Absolutely Lucy is an award-winning travel blogger from the UK, she has travelled across Europe, Asia and Australia working alongside travel companies and brands.
When you think of planning a trip to France, it’s easy to get caught up in daydreams of the glittering lights of Paris and to forget that there is so much more than just the Eiffel Tower waiting to be discovered. France is a country of mountains, oceans, beautiful rolling countryside and river adventures, and Yelloh! Village have captured this spirit in their holiday villages. Scattered across the country, these give families the opportunity to explore the beauty of France at their own pace while giving them the independence of camping or staying in mobile homes. Imagine sleeping under the stars with the Alps on your doorstep – these holiday villages provide an experience like no other, placing you right where you want to be.
Plan your holiday with Yelloh! Villages – My top three campsite locations
Breathe in the fresh, clean air at Gorges du Verdon as you revel in nature’s majesty and take in the spectacular beauty of the area. High cliffs tower over the river deep in the Provençal countryside where the air holds hints of lavender. It’s a perfect place to explore with the whole family, with endless hiking, canoeing and climbing on offer, as well as enjoying the benefits of the water cures at Gréoux les Bains. Often considered to be Europe’s loveliest canyon, you can enjoy it by staying in the Provence-Alpes-French Riviera campsites which come with a fabulous selection of swimming pools for the whole family to enjoy.
For those who fancy something a bit more exotic, look no further than Basque Country for a place to stay and explore during your holidays. Flanked by the Pyrenees and fine, sandy beaches, the location is second to none, boasting many unique features not found anywhere else in France. Keeping ancient values and traditions alive, the Basque culture will excite travellers and give them a taste of an age-old way of life. Camping in Basque country will give travellers a chance to experience first-hand the fantastic food, culture and the stunning landscape available;e in this little part of the world, making it a timeless holiday destination. Whether you’re interested in a relaxing holiday on the beach, hiking the Pyrenees, or catching waves on your surfboard, there is something for every kind of traveler. And don’t forget to take the time to try some of the incredible food such as Bayonne ham and Basque cakes, while indulging in the popular crafts and festivals. Rental units and campsites start at a very affordable 39 euros a night and come well equipped with pools and entertainment for the little ones.
Fancy delving into French heritage and culture? Look no further than Northern France when you plan your trip, the Hauts-de-France region offers a perfect combination of seaside, heritage, nature and culture. Boasting famous seaside resorts and prestigious towns, there is so much waiting to be explored in this region that specialises in fine food, heritage and good times. A trip to the region is a step back in time through the eras that have carved and created what we now today, every civilisation that has passed through Europe has left a mark in this area. It’s clear at every turn, from touring Lille to the landscapes and history of the Baie de Somme, and don’t forget to visit the cathedrals of Picardy. And of course, it wouldn’t be a trip to France without delicious local produce and some tasty new dishes to excite your palate.
These are just my top three choices, but there are so many more incredible locations scattered across the country just waiting to be explored and enjoyed on your next trip. Why bother with long-haul travel when you have so much incredible beauty right on your doorstep?