Camargue RV Camping, Aires de Service, Caravan Provence, The
South of France
Camargue RV camping in the South of France includes the Aires de
Service, wild camping, and private campgrounds. Fifteen
campgrounds serve caravaning the Medieval towns of Provence
and beaches of the Mediterranean on the Rhone River Delta
From May to September caravans of Europe head to the South
of France and camp in the Camargue along the Mediterranean.
The horses of the Camargue are not completely wild
but they do roam free and breed in the wild. The
horsemen and women of the Camargue harvest them
regularly for saddle horses. They are gentle and they
do like people
for the Rhone
Camping in the
Vacation cottages in St.
Maries de la Mer
The Gypsy spirit
takes over in the
Camping. RVing in
At the tip of the Rhone River Delta the land flattens and
becomes the sandy desert and grassland of the Camargue.
Caravans arrive during mid May for a long summer visit to
the vast beach lands. Wild camping is allowed at two
beaches and the vacationers of Europe take to the roads
and set up summer quarters in the wilds of the Camargue.
Plage Piemanson and Plage Beauduc offer self contained
camping, RV or tent. No facilities other then rubbish
An Aire de service is available at Port
Saint Louis where huge tracts of flat land
planted in rice and very few trees make an
ideal area for the generation of electricity
The estuarine flats and shallow lakes of the Camargue attract
Flamingos and dozens of other species. 400 birds species
visit the Camargue
43°32′N, 4°30′E, At 360 Square miles the Camargue is
Europe's largest River Delta (Wikipedia}
Spring and Fall
bull fighting, horse
events, and the
costumes of Arles
offers caravan (camper) sites, tent sites for car or
bike camping, or cottages, bungalows, (bungalis) and
mobile homes that can accommodate larger
- The Clos du Rhone is a full service
Port Camargue, Grau du Roi, located west of saints Maries
de la Mere on the west side of the Petit Rhone, just south of
the walled city of Aigues Morte,
The campground offers tent sites for car camping, caravan
(RV) sites, and cottages.
Do You need an International Driving Permit to drive in Europe.
In France and Italy you can rent a car and do not need to show an International Permit, only your drivers
license from your home country and perhaps your passport. Italian law requires that you carry an IDP as does
Spain, Portugal, Greece, and several of the former Soviet Union countries. The International driver's permit is
and not a bad bit of insurance against running into trouble while driving in Europe.
Auto Europe selection, price, and ease of booking on the web.,shop online well
ahead of your trip and choose diesel or gas, luggage space, Important, standard or
automatic, Important, two door, four door and other options.
Speed limits will be clearly marked and the Rotary will be a welcome site with its directions to various
towns. Gassing up is similar to US with credit card and automatic shut-off at modern pumps. Car rental are
available in all large cities and at many TGV Train Stations.
Information for those renting a vehicle in Provence
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tradition for years at Plage de
Piemanson in the Camargue.
No services are provided at the beach
site. Caravans go in to Port Saint Louis
and other towns for services.
Aires de Services
To find the Aires de Service See, Le Guide Officiel Etapes Touristiques Campingcar
- Guide to Aires de Service
Available at Amazon Books
Five Aire de Services stations are available in the Camargue. These Aires de
Service can offer free or low cost water and waste services, overnight parking,
and rubbish disposal. The system varies throughout France and the quality of the
sites varies, but it is a well intentioned program by towns and cities that serves RV
The towns of Salin Giraud and Port Saint Louis offer Aires de service. These two
towns are closest to the camping beaches of Piemanson and Beaduc, beach
camping without services.
Saintes Maries offers an Aire de Service as well as several private
Arles offers Aires de Service station
Camargue RV Camping, Fifteen Private Campgrounds Serve the
Camargue of Provence in the South of France
and Fall with
include dining on
rice and lamb, bull
events in the
Provence festival includes
the white Camargue horses
Camargue RV Camping can
offer sightseeing at Aigues
The stations are automated and marked by a logo.
Stations vary in color, they could be blue, white, or red.
They can be difficult to locate. The book available online
through Amazon lists the locations of the Aires de Service.