Indigo Paris - Bois de Boulogne

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  1. Photo4x4

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    Hello

    I'm thinking of staying here for a couple of days next month so that SWMBO and I can take in the sights of Paris: http://www.camping-indigo.com/en/paris-indigo-campsite

    Any thoughts please? Ease of getting to it, do we need to book in advance during October?

    Thanks.

    KH
     
  2. Glandwr

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    Don't go walking in the bois after dark ;)

    Dick
     
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    I notice it has a supplement for double axle caravans.. €32 :eek:

    wonder if it applies to tag axle motorhomes.
     
  4. hilldweller

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    Our first trip across the channel was to there. A bit tricky to find when I'd forgotten to load detailed French mapping.

    So we collapsed into the restaurant and steak and frites and a litre of house red later we were really happy.

    Great place, now improved since our first visit. Bus by the door drops you off at the Metro. Pretty big I'd be surprised if full in October.
     
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    Very large and a bit impersonal but, for visiting Paris, can't be beaten.

    Pitches are generally of good size though you may have to walk around to find the right one with a large outfit. After the end of September I wouldn't think you will have any problem.

    Hook ups and water points OK but, at the time of our visit, the M/ H point was filthy with loo paper and worse around the area. Wasn't cleaned by camp staff during our four day visit.

    As above, you can take camp site bus from directly outside the gates. It doesn't run between noon and 3pm as I remember but you can catch a service bus about 400 metres away at any time.

    Didn't try the camp restaurant as it was closed during our visit in December last year.

    Have a good trip.
     
  6. Cynigy

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    We've used this site loads of times over the years, at various times of year, never any problems.

    Signposted from the Porte Maillot exit on the periferique, if you keep your eyes peeled (as with all French signposting!).

    Bus number 244 from 'les Moulins' nearby takes you to Porte Maillot where you can change buses or catch a metro. I wouldn't advise driving the motor home into central Paris, although I know of one or two people who have done so...

    Nige
     
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    Stayed a 4 or 5 of years ago, reception was hopeless, had to wait over an hour in a queue and then got allocated a pitch with broken down car in it! Wife went and complained and told, (after another lengthy wait) pitch where you like, just come back and tell us which one. Got a nice big one with grey drainage and black across the road. :)
    Good for Paris, never tried the restaurant.

    Ian
     
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
    I have avoided driving my M/H through Paris but, thirty years ago I was the idiotic Brit who, while towing a caravan, turned the wrong way onto the round-a-bout at the Arc de Triumph. Not a good idea!:eek:
     
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    It's under new ownership now, Olley.
     
  10. TerryL

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    Having circulated the Arc many times (mostly in a coach) I would have loved to see that! Have taken the M/H through a few times but never stopped in the centre - it's next to impossible to park a car let alone 7m of motorhome.

    No, take the Metro, cheap and simple. Interesting fact for you - inside the Periferique there is no building further than 500m from a Metro station!
     
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    Has the check in improved?
     
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    We stayed there many years ago simply because of it's location, we then used our bikes to ride into the centre and it was much better than bus/walking simply because the main attractions are quite a distance from each other so riding the bikes to them meant we could cover the ground in between much quicker and made it less tiring.
     
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    +1 for taking the bikes into the centre of Paris.

    Cycling back through the Bois de Bologne at night was interesting with a slight hint of danger,people still out running and walking their dogs(that's walking)
    There were plenty of vans that felt safe enough to wildcamp ????????????????not

    Site was OK but encourage others to also complain about the motorhome point which was strewn with toilet paper and "other stuff"
     
  14. Photo4x4

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    Hmmmmmm, I think that we will go for Versailles.

    We start our journey on Monday. :)

    KH
     
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    Ooops !!!!
     
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