8 5-star campsites for luxury vacations in France

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Camping and luxury go hand in hand. The proof is in these 8 5-star campsites for exceptional vacations in France.

Practical and authentic, with a modern twist, camping is back with a vengeance. The more luxurious version combines all the advantages of traditional camping, including conviviality and proximity to nature, with the added comfort and entertainment.

Simple canvas tents have given way to charming, fully-equipped accommodation. Here are 8 5-star campsites for luxury vacations in France. Recognized by our specialist partner, Campings.com.

Camping de la Paille Basse, a medieval atmosphere

Camping Domaine de la Paille Basse

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    • 📍 Location: Souillac
    • ⭐️ Number of stars: 5
    • 💙 We like: Aquatic area with 3 outdoor pools in a quiet, authentic setting

Domaine de la Paille spreads over 80 hectares in the middle of a private hill. Its former medieval farmhouses now welcome travelers. One thing’s for sure: this luxury campsite in France is for nature lovers. Surrounding the site, you’ll find numerous hiking trails in a magical forest setting.

The medieval-style campsite offers a wide range of services for adults and children, as well as top-quality modern facilities. Comfort and well-being come first! Take a seat by the hundred-year-old chestnut tree, and listen to the birdsong and cicadas in summer. Smell the scent of stone mingled with that of nature. A true interlude.

The swimming pools are open all year round. The same goes for the tennis and petanque courts. There’s plenty to keep you entertained. There’s also a bar, a restaurant serving local produce, takeaway meals and a grocery store with a bread counter.

Camping Club Le Trianon, HQ for budding sailors

Camping Club Le Trianon

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    • 📍 Location: Les Sables d’Olonne
    • ⭐️ Number of stars: 5
    • 💙 We like: An incredible water park and a whole world dedicated to children

Isn’t the Vendée a great place for a luxury camping holiday in France? With its legendary seaside resorts, verdant meadows and the Puy du Fou, this region never ceases to exert its aura on travelers.

Le Trianon camping club is located in Les Sables d’Olonne, a major sailing and yachting center. Here, fine sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean open their arms to you for an iodized retreat. On the Vendée coastline, wonders pile up like pearls on a necklace, from the Ile de Noirmoutier to the Pointe de l’Aiguillon, via the Ile d’Yeu. The bocage landscape, dotted with hiking trails, can be explored on foot, horseback or bicycle. Unless you prefer to follow in the footsteps of history at Pieuré Saint Nicolas or Puy du Fou.

But make no mistake. You don’t have to leave the campsite to have fun and relax. Le Trianon boasts a beautiful aquatic area open all year round, a tennis court, a mini-golf course, a fitness room and an amazing playground. The establishment also excels in conviviality, with its many daytime and evening activities.

The mobile homes are state-of-the-art, stylish and functional, made of warm, natural materials. The luxury campsite also boasts a bar, restaurant and grocery store to satiate tummies hollowed out by the sea air.

Camping Club Le Littoral, on the Pyrenean coast

Camping Club Le Littoral

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    • 📍Location: Argelès-sur-Mer
    • ⭐️Nombre stars: 5
    • 💙 We like: The aquatic area, open all season, and the wide range of activities.

As well as being one of the best luxury campsites in France, Le Littoral is certainly the best in Argelès-sur-Mer. It welcomes you for an escape in the Pyrénées-Orientales. A « blue » destination for the sea, backed by green mountains, the Pyrenees offer a wide range of activities.

The Mediterranean beaches are just 800 metres away. A golden language that we recommend discovering by bike, following the cycle path at the campsite entrance. Why not pedal all the way to the Spanish border via artistic Collioure, to downtown Argelès or to the gates of the Cathar castles and towering citadels?

Within the campsite, you’ll find a wide range of activities and services. From the most basic services for a 5-star campsite(bread depot, grocery/snack bar, bar, restaurant, wellness area and kids’ club) to the most original, such as giant trampolines. Top-of-the-range mobile homes sit in wooded, unspoilt surroundings. For a change from salt water, a beautiful aquatic area awaits young and old alike.

Camping Mayotte Vacances, the beauty of the Landes

Camping Mayotte Vacances

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    • 📍 Location: Biscarosse
    • ⭐️ Number of stars: 5
    • 💙 We like: Proximity to Biscarosse lake and the ocean

Private harbour, spa and wellness area, yacht club: Mayotte Vacances definitively breaks the image of the 1950s campsite. Set in the Landes, one of France’s most beautiful regions, the luxury campsite is the ideal place to visit the Biscarrosse lake, stroll through the endemic pine forests and surf the great Atlantic beaches.

The Mayotte Vacances campsite is home to a water park, an adventure park, a spa, a straw hut on a private beach that reaches its peak at dusk, and much more. These include a spa area with massaging jets, waterfalls, rivers and massage cabins. Children’s and teenagers’ clubs offer an incredible range of activities and discoveries.

The campsite’s appeal also lies in its bread depot, regional grocery/supermarket, bar/restaurant, fitness room, table soccer, billiards table and themed evenings. The luxury mobile homes rest in the shade of the Landes trees, discreet with their natural wooden walls.

Camping Atlantic Club Montalivet and the charm of the Vendée

Camping Atlantic Club Montalivet

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    • 📍 Location: Vendays Montalivet
    • ⭐️ Number of stars: 5
    • 💙 We love: superb direct ocean access

One of the highlights of this magnificent site is its direct access to the ocean, fringed by a pine forest. Everyone is free to bask in the warm sand or enjoy a water sport. Or maybe you’d prefer a bike ride, a hike, a horseback ride or a jaunt through the Aquitaine countryside, renowned for its vineyards?

Atlantic Club Montalivet offers a vast water park and a wellness area with spa, hamman and jacuzzi. Both are complemented by a wide range of on-site games and sports, including tennis, mini-golf, table tennis, beach volleyball, soccer and pétanque. Children’s club entertainers work hard to offer activities that are both fun and immersive. But don’t worry. They won’t be outdone by our water aerobics, yoga and zumba classes.

Every day begins with a delicious breakfast, heralded by the smell of freshly baked bread. For subsequent meals, head for the local grocery store, the pizzeria or the various snack bars.

Our mobile homes, chalets and glamping tents are second to none in terms of comfort, space and equipment.

Les Prairies de la Mer, a campsite on the French Riviera

Tour Opérateur sur camping 5* à Port Grimaud

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    • 📍 Location: Port Grimaud
    • ⭐️ Number of stars: 5
    • 💙 We like: Direct beach access complemented by a heated outdoor pool

Just a stone’s throw from the town of Port Grimaud, with direct access to the beach, discover the Domaine Les Prairies de la Mer campsite. A dream location for water sports or relaxing to the sound of the waves.

The lagoon-shaped heated pool is a veritable oasis on the Côte d’Azur. The shade of the palm trees invites you to take a siesta. A good excuse. The campsite also features a wellness area with massage cabins, hammam, sauna, whirlpool bath and swimming pool. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the morning sports sessions, the multi-sports field and the soccer, pétanque, tennis, beach volleyball and table tennis tournaments.

There are no fewer than seven restaurants and a wet bar on site. Activities and excursions are offered in season, and the program intensifies in July and August. Finally, the pony club and educational farm are a real plus for children.

Les Prairies de la Mer mobile homes are fully equipped, stylish and intimate. They are set in a well-kept environment where sun-drenched trees are a reminder of how good it is to live on the French Riviera.

Camping Les Vignes, the pearl of the South West

Camping Les Vignes

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    • 📍 Location: Lit-et-Mixe
    • ⭐️ Number of stars: 5
    • 💙 We like: A lagoon pool and a location close to the Bassin d’Arcachon

Back to the Landes with Camping des Vignes, a 5-star campsite near the picturesque town of Lit-et-Mixe. Colors and smells contrast, between the iodized scent of a bluish ocean and the fragrance of fragrant emerald pines. In the midst of nature, Les Vignes campsite offers exceptional holidays

Theaquatic area is surrounded by greenery and opens onto an artificial lagoon. It is complemented by a wellness area with sauna, jacuzzi and hammam.

The campsite’s sports facilities include table tennis, a multisport field, trampolines and a children’s playground. A cycle path takes you from the campsite to the ocean or the village. Just step outside the campsite gates to discover new activities such as horse-riding, go-karting and water sports. And don’t forget our privileged access to the beaches of the Landes region, and our proximity to the Dune du Pilat, the Bassin d’Arcachon and Biarritz.

Last but not least, the restaurant at Camping des Vignes focuses on South-Western gastronomy. Yummy! And if you prefer a cocooning evening in your accommodation, there’s always a comforting pizza to take away. There are also several fast-food outlets throughout the campsite. Last but not least, from mobile homes to chalets, all accommodations are set in the shade, in a soothing, quiet setting.

Camping Club Les Brunelles, between beach, forest and marsh

Camping Club Les Brunelles

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    • 📍 Location: Longeville-sur-Mer
    • ⭐️ Number of stars: 5
    • 💙 We like: The beach is only 800 metres away and there’s a huge aquatic area.

The last of our luxury campsites in France takes us back to the Vendée. A green campsite, 800 meters from the beach , in Longeville-sur-Mer: a charming, authentic seaside resort. Les Sables-d’Olonne on one side. La Tranche-sur-Mer on the other. Les Brunelles campsite offers a unique location on the Côte de Lumière.

The 5-star campsite offers a wide choice of accommodation, complemented by an aquatic area, a bar, a restaurant, a grocery store and a fitness room. To make you feel right at home, the accommodation features a real kitchen and dining area, a terrace and bright living spaces. Entertainment is carefully designed, from playful to sporting, festive to cultural, for children and adults alike.

Little campers will be delighted by the children’s club, with its trampolines, inflatables, slides, climbing course and swings.

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