Aires in or around La Rochelle

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  1. gailsunnymeed

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    Hi everyone we are on our first trip to France can anyone recommend an aire in or around La Rochelle and has anyone used Rue Des Jars ? From the map it looks like an aire at a retail park
    Gail and Karen
     
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    Greetings,

    I'm going to have to go to Specsavers.

    I read this thread as "Aires, in or around Rochdale" :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Probably because I've just been on the BCSManchester website:Doh:
     
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    We stayed at the park and ride Aire in La Rochelle a couple of years back, it cost about €10 a night this also included free bus travel to town and free water taxi across the harbour I. Town. I'm sure other discounts could be used can't remember what though.
     
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    There is an aire actually at La Rochelle, I understand the price includes free bus tickets into La Rochelle itself. We've never been there, but have been to the one at Aitre. There is a huge hypermarche on the main road, then you just go towards the coast, and the aire is just before the beach!

    Kite-surfing beach.
     
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    Last year we stayed at Angoulins for a night. It was pretty busy wiith limited facilities in March but free.
    We cycled into La Rochelle where we found lots of MHs camped on the new marina, I'm not sure what their official status was.
     
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    I stayed there in April on the way back from Spain, there is a huge car park at the new marina with very few cars on it, but a few motorhomes overnighting, but if you follow the road around the marina, there actually is a free aire for 30 + units ( marked area's ),usually full !, but others, including me parked adjacent, which is normal car parking, but seems to be accepted as " overflow " from the aire,
    Nice spot . . . .marina on one side of the road, beach on the other, plenty of eateries etc,

    :thumb: :drink::drink:
     
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    In La Rochelle: Avenue Jean Moulin Park & Relais (Ride), for 10.50 Euros you get a return bus ticket to the town centre for up to 6 people and free access to their service point (including water top up). I'm led to believe you can't enter the parking area on a Sunday but can leave.

    On arrival you take a ticket at the barrier, park up with the other MHs (grassy area, loads of space), then go to the reception booth with your registration number (numero de matriculation in French) which I usually write on a bit of paper, and pay for however many nights stay you want. You'll be given your bus ticket, and your entry ticket will be marked to get you out the exit barrier when you leave.

    There used to be a bit of overnight noise there from the nearby station's platform announcements but that seems to have been toned down - we use it a lot and were there in April.

    Further afield there are a number of aires on the Ile de Re (16 Euro Toll on the bridge) including Rivedoux-Plage, Saint Martin de Re (also a municipal camping next to the aire), Bois Plage en Re (one free aire and another opposite attached to a campsite), Saint Clement des Baleines and another small one right up at the far tip of the island who's name escapes me.
     
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    Good tip on the marina aire lovely quiet night lots of MH's great views we took the bus de mar (with the dogs) into La Rochelle enjoying the day
    Gail and Karen
     

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    we stayed at Aytre plage last week and Les Minimees marina has an aire,and ferry or bus to town
     
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