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CAMPSITES 2009 - France , Switzerland and Italy

These are the campsites we stayed at during our 2009 tour.

denotes a site in the ACSI camping card discount scheme with low season prices of 10, 12 or 14€, + tourist tax (at some sites)
denotes price includes electric hook-up, varies between 3A (just enough for fridge, Truma water heater and small cooling fan) and 10A

List of AIRES visited>>

per night
Les Bords de l'Eure
N 48.43425
E 1.49903
ACSI €13
€14.10 inc tax
Chartres 28

Large campsite (formerly municipal now private) SW of city near ring road with level grass pitches among trees about 2km walk through park to city centre.  old facilities & limited water taps (borne at entrance at extra charge). We visited city centre for excellent nighttime illuminations of cathedral and other buildings; campsite also not far from Maison Picassiette also worth a visit.
Camping les Vignes
N 46.90363
E 5.78644
ACSI €11
€11.40 inc tax
Dole 39

Arbois campsite
Large campsite (formerly municipal) with terraced pitches mostly with hardstandings but sloping. Hookup points considerable distance from some pitches. modern facilities Interesting town famous for its jaune (yellow) wine.

N 46.37067
E 6.55120
private campsite
Evian 74
Small campsite mostly static holiday homes in centre of village in hills above lake Geneva. Level grass pitching area for touring vans; basic facilities and bar in high season.
L'Arc en Ciel
N 45.43464
E 5.75603
ACSI €13
Grenoble 38

campsite Entre deux Guiers
Small campsite with a few static caravans in centre of town on western edge of the Chartreuse National Park. Level grass shady pitches; old but clean facilities.
Air Naturelle de Camping Les

N 48.42656
E 4.41303
private campsite
€7.60 + 


Troyes 10 Small campsite with 25 grass pitches similar to a CL. oldish but clean facilities; a few static caravans; some traffic noise from main road in village
Vraignes en Vermandois
Camping Hortensias

N 49.88537
E 3.06611
private campsite
St Quentin
Small campsite in village near Somme battlefields route. excellent clean facilities including showers; hedged shady pitching areas on grass and a few static caravans. Friendly owners and information on Somme tours available. 
N 46.89314
E 7.33412

ACSI €13
€16.43 inc tax

campsite Thorishaus
Large campsite mainly older static caravans and chalets but a few touring pitches on gravel beside site road. Restaurant, cafe and small shop. On popular cycle/footpath between towns of Thorishaus and  Flamatt from where trains run to Bern; station is about 1 mile via footpaths over old river bridge by site entrance
Les Haudθres
Camping Molignon
N 46.09133
E 7.50800
ACSI €15
€17.14 inc tax

campsite Les Hauderes
Attractive campsite at end of long valley south of Evolene. level grass pitches with some shade and reasonable facilities. motorhome service borne at site entrance. Interesting old chalets in nearby villages and many footpaths into mountains. Road to site passes Pyramides d'Euseigne rock columns.
N 46.30399
E 7.79474
ACSI €13
€13.57 inc tax

campsite Raron
Campsite with mostly statics on busy main road towards Visp and Brig. A few level grass/hardstandings for tourers. Pulled in for overnight stop in torrential rain. Had to borrow hookup cable adaptor for Swiss socket 
N 46.08578
E 7.78073
ACSI €11
€15.36 inc tax

campsite Randa
Campsite for tourers and tents between Randa and Tasch - terminus for train to Zermatt. Grassy uneven field with a few hookup points and reasonable facilities. Good scenery and waymarked walks from site and popular restaurant adjacent. About 1.5 km to Tasch train station. 
Saas Grund
Am Kappelenweg
N 46.11669
E 7.94010
ACSI €11
€12.79 inc tax

campsite Saas Grund
Campsite about 1 km from town centre in level meadow. reasonable facilities. Next to Kappelenweg steep footpath up to Saas Fee with shrines and chapels on route and worth the climb with good views to mountains and glaciers
N 46.17094
E 8.93149
ACSI €15
€18 inc tax

campsite Gudo
Large campsite mainly statics in level valley to east of Locarno. Given rough pitch among trees and needed very long extension cable (supplied by site) for mains hookup Site has outdoor pool and games room. Didn't check facilities but used MH waste disposal point. Sharp turn in lane at narrow bridge across stream just before site. 

N 47.03878
E 8.41405
Private campsite €16.43 inc tax

campsite Weggis
Small CL type campsite in meadows to west of town. Pleasant location but rather hilly for pitching except in one area. Grey and black waste drains awkward to access by farm buildings. A few hookups available. Pleasant walk into town on Lake Luzern 
Campingplatz Gerbe

N 47.12175
E 8.44670
ACSI €11
€13.57 inc tax

campsite Meierskappel
Interesting campsite on edge of small village with cowboy theme and teepees. Wild west town had been built for festival the following weekend. grass level pitches; facilities in large barn and restaurant. Also had free wifi that worked!
N 46.70933
E 8.21480
ACSI €13
€16.07 inc tax

Small campsite with grass pitches in valley near start of Susten Pass. Aareschlucht gorge nearby. good clean facilities
Gletscherdorf 31
N 46.62099
E 8.04522 
ACSI €15
€15.71 inc tax

campsite Grindelwald
campsite next to river on edge of Grindelwald. small gravel level pitches and reasonable facilities; some static caravans. steep 1km walk to town centre and walks along country lanes with mountain views. 
N 46.65880
E 7.71688 
ACSI €15
€20.71 inc tax

campsite Stuhlegg
Small campsite with level pitches some grass some gravel in village overlooking Thunersee. A few chalets and outdoor bio-swimming pool; given poor small pitch next to empty chalet for overnight stay
La Sierra

N 45.97659
E 8.63385
ACSI €11

campsite Ghiffa
small campsite off busy main road north east of Verbania on Lake Maggiore. Very steep road up to level terraced gravel pitches but good views; several static caravans; reasonable facilities and access to small pebble beach. Restaurant on site.
Camping Europa

N 46.02542
E 9.23912
private campsite

campsite Mennagio
Small campsite on edge of town by lakeside next to boat repair works and marina on Lake Como. Mostly old static caravans with a few small touring pitches on rough earth under shady trees. Quite crowded site but only a short walk to town centre and ferries across lake to pretty towns. Good value one day ticket for €11

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