The Languedoc region of southern France is great for camping and mobile home holidays with superb weather and some of the best beaches in the whole of France. The Languedoc region is often called the ‘Real South of France’ – unspoilt countryside, wine-making villages and slower, Med pace of life.
Because the Languedoc-Roussillon region (now renamed Occitainia) is so large and contains so many campsites we have had to split it into Languedoc and Roussillon. The Languedoc, as most other regions of France, is split into several departments, and these are: the Pyrenees-Orientales which start at the French/Spanish border near to Perpignan, Aude & Herault which make up the bulk of the coastline and Gard which has a tiny coastal presence. Behing Gard in the mountains is Lozere.
When calculating the distances from the nearest port to a resort in the Languedoc we have to take Bilbao into consideration, and whilst it may be the nearest in some cases you will find that route to be the most expensive. Consider Caen as an alternative, and whilst the driving distance may be more the cost will be infinitely less.
Like a great many other regions of France, most of the camping holiday resorts in Languedoc are on or near to beaches, and as this region has a very large expanse of coastline that means a fair old number of camping resorts. Lots of campsites in Languedoc are located on what we call the Plages or beach. Arguably the Languedoc region boasts the best beaches in France, and it is true to say that some of the local councils go out of their way to ensure that the beaches and the sea around them are kept pristine clean.
Languedoc-Roussillon shares a border with Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, or the French Riviera to you and me. There is no surfing here in the Languedoc because it faces the Mediterranean Sea which only has a tiny tide, but there are various other watersports such as kite surfing, water skiing etc etc, and then there are the beaches.
No wonder then that this is now a camping holiday hotspot, and there is so much to see and do in this beautiful area that it is impossible to put it all on one page, so we are listing the individual camping resorts under the main heading of Languedoc-Roussillon.
Finally, we must mention that the Languedoc enjoys a far cheaper cost of living than does the next French Riviera, and though camping holidays in both areas cost the same you will find that shop bought items in Languedoc cost considerably less than they do next door.