Camping is perhaps the best way to be close with nature. If you have done it in different parts of the US and want something different for a change, do this abroad and see if you can get the same experience while camping in France.
When you go camping, it is only natural that you bring the equipment from your home to the campsite. But if are going to cross the Atlantic to do that, it will probably be better to rent some of the equipment rather than bringing these along in your carry on luggage.
One of the most important things you will have to rent is the tent. Once you get it, read the instructions and practice setting it up a few times so you won’t have any problems doing this later on. This will allow you to do it without any difficulty when you arrive at the campgrounds in the later afternoon or after dark.
Also check the other equipment that you will be using for the trip including the flashlight, compass, knife and GPS if you are able to borrow one. These things are essential for your survival in the event that you get lost.
It will be a good idea to get all the information you need about the camp ground before deciding to go. That way, you are sure that there are different activities for you and the kids to do especially when you are staying there for a few days.
To do that, you can go online and check out the most frequented camping sites in France. You might be surprised to find out that some of the camping grounds in France are situated inside large estates or have an amusement park inside.
With that, you are sure that there are plenty of activities to do and you can even get the assistance of the organisers.
If cars are not allowed inside the campground, that means you have to walk a bit to get there. Just be sure that the distance is manageable because you will only end up exhausting yourself carrying all the gear.
When you reach the camp ground, set rules for the safety of everyone. For instance, children should not wander off alone, they should never approach animals and they must not taste or touch any of the vegetation. Everyone should also learn some basic first aid and fire safety.
Since you don’t have a stove or an open in a campsite, it is best to bring food that is easy to cook and prepare. You may not find hotdogs or burgers here but you can surely make up for that by cooking sausages, marshmallows and a few other delicacies that you can only find in France.
After camping in France for a few days, clean up and make sure all the garbage that you have made is collected and store properly. That way, your children will learn to be responsible and so that other campers who will be visiting this site in the future will also be able to enjoy it.
The purpose of camping outdoors is to get away from the everyday comforts and be close to nature. By doing some planning, you will be able to enjoy that even if you decide to go camping in France.