There are plenty of places to stay close to our depot and many of our clients choose to spend their first and last nights at a local campsite or overnight halt. This makes perfect sense as on your first night you can familiarise yourself with the vehicle and how French campsites work while on your last night it can be useful to be close by to prepare the vehicle for handover the following morning. The following is a list of Campsites, Aire de service and France Passion sites all within a reasonable distance of our depot.
LOCAL CAMPSITES & OTHER PLACES TO SPEND YOUR FIRST/LAST NIGHT OF HIRE
Camping Municipal d’Entre Deux Vannes
191, Avenue de Sénigallia
Tel.: 03 86 65 64 71
Open 15/5 to 15/9
Limited and somewhat dated facilities but convenient for Sens city centre/cathedral (about a 20 min walk). Supermarket virtually opposite.
Local market in Sens: Mon, Fri, Sat morning
15 km North of Sens, direction Fontainebleau
Camping Municipal “L’Ile d’Amour”
Route de Bray 89140 Pont sur Yonne
Tel.: 03 86 67 03 62
Open 1/4 to 30/9
Not particularly charming campsite or town.
Local market in Pont s/Yonne : Wed & Sun
15 kms North-east of Sens, direction Fontainebleau
Camping Domaine du Beauséjour
18, Avenue Charles de Gaulle 89140 Sergines
Tel.: 03 86 66 53 46
Open 15/1 to 15/11
There is not much to see in Sergines but this is one of the few campsites to stay open year round and convenient if you are heading in/returning from that direction.
SAINT JULIEN DU SAULT (89330)
25 kms South of Sens, direction Auxerre
Camping Des Iles
Route de Villevallier, 89330 St. Julien du Sault
Tel.: 03 86 63 22 58
Open 15/04 to 30/10
Well run campsite with welcoming hosts right on the river. Short walk into village with a village store, bar and pizzeria.
Local market in St.Julien: Sunday
15 kms South of Sens, direction Auxerre
Camping du Saucil
14, rue du Saucil
Tel: 03 86 87 00 69
Open 1/4 to 30/11
Very scruffy old campsite opposite a river beach (for public swimming). The town is lovely with lots of restaurants, a couple of supermarkets and other shops
Local market in Villeneuve: Tue & Fri
32 km South of Sens, direction Auxerre
Le Camping Municipal
68 Quai d’Epizy, 89300 Joigny
Tel.: 03 86 62 07 55
Open 1/5 to 30/9
Campsite right on the river but it’s on the outskirts of Joigny and about a 25 min walk into this sizeable town with supermarkets, bars and restaurants.
Local market in Joigny: Wed & Sat
SAINTE HILAIRE LES ANDRESIS (45320)
40 km South-west of Sens, direction Orleans
L’Oree du Bois de Montalan
Le camping, 45320 Sainte Hilaires les Andresis
Tel.: 09 70 35 34 27
Open 1/6 to 30/9
Nice rural campsite, convenient if you are heading to/from the west and the A19 autoroute.
Local market in nearby Courtenay: Thursday
60 km South of Sens, direction Auxerre
Camping Les Platanes
41 Route de la Mothe 89120 Charny
Tel.: 03 86 91 83 60
Open 1/4 to 31/10
Well run campsite with an outdoor pool in a nice little Burgundy town. Very good restaurant (Le Cheval Blanc) plus other bistros and pizzerias as well as two supermarkets.
Nice Sunday market too.
85 km south of Sens, between Auxerre and Dijon.
5 Impasse des Sables, Merry-sur-Yonne, 89660
Tel: 03 86 34 59 55
Open: All year and run by English-speaking couple.
A very pretty campsite and leisure park in the beautiful wine producing village of Merry-sur-Yonne. On-site café, bar and restaurant, shop, launderette, free Wi-Fi and more. Well worth a visit! Read about our visit to Camping Merry-sur-Yonne.
AIRE DE SERVICE (usually free parking area with basic services on or close to major roads)
4-6 Rue des Petits prés
Tel: 0033 86 62 07 55
Open all year
St Julien Du Sault
Rue du Stade Jean Sax
Tel: 03 86 63 22 95
Sens – Auchan
Automated station beside Auchan
Centre commercial Porte de Bourgogne
Open all year 24/7
LOCAL FRANCE PASSION SITES
Celine and Julien Henry (wine grower and farmer)
In the village of Petit Villiers (postcode: 89320)
Alain Vignot (Wine grower)
Paroy sur Tholon (postcode: 89300)