Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by Biged, Feb 5, 2014.
We are off to France next month, where do we get tokens for the aires? or can you pay with card.
They are all different. Some you can pay by card, some it's cash only (so keep lots of change) and some it's tokens & there's usually a sign telling you where to get them.
Loads of them are free, France passion all free
The machine / installation that dispenses water and takes toilet waste etc. is called a 'borne de service'. Some are automated and look a bit like a giant bollard, some are in a tall cabinet and some are just a tap on a wall and a drain.
The Flot Bleu system often only accepts cards; Euro Relais / Raclette and others may take coins (€1 or €2 usually) or tokens - called 'jetons'. There will usually be a sign advising where to buy jetons but if not, the 'usual suspects' are: Mairie, Office de Tourisme, nearby Tabac. It is rare to find jetons from one location will fit another so don't try keeping a stock in the van. Many bornes are free to use.
If you haven't already had a look, go to this website which is the best source of aires de camping cars locations and info. You can also download a POI file for the SatNav FOC.
Hi , If you haven't booked your crossing yet , DFDS are offering £58 return for march from the 3rd to the 27th, see DFDS offer thread.
As said-it varies,but Marie is usually a good bet,or it could be a nearby Bar tabac or a Boulangerie-a chance to have a wander and see a bit of the town or village :thumb:
On many a police person will come round in evening to collect fee.
It's all very relaxed-enjoy
We have already booked. :thumb:
I tried to book through DFDS and it rejected my booking twice, i have no idea why? Just went on the P&O site and the booking made in 5 mins.
I did not find the DFDS site intuitive at all, it's probably just me :Sad: