Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lincolnshire or La Garde Freinet
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Firstly I would never refer to them as a site, most are just a corner of a yard, area of grass in the corner of a field or the car park even less commercial than a CL in the UK.
Very often they will have a WC for the customers at their shop, vineyard or whatever, some are available only during opening hours other 24hr.
Most have an outside tap but few will have anywhere to empty but this isn't a problem as Aire de Service are located all over and most towns and large villages will have one.
I always offer my card but no one has ever looked at it but the sticker in the window is easy to see.
I am sure they wouldn't turn you away if you were not a member but for not much over £20 why wouldn't you join to keep the system going and without the book you would be lucky to find most.
Well worth the joining fee just for the people you meet, a great way to try nice wines, good food and improve your French.