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Camping Holidays in the French Riviera

The French Riviera is synonymous with elegance and good living. Nice, Cannes, St Tropez, Monte Carlo: are there any more glamorous names on earth? So if you want sunshine and beautiful people, ‘le Midi’ is certainly the place to come, with a wealth of wonderful resorts and sparkling beaches to enjoy. But you can also have the best of both worlds here, as the wonderful, rolling countryside and genuine, timeless charm of Provence are right on your doorstep too.


Sitting between the Alps inland and the sunny Mediterranean to warm the breezes, the Cote d’Azur, or French Riviera, has a lovely climate that makes it a must for all holidaymakers. Azure blue waters (that’s where Cote d’Azur comes from) and golden sandy beaches make this a dreamland of a place to visit. Warm summer evenings are perfumed with the scent of jasmine flowers that make for very evocative holiday memories.

In a comparatively short space of time, The Riviera has completely changed. Twenty years ago it was a spot reserved for the rich and artistic. Now, The Riviera, is where everyone and anyone can choose to come and soak up the sunshine and experience the glamour and ultra sleek resorts of Saint Tropez, Cannes and Monaco through to the outstanding natural beauty of the surrounding countryside.

The coastline extends from Menton near the Italian border to Saint-Tropez in Var and you can follow miles and miles of scenic beaches and breathtaking coastline simply travelling from one town to the next. You’ll be experiencing different cultures along the way as each village has its own personality. You have a great choice of old world charm and new world glitz and glamour as you travel from small villages such as Saint Raphael and Frejus towards the modern day bling that is glamorous destinations’ such as Cannes, Antibes, Nice and the Principality of Monaco. You’ll find something for everyone on the Riviera all you have to do is look to find it.

At every turn of the road you’ll find undiscovered towns and villages offering surprises at every point. Then there are the beaches with the impossibly blue water and the golden sands, the Côte d’Azur will really captivate you.

The ultimate resort for all, no longer the preserve of the spectacularly wealthy, the French Riviera boasts many of the amenities for a luxury holiday including superb sports facilities, great food and sumptuous French wine. Whether you are single, a couple or a family the Riviera offers a lively mix of history and tradition with all the glamour thrown in to meet your all your shopping and partying needs.

Holiday Parks in the French Riviera

A camping holiday in the French Riviera could be either big brash and lively or smaller and quiet and great for younger families. Either way the glorious summer weather will make your stay something quite special. You can have a look at some of the camp sites available in the area by clicking on the images below;

Domaine De La Noguiere

A campsite with great onsite activities and amenities with a beautiful charming French backdrop. With all the action onsite and great cities such at St Tropez and Cannes nearby you’ll never be bored.

Holiday Green Campsite

One of the liveliest holiday parks in the French Riviera with great onsite facilities including a great pool complex. The campsite has some great sports facilities including scuba diving during the high season.

La Baume Campsite

A luxurious park fringed campsite leaves you with no doubt where you are. As you’d expect this campsite is well maintained with superb onsite facilities and accommodation making it popular choice for family holidays in the French Riviera.

Pachacaid CampsitePachacaid Campsite

Away from the hustle and bustle of the French Riviera but lacking none of its glitz, perfect those wanting to holiday in the French Riviera for its natural beauty. The campsite includes an impressive pool complex and wide range of accommodation.

Things to do in the French Riviera

Monaco Grand Prix

You couldn’t really talk about events in the French Riviera without mentioning this one. The season opener it usually takes place on the third week end in May and is a celebration of all things loud, brash and fabulously rich. If you’re brave enough to stay in a hotel, and fortunate enough to make a booking then see your bank manager for a mortgage to pay for it. Having said that, a day trip for the practice sessions on Friday or Saturday will allow you to soak up this undeniably unique atmosphere.


Marineland is near Antibes and is one of the largest oceanariums in the world. From Killer Whales to Dolphins, there’s so much for the family to see and they also have a spectacular mini golf course that breaks up the day nicely. While in the area you can carry out your ocean life theme with a trip on a glass bottomed boat to see the marine lie off Cap d’Antibes as it is in nature.

Art Museums

This part of the world has played home to some of the world’s greatest artists who have been drawn to the area by the quality of the light. There are three major museums in the area, Marc Chagall famous for painting scenes of village life in his native Russia, Henri Matisse who was renowned for working in multiple mediums and mastering them all and perhaps the world’s most famous artist Pablo Picasso who created works of art that challenging and yet strangely intoxicating to look at.

Getting to the Riviera

One of the things that has seen mass tourism develop so rapidly in this part of the world is the number of flights from the UK. No frills routes seem to be popping up all the time and most of them fly into Nice or Cannes.

The TGV network of railways connects this part of the world to Paris and then of course to the UK via Eurostar.

Booking tickets for both Eurostar and TGV can be done via Eurostar in the UK.

Of course, France has some of the best motorways in Europe but don’t underestimate the distance if you are driving and you will probably want to break your journey overnight and some of the many campsites in France will be happy to look after you.

Written by of Family Camping Reviews

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