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  1. david and ann

    david and ann Read Only Funster

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    hola
    does anyone know of a good (and open) aire near or in Carcassonne. I'm looking to visit early September.
    Many thanks in anticipation of any help you can give.:thumb:
     
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    Hi I hope this helps

    Aire: CARCASSONNE

    ADDRESS: RUE GUSTAV NADAUD, OFF N113
    TEL: 04 68 10 24 30 (OT) FAX: 04 68 10 24 38
    EMAIL: accueil@carcassonne-tourisme.com
    TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN/ TOILETS/ RUBBISH
    LOCATION: URBAN NO. OF SPACES: 50

    PRICES/ RATES:
    PARKING: 10€/ 24HRS SERVICES: INCL
    OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR
    GPS COORDS: N43.20901 E02.36595
    DIRECTIONS: From the EAST take N113 into city, continue over roundabout & bear LEFT into RUE TRIVALLE as you approach the CITE walls. PARKING & AIRE are 200m on LEFT.
    SITE DESCRIPTION The aire is in a large tarmac car park on the east side of the river, on the north side of the walls of the old "Cite" where the parking has marked spaces but only a little shade around the edges under trees. The parking is about 1/2km from St Louis, right underneath the old city walls. Flot Bleu service point & toilets adjacent.
    The town is divided into two, quite separate parts, the Cité occupies a plateau on the right bank of the Aude & the bastide of St Louis is on the other side. The old city has 52 towers and 2 concentric enclosures that add up to a total of 3 km of ramparts. Other sights to see are St Nazarius Basilica, the Canal Du Midi, museums and the Bastide of St Louis on the other side of the river.
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    2007 A good location for visiting Carcassonne -- right outside the city walls & not too far across the river to the bastide. Slight slope on car park & not much shade but quite quiet in the evenings. Best to arrive before 5.00pm in the summer as it is quite a popular spot.
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    Hi or you could try this one
    Aire: TREBES

    ADDRESS: NEXT TO CANAL DU MIDI - CLOSED AT PRESENT (2009), AVE PIERRE CURIE
    TEL: 04 68 78 60 89 FAX: 04 68 78 87 23
    EMAIL: mairie.trebes@wanadoo.fr
    TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/ BLACK DRAIN / ELECTRIC / TOILETS
    LOCATION: URBAN NO. OF SPACES: 10

    PRICES/ RATES:
    PARKING: FREE SERVICES: FREE
    OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR
    GPS COORDS: N43.20972 E02.44582
    DIRECTIONS: From CARCASSONNE take N113/ D610 to TREBES. Pass over Aude River & AVE PIERRE CURIE is on RIGHT before bridge over CANAL.
    SITE DESCRIPTION: The Aire here is found alongside a small road & on the south side of the Canal du Midi -- with parking under mature trees & only 5 mins walk from the centre of this nice medieval town, which has a good range of shops, restaurants, bars, takeaways & services (including banks with cash points). Artisanal services at the Aire are free but not very pracical & there are toilets at the nearby Boulodrome.
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    2007 A lovely Aire sat next to the Canal du Midi & close to a nice town, but unfortunately suffering from some traffic noise from the D610 Carcassonne-Boliers road (on the opposite bank of the canal). However we stayed here during the week & it may be quieter at weekends? WC's (with a sink) are next to the Boulodrome. Grey drainage awkward in the borne. No signs for aire.
    2009 We have just returned from a 3 month trip touring in France and had a great time. Thought you should all be aware that the Aire in Trebes beside the Canal du Midi is now permanently closed. The Tourist Office informed us that there were no plans to re-open it to camping-cars however overnight parking is allowed in the tarmac lay-by outside the Municipal Campsite, but there are no facilities. Bessie.
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    I would go for the one by the canal which is nice. The one in Carcassone itself is just a bit of a very busy and noisy car park. It is also quite expensive for an aire. We always stop at Camping La Cite which is an easy and pleasant walk along the mill stream to the city. It is quite expensive in the season but gives an ACSI discount off peak (15 per night inc EHU) and has a swimming pool restaurant etc, :Smile: Peak season starts 1st July.

    We would no doubt be visiting it this trip except we have had to cut it short due to our fridge. Hope to be down later but Johns Cross cannot see our van till 23rd as they are having a busy time in the workshops.:Sad:
     
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    :thumb: Hola Many thanks for the advise. We had looked at the ACSI site so thanks again. Hope you get your fridge repaired
    regards
    David:thumb:
     
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