Fine wine, pretty villages and fresh croissants for breakfast: If you're keen for camping in France but don't like long car journeys with the kids, we're here to help. We've picked 16 spots within two hours of the nearest port. So, whether you ferry from Plymouth or wave goodbye from Portsmouth, there'll be something to suit...
Family camping on the Brittany coast, with epic sea views from the campsite's outdoor swimming pool and within walking distance from Douarnenez town.Find out more
Camping Le Colombier
Modern day camping amenities seamlessly fitted around a historic Normandy château, with tennis courts, volleyball courts and a new children's playground.Find out more
Camping au Lac du Drennec
Kick back beside this lake in Brittany's Amorica Regional Park and walk from your pitch to the nearby water sports centre to hire canoes, kayaks and paddle boards.Find out more
Etangs Du Moulin
Play cowboys 'n' Indians at this wild western themed campsite in northern France, with tipis and wagons also available for glamping.Find out more
See the farm animals and explore the beaches of Normandy at this family-run campsite, also well placed for catching the ferry to Jersey.
Huttopia Mont Saint Michel
This is family camping with all the frills – including a pool with a waterslide – and it's well placed for visiting the UNESCO heritage site of Mont Saint Michel.Find out more
Camping Lez Eaux
In the grounds of a 15th-century château, you can fish in the man-made pond or cycle the car-free trails, plus there's a treehouse available for glampers.Find out more
Camping Les Falaises
Within walking distance of a white pebble beach, this cliff-top campsite offers epic sea views and fresh croissants for breakfast.Find out more
Le Bois Coudrais
This traditional, family-run campsite serves freshly baked goods from a tiny bijou café and is just a short drive from the beach.
Camping de la Pointe
On the banks of the River Aulne, this small-scale, British-run campsite is perfectly placed for cyclists exploring the Brittany countryside.Find out more
With family safari tents and luxury bell tents, this glamping retreat has its own private sandy beach and instant access to the Brittany coast.Find out more
This woodland retreat is just an hour from Paris and has a thoroughly hidden feel, with a lake for boating and free activities for kids.Find out more
Château de Martragny
A campsite with it's own rich tapestry and just down the road from historic Bayeaux. Enjoy the château, the pristine grassy pitches, the heated pool, the ornamental pond and more.
Le Château de Monfréville
A family friendly campsite in the gardens of a French château, this traditional campsite limits things to just a small number of pitches so that space is guaranteed.
Camping Le Brévedent
Another exquisite château campsite, this riverside retreat lets you paddle in the waters beyond the big Calvados house.
Camping L'Ainse du Brick
Just down the road from Cherbourg, this seaside site snuggles among the rocky Normandy cliffs and is just a short stroll from a sand beach.