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Choose a camping ground by the sea or river, nestled in forest or surrounded by fields.


Camping is a very popular form of holiday accommodation on France’s Atlantic coast and there are campsites and places to park caravans and campervans along the coast – you can even find campsites by many of the coast’s big attractions.


In summer if the French are not by the coast, chances are they’re travelling around the countryside in their camper or caravan. This means that you’re never very far from a campsite, although many will only be open from April-October. Campsites are graded into four categories. Those that have one and two stars are generally very basic with toilets and showers although the latter won’t always have hot water.


At the other end of the scale are the four star sites which are almost as good as hotels with not just hot water but also electricity plus a swimming pool, shops and lots of activities. Many of these will have permanent caravans on site which people rent for a week or two at a time.


For assured quality, look out for a site that has been designated Camping Qualité – there are 68 such sites in the Poitou-Charentes.


The French Atlantic coastline lends itself to campsites and outdoor living; there’s a great climate, lots of wonderful beaches, superb scenery and a French holiday culture that is geared up for the camping lifestyle. It’s also a great chance to meet other holidaymakers from across France and other parts of Europe too. The French just love their camping! (These also means the supermarkets are well-equipped for people who like barbecues and the outdoor life …)


We’ve teamed up with Al Fresco Holidays to bring you the very best in camping experiences along France’s Atlantic coastline. Al Fresco’s luxury mobile homes are on some of the very best French campsites and are situated in wonderful locations with great facilities for all the family.


As Al Fresco says: ‘This is outdoor living in style with spacious, well-equipped mobile homes.’


See Al Fresco Holidays for options.


Special Offer

Discount code ‘SUN100‘ will discount £100 off every holiday arriving between 22nd July and 25th August 2017. Available for bookings made between 17th June and 26th June. This discount code is on top of savings already of up to 35%.


T&C: Book by 26th June. Minimum stay 5 nights. Arrivals between 22nd July and 25th August only. Subject to availability. Enter discount code at time of booking. Not valid with any other discount code or promotion.


Check out the offer here.