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    • Marty999
    • By Marty999 15th May 08, 10:33 AM
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    How much does diesel cost in France?
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    • 15th May 08, 10:33 AM
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    How much does diesel cost in France? 15th May 08 at 10:33 AM
    I am off to France tomorrow and I understand diesel is cheaper over there, so it should be worth travelling nearly empty and filling up on arrival. I just wondered what the current price is?
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    • inspector monkfish
    • By inspector monkfish 15th May 08, 10:39 AM
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    • 15th May 08, 10:39 AM
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    • 15th May 08, 10:39 AM
    I am off to France tomorrow and I understand diesel is cheaper over there, so it should be worth travelling nearly empty and filling up on arrival. I just wondered what the current price is?
    Originally posted by Marty999
    according to this, quite a bit cheaper than uk:

    http://www.aaroadwatch.ie/eupetrolprices/
  • Warrington-Mike
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    • 15th May 08, 10:43 AM
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    • 15th May 08, 10:43 AM
    We went to Nice on a short Break last weekend - and Petrol was 1.55 Euros a Litre! - mind you EVERYTHING in Nice was expensive!
    • inspector monkfish
    • By inspector monkfish 15th May 08, 10:50 AM
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    • 15th May 08, 10:50 AM
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    • 15th May 08, 10:50 AM
    scroll to the bottom....

    http://www.auchancalais.com/shopping_centre.asp
    • Marty999
    • By Marty999 15th May 08, 10:54 AM
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    • 15th May 08, 10:54 AM
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    • 15th May 08, 10:54 AM
    Originally posted by inspector monkfish
    Perfect! Thanks Inspector.
    • inspector monkfish
    • By inspector monkfish 15th May 08, 11:12 AM
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    • 15th May 08, 11:12 AM
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    • 15th May 08, 11:12 AM
    Perfect! Thanks Inspector.
    Originally posted by Marty999
    my pleasure
  • cullin
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    • 15th May 08, 11:42 AM
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    • 15th May 08, 11:42 AM
    Cheaper in Belgium
    • inspector monkfish
    • By inspector monkfish 15th May 08, 12:15 PM
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    • 15th May 08, 12:15 PM
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    • 15th May 08, 12:15 PM
    Cheaper in Belgium
    Originally posted by cullin
    brilliant!
    maybe he could drive through france, to belgium. Fill up there, then come back to France!
  • curtlyb
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    • 15th May 08, 12:18 PM
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    • 15th May 08, 12:18 PM
    brilliant!
    maybe he could drive through france, to belgium. Fill up there, then come back to France!
    Originally posted by inspector monkfish
    ........ .....
    • GlennTheBaker
    • By GlennTheBaker 15th May 08, 5:04 PM
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    Cheaper in the USA too, if you fancy an even longer detour.
    • Victors_Bruvver
    • By Victors_Bruvver 15th May 08, 6:51 PM
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    Here you go, take a look here and you can spend toniight planning your journey through France via the cheapest petrol & diesel.

  • cullin
    When I suggested Belgium Marty it was if you were going to Calais cause cigs & baccy plus fuel Belgium. Less than 1 hour from Calais, wine you buy in France. Have a good trip.
    • pompeyrich
    • By pompeyrich 16th May 08, 8:08 AM
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    Those Auchan prices are nearly 3 weeks old click HERE for up to date Carrefoure petrol/diesel prices. Diesel now 1.373 Euros/litre, exchange rate 1.2 Euros/£ so nearer £1:14, cheaper but not much. Expect fuel to be dearer away from the hypermarkets so probably about the same there.
  • cullin
    Got diesel 1.28euro a ltr Tues Auchan
    • vikingaero
    • By vikingaero 16th May 08, 9:23 AM
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    Diesel isn't as cheap for us Brits as it used to be. When the £ hovvered at 1.40ish it made French fuel much cheaper. But with the £ at 1.20ish the savings are much smaller.
  • cullin
    Quite true vikingaero Tues 1.28.ltr Fri 1.35 ltr Auchan
    • Marty999
    • By Marty999 19th May 08, 10:46 PM
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    Just got back this evening, filled up at a supermarket @ 1.388 Euros per litre. So that works out at about £1.14 per litre. So it's about a 7% saving for me. Thanks to everyone for their input.
  • Christmasshopper
    Could I ask this same question again please? Has anyone been recently?
    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times and I'll smash your face in.
    • pompeyrich
    • By pompeyrich 17th May 09, 2:06 PM
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    Could I ask this same question again please? Has anyone been recently?
    Originally posted by Christmasshopper
    Click the links in the earlier posts to find out the current prices, Victors Bruvvers link seems highly accurate, diesel is gazole, around 0.95 E/Litre
  • nellycat
    I live in the Languedoc, France and pay about 93 cents for a litre of diesel. Supermarkets are the cheapest places, and they can vary by a couple of cents, just like in the UK. Not sure about petrol costs though sorry
    Adele, France and Beyond
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