Booking sites in France - Motorhome Forums, Motorhome Discussion, Motorhome Chat

User Tag List

 8Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 16-01-2019, 19:13 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
My Motorhome: I drive...
Posts: 152
Thanks: 12
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Booking sites in France

Of to France for 6 weeks as from 1st April. We have booked a site for over Easter but bearing in mind the time of the year would we be ok for a pitch just turning up at a campsite or best to book in advance?
yarmouth is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 16-01-2019, 19:26
Senior Member
 
caulkhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Isle of Wight
My Motorhome: Devon Provence
Posts: 1,942
Thanks: 193
Thanked 119 Times in 114 Posts
No need to book. Some sites near the coast get rammed in August but the rest of the year you will have no problems. We usually go to France in May/June and have never had a problem.

Happy travels
yarmouth likes this.

Infamy, infamy! They've all got it in for me!
caulkhead is online now  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 16-01-2019, 19:41 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
My Motorhome: I drive...
Posts: 152
Thanks: 12
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Thanks for that caulkhead, just what I wanted to hear.
yarmouth is offline  
 
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 16-01-2019, 20:17
Senior Member
 
iansmithofotley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
My Motorhome: Autosleeper Pollensa
Posts: 112
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
In my experience, I have found that many French Campsites do not open until around June. It is a good idea to find out sites which are 'All year' sites and to check out, beforehand, any site that you anticipate visiting. I once went to La Rochelle, to a site that I had visited before (Le Soleil), and found that it was closed until the following week which was late June. Also, it's worth taking an Aires book with you in case you get stuck for somewhere to stay.
HermanHymer likes this.
iansmithofotley is online now  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 16-01-2019, 20:26
Senior Member
 
raynipper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Normandy. Just up the D903 from the roundabout with the D15
My Motorhome: Hobby 750 now sold.
Posts: 19,019
Thanks: 942
Thanked 324 Times in 304 Posts
Send a message via Skype™ to raynipper
And Easter is iffy as many French sites don't open until after Easter.


Ray.
HermanHymer likes this.

The FSA licensed a twice convicted fraudster to handle our lifeīs savings. Guess what? He robbed us of £750,000. http://raynipper.com
Brexit is madness orchestrated by the insane.
raynipper is online now  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 16-01-2019, 20:27
Senior Member
 
rayc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Corfe Mullen, Wimborne Dorset
My Motorhome: Pilote 740C Sensation
Posts: 7,432
Thanks: 67
Thanked 240 Times in 218 Posts
Personal Aire
Many sites open at Easter [Paques] for the season. If it is sites you want then perhaps the ASCI Camping Card Book part 2 is what you need. Even if you make no use of the ASCI card it had details of thousands of French sites.
https://www.campingcard.co.uk/france/

We travel extensively in France and unless you require a certain site at a popular place in July and August then booking is not necessary.
rayc is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 16-01-2019, 20:47
Senior Member
 
Penquin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Aquitaine
My Motorhome: Swift Kontiki 615
Posts: 18,243
Thanks: 592
Thanked 652 Times in 576 Posts
Personal Aire
Just turn up or use your phone, there are no minimum bookings until 7/7 as that is when French national holidays start.

If you have an ASCI card and book you can get good reductions before the summer, bear in mind half-term in May is not a French occurrence, the schools will close for the, what seems to be 32 fete days in May but is actually three; May Day, VE DAY, Ascension Day.

Have fun.

Remember Jo Cox and what she stood for.

Any comments above are only MY OPINION and should be read as that.

http://www.leslezards.co.uk
Penquin is online now  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 16-01-2019, 22:32 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
My Motorhome: I drive...
Posts: 152
Thanks: 12
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Thanks for the reply's, I have the ACSI book and have managed to book a site at the Verdon Gorge for Easter. Just want to meander down there hence not being hindered by having to be at a booked site.
yarmouth is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 16-01-2019, 23:22
Senior Member
 
caulkhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Isle of Wight
My Motorhome: Devon Provence
Posts: 1,942
Thanks: 193
Thanked 119 Times in 114 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by yarmouth View Post
Thanks for the reply's, I have the ACSI book and have managed to book a site at the Verdon Gorge for Easter. Just want to meander down there hence not being hindered by having to be at a booked site.
Lovely place to spend Easter and with luck will be nice and warm.
yarmouth likes this.

Infamy, infamy! They've all got it in for me!
caulkhead is online now  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 17-01-2019, 00:24
Senior Member
 
Devonboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Devon
My Motorhome: Rapido 9048DF
Posts: 993
Thanks: 83
Thanked 75 Times in 68 Posts
The only site I have ever known to be full out of season was Flower Camping Ile d'Offard in Saumur. We were the last to book in before the full signs went up & that was 11th September last year. Apparently they have no low season. very popular site but also very nice.
mcpezza and yarmouth like this.

Dave.
Devonboy is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Motorhome Forums, Motorhome Discussion, Motorhome Chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome