Aire de Repos at Oradour-sur-Glane in June 2009
This is the entrance to the Aire de Repos (see map) which opened in 2004 in Oradour-sur-Glane, for Camping-Cars (Motorcaravans). It is equipped with toilets, washbasins, rubbish bins and a borne (water / electricity pillar). The Aire is lit and is without any charge for staying overnight, with no stated limit as to the maximum length of stay. If drinking water or electricity is required, 100 litres, or 1 hour can be had for €2, 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. There are now a total of 27 marked, hard-standing places for Camping-Cars and additional space for more. 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 September, in the morning and as can be seen the Aire was quite busy, so you are advised to arrive early, say before 16:00 in order to get a space, especially a level one: see view of Aire in 2004 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 July 2010