Le Guide Officiel Aires de Services Camping Car 2017

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£12.50





Description

The Guide Officiel Aires de Services Camping-Car, translated as 'The Official Guide to Motorhome Areas of Service', is the best known of the French Aires guides and is produced only in French by Camping-Car magazine. This guide is written in French and lists approximately 6950 stops in Europe.

This guide is written in French. All the Aires France is available now, written in English and vastly superior.

If you do decide to buy this guide, you may find our Marco Polo French Phrasebook a useful companion guide.

The title can be misleading

Compared to All the Aires France, which lists 3562 official motorhome Aires, this guide only lists 2621 municipal and private Aires. It also lists 396 day parking areas and 2497 private and municipal campsites. The remaining 1436 listings cover other countries in Europe.

Format

The entries are compiled of black and white text written in French. While 5150 entries have GPS coordinates, none have photos. The reader is expected to know the regions and departments of France, although these are all numbered and named.

Information provided in French for the French Aires includes: services offered, water (eau), toilet emptying (wc chemiques), electric (230V), number of places, opening times, cost (if any), as well as symbols to show local activities and shops, etc. The "localisation" (location) is given e.g. place du champ-de-foire, which most likely will be signed through the village, and brief directions are included and normally say: from (town name) on the (road name and or number) then the place to drive to or the road to turn onto.

The alphabetical index at the front lists the French Aires and other listings under the local town name. A map reference is given (i.e. F8) and the department number. The departments are in numerical order, 1-95, which has no bearing on where they are geographically (i.e. department 1 is in eastern France and department 2 is on Corsica). Department numbers and names are printed at the top of each page. Town names are listed alphabetically in each department.

The mapping is for France only and is adequate for the planning task, but should not be used for navigation. The Aires and campsites are marked by numbers on the mapping and town names are listed close by.

Stopovers and campsites in other countries

Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Italy are included, but these have only been listed with very brief information written in French. None have GPS coordinates.

See All the Aires Spain and Portugal as a better guide to Spanish and Portuguese Aires. Italian Aree di Sosta Guida Camperlife as an alternative, and better, Aires guide for Italy. Better and more comprehensive information for Europe is given in both Camperstop and the Bord Atlas.

Who should buy this guide?

If you are a native French speaker and are looking for a basic guide to transit briefly through France, this guide is adequate. If you are looking for a thorough guide to motorhome Aires in France, you should buy All the Aires France which provides highly detailed and relevant information written in English, lists nearly 1,000 more Aires - each one having been inspected, with two photographs and GPS coordinates. If you are looking for a guide to the French municipal campsites, Every Campsite in France contains all of these.

This guide is ideal for people with a grasp of French language who want a general overview of all kinds of stopovers in France, be it campsites, Aires or general parking areas.

Key Features

  • Written completely in French
  • 1940 community stopovers
  • 752 private Aires, supermarkets, restaurants, garages and other commercial enterprises
  • 2481 French campsites, a mix of municipal and private
  • 396 day parking areas in France
  • 5150 entries with GPS coordinates in format: Lat 44°25'46" N Long: 1°10'1" W
  • Not as comprehensive as All the Aires France

Who Should Buy?

This guide is ideal for those who want a general overview of all kinds of stopovers in France, be it campsites, aires or general parking areas. However, the title can be misleading and anybody who would like a thorough book on French Aires only should buy All the Aires France.

The Guide Officiel Aires de Services Camping-Car, translated as 'The Official Guide to Motorhome Areas of Service', is the best known of the French Aires guides and is produced only in French by Camping-Car magazine. This guide is written in French and lists approximately 6950 stops in Europe.

This guide is written in French. All the Aires France is available now, written in English and vastly superior.

If you do decide to buy this guide, you may find our Marco Polo French Phrasebook a useful companion guide.

The title can be misleading

Compared to All the Aires France, which lists 3562 official motorhome Aires, this guide only lists 2621 municipal and private Aires. It also lists 396 day parking areas and 2497 private and municipal campsites. The remaining 1436 listings cover other countries in Europe.

Format

The entries are compiled of black and white text written in French. While 5150 entries have GPS coordinates, none have photos. The reader is expected to know the regions and departments of France, although these are all numbered and named.

Information provided in French for the French Aires includes: services offered, water (eau), toilet emptying (wc chemiques), electric (230V), number of places, opening times, cost (if any), as well as symbols to show local activities and shops, etc. The "localisation" (location) is given e.g. place du champ-de-foire, which most likely will be signed through the village, and brief directions are included and normally say: from (town name) on the (road name and or number) then the place to drive to or the road to turn onto.

The alphabetical index at the front lists the French Aires and other listings under the local town name. A map reference is given (i.e. F8) and the department number. The departments are in numerical order, 1-95, which has no bearing on where they are geographically (i.e. department 1 is in eastern France and department 2 is on Corsica). Department numbers and names are printed at the top of each page. Town names are listed alphabetically in each department.

The mapping is for France only and is adequate for the planning task, but should not be used for navigation. The Aires and campsites are marked by numbers on the mapping and town names are listed close by.

Stopovers and campsites in other countries

Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Italy are included, but these have only been listed with very brief information written in French. None have GPS coordinates.

See All the Aires Spain and Portugal as a better guide to Spanish and Portuguese Aires. Italian Aree di Sosta Guida Camperlife as an alternative, and better, Aires guide for Italy. Better and more comprehensive information for Europe is given in both Camperstop and the Bord Atlas.

Who should buy this guide?

If you are a native French speaker and are looking for a basic guide to transit briefly through France, this guide is adequate. If you are looking for a thorough guide to motorhome Aires in France, you should buy All the Aires France which provides highly detailed and relevant information written in English, lists nearly 1,000 more Aires - each one having been inspected, with two photographs and GPS coordinates. If you are looking for a guide to the French municipal campsites, Every Campsite in France contains all of these.

This guide is ideal for people with a grasp of French language who want a general overview of all kinds of stopovers in France, be it campsites, Aires or general parking areas.

  • Written completely in French
  • 1940 community stopovers
  • 752 private Aires, supermarkets, restaurants, garages and other commercial enterprises
  • 2481 French campsites, a mix of municipal and private
  • 396 day parking areas in France
  • 5150 entries with GPS coordinates in format: Lat 44°25'46" N Long: 1°10'1" W
  • Not as comprehensive as All the Aires France

This guide is ideal for those who want a general overview of all kinds of stopovers in France, be it campsites, aires or general parking areas. However, the title can be misleading and anybody who would like a thorough book on French Aires only should buy All the Aires France.

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