Veigné, Indre et Loire, Sunday 12th April 2015

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Well, we didn’t make it all the way to Marboué, not even Villedômer, due to a late start, so we stopped for the day at Veigné, just south of Tours, after following the N10 to Poitiers and the A10 to junction 25 by Ste Maure de Touraine, where we tried the motorhome aire there, but that proved unsuitable for us as it was too crammed and not very attractive. So, after a quick look at the Vicarious All the Aires in France guide, we saw we weren’t too far from the lovely town of Veigné, on the river Indre, which is on a much more attractive setting, even if there is only room for a couple of motorhomes. Still, we were lucky and were the only ones there, so the small size didn’t matter. The aire is just by the campsite and community park with a swimming pool, but this was shut being so early in the spring.

The small motorhome aire at Veigné

The small motorhome aire at Veigné

We arrived there early enough for a beer before lunch and then we went for a walk through the town and along the river by the old watermill and Music school, which is used for various cultural activities and, being a hot Sunday afternoon, it was nice to see so many people enjoying some quality time with their families playing petanque or just having a picnic. I particularly enjoyed the beautiful flower displays in town, especially the tulips, which looked fantastic in the sun and heralded the hot summer days ahead.

Enjoying a walk along the river Indre and into town

Enjoying a walk along the river Indre, the watermill and Music school

Loving the flower displays

Loving the flower displays

Beautiful tulip displays in town

Beautiful tulip displays in town

My attempt at an artistic picture

My attempt at an artistic picture

We found this to be a very charming place in which to spend a day and no doubt we’ll come here again and with a bit of luck, the swimming pool might be open next time.

The setting of the motorhome aire and community park

The setting of the motorhome aire, community park and campsite

Empty swimming pool with our motorhome in background

Swimming pool with our motorhome in background

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