What is sanitation like on camp sites abroad?
For hygiene reasons many sites, especially in France, do not fit toilet seats. Toilet paper is not always supplied and may be on a central roll outside the cubicles. Soap and handdrying facilities are rarely provided. Neither are sink plugs, so take a universal travel sink plug (available at good outdoors shops) with you. We use modern and older style to give just a rough idea of the style and age of washblocks. Many blocks are unisex, especially in low season. Its not uncommon for all sanitation except toilets to be closed from late evening until early morning, especially in the Vende and the south of France. You can also expect washblock cleaning to take place at any time, including early in the morning or late in the evening (especially in high season). Remember that at busy times its normal to have to queue for things whether buying a drink, getting on a bus or using the loo.