French Camping Vocabulary

Here you will find a complete list of French camping vocabulary words. With some of Europe’s most beautiful mountain regions including the French Alps and Pyrenees, camping is very popular among people of all ages in France. Most of the words in this list are unique to the French language and may require some extra time to learn.

le camping camping le terrain de camping campsite la tente tent
camper to camp
le sac de couchage sleeping bag
la caravane caravan/mobile home
le sac à dos backpack la bouteille d’eau water bottle
le thermos thermos/vacuum flask
le cadre tent frame
le tapis de sol ground sheet
le piquet tent peg
le double toit flysheet la corde guy rope
l’emplacement pitch
monter une tente to pitch/put up a tent
le mât tent pole
le bureau du chef site manager’s office
les emplacements libres pitches availalbe
complet full le lit de camp camp bed
le banc à pique-nique picnic bench les toilettes restrooms les poubelles trash cans
les douches showers la branchement électrique electric hoop-up le camping-car camper van
le hamac hammock la remorque trailer le charbon de bois charcoal
l’allume-feu firelighter allumer un feu to light a fire
le feu de camp campfire
le spray contre les insects bug repellant
les chaussures de marche walking boots
la lampe torche flashlight/torch
la moustiqaire mosquito net
l’impérmeable waterproofs le réchaud camping stove
le barbecue barbecue le matelat pheumatique air mattress
la lanterne lantern

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