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  1. Stacetop

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    Hello

    We are hoping to head to the South of France/northern Spain in April and would like any ideas for a stopover site or aire.

    Ideally we like to hammer the journey down to be able to take it steadier the next so I'm looking around the A71/A75 route in the area of Clermont Ferrand and further South. Its just somewhere safe to park up for the night and then leave early the next morning.

    I would prefer not to have to travel too far off the main route although its likely we will be doing non toll route south of Orleans.

    Any recommendations
    Thanks
    Stacey:Cool:
     
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    Hi we do have that book albeit it's in the van at the mo. But I was hoping for some personal recommendations on where's best and safe.

    I must dig it out though!
     
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    Have a look at his site.
    http://www.i-campingcar.fr/accueilcartes.htm

    Click on 63 on the map there is an aire named PERIGNAT LES SARLIEVE

    This aire is just south of Clermont and has good reviews, albeit in French.

    Havn't been there myself but looks reasonable, if you do not get other recommendations.
     
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    Some here will tell you it is not safe, but we use the motorway service areas, the ones with fuel which are busyish over night well lit and have coffee and toilets all night. You will almost certainly share the area with at least a couple of MH's

    There is a nice one south of Clermont on the E11 A75 route, I have not got my French atlas indoors or I could give you a better location. It is quite high there so expect to be cold in April, we have driven in snow there then

    I am a bit sad but like to monitor the roadside distance markers, which also show altitude on this route, you go over 1200m, which I think is higher than Snowdon and not far off Ben Nevis

    A great drive, then you will do the Millau bridge in the morning sun, that can be really special with the right weather

    Have fun
     
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    Don't know this particular site but I 'second' the choice of motorway large service stations always well lit, toilets, coffee, showers etc the only thing you should avoid is parking near the overnight trucks as some tend to leave early mornings and can wake you up:Smile:
     
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  7. Stacetop

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    Thanks for the suggestions although I think stopping in a service aire will be out of the question as my husband does not think its safe. I suggested one for our last trip and he said NO. I will show him this thread though!!!!:RollEyes:
     
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    Hope these help. Terry
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    Aire: CLERMONT FERRAND

    ADDRESS: PARKING "LES PISTES", RUE FONTAINE DE LA RATTE
    TEL: 04 73 98 65 00 (OT) FAX:
    EMAIL:
    TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN/ RUBBISH
    LOCATION: URBAN NO. OF SPACES: 6

    PRICES/ RATES:
    PARKING: 5€/ 24HRS SERVICES: INCL
    OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR
    GPS COORDS: N45.79797 E03.11325
    DIRECTIONS: Exit A75 @ Jcn 15 & take A710 West to Roundabout with D2009. Follow D2009 South & turn 1st RIGHT -- AIRE is 100m on RIGHT.
    SITE DESCRIPTION This Municipal aire is located next to the large (400 space) public car park "Les Pistes" on the Eastern side of Clermont. A fairly quiet location where there are half a dozen level spaces without shade on tarmac but the location is not particularly attractive & inconvenient for the city centre. Euro-Relais service point (undercover) with drainage platform.


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    [​IMG] Aire: POUZOL

    ADDRESS: PONT DE MENAT, off D2144
    TEL: FAX:
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    TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN
    LOCATION: RURAL NO. OF SPACES: 8

    PRICES/ RATES:
    PARKING: FREE SERVICES: 2€ WATER
    OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR
    GPS COORDS: N46.10198 E02.93197
    DIRECTIONS: From MENAT take D2144 EAST to river. Upon crossing RIVER, take 2nd LEFT to AIRE (signposted).
    SITE DESCRIPTION A pleasant rural aire in a wooded location alongside the river where there are 8 spaces on gravel in a circular arrangement, each space is separated by grass areas & adjacent to large grassy areas with picnic tables & some shade from small trees. The aire is accessed off the main road by means of a gravel track. Flot Bleu service point with drainage grid.
    REVIEW: 2012 A very nice little aire next to a river with 8 level spaces on hardstanding surrounded by grass & trees. Very quiet but a bit remote, no facilites in Pouzol -- nearest shops are at Menat, about 3kms away.
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    [​IMG] Aire: RIOM

    ADDRESS: D83/ D224 ROUNDABOUT.
    TEL: 04 73 67 10 00 FAX:
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    TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN/ ELECTRIC
    LOCATION: URBAN NO. OF SPACES: 4

    PRICES/ RATES:
    PARKING: FREE SERVICES: 2€ WATER or ELECTRIC
    OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR
    GPS COORDS: N45.89458 E03.12481
    DIRECTIONS: Exit A71 @ Jcn 13 & take D83 EAST into RIOM. AIRE is located on first roundabout on D83 as you enter town.
    SITE DESCRIPTION A purpose-built aire with 4 level spaces on hardstanding separated by small bushes & bordered by grass verges, little shade but lit at night. Unfortunately the aire is poorly situated being sat next to a roundabout & close to the railway line. UrbaFlux service point with drainage platform.
    REVIEW: 2012 A very nice little urban aire with 4 level spaces on hardstanding surrounded by grass but useless for passing the night -- noise from road & rail traffic! Very convenient though for visiting the centre of this historic town. Services OK.
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    Aire at Riom
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    Hi

    We are not keen on aires and prefer sites. I have not stopped in Clermont but there is a site listed on the Camping and Caravanning Club's website and also in their overseas brochure, suggested as an overnight stopover.

    This is it.

    Russ
     
  10. Stacetop

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    Thanks for your suggestions- I know I could find some in my books but my husband is quite fussy about feeling safe hence why I was asking for recommendations.

    Thanks for the pics fidget, it helps to visualise. Especially as one time I chose an aire to stay at but it was closed due to a fair and had to find a late night alternative which after you have ben driving for hours is the last thing you need, so it will be good to have a list of options this time:Smile:
     
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    The big problem with this one £19 to £36 :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:
     
  12. Puddleduck

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    Have a safe trip. There is (or used to be) a big supermarket on the south side of town (huge car park MH friendly. And remember the Michelin factory is there if you need tyres - hope you don't.

    There's a good site at Langeac but probably too far off your route. Lots to do in the area and not a honey pot for UK visitors.
     
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    A great place to stop

    I normally keep this place quite as it is an outstanding place to stop
    Lac de Salagou just south of Lodeve and north of Clermond L'Herault off of the A75 you can use the pay site or park on the side of the lake for free which is what we do.
    Petedaniel
     
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    Hi Stacey, this ones close to A75 but is a privete aire 6euros

    Aire: LA ROCHE BLANCHE

    ADDRESS: LES TROLIERES, off D756.
    TEL: 04 73 79 08 26 FAX:
    EMAIL: georges.blazanin@orange.fr
    TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE

    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN/ELECTRIC
    LOCATION: RURAL NO. OF SPACES: 100

    PRICES/ RATES:
    PARKING: 6€/ 24 HRS SERVICES: 3€ WATER or ELECTRIC
    OPENING TIMES: MAR - NOV
    GPS COORDS: N45.71487 E03.14738
    DIRECTIONS: Exit A75 @ Jcn 4. head SOUTH on D978 & turn RIGHT onto D756. After 300m turn LEFT to AIRE.
    SITE DESCRIPTION This private aire is located about 10kms south of Clermont Ferrand, just off the A75, in a very rural location where there are 100 spaces on grass (slight slope) accessed off a gravel track. The spaces are unshaded & unlit but have far-reaching views & it is a very quiet location. Hook ups are available (10A) & there is a Euro-Relais service point with drainage platform. Open 7am -- 9.30pm, March -- November.
    REVIEW: 2012 A very rural spot on a farm just north of La Roche Blanche, quiet but slight background noise from A75. Handy stopover off motorway. Plenty of room & easy access for large vehicles. Handy location for visiting Gergovie.
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    Hi Stacey, this ones close to A75 but is a privete aire 6euros

    Aire: LA ROCHE BLANCHE

    ADDRESS: LES TROLIERES, off D756.
    TEL: 04 73 79 08 26 FAX:
    EMAIL: georges.blazanin@orange.fr
    TYPE OF AIRE: PRIVATE

    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN/ELECTRIC
    LOCATION: RURAL NO. OF SPACES: 100

    PRICES/ RATES:
    PARKING: 6€/ 24 HRS SERVICES: 3€ WATER or ELECTRIC
    OPENING TIMES: MAR - NOV
    GPS COORDS: N45.71487 E03.14738
    DIRECTIONS: Exit A75 @ Jcn 4. head SOUTH on D978 & turn RIGHT onto D756. After 300m turn LEFT to AIRE.
    SITE DESCRIPTION This private aire is located about 10kms south of Clermont Ferrand, just off the A75, in a very rural location where there are 100 spaces on grass (slight slope) accessed off a gravel track. The spaces are unshaded & unlit but have far-reaching views & it is a very quiet location. Hook ups are available (10A) & there is a Euro-Relais service point with drainage platform. Open 7am -- 9.30pm, March -- November.
    REVIEW: 2012 A very rural spot on a farm just north of La Roche Blanche, quiet but slight background noise from A75. Handy stopover off motorway. Plenty of room & easy access for large vehicles. Handy location for visiting Gergovie.
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    Aire at La Roche
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    Aire at Le Cheix
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    Aires: LE CHEIX - MUROL - ORCINES

    Aire: LE CHEIX SUR MORGE

    ADDRESS: RUE DU FAUBOURG (D425)
    TEL: FAX:
    EMAIL:
    TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN/ RUBBISH
    LOCATION: SEMI-RURAL NO. OF SPACES: 6

    PRICES/ RATES:
    PARKING: FREE SERVICES: 2€ WATER
    OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR
    GPS COORDS: N45.95121 E03.17811
    DIRECTIONS: Exit D2009 thru LE CHEIX in village centre & take D425 towards VARENNES. AIRE is on RIGHT as you leave village (signposted).
    SITE DESCRIPTION This purposebuilt municipal aire is located on the south-east outskirts of this small village in a small hedged parking area with individual parking spaces for motorhomes on gravel hardstandings, bordered by grass & lit at night. The aire is quite new (2009) - in a quiet location close to the village football field & a short walk (500m) from the village centre. Artisanal service point with drainage platform. Shops in village.
    REVIEW: NO REVIEW YET -- CAN YOU ADD ONE?
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    LE CHEIX
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