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What to expect on a camping trip

Campsite Ile de Ré > Camper tip > Plan your camping trip

Are you preparing for an exceptional camping vacation with your partner, family or friends? Can you imagine yourself in the heated swimming pool or sipping a cocktail in the bar after a bike ride along the Charente coastline? Before you get behind the wheel of your car, motorhome or caravan, don’t forget to make your camping checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

What to pack?

Clothing requirements vary according to season and destination. Shorts, swimsuits, sunglasses and sunscreen are a must at the seaside. Don’t forget your hiking boots if you’re planning to walk on trails, especially in the mountains. A cap, windbreaker, small rucksack and toiletries kit are also important items to include in your suitcase.

Special camping equipment

If you’re a fan of traditional camping and intend to pitch your tent, remember to bring along :

  • Flashlight (preferably headlamp),
  • A gas stove with refills,
  • Lighter or matches,
  • A cooler,
  • Crockery (glass or disposable),
  • Pots, pans and kitchen utensils (cutlery, corkscrew, can opener, bottle opener…),
  • Garbage bags,
  • A sponge, cloth and washing-up liquid,
  • A Swiss Army knife,
  • Folding table and chairs,
  • Sheets, blankets, pillows and possibly a mattress,
  • Floor mats,
  • Extension cords, coffeemaker and chargers if your pitch is equipped with electrical outlets,
  • And, of course, your tent with pegs and sardines.

Finally, think about the specific needs of your family or group of friends: baby kits, card or board games, bicycles…

Don’t hesitate to ask your campsite about the services it offers, so you don’t have to take up too much space. Discover all the services offered by our campsite on the Ile de Ré, La Tour des Prises!