Camping Car Park ... another kind of Aires

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  1. yodeli

    yodeli Funster Life Member

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    I wasn't very keen on posting anything about my week end away in Max. Surely we had a very warm and sunny week end, but we didn't do as much as we had planned, hearts were crying...
    On the other hand , while planning that trip a few days before , I came across a private company looking after Aires. I decided to try, asked for the membership card (4 euros) and decided to take the option of topping up that card with money (You can pay with your credit card. They debit your due at the end of the month).

    These aires are open all year. You have free wifi (you have to re connect every 2 hours), dump point and fresh water, and most of the pitches have electricity, but if you happen to have none you can ask someone to share, as all members pay the same.
    There's a barrier at the entrance so as well safe. You can book , for so many nights , which allows you to go away, visiting the the area during the day, and have one pitch saved for you when you come back.

    Here are a few pics of Villasavary aire. Really peaceful place, not a single noise during the night! Perfect for people in need of peace and rest.
    The village is small but has all you need within 10 minutes walking.
    There's a huge parking place too , a few metres away from the aire. Happens to be the footy fields parking place, allowing...buses!!


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    hi yodeli,,can you only use these aires if you have a membership card? do they sell them on aires? cheers,ian..
     
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    Yes you can only use them if you have the membership card and you can have it right at the entrance. If you go on their site you have an English version of it. Just google camping car park , you should find their site very easily!
     
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    Full info here
    http://www.camping-car-park.com/


    Two packages :
    The PASS'ETAPES :
    My personal access card to the whole CAMPING-CAR PARK network in France, 24/7, the whole year round.



    The Pass’ Etapes is a 4€ card valid for life. You can either get it from the machine at the area entrance, or by phone* at + (00) 33 183 64 69 23 from 9am to 7pm.

    *(by phone, a minimum 50€ recharge will be asked, without any deadline to use it)

    The Pass'Etapes card has many advantages
    • Fares: 5h = 5 € / 24h 8.40 € to 12 €, according to the period and destination.
    • Services included.
    • You can come and go as you want
    • 24h of parking, from the time you access the area (e.g. if you enter into the area at 7pm, the fare applies until 7pm the next day)
    - See more at: http://www.camping-car-park.com/en/nos-formules#sthash.ALu8ma4f.dpuf
     
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    I must add there's always someone on the phone!
    I've had some problem with wifi connection on the Sunday: phoned and 15 minutes later, sorted
     
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    Nice one lads, cheers
     
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    There is an app too - though I've not managed to get it to work for ages :unsure:. Don't know whether it's the app or my phone.
     
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    A few more pics of the surroundings.....
     
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    We joined and stayed on one in l'Auvergne . Superb and as we had some trouble getting in after paying the phone number gave an instant response and all sorted . You can download the list of aires using this link .

    http://www.camping-car-park.com/sites/default/files/brochures/listedesaires-campingcarpark_1.pdf

    http://www.camping-car-park.com/sites/default/files/brochures/brochurecampingcarpark_1.pdf
    And the above one you can save to read off line
     
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    App downloadable from Play Store. Once you have the app you can download content for access when off line.

    Camping-Car-Park

    Bryan
     
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    Sounds interesting, I see Viviers sur mer is listed, does this mean this Aire could only be used if your in the scheme. I use this as an example because we used it in 2012 when it was a normal aire.
     
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    Yes if the aire has been taken over by the company then you need the card. I am not sure but I think some communes have handed over their aires to the management by this company . I think it is good value as all are well laid out and secure and with electric . Not expensive at 8€ .
     
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    If it's now belonging to CCP then you will find a barrier which will allow in only membership card!

    BTW this one seems to be by the sea side which means you'll have to book really in advance when it's spring and summer time I would think!
     
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    Not all of them. This is the lowest price, but I think it goes up to 13 euros when it's a very popular one
    I have paid 8,40 /24h last week end (it's always 24hours worth , not just the night)


    Edit: Whoops maximum is 12 euros!
     
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    Ah ok Frankie :) the Auvergne is obviously cheap lol
     
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    Thanks for the post Yodeli, I know that it's best to carry on as normal right now. Everyone around here (Auvergne) is shocked at what's happened. Aussi merci pour l'info, je vais essayer les aires le mois prochain quand nous departerons pour l'hiver a Portugal
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    I think it's the app - there are no reviews in current version and the reviews in previous version dated 2014 say app is c**p and crashes. Pity.
     
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    App works fine for me. Just tested it, offline, from home, and it gives me all the info inc GPS to take me to chosen aire. Try again or download app again.

    Bryan
     
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    Thanks for that - hadn't actually got app but looked at it to see if worth downloading and would not have done it on seeing reviews but will now that you have it and it works -THANKS
     
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    I've tried downloading it again a few times - it eventually opens but just hangs when I click on the 'ouvertes' tab.

    Not sure whether it's done this since it's last update or since phone updates.

    The web page does convert to a mobile friendly one, so not too bad.
     
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