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.
Caravans head for the Rhone Delta and Camping in the Camargue
Vacation cottages in St. Maries de la Mer
The Gypsy spirit takes over in the Camargue. Biking, Camping. RVing in the Camargue
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 by wind.
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 festivals in Provence include bull fighting, horse events, and the costumes of Arles
La Brise Campgroundoffers caravan (camper) sites, tent sites for car or bike camping, or cottages, bungalows, (bungalis) and mobile homes that can accommodate larger families.
The Clos du Rhone is a full service cammpgrounds on the Mediterranean
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.
Speed limits are clearly marked and the Rotary can 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
Camargue Area Sightseeing
Camargue Gypsy Festival
Where Is Camargue
Camargue Trains, Flights
Camargue Vacation Rentals
Wild camping has been a 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 vacationers.
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 campgrounds.
Arles offers Aires de Service station
Camargue RV Camping, Fifteen Private Campgrounds Serve the Camargue of Provence in the South of France
Provence celebrates Spring and Fall with festivals that include dining on rice and lamb, bull events in the streets, and horsemanship.
Provence festival includes the white Camargue horses
Camargue RV Camping can offer sightseeing at Aigues Morte
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, Le Guide Officiel Etapes Touristiques Campingcar, available online through Amazon lists the locations of the Aires de Service.
Service offer water and waste services, overnight parking,
and rubbish disposal in a system that serves caravans throughout France