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french campsites in Feb?

What's the percentage of french campsites that are open in Feb? Are the lots or not very many?

I'm looking to head down the middle-left side (as I look at my map...), so roughly a line between Rouen and Toulouse, down to Barcelona.

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I travelled through France early January till late January and found most of them that I encountered closed, IMHO you are much better off at that time of year to use hotel formulae1 approx €35 max(up to 3 people) includes breakfast unlimited hot coffee and juice
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Not very many I'm afraid.
But both Hôtel Campanile: hotel booking, hotel reservations in France and Europe and Ibis Hotels: book a hotel online for a business trip or a vacation have a massive network over France and will be much warmer in February and are reasonably priced.
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I dont know about campsites but I usually use budget "system" hotels, when travelling 'in transit', like Villages Hotel, B & B Hotel. In both (although combining into one chain) the cost is generally about 35-40 Euros per room, you have your own shower and toilet. Camponile is a little more - 50Euro. Formula 1 costs less but with no private facilities other than a TV and wash basin (OK for p*ss*ng in if desparate, I suppose - but who would admit to that?).
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yeah, I think I'll have to fork out for hotels. I'll sling the camping stuff in the panniers incase I get lucky.

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(OK for p*ss*ng in if desparate, I suppose - but who would admit to that?).
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Touche... !

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in my view it is too cold for camping. I am a fair weather camper and my gear reflects that. Be prepared to deal with -12c.
if you take the non peage routes, the money you save will pay for most of your rooms.
however the peage 'aires/ rest stops' mostly have all teh facilities you will need ( toilets, often showers and washrooms), but all unheated.
many chambres d'Hotes ( BnB's ) are also closed, so pre book if possible
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definitely non-peage routes, I'm cycling.

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Route 66 hotel and Campsite

HERE IT IS

http://www.route66hotel.com

The only combined hotel and Campsite in France 100% for bikers. Send harry (thats me) an email and you are welcome to camp out whenever you like. (if it gets too cold you can always come inside lol)

Best wishes

Harry
harry@route66hotel.com

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I'd say about 1% chance, although when you get down to the far south you might find one or two.

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I'd say about 1% chance, although when you get down to the far south you might find one or two.

Go the Formule 1 route as they also have a buffet breakfast you can stuff your face with.

Oh and everyone p*ss*s in the sink, it's a well known fact.
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More central southern France but en route to Spain is Camping le clos auroy, all about the Auvergne, Puy de dome, Welcome to our site, here you can choise what you preffer to see, volcanoes, mountains, lacs and rivers. Take your time please to visit this great site
Its open all year round and can recommend it. Most of the pitches are closed off it gets so quiet but there's a very small local bar up the hill with yocals who seem indifferent at your presence. Now I've finished informing you there's alcohol available, I ought to mention the volcanoes

You'll be surprised how many places there are to camp in winter when you're on the road. Especially by pedal power.

You'll need to check these still open in winter before you go:

Camping Le Roquelongue, 12300, Boisse - Penchot, Lot Valley
Camping Le ROQUELONGUE

La Motte Camping, 17270, Le Fouilloux, Charente Maritime
La Motte Campsite

Fleur de Bretagne, 22110, Kerandouaron, Rostrenen, Cotes d'Armor
Fleur De Bretagne

Camping Les Boueix, 23320, Fleurat, La Creuse
Welcome to Camping Les Boueix

Camping Les Chenauds, 23400 St Junien La Bregere, Creuse
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Manzac Ferme, 24300, Augignac, Dordogne
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Camping Hortus, 45600, route d'Orléans, Sully/St. Père-sur-Loire, Centre
→ CAMPING HORTUS SULLY SUR LOIRE ORLEANS - OFFICIAL WEB SITE - CAMPING BLOIS GIEN AMBOISE CHAMBORD HORTUS

Le Chant d’Oiseau, 49390, Mouliherne, Loire Valley
Le Chant D'Oiseau

La Grande Vigne, 79120, Messe, Poitou-Charente
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Camping de Courte Vallee, 79600, Airvault, Southern Loire
Camping De Courte Vallee

Camping Le Futuriste, 86130 St. Georges Les Baillargeaux, Poitou-Charentes
Camping le Futuriste

Les Vigeres, 87500, Le Chalard, Haute-Vienne, Limousin
french self catering camping, caravan and mobile home holiday site with pool haute vienne dordogne

Camping Le Pouchou

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There's one here, right on your route that's open 365days a year BandB-Camping-Chambres d'hôtes near Carcassonne - also in my sig line. Directly south of Carcassonne, would be a great place to stop at on the D118 before heading south through the gorge of Pierre Lys ...

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