France may be Europe’s top camping destination. It seems like every beach, natural landmark and regional park is accompanied by well-presented places to pitch up.
And these cater for all types of campers: You might travel light and prefer a rough-and-ready camping style with no frills.
Or you could be high-maintenance, and demand every luxury possible at swish new glamping accommodation.
Many of the selections below are self-contained holiday parks, deep in fresh woodland, with restaurants, water parks and even spas on site.
Others let their location do the talking, putting you next to mountain lakes, châteaux, undiscovered beaches, gorges, cliffs or even the largest sand dune in Europe.
Lets have a look at the best campsites in France:
1. La Garangeoire, Vendée
What campsite could be more quintessentially French than this, on the grounds of a beautiful old château.
La Garangeoire is cloaked in woodland and meadows, just a few minutes by car from cinematic Vendée beaches like Grand Plage at Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.
There are 200 hectares of nature surrounding this sprawling campsite, with four fishing lakes and opportunities for cycling, canoeing and horseback riding.
Camping pitches are up to 200 square metres, and all are on lush grass.
While there are also mobile homes and chalets, with hedges to provide some privacy.
You can make use of the heated pool complex and a welcoming little restaurant in one of the buildings on the château grounds.