New Ypres aire

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  1. GAVLAD

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg Hi all,

    Just returned from Ypres and came across a new aire that has recently been opened.
    We intended to stay at Jeugdstadion camping & aire, but both parts were fully booked (you can pre-book the aire there)

    On speaking with the manager, she told me that she operated another aire which was slightly further out but nearly half the price (Jeugdstadion were charging €15 per night, where as this new facility charged €8 and included electric)
    Water was €1 for 100litres.
    Grey & chemical waste dump free.
    Facilities are prior to the barrier, do you can utilise even if not intending on staying.
    Max stay 48hrs.
    17 places and will take large Motorhomes - all hard standing
    25a electric included

    Rural location with large lake nearby.
    On cycle path - 15mins easy cycle or 30mins steady stroll to Menin Gate/centre.

    Directions from Ypres:
    N37b/N37 at roundabout take N336 sp Zillebeke
    Turn left onto Komenseweg (sp Zillebeke)
    Motorhome parking sign on left at junction with Zillebekevijverdreef.
    Aire is on right prior to lake.
    GPS. N 50.83628, E 2.90506

    Not currently in all the Aires book but I've just seen that it is featured in camper contact.

    Hope this is of some help to any funster wishing to visit Ypres/surrounding areas and a very good alternative to the Jeugdstadion facility.
     

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  2. Muddibootz

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    Looks Brilliant. Will try that next time in Ieper. Jeugstadion is really handy but this looks a great spot and easy to cycle in (or even walk) from there. Looking at the map, if it's where I think it is, there used to be a café by the lake?
     
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    Yes, there's still a cafe although it was closed whilst we were there (Sun & Mon) but noticed the table & chairs and brollies at the rear overlooking the lake.
     
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    Ah, I see it's on one of Belgium's national treasures - a G'donk Road. :)
     
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    Not wishing to take anything from the ops post and it looks very good but for anyone who doesn't know, there is a free aire, that looks just like this one apart from the hookup , just five mins walk from the menin gate, if you are coming into ypers main square heading through the gate it's just to the left by the canal, if you are coming from the square you have to go round a one way thing to get through the gate but it is then on your right.(y)
     
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    Hi
    we looked at this but there are restrictions on parking, plus there was no room for large units.
    There was a Brit van parked up whilst we were there (the cycle path takes you past this area) but they were parked long-ways across 3 x parking spaces.
     
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    If you're travelling on the N37/N37b, turn off at the roundabout with the big tap on it, going past the sports centre and then take the first left (so sports centre's on left) and this road takes you to that area. - Saves negotiating the centre and tourists etc.
     
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    Thanks for this info, we are planning to visit Wipers in June next year. 48 hr limits won't apply to me, I pretend to be French.
     
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    We have stopped at the parking by menin gate several times, nice and quiet and room enough for our 7mtr van.
     
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    I use the place but it's not an aire, it's actually a car park, or rather street parking for cars. We haven't had any problems there over the four times we have stayed. We were told at the tourist info office we could stay there when the campsite was being refurbished a few years ago so we just continued using it. It's fine and handy for the town
     
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