The best campsites for a long week-end in Ardèche

A long weekend in the countryside

May is a perfect time to escape, allowing you to leave behind the daily routine of home and the remnants of winter and re-discover a taste of the great outdoors. A short camping break is an ideal natural getaway, getting you up close and personal to nature as the days turn to summer. Campsite life does not mean abandoning creature comforts of course. The Ardeche campsites come in all shapes and sizes, and all styles, so whatever your tastes there is a campsite for you. Whether small and personal or a larger campsite offering superb swimming pool complex, modern wash block and great family restaurant, they are all here to tempt you. Beyond that, enjoy a real home from home with a fully equipped mobile home or even something more novel like a yurt or a treehouse.

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A camping short break in the Ardeche

When you're weighing up your options for a short break, the Ardeche has plenty going for it. With its rugged, unspoilt terrain of twisting gorges, deep valleys, tumbling rivers and wild expanses, the region is a magnet for lovers of the great outdoors, those with a taste for adventure and outdoor actvity, as well as fans of glorious scenery, fabulous cuisine and characterful historic villages. A range of campsites is on offer, from simple, unspoilt 2 or 3 star establishments to incredible sites with amazing water parks, and all offer something unique and personal. Common to most though, is the close proximity to the famous river - so popular for its canoe trips and dramatic bike trails.