Another vote for Troyes. Great airport to clear customs in and out of France / Schengen if headed that way, certainly in preference to the crowded Le Touquet. My new favourite-ist airport for clearing customs if heading south!
AVGAS is self-service and does work with UK credit cards. First time I tried I got stuck and spoke on the intercom and agreed to pay in reception, second time, it seemed to work and delivered a printed slip.
Some of the parking spots DO have tie downs, but they were not obvious to me. Look for round, black ‘drain inspection covers’ (that’s what they look like to me). If you lift the cover, in the hole are chains and ropes fixed for tie downs.
There is a Meteo office next to the tower who are excellent and very helpful with weather.
The terminal itself is small, but very clean and modern and normally deserted except for a chap at the desk (looked like firecrew / pompier) who really speaks very little English, but is very helpful nonetheless.
Free WiFi in the terminal - ask at reception for the password.
Troyes Airfield terminal
Landing and parking fees are trivial and AVGAS prices are competitive.
The on-airport café looks excellent, but was never open any of the several times we were there. Don’t rely on it for lunch or you will go hungry. There is a vending machine for snacks and sodas and a free water cooler.
Another vote for the classy and old hotel in Troye town centre, the Relais St Jean. Tell the guy at the desk that you are staying at the Relais St Jean and can you have a taxi into town. He will look up on his list and call the owner (who is Irish) who will come out and pick you up and take you back free of charge – he is also a pilot at the local aeroclub, so is very pilot friendly! This saves EUR 15 – 20 each way and at EUR 95 for a room it isn’t bad anyway. Excellent hotel right in the heart of the old town.
You really should not stay at the airport hotel as it is a crime to miss the town centre. It really is a gem and for the sake of an extra few Euros and another 15 minutes drive, it is well worth staying in town, even if only for a quick explore.
Troyes town centre was pretty much all like this