Camping, caravan and mobile home holidays in the south of France include camping in the Cote-d’Azur,
Provence and the French Riviera, but fear not as they are all the same area.
Self catering holidays in the south of France. Vast beaches, perfect azure blue sea and lots of history inland.
Call it what you will: the South of France, the French Riviera, Provence or the Cote d’Azur, they are more or less the same thing, and this is the region which set off the camping holiday phenomenon for British holidaymakers.
Families have been coming to what they term as the south of France for their self catering camping holidays for many, many years even though this region has arguably the highest cost of living in the country.
That shouldn’t bother you too much provided you are aware that shopping here is for the rich and famous, but for we ordinary mortals the camping holidays we take here cost the same as anywhere else in France.
The south of France actually goes by other names as well such as Provence or the French Riviera but they are all one and the same, and the name ‘south of France’ has become synonymous with Provence and does not include the Languedoc-Roussillon next door which is just as far south.
Camping here is fun and usually very hot in the summer months so we seriously recommend you use a good high factor sun cream when on your lounger sipping a beer and dipping your toes into the Mediterranean Sea.
This part of the south of France includes Marseille, the largest and busiest port in the country as well as a host of other ‘big name’ towns and cities such as Toulon, and camping holiday resorts such as St Tropez which was made famous in the 1960’s when Brigitte Bardot and other stars bought property there.
Camping has been a way of life and big business since I (the editor) first visited the region in the mid 1960’s when places like St Raphael, Frejus and the rest were really just dusty little villages.
Camping in the south of France invariably means a visit to Cannes, Nice and Monaco which is a wonderful little place but has a dearth of parking spaces for mere mortals such as we, so whenever possible jump on a Park & Ride.