Campsite Reviews – France

Reviews for campsites visited in France throughout 2016 and 2018.

Honest reviews from the perspective of motorhomers in an 8.56m Bessacarr E769 towing a car on an A-frame.

I hope you find something useful 🙂

Campsites (paid)

Nr. Lourdes, Haut-Pyrenees

Nr. Foix, Haut-Pyrenees

South of France, nr. Cannes

Heading South, La Ferte-Vidame   

Tours, Les Acacias

De Montreal, nr. Limoges

de Bois-Redon, Septfonds nr. Caussade

Les Violettes, nr Toulouse

Les Floralys, Narbonne


Free Sites (2019)

Motorhome Area, Villeneuve-de-Marsan

  • 3 ° 53 ‘14.46’ ‘ N   0 ° 18 ‘21.6’ ‘ W

    Address:                        Stadium Avenue, 40190 Villeneuve de Marsan, France

    Good for visiting:        Mont de Marsan, Roquefort (22km)

    Phone & e-mail:           n/a  ( +33 (0) 558458090 – Tourist Office)

    Visited:                          March 2019 (we stayed 1 night)

    • We would recommend arriving a bit earlier.  There are just 7 spots which were full when we arrived.  There were 2 or 3 parked on the road (which was not intrusive); we parked alongside the aire on a bit of ground where a couple of buses were parked (together with another motorhome).  No problems.
    • SERVICES – Water, drain and chemical waste disposal
    • COST –          Free

Motorhome Aire, Montreuil-Bellay

  • N 47°07’57”, W 0°09’30”        Rue Georges Girouy, 49260 Montreuil Bellay, Pays de la Loire
  • This place was just perfect!  We ended up staying for 2 nights on the way back to the ferry in March 2019.  Moved and renewed it is now sited in front of the public swimming pool, next to the campsite, and with a view of the castle 🙂
  • SERVICES –  Water, drainage, chemical waste disposal and rubbish bins
    • Electric is clearly in the process of being installed, and there is a keypad on the service point indicative of future costs?  It also looks like a barrier may be going in at some point.
    • There is a battery charging point on the other side of the campsite entrance (about 50m away).  There is also a public toilet here (but it wasn’t open whilst we were staying)
  • COSTS –       Currently free (and it looks like it will take a while for the site to be completed).  We are fairly sure that there will be charges in the future – we would happily pay to stay here 🙂

Le Mans Motorhome Service Area – Quai Louis Blanc

  • N 48 ° 0’47.8296 “E 0 ° 11’57.6816” (note not W…)          Quai Louis Blanc
    72100 Le Mans 
  • Situated on the edge of the Plantagenet City (the Old Town) – maybe a 5 minute walk 🙂  There are several spots exclusively for motorhomes; however, get there quite early as from mid-late afternoon some locals can’t be bothered to park in the numerous spaces in the adjacent car park!  When we were there a couple of motorhomes had to sit and wait for these people to come back to their cars before they could park up properly.
  • On a busy road and opposite the river.  Not actually that intrusive – even I slept okay!
  • SERVICE – Parking.  Drainage and chemical waste disposal.  Water (BUT see below)
  • COSTS –     Parking is FREE – however if you want to fill up with water it will cost 10Euros for 10 minutes….  We would suggest filling up at your previous stop

Hermanville-sur-Mer – 10 minutes from Ouistreham for the ferry

  • N 49°17’09”, W 0°18’46”           Aire Municipale, Rue Casimir Hebert, 14880 Hermanville sur Mer,Basse Normandie        Tel.: +33231361800 | Email:
  • This was a perfect spot to park the night before our ferry home, being just under 15 minutes away from the ferry port.  Charming little village and you are right next to the bakery, small supermarket, butchers, hairdresser, florist and pharmacy.  Also the gendarmerie and the mayor’s office.  A 5 minute walk takes you into the British War Cemetery which is extremely moving.  There is also a well and a church that are worth a short visit.  Sword Beach is not far at all, and it is a beautiful beach.  Can’t recommend this highly enough 🙂
  • SERVICE –  Parking.  Drainage and water.  No chemical waste disposal though
  • COSTS  –  Free



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