Campsites near Rhone Alpes natural parks

With eight nature parks including two national parks, Rhône-Alpes offers endless possibilities for days out, exploring and recharging your batteries. And when you're camping you can stay closer to nature in the unspoilt countryside.

The Vanoise National Park is home to a colony of 2,500 ibex, making it the largest ibex reserve in the French Alps. The Park contains amazing old villages such a Bonneval sur Arc and the mountain hamlet of L’Ecot.

The Vanoise National Park is home to a colony of 2,500 ibex, making it the largest ibex reserve in the French Alps. The Park contains amazing old villages such a Bonneval sur Arc and the mountain hamlet of L’Ecot.

At 91,800 hectares, the Ecrins National Park is the largest of France's national parks. It contains 17,000 hectares of glaciers and a collection of summits rising to close to or over 4,000 metres (13,000 ft).

The Haut Jura Regional Park covers 1,455 km2 of the Jura Mountains at the gateway to Switzerland and Lake Geneva. This wild countryside offers opportunities to spot chamois, lynx and capercaillie. The Chartreuse Regional Park, the greenest Park, earning it the nickname "the Emerald of the Alps", is the smallest of the pre-Alpine ranges. It is home to the Grande Chartreuse Monastery, which helps to give it something of a mystical feel.

The Bauges Regional Park is an island of untouched countryside at moderate altitude (270 m to 2,200 m) situated between Chambéry, Annecy and Albertville.

The Pilat Regional Park is also at moderate altitude, rising in steps from the Rhône Valley (140 m) to the Crêt de la Perdrix (1,432 m). These mountains contain a geological oddity, the chirats. This is the local name given to the expanses of fallen rock covering the steep slopes of the Pilat. They were formed in the Quaternary period are very rare; the only other examples are found in the Appalachian Mountains.

The Vercors Regional Park, which stretches between the Drôme and Isère at the gateway to Provence and the High Alps, is a natural limestone fortress. It is home to France's largest nature reserve, the Réserve des Hauts Plateaux du Vercors, which resembles the Arctic wastes when covered in snow in the winter.

The Monts d'Ardèche Regional Park, created in 2001 on the initiative of the region's chestnut growers, covers part of Rhône-Alpes' third mountainous region, the volcanoes of the Massif Central.

Rhône-Alpes' 2 national and 6 regional parks are naturally closely involved in the National Sustainable Development Charter, which undertakes to strike a careful balance between development and environmental protection in the mountains. A sustainable housing policy, respecting the architectural heritage, preserving the landscapes and countryside, balanced energy resource and water management, raising awareness among users: these are all measures that must be scrupulously implemented to comply with the Kyoto Protocol (1998). Looking after countryside as amazing as this is a serious business!

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  • COMPS

    La source du Jabron offers you in an exceptional, calm and friendly environment, shaded pitches as well as recent and well-maintained rental accommodation including Mobile homes (4... More info

  • RUOMS

    Located at the gateway to the Ardèche Gorges, the Petit Bois offers you the benefits of sunshine in a tranquil natural setting

  • Les Vans

    Unser 3-Sterne-Camping La Châtaigneraie bietet 42 Stellplätze. Er liegt mitten in der Natur und geschützt in einem Kastanienhain. Dieser spendet den geräumigen Stellplätzen angeneh... More info

  • Saillans

    A small family and environmentally friendly nature campsite in the Bio-Drôme valley, between river and village. Far from the chains and groups that industrialize and standardize ca... More info

  • Labastide de Virac

    Mille Etoiles provides accommodation in eleven Mongolian-style natural-canvas yurt dwellings with oak and ash frameworks. These yurts draw on the traditional Kirghiz portable dwell... More info

  • SAINT SORLIN D'ARVES

    The DOMAINE du TRAPPEUR is a *** campsite with 35 pitches including 23 tents or caravans; 7 chalets 2 to 7 people fully furnished and equipped, caravan, wooden hut with double bed,... More info

  • BALAZUC

    The campsite in a priveleged natural environment with superb views of the Cevennes and the garrigue, is situated only 15 minutes from Vallon Pont d’Arc,and a short distance from Ba... More info

  • VILLARS LES DOMBES

    In the land of a thousand lakes, in the heart of the Dombes and on the edge of a river, the nid du parc campsite is an ideal site for all nature-lovers in search of simplicity and ... More info

  • Basilique du saint curé jean-marie vianney, parc aux oiseaux villard les dombes, Lyon, la Dombe

    Son calme, ses emplacements spacieux, son cadre verdoyant, situé à proximité d'un étang de pêche, d'un bois et du centre historique du village, notre petit camping de 65 emplacem... More info

  • Paladru

    The camp-side _Le Calatrin_ is a small familial place, locate near the lake of Paladru, in Isère, Rhône-Alpes. With a direct access to the lake, our beach, made of grass, offers a ... More info

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