When most people envision a French vacation, they see themselves in a pricey hotel. Another great way to experience France, though, is through camping. My family and I recently to the camping trip in France and had a wonderful time. There are several things you need to know about camping in France if you choose to do so, though.

The camping parts in France are very similar to what you find in the United States. You can use a tent or RV to camp in. Make sure wherever you go is approved so you will not violate any of the laws. We found that camping was a great way to meet new people and learn more about the French culture. Nothing beats sitting around the campfire chatting with other families that love the outdoors.

Camping in France as a way to help keep experience budget friendly. Not only can you save money you would otherwise spend on the hotel, but you can make your own meals at camp and save money as well. We were able to meet several fellow travelers from other countries as we cooked our meals over the community fire pit at the campsite we stayed in. It was a great experience for our entire family.

If your family is not into roughing it, there are some campgrounds in France that provide you everything you need for a luxurious camping experience. These places will often come with spas, restaurants, and entertainment. They will typically provide the more traditional camping activities as well such as cycling, fishing, and canoeing. Of course, the more amenities you want, the more the cost goes up.

We have had a few friends come visit us here in France that have made their trip affordable through camping. It’s a great way for them to see the world with a relatively cheap price tag. If you have ever thought about visiting France but the cost of such a trip scares you, perhaps you should consider camping in France.