You have probably heard about backpacking through Europe. Given that each country has a lot to offer, why not stay in just one and enjoy the sites. One country is Europe that is so vast is France. So with a rental car, why don’t you go on that road trip and go camping in France. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Before you drive off, you should do some planning so you know where you will be going. Naturally, this depends on how much money you have so consider how much you are willing to shell out for the entire trip.
The weather in France makes it great for camping all year long. Since you have to go back to work after the trip, you have plan how long you will be away.
There are over 10,000 campgrounds scattered all over France so you also have to know how far you will be driving and still have enough time to enjoy the campground. So you are sure that this campground is worth staying in, do some research by going online. Compare their prices and amenities because this will tell you whether to stay here or not.
Once you have decided on potential campgrounds, don’t forget to call in advance and make a reservation because you might be going during the peak season or when there is an event which means it will be pretty crowded.
People who schedule the camping trip before or after the summer season are better off because the rates are usually cut by half which means more savings. When all the arrangements have been made, you can already get a map and plan your route.
Before you head to the campground, it will be a good idea to print out the driving directions. Write down also the contact number of the place you are going so you can call if you get lost. If possible, encode all this information into your GPS unit which will reduce the odds of getting lost.
Make sure you also have all the equipment you need. This includes of course a tent, food, survival gear and a first aid kit. You can surely make a stopover at a grocery when your supplies are running low. Since you may get loss, see if you can get a GPS unit.
One thing you should know about camping in France is that you don’t always have to sleep inside a tent. The French government issues star ratings to campsites and if the rating for a certain campground is given a 4 or 5 star rating, this means you can take a dip in the swimming pool, eat in one of the restaurants or even sleep in an inn or hotel.
It should also be pointed out that camping in France is not only in the countryside but within the city itself. Believe it or not, there is a campsite inside Paris itself namely the Bois de Bologne Camp which happens to be just a few minutes away from Champs Elysees and the Eiffel Tower.
Who knew that a road trip and Camping in France can be done at the same time? With the right information and proper planning, you will have a great time seeing the famous landmarks and the beautiful countryside.