Wow France is busy with Motorhomers

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  1. laneside

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    Wow I thought the French holidays were over, our first stop was the aire at Embry, a beautiful aire and we had it all to ourselves we then went on to Le-Crotoy thinking that would be quiet also, big error as it was completely stuffed full of vans as the picture shows.

    We have now moved down to a nice new aire at Neufchatel-en-Bray and as yet this one is almost empty as of yet, the secret maybe to keep away from the coastal strip.

    Graham it is clear blue skies everywhere and scorching hot :thumb:
     
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  2. tonka

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    Yes.. avoid the coast...
    We came back last week and really busy with vans heading down and south..
    Tried Wissant aire as an overnight before ferry, ram packed they had even used all the bus bays...:Doh:
     
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    Was there a few weeks back.
    There were 000`s of U/K motorhomes around the Northern parts of France.

    Lots of nice campsites over there and better empty roads that`s why:thumb:
     
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    They have heard Shifty is on route and are making the best of it before he arrives :Wink:
     
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    Same here today as well Alan :thumb:
     
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    thats not full i can see gaps between the vans, full is when you cant open the had door
     
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    We did exactly the same Alan, pulled into Le Crotoy, walked around the town and decided too crowded so moved on. We were then going to N-en-B but went on to this aire at Mailleraye and pleased we did but sorry not to have met up with you.
     
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    We were in Fort Mahon and Le Crotoy last week. It was busy but not over crowded. We had plenty of room between us and the next van.
    Andy
     
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    Everyone in the uk heard Munchie was heading there so they all went to France :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Thanks for that:thumb: , didnt realise there was an aire in Neufchatel-en-Bray , new or otherwise . Now on the " visit list " for next time we are tootling down to one of our favourites at Forges-les-Eaux .
     
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    Just walked past it and phew 12 euros per night including 10 amp leccy, it is very well done though with all neat hard standings and barrier on the gate.

    It belongs to the camp site (Sainte Claire ) which incidently is stuffed to capacity tonight
     
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    The only aires we've ever had trouble getting into in summer were the ones we arrived at late. The trick is to be there between 10-11am when most people leave, if humanly possible.
     
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    So thats where you were all hiding?
    Sat on Dunkirk aire having done 1500 miles round France and not seen another funster all fortnight.
     
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    Hope everybody buggers off by the start of November:BigGrin:
     
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    Forges le eaux smashing place that aire is..last time we stayed there it cost 5:60 mind you it was 4 years ago..Nice little town and it has an Oirish Bar bejasus
     
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    We stopped at Wissant on Monday to walk the dogs before getting the Tunnel. There were a few spaces, but as it was only about 1030 am, I wasn't surprised. We tried to get on that Aire a couple of weeks ago, late one night, but it was packed. So, we drove south for a couple of miles and found a very small sign telling us that there was an aire, on a farm, very close by. We found the aire, turns out there are 3 of them all close to Wissant, one of them with the most spectacular views of the channel. €5 a night into an honesty box at the farm with a service point and EHU if you need one.
    Below link should take you to the site with coordinates
    Allan

    http://dominique.hamy.pagesperso-orange.fr/page0001001a.html#I000000ce
     
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    Went to a supermarket just north of La Rochelle, 7 other British vans in the car park, along with German and French vans. Very busy generally. Hope to wander over to Parc Verger on the travels.
     
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    Parc Verger is a lovely spot, and Bob and Di are lovely.:thumb:

    Wyn
     
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    We stopped at the aire by the ferry port at Dieppe the other night as we were booked on the 05.30am boat - plenty of vans in there but a choice of spaces - well worth the 7 euros... :Smile:
     
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    Parc Verger...

    I'm at Parc Verger as I type this..... and for the first time in my travels so far have met another Funster..... two actually, Robin and Hilary (Meanders).

    It is indeed a lovely site, and I'm sure I'll be returning.

    Simon
     
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