France touring finding water ?

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  1. Katies-travels

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    In France touring decided to go right of Paris near Troyes having difficulty finding Camper stops with water turned off this time of year to fill up any ideas would be appreciated does anyone know of other places I'd Petrol stations etc all help appreciated
     
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    Strange. We've never not been able to get water through the winter in France.

    Use Camper Contact or the Aires Book and you will certainly find plenty of places.
     
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    We have usually found that there are quite a few with the water off, but the next one down the road has water. If you are really struggling it may be worth asking at the council office to turn the water on. We have had success with this when wintering in France.
     
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    Many camper stops water is turned off we are using Aires book and camper stop on sat nav
     
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    We got a chap at a hand car wash to fill us up once when the service point next door was broken.
     
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    Hi.
    Grave yards,garages.... Police stations,i am sure a bit of arm waving plus mime,would get you water at a private house if really stuck
    Tea Bag
     
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    We got some at a fire station in January
     
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    We have found water OK but some are service points that need jetons, we are left of Paris on the coast so not much help.

    Martin
     
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    Agree with @Tea Bag , Cemeteries usually have a tap available for watering flowers.

    If using, it is probably better to fill up using a watering can as connecting a hose can appear to be " overdoing it". Most people will not begrudge a can or two.
     
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    If desperate,,supermarket in 5 litre bottles,,still cheap. BUSBY.
     
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    Motorway service areas at a pinch, the toilets are usually still on - but give the tap a good clean first.....
     
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    Not had a problem yet.

    So did we - in Oban. A grave yard in Ireland, a marina in Wales and loads of public toilets in this country.
    There are lots of water points along the canals (here and in France), you might need a key - but we saved one.

    We'll be leaving Derbyshire on Sunday and as usual with a completely empty water tank.
    There's a good few places I know within easy reach of Calais.
     
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    Large tourist attractions (outdoor) where coaches go - there's usually a tap for them to get water to fill up / wash their coach whilst they're waiting.
     
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