In the hot French summer sun, nothing beats camping beside the water and pitching your tent in a spot where you can cool off with a quick, refreshing dip. To help you find the best riverside campsites in France, we've put together this entire collection of waterside campsites, from bubbling streams in the Alps, to lazy, clear waters in the French valleys below. Every one of the campsites in this list allows you to pitch within reach of the water – be that a beach, lake or river – and all have been specially selected by the Hipcamp team. So what are you waiting for?
Fancy pitching up your tent by the water? Find France’s best waterside campsites here, with tranquil pitches in the Dordogne countryside, family campsites in Burgundy and Loire and dog-friendly glamping in Ardèche. Waterside camping at its best.