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 (otherwise known as Motor Homes, or Camping Cars). As can be seen 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, 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 (you have to get a Jeton from either the Tourist Office or the Town Hall). 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 very level. This view was taken just to the left of the fixed barbeque point and in front of the children's play area. The markings and hedges have now (in 2018) been removed from between the parking spaces, so it is a bit of a free-for-all, but there is space for at least 27 Motor Caravans and more within the bounds of the Aire. 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 2004, 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 2004 ... updated November 2018