On this page I will summarise all of the places that we spent a night (or two) that are classed as either aires or wild camping spots. The GPS co-ordinates are taken from the spot where we were actually parked in the main and the facilities there are from memory so may not be entirely accurate. The details will be in the order that we went to them which goes from Northern France, down through to Northern Spain, through Portugal to the Algarve and then into Southern Spain and back again.
Hopefully this will provide information for people planning on a similar journey or those looking for places ‘on their way’.
Ault N50°06.227′ E001°27.079′
Situated not far from a small town with shops and bars, on a small car park with recycling facilities nearby.
Water and Electricity available from unit on car park that requires tokens available from stores in town (€2).
Photo from close by. Blog Post
La Mailleraye-sur-Seine N49°29.092′ E000°46.386′
Situated right on the banks of the River Seine. Plenty of room and at the time we parked on n the car park and not the aire as the ground seemed a little soft.
Water point out of use when we visited
Photo of buildings close to aire. Blog Post
Tily-sur-Seulles N49°10.567′ W000°37.499′
A parking area right on the High Street of a small town. Not overly noisy but right on the road.
Water and electricity available from machine (€2)
St. Hilaire-du-Harcouet N48°34.554′ W001°05.509
Parking right beside big Church just outside town centre. Bells ring late into night and then early next morning. At the time of our visit we were able to get internet access via schools unsecured network.
Water and electricity vailable from machine (€2)
Photo of Location Blog Post
Planeuf-val-Andre N48°34.523′ W002°34.000
Parking overlooking marina area, a few shops in the town but quite quiet. Nice walks on the cliffs to other towns close by.
Water and electric available from machine (€2). May charge for overnight stops in high season.
Photo of Marina Blog Post
Port Louis N47*42.517′ W003*20.614′
Aire situated just outside of main town, overlooking sea and quiet.Water and electricity available from machine (€2)
Oradour-sur-Glane N45°56.129′ E001°01.531′
Nice aire overlooking playing fields with historic abandoned town within walking distance.
Water available from machine (€2)
Photo of Abandoned Village Blog Post
St. Alvere (no GPS)
Beautiful aire in parkland just outside a small village. Waste emptying and water available, electricity off at time of visit.
Sainte Cyprien N44°52.102′ E001°02.663′
Nice aire next to a school with services. Close to town centre.
Monbazillac N44°47.321′ E000°29.751′
Vineyard just outside Ribenac with wine tasting on site. Water and waste disposal available. Try the Pineau!
Gastes N44°19.714′ W001°09.057′
Lovely lakeside aire, very quiet when we visited. Water services only
Mortagne-sur-Gironde N45°28’34 W000°47’34
Pay aire right on a lovely harbour with a small selection of restaurants etc. Water and electric available. Cheaper to stop at the farm adjacent.
Photo Blog Post
Caudebec-En-Caux N49°31’15 E000°43’38
Small aire on the banks of the Seine, just down the road from La Mailleraye sur Seine.
Le Touquet – Paris Plage N50°32.142′ E001°39.852′
Aire by marina. Charges €7 a night and an extra &euro2 for the use of the water facilities. Quite a walk into town.
North West Spain
Cangas de Onis
Aire just outside large vibrant and busy town. Not many specific parking bays but plenty of room. Water services only.
Camarinas N43°07.43′ W009°11.04′
Wild camping on the surrounds of the small harbour. Not useful for anything over 6m as parking bays are really for cars but we experienced no problems here.
Finisterre Two spots here N42°54.55′ W09°15.58′ and N42°54.19′ W09°15.42′
First co-ordinate is wild camping on a small car park behind a restaurant, water available from tap on the beach which is seconds walk away.
Photo Blog Post
Second co-ordinate is wild camping on the main port in Finisterre. Plenty of restaurants about and free wi-fi from the port.
Paria de Mira N40°27.02′ W08°48.10′
Wild camping just outside the gates of a municipal camping ground that was closed when we arrived. Town is a 20 minute walk away.
Figueira da Foz N40°08.51′ W08°52.06′
Wild camping in a large car park just on the edges of a the large town and next to the beach. Very busy when we went with shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. Black water dump available.
Fatima N39°38.03′ W08°40.17′
Wild camping on the car park for the enormous religous site. Toilet block closed when we were there but there were reports of them being open earlier. Altogether a very strange town.
Photo Blog Post
Evora N38°33.58′ W07°54.24′
Wild camping on large car park just outside of town. Fairly isolated at night but other motorhomes usually about.
Baragem de Peg Altar N38°25’14 W8°23’29
Wild camping on the baragem (dam). Loads of motorhomes about, cafe 5 minutes walk and black water disposal available. Water also available close by.
Silves N37°11’08 W08°26’43
Wild camping in the large car park of the modern leisure centre. Loads of motorhomes, gorgeous town with all facilities and free wi-fi.
Altura N37°10.256′ W007°30.037′
Wild camping on beach front car park with a decent restaurant. Black water dunp possible in drains behind toilets. Free wi-fi in town.
South West Spain
Valverde del Camino N37°34.871′ W006°45.088′
Aire just outside a small town. Water facilities available.