Aire on way home

Feb 10, 2013
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Romford, Essex
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Hi all..

Just returning from touring France/ Italy etc and will be returning to dunkerque via Belgium (close to French border). I want a stop-over between Luxembourg and dunkerque please. I've looked at the 'All the Aires' book and many look rubbish or glorified roadside car parks (sorry, I'm fussy - even for a night!)

Anyone any ideas/recommendations? Needs to be roughly equidistant between Lux' and the ferry.

Thanks
James
 
May 7, 2011
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Isle of Wight
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T Line 785
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Since 1979
Hi James,
We stayed here nice canal side aire for 5 or just over the road is a free but no where near as nice aire

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




CATILLON



 
Feb 16, 2013
11,566
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uttoxeter
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24,713
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ambulance conversion
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50 years
Ipers, down by the canal by the menin gate , free , walking distance of centre of town
 
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Feb 10, 2013
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Romford, Essex
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Sorry for late reply. Thanks for the info. Really appreciated

James
 
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