Books with aires/campsites

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  1. Bowerhill

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    Hi, we are off round Europe throughout the summer school holiday (first trip ever!). We are travelling from Calais to Venice - Venice to Sorrento - Sorrento to Rome - and then on round the coast to Spain. We have done lots of research online and have loads of notes but would like a book (me & hubby are a bit old) which lists aires in all countries. This will help when we haven't got wifi. Any recommendations? I have looked at Alan Rogers and the Vicarious books but don't want to buys loads of volumes! Thanks in advance.
     
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    We have always used this one

    Although it is in French it is pretty easy to understand, it is biased towards Aires in France but has listing for other countries including Italy.
     
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    Thank you - I'll have a look.
     
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    Thanks for this info Mickymouse will look to invest in one my self as planning to do a lot of touring next year in Europe when we have both retired and Gill prefers to have a book or real map and not having to rely on my gadgets and gizmos as she calls them

    Thanks again

    David & Gill :)
     
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    We also use this one and it costs a lot less bought from most French supermarkets!
     
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    Only trouble is that the French supermarkets /newsagents might not have any stock left. As well as being cheaper it is also more comprehensive than any English publication.
     
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    Well there's no mention on FJMike's post of what book he's on about! - and no clickable links I can detect with my mouse ......
     
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    It's one of those Amazon links, it is possible if you are using an ad blocker it may not show. I can see it.

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    But that' costs more than 2 years subscription to the BIGGEST and most up to date list of Aires and Campsites in EUROPE
    And it works when theses no wifi
    And it knows where you are
    And if gives you thousands of reviews of the best and safest places to stay locally

    You know what you really meant to recommend, based on your extensive travels

    Go on @DBK Say it !!!!!
    (Charlie wants you to)
     
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    But the Bowerhill asked about books, apps are not books
     
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    Once they've arrived at a few 'dead' Aires, or those filled with 'travelling folk' they may realise that there is a better way to find overnight stops
    Who uses the phone book to find a phone number nowadays?
    Why use books to find an Aire?
     
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    Why come over all superior, I use apps, sat navigation and books but realise that some folk are happier with one method and if that is books then this up to them. Although campercontact is a good app it's not without faults, so each to their own
     
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    • Sorry but I don't think it's being 'superior' to try and help other Funsters to try and find a safer and more effective way to find Aires across Europe.

      Books don't contain the 'real' experiences from recent users that online directories do






     
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    Thank you for all the suggestions. I have bought one of the recommended books but, as we are well travelled bikers trough Europe, we will be using the book as a back up - just in case!
     
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    Campercontact, All the Aires & bordatlas
     
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    All aires books are at least 1 year out of date.

    Ive stopped buying vicarious because they are so out of date. Their Morocco book is still from 2009.

    If you are not happy with web or apps then the most accessible for newer books is the first big french supermarket or Narbonne Accessoire shop. They even have books for ' free aires next to the sea' - only the french!!

    Bordatlas is also pretty good.

    Otherwise, camper contact and campingcar-infos.com
     
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    Sorry forgot to add - IMHO the biggest advantage of the web/apps are the comments and reviews where for example:
    ' the council have decided to remodel the area and have temporarily closed the aire'

    or ' this aire has been taken over by the gens de passage' (gypsies)

    or ' We all got broken into to'

    For balance

    ' this aire has got the most stunning view'

    ' the number nine bus takes you staright into the historic town'

    Forearmed is forewarned
    Jon
     
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