Occitanie caravan and motorhome sites

Found in the centre of the South of France, this area benefits from the warm Mediterranean weather, but with a quieter coastline than neighbouring region Provence. A largely unspoilt area, it feels very traditionally French and enjoys a slower pace of life.

The Pyrénées mountains of south-western France are a natural wilderness of unspoilt countryside and wide open spaces which are perfect for exploration, situated on the border to Spain so perfect for a day trip and magnificent views.

The towns and villages of this region are some of the most beautiful in France with historical buildings and fortified ancient battlements going back over a thousand years such as the magnificent fortified town and fortress of Carassonne.

The region boasts some breathtaking landmarks and with the Pyrénées and the Mediteranean sea as a back drop there will be some stunning photo opportunities and impressive historical towns like Montpellier, Beziers and Perpignan to visit.

You will find wonderful colourful buildings, vineyards, rivers and canals making up the landscape of this region. Snow-capped mountain peaks sit nestled alongside green valleys, forests and crystal clear lakes. Mountain streams are brimming with freshwater fish and for birdwatchers it is one of Europe's last natural habitats for golden eagles.

A must see also in the north east of the region is Millau and its impressive Viaduct that spans the valley of the River Tarn, its currently the tallest bridge in the world and is ranked as one of the great engineering achievements of all time.

Major towns and cities

  • Montpellier – regional capital with a historical centre
  • Nimes – an old city with narrow streets and ancient Roman remains
  • Perpignan – a 10th-century medieval town
  • Carcassonne – a fortified town, popular with tourists and the site of a medieval fortress
  • Toulouse – a beautiful metropolis
  • Albi – there are many significant cultural and medieval sites to see within this city
  • Cordes-sur-Ciel – a fortified and historical hillside town
  • Lourdes – a small market town in the Pyrénées foothills, world famous pilgramage for catholics
  • Roquefort – produces a famous blue cheese

Regional attractions

  • Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes – a peaceful atmosphere and stunning architecture
  • Grotte du Pech-Merle – stunning caves containing prehistoric paintings
  • Château de Montsegur – enjoy walking and exploring the castle and surrounding village
  • Theatre du Capitole – a grand theatre with impressive paintings, statues and architecture
  • Chateau de Queribus – one of the best preserved castles in the region
  • Grotte de Demoiselles – spectacular limestone cave systems to explore
  • Jardins de La Fontaine – filled with history, fountains, statues and Roman ruins
  • Gorges de Galamus – breathtaking canyons can be enjoyed by car or on foot
  • Collioure - picture postcard town with royal castle by the sea, colourfull facades and cafes at the port
  • Pont du Gard - stunning Roman aqueduct stretching over the River Gardon

Sites key: Overseas Site

Top questions

How do I book an overseas site?

Overseas campsite bookings can easily be made on the Club website and "combined deals" are common when you book a campsite at the same time as your ferry crossing. Booking online means you save the £10 Contact Centre booking fee.

Does the Club take deposits for overseas bookings?

Yes, deposits for overseas bookings are calculated at 20% for a site and 25% for a ferry (unless it is a non-refundable ferry/Eurotunnel in which case full payment is due at time of booking). The final balance is due 10 weeks prior to travel.

Is the standard of overseas sites similar to that of the UK?

European campsites are star-rated by their own local authorities and can have different standards and regulations to the UK. However, the Club's travel team handpick and inspect our campsites so that members can be sure of a high standard.

This is my first visit abroad with my caravan/motorhome. How can the Club help?

The Club's first time abroad section explains everything you need to know about going on your first overseas touring holiday.

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