Top 5 ideas for a long weekend break in France

While the working week is all about to-do lists, the weekend should be devoted to your bucket list! Now spring is here, who doesn’t feel like a long weekend to recharge their batteries by the sea, in the mountains or in the countryside? Make the most of the long May weekends, Whit Monday or simply take a day or two off for a change of scenery at a 4 or 5 star campsite just a few hours from home. The only problem? Choosing your destination! So, what do you fancy?

Feel like a weekend by the sea?

With its 3,000 km of coastline, France offers countless opportunities for a dip in the sea! And with our 4 & 5 star campsites, you can explore the country’s most beautiful spots. So, if you’re dreaming of a long weekend on the water’s edge, with nothing else to worry about apart from which swimsuit to wear, follow us to discover the French coast!

To switch off and savour the first days of summer, head to our campsites by the Mediterranean, where you can enjoy the water even in May. A dream spot for a long romantic weekend? The magnificent calanques of the Var, where the flamboyant Estérel Massif plunges into the turquoise waters of the inlets below. For a long weekend with the family, opt for the long sandy beaches of the Languedoc-Roussillon to combine recreation and relaxation. 

Want to try your hand at watersports during your stay? Head for the Atlantic Coast. Whether you choose direct access to the finest lakes in the Landes or a stay on the island of Noirmoutier, our campsites are the perfect place to spend the weekend, walking, swimming or simply lazing.
Finally, for those who prefer rugged cliffs to beach fronts, discover the beauty of our campsites in Brittany or Normandy. Seize this opportunity of an escapade on the Breton riviera in southern Finistère or tour the Côte de Nacre in the Calvados department.

Feel like a weekend in the country?

There’s nothing like a long weekend surrounded by nature to forget the everyday hustle and bustle. Visit our campsites set in lovely rural surroundings to get away from it all for a few days, without venturing too far from home!

After a good night’s sleep in your snug chalet, explore the area around the campsite at your own pace as you cycle around Lake Annecy, hike along the ridge of the Auvergne volcanoes, or go canoeing in the Gorges du Verdon... just imagine all that fresh air and sense of adventure! Whether you choose lakes, rivers or forests, take some time out to enjoy your long weekend to the full! 

Feel like a cultural weekend?

For families who are always itching to travel, the long weekends in May are a chance to combine camping and culture! Explore castles, museums and caves and nurture your sense of adventure!

With more listed sites than you could ever imagine, France offers a wealth of cultural opportunities for your holidays. For art lovers, nothing will beat the most famous of French museums, the Louvre, during a camping weekend in Paris. Not far from there, you’ll find the Normandy coast and its open-air museum encompassing the moving D-Day landing beaches. Finally, if you are the seafaring type, spend a weekend on the Atlantic coast and visit Rochefort and its celebrated arsenal, once the largest in the kingdom of France.

Feel like a gourmet weekend?

Are you bold enough to select a holiday destination simply for its culinary reputation? Well, you won’t be taking too much of a risk as France is, of course, renowned for its gastronomy! Wherever you travel in France, you’ll find culinary specialities to tempt the whole family. So, this weekend, why not swap your beach towel and swimsuit for some of the best tables around? A feast for the eyes that is also a feast for the palate is surely the ultimate experience, wouldn’t you agree?

Normandy and its cheeses, Brittany and its buckwheat pancakes, the Côte d’Azur and its sun-kissed vegetables... wherever you decide to go for your long weekend, you’ll have ample opportunities to sample the delicious regional specialities. Just take your time and enjoy! Hop on your bike and head for the nearest market to put together a scrumptious picnic to share with the family or your significant other. Back at the campsite, go to reception where the staff will be able to recommend the area’s best eateries! You’d rather dine on-site? Book one of our half-board or full-board options to discover the local cuisine on the doorstep of your mobile home!

Feel like a relaxing weekend?

Some weekends you want to pack in as many activities as you can, and then there are the times when you simply want to relax. For those weekends, we offer the perfect combination: a PREMIUM mobile home, heated swimming pool and a wellness area to top it all off. Bring together your best camping companions and treat yourself to an indulgent weekend!

With your best friend, your special someone or your whole clan, head for one of our 4 or 5 star campsites with its own wellness area, in the region of your choice. With hammams, whirlpools and beauty treatments, there’s everything you need to unwind! Leave your telephone and your worries behind and focus entirely on the present moment. And for a long weekend fit for a king (or queen!), opt for a mobile home with private spa in its garden!

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La Barre-de-Monts | Pays de la Loire
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Chambord | Centre-Val de Loire
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Sanguinet | Aquitaine
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Vielle-Saint-Girons | Aquitaine
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Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer | Normandy
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Maupertus-sur-Mer | Normandy
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Saint-Just-Luzac | Aquitaine
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Clohars-Carnoët | Brittany
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Venzolasca | Corsica
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Bénodet | Brittany
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Bois-Plage-en-Ré | Aquitaine
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Doussard | Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
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Pals | Catalonia
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Pierrefitte-sur-Sauldre | Centre-Val de Loire
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Vias | Languedoc-Roussillon
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Atur | Aquitaine
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Assérac | Pays de la Loire
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Vendres Plage | Languedoc-Roussillon
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Perros-Guirec | Brittany
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Murol | Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
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Talmont-Saint-Hilaire | Pays de la Loire
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Maisons-Laffitte | Île-de-France
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Sarlat | Aquitaine
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Saint-Raphaël | Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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Névez | Brittany
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Montpellier | Languedoc-Roussillon
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Frontignan Plage | Languedoc-Roussillon
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Rome | Latium
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Aglientu | Sardinia
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Palau | Sardinia
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Alghero | Sardinia
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Cannigione di Arzachena | Sardinia
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Duino-Aurisina | Friuli-Venezia Giulia
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