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There are around 11,000 campsites scattered across France, ranging from minimal facility farm campsites through to luxury holiday parks. Most campsites are graded by stars, one to four in much the same way as hotels.

One-star campsites are fairly basic and becoming increasingly rare. Two-star sites (the most numerous) generally provide a reasonable level of comfort. Three and four stars usually mean a degree of luxury, often extending to first-class restaurants and beautifully landscaped swimming pools.

The main tourist areas cater well for campers and you can usually find a good choice of campsites or mobile homes in France. Inland sites generally have more space available, and if you do find it impossible to find a pitch along the coast just turn inland and you’re sure to find one. It probably won’t be that far from a beach either.

Even though France has some magnificent mountain scenery in the Alps and Pyrenees, plus some beautiful rivers like the Loire and Dordogne, most campers head for the coast. And there’s a lot of it in France, particularly in the west. Within easy reach of it all there are many hundreds of superb campsites at which to stay.

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