Camping Holidays in Northern France
Why we love camping holidays
in Northern France
How can somewhere so close feel a million miles away? That’s the beauty of Northern France - it’s as seductive and surprising as it is effortless and easy to get to.
Whether sporty or serene, it’s also surprisingly sunnier than you’d imagine. All the more reason to hit the glorious beaches of Normandy or Brittany, the peaceful Picardy countryside or the pavement cafés of Paris.
Best places for camping holidays in Northern France
Explore the hidden beauty of Northern France and discover why it really is great up north. We’ve campsites perfectly situated to explore the beaches, cities and historic sites of Northern France. Wherever you choose, it's closer than you'd think!
- Visit sandy coves along the charming coastline.
- Feast on the freshest seafood ever.
- Stroll around colourful coastal villages.
- Discover the gorgeous ‘belle époque’ coastal resorts.
- Climb Mont-Saint-Michel’s ancient ramparts.
- Sample the region's cider or Calvados apple brandy.
- Soak in the amazing city views from the steps of the iconic Sacré-Coeur.
- Take a river trip along the elegant Seine.
- Make dreams come true at Disneyland Paris.
- Enjoy the gentle rolling countryside and wide open beaches.
- Take in the sights, Amiens’ spectacular gothic Cathédral Notre-Dame is a must!
- Experience the stylish seaside resort of Le Touquet.
Our favourite things to do in Northern France
Whilst you’re camping in Northern France, you’ll never run out of things to do, or adventures to delve into. What do we love most about this part of France? Here are just some of the highlights this wider region has to offer ...
Climb the ramparts
The turbulent history of the peninsulas and coastline of Northern France isn’t hard to uncover. It’s why there are so many fortified towns, villages and islands to explore today. Don’t miss the soaring pinnacle of Mont St Michel abbey towering over the Normandy coast, the thickly walled old town of St Malo and the fortress-like citadel of Concarneau for starters.
Hit the beach
Wide stretches of sand ribbon the coast from Picardy to Normandy, with excellent resorts to match. Try lively Le Touquet in Picardy, or the family-friendly attractions and cafes of Granville. Brittany’s beaches range from tiny coves to rugged bays, each with their own special charms, and watersports aplenty.
Sample the seafood
The sparklingly clean waters that wash around the northern coasts of France are rich in the fruits of the sea. France, being France, knows exactly what do to with them too! Fresh oysters from Cancale in Brittany, Sole Meunière in a seafood restaurant in Paris, or scallops just about anywhere may be your holiday highlight.
Few regions of France have a history as rich and eventful as Northern France. From the battlefields of the Somme in Picardy, to the landing beaches of Normandy, vividly brought to life in the region’s museums, recent history is poignantly vivid. WIth its 13th century cathedral and links to Joan of Arc, Amiens is another historic gem.
Experience a little magic
Northern France always feels like it has a little magic up its sleeve. Paris, of course, is just about as magical a city as they come. But, within its environs lies the Magic Kingdom of Disneyland Paris, and the opulent splendour of the Versaille Palace. Or explore the magic of nature at Nausicaa's underwater world in Boulogne-sur-Mer, Normandy.
Lose yourself in the forest
The forests of Northern France are dark and deep, but wonderfully inviting too. The forest of Paimpont in Brittany is alive with myths of King Arthur and Merlin the wizard. It’s home to the Centre de l’imaginaire arthurien, which organises exhibitions, shows and walks. There are walking and cycling trails aplenty in Normandy’s Bord Louviers Forest too.
How to get to Northern France
We have lots of ways to help you get to your campsite in Northern France.
With a huge choice of ferry operators and routes - not to mention Eurotunnel, plus our 'Best Ferry Price Guarantee', taking your car to France has never made more sense.
Look out for recommended ports and distances on the parc pages, and book your crossing online as part of a ferry-inclusive package, or don't forget that our amazing holiday advisors are always happy to offer advice about the best route to take or to answer any questions about your French camping holiday.