virtually!France is vitually empty of tourists at that time of year except me of course.
I always say go to the Dordogne, especially if the people have never toured in France before. There's a lot to do in that region.
For me the Black Forest is too far to go after the Dordogne - but 'horses for courses'.
Steve - as suggested try Camping Cheques - send off for their guide - over 550 sites, most of them in France. (camping.cheque.co.uk). Choose the sites you like the look of and spend as much (or as little) time in each as you choose. You'll pay only
We don't limit ourselves to Camping Cheques sites - we stay all over, I was simply suggesting the Camping Cheque guide as an illustrated list of sites, which has good pictures and is easy to read. We use ACSI, Michelin, the Caravan Club, tourist information offices, or 'just passing and it looks nice so let's try it.But there are 11,000+ campsites in France, so why limit yourself to only roughly 5% of them.
Most too are on the coast, and if you like me don't need the seaside, they are not for you.
Jeremy please could you post your route and the sites you used.I'd recommend France's 2nd (to Le Mont St Michel) most visited town of Rocamadour as a 'target' with a week spent getting to it, a couple of weeks touring the Lot Valley across to southern Limousin, followed by a leisurely week spent heading back north.
We've just covered that area, and IMHO it's a fantastically overlooked area of France. Also, the weather is the same as the Dordogne (it's next door) and it's more picturesque and the people there (and the sites) are friendlier.
If you need more details let me know. I'd be happy to recommend some sights.