France with a touch of the Netherlands

On holiday in dreamy France, but missing the Dutch culture? In that case, we’ve got something for you! Le Petit Futé's new guide has combined the best of France and the Netherlands: cheeses and bicycles. Mix your French holiday with a bit of Dutch culture and voilà: an unforgettable experience! Enjoy one of the many campsites of Le French Time to make your dream holiday complete. Le French Time is known for sharing their passion for culinary, cultural and sporty experiences with their guests. On this list, we give you a little sneak peak of this lovely guide! 

Shop the best cheeses in the Provence in Gorges du Loup 
The cycle tracks in Gorges du Loup in the Provence offer two different cycle routes. During the first route you cycle past the villages of Bouyan and Coursegoules. Here you’ll find the most delicious cheeses in the Province. The second route is for the sport enthusiasts among us. After visiting the plateau of Caussols and the village of Gourdon, you can reward yourself with a refreshing dip in the Gorges du Loup. The luxury camping called Domaine de la Bergerie, is hidden in the woods and it’s the perfect starting point for these two cycling routes.Taste and make cheese in South-West France
On this cycling route in South West France you’ll discover different cheeses in the region of Aveyron and around Aubrac, Carladez and la Viadene. You can split this route or you can make it shorter by starting from the town of Laguiole. For a good home base you have to go to camping Les 2 Vallées. When you’re done with cycling, you can visit the Castelnau farm. This day trip is organized by the campsite itself, so you can learn about the art of cheese making and you may taste the best Roquefort yourself as well! 

Tasting cheese in the Loire region
Jump on your bike and cycle through the vineyards of the Loire region. This cycle route is 25 km long, is fairly flat and is therefore easy to cycle. Along the way you’ll pass large castles, dreamy vineyards and cozy (goat) cheese farms. Take a well-deserved break at the lake of d'Ouchamps where you can have a quiet picnic with a beautiful view. The nearby camping called de l'Orangerie de Beauregard, offers wine and cheese tastings at the castle every Friday and is an excellent place to take a break.Cooking class in Normandy
The campsite called Domaine de la Catinière is located near the beautiful town of Honfleur. Cooking lessons are given on the campsite, where they explain how to prepare the famous Normandy cheese "Camembert" in the best way. Then go for a bike ride to lose all those cheese calories with a cycle route right through the interior of Normandy. Imagine: cycling through the rolling hills of the countryside and past beautiful apple orchards.

Dive into the world of cheese at Camping Beauregard
The Tour du Jura is 155 km long. Along the way you’ll discover many beautiful places, such as the Pays de Dole, Bresse, Jurassienne and the wine region Revermont. For all the go-getters who want a challenge, it’s recommended to follow the route from Lons-Le-Saunier. This route goes straight through the Jura and goes up to 3,900 meters in the hills. To get your cycling trip off to a good start, you can relax at Camping Beauregard. The owners offer you many different cheeses to taste and if you really want to dive into the world of cheese, you can even help with milking cows and preparing cheese with traditional kettles. Naturally, the cheese tasting and cheese fondue should not be missed.


Craving some cheese right now? Or do you feel like going for a nice ride? The Le Petit Futé guide is the perfect guide if you want to experience France with a touch of the Netherlands. Bon appétit!

Marina van Hooft

Hi! My name is Marina and I’m 20 years old. Besides my Creative Business studies, I’m a freelance writer. My greatest passion is writing, and besides that I love good music, traveling and photography. I prefer to do that last thing at a beautiful destination across the border, obviously ;). From me you’ll mainly read blogs about beautiful travel destinations, travel tips and lifestyle. 

@marinavanhooft 

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Marina van Hooft

Hi! My name is Marina and I’m 20 years old. Besides my Creative Business studies, I’m a freelance writer. My greatest passion is writing, and besides that I love good music, traveling and photography. I prefer to do that last thing at a beautiful destination across the border, obviously ;). From me you’ll mainly read blogs about beautiful travel destinations, travel tips and lifestyle. 

@marinavanhooft