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 Post subject: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:50 am 
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Hello

I'm trying to find a place to stay with my camper van near CDG until about October (or longer if possible).

Ideally I want to be within 20 miles so I can cycle to work.

It's a permanent job but I'd like to stay in the camper to keep the costs down and find warmer accomodation for the winter.

A small patch of land on a farm or similar would do.

Many thanks!

Andy


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:51 am 
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Have you tried these? I haven't been through them to see if you can pitch a c.v.
http://www.vacancesvuesduciel.fr/fr/aeroport-paris-roissy-charles-de-gaulle/camping/p-2708.html

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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:20 pm 
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Thanks.

336 Euros for 14 nights is a bit out of my league! I guess they are catering for the families visiting 'Moushvitz...' (D!sn*yl@nd)


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 5:28 pm 
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Have you thought of parking the camper next to a municipal swimming pool? (handy bathing facilities, and yes, I'm serious).
Or trying the youth hostels - you used not to have to be "young"...

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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:09 pm 
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3narf wrote:
Hello

I'm trying to find a place to stay with my camper van near CDG until about October (or longer if possible).

Ideally I want to be within 20 miles so I can cycle to work.

It's a permanent job but I'd like to stay in the camper to keep the costs down and find warmer accomodation for the winter.

A small patch of land on a farm or similar would do.

Many thanks!

Andy


Hate to ask the obvious, but are you going to be employed in France as a full time employee or fixed contract? It will probably have an impact on your health and Social Security benefits and your dependants entitlements.


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:11 pm 
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As a full-time employee...


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:22 pm 
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So, your contract is CDI?

I'm not being nosey, it just makes a big difference concerning the advice you will be given.


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:41 pm 
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DaveW wrote:
So, your contract is CDI?



Ce qui? :-\


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
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http://www.theparisienexpat.com/2010/06/11/cdi-contract-in-france/


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:55 pm 
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That's what I have, I think.

I signed English and French copies with 'lu et approuve.'


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 7:07 pm 
Seems you didn't "lu" too well then ;)

€24 a night is very cheap for Paris, surely you will be earning the smic or more? I don't know your salary and to be honest, I don't want to know but you should be able to afford that per night if you are working in Paris?


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
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I have a family in the UK, and a mortgage. Anything is too much, seeing as I'll have to find the money to fly home on my days off.


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 10:43 pm 
Sorry but it does seem a little bizarre that you are going to work in Paris and will have a problem in paying for "lodgings"?


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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 8:41 am 
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3narf wrote:
I have a family in the UK, and a mortgage. Anything is too much, seeing as I'll have to find the money to fly home on my days off.

Did you not do any research about the costs of living in France before accepting the job ? If you think a campsite is too expensive, you will have a problem finding "warmer accommodation" that is cheaper in the winter.
I am also a little surprised that you signed a contract apparently without having read it (it would have stated very clearly if it was a CDI) - and you say it was in English as well as French ...
If you are struggling to find the money for your accommodation, you may well have to take fewer trips back to the UK.


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
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Yeah, thanks for all the life coaching. I'm not asking for help with reading contracts or working out a budget. Who said I signed the contract without reading it? At least I can read a post before I answer it! :lol:

For those unaware there's A RECESSION ON in the UK so I needed to find work further afield. I expect some are offended by economic migrants trying to do it 'on the cheap.'

As there seems to be a drought on constructive replies I guess I'll look elsewhere.


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3narf wrote:
DaveW wrote:
So, your contract is CDI?

Ce qui? :-\

This gave some of us the impression that perhaps you hadn't read the contract ! Your "Ce qui?" reply made me wonder if you knew what "CDI" meant.

I doubt anyone here would be "offended by economic migrants trying to do it 'on the cheap'". You have been offered several suggestions on this and at least one other thread, all of which appear to be too expensive. So perhaps you need to widen your net a little further - and hopefully you'll find a solution somewhere.


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
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Blaze wrote:
3narf wrote:
DaveW wrote:
So, your contract is CDI?

Ce qui? :-\

This gave some of us the impression that perhaps you hadn't read the contract ! Your "Ce qui?" reply made me wonder if you knew what "CDI" meant.



I don't think that terminology was used but I did read it before I signed it.

Yes, I accept your point about widening the search. The camper van doesn't seem to be an option unless I stay by the roadside...

The pay is good but much less than I was on in the UK (with better security and benefits, though), so I need to keep costs down.

A


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
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It might be worth ringing the marie in some of the areas that interest you as they may know of someone who would allow you to stop on their land.

Otherwise I think that you are more likely to find what you are looking for when you get there because someone with a bit of land to rent is unlikely to have a website.

Good luck

Clare

p.s Just had another thought, try searching for municipal campsites, they tend to be cheaper.


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
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3narf wrote:
................ The camper van doesn't seem to be an option unless I stay by the roadside...

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You need to be careful where you park around Paris or you may find routiers knocking on your door making bizarre demands ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
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:D Also take note of what Pierre Plantée said on another thread. Some areas around CDG are semi-agricultural, so it may be possible to find a farmer/smallholder willing to grant you a spot in a field - they are always happy to grab a few extra euros. Note also that unlike the UK, rented accomodation is both cheaper and more plentiful in the countryside.

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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
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pierrequiroule wrote:
Note also that unlike the UK, rented accomodation is both cheaper and more plentiful in the countryside.


That's interesting, thanks!

I'll have a look around some of those rural areas north of the airport...

I'm not feeling quite as fed up as I was yesterday. The job makes the most sense if we were to move across permanently, or for a year, but it's early days. I'll be able to think more clearly once I'm in France.

There's only so much you can do on a computer!

Thanks, all

A


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Good luck. What will you be doing at CDG?


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Thanks.

I'll be maintaining inflight entertainment (IFE) systems for the world's premier manufacturer & installer of said systems! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
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Godinfan wrote:
3narf wrote:
................ The camper van doesn't seem to be an option unless I stay by the roadside...

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You need to be careful where you park around Paris or you may find routiers knocking on your door making bizarre demands ;)


Maintenant vous etes perdu'd moi! :-\


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I think he's referring to the ladies of the night and their caravans ..... ;))


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:-o Je ne suis PAS perdu any more!


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I suspect these moderators may have muddied the waters a little :D

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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
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Hi folks

I'm still here but not sure for how much longer. With all the taxes I can't get the numbers to add up.

I'm spending my time off seeing the area just to the north of Paris: Luzarches, Chantilly & Ermenonville etc. I usually drive somewhere in the van, have a nap, cook a meal, go for a walk etc then drive back to the staff car park & sleep. Up at 5 to start work.

I can get a shower at work plus use the microwave and call home on the works phone!

All in all it's OK but I need to find a job in the UK really, as I can't afford to go home to my family every weekend. The only way it could possibly work is if we moved over permanently. If we had loads of spare cash we'd possibly give it a go but I just can't see it happening.

A

PS plus- the job is really boring...


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Thanks for the update, 3narf, and good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Seasonal pitch near Paris CDG?
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That does sound tough 3narf. Hope you find a better solution soon! :)

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That does sound tough 3narf. Hope you find a better solution soon! :)


Thanks. Something will come up.


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