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Ieper (Belgium) Aire and Campsite info Required



 
 
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Old May 12th 07, 11:09 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
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Default Ieper (Belgium) Aire and Campsite info Required

Hi. Off to Belgium in a couple of weeks and the first stop is Ieper
then a tour of the town and surrounding battlefields before moving on
to the rest of Belgium. Can anyone point me in the direction of the
Aire (or is it a municipal campsite) at Ieper or a cheap local
campsite (no facilities required, although electricity would be useful
after a couple of days). I believe their is an aire within reasonable
walking distance of the menim gate ?

Also, can anyone point me to the location of the Aire at Dunkerque ?
My ferry is 0600 out of Dover (it was cheap!) so I'm planning to pull
into the Dunkerque Aire for a few hours sleep in the morning before
driving on to Ieper. I have a Tom Tom with Europe Maps so can find the
streets if anyone knows their name.

Thank you.
Max

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Old May 13th 07, 06:26 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
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"Max" wrote in message
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Hi. Off to Belgium in a couple of weeks and the first stop is Ieper
then a tour of the town and surrounding battlefields before moving on
to the rest of Belgium. Can anyone point me in the direction of the
Aire (or is it a municipal campsite) at Ieper or a cheap local
campsite (no facilities required, although electricity would be useful
after a couple of days). I believe their is an aire within reasonable
walking distance of the menim gate ?

Also, can anyone point me to the location of the Aire at Dunkerque ?
My ferry is 0600 out of Dover (it was cheap!) so I'm planning to pull
into the Dunkerque Aire for a few hours sleep in the morning before
driving on to Ieper. I have a Tom Tom with Europe Maps so can find the
streets if anyone knows their name.



As you have tomtom, then best thing you can do is download some poi's with
the french and belgian aires on them, tons of websites with them on,

I've just bought the 'camper stops europe' book, absolutely brilliant it is,
lists most of the aires and stellplatz's in europe, (couple of thousand in
france, couple of thousand in germany, hundereds in belgium, holland etc)

i got my copy of the book the next day after ordering it, then i went
on-line and paid the 3 euro's to download the poi's from their site for
france (as that's where i'm going in 2 days time), i did that as their poi's
give you the page number to look up the aire in the book, so you can see
photo's of the aire and get all the details of it before telling tomtom to
take you there.

For the aire in Dunkerque, there's 2 of them, but they are in the town of
dunkerque, which is a few kilomiters west of the docks, one's right on the
beach front, you need to be behind the casino area, another is behind the
police station apparantly,

Only ever stayed on the beach front one, free of course, but no facilities.

But i've never stoped there going out, only coming back after i've got my
dog's treatment for the pet passport,

I always catch the 04:00 sailing with norfolk line (the 2, 4 and 6 in the
morning sailings are the cheap uns during the week) we go down the night
before and stay on the quay side in Dover, free in the motorhome/caravan
spaces after 6pm, get an early nights kip, up at 03:20, drive the 200 yards
to the ferry, then have a nap on the ferry,

Arrive at around 7am local time, and are ready for a day's drive having
slept the night before in dover,

If your catching the 6am ferry, then even better, as you'll get an almost
normal nights kip before the ferry, (unless you go to bed at 5am, and get up
at 3pm normaly that is

For some reason the Belgians can be funny towards english people touring in
motorhomes, dunno why, most of the time they just ignore us, not just us,
every aire we used in belgium we heard from other english people that the
belgiuns seem to shun them, maybe they want the aire's to them selves or
something.

We always use belgium just as a route into germany tho, i love the
stellplatz network there, they know how to treat motorhome users, even
passing a law 5 or 6 years ago allowing motorhomes to stop a few nights in
any carpark or side of the road unless it's signed otherwise (i.e. carparks
with the car symbol meaning cars only, or a specific no motorhomes signs,
but there arent that many of them as they realise the benefit of allowing
motorhomes to stay near or in the towns and cities)


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Old May 13th 07, 10:30 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
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Whilst perusing Usenet on Sun, 13 May 2007 18:26:12 +0100, I read
these words from "Gazz" :

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For the aire in Dunkerque, there's 2 of them, but they are in the town of
dunkerque, which is a few kilomiters west of the docks, one's right on the
beach front, you need to be behind the casino area . . .

Only ever stayed on the beach front one, free of course, but no facilities.


There's fresh water available at the First Aid point
(next to the steps down to the street level)

But i've never stoped there going out, only coming back after i've got my
dog's treatment for the pet passport,


That's why I wanted the fresh water, for the dog !

-- jjj

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Old May 13th 07, 11:48 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
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"Josiah Jenkins" wrote in message
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Whilst perusing Usenet on Sun, 13 May 2007 18:26:12 +0100, I read
these words from "Gazz" :

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For the aire in Dunkerque, there's 2 of them, but they are in the town of
dunkerque, which is a few kilomiters west of the docks, one's right on the
beach front, you need to be behind the casino area . . .

Only ever stayed on the beach front one, free of course, but no
facilities.


There's fresh water available at the First Aid point
(next to the steps down to the street level)

But i've never stoped there going out, only coming back after i've got my
dog's treatment for the pet passport,


That's why I wanted the fresh water, for the dog !


Ahhh, all the times we've been there the tap has been turned off, mind we
only go 'exploring' that kind of thing at night on the dogs final walk,

so far I've managed to get my water tanks to last me just enough to get back
home, 140 litres, lasts 7 days normally, so last fill up 6 days before we
sail, and we're heading home with empty water tanks to try and make the 2
tanks of diesel last as long as I can
(still had half a tank of Belgian diesel 4 months after we came back... when
customs dipped all my tanks checking the red diesel I'd just put in the
heaters tank really did only feed the heater,

They mentioned they could tell it was different to normal UK fuel on
chemical makeup, but couldn't/wouldent elaborate... said they only had the
kit to check the chemical markers left behind if red diesel had ever been in
the road diesel tanks.. and they also wouldn't tell me if red diesel from
abroad would show up on UK red diesel analysis tests, not that i'm daft
enough to risk loosing me motorhome by running on red diesel anyway)


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Old May 14th 07, 01:25 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
john
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Default Ieper (Belgium) Aire and Campsite info Required

dunkerque
digue de allies 51,04847 2,38224

dunkerque
malo les bains 51,05359 2,41536

digue de allies is on the sea front, malo les bains is about 100 meters from
the sea this one is small and secluded the other one is better
john



"Max" schreef in bericht
oups.com...
Hi. Off to Belgium in a couple of weeks and the first stop is Ieper
then a tour of the town and surrounding battlefields before moving on
to the rest of Belgium. Can anyone point me in the direction of the
Aire (or is it a municipal campsite) at Ieper or a cheap local
campsite (no facilities required, although electricity would be useful
after a couple of days). I believe their is an aire within reasonable
walking distance of the menim gate ?

Also, can anyone point me to the location of the Aire at Dunkerque ?
My ferry is 0600 out of Dover (it was cheap!) so I'm planning to pull
into the Dunkerque Aire for a few hours sleep in the morning before
driving on to Ieper. I have a Tom Tom with Europe Maps so can find the
streets if anyone knows their name.

Thank you.
Max



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Old May 14th 07, 07:09 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
Max
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Default Ieper (Belgium) Aire and Campsite info Required

On 14 May, 13:25, "john" wrote:
dunkerque
digue de allies 51,04847 2,38224

dunkerque
malo les bains 51,05359 2,41536

digue de allies is on the sea front, malo les bains is about 100 meters from
the sea this one is small and secluded the other one is better
john


Thank you John for the precise co-ordinates, and to the others who
provided such helpful advice.
Regards.

 



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