Directions to Etang Saint Pierremont Lake
Please bear in mind that unlike the UK where a postcode is usually a single street, French postcodes cover a larger area. So by simply typing in France 08240 you are not guaranteed to arrive at our front gate.
For those with satnavs that have the facility to enter direct coordinates, these will take you to right outside our lake 49°27’55.1″N 4°56’13.9″E
For those without satnav’s
From Calais take a26/e15 towards Reims stay on motorway and exit at junction 14 (approx. 150 miles), signposted Guignicourt, pay tolls then t.jct turn left onto D925. Go through numerous villages until you reach Neufchâtel sur Aisne, turn right onto D966 towards Reims through village then turn left towards Vouziers onto D925 just keep heading for Vouziers. When you reach Vouziers there is an Aldi, Lidl and a big supermarket behind.
Carry on through Vouziers and go through various villages for about 20 minutes. Then on the right-hand side there is a sign post for Harricourt. Then you need to take next left towards Sommauthe D6 follow for about 2 miles then 1st left onto St Pierremont. Follow road for a couple of miles and we are 1st set of gates on right hand side as you drive down the hill through the wooded lane.
PLEASE KEEP TO THE DRIVEWAY AND DO NOT DRIVE ON THE GRASS TO THE LEFT AS YOU WILL GET STUCK. THE GRASS IS WET ALL YEAR AROUND. PARKING FOR CARS IS AVAILABLE JUST BEFORE OR AFTER THE STATIC HOME.
Location of Etang St Pierremont
Etang St Pierremont
Useful Info & Advice
Supermarkets Aldi, Lidl & L’Electric are in Vouziers about 25 minutes before you get to the lake.
5 minute drive from the lake in a village called Buzancy you will find a bakers, mini supermarket Proxi, pharmacy, hotel & petrol station.
The satnav should bring you along the top road, Vouziers is 20Km before the lake. As you approach Vouziers, at the roundabout Lidl supermarket is on the right, this is a good general supermarket, if you want a better selection, we recommend Leclerc, just three minutes drive away. You will need a one euro coin for the trolley the cheapest place for fuel is on the Lidl roundabout.
There are 2 grey general rubbish bins which will need to the put outside the gates on the road side on Thursday evening ready for collection early Friday morning. Please put these close to the road as possible, the dustbin collectors will not always walk right up to the gate to collect them. There are 2 other bins one for glass & one for plastic bottles. We don’t ask you to empty these, all we ask is that you use them correctly.
Some places of interest Stenay, Verdun, Lac de Bairon & Boullion, leaflets should be available within the accommodation.
SMOKERS DON’T GET CAUGHT OUT!
The nearest Tobac is twenty minutes away and does not have specific opening hours, and when is open has a very limited French selection. Vouziers is forty minutes away and has normal French opening hours, and has a great selection. However none of them are open on a Sunday. So our advice is stock up on the ferry.
Driving in France
For those not familiar with driving in France the following may be helpful.
- The normal speed limit on dual carriageways (divided highways) is 110 km/h (68 mph).
- On main roads (outside built-up areas) it is 80 km/h (50 mph).
- The normal speed limit in built-up areas and villages is 50 km/h (31 mph) – unless otherwise indicated.
- Motorways are usually 130 km/h (80 mph) in the dry reducing to 110 km/h (68 mph) in wet weather.
- The standard fixed penalty for speeding is 90 Euros and you will need to pay in cash on the spot.
WATCH OUT FOR THIS
There are at two main areas where you need to be careful: Rural areas and small villages.
Simply put as strange as it may sound cars can simply pull out from a side road on the right and they have the right of way. This sign warns that the approaching junction is uncontrolled, and priority is to the right.
The following sign means you are entering a priority to the right zone, usually seen at the beginning of a village or small town.
And this sign means you have exited the priority from the right zone.
Terms for fuel in France
Gazole – Diesel
Sans plomb 95 – Petrol (higher octane) – (Green handled pump)
Sans plomb 98 -Petrol (standard octane)
Breakdowns on motorways
In France, the motorways are mainly privately owned. The French law states that the only people authorised to send assistance onto a French motorway is the French police.
The best way to contact them:
- Press the button on those emergency orange SOS boxes if one is close by.
- Ring 112 from your mobile (European Emergency Freephone number)
If phoning from your mobile they will ask you for the motorway number, are you stranded in a safe place, meaning the hard shoulder and your exact location. This is shown every 100 meters on the central barrier dividing the two directions of traffic.
The drink drive limit in France is strictly imposed – you are allowed a maximum of 0.5mg/ml of alcohol per litre in your blood, less than in the UK where it is to 0.8mg/ml.