Southern France - Self catering style

by Becca Mai

Whether you’re a family or a couple, camping and self catering holidays can be as relaxing or as active as you want them to be. Self Catering in the South of France is one of the most popular holidays today. The warm climate and open space with lots of things to do and see for people of all ages make it an ideal destination. From classy resorts on the beach to little campsites tucked away in the hills, with such a range of scenery and lifestyle there is something for everyone.

These days, camping isn’t just about sleeping under the stars and going back to basics. Campsites and holiday parks offer a variety of entertainment, including children’s clubs, sports, swimming pools and evening shows. Accommodation options vary to suit all budgets, from family tents to luxury static caravans.

For self-catering holidays that are tailor made by you, for you, take a look at these useful sites before you go:
An excellent website for campsite reviews, directions and advice. If you’re planning to go camping in France and are looking for some excellent campsite choices, visit the Camping France page.
Just Camping France is an independent guide to camping holidays in France. With the weather, the food, the overwhelming sense of freedom combined, they believe France is the number 1 camping holiday venue in Europe.
For helpful camping tips and advice, visit My Camping Facts today. Do you want to go camping in the great outdoors to get closer to nature? Then perhaps some camping tips would be helpful. It can be one of the most affordable and exciting ways to go on vacation to a variety of unique destinations.
Camping, hiking, and backpacking are fun and inexpensive ways to get away from the stress of everyday life. Experiencing the beauty of the natural world is a soul-nourishing experience. is dedicated to giving you the best advice about hiking and camping to make your outdoor adventures less stressful, more fun, and more memorable.
When searching for outdoor fun, family camping offers beauty, recreation and family-bonding experiences. provides essential information on how to make a family camping holiday fun and enjoyable for everyone.
Smart-camping provides a wealth of information for those seeking a camping resource that includes tips, tent reviews, safety, finding suitable camping gear when backpacking, hiking, car-camping or camping with children.
Touring camping provides caravanning and camping news, advice and resources to make your trip as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Campsite and Caravansite finder
Find all the top caravan sites, campsites and camping parks in UK and France with Caravan Sitefinder.
Browse through the thousands of caravans for sale with Caravan Selecta, the UK’s number one caravan site.
Self Catering Holidays have a great selection of accommodation, from cottages and villas with pools to ski chalets and traditional gites. With such a large selection, you have the ability to find accommodation that suits your every need.



Riviera Rental Guide
Riviera rental guide provide stunning rental villas and apartments on the French Riviera. With holiday villas and apartments in St Tropez, Cannes and Nice, you’re bound to find the type of accommodation you are looking for on this secure and easy to use website.
Find and book self catering gites, villas, farmhouses, cottages, apartments, ski chalets and mobile homes. View their excellent selection of properties suitable for self catering in the Provence region.
Your place on the internet for Camping and Caravanning 365 days a year. If you have a Tent, Caravan or Motorhome you will find a warm welcome at 365 Camping Caravanning.
French self-catering holiday gite in Languedoc Roussillon.
Treehouse holidays in South France

Long term rentals in France
Rent a place in France are specialists in lets of one month or more. They offer a wide variety of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes, information to help smooth the way and personal service second to none. Book direct with the owner.
Lifestyle Mobile Home Holidays specialise in mobile home and camping holidays to some of the finest most sought after camping & holiday village locations in France.They are also the provider at Chateau Des Ormes, North Brittany, France. One of the premier holiday parks of the whole of France!
Book with Selectcamp for quality camping holidays & mobile home holidays across Europe at the very best prices. They have 47 top class holiday parks for you to choose from in France, Italy, Spain, Holland & Croatia

Holiday rentals in Languedoc
All you need to know about holiday rentals in Languedoc with articles on all departments as well as many towns and villages in the Languedoc
Dordogne Online provide help for house hunters and residents of France, long term rentals, property for sale, business classifieds, useful information and much more.
This is a one stop French property, French insurance and French services portal. View their range on Provence and French houses for sale in the Dordogne
Having your own holiday car hire available adds a whole new dimension to your holiday plans. It means you can come and go when you please. ECB Online offer excellent car hire options so you spend less time worrying about how to get around and just enjoy the scenery!
Aquitaine Gite - C19 farm-house in the heart of the Lot-et-Garonne - sleeps upto six.
Set in the rolling countryside of Charente, Langlade is the ideal holiday destination for all the family or extended parties of up to 16 people. Accommodation comprises of two luxury, four bed roomed, holiday homes, each with its own private pool and set in over three acres of mature wooded gardens. Langlade is located an hours drive from Bordeaux airport and is therefore ideally situated for wine lovers who wish mix their holidays with some wine tours. Must visits in the area include St. Emillion, described by Robert Parker as one of France's most beautiful wine towns and the village of Aubeterre, voted one of the prettiest villages in France. An hours drive will also bring you to Cognac and all that it has to offer. Further details about everything Langlade has to offer can be found at


A holiday to France can include so many different experiences – from beautiful shores to mountainside scenery, from the ultimate in city life to incomparable vineyard tours. Lovers of architecture, art, history and fashion will find much to explore in this part of the world, and depending on what your interests are, you can find the perfect type of holiday rentals to suit your travel needs. For a family or large group travelling together to France, a holiday house can offer major comfort in terms of space as well as a kitchen where you can explore your own French culinary adventures

Manoir La Betoulle
Manoir La Betoulle offers the perfect place to ESCAPE, RELAX & UNWIND in the heart of the beautiful Charente countryside of South West France. Guests can choose between two self-catering Gîtes or enjoy being pampered in the luxury B&B rooms. There are extensive grounds containing a huge 17 x 10 m swimming pool; other diversions include a tennis court, table tennis and giant chess set. The surrounding area is ideal for walking, cycling , kayaking, etc. and there are a wealth of excellent restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets. The region is well served by low-cost airlines, TGV rail links and good roads making it ideal for summer holidays and short breaks.


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