One other way to save some of your cash is to bring your own camp gear. Pack as much gear as you can and as you need, of course. If you buy the gear in France, you might get into shock from the price tags they carry. If you have the necessary gear then bring them along. So these include tents, sleeping bags, cooking equipment and flashlights.
Prepare all your gear and check your packs before you depart to see if you have left some things behind. Even small items like batteries and even socks should be brought with you. Not only will these small items save you some money but it will also save you time from going back and forth in camping or outdoor shops in France to get what you still need.
Camping in France is a fairly good alternative for tourists to visit the country. Imagine having to walk along France’s wonderful beaches and get to see acres of vineyards and picturesque mountain scenes through more than half the price of staying in hotels in the cities. France offers a much relaxing lifestyle outside the busy city streets in the great outdoors.
Visiting and camping in France without breaking the bank is absolutely possible. It has been done before by numerous campers ahead of you so I don’t see why you and your family can’t.