France Passions and Aires

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  1. lindylou

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    Heading to France on Sunday. Have 3 nights at a site near Saint Quentin. Can anyone recommend any Passions or aires within a couple of hours South. No idea where we are heading. Just wondered if people have any favourites.

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    Assuming you're talking about the Saint Quentin NE of Paris with the canal and impressive basilica, there's free overnight MH parking east of Troyes beside a huge lake at Mesnil Saint Pere (Google Maps 48.255723,4.340973). That's about 140 miles' driving along the A26. No service point, but no charge either. Looks like an interesting place to spend a day, especially if you've got bikes. The visitor information centre is on the lakeside just a short walk from the parking area.

    A mapped panoramic photo what I took last summer can be found here - click it to see a pan and zoom version.

    As a point of trivia, there's also free overnight parking in Saint Quentin, opposite the Police station on the Ave du General de Gaulle next to the canal (Google Maps 49.842774,3.29735) - again no services.
     
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    Thank you very much will take a closer look at that

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    Hi don't know what way your planning on going but can recommend the Aire at Beaune just south of Djon. The aire is just a car park on the edge of town. It sits beside the Lac which has lovely walks and cycle paths round it. It's about 10 mins easy walk to town centre which is a lovely old town and has a castle didn't visit so can't comment.

    We stayed on the Aire in the idle of July so was full after 4 pm and people who turned up later than that just used the car park next door and where away by 8 am so no problems. Right across from the Aire is a McDonalds so wifi there or in your mh if you pick up signal, there is also a ten pin bowling alley across the road. When we stayed on the aire a group of teenagers where hanging around the skate park and by 9pm they where all away and back next night but caused no problems or noise at all.
    About 200yards up the road is the municipal swimming pool with both indoor and out including water slides we had a good bit of fun here and if you want a good shower for a coupl of euros :Rofl1:.

    If you need any more info feel free to ask.
     
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    Forgot to say has free water and a public toilet or at least it did few years back
     
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    Many thanks another one to look at.

    Lin
     
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    Is that near the Mercure hotel . Just had a scan on google.
     
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    Hi , nice aire at Geraudot map ref 48.3032323,4.334743 you can view on google earth with the little yellow man.
    by the side of large lake nice walks or cycle rides (FREE)
    Terry:sin:
     
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    Hi, I forgot to say have a look at my France Loire 2011 photo album, under members albums or my profile
     
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    Hi we are also heading to France on Sunday morning providing we make it to the tunnel through the blizzards!

    Nothing booked so looking at the forecast we will head SW, 1st night probably La Suze sur Sarth then possibly Mortagne sur Girronne.
     
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    You could try La Fleche (Free)N47.69775 W00.07882 nice town with large chateau also plenty of shops , downside near main road and is busy parking area for trucks.

    check out my photos of mortagne sur gironde on france trip west coast june 2009
     
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    Unfortunately it only takes up to 8 metres, we are over that. Thanks anyway.

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    Magicsurfbus............ I just had a look at the link on your signature............very impressive and useful website :thumb: are you the author/webmaster or whatever? If so well done:thumb:
     
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