Going to France

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  1. samany

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    Hi

    Going to France in June for the first time in our camper van. Does anyone know what sort of price we will have to pay per night for a sight with electric hook up we are hoping to find a site near a beach. Also do we need a different electric hook up cable for France.
    Anyone been south Brittany area near a beach, that they would recommend.

    Thanks

    Samany
     
  2. tommytli

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    prices vary just like here depending on the site etc, hook ups are normally the same as we have here but its allways better to carry one of these just incase
     
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    Click onto FORUM at top of page and look at "Continental Touring" This has all the info you will ever need:thumb:
     
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    Reputedly the best beach in France - La Baule.
     
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    Hi Tommytli, Samany:thumb:

    thanks for the link, like Samany we are off to france for the first time in June and will get one of the adaptors in your link.

    One question, does this solve the problem of reverse polarity?
     
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    Hi prices vary with the time of year, facilities provided and how much the owners think they can get away with. Expect anything between €10-€30 maybe even up €60 for a top class site in the high season.

    Just had a look at two 4star I have been to and both are around €50 pn inc 2 people and leccy.

    Olley
     
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    Use the Aires !!! :thumb:
     
  8. Phil

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    You could try the ACSI Camping Card or Camping Cheques. Most of their sites charge 15 Euro per night up until the end of June, some even for the first couple of weeks in July. The cost covers pitch and EHU, for 2 adults. Children or additional adults have to be paid on top of the nightly fee.

    Phil.
     
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    One of the best ideas is to buy the aires book called "all the AIRES in France" that is if you have not already got one, it is in English from Vicarious books in Folkstone....and use this as your french bible.......OK:thumb:
    site in southern Britany called Damganfree water ( not sure about electric) as many oysters and mussels as you can of the beach "Damgan," another "Banastere" another "ST-Pierre- Quiberon" all these aires are in the book
    Mel
     
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    France is probably the most motorhome friendly country, aires are cheap or free, municipal camp sites similar, we have paid just a few euros per night, but unless you want facilities just stop where your fancy takes you, we often overnight in village squares or Marie car parks.
    Nearly everyone is so friendly and will point you the nearest bar or boulongerie.

    ps don't confuse rural 'aires' with motorway 'aires' these are best avoided
     
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    Not unless it's been wired with reverse polarity-best to make-up one.

    Mike
     
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    Try the Benodet area - Port de Plaisance - Concarneau also:thumb::thumb: is not to be missed!
     
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    it wont solve the reverse polarity problem, best buy extras and swap the wires around then mark the ones you have reversed. we have only come across reversed polarity twice once in belgium and once in croatia and our motorhome corrected it both times, dont know how :Blush: but kept checking it with the polarity tester
     
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