/ Font trip - transport

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John Aisthorpe - on 17 Nov 2016
We are planning a Bouldering trip to Font in may for 15 people (part of a climbing club). We are thinking to fly from Edinburgh to Paris or, if possible, take a minibus (maybe a bit of both and pick some up at the airport in Paris). Im not sure if we are allowed to take a hire minibus abroad or even drive one on our licenses. While we are there we were planning to stay in a gite (a few of us may camp if there's not enough room). If anyone has any info it would be much appreciated! especially on travel when we get there?
James Gilbert on 18 Nov 2016
In reply to John Aisthorpe:

In France the largest minibus you can drive with an ordinary licence is a 9-seater, it shouldn't make any difference if it's a UK licence. I'd imagine the car hire places at the airport can provide a minibus, but it won't be cheap...
Si dH - on 18 Nov 2016
In reply to John Aisthorpe:

Take two minibuses so you can fit pads in the spare half of the second one?
You certainly need to allow room for lots of pads if there are 15 of you going.
In reply to John Aisthorpe:

If it's a university club, you're not usually allowed to take minibuses out of the UK. I'd check that first.
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John Aisthorpe - on 29 Nov 2016
In reply to John Aisthorpe:

Thanks for the tips! We are booking ten flights and the other 5 of us are planning to take a 15/16 seat minibus from Edinburgh with a bunch of bouldering mats in. The plan is to take a cheap ferry at 2am. One of us is 22 and is planning to do his D1 test before we go so he can drive the minibus in france (if we cant get insurance through Uni it might be quite pricey). Found a Place on Airbnb that is big enough but is quite pricey(16 of us need accomodation- a few of us are happy to camp).

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