France is the closest and most favored foreign camping destination for most campers in Europe. The reasons could be many but the foremost is that France is a well connected destination in Europe. Champagne is one such lovely campsite in northern France especially enticing for wine lovers.
Tourists to Champagne camp in tents, campers or RVs to get a glimpse of the French countryside. Here are some tips to go camping in Champagne.
- The first thing to do is to get your travel documents to France ready. This includes passports, visas and others.
- Once in France, you can reach Champagne by air, boat, train or RV. It is advisable to book air tickets in advance. Train rides can be fun too with TGV and the less expensive SNCF train. If you are driving an RV then getting the right direction and maps is very important for the success of the trip.
- Champagne has a number of campsites in the area. So before you head out, it is good to study the campsites in the area and see what amenities and activities you like to have and decide accordingly. Camping de Troyes (troyescamping.net) and Camping La Samaritaine (campinglasamaritaine.com) are 2 good campsites that offer the best facilities for all ages.
- Wherever you book your accommodation, make sure that the campsite has at least one person speaking your language. Else your trip could get too tricky to handle.
- It is prudent to check if the camp allows for your special needs such as smoking, partying late in the night, getting pets along and other rules and regulations.
- Before you pick a camp, see what activities the campsite provides and if they interest you. Otherwise, your camping trip could get very boring.
- Many campsites in Champagne provide wine and castle tours. Check out if your camp does that for you and make a list of the places that you would like to see.
- Determine your budget for the camping trip and plan a little ahead to land the best bargains through online bookings. Booking through travel agents comes at an extra expense.
- On your trip to champagne, pack only essential clothing and leave more room for food and camping gear. Also keep some space for the wines, crafts and souvenirs that you are sure to bring back.
- Remember that camping is an outdoor experience that is prone to risks. So it is advisable to make safety norms and stick to them at all times for a happy camping trip.