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Camp in the sun of Provence

Warmth, colours, flavours, a singing accent, it is a holiday fragrance for this vast territory that stretches over five departments. To the sound of cicadas, from the Ventoux massif to the beaches of the Mediterranean, discover large forests, flowery hills and typical villages.

In Provence, the change of scenery is present everywhere with a very great variety of universes which brighten up the Var, Vaucluse, Bouches-du-Rhône, Alpes-Maritimes and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The white huts and farmhouses covered with pink tiles form the familiar architecture of the Provencal countryside. While vineyards, lavender, olive trees, large forest massifs, exotic and lush vegetation permeate your decor.

A Provence rich in emotions

There is no lack of enchanting tourist destinations in Provence with the Camargue, the Calanques, the Alpilles, the Luberon, the Verdon gorges, the Sainte-Victoire mountain, the Sainte-Baume massif, the Dentelles de Montmirail, the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, right up to the gates of the Côte d'Azur. Not forgetting the great lakes of Sainte-Croix and Saint-Cassien, as well as exceptional parks and gardens.

You will be spoilt for choice for moments of idleness, swimming and water sports, with the beaches of the Mediterranean, as well as the banks of rivers and lakes and the thrills of the rapids in the gorges, for rafting, canoeing and canyoning. Seen from above, Provence is also very beautiful, with numerous cliffs suitable for paragliders to take off.

The great tourist cities of Arles, Grasse, Cannes, Vence, Hyères, Antibes, Martigues, Fréjus, Aubagne, Toulon, Avignon, Montélimar, Sisteron, Draguignan, Digne-les-Bains, or Aix-en-Provence are worth your visit. Not forgetting Marseille, the second largest city in France. Why not discover them during your next camping holiday in Provence?

Roman heritage and authentic villages

What characterises Provence is the abundance of its ancient and Roman archaeological treasures, to be seen mainly in Arles, Orange, La Turbie, Vaison-la-Romaine, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. The white huts and farmhouses covered with pink tiles form the familiar architecture of the Provencal countryside, with here and there a few cypress and fruit trees. Among the most beautiful villages, succumb to the charm of Gordes, Gassin, Ménerbes, Venasque, Seillans, Tourtour, Bargème, Roussillon, Les Baux-de-Provence and its castle, or Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.

Complemented by numerous museums and contemporary art foundations, Provence's heritage vibrates around manor houses, castles, abbeys, cathedrals, churches and chapels of all styles and the Palace of the Popes in Avignon.

Celebrated by artists

Lights and landscapes have seduced great painters such as Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh... But also poets and writers such as Jean Giono, Marcel Pagnol, Alphonse Daudet, Henri Bosco, Frédéric Mistral... who have beautifully portrayed Provence.

A generous table

Between two festivals and frenzied pétanque games, rich and colourful, the cuisine of Provence puts the spotlight on garlic, olive oil, local vegetables and aromatic herbs. Some typical dishes stand out, such as aïoli, ratatouille, bouillabaisse, pissaladière, pistou soup... to share during your stay in a campsite in Provence.

Campsites in Provence

The offer includes more than a hundred camping sites in Provence, without forgetting any of the most beautiful tourist spots. Sea or hinterland charm, choose the campsite where to spend your next family holiday.

 

 

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