one of the oldest cultivated landscapes in France, art enthusiasts will find lots of monuments: the antique Pont du Gard and the mediaeval town of Carcassonne. The sun shines on around 2/3 of all days in Languedoc-Roussillon. France’s biggest vineyard supplies full-bodied red wines and fruity whites.
Aquitaine – the birthplace of humanity
The coastal region of western France is home to some unimaginable treasures in the form of 2,800 historic monuments! The Vézère valley is characterised by its unique traces of prehistory. Both humans and animals found shelter here during the Ice Age 300,000 years ago. The Neanderthals and then Cromagnon man once lived here. Worth seeing: 25 caves decorated with wall paintings
Bordeaux - pleasure
Bordeaux is renowned for its famous wine as well as being a magnificent city full of culinary pleasures with a rich cultural heritage. Bistros, cafés and wine bars characterise the Bordeaux cityscape. Gironde is famous for its winegrowing region which also shapes the lifestyle of the area. Mouton-Rothschild, Latour, Haut-Brion, Angélus … connoisseurs will be enchanted by these stars from the Bordeaux region!
Cote d'Azur region
France’s Mediterranean coast impresses with its many kilometres of fine sandy beaches. Sunshine, warmth and blue-green seas are the ingredients for a perfect family holiday! Zest for life in southern France can be savoured with visits to Nice, Cannes, Antibes, Saint-Paul, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Menton.
Recommended excursion: the marine landscape in Ant
This region is famous for being a gambling paradise: 17 casinos, of which 5 are in Monaco and the world-famous Grand Casino in Monte Carlo.
Land of volcanoes
The Auvergne region is a true paradise of nature containing lots of lakes and forests. It is one of Europe’s last remaining unspoilt landscapes and was formed from fire and water, volcanoes and rivers, covered with a layer of velvety greenery. Auvergne is often described as ‘Les espaces ouvertes’ (‘the vast land’). In addition to bathing, you can also enjoy walking, paragliding or kayaking here or visit one of the castles or the volcano park on the Route Châteaux d'Auvergne.
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