AIRE of the MONTH   June, 2021

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Villefranche sur Saone

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Rhone (69)

All of the aires below are included in the 'Best Aires in France 2021/ 22'

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  :

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Aire of the Month: Villefranche sur Saone (69)

ADDRESS:  ROUTE DE RIOTTIER

TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE

FACILITIES: WATER /GREY & BLACK DRAIN /  ELECTRIC/ WIFI/ TOILETS

LOCATION: URBAN/ RIVER      NO. OF SPACES: 128

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 14€ /24HRS         SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N45.97253 E04.75207

DIRECTIONS: Exit A6 @ Jcn 31.2 & take D306 East - AIRE is on RIGHT just before river.

SITE DESCRIPTION: This very large ‘Camping Village’ aire is located on the south western edge of town, next to the Saone river, managed by the Campingcarpark company & is in a large grass former campsite in a residential area of the town with farmland to the south. Good shade & lit at night, access is via an automatic barrier, CCP card required. It is not too close to the town centre (1Km) & its shops, lying to the SE of the town centre. Euro-Relais service point with drainage platform. Large pitches, with tarmac access track, each with individual 6A ehu’s & wifi. Quiet spot but not very handy for town, next to the river & a lake with beach, seasonal restaurant nearby & Lidl within 1/2km. Large parking spaces (80m2) with shade under trees. 

 

Previous Aire of the Month: Mortagne sur Gironde (17)

ADDRESS:  QUAI DES PECHEURS

TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

FACILITIES: WATER /GREY & BLACK DRAIN /  ELECTRIC/ WIFI/ TOILETS

LOCATION: SEMI-RURAL/ RIVER      NO. OF SPACES: 70

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 10€ /24HRS         SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N45.47612 W00.79474

DIRECTIONS: In town take D6 (Rue de l'Estuaire) to PORT & AIRE is 3rd RIGHT

SITE DESCRIPTION: 

The aire is in a pleasant location on the Port quayside, with spaces being on grass – accessed by a tarmac road & having open countryside on one side (behind the parking) & the quay on the other. Parking is level but most spots have little shade & exposed to the elements in bad weather. Each pitch has a hook up & the tariff includes water + electric. Aire is about 500m from the centre of town, but there are some shops & restaurants nearby as well as a postcard museum. Artisanal service point with drainage platform. A top of the range aire (busy in summer) in a lovely spot. Quiet at night, long lead required for some pitches, basic borne (located behind the Harbourmasters office) but no rubbish bins. Showers & toilets in yacht marina. Epicerie next to Aire. Pay at ticket machine. Former winner of ‘Aire of the Year’.

 

Previous Aire of the Month: St Malo (35)

ADDRESS:  D201, ROTHENEUF

TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

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

LOCATION: SEMI-URBAN      NO. OF SPACES: 120

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 9-13€ /24HRS         SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N48.68071 W01.96282

DIRECTIONS: Entering town on D201 from EAST, AIRE is on LEFT as you enter the village of ROTHENEUF, (signposted ‘Les Ilots’)

SITE DESCRIPTION: 

The aire is in a very large former campsite on the eastern edge of town, shade in places & lighting with large pitches on grass accessed by a tarmac track. The aire is about 2km from the old town, but there is a shuttle bus (No.8) from the aire into town. The aire is quiet & 50m from the large beach ‘du Havre’. It has a Euro-Relais borne with large drainage platform, ehu’s & wifi. Shops within walking distance as well as the rock sculpture gardens & St Malo is a very nice old town with good shops, cathedral, old fort, museum & ramparts. Pitches can become quite soft/ muddy in wet weather.

 

Previous Aire of the Month: Mont de Marsan (40)

ADDRESS:  AVE DE VILLENEUVE

TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

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

LOCATION: SEMI-RURAL      NO. OF SPACES: 45

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 6-9€ /24HRS         SERVICES: 1€ WATER or ELECTRIC

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N43.88998 W00.475660

DIRECTIONS: Entering town from EAST on D1, AIRE is signposted on RIGHT

SITE DESCRIPTION: 

The aire is 900m east of the town centre, in a large wooded parking area with spaces on grass, lit at night & having shade. A pleasant location with access via an automatic barrier operated by credit card, a tarmac track accesses the parking spaces. UrbaFlux service point & double drainage platform with ehu’s. Quiet, shaded spots in a former campsite, level walk to town centre where there is a good range of shops/ services. Bbq, childrens play area & wifi on site. Animal Park adjacent. Good level cycle track that goes into town, bus stop 50m away. Well signposted in town.

 

Previous Aire of the Month: La Roche de Glun in Drome (26)

ADDRESS:  OFF RUE DE CRUSSOL

TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE

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

LOCATION: SEMI-URBAN      NO. OF SPACES: 38

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 13€ /24HRS         SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N45.00899 E04.84616

DIRECTIONS: From RIEUX follow signs for 'PISCINE & AIRE'.

SITE DESCRIPTION: This private aire, run by CampingCarPark, is located 400m south of the centre of La Roche, in the former municipal campsite. Good shade & lit at night, access is via an automatic barrier operated by a CCP card. Flot Bleu service point with drainage platform, the 38 level, gravel pitches all have access to ehu’s & wifi. Nice, quiet spot on the edge of this small town, 200m from the Rhone river & a short walk to the shops (boulangerie, bar/ tabac & a superette), swimming pool & pizzeria adjacent (seasonal). Large 35m2 spaces on gravel separated by grass spaces with mature trees.

Previous Aire of the Month: Rieux in Haute-Garonne (31)

ADDRESS:  OFF ROUTE PLAN D'EAU

TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE

FACILITIES: WATER /GREY & BLACK DRAIN /  ELECTRIC/ WIFI/ TOILETS

LOCATION: RURAL/ RIVER      NO. OF SPACES: 12

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 12€ /24HRS         SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N43.26915 E01.17838

DIRECTIONS: From RIEUX follow signs for 'PISCINE & AIRE'.

SITE DESCRIPTION: This aire, run by CampingCarPark, is next to the town leisure area & swimming pool, in a small tarmac/ gravel parking area, lit at night with shade provided by trees & adjacent grass areas. The aire is accessed by automatic barrier (membership of CCP required) & is located about 2 km north of the town centre & shops. Artisanal service point with ehu’s, wifi & drainage platform, modern toilet block adjacent.

This is one of CCP’s smallest aires but probably one of their best. Very quiet location with plenty of spaces, good facilities/ services, 50m from the river & backing onto a wood. but quite remote from the town. Toilet block with showers. Swimming pool (indoor & outdoor), leisure area & Municipal camping (01/04 – 31/10) adjacent with 66 spaces overlooking the Garonne river.