All started with The France Passion concept which was invented 1992 by the editor of a wine magazine who noticed that more and more motorhomes were exploring the winegrowing regions of France. His idea was to organize a network of winegrowers who could provide free private parking space on their land, and were happy to welcome motorhomes all year round for an overnight stopover or a 24 hour stay.Today in addition to winegrowers there are fruit, cheese, and honey producers together with farmers and other rural business who have joined the network.
The main concept of "la formule invitations"
- Stay on exclusive private grounds
- Meet local producers and enjoy rural pubs
- 24 h free stopover with the national annual windscreen sticker
- Buy fresh and tasty food on site
The six networks below profess themselves to the same concept and have on their home pages expressed more details. They are also members of Fédération Européenne de la Formule Invitations www.fefi.eu
Important for all of them are:
- Ecotourism (sustainable tourism)
- Attracting motorhome tourists to get off the beaten track
> 2000 stops incl. 200 new sites
2019 Ed.: 30 € incl. postage
2019 Ed.: 29,90 €
BRIT STOPS, Great Britain: http://www.britstops.com
Approx 950 stops
2018 Ed.: 28 £ + postage
Fattore Amico, Italy: http://www.fattoreamico.com/index.php?lang=en
Has closed down
250 stops plus a map with 800 free parking and service places
2019 Ed.: 29 € (guide) + 8 € (map) plus postage
Approx. 35 stops
2019 Ed.: 35 €
2019 Ed.: 225 DKK plus postage
There is also another network who have almost the same agenda as the six mentioned above.
Portugal Tradicional, Portugal: www.portugaltradicional.pt
The application seems to have closed down.