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carolinemoon
19-01-2013, 18:18
We are taking the van to France for our holiday in June and have been recommended Biscarrosse (somewhere a little different). We are going across on the tunnel and can driving down, would like to know where we can park up by lakes or the forest for a night or two...we will probably also have a few nights on a site but hoping to keep costs down and wild camp as much as we can.

Thanks in advance for your help...we don't have a set route (apart from avoiding toll roads if poss) so open to ideas :drive:

Ironjaws
19-01-2013, 19:06
Hi Carolinemoon,

have a look at

www. campingcar-infos.com

4500 Aires for camping cars in France, all low cost or no cost. It is in French but once you get past the initial search on the site its very easy. Hope this helps.

m30
20-01-2013, 17:52
Hiya,

Have you got the aires book? and if so which edition?
We like the one just above Biscarrosse Plage which is in the trees about 10 mins walk from the beach. It takes about 200 motorhomes which park up on both sides of a road which winds and loops its way throug part of the pine forest.
We've also stopped at Gastes which is on one of the inland lakes. The aire is by the marina, just a few yards from the beach.

I dont know if you would find a bad aire down there, it is a lovely part of the world.

You can also stay on the car park at Dune du Pilat, which is a must visit place whilst your down that way.

Stu

Beemer
20-01-2013, 18:26
We are taking the van to France for our holiday in June and have been recommended Biscarrosse (somewhere a little different).

We booked in a holiday camp near Gastes on the southern edge of the lake in 2011. It was a Siblu camp called La Reserve. However, whilst out cycling along the cycle path into Parentis-en-Born we came across a motorhome Aire right by the side of the lake.
The Aire is situated in Gastes, just head down towards the beach.
We went in August and the Aire was not full, with a couple of WCs and water and waste points. I can't remember how much, but we wish we could have parked there.
The lake has a sandy beach with shallow water entry and is good for swimming. A bit silty for snorkeling though.

witzend
20-01-2013, 20:53
The Aire is situated in Gastes was 4.50 euro when we where there in Sept I think the dune car park at Playa was a lot more than that charges where by the hr

carolinemoon
21-01-2013, 09:53
Hiya,

Have you got the aires book? and if so which edition?
We like the one just above Biscarrosse Plage which is in the trees about 10 mins walk from the beach. It takes about 200 motorhomes which park up on both sides of a road which winds and loops its way throug part of the pine forest.
We've also stopped at Gastes which is on one of the inland lakes. The aire is by the marina, just a few yards from the beach.

I dont know if you would find a bad aire down there, it is a lovely part of the world.

You can also stay on the car park at Dune du Pilat, which is a must visit place whilst your down that way.

Stu

Hi, thanks for that - no we don't have an aires book yet, there seem to be so many, which one do you recommend? Will make a note of the places you have stayed, they sound perfect.

carolinemoon
21-01-2013, 09:55
We booked in a holiday camp near Gastes on the southern edge of the lake in 2011. It was a Siblu camp called La Reserve. However, whilst out cycling along the cycle path into Parentis-en-Born we came across a motorhome Aire right by the side of the lake.
The Aire is situated in Gastes, just head down towards the beach.
We went in August and the Aire was not full, with a couple of WCs and water and waste points. I can't remember how much, but we wish we could have parked there.
The lake has a sandy beach with shallow water entry and is good for swimming. A bit silty for snorkeling though.

Thanks, I wonder if this is the same one as mentioned above?

Makzine
21-01-2013, 10:01
Try "france passion" as there are loads of places to stay around the Bordeaux area. :drive: We are about 20 mins away from the tunnel if you want an overnight close to it on your way out. :wave:









John

m30
21-01-2013, 17:38
Hi, thanks for that - no we don't have an aires book yet, there seem to be so many, which one do you recommend? Will make a note of the places you have stayed, they sound perfect.

Weve just got this one

All The Aires France 4th Edition (http://www.all-the-aires.com/all-the-aires-france-4th-edition.shtml)


which is the newest version, and a good starting point. Then when you got a feel for how the system works and where and when you can stay on the aires, you can then start getting foreign language books which will have more/different places in them.

The aire that Beemer is talking about is the one where we and it seems Witzend stayed at last year.

Stu

carolinemoon
21-01-2013, 17:55
Weve just got this one

All The Aires France 4th Edition (http://www.all-the-aires.com/all-the-aires-france-4th-edition.shtml)


which is the newest version, and a good starting point. Then when you got a feel for how the system works and where and when you can stay on the aires, you can then start getting foreign language books which will have more/different places in them.

The aire that Beemer is talking about is the one where we and it seems Witzend stayed at last year.

Stu

Cheers Stu....It's ordered & in the post!:wave:

carolinemoon
25-01-2013, 13:27
Cheers Stu....It's ordered & in the post!:wave:

Our book has arrived today ....very excited now!:wave:

Sooty 10
25-01-2013, 16:21
We have been down for the past two years and stayed on a lovely aire at St. Eulia en bourn (spelt wrong) but is not far from Gastes. The aire is overlooking the lake and has wi-fi payable at the campsite accross the road, that is where you pay the 6euro a night charge for the aire.
If you need electric there is a large aire at Mimizan, just a tarmac park and 12euro a night. The good thing is that it is a short walk into town and even closer to a lovely beach.

Keith (sooty)

carolinemoon
01-02-2013, 11:04
We have been down for the past two years and stayed on a lovely aire at St. Eulia en bourn (spelt wrong) but is not far from Gastes. The aire is overlooking the lake and has wi-fi payable at the campsite accross the road, that is where you pay the 6euro a night charge for the aire.
If you need electric there is a large aire at Mimizan, just a tarmac park and 12euro a night. The good thing is that it is a short walk into town and even closer to a lovely beach.

Keith (sooty)

Hi, I've tried looking for your Aire on Google but with no luck - don't suppose you can remember the correct spelling or give a little more info...much appreciated, thank you

POI Admin
08-04-2013, 00:06
Hi, I've tried looking for your Aire on Google but with no luck - don't suppose you can remember the correct spelling or give a little more info...much appreciated, thank you

The aire is at Sainte-Eulalie-en-Born:

44.307159,-1.180816 - Google Maps (http://tinyurl.com/btz2wn4)

carolinemoon
08-04-2013, 08:49
The aire is at Sainte-Eulalie-en-Born:

44.307159,-1.180816 - Google Maps (http://tinyurl.com/btz2wn4)

Thank you so much

barryd
08-04-2013, 11:08
Loads of good aires already mentioned but there is also one at Sanguinet (the first lake) here Biscarrosse, France - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/n4kFn)

carolinemoon
08-04-2013, 14:51
Loads of good aires already mentioned but there is also one at Sanguinet (the first lake) here Biscarrosse, France - Google Maps (http://goo.gl/maps/n4kFn)

Thank you very much :wave:


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