and have a good trip!
In our experience actually on the Med coast is rammed, but the further inland the quieter it is. As has been said some of the coastal sites that were full we were glad we didn't fit, I'm not sure how some of the vehicles actually squeezed on! Maybe the sites have a crane
We could just fit right by the gate at the Avignon site, which was also next to an area used by some youngsters to play drums well into the night every night. Having had a look round town for a few days and left, if I remember rightly there is a kind of one way system to take you back over the bridge, and there was loads of space, and campers using them, smack on the river! If we'd have known we wouldn't have used the site, so I think find it, but then cruise past and you will find plenty of room, and we would have actually got some sleep
We got a bit lost in Marseille, and ended up in a small car park where the ferry from Tunisia (?) off loads, on the sea front maybe 300m west of the lovely central little marina. Totally free, some people sleeping in cars waiting for friends disembarking, and we met an Algerian kids basketball team who were fab!
To quote from our diary at the end of July 2009-
"After spending the last couple of days parked up in Marseille waiting in vain for the wind to drop so we could take a boat trip out to L’Ille D’If (as in The Count of Monte Christo), we decided to give it up and head for the infamous south coast proper - Saint Tropez and the like. What a mistake! The whole coast road was absolutely stuffed with traffic, every square inch of roadside verge was parked on, and all the parking areas were for cars only. The traffic jams in one place were so bad that people resorted to driving the wrong way up a slip road to get off the main carriageway, despite the slip road still having cars driving straight at them!"
We did find one site/aire on the beach that was in the Vicarious guide but whose name I forget and didn't write down
, stayed there for a bit and then went into the Alps where there were far far fewer tourists