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Camping in the Vezelay route

linde

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Dear pilgrims,
Id like to receive your advice.
Would love to walk the route from Vezelay with my tent, nog staying in albergues, just camping.
The accomodation list I found shows few campings, it doesnt seem sufficient.
Did any of you walk the camino this way? How did you manage?

Or can you recommand other routes in France that are good to walk and camp?
Thank you!
Linde
 

falcon269

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I recall staying at least three times in campgrounds, so they exist. Wild camping is generally prohibited in France if it is on public property and within some distance (5 km sticks in my mind) away from a campground. It can be done, but may be just as expensive as staying in the gite d'etape. Bon chemin.
 

backpack45scb

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We have walked the Nevers route and on to Limoges. There was only one camping spot that I can remember. However, it is quite isolated in that we saw only 4 pilgrims on the trail in a two and a half week period. A mix of both farmland and forest. I think stealth camping would be possible, i.e. don't camp until just as night falls, and be up and moving with first light. No fires. Cemeteries are also possible in this mode of camping.
 

LesBrass

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Dear pilgrims, Id like to receive your advice.
Would love to walk the route from Vezelay with my tent, nog staying in albergues, just camping.
The accomodation list I found shows few campings, it doesnt seem sufficient.
Did any of you walk the camino this way? How did you manage?

Or can you recommand other routes in France that are good to walk and camp?
Thank you!
Linde
France has a great network of camping aires... we have a campervan and we can stay overnight just about anywhere... there are lots and lots of aires and many villages have them. But I dont know if they are only for campers? Worth exploring that route? http://en.airecampingcar.com/ Also there is a group called France Passion https://www.france-passion.com/en/ this is a network of private properties that allow motorhomes to stay for a night or more... so there maybe some of these on the vezeley that would also be happy for you to camp?

I live near St Astier and Perigueux on the Vezeley and I dont see too many pilgrims but a lot of the route is rural so I am kind of inclined to think you should be ok to camp BUT 100% NO FIRES. We're not even allowed to have bonfires in our garden .... NO FIRES is a big thing. And... of course, take your rubbish with you.

If you want to see other routes in france here are the GR's https://www.gr-infos.com/gr-en.htm

I hope you find this helpful?
 

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