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5* campsites: a guarantee of quality?

Since the 2009 reform of the classification of tourist accommodation, a 5th star has become the benchmark for top-of-the-range campsites in France. But how is it awarded?

Comfort above all

The 5th star is awarded firstly according to the comfort of the accommodation. On these campsites, you will have access to pitches of more than 220 m2 for rental accommodation and at least 120 m2 for caravans and motor homes. The sanitary facilities and leisure facilities must be renovated and the infrastructures adapted for people with reduced mobility. Some 5* campsites have also set up "Premium" areas consisting of luxury rentals with lagoons, plantations or private swimming pools. The architecture of these areas has been fine-tuned to blend in with the landscape. For example, you will find mobile homes in the style of "fisherman's huts", mezzanines or cottages with a private spa on the terrace. This is the case of "Le Fief" campsite in Loire-Atlantique, which offers luxurious facilities in its village Taos. The "Les Mouettes" campsite in Finistère offers campers superb unspoilt beaches.


Hotel services

The 5-star campsites offer holidaymakers "hotel" services with a breakfast offer, ready-made beds, a reception open 24 hours a day and services adapted to an international clientele. WIFI on the pitches is obligatory for the award of this star, symbol of the high-end campsite. Finally, sustainable development and respect for the environment are also key criteria in the offer of these campsites.


Facilities worthy of "holiday clubs"


The 5* campsites are renowned for the quality and variety of their leisure facilities. They offer vast aquatic areas with swimming pool, spa, sauna, hammam and massage parlours. This is the case of the "Spa L'Océan" campsite in Lacanau, "Cala-Gogo" in Saint-Cyprien or "Bois-Soleil" in Charente-Maritime. You will also find fitness rooms, hairdressing and beauty salons in some campsites. Priority is given to the well-being of holidaymakers.


Good to know : The criteria for classifying campsites are not the same throughout Europe. A French 5* campsite can therefore be different from a Spanish or Portuguese 5*.


>> See also: What does the number of stars for a campsite mean?


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