Camping Holidays in Paris
The French Open, one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, is one of the biggest sporting events in France. For two weeks the 500 top tennis players in the world battle it out on the clay courts of the famous Roland Garros Stadium.
If you are a lover of all things equine then Chantilly is the place to go (50 Km north of Paris). The Hippodrome de Chantilly hosts two of France’s classic horse races - the Prix du Jockey Club and the Prix de Diane Longines every year in June. But if you don’t fancy a flutter then you can always visit the local horse museum, ‘La Musée Vivant du Cheval’, which offers demonstrations three times per day.
With gruelling routes covering some of France's most beautifully scenic regions, the Tour de France is an iconic cycle race, attracting huge crowds along the route. The Grand Départ of 2018 takes place on the 7th July starting on the Island of Noirmoutier. The early stages of the race go through the Vendée and Brittany regions. As usual there are exciting mountains stages in the French Alps and the Pyrenees.The races finishes in Paris on the 29th July.
This French national holiday commemorates the storming of the Bastille on 14th July 1789 - an event that triggered the French revolution – and is marked throughout the French capital with a military parade on the Champs-Elysées and sensational firework show launched from the Eiffel Tower.
A festival for food-lovers, this huge celebration of cheese takes place each September. Hosted by the town of La Capelle; the fair features literally thousands of different types of cheese. Cheese producers come from all over the country to share their wares and take part in competitions. If you're staying nearby, this is a great place to stock up your fridge with some of the finest French cheeses around. 2018 dates to be confirmed.
The weekend of Qatar Prix de l’Arc de triomphe consists of some twenty horse races each more thrilling than the last at more than 50 km/h. The event is broadcast over more than 30 countries and is viewed by more than a billion viewers watching the races on one of the best courses in the world, costing nearly 5 million Euros. This race will take place at the all new Paris Longchamp racecourse in 2018.