Panoramic aires view

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  1. keith

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    Don't know if this has been mentioned before, but I have just found THIS SITE that shows panoramic views of some aires.

    Clearly it is an ongoing development, but it gives an interesting view on what the aire is like before you arrive.

    Now found it in English ENGLISH VERSION

    Shame it dosen't cover all of France
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Was mentioned in another thread Keith ,,.

    the panoramic views are Google Street Views.., you can zoom into to most aires on Google maps and have a look in street view..

    try it on our own French Aire map http://www.frenchaires.com/
     
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    Strictly speaking they're not - many of them are taken from places where the Google car never went. Somebody's forked out for a 360 camera system and has made the effort to visit a lot of aires. Only problem is the level of distortion on the images which tends to push the background into the distance, and a fixation with service points - I'd prefer to see the emplacements.
     
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    I agree, many aires are not viewable from street view. I tried to get a peek at Ponte de L'Arche but it's nowhere near a street so Google street view was useless. I have often come across this when using Maps on Google when trying to find aires.
     
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    That being the case I stand corrected..

    Google street view is still very useful , granted not all aires are covered ..

    what threw me was the aire in Plougonvelin which I know well, but isn't listed.. .. but they have the one at the Intermarche in the town .. which is also on street view..

    This is the one they list
    http://www.aire-service-camping-car-panoramique.fr/panoramique/finistere/29-plougonvelin/

    This is the other aire on Google street view.. you can't see the emplacements in street view, but you can if you zoom out to satellite view

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Plougonvelin,+France&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=48.337885,-4.707425&spn=0.001836,0.005284&sll=52.021576,1.4082&sspn=0.054402,0.169086&oq=plougonvelin&t=h&hnear=Plougonvelin,+Finist%C3%A8re,+Brittany,+France&z=18&layer=c&cbll=48.337885,-4.707425&panoid=Nl8tnCG1ygKJZZMj65_sXw&cbp=12,145.92,,0,0

    EDIT

    just found a picture of the aire proper..

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