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Other Aires in France 2007

Here is a list of aires we passed during our European trip in May and June 2007, but didn't stay there overnight for various reasons eg wrong time of day or didn't like the location.

Aires are listed by department number

FRANCE - aires we passed


09 Castelnau- Durban
town centre 
 N43 00 00, E01 20 25
service point 2€ coin in carpark next to public wc possibly cars parked so  difficult to access, parking adjacent under trees in village centre but busy main road 
11 Carcassonne
Rue Gustave Nadaud
 N43 12 29, E02 21 59
signposted camping car parking at Cité 10€ to raise entrance barrier even if only parking for one hour! Free Flot Bleu borne
11 Quillan
La Gare
 N42 52 27, E02 10 57
aire in carpark off main road next to disused? railway station and coach park
16 Massignac
centre ville
 N45 46 47, E00 39 15
free service point and parking beside church across road from Maison des Lacs de Haute Charente tourist office
17 Boyardville,
Île d'Oleron

Avenue de la Plage
 N45 58 08, W-01 14 16
popular aire level tarmac with borne and wc on quayside - parking charges 2€ in afternoon and 5€ overnight
17 Fouras 
Avenue Philippe Jannet
 N45 58 54, W-01 05 13
One aire was closed but passed aire by sea front. No overnight parking of motorhomes at Point de Fumee carpark
17 La Rochelle 1
Avenue Michel Crepeau
 N46 09 04, W-01 09 30
Service borne in small layby on main road at Minimes Marina opposite campsite (closed until June) didn't find parking area despite several circuits of Marina area There is designated  mh parking in the large Park and ride carpark off Avenue Jean Moulin but is often full with travellers' vans
17 La Rochelle 2
Parc Charruyer
 N46 09 58, W-01 09 16
Motorhome parking and service point in very busy car park 500 metres N of town centre next to park 
17 St Trojan les Bains
Île d'Oleron

Boulevard de la Plage
 N45 50 41, W-01 12 33
Motorhome parking behind tourist information office at town entrance roundabout (other carparks have height barriers), ; not certain if overnight parking allowed, borne at other end of town apparently on route de la Plage de Gatseau
24 Domme
 N44 48 03, E01 13 18
Camping-car and coach parking  clearly signposted from main roads to hilltop town, borne and about 30 parking marked places some used by cars, slightly sloping; about 500metres from centre
24 La Roque Gageac
 N44 49 30, E01 11 01
signposted level gravel aire in town centre by river about 20 places parking 2€ day 5€ overnight, Raclet borne 2€ coins, very busy
24 Brantôme
Chemin du Vert Galand
 N45 21 41, E00 38 53
large grass free parking area behind park by river, no services, possibly muddy; service borne at Shopy supermarket nearby also an aire at Font Vendome a motorhome dealers by the roundabout at North end of the bypass
31 Revel
Chemin de la Pergue
 N43 27 14, E 02 00 59
service borne jeton outside municipal campsite with limited parking on grass verge,
37 Azay le Rideau
Rue du Stade
 N47 15 34, E00 28 12

aire at entrance to La Sabot campsite level tarmac about 20 places borne 5€ jeton from campsite bureau
37 Villaines-les-Rochers
Rue des Ecoles
 N47 13 16, E00 29 44
free service point near mairie and parking in village carpark
40 Biscarosse Plage
Rue des Viviers
 N44 27 24, W-01 14 28

large aire in woods to north of town with service point 7€ per night signs
40 Biscarosse town
Avenue Laouadie
 N44 24 38, W-01 10 05
Motorhome parking area to side of E Leclerc supermarket and free borne, apparently overnight parking allowed
40 Gastes
Avenue du Lac
 N44 19 44, W-01 08 56
level grass aire with some trees next to lake in woods parking 6.50€
40 Mimizan Plage
Rue des Lacs
 N44 12 17, W-01 17 50
large level aire behind sand dunes at southern sedge of uninspiring town (when wet and windy and out of season!) some electric hook-ups, many motorhomes appeared to be longtermers
49 Bouchemaine
Rue Chevrière
 N47 25 08, W-00 36 40
large aire gravel and grass beside Loire SW of Angers service points and wc
64 Biarritz
Avenue de la Milady
 N43 27 58, W-01 34 18
tarmac aire at Milady to south of town with borne and electric hookups some longterm parked motorhomes, about one mile from town centre
64 Les Eaux-Chaudes
Road D934
 N42 57 07, W-00 26 25
borne in small layby beside main road from Spain via Col de Portalet didn't see space to park overnight possibly parking elsewhere in village
64 Artouste-Fabrèges
Road D431
 N42 52 04, W-00 23 39
several motorhomes parked during day on gravel areas and tarmac car park overlooking lake, didn't find borne (possibly in coach parking) 
64 Hendaye
Rue d'Ansoenia
 N43 22 13' W-01 45 53
Unable to find this aire - next to Hendaye Plage station, road was being dug up, no motorhome parking on sea front (officially - but lots of surfers' campervans)
64 St Jean de Luz
Pont Charles de Gaulle
 N43 23 07, W-01 39 46
parking area next to very busy main road and railway line entering Ciboure district on S of road immediately before bridge over river
64 Sare
N43 18 49, W-01 34 37
gravel parking area with waste drain and water tap on NE edge of picturesque Basque village
65 Lourdes
Boulevard du Lapacca
 N43 05 54, W-00 02 31
parking area just before coach park wc adjacent we parked there for day visit no charge
66 Port Vendres
Route de la Jetée
 N42 31 04, E03 06 49
aire in trees behind industrial area by harbour near Spanish border, service borne parking overnight 5€?
Possibly closed 2009
66 Saillagouse
Rue des Sports
 N42 27 28, E02 02 15
aire in small carpark across main road from Hotel de Ville Flot Bleu jetons 2€?. amazing statues in town centre
79 L'Absie
Place du Champ de Foire
 N46 37 59, W-00 34 39
Service borne in town centre carpark (sloping) no other vans there and very open.
79 Arçais
Rue du Coursault
 N46 17 43, W-0 41 22
overnight parking and borne behind car park which we couldn't find (on foot) daytime parking permitted outside campsite to NW of town 
79 Coulon
Rue André Cramois
 N46 19 17, W-00 35 23
Popular aire level grass and gravel on western edge of town in Marais Poitivin area, service point free 5€ overnight parking fee. 
79 La Forêt-sur-Sèvre
Rue de Beauchêne
 N46 46 32, W-00 38 44
aire with grass and hardstandings but with height barrier - key code available from local shops but we were there on a Sunday! one old Mercedes motorhome parked there- drove on to Vernoux en Gâtine
81 Le Ségur
Mairie & Maison du Temps Libre
 N44 06 32, E02 03 31
service point beside mairie and hall N off main road in small village 6km NW of Monestiés, possible parking area behind hall

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