Like any other type of trip, camping requires preparation and must be well organized before departure. Similarly, rules of conduct must be respected on site. It should be noted that you have the possibility of claiming a dissatisfaction …, but not just anyhow. Here is a guide that can help you become a good camper!
Before your departure on vacation or excursion
For a successful campsite , the first reflex to adopt is to prepare your trip well . How to proceed ? You simply have to define your type of campsite . Would you like to go abroad or to the snow? In this case, you must count on your loved ones to accompany you on your journey. For a motorhome or a caravan , a trip for two or four will be very pleasant. Otherwise, you can simply join an association such as the FFCC to participate in organized trips.
Depending on these needs, you will be able to refine your search to buy a caravan , to buy a mobile home or even to buy a motorhome . However, you can also opt for the famous traditional camping . For this, you need to buy a camping tent . Anyway, you will have to define the desired use, the number of people as well as other criteria according to the type of camping envisaged.
More than anything, know that you will have to answer the question ” what cost for which stay?” to guide your choice towards what suits your wallet. When booking a campsite , find out about: The campsite or the PRL (location, category, climate of the region, services offered, equipment, etc.); The rental contract (duration, rights, amount of the package, plot, rental conditions, authorized activities, etc.).
The more attention you pay to your reservation, the more likely you are to have unpleasant surprises. Then, you must also equip yourself well and test your equipment before leaving. The right equipment depends entirely on the type of your campsite . For example, for a motorhome , it is better to check your tires before departure.
Good to know: there are holiday start- up aids that can make it easier for you to organize your campsite (Holiday Solidarity Grant, “large family” card, holiday voucher, Opération Bag adolescent, Seniors on Holiday, VACAF, open holidays , Vac’ensemble).
Not to be forgotten during your camping trip
When traveling in the European Union or other countries, traffic , safety and infrastructure rules must always be observed . Driving your motorhome is not at all the same as driving your caravan . So, it is better to inform yourself about the rules (highway code, alcohol level accepted, speed limit, etc.) and about motorway tolls. It is essential for a pleasant stay.
Where to park? Of course, this will be in public car parks or in campsites . However, you can still take advantage of the “ Stop accueil motorhome ” formula from the FFCC or the “ Private Initiatives ” to benefit from a secure environment and/or a reduction in price. These offers are intended to allow you total freedom during your stay.
In the same way for the respect of the environment, you will have to equip yourself with the appropriate materials to empty the waste water. Know that during your trip, you will also have to reduce and offset the emission of greenhouse gases. Thus, do not forget to estimate the emissions for which you will be responsible during your stay. You can find out about all these operating rules in the campsite when you pay for your registration.
…And after camping?
If you plan to make a complaint because you are dissatisfied with your stay, it is possible. The establishment’s misleading advertisements , exclusive parking bans , motorway tolls , the dispute with the campsite professional in terms of hygiene… everything can be claimed depending on the scope of each case. A good reason to join an association, a Federation or even a Union in order to find out about the possibilities and the steps to follow.
The Museum of Modern Art at the Georges Pompidou Center
By including the Pompidou Center in your camping program near the most visited sites in France, you are investing in one of the greatest museums of modern art that the world has ever had. In any case, it is the largest of its kind in Europe. It is…
Glamping is a new trend in outdoor tourism that combines comfort and camping, nature and luxury, by offering atypical accommodation. It is the combination of “glamor” and “camping”, in other words: a luxury camping holiday! Also, glamping…
The Glorious Thirties of the campsite
With the appearance of paid holidays, camping appeared in France at the end of the 1930s. However, it was during the Trente Glorieuses, a period from 1945 to 1975, that it underwent spectacular development. Indeed, in the 1950s, camping was not…
Campsite in Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur
The Côte d’Azur is a popular destination as much for its beaches and sun as for its nightclubs and famous cities. Saint-Tropez, the city of stars is renowned for its luxury hotels and cafes. In Cannes, in addition to its famous festival, also offers…
Whether you are a fan of staying in the heart of nature or looking for a relaxing place, choose the Gîtes de France labeled campsite to find the most authentic places in each region and department of the country. This label concerns vacation rentals…
Camping, an activity that continues to democratize
In 1936 when paid holidays appeared, camping was no longer reserved for large organizations, nor for scouting. Campgrounds have been created by many municipalities. The beachfront areas are the most…
The camping tent
Tents have always been used by man to meet his housing needs during his travels and travels. These dwellings made up of a frame covered with canvas offer sufficient space to accommodate one or more people depending on the…
All journeys have a beginning and an end. And what an end… At the end of the road, the province and the country, we find the southernmost city in the world: Ushuaïa. Otherwise known as the Capital of Tierra del Fuego. Remember that Patagonia has the nickname The Great South and that it is…
Literature and camping or how to survive in nature?
The beautiful season is coming and it’s time to turn to nature or to the way to reconnect with it. Our modern lifestyle has us glued to our computer and smartphone screens, hunched over, tired, but at the same time comfortably numb….