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  1. Middy42

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    Hi all anyone stayed at the above aire and if so info please. Barrie
     
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    Hi Barrie, I have driven past the aire many times but not stopped. Apparently the access is very difficult for MH's over 7m.
     
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    We stayed 2 years ago, nice and about 15 minutes walk to the display. This time of the year you should have no problem parking, but when we went in July it was packed.
     
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    The entrance is narrow, through gate posts as it were. If you are a long motorhome you would need to use all of the road to ensure you are all the way out when swinging out onto the road. We are 7.5 metres and did not have a problem.The parking places for motorhomes are on the right hand side. If you park in the places on the left for cars then you may be asked to move on by the police.
     
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    Thank you all, is there electric hook up. Barrie
     
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    We stayed there a couple of years ago, about May time if I remember correctly, the Aire was about half full, but I think some of the Mo/Ho's were unoccupied I.E. just parked there by locals. The entrance can be a little tight due to cars parked outside the block of flats that is opposite the Aire.

    We are a little over 7 meters and managed to get in and out relatively easily, I seem to remember that there was electric hook ups available but they were not working when we were there, and the backs of some of the posts were decidedly the worse for wear. We stayed a couple of nights there the Aire is quiet at night, or was when we were there.

    There is a Chinese Restaurant just up the street we ate there, reasonably priced and the food was OK, they do a lot of Takeaway business.
     
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    We were there in October 2015 and the electricity bollards were all not working/ vandalised.
     
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    Shame hookups not working that was really what I was looking for.Thanks all
     
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    we are still grasping the best use of aires and so far have not used electrics, they have either been all taken by the time we arrive or chargeable for a short period of time only, not really worth it for us, all fully charged after a drive anyway (y)
     
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    we were there two and a half weeks ago gypsy in residence with caravan and awning up plus the usual kids and bikes etc. electric is by use of a token from the tourist office. We moved round the corner to another car park with half a dozen other Brit motor homers (y)
     
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    Well I fully expect that these days they would need to charge for the aire if they are going to keep the EHU working, in which case they have to have the infrastructure to obtain the payments - which costs!

    Finding none that work is a perennial problem anywhere in France so unless it's obviously a 'commercial' type one (eg Cap Breton or Narbonne) you can't rely on it. In fact even with those - it's wisest not to - as anyone can have an outage for a day or something at any time and it's just Sod's Law that it'll be the day(s) you happen to be there!
     
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    That's new then!
     
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    Not looking for a free aire, normally a campsite,but find one open. Thanks again. Barrie
     
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    Rugles has two aires one elec water and grey and black water dump other one 100 metres down road all free just depends on the town or village if they charge or not.

    joe
     
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    Can I ask - without malice and not directed solely to the OP - why is it so important to have mains hook up on an aire?

    Don't most modern MH lesisure batteries get charged whilst driving?
    Isn't is possible to run the necessary 12v appliances off the LB for an overnight?
    Doesn't relying on a hook up eliminate the use of so many aires?

    I'm not criticising, just asking and I recognise that some people have specific and special power needs.
     
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    Ok, you asked I have a top Hymer, with amongst its other goodies has electric underfloor heating which I much prefare to use rather than the gas blown air.
    Regards Barrie
     
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    we were there also in november 2015 as said ehu's not working very tight entrance.If you're heading to/from spain why not try Sabinanigo on the spanish side,6 working outlets large car park 4 euros a night.
     
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    GPS: for Sabinnanigo
    N 42.50569, W -0.35651
    N 42°30'20", W 0°21'23"
    Open in Google Maps
     
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    We were in Sabinanigo in November and then in Oloron. Sabinanigo is 4€ for two nights including electric. Oloron is a nice town but the usual short term electric on the bollard.
    Mags
     
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    Ok thanks all, Sabinanigo it is. Barrie
     

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