What to take camping?

What to take camping in France

Knowing what to take camping when you go on a family camping holiday in France can often be a daunting task!

This is one of the most overlooked parts of going on a family camping holiday to France and yet is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make and that is what to take.

Make sure you don’t forget anything…follow our handy checklist!

To make your life simpler, we’ve compiled a handy Go Camp France Checklist! This will hopefully remind you of everything you’ll need for your family holiday to France.

Travel documents:

Driving documents.
Travel insurance.
Pet Documents.
Tickets and booking information.


Credit/debit cards.
Travellers cheques.
Prepaid currency card.

For babies and children:

Baby formula, food, milk.
Bottles, feeding and sterilising equipment.
Nappies and wipes.
Sun cream, clothing and sunglasses.
Books and Toys.
Portable DVD player and DVD’s.
Swimming aids, beach/pool toys.
Scooters / bikes.

In the car:

Our “Driving in France” section covers all of the items that are legally required whilst driving in France, together with all of our own suggestions and recommendations. Don’t forget to take your roof top boxes, and cycle racks.

Household items:

Foreign adapter plugs.
Washing up liquid.
Kitchen roll.
Toilet roll.
Dish cloths.
Bin liners.
Tea towels.
Matches / lighter.
Tea, coffee and sugar.
Clothes pegs.

Miscellaneous items:

Torch, spare bulbs and batteries.
Mobile phone and charger.
Games consoles, DVD, mp3 players and chargers.
First aid kit.
Digital camera.

Bedding and towels

The majority of holiday companies will provide you with pillows and blankets with the option of hiring linen and towel packs which include sheets, pillowcases and various towels. The items that are included depend on the company you book with.

Please remember to check what is included in your accommodation pack and take your own if you decide not to book a linen or towel pack.

Hand, bath and beach towels.
Duvets / covers.

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