wild camping past paris

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  1. stevehkr

    stevehkr Deleted User

    Hi everyone

    We are taking our first trip abroad this year in our mh. We are travelling down to perpignan to watch the rugby. The plan is we are getting the ferry in dover just past 5pm then plan to drive till we get past paris then stop for the night and continue to perpignan the next day. I was just wondering if anyone knows of any stops i could use south of paris that will not need booking :thumb:
     
  2. weymard

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    You can park and sleep : East of Paris place du Château de Vincennes, close to Bd périphérique and A6 A7 to go to south.
     
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    Buy a French Aires guide from Vicarious Books or look on line at Camping Car Infos which has most of the Aires

    CAMPINGCAR-INFOS


    .. there are over 3,000 locations to choose from.. :thumb:
     
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    Hi, Weymard

    I have found a Aire non verifees, at or near the junction of Esplanade Saint-Louis and Route Dauphine - 48.83969, 2.43597, is that the place you are suggesting as i am trying to compile a list of stopping places.

    Thanks
    Braunston

     
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    The french have got the camping off to a fine art, so much so that almost possible to park up anywhere and you will be OK. there are plenty of aires de camping, literally thousands of them, just do a search you cant help but find them.

    Have a look at this and it will get you going..

    CAMPINGCAR-INFOS

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    Exactly, Esplanade Saint-Louis, it is free, secure, a little noisy but for one night is very well, and if you have a pets they can run in Vincennes wood at 100 m !
     
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    As suggested by friends on the forum wild camping in France is not necessary due to many free Aires. Your main problem is to find a route south to avoid many road toll charges.
    Try Calais Paris, then A7 towards Nevers, Clermont Ferrand, Beziers, Perpignan. Mainly free motorway and fast route.
    One stop we use on that route is the municipal site at Moulins, about 8Euros and a very attractive town to visit over a stone bridge, Fab Man.
     
  8. stevehkr

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    :thumb:Thanks for the advice everyone.:thumb: What is the latest you can arrive at an aire?
     
  9. dazzaandjay

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    hi there
    we live near perpignan and bought our new motorhome in the UK 2 weeks ago and drove back last week, so can maybe help out. we staid at some great camp sites and didnt pay once, all were superb, next to rivers and lakes etc, feel free to pm me.

    basically it doesnt really matter to much which way you come down france it doesnt add a huge distance, ie around west coast and la rochelle or the west and lyon or down the centre through paris, there really isnt much in it, i have done this trip many times now in the car.

    i would strongly avoid going orlean -> clerment ferand (massive central), whilst its free auto route its a couple hundred kms of mountains that go up and down up and down up and down, and are real car killers! you see a lot of breakdowns on this route.

    to ease the panic of getting past paris, unless you want to go to paris I would suggest going west towards Roune, lovely aire near here, free by the river seine, then carry on down to le mans, free aire in city centre or another free one a bit out at noirt, then carry onto la rochelle, loads of free aires here, staid at a couple, on the marina front etc, then cadillac near bordeax, then trebes near carcassone and finally perpignan.

    i hve all the aire names, gps, pics and details if it will help.

    Have a good trip.

    Darren
     
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    hi darren thanks for that post. i am thinking of going on a trip to france down south, perpignan way. i have only just purchased an 07 600g auto roller for the first time. i would like to stay in the aires you would recommend. how long did it take you to travel through france from top to bottom. i don't want to rush especially if the weather is good. so what sort of distances were you travelling each day? and what was the total miles on your route through france. my email address is tomtyron@googlemail.com
     
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