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  1. chaser

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    well believe it or not,we have just met a new funster name of mike they joined in Malvern and came straight down here, they are going down to Portugal for the winter. We are now in bastide d,amargnac, beautiful old historic village, afraid to say we are on our way home now, just a week left to come up the west coast and tunnel home. On a free aire again, everything we need , why people pay upwards of forty quid the stay on sites escapes me
     
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    Why the £40s? We have used many municipals, around 60, priced at around
    Free to 15 euros, good facilities mostly and space to spread out.
    We pick urban sites so we can walk into the village or town.
    Not against aires but our way is much more relaxing.
     
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    Sounds lovely. We used a few sites during our recent 2 weeks, used the ACSI or muni sites so never paid more than 15 euros. Some of the Aires were around 12 euros so not much different. But some are free or very low priced. Depends whether you're staying and want a pitch to use as a base, we found with the aires we had to be there by a certain time to get a pitch, then you were more or less tied if they weren't within walking distance of village, town. Never tried Bastide d'amargnac, will next time thanx :)
     
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    We have only ever been on a few sites in France, all municipals, and they worked out between €25-€35.
    Cant relax knowing I have paid that amount of money when there is a free aire around the corner!
     
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    Paying 16 euros at a site in southern Spain. Huge swimming pool, showers, bar and lots of shade, pitches separated by high hedges and grass underfoot.

    If the alternative is a dusty car park somewhere then I'll give it a miss. This is not to say there are not very nice aires, but there also some pretty grim ones.
    We have the aires book for Spain and have checked it for places we might stay on our travels but nothing has struck us as worth using. There seem to be a number of commercially run aires here which are featureless parks from the photographs.

    This where we are at the moment, awning out, BBQ sizzling, virtually silent, bliss.

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    not knocking sites, per se,we have stayed on three this trip but not one of them holds a candle to the aire we are on at the moment five mins walk into historic village, square,bars shops , we have about half an acre to ourselves against a river, emptying and filling ,free
     
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    must admit though, it has just started raining
     
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    Well there's good aire's as well as bad 1s just like campsites
     
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    agreed but when you are on £125 a week pension £40 a night comes a bit steep
     
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