RV Vacation Sightseeing France, Campgrounds, Aires de Service List
Gassing your vehicle is similar to the procedure in the US including the self service feature, automatic shut off pumps, and the use of the credit card. Diesel is common in France and called Gazoil.
speed the trip but costs can add up. There will most often be a free road running parallel to the toll road that will take you through the small and interesting villages.
Villages will have a reduced speed zone of 50 K and then down to 30 K.
Speeding is radar controlled.
There are many rest areas and each village offers a parking area. the Aire de Servide will offer RV dumping stations.
Highway rest stops offer food and gas stops similar to what you encounter in the States or Canada.
A stash of small change in coins will speed you through the automatic toll gates.
Most cities and some of the villages have paid parking with a ticket and automated system.
Take a ticket when entering and insert it into the machine when leaving. It will tally the cost and you pay with coin or credit card. Insert the ticket in the gate as you leave. At others you prepay and leave the ticket on the dashboard so that the attendant can see it.
These large lots at the edge of the city or village can accommodate the smaller RV available for rent in France
Stock up on water, food, a thermos of coffee, and gas before taking a trip and save money and time. There are few convenience strip malls in Provence.
Renting an RV in Europe is a simple process. Several cities have wide assortments of Diesel models. They are smaller than the usual Canada or US model. Shopping on line well in advance can give you the best options. The ability to drive a standard shift will be a consideration.
RV Vacation Sightseeing in France is made simple by good roads and services for caravan vacationers. Many private campgrounds serve and the Aires de Service add convenience to caravan vacationers.
See Campground and Aires de Services list.
Rental RVs are on the small side in France because the country roads and village streets are often narrow. You can rent an RV in France and vacation in many regions including the Rhone River Delta where the land flattens and becomes the sandy desert of the Camargue and camping is allowed on the beach.
The camping vehicle in France is known as the Caravan, or Campercar.
Many Caravans are on the road during mid June, July, and August for the long summer vacation.
May/June and September/October will be less crowded
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. RV rentals are available in major cities served by rail and air.
selection, price, and ease of booking on the web. Shop online well ahead of your trip and choose diesel (more economical) or gas, luggage space,(important) standard or automatic,(important) two door, four door and other options. Reserve extras such as baby seats, strollers, telephones. see renting a vehicle in Provence
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
RV Vacation in France Highway driving
RV Vacation in France Camping on the Mediterranean
RV Vacation in France, Camping is available in the village of Eygalieres
RV Vacation in France is made simpler by the Aires de Service in many locations where campers can dump waste and take on water.
Great roads in France make highway driving very similar to travel in Canada or the US.
Toll roads marked "Peage", speed the trip but costs can add up. There will most often be a free road running parallel to the toll road that will take you through the small and interesting villages.
RV Vacation in France, Camping of the Rhone River delta
RV Vacation in the Camargue can use the Aires de Service in Port Saint Louis and Salin du Gard on the Rhone River delta
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 but they can offer overnight parking and water, dump, and electric..
To find the Aires de Service See, Le Guide Officiel Etapes Touristiques Campingcar, Available at Amazon Books
- Guide to Aires de Service
Saint Sixte Chapel, located one mile east of the Eygalieres campgrounds.