Saturday, 17 December 2016

572 Calais

Not far from the Car Ferries, they are building a new Aire, the Service Bourne are outside the Aire and Elsan and rinse are foc, water is $2 by jeton at the entry barriers. The Aire costs $10 but no one was using it despite getting 'spoken' to by the Community Officer.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

571 Etaples

North of Le Touquet on D280. Camping Municiple 'La Pinade' mostly statics. Closed in winter but caretaker lives on site and if you catch him, $15 inclu ehu and services. Bourne has no water in winter. Wifi from office is available.

570 Croytoy (Somme)

Overlooking the harbour, large CP, approx Px40. Cost $7 per 24 hours. Bourne $2 for either eau or ehu.

569 Favieres

Off D280, there are 2 bays on the roadside and part of large static holiday village.
Each bay has ehu and water and picnic table and BBQ. Wifi only available near office. Cost $12 pupn.

568 Dieppe Harbour

There are 2 Aires, the one under the cliffs is new and next to the Newhaven Ferry berth.
It costs $12 and includes water and ehu, if you're lucky. Only 10 hookups for over 30 bays.
There is another the other side of the harbour. too low down for Astra 2 reception.

Entry by ticket and settle upon departure. Credit cards accepted. Cost includes use of cycles

567 Montbizot

Px8 at sports complex foc. only 2 on concrete, others would be a problem when wet.
Bourne closed for winter but elsan trap usable, jetons, ehu on bourne.

566 Migne Auxance (Poitiers)

Courtesy of motorhome dealers ELS losirs, off the ring road and on an industrial estate.
Px4 at the rear, terraced but a bit sloping. Also on front car park, Bourne at rear, elsan foc.
Water and EHU at $2.50 each available when the business is open.

565 La Teste de Bouche (Arcachon basin)

Service bourne and WC's down by the marina. ONLY, no parking; you will be jumped on quickly.

564 La Paya (Arcachon Basin)

Roadside dead end in a residential area overlooking the beach and the mouth of the basin.
Only bins.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

563 Andernos (Arcachon Basin)

Aire for 50. Down by the marina, the service bourne is near the harbour office

562 Audenge (Archachon Basin)

Camping Braou, was 2*, now 3*.
Off season rate incl wifi and ehu $12.30.
Only the disabled WC/shower block open but that's really no problem with so few campers.
The area is surrounded bu flat, many and safe velo-pistes. Marvellous.
Also a haven for lovers of seafood; which i don't, but never mind!

Outside the Camp-site is a bourne for passers by. Presently out of service

561 Saint Medard

This was a surprisingly interesting little town; mostly all along the main road but some gems set back off the main road.
The Mixed CP has 2 bays reserved for CCs. they are foc, as is the elsan dump and rinse, also WCs (which were disgustingly unusable).
Water could be drawn but i didnt fancy it.
Lots of little bars, take aways and restaurants.

560 Sourzac

In summer this might well be a nice place to overnight. Next to river and many picnic tables provided.
It is nevertheless a one horse town, where the horse has bolted and next to a busy road.

 The Aire has about 5 bays, is foc but the ehu are no longer.
Bourne requires jetons from the restaurant opposite
Bays are unlevel but there are bins and WC block