We spent Monday night on the aire at Les Bordes (N47.810474,E2.40763), conveniently close to the D952. This is a good aire, adjacent to a lake and wood and with free water and drainage. The intention had been to lodge at the aire at Sully sur Loire, about 8 miles away by an old chateau, but this was closed for the winter. It is well placed, when open, being on a cycle path along the Loire and next to the extensive chateau estate and woods…excellent dog and human walking.
We were on our own at Les Bordes and had a quiet night.
We are on the last leg of the journey home; last night was spent on the aire here in Pont de L’Arche ( N49.305595, E1.158305), close to the Seine just to the south of Rouen. The aire is very close to the new pont (bridge) and a short walk to the shops. Every other shop is a boulangerie, packed with luscious bread and pastries, so we are stocking up for the long drive home tonight.
There are a lot of pretty part timbered houses here and an ornate old church.
Today, Wednesday, we will drive to Dieppe and catch the 6pm ferry to Newhaven. This docks at 9pm English time (4 hour crossing) and we will take it in turns to drive home through the night and hopefully avoid the dreaded M6 traffic.