At dawn, it is not uncommon to see a motorhome parked in the parking lot of the Peloux hall, the Bouvard park or the ADMR minicrèche, in Domagne. This presence, for one night, is far from being the result of the accident of the operators’ camps crossing the city.
A transit point
These drop-off points are referenced in a “Park4Night” application, created in 2011. It quickly became an essential tool for nomadic travel in a converted motorhome, van, or van. The app has logged nearly 6 million downloads to date.
It has a community of more than 3.6 million members, who share their tips for resting and sleeping in a motorhome. Like thousands of other towns, Ceyzériat and the Chapel of the Conches are marked. Ceyzériat is, in fact, a transit point to the Alpine countries. More and more users are taking advantage of the scenery to discover the Ain Valley. The motorhomes left again for the Mont-Blanc tunnel or traversed the roads of Europe for several weeks.
Shortage of drainage points
It is an “application” that also refers to agricultural campsites, prominent tourist places, such as museums and monuments; also hiking or mountain biking routes to discover a region. The disadvantage of this vehicular tourism is the absence of drainage points and water, covering the department crossed each year by thousands of motorhomes.
Thus, by way of example, Bourg-en-Bresse, capital at the crossroads of the great seasonal migrations in summer, has a single emptying point, located opposite the old municipal campsite; a recurring deficit across the department. This app has taken its place in a vacation away mode. Ceyzériat is the wealth of its local products.