Cordes-sur-Ciel. The price of parking in the village: a delicate issue

The price of parking in the city always raises the debate. In Cordes-sur-Ciel, here is a sensitive subject. On tourist site forums some argue that tourists are “redeemed”, others understand this and find it normal.

Let’s remember the rules first. From December to February the cost is €2 per day. From March to November the cost rises to €6 per day.

For campers, the night is 7 €. There is an annual subscription system, the cost of which is €10 for Cordais residents (€20 for access to the car park) and €15 for non-residents.

For Ropemakers it is difficult to do less. For non-residents, this price of €15 has been studied so that people who live in neighboring villages, or even in a more distant area, can come to Cordes for practical or tourist reasons all year round at a reasonable price. Let’s see what is practiced in comparable sites.

In Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, the rate is €6 and €12 for overnight stays in a motorhome. For Les Baux-de-Provence, €5 for the first hour, €8 for 6 hours, €10 for 10 hours.

Bernard Andrieu, mayor of Cordes-sur-Ciel, replies to traders or professionals who want a reduction in the device, “that it is absolutely impossible to do without these revenues which represent 30% of the municipality’s investments linked to heritage, roads , walls and ramparts”. Bernard Tressols, second assistant, specifies that “the receipts have enabled many results, such as the redevelopment of the Saint-Crucifix car park, the creation of toilets in the Jardin des Paradis, the development of the service for motorhomes, the establishment of toilets ‘ a signage for access to the train and the city, the installation of benches on the pedestrian path of the climb to the top of the town.

And Bernard Tressols adds: “taking into account the topography of the city and its classification, the smallest works can assume considerable dimensions”.

Parking permits (subscription) can be collected at the adjoining town hall, can be sent to the house upon request and are now directly accessible at the parking meter. It should be added that for shopping the parking in the blue zone is free for 30 minutes, it is also free on Saturday mornings around the market, and the Tuileries parking part 3 is free and is a 5 minute walk from the square. the bottle shop.

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