The 12 best campsites in the Cévennes

Camping Cévennes : La Marette

Metro, work, sleep… Stop! Get some fresh air by choosing the Cévennes campsite of your dreams.

The Cévennes are a mountain range in the Massif Central. Straddling the departments of Lozère and Gard, they are made up of numerous steep-sided valleys.

Today classified as a national park, the area is famous for its breathtaking panoramas, which you can discover by walking the mythical GR 70. Its gastronomic heritage, wild environment, charming villages and sunshine: a thousand and one reasons to fall in love with this green haven of peace.

To find out more, take advantage of our list of the best campsites in the Cévennes. Flexible, authentic and friendly, this accommodation solution will delight holidaymakers in search of authenticity. We hope you enjoy your stay!

1. Camping Parc Saint Sauvayre

Camping Cévennes : Le Camping Parc Saint Sauvayre

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  • Destination: Vagnas(Ardèche)
  • Budget: €€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • The advantages of the campsite: the charming grounds

Close to the Gorges de l’Ardèche and the Caverne du Pont d’Arc, this campsite covers almost 9 hectares. Among the fifty or so shaded pitches are thirteen mobile homes and five canvas bungalows. For the little ones, there’s a paddling pool not far from the adults’ pool… but everyone can meet up in front of the restaurant-snack bar for a gourmet break before exploring the surrounding area.

Did you know that Grotte Chauvet 2, a replica of the original and a UNESCO World Heritage site, is located nearby? This Paleolithic site, decorated with drawings over 35,000 years old, is well worth a visit to Vallon-Pont-d’Arc.

2. La Dourbie

La Dourbie

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  • Destination: Saint-Jean-du-Bruel(Aveyron)
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • Benefits of the campsite: ideal for children

In the Dourbie valley, the eponymous campsite has 77 pitches. It also offers 16 mobile homes and two comfortable cabins. Perfect for families with children, the campsite organizes numerous theme evenings, inflatable games and treasure hunts. Shows round off the fun for the little ones.

Adults may prefer the fortified villages of La Couvertoirade and Roquefort, or a walk to Mont Aigoual. The Larzac plateau itself is only a stone’s throw away… A good dose of fresh air in prospect.

3. Camping Hello Soleil

Camping Cévennes : Le Camping Hello Soleil

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  • Destination: Lablachère (Ardèche)
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • The campsite’s plus points: numerous fun activities

This campsite in the Cévennes is certainly a benchmark. It’s one of the most sought-after establishments in the southern Ardèche thanks to the quality and variety of its accommodation (cottages, mobile homes and unusual lodgings). The campsite boasts a beautiful heated swimming pool and a variety of recreational facilities. The emphasis here is on local and homemade produce. So much the better!

Situated in the heart of the Monts d’Ardèche regional park, the Hello Soleil campsite is within easy reach of Vogüé, the Païolive wood and the mysterious dolmens of the region. A truly enchanted interlude.

4. La Marette

Camping Cévennes : La Marette

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  • Destination: Joannas (Ardèche)
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • Camping’s plus: atypical accommodation

Welcome to Joannas, a 3-star campsite at the foot of the Massif du Tanargue. Perfectly integrated into a sublime natural setting, it offers a wide range of accommodation. Comfortable mobile homes, chalets, tent and camper pitches… and even caravans! Two beautiful swimming pools, one with waterslides, rival the cool waters of La Beaume, the nearby local river. Which one will convince you to don your swimsuit?

Once at La Marette, visitors can canoe down the legendary Ardèche gorges. The starting point for this unique river adventure is just a twenty-minute drive away, so make the most of it!

5. The bridge

Le Pont

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  • Destination: Rivière-sur-Tarn (Aveyron)
  • Budget: €€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • The campsite’s plus: built-in amenities

Right at the entrance to the Tarn gorges, we found this superb campsite in the Cévennes. There’s no shortage of things to do: 100 m² pitches, a grocer’s store, a bread and pastries store and a charming little bar, with a terrace overlooking the swimming pool, heated in season. Children will love the playground with its swing, slide, playhouse and toy train. Adults will prefer the pétanque court and three barbecues.

Close to the town of Millau, the campsite is ideally located and easy to reach. In the surrounding area, let yourself be tempted by a hike, a canoe trip, a climbing or via ferrata session. It’s all on site, in the heart of the Tarn gorges. We also recommend a visit to Château de Peyrelade, an absolutely magical site.

6. Les Calquières

Les Calquières

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  • Destination: Sévérac-le-Château (Aveyron)
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • The campsite’s plus: entertainment

It’s in Aveyron that we’ve found one of the best campsites in the Cévennes. It’s located near the medieval town of Sévérac and occupies a good two hectares in the heart of unspoilt countryside. Les Calquières is a 4-star campsite with heated indoor swimming pool, restaurant, snack bar and cosy accommodation. Mobile homes, lodges and canvas bungalows await you, some with two or even three bedrooms to accommodate your little world. Last but not least, the wide choice of entertainment on offer is a real plus for your future dream vacation!

Nearby, don’t hesitate to visit the Maison des Vautours to admire the birds of prey, or the spectacular Cité de Pierres at Montpellier-le-Vieux. This chaos of ruiniform dolomitic rocks is utterly fascinating.

7. The Terrados

Camping Cévennes : Le Terrados

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  • Destination: Massegros Causses Gorges (Lozère)
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • Campsite plus: fully equipped mobile homes

Open from April to October, this campsite in the Cévennes is located in Lozère. Le Terrados offers electrically-equipped pitches and comfortable mobile homes. Friendly and on a human scale, it’s perfect for families with children. A mini-market and a bakery allow you to do your shopping directly on site. Convenient, to take advantage of the sumptuous setting offered by the Grands Causses regional nature park!

This is punctuated by amazing sites such as Point Sublime, the Dargilan cave and Aven Armand. You could also set off on an escapade on foot or mountain bike through the typical hamlets of the Gorges du Tarn. Pougnadoires, Castelbouc, Hauterives and La Sablière are among France’s most beautiful villages.

8. Le Verdier

Le Verdier

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  • Destination: Saumane (Gard)
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★
  • Campsite plus points: entertainment, wide choice of accommodation

Le Verdier is a campsite located in Saumane, in the Gard region of France. You’ll appreciate the variety of accommodation on offer: chalets for 2, 4 or 6 people, as well as a tent ready for camping. There’s a swimming pool, pizzeria and bar, and a grocery store for those who’re feeling a little short of energy. Activities, meals and themed evenings are frequently organized: karaoke, dances, tournaments… As for children, there are plenty of games for all ages.

In the surrounding area, take a walk along the famous Stevenson trail, try your hand at tree-climbing or visit the breathtaking Anduze bamboo plantation. For the curious, the Pont du Gard is not far away.

9. Dolmens

Les Dolmens

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  • Destination: Méjannes-le-Clap (Gard)
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • Campsite plus points: two swimming pools and natural setting

This four-star establishment is located in Méjannes-le-Clap in the Gard department. Covering almost six hectares, this Cévennes campsite offers pitches for caravans, beautiful chalets and mobile homes. You can take a dip in two different swimming pools, one of which is covered and heated. As for activities, a children’s playroom, a multi-sports field and a boulodrome will brighten up sunny afternoons.

If you’re going to the Dolmens, why not discover the Grotte de la Salamandre? This mysterious cave has been one of the most beautiful in Europe since its inauguration in 2013, and it’s also very cool!

10. Le Plo

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  • Destination: Sévérac-d’Aveyron (Aveyron)
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • The campsite’s plus: quality home cooking

Back to Séverac at Le Plo campsite, a simple, generous, family-run establishment for relaxed vacations. Here, the swimming pool is heated and covered, and there’s a wide choice of accommodation. Mobile home, chalet, lodge or pagoda? The choice is yours. Either way, you’ll love the home cooking and the crispy, freshly-made pizzas. Bon appétit!

Nearby, head for the « stalagmite forest », one of France’s most beautiful caves. You can also have fun at the Bouscaillous leisure park, or take in the exhibitions at the museum dedicated to the painter Pierre Soulages, in Rodez.

11. Le Bel été d’Anduze

Le Bel été d'Anduze

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  • Destination: Anduze (Gard)
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • Campsite advantages: air-conditioned accommodation, dog park

Here’s one that lives up to its name! Le Bel été d’Anduze is a campsite in the Cévennes offering air-conditioned mobile homes for four to eight people. There’s a friendly bar, an outdoor games room and a restaurant open in the evening. At lunchtime, head to the adjoining snack bar for a gourmet snack. Our four-legged friends can enjoy themselves in complete safety in the 1,000 m² dog park. Like you, they also have access to the river: isn’t that the life of a dog?

While you’re in the area, book a ride on the famous Anduze steam train, which links the town with Saint-Jean-du-Gard. This attraction, like the spectacular Grotte de Trabuc, attracts large numbers of people every year. We hope to see you there soon!

12. Camping de l’Ardèche

Camping Cévennes : Le Camping de l’Ardèche

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  • Destination: Salavas (Ardèche)
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★
  • Campsite bonus: riverside campsite

Camping de l’Ardèche offers comfortable, fully-equipped mobile homes for a relaxing stay. In summer, you can enjoy air-conditioning, while in winter, your accommodation is bathed in gentle warmth.

This campsite in the Cévennes offers friendly activities in an exceptional natural setting by the river. Pétanque, volleyball, ping-pong, swimming, hiking… There’s plenty to choose from for all your family and friends. And don’t worry about the little ones: the adjoining beach is supervised.

Once there, it’s well worth a visit to Orgnac-l’Aven. Here you’ll find the Cité de la Préhistoire, an outstanding underground museum created in 2004. Tourists can take advantage of its exceptional activities on a guided or self-guided tour all year round. And it’s cool: convenient in summer.