Aires in France - W.C. info

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  1. The Dude

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    Thinking about buying the All the Aires book for next year - we've never stayed in an Aire so far and I'm wondering about the W.C. facilities. I see that the book tells you if there are W.C.s but not what type. Are most of the ones in French Aires the 'hole in the floor' type, or do most of them have 'proper sitty downy' ones?
     
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    use ya own thats the best way
     
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    most are the sit down ones,,,,usually public or shared with a site....but not all have W.C,s on ,,we have just come back from france and found more didnt have W.C,s so we just used the MH toilet as almost all had toilet disposal....but the Aires book is a must.......
     
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    Nope!
     
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    thats your choice but you wont find many with wc's
     
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    Aires book a must have, assume they have no toilets and use your own, they all have dump off and water supply. If you get a toilet its a bonus. Lots of good municipal sites too, all with facilities. Get ACSI membership through Vicarious books too, use them every few days for quality facilities.
    Phil
     
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    Surly you don't want to use toilets that have been used by half the people in France when you can use your own nice ones that no one uses but you, and within 6 foot not across the other side of a field
     
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    If you are determined to not use your own toilet, don't bother buying the allthe aires book, cause you will find you will be lucky to find a quater of them with toilets and them that have probably won't be fit to use
     
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    We have been useing aires for 4 years now and I have never used a toilet on one
     
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    Out of the dozen aires we stopped at early this year,we only found one with a loo!!
    And you would not have wanted to use it :Eeek:
     
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    Just had our copy delivered this morning in readyiness for our October trip, open on pages 408-409 and only 2 sites showing with toilets, and as others have said I would want to take chance on what their condition would be.
     
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    Nope!

    I think you may just change your mind about that when you see some of them .....not nice :crying1:
     
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    Never found a toilet on an Aire yet, when we bought our RV it had a toilet in it so we use that :rolleyes:(y)
     
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    Right for your very first aire look at the one at Embry just fifty minutes drive down from landing off the ferry or chunnel. No shops nearby but a beautiful toilet and shower block, it may well colour your thinking regarding aires. Stick N 50 29.712 and E oo1 57.953 into your sat nav and enjoy a few nights there. They are not all like that one but there are some more almost as good, just be selective
     
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    Hi, as said before we always use Aires not found more than a couple in my opinion actually use able we always use our own, the main reason we bought m/h in the first place was so we always have a clean loo which nobody else has abused!! Always to hand.
    Terry
     
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    Cannot understand people who don't use their own toilet, we even use ours on campsites.

    Mike
     
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    In seven years of visiting France and using aires almost exclusively - rarely campsites - I cannot recall one that had a toilet. There must have been one or two I suppose but I wasn't looking for them. I'm sure there must be more about but they are few and far between in my experience. Not sure why they would be needed by camping caristes anyway.
     
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    We have always used our loo. Is easier than tramping across a field especially at night.much easier I empty once every 2 days or once a day if it's hot.
     
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    Is it broken ?
     
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    The aires with toilets are called campsites. :)
     
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