Off to France

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Scratch
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Off to France

Post by Scratch » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:13 pm

Not long now until our first Bongo trip abroad. Thanks to the advice on here I think I have everything I need. One question (which I am struggling to find an answer to) Can I take butane gas canisters on the Ferry? Just the small ones to use with a small £10 gas cooker?
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Re: Off to France

Post by fatcatlawyer » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:59 pm

In the 20 + years that I have been going to France I have never even been asked if I have gas canisters in my car or on my motorcycle. I cannot think how many campers who traverse the channel without gas on board. Worry not its never been an issue in relation to being on a ferry. I was asked to show my gas cannisters when about to get on the chunnel. That was about eight years ago no issue recently.
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Re: Off to France

Post by briwy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:24 pm

Take plenty as you may struggle to find new ones in France unless they are CampingGaz ones.
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Re: Off to France

Post by fatcatlawyer » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:55 am

Re last post seconded managed to buy two cannisters in a casino hypermarket bit steep at 6 euros though.These were not gaz but generic ones Gaz cannisters were 4 euro each. Also little warning for those using that type of cooker some of the cheaper ones only have 180 grammes whereas the slightly more expensive ones have 220 grammes.
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