Camping is perhaps the best way to be close with nature. If you have done it in different parts of the US and want something different for a change, do this abroad and see if you can get the same experience while camping in France.
When you go camping, it is only natural that you bring the equipment from your home to the campsite. But if are going to cross the Atlantic to do that, it will probably be better to rent some of the equipment rather than bringing these along in your carry on luggage.
One of the most important things you will have to rent is the tent. Once you get it, read the instructions and practice setting it up a few times so you won’t have any problems doing this later on. This will allow you to do it without any difficulty when you arrive at the campgrounds in the later afternoon or after dark.
Also check the other equipment that you will be using for the trip including the flashlight, compass, knife and GPS if you are able to borrow one. These things are essential for your survival in the event that you get lost.
It will be a good idea to get all the information you need about the camp ground before deciding to go. That way, you are sure that there are different activities for you and the kids to do especially when you are staying there for a few days.