There is one major rule at many swimming pools at various campsites in France, that can catch out any family going on a camping holiday to France.
This rule is the NO SWIMMING SHORTS and only "SPEEDO" type trunks are allowed.
That's right...the rumour is true! Many swimming pools in France revert to the Local Government ruling in that board/swimming shorts are banned from swimming pools.
The main reason given for this is hygiene. Shorts can be worn all day both in and outside the pool complex and therefore can pick up various amounts of dust and dirt which can be transferred to the pool causing a disruption in the water quality.
Many campsites in France have the rule but do not enforce it. You are therefore advised to check the campsite description before booking or get yourself a pair of emergency trunks before travelling to your camping holiday in France just in case.
You can get a pair of trendy and stylish emergency swimming trunks here. We have been told recently that some campsites have trunks in their onsite shop for those who forget to take some however the prices are very high.