All the Aires...... North and South ??

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  1. Chockswahay

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    We are going back to France in a week or two and have 'All the Aires Edition 4'

    If anyone has the more recent edition can you tell me please if it warrants buying (compared to what I have)?

    Vicarious mention 600 new aires since edition 3 ....... but compared to edition 4 is there really much difference?

    Many thanks

    Grahame
     
  2. chaser

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    There is quite a lot more in it than the third, which we had but if you have enough in the fourth edition I wouldn't bother , probably be a new one soon.
     
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    Oh well, if we are getting into apps again, this is the one park4night, but that wasn't the question:)
     
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    Yep I know but you can get free D/L pdf format for offline reading etc saves money and up to date ,more beer money :)
     
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    We are in France now using Edition 4..managed fine with it although the prices have done increased slightly ...enjoy your journey, currently lovely weather in the Vendee
     
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  7. Chockswahay

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    Thanks guys :)

    (call me old fashioned but I prefer the Aires book............. English and always 'on' with no data fees :D)
     
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    Same here and the book doesn't fail when your in the middle of nowhere after driving all day either.
    Just got North n South books this year usually update every 3rd year.
     
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    We are launching ourselves at the unsuspecting locals armed only with edition 4 in a couple of days but I also have campercontact on the tablet. These should be enough I hope!

    But thanks for letting me know there is an Edition 5, though I can't help thinking Vicarious missed a trick not telling me as I might have been tempted to buy it, too late now.:)
     
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    The North and South books are bigger than the previous single edition- A4 size. Small thing I know but it means they won't go in our van book shelf. I can't compare numbers as we gave someone the old one but it seems to me that there are a lot more in the latest edition and the layout makes it easier to find what you want as all the aires in one area are altogether. You do have to make sure, when you are on the border, that you have the right book to hand. There is a large scale separate folding map as well as a fold out one attached to the book itself.

    I think it is an improvement on the older one. I use various internet sites at home before we go and possibly when we are pitched up in the evening but much prefer the books when we are actually on the road
     
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    Buy them. We are on a fantastic aire tonight not in the book.
     
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    Previous to my last should have been old book
     
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    Downloaded the app as recommended by @chaser ..it's fab..used a couple of aires from it that aren't in edition4. .only thing it's missing is prices but currently on aire in St Jean de Monts €8.50 Inc water + electric, 2 mins walk to beach +centre. .worth the £1.19, thanks for the tip
     
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    Yeah we have used it for three years now, never been without an aire, and another thing about it, you can install it on as many android devices you like without paying for it again(y):)
     
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    Does anybody know when the 2016 edition of this book comes out please?
     
  18. Chockswahay

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    Just closing this one up.

    I gave in to my demons and bought 'North and South'. Ordered Sunday, despatched Monday, arrived today (Thanks Vicarious, excellent service as usual (y))

    I like the look and layout of the new books and being able to 'thumb thru' the pages. This will be my primary Aires guide backed up by the other stuff....

    £25 well spent as far as I am concerned(y)

    Thanks every one for your input:)
     
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    Campercontact is our source of info in France, together with France Passion
    We do have 'all the aires' book but much prefer apps to books where possible
     
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    We have edition 4 ( now almost completely fallen apart) and the new 2 part books. Don't like the new ones, some silly comments in there and if you are in Pays de la Loire, you have to keep swapping between books. We also found many aires closed or moved that were in the new book. Its not really any more up to date than edition 4.
     
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