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Message posted by Bridie on 07/8/2010 at 8:31pm
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 Does anyone know of any aires near Roscoff please? We arrive on the ferry which gets in at 9.30 pm and only know of the camp site called Camping de Trologot which is 7 kilometres from Roscoff,so hope it's still open by the time we get there.

 



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Hi
We got the ferry from Roscoff 3 weeks ago. Didnt actually see the aire but found these directions on another forum and a family who camped next to us said they had spent the night there.

'When you get off the boat go to your left go up the hill and the parking is on your right overlooking the port.'

Hope this helps

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Hi Birdie, there are a few camp site near Roscoff, we stopped next door to Camping de Trologot, Camping Ar Klegeur, but I suspect that you will be in the late arrivals section. Why not give them an email?

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The car park at the top of the hill is huge and is just for Ferry travellers anyway.  We have stopped in it for hours while waiting for the ferry but not overnight so just be careful and put all your valuables in your pillowcase or similar.   Roscoff is a small lovely town and you should not have any trouble anyway.

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Thanks for replies everyone. OH likes the security of a camp site so we'll be at Trologot.

We've just heard back from them to say our late arrival is no problem so that bit of info may be useful to others who use the 21.30 ferry.



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There is an Aire for motorhomes in St Pol De Leon you actually pass it on the way to Trologot it's right on the seafront and it's free there is water available.You have a lovely view across the bay,if I had a motorhome I'd definately stop overnight.
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there is two places at st pol de leon. one on the island and one this side by the boats. you can also park at the elleclerc super market.

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Years ago we often trusted safe nights in aires or similar but have heard of so many unpleasant incidents from neighbours on French camp sites in more recent times that I would advise paying the few euros to stay in safety on a proper camp site. The cost is not much compared to the overall cost of a holiday and a good nights sleep at the start of a possible long drive is worth it. Phone the camp sites nearest your port -they all know the ferry times and stay open late to catch the business from arrivals like you.

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the french are very good at telling you not to use aires .thats so they can use them. some are next to police stations so they should be ok. of course thefts on campsites never happen .well right!.i have used aires and free camped in france for years .cant say it never happens but it can happen anywhere. evven in your own drive.

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Quote: Originally posted by janet1955 on 09/8/2010
Years ago we often trusted safe nights in aires or similar but have heard of so many unpleasant incidents from neighbours on French camp sites in more recent times that I would advise paying the few euros to stay in safety on a proper camp site. The cost is not much compared to the overall cost of a holiday and a good nights sleep at the start of a possible long drive is worth it. Phone the camp sites nearest your port -they all know the ferry times and stay open late to catch the business from arrivals like you.

I think you are confusing the 2 types of Aires: the aires you refer to I assume you mean to be the ones on the motorways.

The ones asked about on this thread are Aires de Camping Cars, which are a totally different kettle of fish. They are specifically for motorhomes only, no caravans or tents. They can be in the centre of a town/village, or on the seafront, in a vineyard, in the middle of nowhere, anywhere at all really.

Yes, of course "nasty things" can happen, and I personally would never stay on an aire on any motorway, but have stayed on many Aires de Camping Cars.

Although with all the security most campsites offer they are the safest bet, robberies etc also happen on campsites, only this afternoon I read some reviews (not on here, campsite not listed) on a site west of Saumur, Val de Loire, where people early last month had tents/awnings slashed and items stolen. Last year apparently the same thing happened at Le Moulin Fort.

It's a sad fact of life that nowhere is 100% safe and secure, but you can go a long way to hedge your bets as it were. Of course campsites are far more safe than an aire on the motorway, I agree.


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