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AIRE of the MONTH December, 2023

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Thiaucourt

in Meurthe

et Moselle (54)

All of the aires below are included in the 'Best Aires in France 2023/ 24'

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/ RUBBISH

LOCATION:  SEMI-RURAL    NO. OF SPACES: 10

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: FREE     SERVICES: 2€ ELECTRIC & WATER

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N48.95218 E05.86092

DIRECTIONS:  In town follow signs for 'La Loco' & AIRE.

SITE DESCRIPTION The aire is situated next to the tennis courts in a former campsite, on the west side of this small town, in a large tarmac/ gravel car park, with shade provided by mature trees & lighting at night. There is a Flot Bleu borne with a platform drain & separate point with 4 ehu’s. A quiet, well maintained aire located near to the village hall, being about 600m from the town centre. A pleasant spot, a bit remote but with plenty of spaces on gravel or grass, bordered by large grass areas. Good range of shops/ services & eating places including a small Carrefour.

 

Previous Aire of the Month: Mouilleron St Germain (85)

ADDRESS:  RUE DU PAVE

TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE

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

LOCATION:  SEMI-RURAL    NO. OF SPACES: 25

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 11-13€/ 24 Hrs     SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N46.67153 W00.84527

DIRECTIONS:  Entering village from SOUTH on D89, AIRE is on LEFT.

SITE DESCRIPTION This ‘Camping Village’ aire, run by CampingCarPark, is situated in the former municipal campsite ‘La Pree du Pave’, about 300m south of the village centre close to farmland. Pitches are on gravel/ grass (many shaded) each with 6A ehu & wifi with toilets (open 01/07-30/08). Artisanal service point with drainage platform. Access by automatic barrier, CCP card required. A nice semi-rural location yet close to the village centre & quiet with large pitches. Good toilets/ showers, cleaned daily but only open July & Aug, wifi very poor. Shops in village; boulangerie, grocer, & bar/ eating places. Several walking trails from village.

 

Previous Aire of the Month: Bourret (82)

ADDRESS:  ALLEE DE GARONNE

TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

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

LOCATION:  SEMI-RURAL    NO. OF SPACES: 11

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 8€/ 24 Hrs     SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: 01/04 - 30/10

GPS COORDS: N43.94449 E01.16899

DIRECTIONS: AIRE is next to FOOTBALL PITCH on NORTH side of the village.

SITE DESCRIPTION: A modern purpose built aire with 11 individual parking spaces on grass separated by hedges/ grass verges accessed by a tarmac track - having some shade under mature trees & lit at night. The aire is on the northern edge of the village & in a quiet spot about 200m from the centre. A modern Artisanal borne with platform drain with ehu’s & toilets, access by automatic barrier.

 Superb, clean & quiet with toilets in a former Municipal camping, within a short walk of the Garonne river & the village centre where there is a boulangerie/ superette, cafe & a restaurant. Electric included in price but only 4 sockets for 11 pitche

 

Previous Aire of the Month: ST JEAN-SUR-MAYENNE (53)

ADDRESS:  RUE DU MOULIN

TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

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

LOCATION:  URBAN/ RIVER    NO. OF SPACES: 32

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 11€/ 24 Hrs     SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: 01/04 - 13/11

GPS COORDS: N48.12781 W00.75250

DIRECTIONS: In village, take D162 SOUTH & turn LEFT before BRIDGE to AIRE.

SITE DESCRIPTION: The aire is next to the river in a tarmac parking area just south of the village centre. The location is in the former municipal campsite where there are level spaces on tarmac separated by hedges & grass areas shaded by trees & lit at night. Artisanal service point with drainage platform, toilets & 32 ehu’s.

A well-equipped & maintained aire, facilities include; toilets, hot showers, ehu’s, bbq, covered picnic area, washing-up sinks & handicapped access. The aire is well laid out with grass areas & direct access to the Mayenne river & its tow-path. Nice village but few facilities; tabac/ bar (sells bread) & visiting pizza/ butchers vans (Tues) plus crépes van (Thurs). Fee collected daily by council official. Fishing & boat hire on river. Aire is closed Nov-April.

Previous Aire of the Month: MONTHOU-SUR-CHER (41)

ADDRESS:  ROUTE PLAN D'EAU

TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE

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

LOCATION:  URBAN/ LAKE    NO. OF SPACES: 25

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 12-15€/ 24 Hrs     SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N47.34870 E01.29323

DIRECTIONS: Entering village from WEST on D85, turn LEFT just before RIVER.

SITE DESCRIPTION: CampingCarPark run this ‘Camping Village’ aire, situated in the campsite ‘Les Anguilleuses’, west side of the village & next to a large lake & river. Pitches are on gravel (most shaded) separated by high hedges with 6A ehu & wifi accessed by a tarmac track with toilets/ shower/ sinks (open 01/05-30/09). Euro-Relais service point with drainage platform. Access by automatic barrier, CCP card required.

A pleasant location close to a large leisure lake, 200m from the village centre, quiet with large pitches/ picnic tables but only 19 ehu’s for the 25 pitches & sanitary block only open May till Sept. Restaurant next to camping, grocery shop in village & play area/ fishing adjacent plus cycle tracks.

 

Previous Aire of the Month: Tournay (65)

ADDRESS:  RUE DU GABASTOU

TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE

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

LOCATION:  RURAL/ RIVER    NO. OF SPACES: 45

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 12-14€/ 24 Hrs     SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N43.18774 E00.24165

DIRECTIONS: In village follow signs to ‘Complexe Sportif’ & AIRE

SITE DESCRIPTION: This ‘Camping Village’ aire, run by CampingCarPark, is situated in the former municipal campsite, about 200m north of the village centre & next to the river. Pitches are on grass (most shaded) accessed by a gravel track, lit at night, each has 6A ehu & wifi with toilets/ showers/ sinks (open 15/06-15/09). Artisanal service point with drainage platform. Access by automatic barrier, CCP card required. A pleasant location next to the sports complex/ tennis courts, close to the village centre & quiet with large shaded pitches. Sanitary block well maintained but only open June- Sept., wifi variable. Shops in village (15 min walk via footpath), Tuesday market as well as an open-air swimming pool & a train station (trains to Lourdes or Tarbes).

 

Previous Aire of the Month: Cavaillon (84)

ADDRESS:  AVE BOSCODOMI

TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

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

LOCATION:  RURAL    NO. OF SPACES: 22

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 10-14€/ 24 Hrs     SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N43.821067 E05.03735

DIRECTIONS: In town follow signs for Hippodrome & then CAMPING/ AIRE.

SITE DESCRIPTION: This 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 (although near to the town horse track) 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. Nice old town with a Cathedral & Roman remains.

 

Previous Aire of the Month: Lucon (85)

ADDRESS:  RUE DE LA CLAIRAYE

TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE

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

LOCATION:  RURAL    NO. OF SPACES: 25

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 17€/ 24 Hrs     SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N46.43306 W01.18297

DIRECTIONS: In LUCON, take RUE DU PORT, SOUTH & then RUE CLAIRAYE.

SITE DESCRIPTION: This private aire is located 2kms south of the small town within the 3* Domaine des Guifettes campsite where parking is located in a separate tarmac area with individual spaces separated by hedges & small trees offering some shade. Pitches have individual 16A ehu’s, wifi & there is an artisanal service point with drainage grid.

REVIEW: A quiet, well equipped lakeside aire with access to the campsite facilities (April - Nov): toilets/ showers, laundrette, restaurant, covered swimming pool, jacuzzi, tennis, play area, large lake (with beach & fishing) & mini golf. Dogs & wifi extra. Nice walks/ cycling around the lake.

 

Previous Aire of the Month: Dampiere sur Loire (49)

ADDRESS:  ROUTE DE SAUMUR, D947

TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

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

LOCATION: RURAL/ RIVER    NO. OF SPACES: 75

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 8€/ 24 Hrs     SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: 01/04 - 31/10

GPS COORDS: N47.24116 W0.02262

DIRECTIONS: From WEST take D947 to DAMPIERE & AIRE is on LEFT.

SITE DESCRIPTION: The aire is located in a pleasant, shaded riverside location on the northern side of this small village, about 50m from the village centre. There are ample parking spaces on grass, accessed by a tarmac track & bordered by the river Loire - having good shade under mature trees. UrbaFlux service point & platform drain with a small toilet block adjacent. A pleasant large aire, located in a former Municipal campsite close to the centre of a small rural village. The village has no shops but there is a wine producer (who sells wine direct) & 2 restaurants. Bread van calls each morning as well as a pizza van in the evenings. Council official calls to collect fee. Play area & tennis courts nearby. Loire cycle path adjacent that leads to Saumur (5kms).

 

Previous Aire of the Month: Chenehutte (49)

ADDRESS:  RUE DU BEAUREGARD, D751

TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

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

LOCATION: RURAL/ RIVER    NO. OF SPACES: 20

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: FREE/ 48 Hrs     SERVICES: 4€ WATER or 6Hrs ELECTRIC

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N47.32676 W0.19452

DIRECTIONS: AIRE is located on D751, between Treves & Cunault, next to Loire.

SITE DESCRIPTION: This aire is situated between the hamlets of Cunault & Treves, next to the D751 road in a former campsite with mature trees providing some shade & lighting at night. There are 20 level spaces on grass overlooking the Loire, accessed by a gravel track. The Euro-Relais service point has a drainage platform & electric point. A pleasant aire with walks along the river, some road noise during day but quiet at night. Ground can be quite soft after rain. Aire is a bit remote with no facilities nearby but very tranquil, shops & eating places in Gennes – 3km away.

 

Previous Aire of the Month: Mouilleron (85)

ADDRESS:  RUE DU PAVE

TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE

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

LOCATION: RURAL/ CANAL    NO. OF SPACES: 21

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 11-13€/ 24 Hrs     SERVICES: INCL

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N46.67153 W00.84527

DIRECTIONS: Entering village from SOUTH on D89, AIRE is on LEFT.

SITE DESCRIPTION This ‘Camping Village’ aire, run by CampingCarPark, is situated in the former municipal campsite ‘La Pree du Pave’, about 300m south of the village centre close to farmland. Pitches are on gravel/ grass (many shaded) each with 6A ehu & wifi with toilets (open 01/07-30/08). Artisanal service point with drainage platform. Access by automatic barrier, CCP card required. A nice semi-rural location yet close to the village centre & quiet with large pitches. Good toilets/ showers, cleaned daily but only open July & Aug, wifi very poor. Shops in village; boulangerie, grocer, & bar/ eating places. Several walking trails from village.

 

Previous Aire of the Month: Froncles (52)

ADDRESS:  HALTE NAUTIQUE, CANAL

TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

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

LOCATION: RURAL/ CANAL    NO. OF SPACES: 8

PRICES/ RATES: 

PARKING: 3€/ 24 Hrs     SERVICES: 3.5€ WATER or ELECTRIC

OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

GPS COORDS: N48.30003 E05.15198

DIRECTIONS: From FRONCLES take D253 NORTH & turn RIGHT immediately before BRIDGE, continue 350m along single track lane to AIRE.

SITE DESCRIPTION An aire located on the side of the canal, next to a boat mooring area on the northern edge of Froncles, where there are spaces on tarmac backing onto grass areas & overlooking the canal – some shade & lit at night. The aire has separate ehu’s (2 posts with 4 sockets), toilets, showers, a laundry room as well as an artisanal service point with drainage platform.

 A quiet, modern & well looked after aire next to the Marne canal. The aire has all the amenities, fees are payable at the Clevacances office (closes at 6pm). There are picnic tables, grass areas & a play area. The aire is about 600m from the town centre where there are shops; superette, boulangeries, tabac, newsagent, pharmacy, Poste, bank & restaurants.

 

 

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