Join France Passion in 2020 and discover the hidden secrets of France by motorhome and campervan
France Passion membership give you the opportunity to taste and enjoy some of France's finest regional products such as Lavender honey, mountain goat's cheese, South of France olive oil, Champagne and renowned Burgundy and Claret wines.
Read our blog Top 5 Wine Free France Passion Motorhome Stopovers for your motorhome tour of France.
France Passion has 2000+ free motorhome stopovers in France, where motorhomes and campervans can park safely for the night. Take the opportunity to explore the area and try the local produce on offer. The scheme has motorhome parking in France at 1000 farms, 850 vineyards, 180 local product artisans and farmhouse inns. There really is something for everyone!
Valid from March 2020 to April 12, 2021
Buy the guide and you will become a member of France Passion until 12th April 2021 (the scheme is annually renewable). With the guide you will receive a windscreen sticker and a membership card. Just show the windscreen sticker and stay for free at 2000 motorhome sites in France.
THIS GUIDE IS ONLY FOR MOTORHOMES AND CAMPERVANS.
Why choose France Passion?
Try tasting Loire wines or organic cured meats in the Midi-Pyrenees, learning embroidery with Brittany lace makers or cooking in the Perigord, going fishing in the Lot or tasting Normandy ciders. Perhaps you'd prefer a guided motorhome tour down the Midi Canal, beer tasting in the north, hiking with llamas in the Southern Alps, or perfuming yourself with asses' milk soap in the Jura.
All activities are possible with the France Passion stopovers guide, bringing the delights of local French produce to your table and offering you an authentic French experience. Your hosts are passionate about what they do, proud of their work, and delighted to meet you. There is ample opportunity to thank them for their hospitality - try out their produce and local specialities and stock up on French delights.
No good at languages, don't worry. Lots of hosts have indicated that they speak English, just look for the GB symbol in the entry.
The France Passion stopovers guide is your passport to France! You will be assured of quiet, undisturbed nights with a wide freedom of choice. You can be surrounded by magnificent scenery, at the water's edge, at the heart of a vineyard, or at the foot of a splendid château. Simply park and spend a worry-free night within the largest motorhome host network in France!
And if you're still not convinced, read fellow motorhomer Donna Garner's experience using the France Passion network.
More than just wine tasting...
The France Passion guide has more farmers than wine growers. These French farmers include: horse or donkey breeders offering rides on horseback or in a carriage, museum and art gallery owners whose collections feature antiques, paintings, tapestries and silks, beekeepers making a wide range of different honeys, organic farmers producing chestnuts, olive oil, fruit and vegetables... and a host of other surprises!
However, if you would like to say cheers in Champagne or share a bottle in Burgundy, then Michelin's Wine Regions of France can offer supplementary information and ideas for days out or road trips through some of the most famous vineyards in the world. Always within easy reach of safr places to park in France.
How does the France Passion scheme work?
The France Passion principle is simple: Motorhome owners displaying the France Passion sticker can stay overnight, or for 24 hours, free of charge at properties listed in the guidebook. Places cannot be reserved on stopovers; it's on a first come, first served basis. All that is necessary to enjoy this amazing stopover network is to remember to say 'Bonjour' and 'Au revoir'! Don't worry if your French isn't excellent, as many hosts have indicated that they speak English. In addition, nearly all of them can take motorhomes over 3.5 tonnes. Please note: Most France Passion sites do not have service points; you therefore you will need All the Aires France French Aires guide to complement your France Passion book.
Who can take part in the passion France scheme?
This scheme is only available to self-sufficient motorhomes and campervans and no facilities are provided. You may well need to use the excellent network of Aires in France to dump your waste, fill your water tanks and bin your rubbish. All the Aires France is invaluable as a guide to the aires and motorhome service points across France. The guide also lists Aires on French motorways.
France Passion Format
The book is laid out with maps at the front, which are colour-coded by department and have all the stopovers marked on them. The listings are then laid out in numerical order by department number; the listings used to be colour-coded to match the mapping, but this is no longer the case. However, the beginning of each department's section has a small map showing the location of the department and the page number showing that area of mapping in the guide. Each listing includes the town name, the page number of the map, the map grid reference and the postcode for the town in the top bar.
France Passion entries are written in three languages: English, German and French. Directions are written similar to the following: Coming out of Vernou take the D46 Chateaurenault road. Go under the railway bridge and take the second road on the left (D62). GPS coordinates in format: N44.16607 E4.98871 and a contact telephone number are included in all listings.
Symbols denote how many pitches are available, any arrival/departure time restrictions, weight restrictions, languages spoken, closure dates and the type of stopover it is (i.e. farm, vineyard, craftsman). The products produced or sold on the premises are described in French. Some entries also have photos, although these are rarely of the parking areas.
Membership Scheme Registration
Vicarious Books Media is the France Passion UK agents, not the publishers. France Passion, as part of the invitations scheme, requires us to send them your name and address for purposes of registration. Your commitment only goes as far as buying the guidebook and simply abiding by the invitations' rules. There will be no charge made for your overnight stay, and you are only required to display the current year's membership sticker in your window and say 'Hello' and 'Goodbye' when you arrive and depart.
The 2020 scheme runs from March 2020 to April 12, 2021. You need to re-join France Passion annually by buying a new guide each spring. A new window sticker and membership card will be included.
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