St Tropez/Monaco aires in August

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  1. brodie

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    Hi

    Has anyone used the aire at St Tropez in August the one in the book at Nouveau Port - no. 107 ? Just wondered how busy it was and what kind of time you would recommend arriving.

    Also, has anyone stayed near Monaco on any kind of aire?

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    We stayed at an aire west of St Tropez , which I don't think is in the book, and cycled into the town.. see map and click on icon for a couple of pictures

    Google Map Aires

    This is right on the beach .. you need to arrive early PM to bag a place.. and be prepared to getting cosy with your neighbours

    I would think the aire you mention will be jam packed in Aug.

    Sorry, can't help with Monaco
     
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    As you probably know the whole of France takes there annual hollidays in August so be prepared.
    They all head South like lemings,the roads are chocker,you will spend hours at the paege and the chance of getting on any Aires in the South of france in August is very slim.
    Sorry to put a downer on this but it is based on fact.
     
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    We didn't find it a problem when we went last year in August for 3 weeks. Did west coast to Biarritz across Pyrenees to the western side of the south coast - the only aire that was full was the one in Biarritz (just went down the road).

    Even the aire at Carcasonne was fine got a spot straight away.

    I'm not worried, i'm looking forward to it! Got to go then school wouldn't be too happy with 3 weeks off in term time.
     
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    Take it from one who used to stay in a friends house in Draguignan most summers - St Tropez in August is a packed, expensive, hot, miserable, complete waste of time IMHO.

    Ditto for Monaco I'm afraid.

    St Maxime is far nicer and quieter across the bay from St T, at least it has a beach.

    I suppose it all depends on what you are looking for, but I would avoid them at all costs. I suppose if you want to tick the box that says you've been there, then who am I to stop you.

    The aire shown on the map is around the corner at Pampellone, which is quieter.
     
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    We are only talking for 1 day/night there. We have a site booked in Cannes for the middle week so was literally gonna be a day in and around Monaco before we get to the site & it could be a day trip from the site or stopover in St Tropez on the way along the coastal route.

    The plan was to start at the furthest point east and work along, I know it will be busy but yes you are right it will be to say seen it done it.:BigGrin:
     
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    I saw it and did it for 8 years When I had a contract to deliver mobile homes in the South of France,I delivered from Le Lavandou up to Antibes,it was in the days when you had to clear customs in a wooden hut in the harbour in St Tropez.
    All year round was no problem doing a return trip in 9 days,but in July-August it used to take anything up to 18 days.
    In the end I used to take my hollidays then, as you could not move down there.
    There is more than a slight diference between the West coast of France and the Cote D Azur in August.
    I wish you well with your travels.:thumb:
     
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    Packed - Don't mind people, i am quite sociable when I want to be
    Expensive - Wallet will never come out - I am married to a Yorkshire man
    Hot - Can't wait to look like a beetroot
    Miserable - I know, with 3 kids what do you expect
    Complete Waste of Time - Better than being at home I suppose

    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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