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  • Legoman
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    We were over about 6 weeks ago & motorway prices were around 1.45 to 1.50 euros/litre, supermarkets more like 1.26 to 1.30.

    I’m currently paying about £1.35 here (local Asda), so it’s a bit cheaper in France.

    jon1973
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    Was out there a few weeks ago, in town the cheapest I saw was 1.28 euro, on the motorways it’s closer to 1.45 euro +

    I personally always fill up before I leave the UK, and fill up in France when I can, as you don’t seem to get as many petrol stations over there as you do over here.

    boblo
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    I’m daaan France now. Just filled up at €1.30 per litre at the supermarche. Just cheaper than the UK.

    ocrider
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    Thats what I’m just about to do, Boblo.
    €1.29 the litre at the local Carrefour pumps

    PSA for you holiday people looking to compare fuel prices on your route through France http://www.zagaz.com/index.php

    Edukator
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    On one trip home I ran the tank nearly dry in the UK knowing that I could fill up a few km from the port in Belgium. The Seacat was late and the 24h machine on the pump wouldn’t accept my French credit card. I drove back to the port to ask if there was another petrol station. The man took a 10l bucket, disappeared into the depths of the Seacat and reappeared with an unusually colourful liquid that took us as far as the first motorway services.

    Diesel is always cheap in France, our government has enough trouble with people buying cigarettes over the border. If diesel were more expensive the loss in tax revenue from long-distance trucks would be huge.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Getting on a ferry tonight.
    Tia

    B.A.Nana
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    wow Lux’brg is cheap, fill all your buckets, saucepans and washing up bowl there

    Premier Icon pictonroad
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    I played the diesel is cheaper game on the way to Le Mans last week, VERY nearly had to camp at a closed service station after a ferry delay scupperd plans to fill in Calais. Made it with the needle under empty.. Make sure the money saved is worth the bum clenching…

    Just filled up at €1.30 per litre at the supermarche. Just cheaper than the UK.

    that’s £1.11 a litre. Diesel round here is £1.38, so more than “just” cheaper (though not worth running dry over). If a station started selling for £1.11 in these parts there would be chaos!

    Last year the exchange rate was more favourable, filling my Alhambra (70 litre tank) on the way home from Verbier at a french supermarket saved me nearly 30 quid. Avoid autoroute fuel, if your’e passing a town there will usually be a supermarket within a couple of minutes of an exit.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    Cheers guys.

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