Once the playground of the rich and famous, the beautiful Cote d’Azur (which means ‘bright blue coast) is one of the most stunning holiday destinations in the South of France.
Family Holidays in the South of France
This sunny, picturesque region of southeastern France encompasses the famous French Riviera from Menton and Cannes to Var. The department (or county) of Var is the perfect base for exploring the Cote d’Azur, the Antibes Peninsular, the Fréjus amphitheatre, Cannes and Saint-Tropez. You can get to both Saint Tropez and Cannes in around an hour from Var, making this a superb South of France holiday destination.
Visit Menton for a taste of an authentic medieval old town with the Basilique Saint-Michel complete with an 18th-century bell tower. It’s a pretty town known for its lovely beaches and beautiful botanical gardens such as Serre de la Madone with its rare subtropical plants.
Here are four of the best holiday parks in the Cote d’Azur.
La Plage du Dramont is a beachside family holiday park and campsite with direct access to the Mediterranean Sea.
Situated in a pine grove at the foot of the Cap Dramont nature reserve, the park is on the edge of the beach opposite a beautiful private island called the Île d’Or, which means ‘golden island.’
This luxury holiday park offers sweeping views of the Île d’Or and the red rock of the cliffs against the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and features holiday cottages with sea views and pitches that are just a pebble’s throw from the beach. There is an on-site leisure complex with a restaurant and evening entertainment.
2. Les Tournels
Les Tournels is a luxury 5-star holiday park and campsite that features high-end log cabins with hot tubs and sea views over the Gulf of Saint Tropez.
This stylish South of France holiday park has a heated swimming pool with waterslides, a lagoon and a children’s paddling pool.
This resort has a wonderful wellness spa with saunas, whirlpool baths, hydro massage recliners and a Turkish bath. The spa offers massages, facials, manicures and pedicures for ultimate relaxation.
Not far from the beach, the impressive Domaine Du Colombia is a luxury 5-star holiday park ideally situated between Cannes and St Tropez featuring a large water park with amazing water slides.
This park boasts a range of amazing holiday cottages with hot tubs as well as scenic pitches for tents and tourers including motorhomes and camper vans.
The wellness spa has a balneotherapy pool and a hydro-active massage table and offers Ayurvedic massage, facials and manicures.
Far from the city, Camping La Bastiane is a stunning woodland campsite and holiday park in the South of France situated in the peaceful hinterland between the Verdon River and the Mediterranean Sea.
This quiet, friendly holiday park features heated swimming pools, hot tubs, sun loungers and a paddling pool for the little ones.
There is a lovely choice of holiday cottages, some with private hot tubs and there are also pitches for tents and tourers including motorhomes and camper vans.
The hills, forests and traditional villages of the surrounding area offer a variety of excellent hiking trails for a wonderfully active and relaxing holiday in France.