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Campsites for touring van in south of france

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Campsites for touring van in south of france

Could anyone recommend a campsite in the south of france for a touring caravan. It's our first time touring abroad. Children are 9, and 10. Would like a site that has space for children to play, good facilities and a chilled out vibe, any suggestions. Also a site where you can barbaque would be good.

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1. Re: Campsites for touring van in south of france

At over 1,000 miles each way you're going a heck of a long way for a first trip abroad with a caravan in tow!

Are you a member of a UK Caravan Cub? If so, you'll get much more advice on any Club forum than on the TA forum.

For campsites with unbiased reviews have a look at this site – www.ukcampsite.co.uk

Click on 'Other Countries', then France and then the area you want to visit.

You will need a few stopovers going down through France (one driver or two?) and if it's during the Summer you may have to book at each campsite as they get full up very quickly.

We go by Motorhome and can find designated Motorhome stopping places throughout France without booking but Caravans usually have to stay on campsites.

I wouldn't want to stop you going to France but for a first trip I think you might be better considering a less daunting drive until you are used to driving in France – left hand driving and different road sign-age come to mind.

Northern and Western France, by Ferry or Eurotunnel, are much more accessible for a first time abroad and depending on the time of year the weather will probably be similar to the Southern coast.

I know from experience that keeping the children happy on long journeys can be a problem unless you stop reasonably frequently and may have to be factored into your plans.

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