Safety Advice for European Holidaymakers

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Friday 05 September 2014

Following the recent news of motorhome and caravan burglaries at French motorway service stations, The Camping and Caravanning Club has issued the following statement:

“Thousands of Club members travel to France every year and we have never had to deal with a gas related criminal issue.

“France is a motorhome and camping-friendly country that has a network of stopover locations specifically designed for camping units. In most cases they’re run by local town councils offering a range of facilities, and are much different to those that line the Autoroute.

“As a Club, we’d advise that the safest option is to stay at official campsites en route to, or returning from, camping holidays abroad. The Club offers a network of selected campsites across Europe that can be pre-booked to make travelling safe and easy.

“Like in any country, we’d advise people to use their common sense and be observant, take sensible security precautions and not leave valuables on display.”

Further safety information on where to stay when holidaying in France can be found on The Camping and Caravanning Club’s website:


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  1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 113-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 110 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, now runs and manages a further 16 Camping in the Forest touring sites.
  2. tells why our members are happier and healthier.
  3. incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.