We Britons and Irish alike have been holidaying in the South of France for more than 200 years and Canvas Holidays has been right there with us for the last 50 making it as easy as possible for to explore the beautiful regions of the South of France from a comfortable campsite.
What to expect from camping in South of France
We’re drawn to the South of France for the same reasons we were all those years ago. Mediterranean sunshine, glorious beaches, water sports, beautiful cities, towns and villages to explore, chic shops and restaurants, not to mention the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera famous playground of the wealthy all draw us to a holiday in the South of France.
With so much to see and do you may wonder where to start. Canvas Holidays has cherry-picked top quality campsites in or near the best locations in the South of France so you can enjoy a taste of France from comfortable, well equipped holiday accommodation including mobile homes, glamping tents and more.
Great regions for a holiday in the South of France
Provence & Côte d’Azur
The regions of Provence & Côte d’Azur are among the most popular holiday destinations in the South of France – where uninterrupted stretches of beaches and sheltered coves jostle with traditional fishing ports, cosmopolitan resorts and tranquil hill-top villages. Canvas customers return to our Provence & Côte d’Azur campsites year after year to enjoy the hours of warm sunshine, relaxed pace of life, and unique heritage of this fascinating coastline. Enjoy this beautiful region at your own pace, whether that’s a spot of leisurely people-watching in the French Riviera, or tackling a challenging cycle route along the 550 miles of beautiful coastline.
Nestled between the golden beaches of the Western Mediterranean and the Pyrénées, Languedoc-Roussillon offers a rich mixture of lively resorts, picturesque villages and flourishing vineyards. Camping in Languedoc-Roussillon is a wonderfully relaxed way to enjoy this delightful region. Walking, cycling and sailing are all popular activities when you’re camping in Languedoc-Roussillon, but there are also plenty of attractions to discover by car, from amazing landscapes to a thrilling safari park.
The Midi-Pyrénées shares a border along the Pyrénées mountain range with Spain. With on average 2,000 hours of sunshine each year, it’s one of the sunniest places in France. A camping holiday in the Midi-Pyrénées is a wonderful base from which to explore the dramatic mountains of the Pyrénées or the gentle countryside of the numerous national parks. With 30,000km of designated hiking trails for all capabilities you are spoilt for choice.
The Auvergne area is a massive natural outdoor playground with every adrenaline-inducing activity available. This is an area of breathtaking natural beauty, with huge rocky gorges, lush forests, clear flowing rivers and an abundance of wildlife. Auvergne is proud of its heritage, and this is reflected in the number of well-preserved historical monuments and architecture. When camping in Auvergne you can expect campsites in idyllic locations, perfect for relaxing after a day of exploring the surrounding area.
The beautiful island of Corsica is situated in the year-round hot spot of the Mediterranean, off the South of France coast. With a mountainous interior and a beautiful coastline of rocky inlets and sandy beaches, it’s the perfect holiday location for people who like to get active and make the most of the outdoors by enjoying water sports, or heading into the forests for a hike. Camping in Corsica is a great way to explore this unique part of France. The island maintains a strong identity with its own customs and language, making it a fascinating place to visit.
When to go when camping in the South of France
Sun-seekers will love summer in the South of France when it can get hot, hot, hot. The French flock here from the cities to cool down in the Mediterranean breezes and enjoy water sports. If you’re looking for a back to nature camping holiday with a bit more adventure consider visiting the South of France from from March to May or September to October, when the weather and crowds are more moderate and you can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and cycling.
Explore our campsites in the South of France
Canvas Holidays are specialists in providing luxury family camping holidays with campsites in South of France and throughout Europe. Explore our range of campsites in the region and book your holiday to the South of France today.