Arts & Heritage : Campsites in private gardens
Which historical places to visit with a camper van ?
Immerse yourself in the French art and history, visiting iconic sites such as Mont Saint Michel, Burgundy and the Loire castles, in picturesque medieval villages. Discover the historic sites across France by staying in one of our HomeCamper's host private campsites. Away from the tourist crowds, many of our host's sites are set in picturesque villages, off the beaten track, allowing you to enjoy the local architecture, art and gastronomic heritage.
HomeCamper also offers you thousands of destinations filled with art and history in Europe, such as the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the Arena of Verona in Italy, Playa del Silencio in Spain and many more!
The best campsites near cultural heritage!
HomeCamper guests will proudly show you the must-see cultural highlights of their regions. Come by campervan, van, tent or car, the hosts will welcome you. If you want to spice up your trip, then glamping is made for you: it offers accomodations such as tepee, hut, converted tent etc.
After a long day of going back in time, the HomeCamper hosts will suggest you relaxing activities. Nothing better than taking a dip in the swimming pool, going for a walk along the river, fishing or improving your swing.
France’s Top World Heritage Sites
Mont Saint Michel
Mont Saint-Michel stands in the heart of a huge bay victim of the highest tides in Europe. On a rocky islet, on the border between Normandy and Brittany, stands a Gothic style Benedictine abbey dedicated to the archangel Saint Michael, and it shelters a village in its walls. The construction of the abbey (between the 11th and 16th centuries) was a technical and artistic tour de force.
Built in the 13th century, Chartres Cathedral is another illustration of the excellence of French Gothic art. Very well preserved, it houses magnificent stained glass windows from the 12th and 13th centuries, with approximately 5,000 characters represented.
Paris, Banks of the Seine
Attended by more than 4 million Parisians and tourists every summer on the occasion of "Paris Plages", the banks of the Seine are also the ideal place to admire many monuments such as the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Place de la Concorde, Notre-Dame Cathedral... The success is such that the Paris City Hall is planning to enlarge the pedestrian area.
Palace and Gardens, Versailles
The former hunting lodge of Louis XIII was transformed and enlarged by his son Louis XIV who installed the Court and the government of France there in 1682. A privileged residence of the French monarchy until Louis XVI, the Palace of Versailles today has 63,154 m2 divided into 2,300 rooms.
In the Middle Ages, Santiago de Compostela was the most important pilgrimage destination in Europe. It is not the routes as such that are listed by Unesco, but the various monuments (churches, bridges, hospitals) that line the four symbolic routes from Tours, Vézelay, Le Puy and Arles that are.
Prehistoric Cave of Pont d’Arc, Ardèche
In Ardèche, this cave contains the oldest paintings known to date (between 30,000 and 32,000 BC). Rediscovered in 1994, it houses more than 1,000 paintings, with anthropomorphic or animal motifs, inventoried on its walls. The site is closed to the public to preserve the drawings.
Since April 2015, visitors are able to admire a faithful reconstruction, "La Caverne du Pont d'Arc", a few kilometres away from the original.
Arles has preserved impressive Roman monuments -arenas, ancient theatre, cryptoporticoes- ,the oldest of which date back to the 1st century BC. The Baths of Constantine and the Alyscamps necropolis, dating from the 4th century, have also been preserved. Saint-Trophime with its cloister is one of the major monuments of the Provençal Romanesque art.
Gulf of Porto
The reserve, which is part of the Corsican Regional Natural Park, occupies the Scandola peninsula, made up of volcanic rocks. It is home to gulls, cormorants and sea eagles. The transparent waters, with inaccessible islets and caves, are home to a rich marine life.
Lagoons of New Caledonia
This French archipelago in the South Pacific is composed of six marine areas and has one of the three largest reef systems in the world. These sites of great beauty are home to an exceptional diversity of marine species (corals, turtles, whales, dugongs...), as well as a range of habitats from mangroves to sea grass beds.