Whats an Aires

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  1. jonrud

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    I have seen aires campsites mention on this forum could someone explain what they are i have been a tugger for 14 years and have never heard of it thanks. Hope this is not a daft question:Doh:
     
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    an Aire comes in many flavours usually found in France most are free stopovers with grey and black dump, fresh water and electric, some charge for water and electric, sometimes its free. Only for motorhomes caravans not allowed.
     
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    An Aire in France is a rest stop. Its what makes touring France in a Motorhome such a pleasure. They do not allow caravans to use the Aires which is why you probably haven't heard about them

    The French Aires system provides thousands of places to park a motorhome all over France. It seems almost all villages and towns have an Aire to encourage visitors to overnight and hopefully use the towns shops and facilities. Some are free, some require a token payment, almost all have somewhere to dump waste and take on some water. Some have a hook up. Some are in an out of the way place on a dusty bit of concrete, others might be in stunning locations.

    They are all listed in "Le guide official etapes touristiques camping-car" which you can buy almost everywhere in France, it comes out every year and its a good idea to always have an uptodate version. :thumb:
     
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    here you go, a pair of em..:Wink:


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    Aire simply means area .. or place

    Not all are motrorhome specific.

    so you will find:

    Picknik aires where cars, caravans etc can park up

    Autoroute aires, places to stop for a break, trucks, coaches, cars etc .. some with full facilities, fuel etc, others only with toilets ..

    Camping Car Aire .. the ones to use :thumb:

    Do not use Autoroute aires to overnight, there is a high risk of a burglary and theft from motorhomes.

    An excellent site for camping car aires http://www.campingcar-infos.com/index1.htm
     
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    many thanks for the posts including shiftZZ version another load of info for my motorhome data base cant wait to get my first motorhome hopfully in the next few months. thanks again JR.........
     
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    You can also download the aires from the site Jim mentioned HERE

    This allows you to access the information from your computer if you don't have an internet connection, this is the way I do it when travelling. :thumb:
     
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    shame it's not Jock Friendly .. ie Scot free :Laughing:

    I have a DVD disc, 2007 I think , which Jock (Jock and Rita ) kindly lent to me when we met at Mimizan,.. if you you read this, many thanks Jock.. when are you updating it :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    you can also download the POIs for Sat Nav .. FREE :thumb:
     
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    Paradise FOUND!:BigGrin:
     
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    It's what REAL motorhoming is about (maybe alongside wildcamping, that is)
    Wyn
     
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