AIRE of the MONTH February, 2020
Moulins in Allier (03)
Each month we select an aire that we feel deserves recognition as one of the nicer aires in France & this month's "Aire of the Month" is:
MOULINS in Allier (03)
ADDRESS: CHEMIN DE HALAGE
TEL:04 70 44 14 14 EMAIL:
TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL
FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/ BLACK DRAIN/ ELECTRIC/ RUBBISH
LOCATION: URBAN/ RIVER NO. OF SPACES: 80
PRICES/ RATES: JETONS from MACHINE (by Credit card)
PARKING: 0.1€/HR SERVICES: 2€ WATER or ELECTRIC
OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR GPS COORDS: N46.55832 E03.32453
DIRECTIONS: Entering MOULINS from WEST on D945 – turn RIGHT at R/bout just before river & then take next LEFT to AIRE (signposted).
SITE DESCRIPTION: The Aire of the Month for February, 2020 is the large Aire located on the west bank of the Allier River just across from the city of Moulins in the Allier (03) department of the Auvergne. The aire is in the former municipal camping where there are numerous level pitches on grass accessed by tarmac tracks some shaded & some in the open, all lit at night. A Flot Bleu service point with a drainage platform & hook up points, jetons available from machine at entrance. Parking paid at automatic barrier on exit. This is an excellent & very popular aire, awarded “Aire of the Year 2014”, in the former municipal campsite where there are many quiet, pleasant pitches (most with ehu's) overlooking the Allier river yet only a short level walk across the bridge to the centre of Moulins where there are all the shops, services & eating places that you could need. 3 museums in town, an old “quarter” as well as the cathedral to visit. Aire is well signposted in town. Walks along river & cycle path. Local shops & InterMarche supermarket within 150m of aire.
A Previous Aire of the Month: ST SAUVANT in Vienne (86)
ADDRESS: RUE DU FOUR
TEL: 01 83 64 769 21 EMAIL:
TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE
FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN/ ELECTRIC/ RUBBISH/ WIFI
LOCATION: SEMI-RURAL NO. OF SPACES: 16
PRICES/ RATES: CREDIT CARD, PARKING: 10€/ 24HRS SERVICES: INCL
OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR GPS COORDS: N46.35964 E00.05026
DIRECTIONS: Entering town from West on D29, AIRE is on RIGHT as you enter town, close to the water tower.
SITE DESCRIPTION: The Aire of the Month for January, 2020 is the private aire in St Sauvant in Vienne (86), Poitou Charente. The aire is run by CampingCarPark & is located in the former municipal campsite, within 500m of the little town centre where a small selection of shops can be found. The 16 individual pitches are on grass, bordered by hedges, accessed by a gravel track, with a little shade & lighting at night. Artisanal service point with drainage platform & wifi/ ehu's on each pitch.
This is a very good aire within the former Municipal Camping which is located on the west side of the town. Quiet spot with swimming pool adjacent. 16 large pitches each with ehu & wifi. Small range of shops & a restaurant in town. Large forest to the east of the town with walks, play area & picnic tables.
A Previous Aire of the Month : SEVREMONT in Vendee (85)
ADDRESS: RUE DES PONTS, LA POMMERAIE SUR SEVRE
TEL: 02 51 57 22 19
TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL
FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN/ TOILETS
LOCATION: RURAL NO. OF SPACES: 12
PRICES/ RATES: PARKING: FREE SERVICES: FREE
OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR
GPS COORDS: N46.83785 W00.77477
DIRECTIONS: In LA POMMERAIE, take D43 NORTH & AIRE is on LEFT as you leave village.
SITE DESCRIPTION: The Aire of the Month for December, 2019 is the municipal aire in Sevremont in the Vendee (85). The aire is in a small gravel/ grass parking area, a former campsite, with 12 spaces, bordered by grass areas with good shade, lit at night & near to the river, about 150 m north of the large village centre of La Pommeraie. The village has a few shops & a restaurant. There is an artisanal borne with a platform drain, water & toilets.
A nice basic aire with free services & parking, a short walk into the village & close to a fishing river. Quiet spot in a former municipal campsite next to a park area with picnic tables.
A Previous Aire of the Month: SURZUR in Morbihan (56)
ADDRESS: ALLEE DU PETIT TRAIN
TEL: 02.97.42 12 52 EMAIL: mairie@ surzur.fr
TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE
FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN/ ELECTRIC/ RUBBISH
LOCATION: URBAN NO. OF SPACES: 43
PRICES/ RATES: CREDIT CARD PARKING: 8-12€ / 24 Hrs SERVICES: INCL
OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR GPS COORDS: N47.58313 W02.63285
DIRECTIONS: In SURZUR follow signs for AIRE.
SITE DESCRIPTION: The Aire of the Month for November, 2019 is in Surzur, Morbihan (56) in Brittany & is also the Aire of the Year, 2019. It is in a nice location, a former municipal camping, which is 600m north of the town centre. Parking is in a large wooded area with good shade & lit at night, 17 of the pitches are on hard standing & 25 on grass with some larger spaces for long vehicles. Access is via automatic barrier. AireServices borne with platform drain, electric hook-ups, laundrette & rubbish bin.
Very enjoyable place, quiet, well laid out & maintained with large spaces separated by hedges each with ehu & access to a free laundrette with tourist info. Close to the Gulf de Morbihan with a supermarket, boulangerie, pharmacy, butcher & Poste in town. Play area & sports ground within 200m. This aire was named Aire of the Year 2019 by CampingCar magazine - see video below (in French).