First things first, here are some things you should be aware of when travelling to France.
Roundabouts - remember to exit on the right, since everyone drives on the right in France.
When approaching some roundabouts, there may be a sign saying 'Vous n'avez pas la priorité'. This means that traffic on the roundabout has priority.
If there is no sign, traffic entering the roundabout has priority.
- 'Toutes Directions' (all directions)
- 'Autres Directions' (other routes)
- 'Péage' (toll motorway).
There may be some main roads where you don’t have right of way – you’ll need to give way to traffic approaching from the right.
These signs show who has priority:
Pedestrians have priority over vehicles when crossing a road.
Popular Regions in France
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes – mountainous region, great for hiking, cycling and winter sports
Camping Sandaya Le Soleil Vivarais
- 2 swimming pools
- Direct access to the river Ardeche
- Set within 14 hectares of green space
- Leisure activities & kids club
- Onsite shop, bar, bakery and restaurant
Distance from Dover – 1032km
Brittany – North-western coast with diversity of beaches, ports, and countryside.
Camping du Letty
- Set within 11 hectares opposite the Mer Blanche lagoon.
- Direct access to the beach
- Leisure & aquatic park
- On-site restaurant, bar & shop
Distance from Dover – 810km
Hauts-de-France – northern coastline from Dunkirk to Calais. Full of history.
Camping de la Licorne
- Located on the outskirts of Dunkirk
- Restaurant & bakery on site
- Childrens play area
- Beach 0.5km away
Distance from Dover – 128km
Normandie – stunning coastline, picturesque villages, and idyllic countryside
Camping de la Foret
- Close to historic village of Jumièges, in the Parc Naturel Régional des Boucles de la Seine
- Quiet family campsite
- Bar & fresh bread available
- Swimming pool
Distance from Dover – 308km
Nouvelle-Aquitaine – region in Southern France which borders on Spain with beautiful climate. Historical towns, UNCESCO heritage sites and culture.
Camping Au Port-Punay
- Beach 200m away
- Close to La Rochelle & fishing village of Les Boucheleurs
- Indoor & outdoor swimming pools
- Groceries, restaurant & bar on site
- Children’s play area
Distance from Dover – 779km
Occitania – shares the Spanish border with Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Combines mountains, sea and countryside, including ski resorts.
Camping Sunelia Les Pins
- Close to Argeles-Plage within 6 hectare of pines and palm trees.
- Swimming pool & beach close by
- Children & adult entertainment
- Restaurant, bar & fresh bread available
Distance from Dover – 1243km
Pays de la Loire – sits next to Brittany on the western coast. Over 200km of beaches. Great for cycling, golfing, visiting historic chateau and wine tasting!
Camping L’Ile Cariot
- Southern part of the Vendee, 5 mins from centre of Chaille-les-Marais.
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Shop, restaurant and bar on site
- Children’s play area, cycling, fishing, tennis & boules
Distance from Dover – 737km
Central-Val de Loire – the garden of France which gets its name from the longest river in France. Excellent wine and food. Great for cycling.
Chateau de Chanteloup
- Peaceful site close to Le Mans set in the park of a 19th century chateau.
- Bike hire, fishing, swimming pool
- Bar, shop & restaurant n site
Distance from Dover – 519km
Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur – on the south coast of France, combining the glitz of the French Riviera with the laid back French countryside of Provence.
Camping la Ferme
- Located in a wood park in the heart of Provence
- Swimming pool
- Fresh bread available
- Children’s play area, cycling routes, boules, table tennis
Distance from Dover – 1171km