Toads and Aires...

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Having only stopped on a few "Aires" on the way to Spain with a trailer..

    Had no problems, cos it was always winter time.. (y)

    How are they for taking a Toad on an "A" frame more in season... ??:Smile:

    Frowned on or not...
     
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    I'm not so sure about a Toad, but I know they're partial to frogs legs :rofl::rofl:
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    Oooooh you mean towed :) :)
     
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    There was a Brit on Dieppe aire two weeks ago taking up two spaces with a toad. Aire was rammed and i got last space. Would have been unhappy with him if i could not have parked. Bit selfish when its busy. BUSBY:eek:
     
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    Sorry Old Mo, couldn't resist it, so checked on Google for you and looked at Toad Car :rofl:
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    Please don't let my tyres down when we meet, pretty please :)
     
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    Hi Mo, We went in Sept last year , admitted we weren't towing , no problem, but we saw loads of foreigners towing and parked in the aire's , avoid coastal and touristy places as they get full early ( because some french etc hog for sometimes longer than they should) . OK we traveled to Brittany and back via Loire . Where you headed and which way , approx.
    Terry
     
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    We have toured France for three Septembers now useing aires and NEVER found a full one, and who's going to stop you anyway, you hardly ever see anyone
     
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    You should try Brittany coastal aires , manic ,a couple we tried which took 40/50 , must have had at least 50% more than they should , no room to breath let alone relax, Quiberon Damgan & Piriac sur mer / Brambells to name a few.
     
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    In September ? Havnt been to Brittany , must confess, but been down to bordoux and along the med and into Italy and up the middle and honestly never seen a full one, and we have done France passion as well and could count on one hand the ones where we weren't the only ones there.
     
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    Hiya Mo, on the aire we are at present, lots of pay car parking beside the aire and on other aires we have been on there is often roadside parking close by.
    There is generally not room on aire pitch for a car.
    I don't think it would be acceptable to take an aire space with other than a camping car.
     
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    Sorry just read your previous post and seen you were there in sept, but where we went they were empty
     
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    Hi Terry.... Get of the ferry and turn right... :RollEyes::BigGrin:...

    Not planned anything, just going to follow the coast along to Brest,,, then head inland and down to Parc Verger.. (y)
     
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    Hi Bro.... we have stopped on Aires with the trailer, and not had a problem,,, but that is when we were on our way to Spain to meet you..

    And normally in November.. wont be meeting you down there this year... :(... Xmas at home, so I have been told... :RollEyes: :BigGrin:
     
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    I must confess my only experience of Aires is Brittany, where the coastal ones are frequently packed. Never used one as a result but nice to know this is not the case everywhere, or indeed most other places. Must dust off the Aires book...
     
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    We have been to France most times of the year apart from school holidays and August and NEVER come across a full aire, admit only small van and not fussy where we stop, we were there a fortnight ago Bastille day week , which is supposed to be one of the busiest weeks and still found plenty places.
     
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    We will be home at Christmas but probably Iberia bound in January .
    Yes you're right , off peak loads of room on aires (y)
     
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