Licques to Rumilly

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  1. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

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    Hi Guys

    Travelling from Licques to Rumilly next Sunday en route to Tuscany
    Any suggestions for an overnight stop en route and a good toll free route would be appreciated. Have got sat nav but it's suggesting going via Belgium

    Already have sites at Licques and Rumilly
    Thanks
    Robert
     
  2. FIDGET

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    Hi Rob, You dont say how long you want to travel or how far,
    We stopped at these aires
    Aire: CATILLON SUR SAMBRE (3*)
    ADDRESS: NEXT TO CANAL, OFF AVE DE LA GROISE (N43)

    TEL: 03 27 77 61 16 FAX: 03 27 77 20 78

    EMAIL:

    TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL
    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/ BLACK DRAIN / ELECTRIC

    LOCATION: SEMI-RURAL/ CANALSIDE NO. OF SPACES: 4


    PRICES/ RATES:

    PARKING: 5€ /24 HOURS SERVICES: FREE

    OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

    GPS COORDS: N50.07625 E03.64610

    DIRECTIONS: From CAMBRAI take N43 EAST to CATILLON SUR SAMBRE. Take N43 thru village & cross CANAL, turn immediately RIGHT after BRIDGE to the AIRE next to the canal.

    SITE DESCRIPTION: Pleasantly sited next to a canal with 4 spaces (on tarmac) reserved for motorhomes, with an adjacent picnic table and a grassy area. No shade here, but there is lighting at night. It is 300m to the centre of the village but unfortunately the Aire is also close to the N43 and hence gets some noise from the traffic. A basic artisanal borne with a drainage grid.

    There is also a large car park on the other side of the canal -- back along N43 & 100m on right (little access road), plenty of room but no services, but quite quiet.

    REVIEW

    2006 A nice spot next to the canal but it is also close to the RN43 & hence suffers from road noise, but otherwise a well equipped Aire with a good Boulangerie nearby. A bit tricky to park if some of the spaces are already taken -- which they were!

    CAMPING CAR MAGAZINE REVIEWED & RECOMMENDED 02/07: "An aire next to a canal; practical & pleasant with parking on tarmac -- pity that it gets noise from a nearby road."

    2011 ". In a rural environment on the banks of a canal, this aire has 5 free spaces." RECOMMENDED CAMPING-CAR MAGAZINE

    2012 "Now (and since 2010) charging 5 Euro per night to stay - collected in the evening but free water and electric included. We were there 14/10/2012. 6 spaces marked but only really space for 4 motorhomes. Space without services still available on other side of road and clearly sign posted." Steve



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    Aire: GIFFAUMONT CHAMPAUBERT (4*)
    ADDRESS: PORT NAUTIQUE CHANTECOQ, LAC DU DOR

    TEL: 03 26 72 62 87 FAX:

    EMAIL:

    TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL
    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/ BLACK DRAIN / TOILETS

    LOCATION: RURAL/ LAKESIDE NO. OF SPACES: 100


    PRICES/ RATES:JETONS FROM OT

    PARKING: FREE /24HRS SERVICES: 2.6€ WATER & ELECTRIC

    OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

    GPS COORDS: N48.55351 E04.76710

    DIRECTIONS: From ST DIZIER take D384 SOUTH & then D13 to GIFFAUMONT CHAMPAUBERT. As you enter village turn RIGHT onto D55 & then LEFT at roundabout to LAKE & AIRE.

    SITE DESCRIPTION: Excellent Aire this one -- numerous spaces available close to a lake (some with shade) on a gravel car park (edged by trees & grass verges), a good position with superb views & walks around the lake. The Tourist Office is located here as well as a bar, shop & toilets (in season). There is an AireServices borne with drainage grid. No lighting so it is very dark at night. 1km east of village, a rural/ lakeside position.

    REVIEW
    1) A superb place, not to be missed if you have children (or even if you don't). Aire is quiet at night with lots of parking places, good for bird watching & there are several beaches if you want to swim in the lake. Walks & cycle tracks in the forests surrounding the lake. The only disadvantages: Mosquitoes & no shops in the area (out of season) -- nearest are 12km away.

    2) CAMPING CAR MAGAZINE REVIEWED & RECOMMENDED : "Situated next to a lake, this communal aire is excellent for spending a quiet night. A gravel car park with good services & well signposted."

    There's several aires around the lake most free!!!



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    Aire: GERAUDOT (4*)
    ADDRESS: PARKING NEXT TO BEACH, LAC FORET D'ORIENT

    TEL: FAX:

    EMAIL:

    TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL
    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/ BLACK DRAIN / ELECTRIC

    LOCATION: RURAL/ LAKESIDE NO. OF SPACES: 20


    PRICES/ RATES:JETONS FROM CAMPING DE L'EPINE

    PARKING: FREE SERVICES: 3€ WATER OR ELECTRIC

    OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

    GPS COORDS: N48.30278 E04.33639

    DIRECTIONS: From TROYES take D960 & then D43 to GERAUDOT. Continue thru village on D43 & AIRE is on LEFT in the large car park by the beach on LAKE.

    SITE DESCRIPTION: The Aire here is in a very large gravel car park surrounded by fields & close to Lake Foret d'Orient & its beach. In summer there are catering facilities (snacks/pizza) adjacent & a Boulangerie van passes in the mornings. A quiet location but little shade. Raclet borne with drainage grid.

    REVIEW

    2007 A very nice Aire on the shores of a large lake. The owners of the nearby pizzeria are very friendly & hospitable (& they cook a 'mean' pizza). It is possible to swim in the lake & walk in the nearby woods. Play area adjacent. Very peaceful & quiet at night. The parking is very popular in good weather & at weekends.



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    Aire: PESMES(2)
    Aire: PESMES (2*)

    ADDRESS: PLACES DES TILLEULS

    TEL: FAX:

    EMAIL: contact@pesmes.fr

    TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL
    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN/ ELECTRIC/ TOILETS

    LOCATION: URBAN NO. OF SPACES: 12


    PRICES/ RATES:

    PARKING: FREE SERVICES: 2€ WATER or ELECTRIC

    OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

    GPS COORDS: N47.27995 E05.56532

    DIRECTIONS: AIRE is located in town centre, next to POSTE.

    SITE DESCRIPTION This municipal aire is located in the central square of this small town but unfortunately also next to the main road through the town & hence suffers from road noise, possible better places next to river for overnight stay. There is a reasonable range of shops & services close to the aire including Shopi & Casino supermarkets. Medieval town with interesting range of buildings. Flot Bleu service point with WC's nearby. Municipal campsite in town.



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  3. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

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    Hi Fidget
    Due to time restrictions we're looking to do just one stop en route for one night
    Appreciate your feedback
    Regards
    Robert
     
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