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France-Passion.com

You might be interested in this ....

FRANCE PASSION la France en camping-car

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Free stopover sites all over France

The France Passion Invitation booklet offers a free overnight parking alternative for motorhome owners who can stopover with hundreds of winegrowers and farmers in all the regions of France.
This private welcome formula allows motorhomes to park on member's properties overnight or for up to 24 hours, free of charge and with no commercial obligation.
In this 18th edition, 1500 winegrowers, farmers, craftsmen and motorhome owners invite you to stopover free on their properties in the most beautiful vineyards and areas of France.


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Becoming an invited guests involves acceptance of France Passion's rules and providing a written request, members then receive a personal invitation card, a windscreen sticker, and the current France Passion Guide.
Motorhome owners agree to benefit from these invitations exclusively during their period of validity (March to Easter).
All participating properties are listed in the FRANCE PASSION STOPOVER GUIDE which is updated and published yearly.
PURCHASING THE GUIDE IS THE ONLY EXPENSE NECESSARY ENJOY FRANCE PASSION INVITATIONS FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR (MARCH TO EASTER).
ORDER YOUR 2011 FRANCE PASSION GUIDE: free stopovers from March 2011 to Easter 2012 for 29€


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Participating farmers and winegrowers sign an invitation agreement for a period of one year, invitations are exclusively reserved for motorhome owners travelling on board a self-sufficient vehicle (water, toilets, waste etc.).
Hosts allow motorhome owners in possession of a current France Passion Invitation booklet to park freely and without charge on their properties, by night or day, for a maximum of 24 hrs per visit.
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good link

Seems perfect

thanks Graeme
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What a perfect summer that would be.

All I need now is a campervan
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OK I understand a camper van as being anything which is self sufficient… sleeping in a roof tent and peeing behind a vine, are all self sufficient in my book.. we’ve just signed up for a year – I’ll let you know if the Toyota troopie isn’t a “camper van” J

They also have partners in Spain, Italy Switzerland etc…


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I can see a plan for my retirement forming here...
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Sounds like the perfect way to spend your retirement... just don’t forget the small motor bike on the back of the camper to explorer the local country side and of course buy the baguettes with ..

Hmmm found myself looking for 12v wine cellars ...
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I'm way ahead of you I've already got my little Serow. I just need a VW bus to go in front of it!
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It is actually betterthan you think

If you have a camper van or a tent you can pitch on tarmac. You can often park overnight at many resturants that have car parks. the routiers are especially good as they also have showers as well as naturally, food.

Somewhere there is a list, think there is a campervan club which has a book of most of teh venues, but there are thousands.

The idea is you will have a meal and depart in the morning before the lunchtime traffic.

Also in France, land of the campervan, most rest areas on the major roads have overnight facilities for vans and if you are sensible, bikes with tents.
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Suely you'd have to hire a chauffeur for the entire journey? All those vineyards!!!
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