Aire de Repos at Oradour-sur-Glane in November 2004
The Aire de Repos located on the Rue du Stade opened in 2004 in Oradour-sur-Glane specifically for Motor Caravans (Motorcaravans). As can be seen it is equipped with toilets, washbasins, rubbish bins and Borne (water / electricity pillar). The Aire is lit and is without any charge for staying overnight, nor is there any restriction to the length of stay. If drinking water or electricity is required, 100 litres, or 1 hour can be had for €2 from the Borne (on the left in the foreground), there is no cost to use the toilets or washbasins (cold water only). Depending on where you park it may be necessary to use levelling ramps, as some of the spaces to the right of view are not horizontal. This view was taken just to the left of the fixed barbeque point and in front of the children's play area. There are now 27 marked places for outfits and space for many more within the bounds of the Aire (the places shown in this view now have white lines down the middle, effectively doubling the previous number of spaces). The Aire is clearly signed from the roundabout at the Centre de la Mémoire in Oradour and is at the end of the Rue du Stade, just past the sports / football ground. It takes about 20 minutes to walk to the Centre de la Mémoire along more-or-less level pavements, but if you wish to drive, parking during daylight hours at the Centre is free. This view was taken in November, at sunset and as can be seen the Aire was quiet, but as time passes, more and more visitors are using it and you are advised to arrive early, say before 16:00 to get a space: see view of the Aire in June 2009 and view of Aire with Borne.
GPS coordinates (in decimal notation) for the entrance to the Aire are: North 45.93570, East 1.02472
© Michael Williams: minor revision August 2010