Well, today was interesting! We tend to use the motorways that have tolls as it just makes for an easier journey for us, but what a pain this time..
We’d aimed to stop at an aire at Bagnuls sur Ceze but the exit we needed was closed, so we thought no more of it and just re-routed to carry on a little further and stop at another aire. Then the next exit we needed had a concrete barrier between us so we couldn’t get off there either!
As the hours were rolling by, we pulled into the next place it was safe to do so and consulted our various books as to where to head for. We plumped for a place called Sete as Dean had heard it mentioned by other campers as a nice stopover place.
Five hours into the journey that should have taken us three, we then took a wrong turn and ended up having to go completely round the town in the one-way system as there were road works. Six and a half hours of driving (323 miles) and we finally found the aire (Sete Aire) where a number of other vans were so we were able to relax!
The aire itself is free at this time of year. We could not find the services but it was no bother as we were only there for one night. We took a couple of pictures of the sunset that night and in the morning we went to the beach that runs alongside the site and were treated to a lovely sunrise.