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Message posted by warbis6619/9/2010 at 10:23am
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Please can someone explain to me what a municipal campsite is.........
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Message posted by Trooper19/9/2010 at 10:30am
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A campsite attached to a town or village owned and managed by the local authority ............ having said that they are starting to outsource. I was using the site at Chalons en Champagne last weekend and noticed it is now under new management being owned and operated by a private company.

Message posted by Opensauce19/9/2010 at 10:30am
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Its a(French)campsite, owned & run by the local authourity(ie municipality), generally reasonably priced with toilets/showers to a good standard.

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Check out my blog & you'll even see some pictures of a few. That's all I stayed on!
You won't find bars, restaurants, pools, kids clubs, water slides, supermarkets etc etc on them though, these are proper campsites. They are very cheap, the "sanitaires" are usually cleaned at least once daily, & generally have good toilets, showers, laundry sinks, washing up sinks & vanity sinks.
The idea is; you get cheap camping, but you go into the local town/village & spend some money.
A lot of them are un-manned, usually the Mairie or one of his counterparts comes along, once a day, to collect the money.
They don't take bookings, you just turn up, pick a pitch & set up camp. Which takes some getting used to, as it's not very British.
Long may it live on!

Oh yes, & all the ones I stayed on had hook-up, usually with both French & the blue plug types available. Although I didn't bother with that myself.

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Message posted by Val A19/9/2010 at 1:48pm
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We stayed on a couple of crackers in August and September - the muncipal L'Ile de Rond, in St Pourcain sur Sioule, and the municipal Les Rouelle de Loups at Vatan, between Vierzon and Chateauroux - though both these had a manager in charge and both managers spoke some English.  Both sites cost around 10 euros per night, for a nice big, flat pitch, including hook-up!

The shower  cubicles in St Pourcain were eccentric, and looked like part of an old French film set,  but the shower itself was one of the best ever.  It wasn't on a push button, which a lot are, and you could adjust the temperature to suit yourself. 


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Message posted by Pauline4919/9/2010 at 5:30pm
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We stayed on a fantastic one last year on the banks of the Serre-Poncon lake in the southeast of France near-ish to Gap and within a couple of hours of Italy/Turin. We were 6 as we had taken my mother with us and we paid about 25.00 for all of us including hook-up per night. The town is Savines le lac. The name of the campsite is Les Eygoires and I've done a review, but sorry, can't do links.

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Message posted by rayduff19/9/2010 at 6:19pm
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municipal sites exist outside France,
Netherlands Belgium & Scotland f'r'instance
They are run by local authority - often next to sports complex - usually v convenient for town - so that yu can spend some money in local businesses
unfortunately - as stated above - some are now being run privately

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Message posted by allie sommerville19/9/2010 at 6:54pm
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We loved the little one near Rouen - Val de Vesle, though the 'amenities' left a lot to be desired when we last stayed there!
Still in a caravan or camper this doesn't matter...

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Message posted by Hacksaw Bob19/9/2010 at 9:47pm
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Quote: Originally posted by rayduff on 19/9/2010
municipal sites exist outside France,
Netherlands Belgium & Scotland f'r'instance




...and Wales!


Message posted by happybonzo20/9/2010 at 5:24am
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Municiples are falling into private hands and when they do the standards seem to go down: Because they are now privately owned, they seem to become quite aggressive in stopping wild-camping (Camping Sauvage). In the past, no one cared and the two tyoes of "camping" used to rub along quite happily.


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Message posted by D S B20/9/2010 at 11:09am
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Quote: Originally posted by Trooper on 19/9/2010
A campsite attached to a town or village owned and managed by the local authority ............ having said that they are starting to outsource. I was using the site at Chalons en Champagne last weekend and noticed it is now under new management being owned and operated by a private company.
What effect has this had upon Chalons?  Is it more expensive?  It's one we've always used in the past but haven't been for a few years.  It is on our proposed list for next year.

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Message posted by Trooper20/9/2010 at 4:35pm
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Quote: Originally posted by D S B on 20/9/2010
Quote: Originally posted by Trooper on 19/9/2010
A campsite attached to a town or village owned and managed by the local authority ............ having said that they are starting to outsource. I was using the site at Chalons en Champagne last weekend and noticed it is now under new management being owned and operated by a private company.
What effect has this had upon Chalons? Is it more expensive? It's one we've always used in the past but haven't been for a few years. It is on our proposed list for next year.


We'd never stayed before so had nothing to compare but it still seemed like a municipal to me. It was a standard municipal price as well.

Message posted by roverslass21/9/2010 at 10:29pm
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On the nights we weren't using an Aire or a France Passion site, we stayed on a few municipal sites and always found them to be basic but good value on the whole. Having said that we are in a motorhome with all facilities! Most of the ones we used were only half full and on one, we were the only ones!! By the way, this was July and August in Burgundy and on route to and from Calais.

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Quote: Originally posted by Hacksaw Bob on 19/9/2010
Quote: Originally posted by rayduff on 19/9/2010municipal sites exist outside France,Netherlands Belgium & Scotland f'r'instance


...and Wales!





near the Sports Stadium I see
looks a good spot, not been to Cardiff
shall bung it into TomTom


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