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Aires of the Year 2021/ 22


The CampingCar magazine Aire of the Year, 2021 is the municipal aire in Bozouls in Aveyron (12) in Midi-Pyrenees (included in our Best Aires Guide).

The aire in Bozouls is in a large gravel car park on the southern edge of the village, next to open farmland, with spaces having some shade from trees also close to village centre. Euro-Relais service point (2€ coins only) with drainage platform & wifi. A good aire, practical, clean & quiet with level spaces having some shade with adjacent grass areas, petanque pitch & picnic tables nearby. Aire is 400m walk along footpath to village centre. A nice village with reasonable selection of shops, InterMarché & market on Thursday mornings, a footpath also leads to the Bozouls canyon – a natural cirque, (400m wide & 100m deep) around which the village is encircled.

The aires website Campercontact has voted the aire Le Bénardier in Saint-Biez-en-Belin in Sarthe (72) their Best Aire for 2022. With an average vote of 5 out of 5, they are the ‘Motorhome Site of the Year 2022 – France’ in the motorhome stopover category. Owners Corinne and Didier provide a warm welcome for motorhome owners to their small 4 pitch aire. They are very hospitable and helpful and are often mentioned in the reviews whilst visitors can also enjoy the beautifully landscaped garden.

Meanwhile, as for French campsites; The 68 pitch campsite Ocean Breton in Lesconil, Finistere (29) has been voted the Best French Campsite in 2022 by 15,213 families questioned by the booking website; camping and co, out of a selection of more than 3,500 campsites in France and Europe. The winner is therefore a Breton campsite with a 2000 m² water park including multi-slide slides, indoor swimming pools, water fun areas, flowered and landscaped pitches, as well as top-of-the-range accommodation. Each pitch has a 16A electrical terminal with water connection. Motorhomes also have aservice point.

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