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Camping wild is illegal but tolerated, as in Wales & England (here, here and here). Sleeping in your car is legal (here).

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Indeed you cannot camp, but you can "bivouac", even in protected areas (for example in the Mercantour, near where I live). This is the same as camping, but: The tent must be set at/after sundown, and removed at/before sunrise You cannot camp more than one night in the same place You should use "light" camping gear, like ultra light tents, tarps, or just ...

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