The 13 best campsites in the Gorges du Tarn

Les Terrasses du Lac

Head for the Occitanie region and stop off at the best campsites in the Gorges du Tarn!

Discover the full extent of Occitan beauty by taking to the road to the sublime Gorges du Tarn. Nestled in the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional des Grands Causses and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010, this grandiose site offers a breathtaking array of panoramas.

Between the Causses Méjean and Larzac, covering almost 20,000 hectares, this gigantic canyon – carved out by the Tarn and its confluences – has many surprises in store for you. Immerse yourself in a place where nature reaches its peak, and soak up its irresistible atmosphere with a host of exhilarating activities.

Looking for a friendly, affordable way to stay when you visit the region? Let yourself be tempted by a week or more at one of the best campsites in the Gorges du Tarn!

1. maeva Camping Escapades Millau Plage

Camping Gorges du tarn : Camping maeva Escapades Millau Plage

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  • Destination: Millau
  • Budget: €€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • The campsite’s plus point: its pleasant riverside location

Awarded the « Customer Satisfaction Bronze » in 2021, the maeva Escapades campsite is a pleasant place to spend a lovely vacation in Aveyron. Located in Millau, a small village full of charm, it welcomes you to a verdant riverside setting. On site, you can enjoy a meal, stop off at the wine cellar to prepare your aperitifs, spend the afternoon by the pool and finish the day in style with shows or concerts.

For a breath of fresh air, you can rent a bike to explore the village. Don’t feel like pedaling? There’s no shortage of things to do in the area! Stroll through picturesque lanes, kayak down rivers, hang-glide over the countryside and climb to new heights.

2. Camping Le Pont du Tarn

Le Pont du Tarn

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  • Destination: Florac
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • Campsite plus: private access to the river

Looking for unforgettable moments in Lozère? Stop off in Florac for an incredible stay on the 5 hectares of Camping Le Pont du Tarn. In this exceptional green setting, you’ll be able to take an invigorating break and enjoy the superb services and facilities of a campsite committed to the environment.

Have lunch in the shade of the plane trees in the pizzeria, opt for an electric mountain bike tour with the resort’s instructor, head off to Lac de Barrandon for a family fishing session, or take a tour of the traditional markets to familiarize yourself with local specialties. On your return, with the sun still at its zenith, take a dip in the pool or the river. In the evenings, in high season, take part in shows, concerts and karaoke.

3. Camping La Boissière

Camping Gorges du Tarn : Camping La Boissière

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  • Destination: Saint-Geniez-d’Olt
  • Budget: €€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • The campsite’s advantage: its location near the Lot’s nature parks

In Saint-Geniez-d’Olt, in the heart of the Lot natural parks, you’ll find the charming Camping La Boissière. Winner of the « Bronze Customer Satisfaction » award in 2020, it guarantees visitors peace, quiet and excellent service. You’ll be able to go hiking and horse-riding in the surrounding area, and you won’t need to leave the site to occupy your days.

Challenge yourself to a game of tennis or ping-pong, climb the climbing wall, try your hand at archery or simply relax in the aquatic area, where there’s something for everyone. In the evening, you can dance and sing your heart out at our theme evenings.

4. Camping Marmotel

Marmotel

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  • Destination: Saint-Geniez-d’Olt
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • Campsite bonus: 350 m² pool area

Set course for the south of France and stay at Camping Marmotel. Winner of the « Customer Satisfaction Bronze » award in 2020 and 2021, it promises comfortable riverside vacations. In addition to a fantastic range of services, facilities and a restaurant open in summer, holidaymakers can enjoy a 350 m² aquatic area with water jets and wave slides.

While you’ll always find something to do on its 5 hectares of wooded land, you can also explore Saint-Geniez-d’Olt. Considered a « city of arts and leisure », this village is home to a 14th-century cloister, various footpaths, a lake and streams that you can discover on guided tours or lovely walks. Several summer events and local markets also contribute to your immersion.

5. Camping Les Terrasses du Lac

Les Terrasses du Lac

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  • Destination: Pont-de-Salars
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • Campsite bonus: the lake and its various leisure activities below

Located between Millau and Rodez, in Pont-de-Salars, Camping Les Terrasses du Lac is the perfect place for nature lovers. Ideally overlooking the lake and surrounded by superb panoramic views, it’s sure to delight your eyes.

At this campsite in the Gorges du Tarn, you’ll find everything you need to keep you entertained. Stroll along the footpath that criss-crosses the site, play a game of volleyball and have fun in the pool area, where the younger ones will be happy to play in the pirate ship. Outside, you can spend your days by the lake below and indulge in the multitude of leisure activities on offer. Swimming, kayaking, fishing… and much more! You’ll leave with a smile on your face.

6. Camping Le Capelan

Le Capelan

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  • Destination: Meyrueis
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • The campsite’s advantage: its location in a breathtaking landscape

Whether you’re a couple, a family or a group of friends, take a well-deserved break in the peaceful and enchanting surroundings of Camping Le Capelan. Here, sheltered by trees and far from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can relax or take part in a variety of outdoor activities between the Cévennes and Grands Causses nature parks.

Work up a sweat on the sports field, take a dip in the swimming pool overlooking the forest, or get together around the pool table for a friendly get-together. Looking for more? Don’t hesitate to go on an adventure in the region. Thanks to its three rivers, wild landscapes and proximity to several picturesque villages, Meyrueis is a great playground for the curious and the sporty.

7. Camping du Pré Morjal

Camping Gorges du Tarn : Camping du Pré Morjal

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  • Destination: Ispagnac
  • Budget: €€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • Campsite bonus: proximity to the river Tarn

Planning a getaway in Lozère? Why not stop off in Ispagnac for a week at Camping du Pré Morjal? Surrounded by wonderful natural scenery, just a stone’s throw from the Parc National des Cévennes, this campsite in the Gorges du Tarn has everything to please. From its comfortable facilities and excellent services to its bucolic surroundings and range of activities.

And when you think of a vacation in the heart of nature, you think of outdoor fun. It starts right on the premises, where you’ll be delighted to take a dip in the cool pool, start a game of pétanque or simply take some time for yourself. A few kilometers away, hiking trails, rivers, cultural sites, kayaking and paragliding await you.

8. Camping Beau Rivage

Beau Rivage

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  • Destination: Salles-Curan
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • Campsite bonus: breathtaking views over Lac de Pareloup and direct access to a natural beach.

Perched at an altitude of 800 m in Salles-Curan, Camping Beau Rivage is ideally located less than two hours from Montpellier. Close to the shores of Lac de Pareloup, this family-run establishment is a little paradise for idlers and more energetic travellers alike.

Soak up the sun by the heated pool, enjoy a range of activities on site, or take a walk to the nautical base just 200 meters away. There, paddle, windsurf, fun boat and much more are available for the enjoyment of young and old alike. After a morning of sightseeing or a fun-filled afternoon, end the day on a dancing note at one of the campsite parties.

9. Camping Les Calquières

Les Calquières

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  • Destination: Sévérac-le-Château
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★★
  • Campsite bonus: three hiking trails starting from the campsite

Nestled at the foot of Sévérac-le-Château, Camping Les Calquières will appeal to everyone. Whether you’re looking for a festive atmosphere or simply want to get away from it all, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Fall under the spell of this beautiful place wrapped in a bubble of greenery, enjoy a good meal in its restaurant with panoramic views, and thrill to major sporting events broadcast on the bar screen.

To make the most of the region, put together a program that’s just right for you: watch birds of prey at the Maison des Vautours, visit the bison farm, get on a mountain bike or put on your best shoes for some great hiking from the campsite. Don’t want to go too far? No problem! Between the boulodrome, swimming pool, table tennis and the many « aqua ludic » games organized in summer, there’s no room for boredom at this campsite in the Gorges du Tarn.

10. le Hameau Des Lacs campsite

le Hameau Des Lacs

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  • Destination: Villefranche-de-Panat
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • The campsite’s plus point: its superb lakeside location

Take a trip to Aveyron and put down your bags at Camping le Hameau Des Lacs. Situated on the shores of the Villefranche-de-Panat lake, this green space with a few chalets is the perfect place for a retreat away from it all…or almost. For although peace and quiet reign here, monotony is not an option.

Recharge your batteries by lounging in front of the beautiful views, or keep moving by doing some physical activity on site or in the surrounding area. With its many facilities, the campsite allows those who wish to exercise – alone or in a group – to do so on site. If you’d rather see what’s on offer outside the campsite, you’ll find that the commune boasts a number of leisure activities: water sports, cycling, microlighting, horse riding and much more!

11. Camping Les Erables

Camping Gorges du Tarn : Camping Les Erables

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  • Destination: Millau
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • The campsite’s advantage: proximity to the town center

Located just 800 meters from Millau town center, Camping Les Erables is a friendly little spot for a warm vacation. Peaceful and wooded, it’s a comfortable refuge from the summer heat. When the heat is on, lie back in the shade of a tree, quench your thirst at the refreshment bar or take a dip in the pool or in the Tarn.

For the more adventurous, Aveyron has plenty of surprises in store. Just a stone’s throw from this campsite in the Gorges du Tarn, you’ll find a myriad of activities to delight you: via ferrata, canyoning, hiking, caving and more. You can also take an interest in the region’s traditions by browsing the Millau market or taking part in the cultural events that take place there. Camping Les Erables is an ideal base if you’re planning to take part in the Festival des Templiers or the Foire aux Minéraux, for example.

12. Camping le Plo

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  • Destination: Recoules-Prévinquières
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • The campsite’s plus points: its ideal location in a green and quiet area

Looking for authenticity? Do you want to discover new lands and spectacular landscapes? Head to Aveyron and stay at Camping le Plo in Recoules-Prévinquières. Blending simplicity with the generosity of the South, this establishment welcomes travelers in search of new discoveries or a place conducive to family reunions and long days of relaxation.

Whether indoors or outdoors, from the volleyball court to the swimming pool, from the inflatable games to the TV room, there’s always something to keep you entertained. And if a game of table soccer or badminton isn’t enough, you can explore the surrounding area. Admire the panoramic views all around you, visit Micropolis or Aven Armand and delight your taste buds with the local gastronomy.

13. Camping Le Pont

Le Pont

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  • Destination: Rivière-sur-Tarn
  • Budget: €€€
  • Stars: ★★★
  • Campsite bonus: private access to the Tarn river

With the summer season just around the corner, are you feeling the irresistible urge to get together with your loved ones in a warm and welcoming setting? Camping Le Pont, pleasantly nestled in Rivière-sur-Tarn, is sure to please. Once there, you won’t be able to resist the call of the cool waters of the river for long. All you have to do to get there is take the little wooded path at the back of the campsite.

To cool off, the swimming pool is also an excellent alternative from mid-June to mid-September. While the prospect of spending long hours here may be tempting, this campsite in the Gorges du Tarn also has other facilities to keep holidaymakers entertained: pétanque, table tennis, children’s playground, etc. Outside the campsite, the splendid site of the Gorges du Tarn opens its arms to you for wild adventures and the discovery of its rich heritage!