Reception and parking law

Motorhome, Reception and parking law

For many years, the Union des Industries du Véhicule de Loisirs (UIVL) has been helping tourist regions, departments and local authorities to draw up and implement reception policies tailored to motorhome users…

To find out all you need to know about the law governing the reception and parking of motor caravans in France, we invite you to consult the PDF by clicking here.

This 24-page document explains your rights and obligations when parking your motorhome. You’ll find out the difference between camping and parking, the authorised duration and the possible parking areas.

Here is the contents of this document:


The motorhome: a winning bet

Rules and regulations
Traffic and parking
The mayor’s powers

Parking is not camping!
Confusing parking with camping is illegal.
Justice punishes abusive parking restrictions

Illegal restrictions
The “visual pollution” argument
Height bars and gantries: forbidden!
Original traffic restriction signs: also prohibited!