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Best Family Campsites in France for Kids

Planning a camping trip to France but not sure where to start looking? We’ve asked families who regularly visit family campsites in France for their favourite campsites and discover what family friendly facilities are available. Some have onsite waterparks, are close to the beach or are simply brilliant with kids. All you need to do is decide which campsite, whether to pack up the car with the kids camping chairs etc or to hire a car and fly over.

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Family Friendly Campsites in France

Le Vieux Port, in Messanges in Landes

This large 5 star family campsite has 7 pools and water slides with direct access to the beach, a view of the dunes, a 30-hectare pine forest and the biggest entertainment hall. The water park has two outdoor pools, an indoor heated pool, waterslides for both children and parents, and children’s paddling pools plus a spa for adults. Like the majority of French campsites, Speedo’s or the equivalent tight swimming shorts must be worn in the swimming pool by men and boys – no exceptions.

On site you’ll find a bar and restaurants, a supermarket and shops, a traditional bakery, daily activities and evening entertainment for all the family, wellness and spa facilities, riding stables and many more 5-star facilities and services to ensure you really make the most of your holiday in the South of France! camping pitches mobile homes and chalets to rent.

Why our readers liked it:

We love family camping holidays in France. Le Vieux Port is situated in the south and on the beach. It’s walking distance to a town and lake with pedalos and paddle boards.

Eurocamp La Chapelle, Langedoc, France

One of the several Eurocamps in France, La Chapelle is set within the lively Argelès Plage resort and close to the romantic town of Collioure, La Chapelle has a peaceful, countryside feel that is authentically French, with a long, sandy beach just 200 metres away.

Located in the foothills of the Pyrénées, this classic parc is also perfectly positioned to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards and towering mountains.

Why our readers liked it:

A great kids’ club and onsite there 6 pools and 2 waterslides. Everything you need is within walking distance so there is no need of car.

La Vallee in Houlgate Le Valle

A perfect location on the ‘Côte Fleurie’, by car: The Camping is 2 mins. from the beach and the town centre, 5 mins. from Cabourg and 15 mins. from Deauville, and is located in the pretty seaside resort of Houlgate in Calvados. Camping Village La Vallée is a comfortable, peaceful and family-friendly campsite, just 1000m from the seaside.

You will enjoy the shady, flower-filled site covering 12 hectares; the valley location with magnificent views over the sea and the town of Houlgate; and the traditional Normandy-style buildings.

Sequoia Park

Surrounded by fields of sunflowers and vineyards, there is plenty of space onsite in the grounds of Château de la Josephtrie. The château’s outbuildings have been tastefully restored and make an inviting bar and restaurant. The water park, surrounded by palm trees, offers the ideal location to laze in the sun and children. A small mini farm, pony rides playground and other attractions are onsite too. If you want to explore, you can hire a bike to explore the quiet country roads.

The small town of St Just-Luzac is under a mile from the campsite. Nearby Marennes (3 miles) is known as the oyster capital of France and has a safe and sheltered beach, the nearest to the site, and is particularly good for young children. Marennes has a good choice of bars, restaurants and shops.

Why our readers liked it:

We loved Sequoia Park the best – and stopped overnight in Futurscope to break up the journey. There is so much choice for our 3 kids, so it just works!

Le Clos Du Rhone by Sonelia

This 4 star family campsite in France is nestled within a nature park with a wildlife sanctuary with direct access to the beach.

Escale St-Gilles, Bénodet, Brittany, France

One of the best French holiday parks for the seaside. Escale St Gilles is opposite a sandy beach, this French camping site has plenty of fun activities for kids, including a water park, Accommodation comprises of 2 and 3 bedroom mobile homes, sun lodges and serviced pitches. Venture off site to explore the hidden coves and rock pools which adorn this rugged coastline.

Domaine des Ormes in Brittany

A campsite within a 6th century château- why not? Domaine des Ormes has been awarded five red tents by Michelin and is also a member of the Castels Camping group.

The old watermill is now the bar, and the coach house and stables are now the golf club. The pool complex comprises three pools ( including an indoor pool), a water park with slides beside the tree-lined fishing lake, and a covered lagoon-style pool with wave pool. From tennis to horse riding, bicycle hire to pedalo hire, you’ll find something for everyone here.

Why our readers liked it:

The only negative is the weather can be changeable. Lots on site for the kids to do.

Le Clarys Plage Campotel, Vendée Region, France

Le Clarys Plage Campotel is a great family and kid friendly place to take the kids in France. Although there are plenty of great onsite facilities, including amazing pools, it is a great location to explore the French countryside, towns and even see the wonderful and very different Puy du Fou Theme Park.

Why our readers liked it:

The site is walking distance to a great beach, Plage des Mouettes (10 minutes) and you can hire a bike from the local shop and explore the coastline. Waterslides are on site and evening entertainment. 10 mins walk from the beach.

Another camping alternative for the Vendee is the Village Le Pin Parasol in The Vendee in France.

La Farigoulette in the Verdon Gorges

Located in the village of Saint Laurent du Verdon within a beautiful natural setting, this campsite in France has direct access to a lake and a water sports centre. The pool is heated too! The campsite has large pitches as well as luxury accommodation.

La Croix due Vieux Pont, Berny Rivera, France

La Croix du Vieux Pont Campsite has a variety of accommodation including tree houses, mobile homes, chalets, pitches for tents and camper vans. Facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fishing, lake sandy beaches and pedaloes, kids’ club, playgrounds, go cart track and more.

Disneyland Paris is only 60 minutes away.

Why our readers liked it:

Great pool, lovely man-made beach, plenty to keep kids entertained.  Chez Micheline is a lovely local restaurant near by if you want to eat off site.

Domain de Léveno Campsite, Pays de la Loire, France

The Village Club camping at Léveno Estate is a 4-star tourist resort located in Guérande, between southern Brittany and the Vendée region, and only minutes away from the ocean and the Atlantic coast. It is great for families with an on-site water park with waterslides, tennis course, gym, games room, mini-golf course and a Spa for parents to enjoy.  Hop aboard the tourist train that takes you to the campsite’s strategic spots and visit the wellness centre for a massage or a new haircut! 

Camping Sol a Gogo, St Hilaire, France

This mobile home campsite is by a sandy beach. Kids can enjoy treasure hunts, a children’s disco, kids’ club and onsite shows.

La Garangeoire, Southern Vendée, France

Eurocamp at La Garangeoire offers the ideal family resort in France for families with a range of ages. There is a range of pools and waterslides to suit all ages and lots of on-site activities to keep the whole family busy.

La Bois Masson Resort, Vendée Region, France

La Bois Masson Siblu Resort in the Vendée region has a range of activities for kids including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, restaurants, shops, kids playground and a kids’ club for children aged 1 to 14 years. Sandy beaches are just a short drive away.

RCN la Bastide en Ardèche

With tents on a calm rivers edge in a beautiful setting, an English-speaking recreation team, heated swimming pool and beach, plenty of water activities. On land, families can enjoy boules, playground, tennis, and a library and more.

Which campsites have you visited in France? Have you any recommended family holiday parks in Europe? Do let us know below!

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