When you think of a city trip, you probably don’t think about camping. Yet there are many nice places to visit in Europe with your caravan or camper. Especially outside the high season, it is quieter in the city and you do not have to walk among hordes of tourists. The city belongs to you and its inhabitants. Not only Paris or London, but also Hasselt, Bremen and Brighton are definitely worth a visit. What are other nice cities for camping? And at which campsites do you stay with the camper or caravan?
Campsites in or near the city
A city trip is not the cheapest form of holiday. Often the costs of the hotel, restaurants and parking make
it an expensive affair. If you go with your caravan or camper, you can save on this and still enjoy all the beauty that the city has to offer. Camper pitches cannot be found in or near every city. You may also experience noise pollution at a camper place in the city. Still, you may be able to find a good place to stay overnight. There are always campsites near the city for caravans.
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The city is best known as a summer destination. However, it is also recommended to go here outside the high season. Get a breath of fresh air on the boulevard. From the pier you can view a fairytale illuminated skyline. The Royal Pavilion is a special place. This exotic palace was once built on behalf of King George IV. In winter you can go ice skating at the palace. You can see the Duke of York. It is Britain’s oldest cinema.
Camping Sheepcote Valley Car.Club Site
The campsite is located between the chalk hills of the city. You are surrounded by nature here. It is a half-hour walk to the city. There are also buses. The campsite is open all year round. There are 215 places from 80 m2 to 120 m2. It has a rating of 8.4 on Eurocamping.eu (2015 rating) .
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The city actually has everything: from the Eiffel Tower to the most famous shopping streets. The Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe, and so on. There are so many reasons to go to Paris, despite the attacks of 2015 and 2016. And here too, there is plenty to do outside the summer period. Ice skating on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. It’s really possible. You enjoy the view of the city while skating around and drinking mulled wine.
Camping Indigo Paris
The campsite is located in the Bois de Bologne park on the banks of the Seine. The campsite was completely renovated in 2015. There is a private shuttle bus to the nearest metro station. You can easily travel through the entire city by metro. You can see all the tourist attractions this way.
The city is small-scale and cozy. The old center is built on the old city walls where it is nice to walk. You can visit the Jenever Museum in the city and of course go shopping. Hasselt is sometimes called ‘the city of taste’. So you can enjoy delicious food there. The Hasselt speculaas is famous. You can combine the city visit with the Hoge Kempen National Park. You will find ponds, forests and heathland. There are six entrance gates to this nature reserve.
Campsite: Oostappen Holiday Park Hengelhoef
The campsite is open all year round and is located between Hasselt and the Hoge Kempen National Park. There is a pond for swimming or skating. There is also a swimming pool that is open to a limited extent outside the school holidays. There are 360 places.
A much lesser known city is Bremen. There are interesting sights such as the historic town square and the 13th century cathedral. You can walk along the banks of the Weser and shop. The Das Viertel district is highly recommended. There are second-hand shops and boutiques. You will also find pubs, galleries and theaters there. Not many tourists, but a fascinating city.
The campsite is 15 km. outside the city. There is a restaurant with a good reputation. There are 100 pitches and the campsite is open all year round.
Campsite: Hanse camping
Campsite at 6 km. from the city center. The Universum Science Center” is within walking distance. The campsite is closed in January and February.
The city is truly French