FRENCH camping holiday firms are offering some of the cheapest breaks this summer. Competition between the major operators is producing attractive price cuts. French Country Camping (0923 261311) this week announced discounts of up to pounds 207 for off-peak family holidays. For selected departures before 15 July and after 29 August, a family of two adults and up to four children can take a 14-night, ferry-included package from pounds 209.

Last month, Eurocamp (0565 626262) launched a programme with 14-night, ferry-included packages to 260 campsites in 12 European countries from pounds 149. Clients select departure date and preferred area; the company chooses the campsite.