Campsites in the Pyrenees
The French Pyrenees stretch along the French-Spanish border from the Atlantic Coast in the west to the Mediterranean coast in the east. The best known and most visited part, however, lies around the centrally located high peaks in the department of Haute-Pyrénées.
You will find a wide range of campsites around places such as Argeles-Gazost, Luz Saint-Sauver and Cauterets. There is also the Parc national des Pyrénées, one of the major French national parks. More to the west, the mountains change fairly quickly into lower hills and there aren't that many campsites to choose from. To the east, however, the mountains extend far and there are still plenty of campsites to be found.
In the Pyrenees, slightly smaller campsites without too much luxury dominate; here you'll find only a handful of campsites with four stars or more. They are there, like the beautifully situated Camping Pyrénées Natura, but here too you won't find things like a huge swimming pool or a playground. As you'd expect in a mountain area, the emphasis is more on outdoor activities such as mountain biking, paragliding, rafting or simply walking.
A taste of the campsites in this area: