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oma and opa

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Hello Funsters! We are new motorhomes and plan to head off to the Continents for a couple of months in mid-July. Is it necessary to book aires and campsites well in advance at that time of year?
 

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Hi and welcome!:Smile:

We are retired now but when we used to go in school holiday time we always booked our site as we went to the same site in Charente each year with our caravan and we wanted to be sure to get in this small site.

Now we have a motorhome it's much easier. If you have a specific site you want to stay at and no other will do, I'd say book. We would just move on and find another site if the first was full.

Lucille
 

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Welcome to Fun

Love the name as we are about to be the same in September
what is your conection with Dutch or Flemish

Mel & Lieve
 

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Hello welcome, if you know when you are going to be in a certain place, probably a good idea to book a site, though I don't think you can book a Aire think it's more on a first come first served basis.

Enjoy your travels :welcome:

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hi and welcome.

You cannot pre book aires....just arrive and hope theres a space, if not move on to another.

Camp sites in july.....definately pre book.
July is holiday season in France....and there are thousands of French motorhomers.

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Hi and welcome to the forum from a Pompey lad now living in Devon. Someone guessed Dutch or Flemish, my guess is German connection mind you adjacent countries so could be either. We have never booked, in fact I don't think it possible to book aires, they are mostly free. Sites of course are different but we have never had the need to use those.
I recommend "all the aires of France" if it is France you are going to, or "Camperstop" for the whole of Europe, both are available from Vicarious books. Mention MHF and get your funsters discount. They are members on here.
http://www.vicariousbooks.co.uk/
 

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Welcome, we're an Omma and Abba (Faroese). Aires are first come first served and some of the popular ones you need to get on early and often be prepared to be pretty cosy with your neighbours. :roflmto:


 
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Hi we still holiday during school breaks due to daughter still at school, we never book a site and never have problems finding one. So I'd just go for it that way your not tied to somewhere you might not like.

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hello and welcome, it can get a bit mad in here but who cares.
Aires are just another word for Areas and have blossomed all over Europe (except the UK) over the last few years. If you arrive at about 4pm or just a little bit later, you will not often be dissapointed. As someone already said, if it is full, just drive to the next town or village to find another one. If you use TomTom there is a free download of Aires to keep you going.
Have fun and do not worry about not finding somewhere to stop for the night, at the very worst, many campsites have a park for late arrivals which is usually just outside of the gate.
Have fun!
Alan
 

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Hi Opa en Oma
Aan de naam te zien moet er een band met het nederlands sprekende deel van europa zijn :ROFLMAO:
Aan welk deel van Europa denken jullie ?
Paul en Ineke

Hi Opa and Oma
Looking at the name there must be a connection with the dutch speaking part of europe :ROFLMAO:
What region(s) of europe do you want to go to ?
Paul and Ineke

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oma and opa

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Welcome to Fun

Love the name as we are about to be the same in September
what is your conection with Dutch or Flemish

Mel & Lieve
Dear Mel and Lieve, Julie and I are grandparents since April this year and jolly good fun it is, too. Hope you enjoy grandparenthood . Oma and Opa is as a result of German ancestry.
Happy days to you both!
Paul and Julie
 
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oma and opa

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Hi Opa en Oma
Aan de naam te zien moet er een band met het nederlands sprekende deel van europa zijn :ROFLMAO:
Aan welk deel van Europa denken jullie ?
Paul en Ineke

Hi Opa and Oma
Looking at the name there must be a connection with the dutch speaking part of europe :ROFLMAO:
What region(s) of europe do you want to go to ?
Paul and Ineke
Dear Paul and Ineke, Thank you for your reply to our post - dank je wel! I'm afraid there is no Dutch connection (except we have some very dear Dutch friends) we are looking to travel France, Switzerland and Germany.
All the best, Paul and Julie
 
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oma and opa

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Hello welcome, if you know when you are going to be in a certain place, probably a good idea to book a site, though I don't think you can book a Aire think it's more on a first come first served basis.

Enjoy your travels :welcome:
Thank you Carol, your reply is much appreciated. We are really looking forward to hitting the road. All the best, Paul and Julie

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oma and opa

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hi and welcome.

You cannot pre book aires....just arrive and hope theres a space, if not move on to another.

Camp sites in july.....definately pre book.
July is holiday season in France....and there are thousands of French motorhomers.

thanks, pappajohn, we will heed your advice! Paul and Julie :)
 
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oma and opa

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Hi and welcome to the forum from a Pompey lad now living in Devon. Someone guessed Dutch or Flemish, my guess is German connection mind you adjacent countries so could be either. We have never booked, in fact I don't think it possible to book aires, they are mostly free. Sites of course are different but we have never had the need to use those.
I recommend "all the aires of France" if it is France you are going to, or "Camperstop" for the whole of Europe, both are available from Vicarious books. Mention MHF and get your funsters discount. They are members on here.
http://www.vicariousbooks.co.uk/
Cheers Wildman - My best girlie, Julie is a Pompey lass and we live in Southsea! You guessed right, my dad was German! Thanks for the tip on the books!
Play up Pompey!
Paul and Julie
 
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oma and opa

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Welcome, we're an Omma and Abba (Faroese). Aires are first come first served and some of the popular ones you need to get on early and often be prepared to be pretty cosy with your neighbours. :roflmto:



Hi Rolfarris, Thanks for your post and advice (and my first ever Faroese lesson ::bigsmile: )

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