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Camping Is Chic And Cool

Camping Is Chic And Cool

More than ever, 8,500 campgrounds that include France will be attacked this summer. One in three French slept overnight at the campsite in the last five years, according to a recent survey OpinionWay for the National Federation of outdoor accommodation (FNHPA). For twenty years the number of nights is constantly increasing. They still grew 4% last summer and professionals already provide comparable or greater growth this year. This dynamic sector which employs 13,000 full-time employees, has doubled its turnover in ten years to reach 2 billion euros in 2009.Far from primitive tent, guests are always looking for more comfort. Thus, new camping enthusiasts now prefer rented accommodation such as mobile homes, cottages, tree houses. Fully-equipped accommodation, with kitchen, shower, toilet and even television for 365 to 750 € per week for four against 15 to 45 € per day for a pitch for two persons, FNHPA.Village ClubIn twenty years, the number of pool has tripled the number of restaurants has doubled integrated camping, tennis courts has increased. The entertainment and theme parties for children and adults for their indispensible. Campsites one or two stars often lost in the countryside disappear in favor of three and four stars that line the coast. Since July 2010, a fifth star is awarded to even the most luxurious, often worthy of the best club villages.But the site continues to attract all types of vacationers. Families looking for a breath of fresh air, sports nature lovers, followers of idleness in search of a relaxing holiday or a budget looking for the best price / quality ratio … everyone finds are considered.Taking into account all these criteria for our survey and using existing publications (*), France-Soir has selected 30 campsites unavoidable. These exceptional facilities are classified into 9 categories according to the type of vacation you have planned.(*) Camping Eco Chic France, 2009, ed. Convergences tourism Camping and outdoor accommodation France, ed. Michelin, The Backpacker’s guide: our best campsites in France, ed. Hachette Guide Camping Dream, ed. Motor Press.The 30 campsites unavoidableThe waterfrontThe BodriCorby (Upper Corsica), 04.95.47.10.76, Campinglebodri.comBeautiful isolated site 200 m from the sandy beach with direct access. A 1 km from L’Ile-Rousse and 20 km from Calvi.€ 14Field of BoucanetLe Grau du Roi (Gard), 04.66.51.41.48, Camping-gard.comGenuine village located on the beach hut The mobile homes are right on the beach.€ 40Le Grand LargeThe Pious (Channel), 02.33.52.40.75, Campinglegrandlarge.comBorders a sandy beach just meters from the cliffs of the Cotentin peninsula, facing the Channel Islands.Camping Leisure Holidays Languedoc The AyguadesGruissan (Aude), 04.68.49.81.59, Camping sun-mer.comDirect access to the beach in a holiday village atmosphere. All leisure facilities, swimming pool, multisports ground, restaurant.€ 22.30For all agesLes Grands PinsSanguinet (Landes) 05.58.78.61.74, Campinglesgrandspins.comBetween forest, lake and sea, with a playground and an indoor heated pool. Activities for children.€ 40Camping Indigo RoyatRoyat (Puy de Dome), 04.73.35.97.05 Camping indigo.comAt the heart of the volcanoes of the Massif Central, this area caters to families. Short walks in the footsteps of witches.€ 22Ferme NoemieBourg d’Oisans (Isère), 04.76.11.06.14, Fermenoemie.comView over the Alps. Pedal boating, kayaking, windsurfing and fishing on the artificial lake in the village Allemont.Family ticket € 30 per night regardless of the number of children.The CitadelLoche (Indre-et-Loire), 02.47.59.05.91, Lacitadelle.comFamily atmosphere, with a kids club and an early childhood development. View of the castle and the ramparts.€ 24.70The Outdoor oaksHutches (Hérault), 04.67.02.02.53, Pleinairdeschenes.netReal vacation club, host of activities and entertainment. Children’s club. Four swimming pools, mini golf, tennis …€ 50Water recreationThe Florida and the mouthThe Barcarès (Pyrénées-Orientales), Floride.frA beautiful water wonderland of 3,000 m2, with direct access to the beach.SagittariusVinsobres (Drôme), Camping-franceloc.frAquatic center with slides dizzying, indoor heated pool, entertainment throughout the season. 5 stars!Camping Plain tonicMontrevel-en-Bresse (Ain), 04.74.30.80.52Five tanks fed by natural hot water drawn from 400 m depth, two huge water slides and waterfalls.The OceanLe Croisic (Loire-Atlantique), 02.40.23.07.69, Camping ocean.comAquatic area with a pirate ship and slides. Indoor pool and steam room. Vacation club atmosphere at 150 m from the sea€ 40Exceptional sitesThe PriorySaint-Martin-d’Entraunes (Alpes-Maritimes), 04.93.05.54.99 Le-prieure.comView of the Southern Alps, in the natural park of Mercantour.€ 17.20Airotel the SorguetteL’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (Vaucluse), 04.90.38.05.71, Camping sorguette.comAt the heart of nature, on the banks of the Sorgue. The plot with nomadic tipis and yurts will delight children.€ 21.10The LindensGavarnie (Hautes-Pyrenees), 05.62.92.48.92A farm perched at 1100 m altitude in the heart of the green valleys and mountains of the Pyrenees. Ideal for walkers.€ 12.60RiverLacave (Lot), 05.65.37.02.04, Campinglariviere.comAt 8 km from Rocamadour, in the heart of the most beautiful sights of the Lot and Dordogne. Direct access to the river and the beach.€ 16.20For athletesValley LandrouetMerdrignac (Côtes d’Armor), 02.96.28.47.98, Valdelandrouet.comCanoeing, archery, swing golf, fencing, bowling, fishing, tennis, muscle toning, volleyball, mountain biking, orienteering … 20 free sports activities for children under 12.€ 12The Port of LacombeFlagnac (Aveyron), 05.65.64.10.08, Campingleportdelacombe.frThe campsite has a water sports center on the lot with rental canoe or paddle (discounts available for campers).€ 21.90The unusualCamping GolfDives-sur-Mer (Calvados), 02.31.24.73.09, Campingdugolf.comHoliday cabins and tipis (159 to € 549 per week). Atmosphere very nature near Deauville and Cabourg.€ 17.60Belrepayre Airstream & Retro CampingMirepoix (Ariege), 05.61.68.11.99, Airstreameurope.comCamping restricted to nostalgic retro shirts with flower and legs eph.The space is dedicated to the 1970 U.S. caravans, the Airstream metallic gray with rounded edges.Creuse Nature NaturistBoussac (Creuse) 05.55.65.18.01 www.creuse-nature.comGround naturist hidden in the woods, near a pond. Bike and sauna.€ 25ZenMane GuernehuéBaden (Morbihan), 02.97.57.02.06, Mane-guernehue.comHamman, sauna, massage are scheduled to wellness. Camping comfort at the heart of nature.€ 37Pierre valveSaint-Die-des-Vosges (Vosges), Vannedepierre.comWellness center at the center of the campsite: sauna, jacuzzi, fitness, massages, facials, pedicures and hand.For fishermenCastle ChigyTazilly (Nièvre) 03.86.30.10.80Pitch your tent in a vast area of 70 hectares in the heart of Burgundy. Three fishing ponds are open to campers.Le Panorama du PylaPyla-sur-Mer (Gironde), 05.56.22.10.44, Camping panorama.comInsatallé in the pine forest on the dune. Go on the road and shellfish (mussels, clams, knives, shrimp and crabs) at low tide.€ 42Field MialaretNeuvic (Correze), 05.55.46.02.50, Lemialaret.comNatural site of 45 acres with a pond fishing. At 5 km from the gorges of the Upper Dordogne. A petting zoo for children.€ 30At the heart of the cityHuttopia VersaillesVersailles (Yvelines), 01.39.51.23.61, Huttopia.com20 min transportation of Paris, 20 minutes walk from the Chateau de Versailles. Good plan for housing at less cost to the gates of the capital.€ 32.90The Pont d’Avignon (30)Avignon (Vaucluse), 04.32.74.32.74, Aquadis-loisirs.comAcross the bridge of Avignon, one of the many campsites Barthelasse island.€ 23

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