French Aires and blue badges.

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  1. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

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    I would like to pass on some
    information which may be
    useful for Blue Badge holders
    travelling in France.
    Recently in Honfl eur, I
    was sitting in my wheelchair
    beside the ’van when a
    parking attendant advised
    me that, since May 2015, les
    handicapes have not had to
    pay to park their ’vans in
    aires, as long as they display
    their Blue Badge.
    She went on to say that,
    if you go to an aire with a
    barrier, then ‘pfff’ (a French
    shrug), ‘too bad’.
    e next morning we
    spoke to a municipal police
    offi cer who was patrolling
    the aire and she confi rmed
    that this was the case
    throughout France.
    So it appears that if you
    park in an open pay-anddisplay
    zone, there is no
    need to buy a ticket, which
    can save you €3-€15 for 24
    hours’ parking. If you select
    an aire that happens to be
    one with barrier or bollard
    control, there is no way to
    apply the concession. Still,
    the individual will have to
    decide whether the location
    is worth the fee.
     
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    Well - that's good to know Snowbird - even cheaper holidays for you then! About time you got an advantage over the able bodies I'd say.
     
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    I found it on facebook actually Jenny. It wont affect me much as I rarely use Aires nowadays. Aires are generally to far away from restaurants for me so I find it easier to park on there carparks.
     
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    Brexit will soon stop that Dave tough luck!!
     
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    Cant see it, blue is blue anywhere.
     
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    Same thing happened to us last year....the lady who sold the bread knocked on our door and told us we shouldn't have paid as we had a blue badge. She said it applies to the whole of France.
     
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    If you add the concessions that France gives on the autoroute to this, then its obvious that France is doing its best to help the less able amongst us. I often wonder why these things are not widely advertised.
     
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    Maybe it won't benefit you directly - neither will it me (at the mo) - I'm just pleased for those it does !
     
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    Am pleased it benefits anyone Jenny. We all need as much help as we can get.
     
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    If you are a blue badge holder and a on holiday and hire a car. Take your badge with you even if you are not the driver.
     
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    Never thought to apply for a blue badge although people keep telling me I might be eligible but I'm now thinking it may be an idea.
     
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    @Mr Ed
    You should as you would be able to park closer to where you want to be
    :)
     
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    We did not know of the blue badge concession on aires. Does anyone know if this concession also applies on German Stellplatz.

    Steve & Ann. .......... teensvan.
     
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    I know someone with a blue badge. !!!!! :)

    BUT I aint taking my mother on holiday just to save a few Euro.. Brexit or not.....
    She can stop at home and MOAN... MOAN . MOAN.. (y)

    :rofl::rofl:
     
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