The Rhône-Alpes capital is Lyon, a UNESCO World Heritage site steeped in Roman history, not far from the lakes of the Dombes and the medieval village of Pérouges and Roman Vienne. The Rhone Valley is an area of area of natural beauty, from the sun-baked Drôme to the isolated mountains of the Vercors and the deep gorges of the Ardèche. Lovers of art and culture are drawn to the region's 'Villes d'Art': Lyon, Annecy, Grenoble, Chambéry and Saint Etienne when camping.
The Rhône-Alpes gastronomy, championed by chefs Bocuse, Blanc and Anne-Sophie Pic, is noted for its cheese and traditional dishes like rosette and fondue. Rhône-Alpes wines include Beaujolais, Côtes-du-Rhône and Savoie appellations.
Holiday Ideas in Rhone-Alpes
Nature Parc l'Ardéchois
This very high quality, family run site is within walking distance of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc. It borders the River Ardèche and canoe trips are run, professionally, direct from the site.
Campéole la Nublière
If you are looking for large pitches, shady trees, mountain views and direct access to the lakeside beach, this site is for you. There are 271 touring pitches of which 243 have electrical hook-ups (6A).
La Domaine d'Imbours
This large site is part of a holiday complex with many mobile homes (99), chalets (41), hotel and 200 camping pitches. These are on scrub grass, not marked, with some shade from mature trees and 6A electricity (long leads may be helpful).
Champ la Chèvre
This is a pleasant, unpretentious site with some really magnificent views across towards the western Alps.
Caravaneige le Giffre
Surrounded by magnificent mountains in this lesser known Alpine area, yet accessible to major ski resorts, le Giffre could be the perfect spot for those seeking an active, yet relaxing holiday.