Travelled : 129 kilometres from Epinal to Chaumont in the Champagne Prefecture.
Visited : Chaumont
Stayed : Port Fluvial, Municipal Aire Chaumont, €7.40. The usual services including electricity. N48.11815 E5.15437
We say goodbye to Epinal but find a laundromat next to a service station car wash as we drive up the street. So suddenly its washing day and we have a load on before you know it. One of the things we love about France is its relatively easy to find laundromats like this one. You can sit in the Hymer have breakfast and a coffee whilst your clothes do a lap. However we have already had breakfast so we roll the Hymer into the car wash and I give it a scrub. Two jobs completed within the hour.
An easy two hours later we drive into Chaumont. Its been an easy drive and no toll-ways which explains why we have passed 20 or more motorhomes this morning. Most likely all heading for Italy or Greece and the warmer weather. There is only one aire in Chaumont, its down on the canal and about 2 kilometres from town.
So we stop and take a quick look at the aire. It sits on the Marne Canal (running adjacent the River Saone), so there’s some canal boats and the usual cycle path following the canal. We take the easy option and drive the Hymer up into town and park. From there we walk around and do some exploring.
Michael and Pam