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Apologies first of all if these have been covered elsewhere. had a quick look around and can't find anything.

 

France trip next summer is from Newcastle upon Tyne to Gironde, so planing Dover / Calais crossing then a stop over ideally near Boulogne, so we aren't too far off the route for the overnighter. We stayed at Cheateau Gandspette http://www. chateau-gandspette. com/ last year as our overnighter, which was just perfect but we were heading down to the Loire Valley so it was closer to our route.

 

Can anyone recommend a nice place ideally somewhere near the A16 ideally near Boulogne, or would anyone recommend going back to Chateau Gandspette? I know its only an overnighter but we like nice places!

 

We then go on to Camping Soleil Plage, Dordogne and would like to do the return trip to the North East in 2 days again, so (avoiding Paris), were thinking routing back Orleans, Chartres, Rouen and then Calais. Its a long journey with two kids, so thinking we'd stop somewhere short of Calais - so probably somewhere between Rouen and Abbeville? Again, any recommendations please?

 

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If I were you, and you liked Chateau du Gandspette, then I would go back there, and in the morning cut the corner (ie don't go back to Calais and then on to Boulogne), but go across country using the St Omer by-pass, heading off towards Fruges, Hesdin, then Abbeville, where you rejoin the autoroute at the start of the free section of the A28. It's not a particularly fast road, but straightforward and won't take any longer than going around via the autoroute.

 

Otherwise go a bit further on than Boulogne, and choose Ferme des Aulnes, or Val d'Authie, which are between Boulogne and Abbeville and not that far from the autoroute,, or Camping St Claire at Neufchatel en Bray which is a bit further on and near to the autoroute and might fit your bill for the way back home.

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There's a decent Municipal site on the western outskirts of Rouen

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From the NE (we do a similar trip from the NW) we go down to Dover and stop overnight. Takes the pressure off getting to a ferry at set time with all our Mway delays. . Then over to Calais or Dunkirk and travel all day.

On the return we tried Camping Les Epinettes for the first time this year as Ganspette and Guînes were fully booked. It was fine as an overnight (no pool, shop. bar) and close to Calais and the A16 / Autoroute for an early start, a ferry then drive home in one leg. We will be using it again no doubt although I must admit it is not as luxurious as the other two. With two kids I'd try to get into La Bien Assise at Guînes. You can launder them, then feed them at the takeaway there as save setting up the van.

"We then go on to Camping Soleil Plage, Dordogne and would like to do the return trip to the North East in 2 days" I'm not sure Sarlat to home would be possible in two days. Three days yes.

From Sarlat, you could get to Orleans in one day, and the second day to Calais and the third day an early ferry then a long slog home.

We did the Municipal at Camping Municipal de Flux at Beaugency and then Calais in a day. Its a few miles short of Orleans but reachable from Sarlat in a day. Right next to the river and a walk across the bridge into town for an evening meal.

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A site we would recommend for an overnight stop near to Boulogne is Camping Manoir de Senlecques at Pernes- les- Boulogne. It used to be owned by Gaby who is well known to many British caravanners. He has retired and it is now under new ownership who operate a stables and a simple site. Beautiful grass with electrics. Basic showers and facilities on site. This year it was 10 euros a night. Its an easy trip to the Auchan hypermarket in Boulogne and a nice restaurant close by.

We would be very wary about stopping at the site in Chartres. We stopped there earlier this year and the site was "raided" by thieves. Nearly every van and tent on the site around us was entered and valuables taken. We gathered this was a fairly common occurance. We were given a warning notice when we booked in to safeguard our valuables - we found out why that night!

Have a good holiday!

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Thank you very much for your recommendations. We've booked a night on the way over at La Bien Assise at Guînes (looks lovely) and considering Camping St Claire at Neufchatel on the way back unless there are any other recommendations!

 

And yes, its big miles but with DVD's, books, toys, DS, am sure kids will be fine!! (I hope!)

 

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We stay inbound and outbound, it is approx 1. 5hrs drive from Tunnel.

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We would be very wary about stopping at the site in Chartres. We stopped there earlier this year and the site was "raided" by thieves. Nearly every van and tent on the site around us was entered and valuables taken. We gathered this was a fairly common occurance. We were given a warning notice when we booked in to safeguard our valuables - we found out why that night!

Have a good holiday!

We too were given notices about thefts, and didn't particularly rate the site at Chartres, especially on a rainy night, with muddy pitches, gloom from all the trees, overgrown vegetation, and shower blocks which had definitely seen better days - plus a very grumpy and unpleasant 'welcome' on reception. Whist it's a convenient site, it isn't one we would choose to go back to.

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Since stopping here

http://www. caravantalk. co. uk/community/topic/87625-le-clos-cacheleux/

 

We stay inbound and outbound, it is approx 1. 5hrs drive from Tunnel.

 

We loved this site. We stayed there for a whole week ! Great cycling !

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We loved this site. We stayed there for a whole week ! Great cycling !

 

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We too stayed on one of our many visits here for a week, before setting off further down France when walked around the sister site down the road I would never entertain it, I was amazed that British campers were there all crammed in, when you have wide open spaced pitches just up the road.

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We too stayed on one of our many visits here for a week, before setting off further down France when walked around the sister site down the road I would never entertain it, I was amazed that British campers were there all crammed in, when you have wide open spaced pitches just up the road.

 

Yes ! We had an enormous pitch right down the bottom of the site miles from anyone ! Pure bliss. Then some really nice friendly Dutch people pitched near us. It was during the footie world cup - 2010 - very hot - and lots of cheering ! Great fun ! :D

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Yes ! We had an enormous pitch right down the bottom of the site miles from anyone ! Pure bliss. Then some really nice friendly Dutch people pitched near us. It was during the footie world cup - 2010 - very hot - and lots of cheering ! Great fun ! :D

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Lots of cheering from the Dutch perhaps but not the English!!!

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