AIRE of the MONTH  December, 2021

Thiaucourt

in Meurthe

et Moselle

(54)

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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: Thiaucourt (54)

ADDRESS:  RUE DU STADE

TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

FACILITIES: WATER /GREY & BLACK DRAIN/ ELECTRIC

LOCATION: SEMI-RURAL    NO. OF SPACES: 10

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: FREE        SERVICES: 2€ WATER or ELECTRIC

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N48.95198 E05.86092

DIRECTIONS: Take D958/ D3 NORTH to THIAUCOURT. As you enter town, turn LEFT before bridge & keep bearing RIGHT for 400m to AIRE next to tennis courts.

SITE DESCRIPTION: The aire in Thiaucourt is situated next to the tennis courts in the sports centre of this small town (accessed directly off the access road) in a tarmac/ gravel car park, with shade provided by mature trees & lighting at night. There is a Flot Bleu borne with a platform drain – very practical & separate electricity hook up point.

A very quiet, well maintained & simple aire located south of the town, next to the former campsite, being about 600m to the shops, etc. A pleasant spot next to the sports area but not signposted. Plenty of spaces bordered by grass areas. Good range of shops/ services & eating places including a small Carrefour.

 

Previous Aire of the Month: Pont du Fosse (05)

ADDRESS:  Le Chatelet, off D944

TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE

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

LOCATION: RURAL /RIVER    NO. OF SPACES: 49

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 11€/ 24 Hrs        SERVICES: INCL.

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N44.66785 E06.23487

DIRECTIONS: From EAST take D944 to PONT DU FOSSE, AIRE is 200m before village on LEFT.

SITE DESCRIPTION: This is a ‘Camping Village’ aire run by CampingCarPark in a riverside location

situated on the east side of the village alongside the river Drac. Access via automatic barrier, CCP card required. Euro-Relais service point with drainage platform. Pitches are on grass, level, with shade in places, each with 6A ehu & wifi but no lighting, good views. Village is about 300m from aire via a footpath alongside river. A very large, excellent aire in a wooded location, quiet with good facilities – picnic tables, bbq, boules pitch, ehu’s & services. Shaded pitches on grass accessed by a gravel track. Pitches not marked - so not well organised, ground liable to flooding in wet weather. Short walk into nice village where there are a few small shops, bank, Poste plus restaurants/ pizzeria.

 

Previous Aire of the Month: Souppes sur Loing (77)

ADDRESS:  Chemin des Mariniers

TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE

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

LOCATION: SEMI-URBAN /RIVER    NO. OF SPACES: 49

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 13-14€/ 24 Hrs        SERVICES: INCL.

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N48.17971 E02.73022

DIRECTIONS: From SOUTH take D607 to SOUPPES, then 1st LEFT & follow ‘Camping’ signs to AIRE..

SITE DESCRIPTION: This is a ‘Camping Village’ aire run by CampingCarPark in a riverside location on the south side of the village. This former municipal campsite has 49 pitches, with a gravel access track, separated by hedges, bordered by grass areas & with trees offering shade, parking is on grass. Access by automatic barrier, CCP card required. Artisanal service point with a platform drain, ehu’s, toilets, showers, washing-up sinks & wifi. A pleasant, quiet aire located, next to the river, canal & a lake, with toilets/ showers (open 01/04 – 30/09) with 48 ehu’s for 49 pitches. 400m from the centre of this small village where there are a few shops as well as a leisure area (500m) with swimming, fishing, canoes & pedaloes on a lake. Good shaded parking with plenty of room. Nearby green lane along the river.

 

Previous Aire of the Month: Chateau Larcher (86)

ADDRESS:  Off D88

TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

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

LOCATION: SEMI-RURAL      NO. OF SPACES: 15

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 6€/ 24 Hrs        SERVICES: INCL.

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N46.41470 E00.31547

DIRECTIONS: From the village take D88 south for 500m, then LEFT to AIRE.

SITE DESCRIPTION: The aire is located, south of the quaint village, in the former village campsite where there are 12 spaces with ehu’s on hard standing reserved for motorhomes in enclosed grounds. The spaces are bordered by grass areas & shaded by mature trees, close to a large lake & next to the village football pitch. Artisanal service point with drainage grid. The aire is in a beautiful green setting, overlooked by the ruins of the chateau, reserved shaded spaces on hard standing with picnic tables & boulangerie van calls in morning. Aire is start point for walks/ cycling in the area. Parking fee collected by council official in pm.

 

Previous Aire of the Month: Bouere (53)

ADDRESS:  RUE DE SCENCIES D14

TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

FACILITIES: WATER /GREY & BLACK DRAIN

LOCATION: EMI-RURAL      NO. OF SPACES: 15

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: FREE         SERVICES: 2€ WATER or ELECTRIC

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N47.86333 W00.47611

DIRECTIONS: AIRE is near to the village centre, off D14, opposite BAR/TABAC (signposted).

SITE DESCRIPTION: This municipal aire is located on the site of the former municipal campsite, on the eastern side of the village – about 150m from the centre. The pitches are well laid out in pairs on grass, separated by high hedges & some having shade under mature trees. Euro-Relais service point with drainage platform. Jetons from shops or Mairie.

 An excellent address, nice pitches with picnic tables, bbq, quiet yet close to the village centre, only 100m from a large 1.5ha lake with fishing, park & good walks nearby. Shops in the village include a boulangerie, grocer & a café/tabac/bar, there is also a 12th C church, a listed cemetery & some old industrial workings.

Previous 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.

Previous Aire of the Month: Cavaillon (84)

ADDRESS:  Ave Boscodomini

TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

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

LOCATION: SEMI-URBAN     NO. OF SPACES: 22

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 11-16€/ 24 Hrs        SERVICES: INCL.

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N43.821067 E05.03735‎

DIRECTIONS: Follow signs for HIPPODROME/ CAMPING to AIRE.

SITE DESCRIPTION: The aire, managed by AireParkReservation, is in a large parking area with individual spaces on grass/ concrete, lighting & shade in places - located next to the campsite, to the south of town. Pitches have ehu’s, water, wifi & hedges on each space – maintained by the APR company. The aire is about 1.5km from the town centre but also close to the Durance river. AireServices service point with drainage platform. Can reserve online. A good aire for this part of France, quiet with good services (22 spaces but only 17 ehu’s) - a reasonable range of shops in town plus several restaurants with an InterMarche supermarket near to the aire & a Monday market. Near to the town racetrack. Nice old town with a cathedral & Roman remains.