Another little "Gem"....

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Well a big one actually...

    We left Nort-Sur- Erde or what ever it was called and headed for the Loir ...

    The "Aire" we picked out (Number 49730 or 48, "Parnay") in our old all the Aires book.. Is now basically a small car park.... right on the road... I remember seeing through the tree`s a few miles further back a few mororhomes scattered around, so thought we we will go back and have a look..

    Boy am I glad we did...... it`s a lovely BIG official aire,,,, shaded or open ground or both,,, not marked out you just plonk yourself where you want..

    Although you cant see it very well from the M.H. because of the tree`s the Loir River is beside the site... and there is a cycle walkway running alongside the camp/Aire and river..

    Supposed to be a huge Chateu near,,,, not found that yet...

    A guy comes round at 6pm to collect your 5 euros.... Dump, Water, Grey/Black..

    And a bonus it will take as big a rig with trailer that you want... and the service point is easy in/out right at the entrance...

    As far as I can tell it`s not in the aires book...

    Very quite, well away from the road.... and dead opposite the entrance is a large restaurant.... dont know what else is in the vicinity, as we have not explored yet..

    Some may have been here before, but thought well worth a mention...

    Few Photo`s.. (y)

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    Wonder if it was Municipal campsite once, or a private one which closed?
     
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    Here you go, Keith.. This should be them, if not get back to me...

    Not very good with Sat-Nav`s... :(:)

    N47.24212 X W0.02318...

    I have got to give the computer up to our Paul..... he is champing at the bit to play a game..:(

    If any one googles it and finds anything interesting within walking distance.... give us a shout.. (y) We no nothing of the immediate area..

     
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    Cheers mo will add that to our list (y)
     
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    That looks brill Mo, found it on Google Maps looks a nice area.
    The Château du Hureau is only a short walk along the road from you and appears to be a wine estate of some note. :wine:
     
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    Chateau Saumur is about 2.5 miles WNW of you Mo, that is to say turn right out of your present Aire and drive for 2.5 miles.

    Give our best wishes to Judy and Paul...........Griff (y)
     
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    mo, how are you getting on without your car, are you missing it or glad you left it
     
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    Missing it in some respects,,,, :(

    As we are restricted to getting out & about a lot... hard going pushing the wheelchair... :(

    But not in other respects..... as most of the Aires we have been on..... we would not have got on with a car in tow... :)

    But this one is certainly not a problem.. (y)
     
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    Aire motorhome Saumur - Dampierre-sur-Loire
    Saumur - DAMPIERRE-SUR-LOIRE
    Access: RN 947 - behind the town hall of Dampierre-sur-Loire
    GPS: Lat. 47.241159 ° / Long. -0.022600 ° This parking area, shaded, is ideally situated on the route "La Loire à vélo" whose bicycle facility allows you to reach the center of Saumur, located 5 kilometers away -.Paying 40 locations . Price:.. € 5 per night - Supply of drinking water, drain sewage and gray water - public toilets nearby, playground, tennis court - Open from April 4 to November 2, 2014..

    John
     
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    stoped here in August, The resturant opersite called la amuse-bouche is amasing its only open 3 days a week now but well worth getting the credit card out. I had liver with chocolate sauce and it was to die for
     
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    yes you have to back to the roundabout by the bridge, theres some parking there and its a fair walk form there, I dont think you will get closer with your monster van. if you lke seafood the best seafood resturant in fance ( in my opinion) is called le grand blu service is typicly french with food of the Gods
     
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    We stopped for a couple of days at the aire at Turquant, just a Km west of Parnay. Lovely air.
    I believe quite a few campsite in the area have closed down and been turned over to motorhomes.
     
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    Liver with chocolate sauce?

    My wife eats stuff like that, I stay well clear
     
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    You have to try stuff when you are able to
     
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    We found that Aire, it's a good one. We rode our bikes to Samur to collect some post in the local post office. Only took overnight to get there. Not riding our bikes, the post I mean.
    It used to be a campsite I think as there was a derelict washroom in the middle of the Aire. But there are new toilets and a newish Bourne area. We didn't use the restaurant as it was closed being out of season.
     
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    was this the one on the same side as the aire? if so it was closed in august, sadly a sign of the times. The one I was refering to is accross the road, called amuse-bouch, its only open 3 days a week now again a sign of less custom because of people lower spending powers
     
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    Isn' t that near Fontevraude Abbey ? If it is, it's certainly worth a visit, Henry II and Richard Lionheart are buried there and there are wonderful effigies of them and Elineor of Aquitane. We bought some vin blanc from Saumur too, it was gorgeous. Wish we'd seen this aire. Will mark it for next time, thanx :)
     
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    thank goodness for follow up posts, would have missed this one

    nice find Mo, now on my list for next month (y)

    and thanks to Keith for the map update (y)
     
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