Aires used for overnight stays
AYDAT Puy de Dome (63) 21km SW of Clermont-Ferrand
N45 39 37, E02 58 40
parking and services 6€
New aire Pleasant 5km walk around lake (path
rough and wet in places). Lakeside restaurants, boating and fishing
facilities about 1km. Public wc in town about 500m. Central location for
visiting Puy de Dome (toll road to top for good views), Murol and
Auvergne Parc des Volcans.
BOURBACH LE HAUT Haut-Rhin (68) 12km SW of Thann
BOURBACH LE HAUT Flot Bleu
borne and parked cars
N47 47 41, E07 01 43
5 places overnight parking free; services free
Small tarmac parking area overlooking
village (steep drop and no fence). Next to picnic area and village
recycling bins. Flot Bleu borne for wc, waste water and fresh water
taps. Cars parked in mh places and one other motorhome overnight. Good
views across Vosges wooded hills to Alps in distance. Narrow winding
roads to reach village from Thann. Bar/restaurant
Lac d’Orient Aube
(10) 22 km E of Troyes
N48 18 08, E04 20 07
about 15 places overnight parking free; services 3€
Level marked out parking area adjacent to
lakeside beach area in rural location. No motorhome sign but six other
motorhomes already there. EuroRelais borne jeton 3€ required obtainable from
campsite 100m away, drain for grey water. Café and
play area nearby also walks/cycle-path through woods around lake.
Boulanger van calls in morning.
neatly laid out aire across road
from lake apparently very busy at summer weekends
LES CONTAMINES MONTJOIE Haut-Savoie
(74) 10km S of St Gervais-les-Bains
N45 49 16, E06 43 38
Car park at Notre Dame des Gorges: parking free
Large gravel parking area with public wc
situated at end of road 4 km beyond village (first car park has height
barrier). Several motorhomes parked overnight in wooded areas set back
from road. Interesting chapel and start of mountain walking trails (GR5
long distance path)
LUGNY Saône-Loire (71) 20km
NNW of Macon
N46 28 20, E04 48 29
services free; 5
parking places free
Aire de service: Small area behind post
office signposted in village but only from one direction. Long drain for
grey water in concreted area and small covered drains labelled grey and
black waste, three water taps on wall. Only space for one motorhome.
Aire for overnight parking 500m away signposted in corner of
large gravel car/lorry park on edge of town near school. Some noise from
lorries leaving in morning and many school buses arriving. The guide
also lists parking authorised outside municipal campsite about 3 km away
next to football stadium. We drove up there but ground isn’t level.
Basic campsite but no signs indicating motorhome parking. “Jeeper”
calls for site fees in evenings.
Prehistoric caves in area
PLAINE-JOUX, PLATEAU D’ASSY Haut-Savoie (74) 12km N of St
N45 57 03, E06 44 22
Car park at skiing and paragliding area: overnight parking free;
Large parking area before restaurants and
paragliding centre on road to le Lac Vert. Signs
for camping Aire Naturelle (6€) but Flot Bleu borne in main car park.
2€ coin didn’t work but jeton available at restaurant shown on sign.
Camping fee payable if parking on grass fields past campsite sign.
Fantastic views to Mont Blanc and paragliding launch area adjacent. Lac
Vert about 1.5km further along road worth a visit and church in Plateau
d’Assy also interesting for works of art by famous artists.
PLAINE-JOUX, PLATEAU D’ASSY large
tarmac parking area with new Flot Bleu borne and recycling bins
ST POINT LAC Doubs (25) 14km SSW
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N46 48 45, E06 18 13
15 places overnight parking 5€; services free
Large gravel parking area signposted from
lakeside public car park in beach complex with swimming, boating and
windsurfing (crowded at weekend) in small village on west side of large
lake. About 16 motorhomes parked overnight (30 would be very crowded and
cars also parked in mh area for boat launching during daytime) Borne for
wc and waste water with fresh water tap, also another water tap and
public wc adjacent. Parking fee collected in evening by guardienne.
Municipal campsite adjacent. Impressive
Chateau de Joux nearby and Pontarlier has 200 shops
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Haut-Rhin (68) 5km W of Rouffach
N47 57 07, E07 15 50
10 places overnight parking free; services 2€
Neat marked out parking layby with trees,
Euro-Relais borne (broken so no fresh water)
and drain for grey water, also picnic benches with vines for fencing.
Parking area was only a few feet from fast bypass road, which was
annoyingly busy and noisy all night with cars, lorries and tractors
(going where?). No other motorhomes parked overnight. Lots of vineyards
and storks nests in surrounding towns, Eguisheim and Munster worth a
WESTHALTEN Borne "ne marche pas"
(thanks whoever left the note to warn us!). neat but noisy
de Service on campsites we stayed at
Camp Municipal La Louve Jura (39)
N47 02 26, E05 48 53
Recently updated small campsite with free motorhome service point
available. WC drain is about 0.6 metres above ground level! Grey water
drain and water taps on concrete area. We stayed overnight on site for
without electricity but clean hot showers. Site office only open in
evenings. Near Salines Royale old saltworks - worth a visit.
PETIT FORT PHILIPPE near Dunkerque Camping Les Dunes Nord (59)
N51 00 28, E02 07 07
Borne available inside campsite for 3€ during daytime. the large
car park surrounded by a housing estate nearby is used by motorhomes for
overnight parking with wc but no services (see 2007 aires list).
TOUR D'AUVERGNE Camping La Vallee Puy-de-Dome (63)
N45 31 46, E02 41 29
Service point available just inside campsite 3.50€. Down narrow road next to fishing
shack/restaurant with internet access point (8€ per hour!) rare in the Auvergne.
Camping Municipal Lefebure Haut-Rhin (68)
N48 07 50, E07 09 45
Service point available 4.50€
beside toilet block behind football pitch to left of reception. Grey
water drain and water tap but couldn't find wc waste point. site about
2km N of town centre up hill by sports stadium.
ROTHAU Camping Municipal 35km NNE of St Dié-de-Vosges
N48 27 09, E07 11 56
Aire outside municipal campsite 8 marked pitches 5€ overnight parking
including electricity; Flot Bleu borne 4€ but we used campsite which
was cheaper for two people (8€ inc elec) aire open all year. Campsite
bureau only open for a few hours morning and evening so (cheeky)
motorhomers ignored Flot Bleu and used campsite facilities. Near le
Struthof WW2 concentration camp (museum).
Aires visited but not used for overnight stay
BORMES LES MIMOSAS Var (83) 8km WNW of Le Lavandou
N43 07 27, E06 21 44 Aire at Port
Small designated parking area in town behind church near underground
parking but places filled with cars and vans. No services but aire with
services on coast at Port
CAVALAIRE-S-MER Var (83)
17km SW of St Tropez
N43 09 08, E06 25 51
Area next to beach 10€ overnight parking, to S of main road towards St
Croix Valmer. Basic services water taps and grey waste drain No black
COMPS Gard (30) 8km NW of Beaucaire/Tarascon
N43 51 14, 04 36 26
Narrow access roads through village overnight parking 3€ services
Drap Alpes Maritime (06) 7km N
N43 45 38, E07 21 01
Camping-car sales/storage “yard” with old vans parked. Services
available but no-one around and in built up suburb north of Nice. No
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Gerardmer Vosges (88) 46 km W
N48 04 23, E06 52 34
Gravel parking area signposted for 30 motorhomes on main road in
town centre next to railway and shops. Noisy, Service point on opposite side of
KAYSERBERG Haut-Rhin (68) 7km NW of Colmar
N48 08 08, E07 15 48
Large aire well signposted from town. Daytime parking fee 2€ overnight
public wc borne water and
waste drain well used about 10 motorhomes parked during day. Coach park
adjacent and near busy bypass road with lots of HGV’s during daytime.
Short walk into picturesque but very touristy town.
Labergement Ste Marie Doubs
(25) 18km S of Pontarlier
N46 46 17, E06 16 29
Motorhome parking area 8 places in single row of narrow spaces with
borne 2€ and waste drain in middle of row. Pleasant car park nearer to
lake but motorhomes banned during summer. Didn’t stay as only one
place vacant and looked crowded.
(03) 20km NE of Vichy
N46 01 50, E03 38 06 (aire)
Overnight parking allowed behind church by public wc.
Large aire in Place Jean Moulin sevices 3.50€ jeton.
Virtually all shops closed on Mondays
LES TROIS-EPIS Haut-Rhin (68) 8km
NW of Turckheim
N48 06 04, E07 13 46
Aire adjacent to car park behind church and fire station. public wc
and borne 2€ not signposted from main road. About 8 motorhomes parked
there during daytime. Long winding climb up road from Turckheim
(83) 15km S of St Tropez
N43 12 41, E06 39 45
Large aire 40 places next to Bonne Terrace beach near St Tropez
All services available 7.10€ overnight parking fee.
Ribeauvillé Haut-Rhin (68) 15km NNW of Colmar
N48 11 32, E07 19 46
New aire in town centre small gravel area with room for about 10
motorhomes Sunken logs to mark out pitches in strange layout. Water tap
and waste drain with sign stating payant but no indication of how much
and who to pay. Surrounded by large buildings would be very cosy/cramped
Riquewhir Haut-Rhin (68) 3km SW of Ribeauvillé
N48 0958, E07 18 06
Parking on RH side entering town. Small parking bays marked out and Euro
relais borne (2€) and waste water drain located next to building with
high kerb. Parking fee 2€ 5 hours daytime 4€ overnight. Also used by
cars so manoeuvring of large motorhomes could be difficult. Attractive
but touristy half-timbered town.
ST GERVAIS LES BAINS Haut-Savoie (74) 17km W of Chamonix
N45 53 18, E06 42 46
New aire by Ice rink (follow signs to patinoire on road towards Megeve). Borne installed but
still a building site. Possible noise from ice rink cooling plant.
WILLER-S-THUR Haut-Rhin (68) 2km NW of Thann
N47 50 37, E07 04 20
Two motorhomes parked in area with borne (signposted) in village on road
to Grand Ballon