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Campsites in France
France is the country for campers. The country offers something for everybody with campsites in the vast countryside, close to the rough mountaintops of the Alps and Pyrenees or along the romantic sandy beaches of the Mediterranean coast. The traditional provincial wines, cheeses and tasty delicacies make a holiday in la douce France a very enjoyable getaway.
Tips in France
France is the country of the Tour de France and is a great place to cycle. The French countryside is characterised by the many rivers and rivulets and is ideal for cycling. For example, you can take a marvellous trip along the winding Canal du Midi or enjoy the historic little towns along the Loire. Visit http://www.cycling-loire.com/
The hills and mountains lend themselves perfectly for impressive walks or hikes. These may take you along the Grand Canyon of France, the fierce Gorges du Verdon. In the mountains you can find majestic waterfalls, such as in the Drôme. Here, the 72 metre high Chute de la Druise waterfall plummets down at great speeds, a mighty sight.
• The wine country
In the Burgundy winemaking area Beaujolais, the Beaujolais Nouveau is presented at the market every third Thursday in November. The grape for this wine has only been picked two months earlier, which results in a fruity wine. A festive and special event for every wine lover. There is also a theme park inspired by the Beaujolais wines, the Hameau Duboeuf.
Bargain camping in France
Every campsite in La Douce France has its own unique characteristics for a successful camping holiday. Step out of your caravan in the morning and enjoy a view over the Jugon-des-Lacs lake, or take an inexpensive camping holiday to charming estates of age-old castles, such as the Château de Galinée.
The country offers quiet, small campsites where you can camp at bargain rates in low season with your CampingCard ACSI. The perfect recipe for a relaxing holiday. You can also visit big campsites, which have more extensive facilities. Have an authentic French croissant or baguette from the local baker for breakfast to make your camping trip complete.
Country of castles and cheese
In total there are about 510 charming castles and imposing forts in France. Each has its own characteristic ambiance. Through the centuries, rulers such as Louis XIV and Napoleon built their own castles in matching, original styles. Visiting these castles, for example the Château des Adhémar, will show you a little bit of French history.
It is estimated that there are as many French cheeses in this beautiful country as there are French castles. The most well-known are of course Brie, Roquefort and Camembert, but the Petit Quercy, Gruyère and Emmentaler cheeses are also delicious. Just the thing for when you are back at your tent, mobile home or caravan in the evening!
The weather in low season
France is a big country with a varying climate. In low season, temperatures vary between 10 degrees Celsius in the north and 20 degrees Celsius in the south. These are fine temperatures for people who like to spend an active holiday walking or cycling. In the Alps and Pyrenees the temperatures will fall to below freezing. This offers possibilities for winter sports and inexpensive winter camping!