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Here is a list of aires we stayed at or passed during our European trip in May and June 2007.
GPS references are in format DD MM SS and are rounded to the nearest second
P denotes parking fee S denotes services fee E electricity fee

Aires are generally listed in order of our route                                
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Aires we stayed at overnight     

La Mailleraye-s-Seine       Seine-Maritime 76 
 Place du General Leclerc

N49 29 05, E00 46 05
P free S jeton
small aire in town centre alongside River Seine. some grass and gravel  Occasional barges pass by. small sewage works adjacent Service borne jetons from local bars. 
  Mailleraye sur Seine service point
Sarthe 72
 Rue de la Piscine
  N48 21 19, E00 22 18
P S E 5€
aire between campsite and town next to park and lake.  8 gravel hedged pitches; fenced with security gate access code from campsite when booking in; no access to services from outside aire

Mamers aire  Mamers aire entrance gate

Maine-et-Loire 49
 Place de la Poste

  N47 40 19, W-00 14 25
P free S 2€ coin
aire located in small car park in town centre adjacent to post office sloping tarmac no marked spaces so among cars and low trees borne Euro Relais and small waste grid (on slope and not recessed in tarmac!)

Durtal aire  Durtal aire borne

Brissac Quincé  
Maine-et-Loire 49
 Parking du Chateau 

  N47 21 18, W-00 26 48
P S free
large aire in car park near town centre adjacent to play park and stream slightly sloping tarmac Services: water taps and separate drains for black and grey waste  


Deux-Sèvres 79 
 Parking de l'Eglise
 N46 38 13, W-00 30 52

P S E free
aire beside church car park by large municipal park signposted, marked pitches on grass, free services including electricity points. Church bells chimed half hourly all night!

Vernoux en Gatine aire  Vernoux an Gatine aire entrance

Charente-Maritime 17 
 Plage des Veliplanchistes
  N46 06 47, W-01 07 24
P free S free
small aire level tarmac on undeveloped sea front at end of route de la plage past campsites. Not in town centre (industrial suburb of La Rochelle), water taps and drain. Walk along to sea wall to sailing club at Angoulins-s-Mer where there are marked MH parking spaces with water and wc near

Aytre aire  Aytre aire borne and rubbish bin

St Denis d'Oleron  Charente-Maritime 17
 Route des Huttes

  N46 01 40, W-01 02 03
P 5€ S E free
large  aire (formerly campsite?) with old amenities block and some electricity hook ups. Level grass some shade some areas soft and muddy. parking 8€ June-Aug. About one mile from town and sea front, signposted. Overnight parking at Phare de Chassiron banned and height barriers on most car parks. 

St Denis d'Oleron aire  St Denis d'Oleron aire toilet block

Dune de Pyla
Gironde 33
 Parking Dune de Pyla
 N44 35 50, W-01 11 54

P 9.20€ o/n S free
motorhome parking area some sloping gravel among trees in main car park. Access via entry barrier ticket pay on leaving. day parking 4.60€. WC block. Largest sand dune in  Europe accessible at all times, many gift shops but pleasant in evening

Dune de Pyla motorhome parking

Landes 40
 Boulevard du Marensin
  N43 46 46, W-01 24 02
P 5€ S E free
large aire some marked pitches on gravel some under trees electric hookups available but most not working. Parking ticket m/c not working, fee (not) collected by municipal police. 

Vieux Bocau aire  Vieux Bocau aire 2

St Pée-sur-Nivelle Pyrénées-Atlantique 64 
 Base de Loisirs
 N43 20 59, W-01 31 17

P 5€ S 1€ E  jetons
large aire by lake and leisure park about two miles from town. Flat gravel but many puddles. Stayed twice first night access free, second night large stones in place so access by barrier  raised by inserting 5 jetons 1€ each obtained from Flot Bleu payment m/c using UK credit /debit card. Flot Bleu service borne, 1 jeton accessible outside parking area and electric points several jetons depending on hours but some not working.. Pleasant walk around lake and amazing long aerial runway across lake. Some MH's in free car park with broken height barrier but moved by municipal police in morning.

St Pee sur Nivelle aire - barrier not in use  St Pee sur Nivelle aire 2
St Pee sur Nivelle aire barrier with stones  St Pee sur Nivelle municipal police

Pyrénées-Atlantique 64 
 Avenue de la Gare
  N42 59 21, W-00 25 30
P free S 3.10€ jetons
aire in town centre next to car park but not signposted. slightly sloping tarmac marked bays. jetons for borne from TIC and shops public wc with water tap in car park; waste drain grid awkward to access if car park is full (market day Saturday). 

Laruns aire  Laruns aire

Hautes-Pyrénées 65 
 D923 towards ski station
  N42 44 19, W-00 01 10
P free S free
two large level gravel parking areas in meadows about one mile west of village, signposted. water and waste points. parking charge 4€ in high season. other MH's parked in car park in town centre. Good popular walk to Cirque de Gavarnie and waterfalls

Gavarnie aire 1    Gavarnie aire 2

Ariège 09 
 Place du Village 
  N42 58 09, E01 31 08
P free S 4€ mairie
large level tarmac car park behind salle Polyvalente (village hall) in village. Separate service point signposted (wooden signs) in layby on road (pay at Mairie) small lake and park below parking area. Narrow roads over hills from La Bastide de Sérou

Serres sur Arget aire  Serres sur Arget service point

Pyrénées-Orientales 66
 Route de Madeloc
 N42 31 32, E03 04 07

P S E 7.50
new aire at park and ride (signposted Délestage) about1.5 miles from town. Entry by barrier ticket pay on leaving manned 24hours. tarmac terraced no shade, but 12 camping car bays very narrow and close together some electric points and water taps, waste drain on raised kerb; able to park in car bays on higher terrace. Park & ride navette (minibus) runs from 10am. pleasant seaside village no MH parking in centre except at railway station 

  Collioure aire1    Collioure aire 2

Aude 11 
 Avenue Pierre Curie
  N43 12 35, E02 26 42
P free S free
wide gravel track with tall trees alongside Canal du Midi, past cafes and tourist office, poorly signposted. borne water tap and manhole cover for black waste, public wc nearby; canal boats and locks nearby,
Possibly closed 2009

Trebes aire and Canal du Midi  Trebes turning for aire

Aveyron 12 

 Base de loisirs des Zizines
  N43 48 59, E02 52 47
P free S free
aire in car park of small bathing lake and park beside river on edge of village. level gravel with some shade. old wc with sinks, cold showers and water tap. meeting point for young with mopeds and barbecue hearths in evening

Camares aire at Base de Loisirs

St Jean d'Alcas
Aveyron 12 
  N43 55 36, E03 00 31
P free S free 
MH parking area signposted next to cemetery on ESE edge of old fortified Templar village. sloping tarmac water tap (slow) drain grid and wc. Rochefort cheese town nearby 


Tarn 81 

 Parking les Tuileries
  N44 03 52, E01 57 29
P 3.50€ S free
large terraced gravel parking area for MH's and coaches signposted after paying car parks. some shade; fee collected by municipal police in evening. water tap and drain on right at entrance (easily missed) steps to town centre and steep climb to old hilltop town with lots of artists studios and galleries.

  Cordes Aire 1  Cordes aire 2

Lot 46
 Place de la Gare 

  N44 29 04, E01 50 44
P free S 1€ coin
aire situated in front of old railway station in town (tourist trains run occasionally). level tarmac some grass and shade. Water taps 1€ (timer) over waste drain grid. Near river Lot and boat launching and picnic area

  Cajarc aire 1  Cajarc aire 2

Lot 46 

 Avenue du Maréchal Bessières
  N44 30 13, E01 11 30
P free S free
aire near town centre. six level gravel bays next to tall trees and meadow. black waste point with tap and grid; fresh water connection under green manhole  in grass ( threaded hose connector needed). All shops closed on Mondays.

Prayssac aire  Prayssac aire water tap

Dordogne 24
 Place du Baillot

  N44 53 27, E01 28 31
P free S 3€ ccard
large aire level tarmac signposted in town centre. Flot Bleu borne only takes credit cards but waste grid available. Near interesting town centre with automata museum, abbey and River Dordogne with Quercyland water leisure park.

  Souillac aire Flot Bleu borne  Souillac aire 2

Lot 46
 D87 town centre

  N45 00 21, E01 27 24
P free S free
new aire in small village in  tarmac/gravel car park behind hall des fêtes. Excellent service point with separate labelled taps for fresh water and waste drains. Interesting sculpture in town

Gignac aire service point  Gignac aire parking

Dordogne 24 
 Plaine des Loisirs

  N45 19 23, E00 35 00
P free S jetons
large aire level grass with some shade by river on edge of village with large chateau. Euro relais borne and waste grid next to swimming pool and football pitch. Near Brantôme

  Bourdeilles aire 1

Saint Quentin-sur-Charente
Charente 16 

 Barrage du Lavaud "Versennes"
 N45 49 39, E00 41 16

P S E free
small aire/carpark by reservoir electric hookups available at borne and wc. Other beaches and leisure facilities around reservoirs Lacs de Haute Charente with visitor centre at Maison des Lacs at Massignac  

Lac Lavaud aire  Lac Lavaud barrage and aire

Haute Vienne 87 

 Rue du Stade
 N45 56 05, E01 01 33

P free S free
aire signposted on edge of town with marked concrete pitches some large enough for two MH's. WC, water taps and drain but Euro relais borne broken. Town has martyrs village from WW2  with interpretation centre

  Oradour aire 1  Oradour aire 2

Orne 61
  N48 25 03, E00 53 10
P free S 2€

small aire with 4 level gravel pitches some shade signposted 500m N of town. Euro Relais borne 2€ coin; Chain across entrance has sign "only to be removed by camping-caristes"!  municipal pool nearby

bretoncelles aire1  bretoncelles aire2  

St Valery-sur-Somme 
Somme 80
 Rue de la Croix l'Abbé
 N50 10 56, E01 37 44

P 7€/24hrs S 1€
large aire gravel no shade, on edge of town; custom borne water 1€ for 100litres, black water waste point but poor grey water drain inadequate for size of aire if crowded. Interesting town on estuary with tourist steam train
Petite-Fort-Philippe Gravelines  
Nord 59
 Rue Victor Hugo
 N51 00 22, E02 06 50

P free S 1.50€ coins
aire in town centre car park in housing estate near beach but no services. public wc locked at night. Services available (Flot Bleu 3x50c coins) at municipal campsite (only statics) on southern exit from town about 2 miles away.
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