Vanlife camper spot at the citadelle de Bitche France

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The citadelle de Bitche is a beautiful castle in the Mosel region of France. At the foot of the citadelle, you can park up your van or RV and spend a peaceful night at the site. The citadelle de Bitche is an excellent location for vanlife in France.

We enjoyed a quiet night in Bitche and went out for the same, scenic walk a few times during our stay. 

The camper place is located at the parking lot of the citadelle de Bitche. There are 5 spots that are separated of the main parking lot, tucked away behind the building that is present at the parking lot. 

I think this building serves as a market place during non-pandemic times, but it was closed when we were there. The same building also offers toilets, but these were closed as well.

The camper place offers 5 steady pitches, separated by hedges, offering enough privacy. If these places are occupied, you can easily find more space to park up in the rest of the parking lot. We were lucky to get one of the designated pitches, but other campers arrived later and they used the parking lot and the field at the site.

The camper place also gives access to a servicing area where you can get rid of grey an black water for free. You can also fill up on water, but this service is paid. Bins are available all over the parking lot, so there’s no need to leave trash anywhere!

Camper place citadelle de Bitche
Citadelle de Bitche
Camper place citadelle de Bitche - the pitches



Yes - Paid

Are you already filtering water for drinking? With a water filtering system, you no longer have to buy bottled water and you can go off grid longer!


Yes - Paid

Also, disconnect from the power grid with a big battery bank and a solar panel. We use the Ecoflow Delta battery and 2 solar panels to charge our electronic devices.

Trash cans


And more


Yes - Not always available

Some camp sites have toilets, but they’re not always open at night or off season. Build your own van toilet and always have a place to go. We built a Trobolo composting toilet in our van.

Black Water


Don’t want to search for black water disposal all the time? Build your own composting toilet and become a happy camper, like we are!

Gray Water


In short

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Where to find it

Rue Bombelles – parking de la Citadelle 57230 Bitche


The camper place is free to use – Services are paid

Hiking options


This is not really a big hiking area, but there is a nice possibility for a scenic walk.

We enjoyed walking the tour of the citadelle. You can walk up to the citadelle de Bitche grounds and walk all around the castle ruins. Depending on the season and the exact setting of the sun, this walk can be super beautiful.

Aside from this walk, there’s mostly access to the village or city of Bitche, which could mean: urban walking.

Hiking possibilities at Citadelle de Bitche

Is it dog-friendly?


The camper place near the citadelle de Bitche is super dog-friendly.

There’s more than enough room for early morning and late night walks with your dog. Also, the walk around the citadelle de Bitche is easily accessible with your dog.

Our dog enjoyed his stay at this camper place quite a lot!

Camper place citadelle de Bitche dog-friendly

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