France is the top destination for campers

France is the no.1 European camping destination according to Carefree, The Camping and Caravanning Club’s specialist overseas travel service. Over 50,000 members of The Club – up 5% on previous years – have made the most of the destination this year and with the 2008 programme featuring more camp sites and services than ever, this popularity looks set to increase.

The 2008 Carefree Summer brochure now features 120 sites in France alone with 15 new sites available for the 2008 season. L’Etoile d’Argens camp site offers spacious accommodation close to the palm fringed beaches of the Riviera. Campers can make the special trip along the Argens River to and from the pristine beaches only a short boat hop away.

For lovers of a more intimate holiday, Indigo Noirmoutier, Vendée, is an idyllic camp site set in a water garden island which has swathes of blue marshland, leafy green woodlands and golden beaches with sand dunes. The whole island is connected to the mainland by bridge or causeway and Noirmoutier-en-l’Île, the island’s capital, is just 15 minutes by foot.

Carefree’s network of sites, which span the whole of France and beyond, provide an ideal, extended, holiday base. For those touring, there are plenty of sites to see and a host of regional variations throughout the country to explore. There are also a number of rally sites which will show the alternative side to France; like the one being held in Picardy (4-18 June 2008) to commemorate 90 years since the World War 1 Armistice - it’s guaranteed to be a truly memorable experience.

Freedom Camping, is the unique camp site discount scheme from Carefree, which provides unbeatable deals on low season camping in France. The pay-as-you-go voucher scheme can be accepted at more than 130 European camp sites – saving you up to 60% off your accommodation – and providing great value camping.

For winter travellers the Carefree Winter brochure is the definitive guide to winter camping and caravanning holidays and offers sites which are open all year as well as the ultimate skiing locations in the French Pyrenees.

From first timers to old hands, Carefree is a one-stop-shop travel service which offers accommodation and advice to a significant number of campers every year. From ferry travel, camp site bookings, vehicle breakdown and travel insurance right down to maps and guide books can be organised. All of this, coupled with the Carefree price promise which guarantees to match or beat any ferry crossing quote provided by other travel operators on a like-for-like basis, guarantees a perfect holiday experience.

Peace of mind is assured with Carefree holidays. All sites are personally inspected by Carefree's dedicated sites team against standards agreed with The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Find out more about Carefree or call Carefree on 0845 130 7701.

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Notes to the Editor:

  • Carefree is a member benefit of The Camping and Caravanning Club. Membership costs £33.00.
  • The Camping and Caravanning Club is 106 years old and is the world’s largest and oldest club for all forms of camping. It has over 100 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission – Forest Holidays – now runs a further 21 Camping and Caravanning and three Cabin Sites.


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