Do people really pay this much

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  1. chaser

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    Hi
    been looking at les's excellent downloads of France and Italy , but am astounded at the prices, if they are for one night, do people really pay £40 a night for camps in France when you can park up for nothing anywhere you want on aires and France Passion.
    Not knocking anyone or anything , I just had never looked at campsites before because I thought they would be dear but this is right off my radar.
    You could have bed and breakfast for that
     
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    Height of summer in N spain and S of France some families are paying €90-€120 a night:Eeek:
     
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    never taken MH abroad but I suppose it depends on what facilities you want and if say it is your first time you may want the security of a campsite at whatever cost
    have seen some sites in the UK at £30+ per night
     
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    WHY not?
     
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    When we go to France 90% of the time we use aires, and if and when a campsite is required we only use municipal sites ( fair priced if a little basic)
    Terry:sin:
     
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    We used large expensive sites in Spain in August when the kids were teenagers and they were worth every penny as we hardly saw the kids 'cos they were well catered for day & night :thumb:
     
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    It is one of the main advantages of a motorhome over a caravan. I paid more than 40 quid a night to stay in Sienna a couple of years back, although 25 was more typical.

    There are some advantages, though. You often get more room than an aire, laundry facilities and at that price a swimming pool is pretty much compulsory.
     
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    Every year we go to Spain{North} in July cost €60 per night.

    Why? we meet friends motorhomers & caravaners and have a great time.

    Yes its expensive but we enjoy it.

    Other times we stay on Aires.

    Its all down to the fredom to do what each person wants.

    I know people here with motorhomes that only use campsites.

    They think anyone wild camping is crazy.

    We are all different.

    But we all enjoy it however we chose to camp.

    Long live fredom of choice.

    Mel
     
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    If you have 3 or 4 kids and maybe a dog... Height of season and want to be on one of the major sites, then you need a fat wallet these days
     
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    We've never stayed in anything other than a campsite! I haven't come across any aires that looked any good I suppose.
     
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    Well, aires are not supposed to be an alternative to sites - 'aire' means 'area' as in 'parking area' ... :Smile:
     
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    Aires are good for passing through but not for staying on more than a couple of nights (unless you're going to be out all day). Fortunately, we don't have to be there in the height of season but it must be hard for those with children of school age. :BigGrin:

    Ivy
     
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    Am at the minute paying 405 Emus per month in the centre of Benidorm and to be quite honest its braking my heart, BUT am within 5 minutes walking distance of the beach and 2 minutes walking distance of the Chinese and a 10 minute drive to La Cala where we had lunch today for 12 Emus each for 6 courses including wine. Beer is still 1 Emu a pint and a litre of gin 5.5 Emus, so I am hoping to get my moneys worth. Its all horses for courses but if I was paying anything near the prices quoted here I would want at least room service with a French maid.
     
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    It's each to their own and I'm with the campsite crowd.:BigGrin:
    Never stayed on an aire and toured throughout France.
    We've done Italy in August, it's not cheap.:Eeek:
    I only remember wild camping a couple of times, on a beach for a week in Morocco where there was no campsite, but that was way back, sometime when I had hair and flairs.:Rofl1:
     
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    we have used camps in Italy and Spain , spareingly :Smile:, but for France to be honest we just couldnt afford those prices for the amount of time we are there
     
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    Out of curiosity, young or older teenagers.

    Mine are 16 and 15.
     
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    Van, 2 adults. 3 kids and a dog Camping las Dunas, N Spain in School Summer Hols 2013 = a cool €86 a night
     
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    Went to El Delphin Verde when they were 16 & 14, then went to Las Dunas when they were 18 & 16. Both sites we hardly saw them, they were in the pool most of the day and there was loads of evening entertainment. Both huge sites and everything is there, supermarket, takeaway, restaurant, bars, shops & even hairdressers! Really enjoyed both sites and would happily go back again but can now go out of season.
     
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    You eating it there as well ? :Eeek:
     
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