Sunday, June 5, 2011

4 Coastal Towns to Visit When Camping in France

If you like to stay near stunning coastlines on your camping holidays, France is an excellent choice of destination. The country has numerous coastal regions to choose from – the vibrant and luxurious Côte d’Azur, the beautiful beaches of Royan, and the diverse northern coasts of Brittany and Normandy.

In addition to the great beaches and excellent campsites at these destinations, there are many attractive coastal towns to choose from for your camping holidays in France. These are ideal places to visit on day trips, and whether you want to enjoy chic sophistication or historical elegance there is sure to be a town that suits your needs. Here are five you should consider visiting if you decide to camp near to the coast...

St Tropez

The Côte d’Azur is filled with outstanding coastal resorts, and is one of the most popular places for people to visit on their camping holidays in France. St Tropez is the jewel in its crown. The famous port is filled all year round with the pleasure yachts of the rich and famous, with an enormous regatta being held every year in October. Away from the port, the old fortifications, the excellent local beaches, the market at the Place aux Herbes and the vibrant street life at the Place des Lices are all essential highlights.

La Rochelle

Home to one of the best preserved ports and old towns on the Atlantic Coast, La Rochelle (located in the Bay of Biscay on the West Coast of France) is a charming and attractive seaside town that is well worth your time. It is particularly noted for the quality of its seafood restaurants, so make sure you stay for dinner! It is also home to many old buildings and an excellent Maritime Museum.

Biarritz

Trendy and lively Biarritz is one of France s most famous resort towns, and with good reason – the rich and famous have come here on their holidays for centuries. From top notch golf courses to some of the best spas in France, this is the place to come if you enjoy the finer things in life. The Grand Plage promenade is a hive of high class shopping, and to finish it all off, the beaches are spectacular and home to some of the best surfing in the country. It isn t the place to come for peace and quiet but for sophistication and excitement, it s hard to beat Biarritz.

St Jean de Luz

Located in the South West of France, right on the border with Spain in the heart of Basque Country, St Jean de Luz has a delightfully distinctive atmosphere, mixing the very best of Spanish and French culture. With nearby Biarritz soaking up the majority of the tourists, it is the perfect place for a relaxing trip – stroll through the peaceful old town, eat at the local brasseries, and watch the fisherman at work. If you look for peace and quiet on your camping holidays to France, St Jean de Luz is an excellent place to visit.




Author Resource:->  Lorraine Waddell is the brand and advertising manager of Canvas Holidays, a leading European camping operator that provides the best selection of sites for camping holidays France (http://www.canvasholidays.co.uk/destinations/france-604-0.aspx) With over 40 years of experience, Canvas offer superb c

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