Now back home in Andalucia after collecting our Adria 'Possel' from UK. Spent nearly six weeks enjoying a number of French Aires and Spanish sites. All the aires bar one (Aubusson) were excellent. Walking distance from quiet villages and most with the usual facilities but a coulple also including showers. We must have stayed on 6-7 over a three weeks period. Did find France expensive though for most things but then it balanced out given that we didn't pay out for sites. Found laundary places and internet cafes in most villages.
As for Spain, we wild camped 3 times - all in quiet spots but close to small villages so that we could have a drink at the local bar. Experienced no problems from anyone and will defo do more of that. Other than that we stayed on excellent sites near to Pamplona, Segovia, Madrid, Ronda and finally at Marbella Playa. The ACSI card saved us money and Ronda was the only costly site at E25 per night. The site at Marbella had an army of cleaners, a lovely pool, staff were helpful and friendly and it was only a couple of minutes to the beach and med. We fancy spending the winter months down there next Dec/Jan/Feb were it should be warmer than up here in the mountains. We don't have a large outfit so had no problems with pitch size. As usual, Spanish families arrive en mass at the w/end and make a load of noise - but then that's Spain!
Was suprised to see very few Brits out and about. Also, took us a while to adjust to the lack of communication between motorhomers. Folk tended to nod but that was it. Only spoke to 2 Brits in the whole six weeks. When I mentioned the apparent lask of 'bonhommie' amongst motorhomers to one of these, he said there was a lot of snobbery these days and unless you own something big and expensive, then you are not in the inner circle. My theory is that everyone is sitting in watching tv.
All-in-all we had a great time and really can't fault any of the Spanish sites we stayed on.