Small campsites in the French Alps

09-2021  |  France

It is a wonderful, relaxing combination: the unique atmosphere of the mountains and the specific character of a small, simple campsite.

The atmosphere of fresh, almost cold mornings when you crawl out of your tent, longing for coffee. From the sun that disappears behind a mountain early in the evening. Of a few low-hanging clouds along the mountain slopes and the sound of cowbells in the distance. From hiking boots, backpacks, cable cars and perhaps the prospect of a multi-day hike to a mountain hut. If you want to get as much in the mood for vacation as we do, then browse through our overview of small campsites in the Alps.

view on the map There's enough to choose from: you will find more than seventy small campsites here, all with 50 or fewer pitches, in and near the French Alps. For example, there is Camping Du Col, right in the Arvan-Villard Massif, with beautiful views of the surrounding mountain peaks.

As the northern border, we have taken Lake Geneva. You could say that this is not directly in the Alps, but because of the beautiful surroundings and the good accessibility of the part of the Alps directly south of it, we included this as well. The southernmost of the campsites in this overview are in the Mercantour National Park.

Campsites found: 47

Camping Le Cians, BeuilAt the gates of the Mercantour park, 1.5 hours by car from Nice and the Riviera, at the foot of the Beuil and Valberg ski slopes, come and enjoy the mountain and its many activities, both in winter an... >>
  • rental of caravans, chalets
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Camping Marie-France, AigueblancheIdeal for a nature holiday or a thermal stay, Camping*** Marie France offers a choice of quality accommodation in recent and functional mobile homes as well as 27 semi-shaded pitches for motorhome, ca... >>
  • playground
  • rental of caravans, chalets
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Aire Naturelle Oree Des Bois, SciezLocated between lake and mountain on the commune of Sciez on Lake Geneva, our campsite welcomes you in a calm and green setting and offers spacious, flat, grassy and shady pitches. We offer 6 mobile h... >>
  • rental of caravans
  • restaurant
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Camping River, Le Martinet Méolans RevelOur campsite is located in the Ubaye Valley, a beautiful area in the southern French Alps where there is a wonderful Mediterranean climate and where nature is still completely untouched. The campsite ... >>
  • access to natural water
  • rental of caravans, tents
  • restaurant, bar
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Camping Le Prieuré, Saint-Martin-d'EntraunesCalm, small campsite in the Alps. Equipped with swimming pool, bar-restaurant, tennis court and modern sanitary facilities.
  • pool
  • rental of chalets
  • restaurant, bar
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Camping La Pourvoirie Des Ellandes, ExcenevexCome and stay in our peaceful 1 hectare park, where 26 rentals are located! The campsite is located on the shores of Lake Geneva, between lake and mountain pastures, in the town of Excenevex, in Haute... >>
  • playground
  • rental of caravans, chalets
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Camping Du Col, La ToussuireBeautifully located site at the centre of the Arvan-Villard mountain range but just 1 km from the centre of La Toussuire. Site benefits from an exceptional panorama opposite the Aiguilles dArves. We h... >>
  • pool
  • rental of caravans, chalets
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Camping Les Neiges, AigueblancheIn a beautiful shaded park at the foot of the mountain ranges (alt 400m), the camping des neiges puts at your disposal its facilities to spend an unforgettable stay in Savoie. Our privileged location ... >>
  • playground
  • rental of caravans, chalets
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Camping Bellevue, Les HouchesOne star campsite in the heart of the Chamonix Mont-Blanc valley 20 pitches at the foot of the Mont-Blanc range Possibility of pitches for caravans and motorhomes Easy access, at the start of many hik... >>
    Camping D'Alpage Les Jorets, HauteluceAt the alpine campsite Les Jorets you will find the space, the great nature, the calm and the silence... Here there is no mini golf, swimming pool, nor organized activities, but an authentic setting o... >>

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