Just back from Brittany

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  1. FIDGET

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    We had a great time 16 nights cost 47 euro's , 14 aire's -- 2 municipal's
    Hermanville ---- free + free services
    Fougeres ---free + free services
    Campeneac ---- free + free services
    St Gildas de Rhuys --- 6 euro
    Clohars-Carnoet municipal c/site --- 14 euro
    Plogoff ---free --- + free services in village
    Caramet ser Mer -- 6 euro
    Bourg Blanc -- free + free services
    Lampoul Plourazel --- 4 euro
    Briganon Plages -- Cote de Legendes C/site -- 17 euro
    Tregier -- free -- no services
    St Cast de Guildo -- free no services
    St Andre des Eaux -- free + free services
    Lehon aire -- free + Free services
    Cerisy en Foret -- free + free services
    Port en Bessin -- free

    Small shower for 20 mins in Fougeres, no more rain until St Andre a little rain overnight, then a Whopping thunder storm again at night at Cerisy. Otherwise dry / fine & bright ,quite warm, In shorts most of the time.
    Can't wait for next year !!!!
     
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    Did they still have the sculptures at Cerisy en Foret? We were there a few years ago and thought they were great but not sure if permanent or not.
     
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    Yes , they did fabulous, 112 of them.
    Looked like they were permanent as they dated from 2011 to the present day.
     
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    Thanks, I feel a return trip coming on!
     
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    You were lucky with weather, we have had some very heavy showers in southern Brittany.
     
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    First trip to France for us at Christmas is fast approaching......

    Fidget.......I've read that some aires have EHU....can you remember how many of the ones listed in your post had it available please?

    I could probably manage without it for one night but hoping that at least half of all aires have it.....if not, I need to check out some sites for alternative nights!!
     
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    EHU on aires is not like the EHU on campsites. Expect it to be time limited, say 30 minutes for €2, nowhere near where you are parked and all available of the limited number of socket to have already been taken!

    We've been in France for two and a half weeks and used a few aires. The only one we've seen with EHU was today, where stopped by one to dump waste.

    I think in winter you would need to either move every day or so or be prepared to run the engine - but in my experience a half flat pair of batteries will need at least four hours of running to be recharged. Less with a B2B charger I guess, but I don't have one.
     
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    there used to be some near cap breton not brittany . that leccy was free.
    some french used to almost live on the aire all winter. leads went from one van to another . it was amazing . one boiled a kettle then the next one etc .
     
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    :smiley: Welcome back to the IOW, glad to hear you had a good holiday :smiley:
     
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    As a break with tradition I have tried a bit of research and this is the CamperContact map of aires in Brittany with electricity, many more than I thought.
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    you might find that many of the service points are closed down over winter, no water and no electricity. You can generally empty waste though. We have managed 3 weeks in France in Jan, Feb with just one leisure battery and no external power, and survived to tell the tale.
    Any service point in very cold weather will probably be frozen solid too. We have parked in Aires near to Maries and managed to get the water turned on after speaking nicely to the staff there.
    We now have 3 large leisure batteries! 110 watt of solar power and always travel with a full water tank and at least 20 litres of bottled water.
    We also carry a generator in winter, but haven't had to use it yet.
     
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    Hi Ja63, Can't remember any free electric, and those which I did look at were either 1 or 2 euro for short time as DBK said sometimes only 1 hour. ( and usual being hogged by the french moho's) We move on each day touring so top battery up that way. We don't use TV & keep lights etc to a minimum , charge razor ,phones, tablet & mifi etc.
    Sorry I should have said in the start of this thread that it was free water not services.
     
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    We have a Solar panel and two batteries and we recharge everything when on the move, you can find EHU but as said prev usually you can't get near it for the French.
    Either move every day and/or book into a site for one or two nights with EHU!
     
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    Cheers for that heading that way Monday/Tuesday first stop Perros-Guirec
    Will be staying at the marina for the night on board .:)
     
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    I don't expect FREE electric ....just whether it is available at many aires. We're quite willing to pay ( over the odds if necessary!!)?
     
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    We appear to have swapped locations, last week we were on the IOW at Appuldurcombe, this week we are at our static van at St, Andre des Eaux! Heading south on Monday.

    Whereabouts in St. Andre is an aire, I've never noticed a proper aire, plenty of spots to park up though.:)
     
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    Hi Matamoros,
    It's next to a lake with a bar , room for about 30 , when we were there on sunday they had a saxaphone band playing all afternoon really pleasant stay .
    1 D78
    22630 Évran, France
    48.380948, -1.998730
     
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    If anyone wants co-ordinates for any of the aires or any other info,just ask
     
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    Well you learn something new every day, never knew there were 2 St. Andres des Eaux.

    Ours is the one near La Baule-Escoublac, the site is actually in Escoublac but St. Andre is nearer.:)
     
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