Camping holiday in Bouches-du-Rhône

Provencal sun meets Mediterranean sea and sand in the Bouches-du-Rhône

You’ll find a wide and varied range of camping holidays on offer in southern Provence in south-eastern France. Whether you want to get out and about and discover the local sights or simply sit back and relax by the pool, the Bouches-du-Rhône offers the perfect setting for a great family camping holiday. You can visit a host of pretty Mediterranean towns such as Aix-en-Provence, Les Pennes-Mirabeau, Cornillon-Confoux, Ventabren or Cassis. Or sample the pleasures of city life in Marseille. Close to d'Aix-en-Provence, you can explore the Montagne Sainte-Victoire and its white limestone cliffs. Book your rental accommodation at a campsite now.

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All the pleasures of the Mediterranean on a camping holiday in the Bouches du Rhône

The eastern Mediterranean coast offers a wealth of natural features, as varied as they are beautiful, including hidden creeks, wide open bays and, of course, the characteristic steep-walled inlets or calanques. Its beaches, whether of sand or shingle, are by turns wild and remote – nestling below pine and oak woodland – and busy and urban as in Marseille, Martigues or La Ciotat. Directly to the east of the Bouches du Rhône delta and the Camargue lie the clear waters of the Côte Bleue, its arid hills dropping down to more picturesque calanques.

From your campsite in Bouches du Rhône you can explore the coast from La Couronne coastguard lookout tower to the picturesque port of L'Estaque, a series of coastal paths reveals the biodiversity of the sea bed which draws so many divers. Martigues has its canals, Marseille the magnificent basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde.

A camping holiday under the warm Provencal sun of the Bouches-du-Rhône

A camping holiday in the Bouches-du-Rhône means sun, sea and a riot of warm, southern colour. Not to mention a warm Provencal welcome and a festive atmosphere with a taste of Mediterranean cuisine, a game of boules, a celebratory summer aperitif and the chance to meet a local producer or two thrown in for good measure. You’ll never want to leave!

The Bouches-du-Rhône, gateway to the Côte d’Azur

East of your campsite near Marseille, heading towards the Côte d'Azur, don’t miss the unspoilt town of La Ciotat, the calanques of Mugel and Figuerolles, and the Ile Verte. Inland, follow the footsteps of French novelist and filmmaker Marcel Pagnol and enjoy the fresh Provencal air as the heights of the Garlaban Hills give way to the peaks of the Maures Hills and then the red rocks outcrops of Estérel in the Var.

The Bouches-du-Rhône and the Provencal countryside

Heading inland towards the Lubéron, you’ll find a rich patchwork of landscapes ranging from rocky hills, though vineyards to picturesque villages. A camping holiday near Aix-en-Provence makes a great base for exploring the real Provence, marvelling at the beautiful mountain scenery of Sainte-Victoire, reproduced by Cézanne in some of his most famous paintings, or strolling around the elegant town of Aix-en-Provence.

Make the most of your camping holiday in the Bouches-du-Rhône

The Bouches-du-Rhône is also a paradise for children, who will love the fun outdoor activities on offer. With a range of water sports, hot air ballooning and fishing to name but a few, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice! So why not try a holiday in the balmy climes of Provence…

Our campsites in the Bouches-du-Rhône make a great base for touring the length and breadth of Provence. Whether you opt for a tent, caravan or motorhome or stay in a mobile home or chalet, our campsites near Marseille and Aix-en-Provence are the key to discovering the secrets of Provence and enjoying a relaxing holiday with family and friends. So take a deep breath and prepare to follow in the footsteps of legendary French novelist and filmmaker, Marcel Pagnol.

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