Off to France soon

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  1. LARRY99

    LARRY99 Funster Life Member

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    Hi all, where can I purchase the aires book at short notice? (English version if possible) we are going Dover/ferry/Calais,then driving south,also is there a maximum length on these aires? Thanks lau. :Doh::Doh:
     
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    You may find it easier to get the French version from a Tabac over there if time is short. Although in French the info is easy to understand. Each aire will have its own rules about length of stay. Check the signs. One or two nights is typical but they do vary.
    Also it's worth enquiring at Tourist Offices. They're not all in the books.

    Have a good time
    Wyn
     
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    Spacerunner Read Only Funster

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    Looking at the OPs avatar I think he meant length of vehicle.

    Rule of thumb applies..... if you can park then you're in! :thumb:
     
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    Hi Larry

    All The Aires from www.vicariousbooks.co.uk , don't know how quick though , also there are lots of good quality municipal and commercial campsites in France.
    The Aires vary but when we took our 32' Hurricane over we had no problem and there were no restrictions.

    Have a great trip :thumb:
     
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    Thanks mate, bet you wished you were still in Spain? Hope to see you again sometime this year, lau& ang:thumb:
     
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    Yes, we were at Manilva on a site called La Bella Vista overlooking the med, a real quality site , the forecast for the week ahead was wind and rain so I said to Win lets get home , get some jobs done and then out again. Its been bl##dy freezing ever since :Eeek::Eeek:
    We now aim to head into France , Switzerland and perhaps Italy in the next month .
    Take care both and have a great trip :thumb:

    Larry and Win
     
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    Vicarious Books are based in Folkstone. Perhaps you could call in on the way to Dover. Just a thought.
     
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    Might be an idea to give them a call first and make sure they'll be open and expecting you. :thumb:

    Mike
     
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    Thanks cakey/ mike beaches,,,just checked their website and I
    Think they are only open mon- fri, we travel up late sat afternoon,but thanks again, was hoping to buy one at perhaps the ferry terminals or on the boat:thumb:
     
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    Hi larry
    Hope you get one it will do us in September LOL but we do have a Europe BPG
    be good and have a good trip
    love to ang and see you soon ALB dave and beryl :thumb:
     
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    Hi
    Just in case you need some safe place to overnight or for a longer stay , you can come to my place. Just PM me to make sure I'm at home

    Amicalement
    Frankie (from smartphone)
     
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    Instead why not pop into one of the large French supermarkets and get the French version of the aires book called "Guide officiel des aires de service", it has many more aires in it and is quite easy to get to grips with.

    Whilst looking on the web I also came across this site which give some useful info about aires generally:

    http://www.airetoday.co.uk/
     
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    Will do ,thanks for the info:thumb:
     
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    Thanks frankie for your generous offer, don,t think I,ll be travelling that far down this trip, but one day? Thanks again:thumb:
     
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    Hi Dave, hope you are both safe and warm,as I,m only 30& a bit I won,t need the bpg,lol, Tel you soon. Lau& ang:thumb:
     
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    Thanks chaser, just downloaded,:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi Larry99
    If you are taking your laptop a good site is http://www.motorhomingfrance.co.uk
    costs £12 a year but very good aires reviews, 1500 sites/aires and some great info. tours etc
    Terry:sin:
     
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    Thanks terry, looks a good site will look into further:thumb::thumb:
     
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    The shop is only open Monday - Friday until 4pm I think.
     
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