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Richard B

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Off soon to France, can anyone recommend a book with all the airs listed etc that may be of help
 

SteveG

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All the aires 2015. Google vicarious books you can get them from there. One for N and one for S. We leave on Sunday
 
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I don't think uou will ever find a guide with them all in. Found one today, not in any of my guides, mind you it looked fairly new. On the n88 between le puy and millau, about 6 places, individual hard standing. It was full by 1pm though. Too visible from the main road.

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FJmike

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We always use Campingcar magazines Aires book, extremely comprehensive, far more aires than any english guides and being written in french its not too difficult to understand. Available for most newsagents in France. We also us the Campingcar infos POI on our tomtom which covers most of the newest aires.
 

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About the only POI I've seen that has most of the aires is "Archies". That's probably because he makes up his lists from every other resource.
 

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My choices.

Best site and phone app.. Campercontact Link Removed
download the POIs free.. make pdf lists and buy the phone app for about £4.50.. full map download and it works off line

Most comprehensive book: Aires De Service Camping-car .. buy in France or from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/2358390399/?tag=mhf04-21

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I particularly like this app because it has reviews from users
I've been using it on this trip and found it very useful but you have to check the listed facilities and look at the reviews. Even though most are not in English you can tell by the score what they thought of it and taking into account the date of the review make up your own mind. For example, we were considering an aire graded 6 or something, then when I looked at the reviews the only two from 2015 were scored a 1 and a 2. The earlier reviews were sevens and eights. Clearly something had changed and I was disinclined to find out what so we went somewhere else.

Facilties vary - some of them are just car parks with maybe a waste bin.

One, in the middle of nowhere, had the wrong coordinates, which I've told them about as sending feedback from within the app is very easy. I've sent several reviews and new pictures.

Search for NKC in the play stores to find it.
 

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Spent a penultimate night at gravelines aire last week (absolutely packed !) and whilst sat enjoying the sunset over the harbour our Belgium neighbour, who had guests visiting, returned from her van carrying a large, see through, plastic container. The first thing she pulled from it was an ACSI 2015 book, then a large map. Clearly this was her travelling library :whatthe::whatthe: I'm going to need to buy a new van, the current one isn't big enough to house this amount of info :roflmto:
 

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My choices.

Best site and phone app.. Campercontact Link Removed
download the POIs free.. make pdf lists and buy the phone app for about £4.50.. full map download and it works off line

Most comprehensive book: Aires De Service Camping-car .. buy in France or from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/2358390399/?tag=mhf04-21
Totally agree with this posting, the camper contact POIs are very good indeed and you won't get a better book than the "Guide-Officiel Aires ..."

The Vicarious Books 'All the Aires' book, despite it's name does NOT have all the aries in it!!!

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MotorhomersRus

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My choices.

Best site and phone app.. Campercontact Link Removed
download the POIs free.. make pdf lists and buy the phone app for about £4.50.. full map download and it works off line

Most comprehensive book: Aires De Service Camping-car .. buy in France or from Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/2358390399/?tag=mhf04-21

Hi can you use this app on more than 1 iphone/ iPad once you've bought it ?
 

scotjimland

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Hi can you use this app on more than 1 iphone/ iPad once you've bought it ?

hmm.. dunno.. good question.. I'm not so rich to know the answer.. :LOL:

I'd say probably.. yes.. give it a try
 

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I've been using it on this trip and found it very useful but you have to check the listed facilities and look at the reviews. Even though most are not in English you can tell by the score what they thought of it and taking into account the date of the review make up your own mind. For example, we were considering an aire graded 6 or something, then when I looked at the reviews the only two from 2015 were scored a 1 and a 2. The earlier reviews were sevens and eights. Clearly something had changed and I was disinclined to find out what so we went somewhere else.

Facilties vary - some of them are just car parks with maybe a waste bin.

One, in the middle of nowhere, had the wrong coordinates, which I've told them about as sending feedback from within the app is very easy. I've sent several reviews and new pictures.

Search for NKC in the play stores to find it.

You certainly do! After a 10 hr drive from beni. Arrived at one so called camperstop to find a car park with height barriers. Pushed on through somport tunnel and stayed in a lovely french aire...

You can download all the POI you need and load onto a GPS... Cost nothing.
 

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I downloaded CamperContact app on to my iPad as TheJudge recommended it , it looks as if it will be a good back up to All The Aires book, we will find out next week!
 

DBK

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Hi can you use this app on more than 1 iphone/ iPad once you've bought it ?
I think you might struggle on a 'phone unless it has a decent size screen. It is perfectly usable with a 7" screen, anything less than say 5" might be a problem - but happy to hear from anyone' s experience.

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I downloaded CamperContact app on to my iPad as TheJudge recommended it , it looks as if it will be a good back up to All The Aires book, we will find out next week!
Did you upgrade to the paid version?
The free one only has a handful of sites
 
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If you have an android device go to playstore and search for France aires, there will be one with a green sign with a white camping car on it , it is £1.99 or something like that, if you download that it has all the nearest aires to where you actually are, and will take you to them with whatever mapping ap you have on your device, brilliant.
 

madgeD

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Did you upgrade to the paid version?
The free one only has a handful of sites
Yes I did its £4.49 and looks well worth it, hundreds of sites, and it can be used off line apparently, I've kept a few to favourites which is handy, we're making for Brittany first it looks as if we will be spoilt for choice.
 
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I downloaded CamperContact app on to my iPad as TheJudge recommended it , it looks as if it will be a good back up to All The Aires book, we will find out next week!

Yes I did its £4.49 and looks well worth it, hundreds of sites, and it can be used off line apparently, I've kept a few to favourites which is handy, we're making for Brittany first it looks as if we will be spoilt for choice.

Hi madgeD, let us know how you get on in brittany next week, and any recommendations of aires /places to see , as we are off there in september. We will be much obliged !!
 
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Yes I did its £4.49 and looks well worth it, hundreds of sites, and it can be used off line apparently, I've kept a few to favourites which is handy, we're making for Brittany first it looks as if we will be spoilt for choice.
You can only use it offline if you've downloaded the free offline maps for the specific countries you're interested in. Also if you have an iPad and can browse the web version of the site you can read all the reviews in English,whereas the app only has them in the original writers language
I think it's s great app - the only one I use now for Europe. We also use French Passion, and Britstops books and Caravan Club.
Just wished the Caravan Club had a similar app, especially as membership is so expensive.
 

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Ill try to remember to take notes Fidget ;) no good relying on my memory these days!! I have feeling it could be a fast wiz through though as O.H isn't a fan of France and would rather be in Holland and Germany :rolleyes: I have a feeling he is just going to keep me quiet Ive been wanting to go into Brittany the last four years!! but I bet you can guess where we have been ??

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