Because of the wine. Well not really, but consider the wine as an added bonus. You see France is one of the top destinations of campers because simply put, the country is rich with natural resources that make any outdoor activity like camping truly worthwhile. One of the reasons campers go to France is the natural grandeur or the place. From coastal views to mountain scenes, from a valley of vineyards to a forested mountain hike pass, France has the variety that campers look for.
Camping season in France usually begins at the month of May and end around September. The peak months are July and August. The weather during this time is quite warm which is most ideal for camping. But there are areas in France were the weather is warm and nice, all you need is to target these places if you want to go camping and can only go outside the May to September optimal months.
The reasons why you might want to go camping outside the best months is to avoid the rush of campers. Actually, you even if you go during the peak months, you probably will find a great camping place. There are thousands of camping sites in France, each has its own charm, personality and allure. Sometimes, the smaller campsites are even better than the more popular ones.
The great thing about camping in France is having the opportunities to do a variety of outdoor activities. You see when you select a coastal campsite, you have a bunch of water activities to choose from. A mountain camping ground will open up opportunities like hiking and exploring the rivers that flow from the mountain. Even if you camp down in the valley or the countryside, you have various farm activities and there are even things to do near vineyards.
Not to mention the diversity of the towns nearby the campsites. The rich cultural heritage of the towns, the houses and buildings are quite an interesting thing to see. The food is often quite exquisite as well so the dining experience is a great bonus to the overall camping experience.
A large group of campers in a campsite is also a good opportunity for campers to hold activities. Story telling around the campfire at night is a good sharing and bonding experience for the campers. Other group activities can also arise from sharing campsite with other families or groups. Sometimes, the owners of the camping ground or camp managers will organize the activities where campers can participate.
Aside from the villages in the area another good reason for camping in France is sightseeing among the numerous medieval castles in the area. You will find a number of them, castles that you have only seen in TV and movies so far you can appreciate with all its majestic grandeur. Refer to some camping guide books to see what other attractions can be found in a selected campsite. Some attractions might just be within the camp or in nearby towns. Explore and enjoy the possibilities.
Nature and culture are among the best known reasons why people go camping in France. The fact that they can enjoy both is an experience worth having. Campers can go around the country and enjoy the diversity each campsite can offer. Each time you go camping in France, the experience will always be rewarding.