The south of France is a popular destination for a long weekend in the spring as well as for the entire summer holiday. With mild weather and temperatures for several months of the year, the Mediterranean coastline is a delight for those who like to enjoy the sun, the sea, the hilly nature for hiking and the beautiful, lively cities. Holidaymakers, whether they go as a couple, with friends or with their families, will find a multitude of comfortable campsites in the South. Accommodation that is ideal for disconnecting from everyday life and creating pleasant memories. Autumn is here, but perhaps some people are already thinking about the return of the good weather and their future destination! And the earlier you book a campsite by the sea in the South, the more likely you are to get a place. Here are some good reasons to make the Mediterranean the next camping holiday destination.
The south of France, a variety of destinations under a generous sun
The south of France is not a homogenous area and in fact there are many different landscapes and atmospheres waiting for holidaymakers. To the west of the Mediterranean coastline, Languedoc-Roussillon reveals cities that have enchanted holidaymakers for decades. Argelès-sur-Mer and Le Barcarès are pleasant towns to stroll around, shop and get to the beautiful beaches with clear waters and views of the Albères massif in no time. Nearby, there are towns with remarkable heritage, such as Collioure, Cathar castles and other architectural gems such as the Cistercian abbey of Valmagne. Not forgetting the vineyards of Banyuls and its precious nectars.
If choosing a campsite by the sea in the south of France requires a bit of thought, it is because there is also the possibility of going a little further east to the Hérault. This department of Occitania is another fascinating territory with, among others, the charming town of Sète and La Grande-Motte and its beautiful beach of Grand Travers.
Then, even further east, there is the French Riviera and its treasures. France's oldest city, Marseille, offers quick access to the splendid Calanques National Park. The Var also has cities with steep, colourful streets, such as Hyères and Bormes-les-Mimosas. In a Provençal atmosphere, you can enjoy the markets, the gastronomy and of course the pleasures of the seaside. From the Côte Bleue to the fine sandy beaches of the Îles d'Or, the Mediterranean never ceases to reveal its most beautiful hues, and to delight lovers of water sports.
The joy of settling down in a top-of-the-range campsite
The campsite is an accommodation structure that has won over many travellers over the years. In the south of France, a region with a high level of sunshine, conditions are ideal for making the most of life outdoors. This is why there are many campsites by the sea with a friendly atmosphere that are ideal for groups of friends and families. Not only can you pitch a tent, a caravan or a motor home, but you can also find the comfort of a real house by choosing to settle in a fully equipped cottage with a terrace, a private kitchen and bathroom.
In a campsite in the south of France, a multitude of facilities and activities are offered to children and adults: water park, playgrounds, tennis court, mini-golf, children's club, wellness area, sports activities and excursions, evening entertainment and shows... All the conditions are met to spend pleasant moments at the campsite, while having the freedom to roam the surroundings of the structure, looking for the best coves and beaches for swimming and practicing kayaking, paddle, windsurfing, jet skiing or snorkeling.