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AIRE of the MONTH   April, 2020

La Contentin in Cotes d'Armor, Brittany

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:

Aire of the Month:   LA CONTENTIN in Cotes d'Armor (22)

ADDRESS: RUE DES BASSIERES, OFF D59

TEL: 02 98 53 75 85

EMAIL: contact@aireparkreservation.com

TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE

FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN/ ELECTRIC/ RUBBISH

LOCATION: RURAL/ COAST     NO. OF SPACES: 30

PRICES/ RATES: CREDIT CARD

PARKING: 10€/ 24 HRS     SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: APRIL-NOV.

GPS COORDS: N48.54828 W02.59711

DIRECTIONS: From PLANGUENOUAL take D59 NORTH bear RIGHT to AIRE at ST MARC.

SITE DESCRIPTION This private aire managed by AireParkReservation is located in the former Municipal campsite where there are 30 level spaces on grass with ehu’s, separated by high hedges & accessed by a tarmac track. Aire is on south side of this small coastal village close to walks & 400m from the coast. Lighting at night with shade in places. Access is via an automatic barrier (credit card) with an AireServices service point & platform drain. A very pleasant conversion of a campsite into an aire, well maintained, quiet with good walks & nice surroundings. Possible to reserve a space online at aireparkreservation.com.

 

Aire of the Month:   SEDAN in Ardennes (08)

ADDRESS: BVD FAUBERT

TEL: 01 83 64 69 21

EMAIL: contact@campingcarpark.com

TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE

FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN/ ELECTRIC/ WIFI/ RUBBISH

LOCATION: SEMI-URBAN/ RIVER NO. OF SPACES: 20

PRICES/ RATES: CREDIT/ CCP CARD

PARKING: 14€/ 24 HRS    SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N49.69870 E04.93807

DIRECTIONS: From WEST take D8043 into SEDAN, cross river & turn RIGHT into Bvd Faubert & AIRE.

SITE DESCRIPTION The private aire in a former campsite, run by the Camping Car Parks company, is located close to the centre of Sedan on an island in the Meuse river, with parking on grass/ gravel pitches with lighting & reasonable shade – in a semi-rural location bordered by the river. There are 20 spaces with 20 ehu’s and wifi, the aire is convenient for the town, being 400m from the centre & 1.5km from the chateau. The aire is bordered by grassy areas & has a Euro-Relais service point with a drainage platform. Access is via an automatic barrier operated by the CampingCarPark membership card topped up by credit card . A pleasanrt, quiet riverside location with shade in places & close to the cycle tracks along the Meuse. Market in town on Wed & Sat.

A Previous Aire of the Month:   MOULINS in Allier (03)

ADDRESS:            CHEMIN DE HALAGE

TEL:04 70 44 14 14   EMAIL: bienvenue@pays-bourbon.com

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: contact@campingcarpark.com

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).