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French Camping Vocabulary

French Camping Vocabulary

Lexique du camping

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.

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  • 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 available
  • 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 repellent
  • 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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David Issokson is a lifelong language enthusiast. His head is swimming with words and sounds as he speaks over six languages. Of all the languages he speaks, he's the most passionate about French! David has helped hundreds of students to improve their French in his private online lessons. When procrastinating working on his site,, David enjoys his time skiing and hiking in Teton Valley, Idaho.

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