Is this one of the best aires ever????

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  1. Clarky

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    Posted another aires video last night, that's four videos in four days.
    Won't be able to keep up this pace so, depending on the weather, I will have a rest day today. (If the weather is good I need to wash the van):D

    This aire is probably the best we have ever found, even though it's not free.
    It is high in the hills half way between Millau and Rodez and set in lovely countryside. Quiet and peaceful with wonderful views over a huge lake there is loads of space, individual pitches and electric hook-up.

    Have a look and let me know what you think. (y)



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    Wow what a lovely view. Thanks for posting Im going to mark that one on the map for next time.

    How close is the boulangerie etc?
     
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    Knowing we were going to stay a few days we made sure we had adequate supplies with us so didn't venture into town.
    However, we did see a couple on a nearby pitch go off on their bikes and come back with shopping.
    There is a bar and a couple of shops just along the beach but only open in high season. The town/village is about 3km away.

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    Beautiful view. Love your videos!
     
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    Thank you.
    You're very kind. (y):D

    I enjoy putting them together and it's a good way of re-living our trips away and remembering the places we've been to.
    If others find them useful and enjoy watching them it's a bonus for me.

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    Looks nice, good us for an old "campsite"


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    Thank you, can you remember how much it cost and can you help with a recurring problem of mine, how did you pay?

    Looks like a useful campsite style aire, Bev does prefer to get her chairs out, but I do also like to have a shop in walking range, but as you say you can arrive with enough, I feel more obliged to spend in the town when the aire is free and close to shops :)
     
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    Many thanks for sharing (y)
    Campercontact sidecode: 30484 for those who are interested.
     
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    It's all in the video David. ;)

    But, just for you, it is payment by credit card at a machine like this when you enter, €11 per night. The machine issues a ticket with your reg. no on plus an 'exit code'. When you leave, drive up to the exit barrier and input the exit code into this machine. It will calculate if there are any additional days to pay, once again payment by card.
    We stayed three nights so it was €11 on entry and €22 when leaving.


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    Thanks and apologies, I did watch, but skipped my way through the video looking for the entry, didn't spot that o_O
     
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    No 'skipping' allowed on my YouTube channel. :D:D
    There is useful info spread around to make you sit up and pay attention. :cool::cool:

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    That's a lovely aire. Thanks for posting. I always look at your videos.
    The payment system for this one seem to be the same as for the aire at Ouistreham. We had no problem with it there.
     
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    This seems to be a rather popular video.
    So far 315 views in just its first day, far more than is usual.

    Its a shame I don't get paid but it's great that so many people seem to like the videos.
    Thanks for watching everyone. (y):):)

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    Bloddy he'll that's dangerous your driving on the.
    Wrong side of the road
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    Thanks for the heads up on this one,looks special. Will I manage the access 9m long + Trailer? Thanks.
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    Nice one.

    Though I am detecting a worrying trend here, municipal campsites closing. OK as long as they work out like this but sad if we lose them.
     
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    I think you'll be fine with your rig Brian.
    The access road is good and the turn in to the aire as about 150º ish but there is a fair bit of room.

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    It seems that quite a few have been turned into aires.
    I suppose its all down to the popularity of camping-cars with the French and not needing to use camp sites so much, together with the lower cost of running an aire when a machine can take over the admin.

    Richard.
     
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    It's a good aire, but not the best ever. I suppose it depends on what you want. It has a barrier and it's paid for, nice lake though.
     
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    The municipal at Moulins has been turned into an aire too. It was free when we stopped there as the automatic barrier was not working. That one has a very short walk to a local supermarket and the town itself is just over the bridge.
     
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