"Arrived".............. at.....

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    After approx 80 mile run, we arrived at Coulon .... what they call French Venice...

    And I can see why they call it that, if you have not been and like walking by rivers or cycling it`s a place to put in your "Must Visit Book"... (y)

    It is fabulous,,, the Aire is big and spacious, Toilet block, water, Grey dump, Elsan Dump... and there are approx 6 - 8 EHU,,,, supposedly for using for an hour or so to top up batteries etc.... but the French seem to think they are for permanent use... :RollEyes:

    Only 7.50 euros a night... but be warned the machine does not like UK cards... not a problem... ask a nice French camper to use their`s and give them the cash.... you get a slip of paper given with a code number on,,,, when you want to go or when your time is up... just punch in the number on the slip of paper and the barrier will open.. (y)

    It is right by one of the big rivers, although you cannot see it from the Aire because of the tree`s... the town with all the bar`s and restaurants and shops is literally 5 mins level walk away..

    It is possibly one of the best Aires we have been on for space and the layout..

    Google "Coulon" and zoom in on the place,, I`m not sure but there seems to be hundreds of little rivers and attributies..

    Well pleased we came... (y)

    Few photo`s..

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    Decided to treat myself... Sod my weight, I`m on Holiday... :france:
     
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  2. Flyingscotsman2

    Flyingscotsman2 Banned

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    Mo can u put pic of your mh on my mate wants to see it he's looking to have a look at one
     
  3. scotjimland

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    Lovely place Mo.. been there and posted lots of pics before ... smashing aire.. (y)

    good bus service from just outside the aire into Niort .. worth a visit ..

    just a couple

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    Is that in the Marais ?

    Sorry just seem Jim's post saying Niort so it is.

    Originally where I was going to live years ago.
     
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    It sure is nice, Jim...(y)

    You had Bluer sky`s than we have... ;) :D

    Is Niort level for pushing a wheelchair.. ? Just about done in all this pushing chairs... not as young as I used to be, and it`s telling.. :(
     
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    The patisserie look nice Mo. Dont think you need worry about your weight mate. There'll be more meat on your chickens than you are carrying.

    Keith :sneaky:
     
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    dont go to the loo, look at size of the dragon flys there:LOL::LOL:
     
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    Pretty level Mo.. and the bus drops you off at the town center.. lots of nice shops and pavement cafe's to wet your whistle.. also a beautiful cathedral

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  9. old-mo

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    Here you go , Mate... (y)

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    It looks low in these photo`s, but it has full air suspension and it drops down when you press the Auto Park Up button ... just in case any bright spark comes back and say`s my suspension is shot... :p:D

     
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    that sure is one nice looking van (y)
     
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    Thanks,,, Jim... might have a look tomorrow,,, (y)

    Looks nice...
     
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    you old cynic... :LOL:
     
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    Thought it was overweight :rolleyes:;)
     
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    Might be on the way home... :wink::whistle2:
     
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    Bloody artist













    P\ss that is :p
     
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    Just looked on the map, you're staying on a sponge.

    Any mozzie problems ?
     
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    doubt it their all in scotlandland voting
     
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    No, Brian.... not a one... (y)

    If there are any, they usually find Judy.... she has not complained yet... ;)
     
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    Nice place i was at the site just down the road a couple of years ago
     
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  20. Brian and Jo

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    looks a lovely place Mo and the Rapido is looking well(y)
    best to judy and paul
    brian and jo
     
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