Already available in 5* campsites, WIFI is now present on the majority of French campsites. Since July 2019, campsites of at least 2* must offer WIFI on 100% of their pitches. The connection should at least allow you to check your e-mails at low speed. However, certain exceptions are permitted, notably in the event of duly justified technical impossibility or a commercial positioning in favour of "disconnection". According to the Federation of Campers, Caravanners and Motorhome Owners, no less than 4625 campsites offer holidaymakers WIFI access, i.e. 60% of the total French campsite network.
The broadband challenge
As with hotels, campsites must adapt to the technical constraints linked to the installation of Wifi on their grounds, especially as a good Internet connection is essential for customer satisfaction. More and more campsites are therefore equipping themselves with fibre optics to supply Internet to their pitches. Some are pushing digitalisation even further with the help of connected bracelets to access certain private areas or with cashless payment. Thanks to this method, there is no need for a wallet. Payments inside the campsite are made using a credit platform connected to a connected bracelet.
The choice of "digital detox
In contrast to ultra-connected campsites, other campsites advocate disconnection and "digital detox" for a 100% natural stay. This is the case of the Huttopia chain, which invites its customers to disconnect from their holiday to better connect with nature and the environment. The WIFI area is strictly limited to the campsite's "living centre" area.