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ANTHONY CAMPSITE GUIDE TO FRANCE 2014

Return to all our French holidays (pictures etc)

This is our guide to French Campsites that we have visited in our Campervan between 2006 and 2014.
We have always found the French guides difficult as everything is arranged in the Regions/Departments. I have done the same here but have tried to make it straightforward by including maps and complete lists of sites with links.

The Index to REGIONS/Departments
[see map below] gives links to the Campsites.
Each campsite has location, facilities, phone numbers, email, web addresses and links to the pictures.

For
Alphabetical list of locations of all campsites (with links)  Click here.

Pictures of sites: click here

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PRINTING or copying [retaining internet links]: Main guide: WORD    PDF;    

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                   Index to REGIONS and Departments        TOP of page

      Click on REGION or Department. Then click on name of campsite to see its picture


      Click here for Alphabetical index of Campsites
      Click here to go direct to Campsite Pictures
NORMANDIE BASSE-NORMANDIE PAYS-de-la-LOIRE CENTRE



Calvados [14]
Orne [61]
Manche [50
]

Mayenne [53]
Sarthe [72]

Maine-et-Loire [49]
Vendee [85]
Eure-et-Loir [28]
Cher [18]
Indre [36]
Indre-et-Loir [37]

POITOU-CHARENTES

LIMOUSIN

AUVERGNE

RHONE-ALPES

Deux-Sevres [79]


Creuse [23]


Allier [03]
Cantal [15] 
Hautes-Loire [43]
Isere [38]
Ardeche [07]
Drome [26]

MIDI-PYRENEES

 AQUITAINE

LANGUEDOC-ROUSILLON PROVENCE-ALPES-COTES-D'AZUR
Tarn-et-Garonne [82]
Aveyron [12]
Gers [32]
Haute-Garonne [31]
Hautes-Pyrenees [65]
Ariege [09]
Dordoge [24]
Gironde [33]
Landes [40]

Pyrenees-Atlantiques[64]


Lozere [48]
Gard [30]
Herault [34]
Aude [11]
Pyrenees-Orientale [66]
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence [04]
Hautes-Alpes [05]

Vaucluse [84]
Alpes-Maritimes [06]
Bouches-du-Rhone [13]
Var [83]

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Campsites arranged by REGIONS and Departments

For pictures of the sites click on the site name  (in supplement at end for 2013; not yet available for 2014)   


BASSE-NORMANDIE
   Calvados [14]
Falaise. 35km South East of Caen. Municipal site at base of the castle and an easy stroll to the mediaeval town with many restaurants. Neat pleasant site. [2012]
Camping Municipal du Château. Rue du Val d’Ante 14700 Falaise. Tel: +33 (0)2 31 90 16 55. camping@falaise.fr Website

Merville-Franceville Plage. Ten miles from Oistraham on road towards Cabourg. Direct access to vast sandy beach (there are 3 adjacent similar sites).  Covered swimming pool. Snack bar. 600 yards walk along beach to excellent restaurants. [2014]
Le Point du Jour. Route de Cabourg, 14810 Merville-Franceville Plage. 0231242334. Point-du-jour@lespiedsdansleau.com.  In Les pieds dans l’eau organisation. Website: http://www.lespiedsdansleau.com/ 

   Orne [61]
Belleme. Neat campsite in the interesting small town. Good Cambodian restaurant.Excellent alternative to La Ferte Barnard [closed in Sept].
Camping Municipal de Bellême. Route (2009).de Mamers. 61130 Bellême. 02 33 85 31 00 ou 06.07.11.27.39. mairie.belleme@wanadoo.fr.    Website. [2009]

    Manche [50]

Les Pieux. On West coast of Cherbourg peninsula. Excellent site among sandunes by beach. Good pool etc.
Camping Le Grand Large : 11 route du Grand Large - 50340. Tel: 02 33 52 40 75 info@legrandlarge.com Website (2002)
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PAYS-de-la-LOIRE
    Sarthe [72]
La Ferte Bernard. Between Le Mans and Chartres. 140 miles from Ouistraham.
Great site & restaurants. Town is interesting and near campsite.
Camping le Valmer  02 43 71 70 03 camping@la-ferte-bernard.com. Their website [2007,2008]

Sille-Plage (Near Sille-Guillaume). North West of Le Mans, East of Laval. On the edge of a lake with leisure activities. In a dark forest. Friendly staff. Tiny pool. Good stopover. [2014]
Camping Indigo Les Molieres. Sille Plage, 72140 sille-le-Guillaume. 0243201612. Molieres@camping-indigo.com. Their website: http://www.camping-indigo.com/en/les-molieres-indigo-campsite-france.html

    Mayenne [53]
Ambrières-les-Vallées.  South of Domfront, North of Mayenne and Laval. In leisure park by River La Varenne (plan d’eau). Pool. Good local restaurants.
Camping de Vaux.   53300 Ambrières-les-Vallées. 02 43 04 90 25. otsambriere@wanadoo.fr. [1994]

    Maine-et-Loire [49]
Richelieu. South of Saumur and Tours]. [225 milesfrom Ouistraham].]
Simple municipal site 20 min. walk from nice small town and near huge park. Very good restaurants.
Camping Municipal. 7, route de Chatellerault.  47-58-15-02.  [2008]

Saumur.  Good large site on island in Loire. 20 min to town. Disappointing; it now has its own small noisy pool and we have to pay to go to the large adjacent pool which is now rather run-down and it has lost its bar. But nice walk to town with good restaurants.
Camping Ile d’Offard  0241 403000  iledoffard@cvtloisirs.fr  Website [2006, 2009]
    
    
Vendee[85]
Longeville sur Mer. West of Niort, South of Nantes. In forest, 4km from beach. Pool.
Camping La Michenotiere, Route d’Angles, 85560 Longeville/Mer. 02 51 33 38 85.
contact@camping-la-michenotiere.fr     Website   [1994]

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CENTRE
    Eure-et-Loir [28]
Senonches.
North West of Chartres, East of Montagne-au-Perche.
Forest site, direct access to lakes. Pool. Restaurant. Camping among the trees. The details are for the new site. Looks excellent.

Camping Huttopia Senoches. Etang de Badouleau 28250 Senonches. 02 37 37 81 40. 
senonches@huttopia.com    Website 
 [2006]

    Cher [18]
St. Satur
. Near Sancerre. [300 miles from Ouistraham].
A very nice riverside site near Sancerre with excellent restaurants in village and nice bike rides.
Camping Rene Fotlzer 0248 540467  Their website  [2007, 2009]

La Chapelle-d’Angillon. On D940 North of Bourges, South of Aubigny-s-Nere. No pool. Restaurant at 0.8km. Swimming nearby in lake near Chateau.
Municipal les Murailles. 18380 La chapelle d'angillon. TEL : 02 48 73 40 12. [2008]Website

Aubigny sur Nere.
South west of Orleans. Nice wooded site near the Sologne and its Loire chateaus and the vineyards of Sancerre. Small mediaeval town with lovely restaurant.
Camping des Etangs, Route de Sancerre 18700 Aubigny sur Nère. tel : 02 48 58 02 37 Website [2002]

Lac Rille. 22 Km North of river Loire, North-East of Saumur. Excellent very friendly site in woodland by a large lake which is a bird sanctuary. Easy access for launching kayaks. Small pool [cold out of season]; simple, good camp restaurant. Small shop but no nearby village. Bread delivered. Spotted flycatchers, Black redstart. Little train ran around site on Sunday.  [2012]
Huttopia Rillé, Lac de Rillé.  37340 RILLÉ. +33(0)2 47 24 62 97. OR Contact our sales office on 04 37 64 22 35 or by mail at info@huttopia.com.  Website

Indre
[36]

Rosnay in La Brenne. West of Chateauroux, South of Mezieres-en-Brenne. Wonderful small municipal site on edge of lake immediately next to very small village. Whole area has many lakes, some of which are bird sanctuaries. Good cycling.  Grey and Purple herons, Night heron. [2012]
Camp Municipal. Route de St-Michel-en-Brenne, on D 44, 36300 Rosnay. Phone: 0899236018. Website

Indre et Loir [37]
Crouzilles. South west of Tours, East of Chinon. Between Crouzilles and Panzoult.
Great France Passion site. In beautiful farming country. Bought some good wine from their caves (set in limestone cliffs on edge of farm). Excellent for walking and cycling. [2013]
Domaine Coton. La Perriere, 37220, Crouuzilles.0247585510. domainecoton@orange.fr. www.domaine-coton.com . [this is their interesting website for their wines and has video of the domaine]

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POITOU-CHARENTES
    Deux-Sevres [79]
Airvault. South of Saumur, west of Poitiers. Good site. Few facilities open; small pool was closed. English. 20 minute walk to nice small mediaeval town with good restaurants.
Camping de Courte Vallee. 8 rue de Courte Vallee, 79600 Airvault. Telephone +33 (0) 5 49 64 70 65. E-mail info@caravanningfrance.com. Their website  [2010]

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LIMOUSIN
    
Creuse [23]
Argentat. East of Brives, South of Tulle. On bank of Dordogne. Excellent rapids. Very friendly. Small pool. 30min walk to Argentat. Good restaurants. Great walks and bike rides. One of our top sites.
Camping Europe Le Chambon 05 55 28 07 70.   Le Chambon 19400 Monceaux sur Dordogne camping-europe@wanadoo.fr; Their website  [2006 - 2009]

Le Bourg d’Hem
. Near Bonnat, South of La Chatre and West of Montlucon on D940.
Great wooded site on side of lake. Good swimming. No restaurant. There is a ‘Grand Meaulnes Chateau hidden in the forest.
Camping Municipal de l'Age.  23220 Le Bourg-d'Hem. 05 55 62 84 36. info@les3lacs-creuse.comTheir website [2008]

Boussac-Bourg.  West of Montlucon. A les Castels site. Excellent. By its own lake (kayaking etc) near chateau. Good pool. Restaurant [take away]. [2010]
Le chateau de Poinsouze. (33) 05 55 65 02 21. Their website

Royere de Vassiviere (Lac Vassiviere). In Creuse (23) in Limousin. East of Limoges, North East of Eymoutiers. Terrassed site on edge of the lake. Good beach. We learned to kayak here. Restaurants nearby.
Camping Municipal Vauveix. 23460 Royere de Vassiviere.  TEL : 05 55 64 78 36.  website [1998]

Evaux les Bains. South of Montlucon (27km).  Municipal site, North of the town beside the chateau.Well-maintained small pitches. No pool but very near municipal pool. On edge of pretty small town with restaurants
Camping Ouche de Budelle, 23110 Evaux Les Bains, Tél : 05 55 65 55 82 Mairie : Tél : 05.55.65.50.20
Website


Chatelus Malveix. North East of Gueret, East of Bonnat. France Passion site. Very peaceful. Hoopoes and golden orioles. Good for cycling and great walks. [2013]
Ferme de Boursolles. France Passion site. On Gueret road, Near Bagnat and Roche. 0664954152.

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AUVERGNE
    Allier [03]
Chatel Montagne.   North East of Clermand Ferrand and East of Vichy.
Friendly site. Few facilities. Nice walk to village with excellent restaurant. Pool closed in low season.
Camping La Croix Congnat 03250 Chatel-Montagne 0033 - (0)4 70 59 31 38    campinglacroixcognat@wanadoo.fr     Their website  [2006]

Arfeuilles. Municipal site. Empty, out of season. No open restaurants. Nice site. Short way north of Chatel Montagne which was closed in 3rd week of September [2009]. 

    Cantal [15]
Trizac. South West of Clermond Ferrand, East of Mauriac.
Small lake for swimming. Nice views. Wonderful sunsets. Excellent walks over the plateau and long bike rides. Nice small shops. Restaurants in village rarely open but good when they do open [we tend to go out of season]. The mayor got the restaurant to open and we had pig’s cheek and other wonderful stuff.
TRIZAC Le Pioulat 04 71 78 64 20 mairie.trizac@wanadoo.fr  Website [2006 - 2009]

Neuveglise. 14 Km South of St-Flour. Good friendly terraced site. Nice small pool. Lovely views but not especially good for walking or cycling[2012]. 
Camping Le Belvedere, Lanau, Neuvegliese, Auvergne 15260. Tel: 00 33 4 71 23 50 50. Website

    Hautes-Loire [43]
Baffour nr La Chaise-Dieu. A France Passion site. In Parc Naturel du Livradois Foret. Baffour is off N906 towards Ambert. In a farmyard. Nice country walks. Meals may be provided during season. [2009]

Vorey. 16 Km North of Le Puy en Velay, South West of Clermont Ferrand. Excellent site in good walking country with nice pool. Local restaurants. [2011]  
Camping Les,Moulettes, Chemin de Félines 43800 VOREY-SUR-ARZON Tel. 04 71 03 70 48. Mob. : 06 86 60 99 03. contact@camping-les-moulettes.fr    Website

St. Paulien. South of Chaise-Dieu, North West of Le Puy en Velay in South Auvergne.This was alternative to nearby excellent Vorey site that was full (see 2010). Good site with restaurant, small shop, small pool. In low hill countryside with nice walks. [2013]
La Rochelambert. Rte de Lanthenas. 0471005402. www.camping-rochelambert.com

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RHONE-ALPES
    Isere [38]
Meyrieu les Etaings. East of Viennes, south East of Lyons. Dull stopover lakeside site.
Base de loisirs du Moulin Camping ***0474 593034     Their website  [2007]

       Drome [26]
Lus la Croix Haute. Excellent friendly site with good restaurant. Near nice village with more restaurants. Many good walks. In the Vercors on the road to Grenoble. Wonderful area.
Camping La Condamine, 26620 Lus la Croix Haute. 04 92 58 50 86. Website

Menglon. South East of Die, South of Chatillon de Diois on the edge of Vercors mountains. Large, good campsite for children but not otherwise. Huge paddling pools. Very very long campsite under pine trees by river rocky-bedded river Bez. Nice countryside. This was our alternative to Lus de Croix Haute (further north). [2013]
L’Hirondelle. Bois de Saint Ferreol, 26410 Menglon. 0475218208. contact@campinghirondelle.com. www.campinghirondelle.com

    Ardeche [07]
Saint Privat sous Aubenas.  South West of Privas and Valence. Pool and restaurant. The plan d’eau has flowing water and it is where we decided we must buy kayaks.
Le Plan d’Eau, Les Echelettes, Route de Lussas  07200, Saint Privat. 0 4 75 35 44 98   website [1993]

St. Sauveur de Montagut. North of Privas. 8km on excellent road in gorge from interesting village of St. Sauveur to Le Cheylard. Large Dutch site.Pool, restaurant, lots of activities.
L'Ardéchois Camping: 07190 St Sauveur de Montagut. 04 75 66 61 87. ardechois.camping@wanadoo.fr. Website. [2009]   

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MIDI-PYRENEES
    Tarn-et-Garonne [82]
Touffailles. Near Lauzerte, East of Agen, Southwest of Cahors.  OnD41. Very small simple site. Near village. Restaurant. Nice local walks.
Camping Municipal. 82190 Touffailles  05 63 94 48 91 mairie-touffailles@info82.com    Website [2006]

    Aveyron [12]
Belmont sur Rance. South West of Millau, South of Rodez. Not well-kept and was overgrown. Ok for a short stop. On side of river (direct access) and very near village.
Le Val Fleuri du Rance. 12370 Belmont sur Rance. 0565 999 513.   campvalfleuri@aol.com.   Website [2005]

    Gers [32]
Lac de Thoux, St. Cricq. South of Montfort, West of Toulouse]. Wonderful site by lake. Pool was cold. Kayaked illegally in lake [no problem; maybe more difficult in full campsite].
Camping Lac de Thoux Saint-Cricq. +33(0)5 62 65 71 29 contact@camping-lacdethoux.com      Their website  [2008]  

Mirande. West of Toulouse. Used to be called Gascony.
L'ile du Pont 32300 MIRANDE - Gers - Tél : 05.62.66.64.11  info@camping-iledupont.com  Website   [2004]

    Haute-Garonne [31]
Cazeres. South of Toulouse, North West of Saint Gaudens.  On the banks of the River Garonne in wooded area. Pool. 2.5km from Cazeres, a beautiful small town.
Le Plantaurel, Camping Municipal de Cazeres. 31220 Cazères.  05 61 97 03 71 Their website   Review site with pics [2004]

    Hautes-Pyrenees [65]
Aragnouet. South of St. Lary Soulan, West of Bagneres-de-Louchon. On D929. 1120m. On the road from Arreau to tunnel to Spain. High in mountains. Restaurant. Direct access to river.
Camping Fouga “Le pic de Bern”. 65170  Aragnouet. 05 62 39 63 37  Website

Cauterets. South of Lourdes. Campsite is 1km from small town, surrounded by mountains. Good walks.
Le Peguere, Route de Pierrefitte 65110 Auterets. 05 62 92 52 91.  campingpegueres@wanadoo.fr  Website  [1997] 

     Ariege [09]
Oust. 17 km south-east of St Girons in la Vallée du Haut Couserans.  400m from nice village. By river. Excellent restaurant.
Camping les 4 Saisons +33 5 61 96 55 55  Website  [2010]

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AQUITAINE
    Dordoge [24]
Le Bugue. On river Vezere West of Sarlat la Caneda. Shady site with swimming pools. Near interesting small town.
Camping Les Trois Caupain, Le Port 24260 Le Bugue. +33 (0)5 53 07 24 60 info@camping-bugue.com Website  [2003, 2013]  

    Gironde [33]

Naujac sur Mer. Northwest of Bordeaux, South of Royan; cross River Gironde by frequent car ferry South to Soulac sur Mer. Very large site behind sandunes and beach amongst the pines of Les Landes forest. Our favourite site on west coast. For Kayak surfing and sun.
Le Pin Sec. 33990 Naujac sur Mer.   +33 5 56 73 00 66.  Website  [1998]

     Landes [40] 
Azur.  West of Dax. Excellent large site beside large lake (Etang de Soustons). Good kayaking. Small shop. Good cycling area. Nothing in nearby villages [restaurants etc]. 
Camping Azur’Rivage 720, Route des campings 40140 AZUR. Tél. : 05 58 48 30 72 - E-mail : info@campingazurivage.com  Their website  [2010]

    Pyrenees-Atlantiques [64]
Sauveterre de Béarn. South of Salies-de Bearn, Southeast of Perrelhorade, South of Dax. On bank of River Gave d’Oloron. Simple municipal site. Excellent for swimming in river, and for simple kayaking (with interesting waterfall). Interesting small mediaeval town with nice restaurants. One of our favourite sites.
Camping du Gave. Chemin du Camping 64390. Tél: 05.59.38.53.30 or  06.71.60.69.57. Website
camping-du-gave@wanadoo.fr.
[1997]

Lescun.
South of Oloron St Marie near D134 to Col du Somport to Spain. One of our favourite campsites in France. Spectacular views of mountains with great walks and cycle rides. Near nice small village.
Camp du Lauzart. 64490 Lescun  + 33 (0)559345177. campinglauzart@wanadoo.fr.    Website  [1997]
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LANGUEDOC-ROUSILLON
    Lozere [48]
Causse Mejean (wild camping). North East of Millau. Best wild camping in France (their description is ‘Camping Sauvage’ which is perfect for this place. Overseen by vultures. Good bike rides and walks. A long way to civilisation so need to take plenty of water and food.
Website about Causse Mejean   [2006, 2008]

Col de Croix de Bor (wild camping).  In Margeride hills, near St. Alban-s-Limagnole, North of Mende. Excellent wild camp site in. Up long track away from road. Great views, walks and bike rides. [2008]

Le Pont de Montvert. At Finiel. In Cevennes East of Florac on D20. Wonderful simple and wild. Excellent long walks. No restaurant or pool. Small.
Camping La Barrette. 04.66.45.81.82. or 04.66.45.82.16. Their website  [2008, 2009]\

St. Enimie. North West of Florac. Nice little town on the Tarn packed with restaurants [20 minutes from site]. Good small pool and shop. Good swimming in Tarn. Slightly difficult access for kayaks. [2011]
Le Camping Couderc. Route de Millau - 48210 Sainte Enimie. contact@campingcouderc.fr. Tél. 04 66 48 50 53 Website

Lac de Naussac, Langogne. The lac is North East of Mende by way of Chateauneuf de Randon.
Excellent site on terraces overlooking lake and beautiful countryside. Swimming in lake and boats available from nearby Loisir centre. Small childrens pool. Administered by a hotel on site. Excellent restaurant. No shop but the bar provides coffee milk bread etc (no wine). Great walks and bike rides around lake. Very friendly. [2013, 2014]
Les Terrasses du Lac. Hotel de Tourisme-Camping, Langogne 48300. 0466692962. info@naussac.com. www.naussac.com

    Gard [30]
Causse Noir. France Passion site, east of Millau. High, windy and cold. Good restaurant but closed at night. Sold bison stew. Great walks.
Randals Bison Page 168 in FP book, ref: 30750. 04-67-82-73-74.  [2010]

Le vigan. In Cevennes,East of Millau, West of Ales, North West of Ganges; half way between Montpellier and Florac. On D999. Very good very friendly site on bank of river Arre, small pool, shop, snack restaurant. Redstarts. [2011, 2012]
Camping Le Val de l'Arre. Route du pont de la Croix 30120 Le Vigan. 04.67.81.02.77.  Website

St. Julien de la Nef. In Cevennes, between Ganges and Le Vigan. Very nice large shaded site by the river which has many small beaches for swimming. Small children’s pool. Nice restaurant and bar. Free wifi. This was a successful alternative to Le Vigan site. [2013]
Camping Isis en Cevennes.  Domaine De St Julien, Saint Julien De La Nef,  Languedoc Roussillon 30440. 0033 467 738 028. contact@isisencevennes.com. http://www.isisencevennes.fr/ 

    Herault [34]
Frontignan. On coast South West of Montpellier. Large expensive site. Good pool. Excellent walks and bike rides. The beach has breakwaters making sea swimming good. Good for birds. Big bar with karaoke sessions etc Local restaurants.
Les Tamaris. 34110, Frontignan-Plage. Tel 0033 467 434477. Email: les-tamaris@wanadoo.fr.  Website
          Nearby cheaper site:    Camping Méditerranée ** 34110 Frontignan-Plage  Tel :  04.99.04.92.32 / 06.49.39.03.79  camping-mediterranee@orange.fr

Rieu-Montagne. At North end of Lac du Laouzas, North of La Salvetat.
Nicely separated plots with great views of lake. Small pool, restaurant and shop. Friendly staff.
Camping Indigo RIEUMONTAGNE. 81320 Nages. 33 56 33 72 471. Website [i think this is the site as i cannot find it on indigo site it may have changed]. [2008]

St Pons- de-Thomieres.  North West of Beziers. Dutch site; communal dinner is provided on some evenings. Long walk down to town. Karen & Martin. Wooded nice shady site but few facilities. [2006] Cannot find website but for a campsite that may be this click here.

    Aude [11]
Touchan. c 40 miles North-West of Perpignan. Simple site very near village. Nice small pool. Simple good restaurant. Home of Fitou wine. Near MontAuch.
Camping La Peirière. 0033 468 454650     lapeiriere@caramail.com    Their website   Review website [2008]

Gleon. France-Passion site in Corbieres, near Villesques des Corbieres, south-west of Narbonne. Excellent. Bought 3 cases of super wine. Nice walks. Friendly.
Chateau Gleon Jean-Pierre and Philippe Montanié. 11360 Durban Corbières.  Tél : +4 68 48 28 25 – Tél International : 33 4 68 48 28 25  Website   [2010, 2012]

Carcassone. Campsite walking distance from town.
Campeole Camping de la Cite  0468 251177     Their website   [2006]

    Pyrenees-Orientale [66]
Argeles Plages.  On coast South East of Perpignan]. Wonderful pools and large site. Good bars, shop and excellent Restaurant. Next to beach. Nesting Hoopoes and nightingales. Good  bike rides.
Le Soleil rte du Littoral 66700 ARGELES SUR MER 04 68 81 14 48 website   website [2006, 2008]

Matamale. South of Carcassonne between Axat and Mont-Louis. At 1500m. Great village restaurant. Wonderful grassy site with sweet smeling conifers, nesting redstarts and good views. Near lake. Nearby swimming pool. Great walks and bike rides.
Camping du Lac. 04 68 30 9449  Their Website  Near Les Angles (Their website)  [2007, 2008]

Egat. 16 miles from Matamale. Mountainside site. Terraced. A few good walks. No challenge to Matemale.
Las Clottes, 4 rue de la Nalga 66120 Egat. 04 68 30 26 90 or 0899102428        Their website [2008]
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PROVENCE-ALPES-COTES-D'AZUR

    Hautes-Alpes [05]
Laye. A France Passion site (2009). On N85 North of Gap. In car park of a fromargerie and its restaurant. Nice little village and good walks with views of distant mountains. Dinner was very cheesy.
Laiterie du Col Bayard. 05500 Laye. 04 92 50 50 06. Website. [2009]

    Vaucluse [84]
Le Pont d’Avignon.  Site ok for short stay. Crowded but near town. Pool
Camping Municipal du Pont d’Avignon 33 (0) 490 806 350 info@camping-avignon.com   Their website [2007]

    Alpes-Maritimes [06]
Bar du Loup. North of Grasse. Small steeply terraced shaded site. Restaurant, pool. Near nice small Provence village. Good walks.Not suitable for us; access paths too steep.
Les Gorges du Loup. 965 chemin des vergers 06620 Bar-sur-Loup. 0493424506. info@lesgorgesduloup.com. Website. [2009]

Vence. 40 minute drive to Nice Very large well-shaded site with good pool and restaurant.Set in woodland with nature trails.
Domaine de la bergerie. Route de la sine. 06140 Vence. (0)4.93.58.09.36. info@camping-domainedelabergerie.com. Website [2009]

   Bouches-du-Rhone [13]
Saintes Maries de la Mer. In Camargue, South West of Arles. Big dry site on edge of beach. Great walks and rides in the Camargue. Nice pool and small restaurant. 20 minute walk to Saintes Maries which is filled with tourists and every sort of restaurant.
Clos du Rhone. +33 (0)4 90 97 85 99  leclos@saintemaries.com    Their website  [2007]

    Var [83]
St. Laurent. South West of Castellane, South of Digne-les-Bains. On a Lake nr Verdon Gorge. Nr Lac de St. Croix. Good lake for swimming and gorge for kayaking. Large site amongst pines. Small pool, and camp restaurant good. Very friendly. Nice walks and rides around the lake.
LA FARIGOULETTE,  lac du St Laurent. 04 92 74 41 62    info@camping-la-farigoulette.com    For map  Their website  [2007]
   
    Alpes-de-Hautes-Provence [04]
Seyne [Le vernet]. West of Barcelonette, East of Gap, South of Lac de Serre-Poncon.  Beautiful mountain site on side of lake. At about 6000'. [2002]
Camping Lou Passavous 04140 Le Vernet. +33 (0)492 35 14 67 loupassavous@orange.fr   Website    

Niozelles. South of Sisteron, between Brillane and Forcalquier, near small chapel - D. des Anges. Excellent site with excellent restaurant, large proper pool. Nice bike rides and walks. Free WiFi.
Moulins de Ventre. Rn100 Niozelles 04300. 01492786331. Moulindeventre@aol.com. www.moulin-de-ventre.com

La Larche. Our favourite mountain campsite. set amongst larches on the banks of fast river. Fieldfares, lesser whitethroated warblers. Excellent restaurant in site, run by the owners, and also in nearby village. Magnificent long walks.
Les Marmottes 04 92 84 33 64 64   georges.durand25@wanadoo.fr     Their website  [2007, 2009]

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Valnontey.  In Paradiso National Park, Italy. After Mont Blanc tunnel , Courmeyeur, St. Pierre, Cogne. High in the mountains with great views and walks. Very friendly site. Good restaurant nearby.
Campeggio Lo Stambecco. Village Valnontey 11012 Cogne, Vallée d'Aoste, Italie Tel. +39 0165 74152 campingstambecco@tiscali.it  [2007]
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Alphabetical list of our camping places and their regions
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Name of Place

 

Airvault

Ambrières-les-Vallées

Aragnouet

Argeles Plages

Argentat              

Aubigny sur Nere

Aufeuilles

Azur

 

Baffour  (La Chaise-Dieu)

Bar du Loup

Belleme

Belmont sur Rance

Bousac -Bourg

 

Carcassone

Causse Mejean

Causse Noir

Cauterets

Cazeres                

Chatel Montagne              

Chatelus-Malveix

Col de Croix de Bor

Crouzilles

Egat                      

Evaux les Bains

Falaise

Frontignan

Gleon    

 

La Chapelle-d’Angillon

La Ferte Barnard

La Larche

Lac Naussac

Lac Rille

Lac de Thoux, St. Cricq

Lac de Vassivieres

Laye

Le Bourg d’Hem  

Le Bugue

 

 

Name of Region

 

Poitou-Charentes 79

Pays de la Loire 53

Midi-Pyrenees   65

Languedoc-Roussillon  66

Limousin 23

Centre 18

Auvergne 03

Aquitaine 40

 

Auvergne  43

Prov.-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur 06  

Basse Normandie 61

Midi-Pyrenees  12

Limousin 23

 

Languedoc-Roussillon  11

Languedoc-Roussillon  48

Languedoc-Roussillon  30

Midi-Pyrenees  65

Midi-Pyrenees  31

Auvergne 03

Limousin 23

Languedoc-Roussillon 48

Centre 37

Languedoc-Roussillon  66

Limousin 23

Normandie 14

Languedoc-Roussillon 34

Languedoc-Roussillon 11

 

Centre 18

Pays de la Loire 72

Prov.-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur 04 

Languedoc-Roussillon 48

Centre 18

Midi-Pyrenees 32  

Limousin 23

Prov.-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur 05  

Limousin 23

Aquitaine 24

 

 

Name of Place

 

Le Pont de Montvert

Le Port d’Avignon 

Le Vigan

Les Pieux

Lescun

Longeville sur Mer

Lus la Croix Haute

 

Matemale                          

Menglon

Merville-Franceville-Plage

Meyrieu les Etaings              

Mirande                                            

Naujac sur Mer                  

Neuveglise

Niozelles

Oust                     

Richelieu                             

Rieu-Montagne                 

Rosnay La Brenne

Royere de Vassiviere

 

Saumur                               

Sauveterre de Béarn              

Senonches                          

Seyne                    

Sille-plage nr. S-Guillaume

St Enimie

St. Laurent

S. Julien de la Nef

Stes Maries de la Mer

St. Paulien

St Pons- de- Thomieres     

St Privat sous Aubenas

St. Satur                                            

St. Sauveur de Montagut    

Touchan              

Touffailles                          

Trizac                                  

Vence

Vorey

Name of Region

 

Languedoc-Roussillon 48

Prov.-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur 84 

Languedoc-Roussillon 30

Basse Normandie 50

Aquitaine 64

Pays de la Loire 85

Rhone-Alpes 26

 

Languedoc-Roussillon 66 

Rhone-alpes 26

Basse-Normandie 14

Rhone-Alpes 38   

Midi-Pyrenees 32 

 

Aquitaine 33

Auvergne 15

Prov.-alpes-Cote-d’Azur 04

Midi-Pyrenees 09 

Pays de la Loire 49

Languedoc-Roussillon 34

Centre 36

Limousin 23

 

Pays de la Loire 49

Aquitaine 64

Centre 28

Prov.-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur 04  

Pays-de-la-Loire 72

Languedoc-Roussillon 48

Prov.-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur 83 

Languedoc-Roussillon 30

Prov.-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur 13  

Auvergne 43

Languedoc-Roussillon 34

Rhone-Alpes 07  

Centre 18

 

Rhone-Alpes 07   

Languedoc-Roussillon 11

Midi-Pyrenees 82 

Auvergne 15

Prov.-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur 06

Auvergne 43   

Nameof Place
Airvault
Ambrières-les-Vallées
Aragnouet
Arfeuilles
Argeles Plages
Argentat               
Aubigny sur Nere
Azur

Baffour nr La Chaise-Dieu
Bar du Loup
Belleme
Belmont sur Rance
Bousac -Bourg
Carcassone
Causse Mejean
Causse Noir
Cauterets
Cazeres                                 
Chatel Montagne                
Chatelus-Malveix
Col de Croix de Bor            
Crouzilles
Egat                                        

Falaise
Frontignan
Gleon    
La Chapelle-d’Angillon
La Ferte Barnard
La Larche
Lac Naussac
Lac de Thoux, St. Cricq
Lac Rille
Lac de Vassiviere
Laye
Le Bourg d’Hem                  
Le Bugue
Le Pont de Montvert
Le Port d’Avignon 
Le Vigan
Les Pieux
Lescun
Longeville sur Mer
Lus la Croix Haute

Matamale                           
Meyrieu les Etaings            
Mirande                                
Naujac sur Mer                    
Neuveglise
Niozelles
Oust                       
Richelieu                              
Rieu-Montagne                   
Rosnay La Brenne
Royere de Vassiviere         
Saint Privat sous Aubenas 
Saintes Maries de la Mer     

Saumur                                 
Sauveterre de Béarn          
Senonches                           
Seyne [Le vernet]                  
Sille-Plage nr. S-Guillaume
St. Julien de la Nef
St. Pauien
St Pons- de-Thomieres       
St. Laurent                            
St. Satur                                
St. Sauveur de Montagut   
Touchan                                
Touffailles                             
Trizac                                     
Vence  
Vorey                                   

Name of Region
Poitou-Charentes
Pays de la Loire
Midi-Pyrenees
Auvergne
Languedoc-Roussillon 
Limousin
Centre
Aquitaine

Auvergne

Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur  
Basse Normandie
Midi-Pyrenees  
Limousin
Languedoc-Roussillon
Languedoc-Roussillon

Languedoc-Roussillon
Midi-Pyrenees  
Midi-Pyrenees
Auvergne
Limousin
Languedoc-Roussillon

Centre
Languedoc-Roussillon


Normandie
Languedoc-Roussillon
Languedoc-Roussillon
Centre
Pays de la Loire
Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur  
Languedoc-Roussillon
Midi-Pyrenees
  
Centre
Limousin
Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur

Limousin
Aquitaine
Languedoc-Roussillon
Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur 
Languedoc-Roussillon
Basse Normandie

Aquitaine
Pays de la Loire
Rhone-Alpes 

Languedoc-Roussillon

Rhone-Alpes    
Midi-Pyrenees  
Aquitaine
Auvergne
Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur
Midi-Pyrenees
  
Pays de la Loire
Languedoc-Roussillon
Centre
Limousin

Rhone-Alpes   
Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur  

Pays de la Loire

Aquitaine
Centre
Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur
Pays de la Loire
Languedoc-Roussillon
Auvergne
Languedoc-Roussillon

Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur  
Centre
Rhone-Alpes  
Languedoc-Roussillon
Midi-Pyrenees  
Auvergne
Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur
Auvergne

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Picture supplement for new sites in 2013 and 2014    
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New sites in 2013       
La Rochelambert, Near St. Paulien, Auvergne

   
Hirondelle near Menglon, Rhone-alpes  

   
Moulins de Ventre, Niozelles, Cote-d'Azur    
 
   
St. Julien de la Nef. Camping Isis en Cevennes, Languedoc-Roussillon
 

   
Lac de Naussac, Langogne. Les Terrasses du Lac, Languedoc-Roussillon
   
Chatelus Malveix. Boursolles, Limousin Domaine Coton, Crouzilles, Centre
   
New sites in 2014
Sille-la-Gillaume, Pays-de-la-Loire Merville-Franceville-Plage, Calvados
   
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