VIDEO: France Passion Wavrin – Stay for free, go fishing for a fee!

Sunset at France Passion Wavrin

France Passion Wavrin, in Nord de France is located some way out of the village. The site, more commonly known as Etangs de la Gite is a ‘carpodrome’. A fishing activity centre, with approximately five or six lakes of varying sizes packed with fish, (mostly carp). There is also an onsite brasserie and site has great paths for leisure activities. You can park your campervan or motorhome here free for one night if you are a member of France Passion. See the drone video we shot to get an idea of the site!

WATCH our drone footage of France Passion Wavrin!

Overview of France Passion Wavrin

There are two spaces for campervans according to the guide although there was no one else there when we stayed.

We were told to park on the grass next to one of the lakes. The car park is much larger though.

Helene, the owner speaks only a little English but is very pleasant. She was the First France Passion host to ask for our membership card and record the number. This is maybe because you are locked in overnight, alone.

On a Monday when we were there, very few people were fishing. The lakes were being dredged.

As we are not fisherman it was not clear if you can hire fishing gear here. There was no shop onsite but there was a bar/brasserie which also functions as reception where it looked like you could by bait.

The site gates are locked at about 7pm and you are left totally on your own to explore France Passion Wavrin as you please.

There are bins available for disposal of rubbish.

We used the toilets in the the bar but of course, only while the site is open.

You cannot swim in the lakes!

The paths around the edge of the lakes are a great way to explore.


Type of parking:

France Passion site



Location style:

Spacious, pretty, isolated.




Cycling, walking and running around site.


GPS Co-Ordinates:



How did we find about it:

France Passion 2017 membership. You must be a member to park your campervan or motorhome here  overnight.

Website of France Passion Wavrin:

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