Camping in France is very different when you sleep in a mobile home compared to a tent. This is because in the mobile home, you get the amenities similar to what you have back home. If you want the simple life and sleep on the ground, you need to have a tent. So you get the best value for your money, you have to know how to buy the right tent.
Tents come in different sizes and shapes. When you are buying one, choose based on the weather conditions where you will be camping. For camping in moderate elevations, you can buy a three season tent but if you are will be camping in high elevation, you should get a 4 season tent.
You should also consider how many people are going on the camping trip because tents can hold 2, 3 and 4 people. Naturally, tents that are able to hold more heads are more expensive and this could each close up to $700.
Aside from how many can sleep inside the tent, also consider how much equipment you will be keeping inside when you go to bed.
When you go shopping for a tent, get a brand that is well established in the industry. Some brands worth checking out include Kelty, Marmot Mountain, Mountain Hardware, North Face and Sierra Designs. Aside from seeing it in specialty stores, you can get more information about what each one has by visiting their websites.