South West France Village Aires

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  1. Mr Colpot

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    Ok Good People - I am looking for recommendations for Village Aires on route from Calais down to Biarritz. We are over last week May and first week of June. Like to be within walking distance of local restaurants/shops.
    We have the Camperstop Europe 2015 book and have a couple in mind once we get to Biarritz area but theres nothing like personal experience recommendations.
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    St Jean du Gard is a very nice aire not far from Ales and almost in the centre of the village.
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    Thanks @The Dude - thats a little further over to the East than we plan to be (for this trip anyway although with us you never know)
     
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    Sorry Mr Colpot, geography is not my strong point - had to check with hubby before posting that it was definitely in France....duh!!
     
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    LOL @The Dude - I am not much better myself - I keep seeing Aires in the book that I want to go to but then find they are nowhere near where we plan to be. May be the plan will change - we have a history of never actually going where we say we are going at the start so who knows
     
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    Cognac is good just a few minutes walk over the bridge to centre of town
     
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    Agree mortagne is a great aire if you are staying any length of time make sure you empty your cassette at low tide so you can use the bridge to get to the dump also go with all supplies as its a long UPHILL walk to the shops

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    We find that Aires are so common in France that it is possible to just drive and find interesting places to stop at, as and when you need them.

    We have a number of Aires books and can lookup nearby villages/towns. We have yet to be unable to find a nice place to stop. I also have the French Aires in the satnav.

    We use Capbretton as first or last stop in France for winter in Spain. If we have time going south or north we just wander to or from that general direction. Wandering reveals many interesting places.
     
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    I was lucky enough to live there from 2000/2009 and still go back there every year to visit friends.
     
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