From riverbanks to France's Alpine peaks

French highlight route from coast to mountains

Prepare yourself for an incomparable journey through the heart of France, which will take you along carefully selected campsites and through the country's most breathtaking regions. Your route is planned so that each stop promises not only leisurely relaxation, but also the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity, historical significance and natural beauty of France at close quarters.

From the gentle rivers of the Périgord Noir to the glittering coasts of the Mediterranean and up to the majestic peaks of the French Alps - this trip is a carefully considered composition of France's highlights. Ready for the adventure? Then get in, start the engine of your motorhome and follow us on a route you won't soon forget.

These campsites and destinations offer a successful mix of culture, nature and relaxation, making them the ideal route for discerning travelers who want to experience France in all its diversity. We wish you a pleasant journey full of discoveries and enriching experiences.

Your starting point is Camping Les Rives de la Dordogne in Domme, where you will find an ideal base for visiting the historic town of Sarlat with its medieval streets and markets. Enjoy the region’s traditional cuisine and don’t miss a boat trip on the Dordogne to view the majestic castles and spectacular scenery from the water.

Further south, you will reach Camping Le Rayolet in Six-Fours-les-Plages, a location that is perfect for exploring the enchanting island of Île des Embiez. It offers quiet beaches and natural surroundings, ideal for a relaxing day. Nearby is also the urban beauty of Toulon, a port city with an interesting naval museum and the colorful market on the Cours Lafayette.

Camping Le Parc de Bormes in Bormes-les-Mimosas invites you to stay in one of the most beautiful areas of the Côte d’Azur. Discover the flair of Saint-Tropez and enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle in one of the numerous cafés on the harbor or stroll through the picturesque alleyways. Not far from your campsite, you can also visit the Rayol Botanical Gardens, which showcase a diverse and exotic world of plants.

The route continues to the Domaine de Fierbois campsite in Capbreton, a charming coastal town that offers long sandy beaches for surfing as well as the Capbreton Seaquarium, where you can get to know the underwater world of the Atlantic. Not far away is the town of Biarritz, famous for its elegant seaside resort and the Rocher de la Vierge, a rock formation with a remarkable view.

Finally, you reach Camping Le Courounba in Les Vigneaux, which offers you a respite in the high Alps. From here, it’s not far to the Écrins National Park, where you can admire the extraordinary flora and fauna along the numerous hiking trails. For a day trip, we recommend a detour to Briançon, the highest town in Europe, known for its Vauban fortresses, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This is what awaits you on this route:

Your starting point is Camping Les Rives de la Dordogne in Domme, where you will find an ideal base for visiting the historic town of Sarlat with its medieval streets and markets. Enjoy the region's traditional cuisine and don't miss a boat trip on the Dordogne to view the majestic castles and spectacular scenery from the water.

Further south, you will reach Camping Le Rayolet in Six-Fours-les-Plages, a location that is perfect for exploring the enchanting island of Île des Embiez. It offers quiet beaches and natural surroundings, ideal for a relaxing day. Nearby is also the urban beauty of Toulon, a port city with an interesting naval museum and the colorful market on the Cours Lafayette.

Camping Le Parc de Bormes in Bormes-les-Mimosas invites you to stay in one of the most beautiful areas of the Côte d'Azur. Discover the flair of Saint-Tropez and enjoy the Mediterranean lifestyle in one of the numerous cafés on the harbor or stroll through the picturesque alleyways. Not far from your campsite, you can also visit the Rayol Botanical Gardens, which showcase a diverse and exotic world of plants.

The route continues to the Domaine de Fierbois campsite in Capbreton, a charming coastal town that offers long sandy beaches for surfing as well as the Capbreton Seaquarium, where you can get to know the underwater world of the Atlantic. Not far away is the town of Biarritz, famous for its elegant seaside resort and the Rocher de la Vierge, a rock formation with a remarkable view.

Finally, you reach Camping Le Courounba in Les Vigneaux, which offers you a respite in the high Alps. From here, it's not far to the Écrins National Park, where you can admire the extraordinary flora and fauna along the numerous hiking trails. For a day trip, we recommend a detour to Briançon, the highest town in Europe, known for its Vauban fortresses, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Domme

Camping Les Rives de la Dordogne
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Six-Fours-les-Plages

Camping Le Rayolet
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Bormes-les-Mimosas

Camping Le Parc de Bormes
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Capbreton

Camping Domaine de Fierbois
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Les Vigneaux

Camping Le Courounba

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Boat trip on the Dordogne

Glide along the calm waters of the Dordogne and enjoy the picturesque landscape and historic castles on its banks. Image © campomalo / pixelio.de
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Sarlat

Sarlat-la-Canéda is a picturesque town in the heart of the Périgord Noir, known for its well-preserved medieval architecture and lively cultural scene. Image © Kamala Bright / unsplash.com
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Toulon Naval Museum

Discover France’s maritime history at the Toulon Naval Museum, which houses exhibits from different eras. Image © Gabriele Schmadel / pixelio.de
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Île des Embiez

The Île des Embiez is a small island jewel off the French Mediterranean coast with pristine beaches and clear water. Image © Susanne Hammel / pixelio.de
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Saint-Tropez

The former fishing town of Saint-Tropez is an icon of the French Riviera, famous for its beaches and jet-set lifestyle. Image © Br!gg0r / pixelio.de
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Rayol Botanical Garden

A botanical oasis by the sea: the botanical garden in Rayol invites you to explore various plant worlds. Image © Gullaume Armand / unsplash.com
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Rocher de la Vierge Biarritz

A legendary rock formation and one of Biarritz’s landmarks, the Rocher de la Vierge offers fantastic panoramic views. Image © Ilona Bellotto / unsplash.com
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Écrins National Park

A stronghold for alpinists and nature lovers, the Écrins National Park offers impressive mountain panoramas and hiking routes. Image © Simon Joseph / unsplash.com
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Briançon

A picturesque fortified town in the Alps, Briançon is known for its impressive Vauban fortifications. Image © Fabe Collage / unsplash.com

Each of these hiking trails offers a unique opportunity to explore the rural beauty and historical depth of the Sarlat region and the Périgord Noir. Pack comfortable shoes, take plenty of water with you and discover the treasures of this region, which is rich in both nature and history.

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GR 6 – From Sarlat to Rocamadour

The GR 6 is a long-distance hiking trail that is part of the large European network of hiking trails. It runs through many parts of France, and the section from Sarlat to Rocamadour is particularly attractive. This trail winds its way through the picturesque Dordogne valley and past medieval villages and castles until it finally reaches the impressive pilgrimage site of Rocamadour, perched on a rock above the Alzou Canyon. Image © Katharina Wieland Müller / pixelio.de
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La Boucle de Montfort

This loop, also known as the “Boucle”, begins and ends in Vitrac and takes you along the Dordogne for around 9 kilometers, past the imposing Montfort Castle. The trail offers a combination of moderate inclines and flat paths through forests and fields and offers spectacular views of the river landscape. Image © Carsten Przygoda / pixelio.de
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Sentier du Céo

This hiking trail leads along the Céou River, a small tributary of the Dordogne. It starts in Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, famous for the castle of the same name, and leads through beautiful countryside and traditional villages such as Daglan and Saint-Cybranet. Hike along winding paths through the green valley of the Céou, enjoy the tranquillity of rural France and discover the charming Périgord Noir region on foot. Image © Simon Hermans / unsplash.com

Whether you prefer a leisurely cycle tour along quiet riverbanks or a challenging route with added cultural value, the cycle paths in the Sarlat area cover a wide range of interests and ability levels. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover this beautiful region in the saddle.

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Voie Verte (Green Path)

This low-traffic cycle path follows the picturesque River Céou and connects the villages of the Périgord Noir. It is ideal for a leisurely ride through the heart of the region, offers flat sections and leads through a landscape characterized by forests and traditional farms. With its numerous picnic areas and peaceful surroundings, the Voie Verte is perfect for families or cyclists looking for a stress-free tour. Image © Didier VEILLON / unsplash.com
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Cycle route through the Dordogne Valley

This route is ideal for cyclists who want to explore the scenic beauty of the Dordogne Valley. It runs along the river and offers magnificent views, especially of the castles that tower over the valley. The route can start in Sarlat and follow various paths to historical sites such as La Roque-Gageac, Beynac-et-Cazenac and Domme. Image © Jametlene Reskp / unsplash.com
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Three Castles Tour

If you’re ready to head a little further south, the Loire à Vélo is a fantastic option. This cycle route runs along the Loire river and crosses a varied landscape with vineyards, castles and charming villages. This is a well-signposted route that is suitable for cyclists of all abilities. Image © Pilgerkarl / pixelio.de

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Starting point | Destination:

Domme → Les Vigneaux

LENGTH:

1.539 km

Contact details

Vacances André Trigano
15 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre
F-75009 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0) 5 61 69 05 05
E-Mail: contact@vacances-andretrigano.com
Webseite: www.vacances-andretrigano.com

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