Aire de Repos at Oradour-sur-Glane with borne, in June 2010

    This photograph shows the location of the borne (by the side of the Camping-Car on the left of view) for electicity and water at the Aire. The Aire which opened in 2004 in Oradour (see map) is only intended for Camping-Cars (Motorcaravans). As can be seen in the middle of view, it is also equipped with toilets, washbasins and rubbish bins. The Aire is well lit at night 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 from the bourne, 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 June 2010, at about 10:00 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 in 2009.

GPS coordinates (in decimal notation) for the entrance to the Aire are: North 45.93570, East 1.02472

Aire de Repos in Oradour-sur-Glane

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