Helpful Hints

Swimming Pool Rules

Any family going on a camping holiday must take note of the swimming pool rules in France which can quite easily catch out any family and spoil your 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.

If you really don’t want to have to wear a pair of Speedo’s and are desperate to wear shorts we’ve listed below some of the campsites where you can wear shorts. Please note that as we’ve suggested please check the campsite description prior to booking to ensure this hasn’t changed!

Ardeche and Auvergne Campsites

La Bastide en Ardehce, Val de Cantobre.

Brittany Campsites

Chateau des Ormes, Les Mouettes, L’Atlantique, Ty Nadan, Les Deux Fontaines, Raguenes Plage, La Plage, L’Orangerie de Lanniron, La Grande Metairie.

Cote D’Azur Campsites

La Baume, Domaine de la Noguiere.

Dordogne Campsites

Les Peneyrals, La Palombiere, Le Moulin de Paulhiac, Le Port de Limeuil, Le Paradis, Soleil Plage, Les Grottes de Roffy.

Languedoc and Roussillon Campsites

Camping La Sirene, Le Bois de Valmarie, Camping L’Hippocampe, Club Farret.

Loire Campsites

Les Alicourts.

Normandy Campsites

Chateau le Brevedent.

Royan, Gascony and Gironde Campsites

Le Ruisseau, Interlude.

The Alps Campsites

Le Belledonne.

Vendee Campsites

Le Clarys Plage, Sol a Gogo, Les Ecureuils, Camping Les Genets, Chateau La Foret.

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