Le-Touquet Paris Plage(price increase)

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  1. Heyupluv

    Heyupluv Read Only Funster

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    Just thought I would put this piece if information on MHF for anybody that may be intending stopping at the Aire (the Port Aire) in le-Touquet....it has now gone up to 9 euros..+ 2 euros for your water and 1 hour electric (if needed)...
    The over night is done by ticket machine
    And patrolled by community police

    The Equestrian Aire site is 7 euros....and all electric points around the site has been removed ( although we never found them on/live)....there is still a electric point at the bourne.
    The over night is done by ticket machine.
    And patrolled by community police

    Also at the Equestrian site, to the right hand side of the building the stands is a grassed area with about 10 to 20 electric hookups but normally that area is chained off, EHP are also not live....chain was removed when we was looking around the site on the 4th of March 2010

    Mel :thumb:
     
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    Thanks for the updates Mel..

    The last time we were on the Equestrian aire was Sep 2008 and the EHU were live, shame they have now taken them away, but still a great aire.. more like a municipal site..

    Didn't care much for the port aire, little more than a car park but in a great location ..

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    When I was there in the Autumn of 2008 I noticed that EHUs (not live) were being installed in an area alongside the pavillion. In 2009 the Aire was closed to motorhomes as there was an Equestrian event taking place. I now use the free car park at the airport or the motorhome dealer's car park at the airport (the former Aire) which are both fine for a late night arrivals and early morning departures.
     
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    Jim,
    I am not saying there has never been electric on the Equestrian Aire, what I am saying we have always been unlucky ( as I try them all with my test plug just in case one is working we have just been unfortunate, maybe we are going at the wrong time of year)..but now they have all been removed with the taps!

    I found the port Aire a bit click-ish with the French saving places and putting deck chairs out all day waiting for there friends to arrive.....it has had a little face lift, but not much difference.

    Mel :thumb:
     
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    Thanks for the update :thumb:

    We got moved off the equestrian site last year and as the port was full we looked elsewhere and found Le Portel which is really handy for early/late arrivals/departures. They have installed a payment machine but its still cheaper than Le Touquet as just a stopping place.
     
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    That is correct where the EHPs are,.. but even some of them have been broken open??? the chain was down on the floor as we was looking around, just checking the site but as we was coming out the community police had just arrived and was checking the chain area out?


    The Airport is where we stopped on the 4th three nights ago... sometimes it is a little noisy when airplanes are winding up before take off... and then two lorries with freezer units going all night on the airport car park but as it is free you can not complain, we have stopped there many times ...... we then call at Etaples for fish off the market docks on our way home as we only live 1 hour away.

    Mel :thumb:
     
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    If you just want a safe place to park thats handy for Boulougne there is a free and unrestricted parking area at Wimeraux, which is an attractive place :thumb:
    Its just on the Boulougne side of Wimeraux town centre, about 50 yards from the seafront.
     

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    Yes been been le-Portel.....sorry to hear you had been thrown off, normally it is just because they have an event on then you are not allowed.....
    another site for you to try is Cayeux-sur-mer not at Cayeux but above in a small village...nice site 3 euros per night you pay over at the campsite Les Galets..( you can also book in at the campsite if want all the services...you can have wifi inside the site or outside the site at I think 3 euros for one hour)..water and electrics at the bourne N50'12.181' E001'31.576' it is in the book "All the Aires in France" page 286...no 4 at the bottom of the page no pictures ...if you want any pictures send an email address and I will post some onto you......shops about 3 miles south at Cayeux.....three supermarkets on the main road about 5 to 7 miles north.
    lovely area you have Le Hourdel very close 2 to 3 miles and St Valery sur Somme lovely town about 7 miles north.
    There is a new site opened BUT we seem to have lost the paper out of my French motorhome magazine....we are still looking may be still in the motorhome!.....it is between Ault and Mers le Baines- Le Treport...they say 4km inland..as soon as we find it we will pass on the info...not tried it myself as it is new

    Mel:thumb:

    we have found it

    Bourseville ......long 001'5247. 2222 latitude 50'105.27778...these cords are from the piece of paper ...free the first night and eight euros after that...electric and a bourne at two euros....that all the info I have :Eeek:

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    Hi Peter...thank you....Which one of those pictures do you actualy park on, is it the one with the two vans on.

    Mel:thumb:
     
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    Neil - How much waas it at Le Portel ? :Smile:
     
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    Sorry I should have made that clear. I don't think you can park on the seafront itself, I think those 2 vans are just for workmen working on the hotel. My van is parked on the car park where the tractors are, which they use to pull the fishing boats out of the water - its the first block behind the seafront. The road is pretty quiet because it is not the main coast road. There are also several other unrestricted parking areas along there, but the parking becomes restricted when you get into Wimeraux town centre which is about half a mile further towards calais. There is a tourist information office with public internet access in Wimeraux so you can book a ferry at internet prices :thumb: avoiding the outrageous prices if you buy your ticket at either port :Angry:
    If you can't use the internet the least worst option is probably the P&O or Seafrance offices in Calais town centre, which is not quite such a big rip off as buying a ticket at the port itself.
     
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    Hi dellwood33,

    IIRC, 3 euro per night, 2 euro for 4 hours electricity and 2 euro for 10 minutes water. :thumb:

    All done on a debit/credit card which gives you a code to activate EHU and water.
     
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    do you have sat cords of the carpark

    Mel
     
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    Hi GPS for carpark is 50.766064,1.607523 you can see it in google street view.

    Olley
     
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    Trying ot remember which aire we stayed at. It was a few years ago and it was right on the beach near a sailing club. Anyone know which it might have been

    stew
     
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    Hi Stew
    That would be the Port Aire ..

    For any Rvers reading , both are big enough, however, the Equestrian aire is bigger with more space and has grass with trees, also a play area with table tennis and a basket ball court, ideal if you have kids

    See both here

    Aires suitable for RVs
     
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    Yes, Thats the one Thank you :thumb:

    Looks pretty full there when that photo was taken, but there are other unrestricted public parking places in that area on the outskirts of Wimeraux - first photo. I prefer to park near the seafront, rather than on the seafront, as I usually find it quieter at night. Wimeraux is much quieter than Boulougne, but you seem to get rowdies on seafronts everywhere sometimes.

    (As you probably know camping cars are now banned from the place we used to park on the opposite side of the water to the ferry in Boulougne - second photo.)
     

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