Camping holidays on the Côte d’Azur

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Campazur camping Holidays have a fantastic range of campsites and mobile homes in the Côte d’Azur, allowing you to enjoy the sights of this beautiful region at your own pace. Being one of the most popular holiday destinations in France –  the Cote D’Azur has a diverse coastline of uninterrupted stretches of beaches and sheltered coves, traditional fishing villages and cosmopolitan resorts offer varied entertainment as well as tranquil hill-top villages.

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Camping in the Côte d’Azur allows you to experience the great beaches and attractions of the region from the comfort of a spacious tent or luxury mobile home. In the Côte d’Azur, visitors return year after year to enjoy the hours of warm sunshine, relaxed pace of life, and the numerous local highlights:

St Tropez

Once a busy fishing port, today San Tropez is one of the most stylish and flamboyant resorts on the Riviera. Climb the hilltop citadel for wonderful views over the Gulfof St Tropez. Take a boat trip from St Raphaël and explore the yachts of the rich and famous.

Monaco

One of the best ways to see the main sights in this tiny Principality is on the tourist train, which offers wonderful views of the port and palace, as well as the casino district of Monte Carlo and part of the Grand Prix racing track.

Cannes

Cannesis known as a city of festival and entertainment, and host to the prestigious Cannesfilm festival every year. Walk along the Boulevard de la Croissette, lined with gardens and palm trees, and look out for the ‘hands of fame’, set in concrete. This exciting city is within easy reach of many of the campsites on the Côte d’Azur.

Gorges du Verdon

One of the natural wonders of Europe, Gorges du Verdon is a superb canyon cutting through chalky mountains, offering some dramatic scenery. Best seen from the viewing points, which include Pont Sublime, not for those without a head for heights.

Grasse

Grasseis charming town situated in the hills and world famous for its perfume distilleries. Take a guided tour around one of the houses.

Aqualand

For children, a trip to this waterpark in Fréjus is an excellent way to cool off. There are slides here of every description – try out the unique twister slide – and the largest wave pool in Europe. No family camping holiday in the Côte d’Azuris complete without a trip to Aqualand!

Camping with Campazur in the Côte d’Azur gives you access to some of the best beaches and most charming towns in the region, and Campazur camping Holidays are here to make your trip truly unforgettable. For your perfect camping holiday in the Côte d’Azur.

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Family Camping in the South of France

 

Sunshine, glamour, glorious beaches, sophistication, style and family fun… you’ll find all these things and more on the wonderful Côte d’Azur.

Named the clear blue waters that run along its coast line, the Côte d’Azur enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate with somewhere in the region of 300 days of sunshine each year. Popular South of France camping holiday resorts such as St Tropez, Port Grimaud, Cannes and Nice will be on your list of places to visit. But also set aside some time to discover the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside that remains a haven of peace and tranquility and helps make a camping holiday on the Côte d’Azur very special.

Visitors in the 19th Century called the region’s beautiful coastline between Menton and Cannes the ‘French Riviera’. The forested hills of Provence and coves sheltered by the stunning cliffs of the Côte d’Azur, blend with the glamorous resorts of Fréjus, St Maxime and St Tropez. Rocky headlands and coves to the west contrast with the wide sandy bays of Villefranche-sur-Mer and Nice.

Spend fun days on the many sandy beaches that surround the regions camp sites,  Visit the beautiful hilltop town of St-Paul-de-Vence. Or even rub shoulders with the rich and famous in Cannes, Nice and Monte Carlo.

Remnants of the region’s Roman ancestry are still visible on the rolling Provence landscape and within the hilltop villages perched on the wooded hillsides. Visit the dramatic Gorges du Verdon known as France’s Grand Canyon, and the huge Lac de-Ste-Croix which is popular with watersport’s enthusiasts alike.

 

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Camping along the Cote D’azur

The Côte d’Azur, perhaps better known as the French Riviera, is a superb stretch of coast dotted with sophisticated towns such as the famous and wonderful Monte Carlo, Nice, and Cannes, not forgetting the most glamorous resort of St Tropez. With its vast expanses of golden sandy beaches and long lazy hours of sunshine the Cote D’azur offers individuals and families alike quality camping, this is a paradise for Sunseekers and beach enthusiasts. With it’s a spectacular coast of rugged coves, golden beaches and warm seas, the quaint harbour’s and fishing villages that have become chic destinations, now full of super yachts, harbour-side cafés and wonderful beaches.

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Further up in the hills are quieter tiny medieval villages alive with winding streets, white-walled houses with terracotta roofs the beauty of these villages has attracted artists and tourists to the region for many many years. In St Paul-de-Vence visitors browse through shops and galleries set on narrow winding cobblestone streets and inland Grasse is the perfume capital of the world, surrounded by the Provençal lavender fields and shady olive groves which pervade the air with a magical scent at certain times of the year. The Cote D’azur offers camping on a spectacular level for all.

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Camping Holidays in the South of France

Camping in France with Campazur.com is a great choice if you want a family holiday with fun, flexibility, freedom and lots of great food. France is a holiday destination full of contrast and every region has its own character.

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Campazur.com showcases some of the best French campsites along the Cote d’Azur. Our French camping parcs are set on stunning beaches, lakeside and mountain settings and provide fantastics facilities, impeccable organization, tasty restaurants and wonderfully relaxed holiday atmosphere.

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Camping St Tropez

Bring a touch of luxury and grandeur to your camping holiday in Saint Tropez!

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The biggest international stars and artists, from Guy de Maupassant to Brigitte Bardot fell In love and were inspired by Saint Tropez. This small fishing village town with its exceptional cultural and historic heritage, hosts thousands of visitors every year, which makes the town and it’s famous harbour a must-see during your Cote D’Azur camping holiday.

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This is a place where the old ways are important, so come and enjoy the appointment of the “Capitaine de la Ville” which takes place every year on Easter Monday. In the middle of May the captain is responsible for seeing to the “Bravades de Saint-Tropez”. This votive festival gives the town a really wild atmosphere. The town’s origins emerge through folk music, traditional dancing and costumes.

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This wonderful seaside resort, with its turquoise sea will cast its spell on you, families return year after year to the many campsites that line this golden coast.
As the most famous site and the highest point in the town, you shouldn’t miss a visit to the Citadelle de Saint Tropez which was built during the 17th century and which is still one of the most impressive monuments on this region’s coast. And if you find yourself in the old garden district, the Maison des Papillons butterfly house will give you a warm welcome, and you’ll find more than 35,000 specimens here!
You’ll take home a wealth of memories of your camping holiday in Saint Tropez!

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Riviera Villages, camping Kon Tiki – Tiki Hutte family camping in St Tropez

Fancy staying in a classic tiki hutte overlooking the ocean?, I’m 10,000 miles from Polynesia but this particular south sea idyll has been transplanted on to St Tropez’s famous Pampelonne beach.

In an imaginative deceit, Camping Kon Tiki Village’s 198 huts, inspired by the owner’s travels in Bora Bora and Thailand, are wonderfully disguised mobile homes. As well as the cute facades – many of the rattan walls are actually weatherproof veneers – the Polynesian theme has infected the interior design with Kon tiki print bedspreads, sofas and curtains, and crockery sport tropical vegetation.

And instead of the backpacker beach hut staples of stifling humidity, the St Tropez version offers well-equipped kitchens, air-con, satellite TV and CD players, along with glass-sided power showers. You’re certainly not slumming it. “We’re not a campsite; we’re not a hotel,” says the manager, Alexandre Sommereisen. “We’re half way. You get comfort and freedom.”

The perfectly placed Tiki Hutte’s on the front two rows overlook the perfectly raked Pampelonne beach made famous by Bridgette Bardot, receive linen and towels, deluxe mattresses, and the option of paying for a regular maid service.

These hotel flourishes might seem small, but they speak volumes. The first two lines of tiki huts are unique. Their doors open directly on to the sand, something that, unless you’re camping, is a rare Riviera luxury. And Pampelonne is no ordinary sand. Punctuated with private beaches that suggest a South Pacific obsession – Bora Bora, Tahiti and Pago Pago- it’s littered with ludicrously fashionable bars and restaurants including Club 55 and Nikki Beach.

The result is that from late July to mid-August Kon Tiki village becomes the most exclusive mobile home park on earth. “Ferraris and Maseratis park by the front row huts,” and a lot of the guests are extremely well off. They eat at Hotel Byblos or go clubbing in Les Caves du Roy.

“People from Monaco rent out their houses and come to stay. Others have been guests at the Byblos or famous St Tropez hotels who visited Pampelonne and spotted us. This is an excellent location. Tiki huts wouldn’t work so well elsewhere.”

In fact they won’t break the bank. Top-rate, premium-spot, six-person tiki huts – two are in the living room so it’s really four adults and two children – cost €390 a night, or €65pp. Pricey for a crowded beach hut perhaps, but given the location and price of peak season St Tropez hotels, a snip.

Of course you could visit off-season,  Four-person tiki huts back from the beach start at €60 a night, and there’s a refund policy for non-sunny days between 10-26 October.

It’s a perfect base for exploration. Swap Pampelonne for an afternoon of baking wind on Cap Camarat, before climbing the twisting streets of Grimaud village, awash with flowers and faded shutters. On another day you may wish to venture further east to the hilltop town of Biot behind Cannes for a sun-drenched al fresco lunch.

But Camping Kon Tiki Village also offers an even more bizarre travel experience, fusing budget and bling. Just 5km away is the swanky port town of St Tropez.

But OTT glamour doesn’t require a €40 taxi into St Tropez. Club 55 is just a few hundred yards south of faux Polynesia. It was lovely, all bleached tamarisk branches and shabby chic decor. But there was a suspicious amount of gold jewellery, mahogany skin, and deck shoes.

Oh, and gin and tonics were €16 a pop. But you could quite sensibly buy a litre of Gordon’s at the local Casino supermarket, crank up some ambient 1960s-tinged muzak so beloved of St Tropez types, and get all sunny and sophisticated on your veranda.

So perhaps your best bet is to anchor down in Kon Tiki with its invitingly wide sands. The French give good beach club, with everything from a hairdresser, shops and petite revamped spa, to sports and summer concerts.

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