The best places to camp in Provence

Written by on October 19, 2018 in Camping and Caravanning, Provence-Alpes

Provence has it all. Beautiful beaches, secret coastal bays, spectacular countryside peppered with lavender fields, fruit and olive orchards, magnificent towns and perched villages. The locals wines are delicious, especially sipped under the stars. Provencal gastronomy is superb. The history and culture of Provence is famous the whole world over. And, it makes for the most perfect place to take a camping holiday.

Why camp in Provence?

If you have your mobile home with you, pull up and pitch up, or rent a mobile home, chalet or cottage. There are so many campsites that offer a chance for a sunny, relaxed holiday with tons to do. Campsited.com is a fantastic campsite booking and comparison website that helps you easily find the perfect place for your dream holiday. They cover campsites all over France and in 16 other countries across Europe.

When it come to a holiday in Provence, you’re really spoiled for choice. Whether you want to be near the sea or an iconic hill top town, in a village or in the countryside, there’s a ton of options and you’re sure to find one that’s just right for you.

Find a brilliant campsite in Provence

Swimming pool under a blue sky at the camping site Castel Domaine de la Bergerie in Provence

Finán O’Donoghue, CEO of campsited.com says “it’s hard to pick favourites when it comes to camping in Provence but the 5-star Domaine de la Bergerie is special”. It’s located near the medieval village of Roquebrune-sur-Argens and the stunning Gorges du Verdon on a 60-hectare site. There are loads of facilities and you can choose a traditional camping pitch or stay in one of their superb mobile homes. There’s a huge water park, perfect for children and patient parents, and you’re close to the beaches of St Tropez. Plus it has a fitness and wellness area, sports galore and lots of workshops. “Better still” says Finán “everything is included in the price (except paintball)”. There’s also a café, restaurant, bar and shops. “My son loves to join in the activities when we go camping” says Finán “and the kids club here is excellent. With sports, games, crafts and cooking workshops, plus the cute animals on the mini farm, kids don’t want to leave, and parents get a well-deserved break”.

What’s your ideal holiday in Provence?

If you long for a relaxing holiday in the sun, in a truly idyllic location Finán recommends Camping les Cigales at Le Muy. It’s close to Fréjus and its beaches and to the little known village of Tourtour where you’ll experience authentic Provence, cafés in the square and artisan boulangeries.

“Comfy chalets, and charming mobile homes, pine and palm trees. There are 9 swimming pools, a lagoon and wild river ride plus a ton of facilities. At just 20 minutes from the coast, this is a standout Provence campsite” Finán advises.

Camping Sandaya Domaine du Verdon “is brilliant for the whole family, even teenagers who can be really hard to please on holiday!” It’s on the banks of the spectacular Gorges du Verdon, overlooked by the mountains and in the heart of Provence. “This campsite is a great illustration of ‘perfect camping’ in the sun” Finán enthuses. Direct access to the river with all its activities, water park kids, junior and teens clubs. “Irresistible for lovers of the outdoor life, and lovely accommodation including cottages with terraces and an option for air conditioning (which for some is really important)”.

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