Finding water in France ?

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  1. dmurton

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    In France touring decided to go right of Paris near Troyes having difficulty finding Camper stops with water turned off this time of year to fill up any ideas would be appreciated does anyone know of other places I'd Petrol stations etc all help appreciated
     
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    image.png There's a service point on A26 heading towards Troyes
     
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    Cemeteries & churh yard taps are normally all year.
     
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    I believe a forked hazel twig can be quite useful...
     
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    Try the bear grylls solution....:beerchug:





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    Graveyards are often recommended...or ask at garages.
     
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    Not sure which route you're going but we found 1 this year at vivonne with free toilets ,water taps inside were ok,as you say you'll find most turned off outside this time of year.
    It is in fact a good stopover with cheap diesel as you enter the town from the north .
    http://www.campercontact.com/en/fra...e/3944/motorhome-parking-aire-municipale.aspx
    Place du Marche, 86370 Vivonne, France
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    N 46.42600, E 0.26307
    N 46°25'34", E 0°15'47"
     
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    Have a look at Super-U website as they show which stores have motorhome facilities, failing that try along the canals for stops that service the narrowboats with water etc.
     
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    Garages and also look for the aires / laybys for general travellers that have toilets..
    Many truck drivers use them for overnight stays and there is often a "potable" water tap around so drivers can get fresh water.
    Check under sinks etc....
     
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    We stopped somewhere on the western coast one year - no aire, but OK to park overnight in a quiet road. Opposite was a memorial of some sort (not kije a War Memorial, just a large upright stone with some artistically placed rocks/pebbles around it - with a water tap, marked 'Potable' and 'Pour les chiens'.

    That day it was also for les camping caristes ....

    And we've also filled water from a tap at a cemetery gate. (Gates were locked, after closing time) Wasn't marked potable - but there again anything we use for drinking or eating is always boiled anyway! - and we're both still here years later.
     
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    Thanks everyone managed to find new service point coming into Sens at Auchan
    Staying at stopover in Chavanges many thanks once again for all your help
     
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    Many aires that shut off water should be operating soon, but I know from experience, finding water from November to April can be a bit hit and miss. "All the Aires" shows aires that are open all year, although a good cold spell will freeze the taps.
    We have used aires in villages near Churches and the local Marie's, generally, there is a tap somewhere near a church and we have gone to the local Marie before now and asked if we can have the water turned on to fill up. No one has refused us yet.
     
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    Aldi and Lidl - very cheap bottled water and no risk of contamination!:eek:
    All you need is an "L" shaped piece of plumbing tube shoved into the water hole and you just pour it in.:)
    Great for emergencies.
     
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