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Old 7th Sep 2019, 10:54
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UK to San SebastiŠn - enroute stop off recommendation

Looking for an airfield halfway enroute from London to San SebastiŠn for a comfort break and lunch - ie something with a decent on site place to eat. Any recommendations?

needs to have immigration and not La Rochelle as been loads already!*

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Old 7th Sep 2019, 11:51
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You might consider Limoges. A while since I've been there but it used to have a good restaurant.
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 13:35
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Depending on the speed of your aircraft you may need to make more than one stop. Of course it also depends on what route you are taking too.

Decent places to stop along the way include Jersey, Deauville, Rennes, Nantes, Bergerac, Biaritz - of course depending on whether you want to just have a cup of coffee or go into town and stay the night!

Limoges may be about half way distance wise, but there isn't much around there really. If you can wait till Bergerac its a short cab ride into town (along the Loire), lovely restaurants and a nice town square.

Let us know where you end up!

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Old 10th Sep 2019, 13:50
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I don't think everybody will agree to classifying Biarritz (sic!) as "decent" - I've never been there but read some awful reports of people/planes being extremely rigourously checked. Apparently the field hosts a training facility for some kind of security service and they make practice runs every now and then.

Apart from that, isn't Biarritz very near to the final destination of San Sebastian?
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 18:57
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Originally Posted by Jan Olieslagers View Post
I don't think everybody will agree to classifying Biarritz (sic!) as "decent" - I've never been there but read some awful reports of people/planes being extremely rigourously checked. Apparently the field hosts a training facility for some kind of security service and they make practice runs every now and then.

Apart from that, isn't Biarritz very near to the final destination of San Sebastian?
biarritz would indeed be very pointless!

I only need one stop, and happy to eat at the airport so long as itís not a vending machine! In terms of route - draw a straight line from Rochester to San Seb.

So far La Rochelle is logical but Iíve been lots. Limoges could be good, though off track a bit and I canít figure Out if thereís an eatery on site
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Old 10th Sep 2019, 19:39
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There is a restaurant at Limoges. Personally I wasn't all that impressed by it. If you are good with a shortish runway St Junien (flying club airfield near Limoges) is walking distance to a much better restaurant. Or you might like Ch‚teauroux Dťols. If you call in at Chauvigny (again, shortish runway) There are several good places to eat in walking distance or I might even give you a lift.
oops, sorry, just seen you need immigration.*

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Old 11th Sep 2019, 07:45
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We went through Poitiers last month and it worked well. Easy to get fuel with a credit card and a good restaurant with a fixed price lunch buffet. Remember to take your licence, or passport for passengers, to get in to the terminal.
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Old 11th Sep 2019, 07:49
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Bergerac has an on-site eatery. Cheap landing fees and fuel. Immigration available for the commercial stuff.
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Old 12th Sep 2019, 08:14
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We overnighted at Rouen in July. Lovely city, plenty of places to eat, very helpful team at the airport..
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Old 12th Sep 2019, 15:33
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Bergerac does have a rather indifferent cafe; a shame to fly to France and choose to eat there. If you have to go to Bergerac try the L'Imparfait in the old town centre; booking advised, it can be busy; it is truly excellent but will cost you a fortune in taxi fares to and from.
It's way off the direct route but Auch has a very good restaurant on the airfield.
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