Going by electric car on holiday to France

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Want to know where charging stations for electric cars are located in France? FranceComfort will help you on your way!

As an owner of an electric car, you will, of course, want to be well prepared for a holiday to France, especially if it is your first trip to France. For the journey to be a success we can imagine you would like to know, among other things, where you can find charging stations in France and whether there are sufficient charging points. This page is the perfect place to learn all about charging your electric car in France, you can read everything you need to know about charging stations in France and about the charging points at your holiday address.

Carefree car journey to France

More and more people drive electric, but the French themselves are still reluctant. There is no need to worry about the quantity of charging points in France, there are plenty of them. For many vacationers, the holiday-feeling starts the second they get into their car. When going on holiday by electric car you will need to stop more often to allow your car to charge. As a provider of holiday parks in France, we want to ensure your carefree arrival at any of our holiday home parks, we are more than happy to help you with that. Good preparation is half the battle. Upon arrival at one of our parks, your car can immediately be connected to a charging station.

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Which of our holiday parks have charging stations?

At the moment, half of our parks are equipped with a charging station; you can find the relevant parks below. We strive to increase the number of parks that can facilitate electric cars.

  • Village des Cigales (Dordogne)
  • Domaine de Lanzac (Dordogne)
  • Chateau de Salles (Aquitaine-Gironde, Atlantische kust)
  • Jardin du Golf (Provence)
  • Vallee St Baume (Provence)

A network of charging points in France

Taking your electric car on holiday to France requires preparation. We advise you to be well informed on locations that have charging points. France is also working on expanding the number of charging stations so that more and more electric cars can be charged on French ground in the future. It is wise to keep updated on the locations of charging stations every time you go on holiday to France. The charging network supplied by the provider Ionity is spread all over the country and the number of charging points for fast charging is constantly being increased. This also applies to one of the largest providers in Europe, NewMotion. For example, if you own a Tesla you can use these special charging stations. France also has these so-called superchargers. With your UK charge card you can utilize 80% of the charging points in France. Nevertheless, we recommend that you also purchase charging cards from other providers to ensure you can charge your car at nearly every station.

The charging cards you can use: Newmotion, PCE, Freshmile, Sodetrel, Chargemap, Kiwhi, Plugsurfing, Bluely, Ecocitry, Plus de bornes, Chargeyourcar.

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Electric charging: both your electrical car and FranceComfort will help you with this!

Your car also shows you where the electric charging points in France are located, when you are required to charge and at which charging point you should go. Sometimes your computer can also indicate how busy certain charging stations are. If there is no space at one charging station, you will receive an alternative. Another alternative could be to exit the motorway. Are you planning to include a stopover or overnight stay during your car journey to France? Plan your trip in such a way that you can charge your car whilst resting at your desired stopover.

France has a lot to offer. During your journey to one of our holiday parks in the Dordogne region, Aquitaine-Gironde region or the South of France, you will pass countless beautiful sights. If you do wish to stop to charge your electric car, we have some suggestions for you. How about a stop in Paris? You could enjoy a day at Disneyland Paris; your children are sure to have a blast there. Are you heading towards the Dordogne or Aquitaine region? Then we recommend a visit to Oradour-Sur-Glane: an impressive spectacle for anyone interested in the events that occurred during the Second World War. Are you going to Provence? Then make a (extra) stop in Luxembourg, Dijon, Lyon or Montélimar. The latter city is well-known for its production of delicious nougat.

Our tips for a comfortable journey

If you are going to France by electric car and want to travel relaxed, we have some tips to get your holiday started whilst your car is charging!

  • Plan a stopover at a point of interest.
  • Enjoy an extensive lunch or dinner on a terrace and take a walk, after your enjoyable break your car will be fully charged and you can continue your journey.
  • Get off the motorway and travel using the national roads. You do not pay any toll on these roads, and you will also find fast chargers.
  • If possible, avoid driving on Black Saturday. On normal days it is, of course, quieter on the road. This makes the journey a lot more comfortable for you and your electric car.
  • It is more convenient to drive in cooler weather seen as your air conditioning also uses the battery. This means you need to charge your car more often.

Electric charging stations at FranceComfort

Various holiday parks already provide charging stations on-site and at our parks which don’t have this feature yet, you will find a charging station in the near vicinity. Each charging station has two charging points. At Château de Salles, Village des Cigales and Domaine de Lanzac there are even two poles with four connection options. If you spend your holiday at one of the parks listed above, you can be certain you will be able to charge your electric car easily on-site. You can also reserve an electric charging station. You can pay with your own charge card or with the card provided by the park you are staying at, with the latter you can pay at the reception when leaving.

After a carefree journey, your wonderful holiday can begin at FranceComfort. When you arrive, the beds are, in most cases, already made. Put down or unpack your belongings and then relax with a drink on the terrace of your holiday home.

Parks with charging stations for the electric car

Domaine de Lanzac

Village des Cigales

Château de Salles