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 Covid-19 info  French campsites are looking forward to a good summer in 2024, specially small campsites, like those in this guide, that do not accommodate large crowds of closely packed visitors. And overall, the smaller the campsites, the less people there will be, so the lower the risks will be too. Besides, smaller campsites, particularly those that are family-run, have a huge interest in making sure they do not present any health riskt.
Area 8 :   Mediterranean France  
Small campsites in the South of France- Languedoc - Provence & the Riviera
Traditional rural campsites for tents and caravans - including farm camping, natural areas and other small-scale campsites

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Camping in Languedoc - west of the Rhone

  • Camping 30 km from Carcassonne 🍀(11 Aude)  Small shaded campsite in the Montagne Noire, with panoramic views across the Aude plain to the Pyrenees. Swimming pool. 63 camping pitches, 10 chalets
  •  In the valley of the Hérault (34 - Hérault)  In the Cevennes, spread over two hectares,the Affenage campsite at Le Pouget welcomes you in an authentic rural setting. 16 camping spaces, 4 chalets..6 km from A75 motorway
  •  Pyrénées Orientales - Altitude 1500m (66 Eastern Pyrenees) Small campsite with 10 pitches and no chalets in the Catalan mountains at  Saint Pierre Dels Forcats (Pyrénées Orientales), at the foot of the Massif du Cambre d’Aze.
  • Rural haven among the vineyards 🍀 (34 - Hérault) ~ A small campsite with 5 pitches for tents and limited caravan space, in the grounds of a small hotel, with restaurant and pool,  in a very rural setting 40 km north of Montpellier.
  •  Camping in the Cévennes 🍀 (30 Gard) Ideally located on the banks of a small river, this is a well shaded campsite with 35 pitches, in the beautiful natural environment of the Cévennes. River swimming.
  • Cévennes, Anduze 🍀 (30 Gard) Small family-friendly campsite on the edge of woodland. Spacious camping pitches, plus equipped glamping facilities . River swimming 2 minutes away.
  • Eastern Pyrenees 🍀 (66 Eastern Pyrenees) Small scale holiday paradise 1 hour from the Med. Tucked away right on the French-Spanish border with a mountain stream. Wonderful place to relax 
  • Campsite at the foot of the Cevennes 🍀 (30 Gard) ~  Small traditional campsite between Anduze and Alès, at the foot of the Cévennes, with 25 pitches and a pool.

Camping in Provence and the Riviera - east of the Rhone

  • Provence hill country (04 Alpes de Haute Provence)    At Simiane la Rotonde off the beaten track in the heart ofProvence, Valsaintes ** is an oasis of natural calm. Lots of hiking trails and sites nearby.
  • Provence - "Les Oliviers"  (13)    - For over 50 years the Meynier family have welcomed visitors to their campsite near Eygalières in Provence, in the heart of the  Alpilles hills within easy striking distance of Avignon, Arles, and the Camargue.. The campsite offers 30 pitches, set in the shade of almond trees and olive trees . 
  • Provence Alps camping (04 Alpes de Haute Provence)    "Between Provence and the mountains" near Castellane, at an altitude of over 1000 metres, a small campsite with 27 pitches and RV spaces among the pines.  heated pool, restaurant,  
  • Camping among the pines 🍀(84 Var)  Small shaded campsite in the Esterel among the pines, inland from Fréjus.. 32 pitches and 9 rental units. Pool, lake 3 km, beaches 12 km.
  • Camping Luberon 🍀 (84 Vaucluse)  Small farm camping in the Luberon, near Oppède, with eighteen shady pitches and three rental units, including a yurt.
  • Provencal Alps, (04 Alpes de Haute Provence)  Twenty-nine pitches plus 14 rental units including tents for hire, in this small riversite camping in an Alpine setting in upper Provence. Online booking.
  • Verdon gorge, (04 Alpes de Haute Provence)  Fully equipped tents and chalets for hire in this small campsite on GR 4 hiking trail near Castellane, with 46 spaces.. Online booking.

Camping in Corsica - the Island of Beauty

  • Camping in Corsica (20 Northern Corsica)  In the mountains of northern Corsica, half an hour from the coast, small traditional farm campsite with 25 pîtches in the Corsica Regional Park area.
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Most campsites listed on have less than 50 units in all (camping pitches and units for hire). Some are much smaller, and many have no more than a couple of fixed units (chalets, furnished tents, log cabins etc.) for hire. Some have no rental units, and are exclusively for visitors with their own tent or caravan. Some have swimming pools. A few campsites have between 60 and 100 units, 100 being the current limit.

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