Stopover near Troyes or Langres

hitchglitch replied on 16/05/2019 10:35

Posted on 16/05/2019 10:35

When we head South we normally get as far as Beaune second day but this year we thought we might break the journey earlier. There are a number of ACSI sites around Troyes and Langres. Any recommendations?

eurortraveller replied on 16/05/2019 13:56

Posted on 16/05/2019 13:56

Troyes is a wonderful historic city and well worth a full day wandering the streets. The town campsite - Camping Troyes - was municipal,  but like many others has been privatised and re financed. Cool Camping website has an up to date description and comments worth reading and I have a feeling there is a bus from the campsite gate into the town centre. 

 

Dorset Diver replied on 16/05/2019 14:10

Posted on 16/05/2019 14:10

HG have you looked at Camping-Car Park?  Their offerings range from good to exceptional, especially the village stops.  Our next tour in France, September hopefully, will be using their stops almost exclusively, except of course when we are on the free Aires winklaughing.

Camping-Car Park

Dave Nicholson replied on 16/05/2019 14:16

Posted on 16/05/2019 14:16

The site in Troyes is very peaceful off season but is a bit of a nightmare in August with units packed tightly together in the open areas of the site. The small site at Langres is perfect for an overnight or even longer with a short walk to the town centre and associated shops. It’s a small site and if you arrive too late to get a pitch there’s a car park a short distance away towards the town centre where motorhomes overnight. You may need a long hook up cable if you want electricity in Langres.

hitchglitch replied on 16/05/2019 15:17

Posted on 16/05/2019 15:17

I should have mentioned that we will be going next week so sites shouldn’t be busy.

I have seen a Camping-Car Park in the Lot region; a good idea although we prefer sites and have never used an Aire (yet!). Do you need to get the card by post in advance of travelling?

DN - what is the “small site in Langres”? There are quite a few in that area.

MichaelT replied on 16/05/2019 15:33

Posted on 16/05/2019 15:17 by hitchglitch

I should have mentioned that we will be going next week so sites shouldn’t be busy.

I have seen a Camping-Car Park in the Lot region; a good idea although we prefer sites and have never used an Aire (yet!). Do you need to get the card by post in advance of travelling?

DN - what is the “small site in Langres”? There are quite a few in that area.

Posted on 16/05/2019 15:33

You can get the card at the entrance to any of the sites, just need to register and enter your details, all in English (or 5 other languages) cost is €4 for the card plus the first nights fee.  Good value as sites have WiFi, EHU, water, waste (black & grey)  and good sized pitches on most and you are allowed to sit out...

allanandjean replied on 16/05/2019 16:31

Posted on 16/05/2019 16:31

We have stayed three times at Le Lac De La Liez, as an overnight en route from Roscoff to Basle, and would go back if in that area.

Good access and decent restaurant, it was a few years back now, it is ACSI and is €20.

hitchglitch replied on 16/05/2019 19:24

Posted on 16/05/2019 16:31 by allanandjean

We have stayed three times at Le Lac De La Liez, as an overnight en route from Roscoff to Basle, and would go back if in that area.

Good access and decent restaurant, it was a few years back now, it is ACSI and is €20.

Posted on 16/05/2019 19:24

Thanks. That’s one of the sites I had noted so good to have feedback. 

ValDa replied on 16/05/2019 21:41

Posted on 16/05/2019 21:41

We liked Lac de Liez too - but if it's muddy it can be 'difficult'!  The Langres site is ideally situated but insecure and it wouldn't be my first choice.  Neither would Croix d'Arles, which is on the road south from Langres.