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Can anyone help out plz, I'm travelling over to Spain this coming July we r hoping to stop over twice in France on our way down. Does anyone know of any good overnight stops.
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Suggest you get the "All the Aires in France" guide from Vicarious Books.

There are several thousand in there! :wink: :D

Unbeatable for finding an Aire for a quick overnight stop!

Dave :D
Hi, When we go to Spain in January we usually get a late ferry or train and stop by the booking office at Calais, then next morning we travel via Rouen,Le-Mans, Saumer, and stop overnight at Montreiul-Bellay, (on the Aire next to the campsite). The next day we leave early and travel via Parthenay,Niort,Saintes,Bordeaux and overnight in the Biarritz area. then into Spain the next day.
We do find that the distances are great but worthwhile to get to warmer climes quickly which will not be your priority in July but will depend on the length of your holiday etc, so the choice is yours.
You have not stated your port of arrival so maybe this route is completely out of your way but hopefully its of some help.
The only Autoroute tolls on this route are between Boulogne and Abbeville (about 10€) and the final part f the A63 which is just a little more costly.

As you're going in July all the French campsites will be open.
However the ones we've put * by are also open all winter

The trouble with the Camping Club books are some very weird
routes into the actual sites :( We really must get on with the 4
books we're writing :)

Suggest you definitely telephone ahead as its high season but with the 'crunch' they will probably not be as full as normal.

*Calais (on the seafront) 7 euros - own san facs though - pubs and restaurants next door - you can see the motorhome park as the ship pulls into Port - on your right.
Approx 150 miles to Chalons en Champagne - Camping Municipal, Rue de Plaisance, Tel: 0033 326 683800 - - approx 30 euros - free wifi - great little restaurant on site - very clean - fishing lake
Approx another 150 miles Beaune - approx 25 euros - very near town steeped in history and wine :)
Les Cent Vignes -camping municipal, 10 Rue Auguste Dubois, Tel: 0033 380 220391
but go to one just outside Beaune if in Winter at *Camping Les Bouleaux, 11 Rue Jaune, VIGNOLES - Tel: 0033 380 222688. Only closed Xmas Day. Very clean and warm shower and loo rooms. Approx 20 euros.
100 miles to Lyon - Dardilly (BEFORE you go through Lyon which is not nearly as scary as it looks :) approx 30 euros
Another 250 miles to Sete or Cap D'Agde - super sites down there - Try Camping Rochelongue at Route de Rochelongue , Agde - Tel 0033 467 212551
Agde is approx 100 miles from Spanish border at Jonquera.
Another 70 miles will bring you to Blanes and *Camping Blanes, Avda Villa Madrid 33, Tel: 0034 972 331591
Approx another 150 miles to Oropesa - Camping Torre La Sal 2, Cami L'Atall, Ribera de Cabanes
200 miles to Benidorm etc.
We finally came back via Bilbao which is actually much cheaper than going through France if you are going to use the Toll Roads and stop at a few Sites as we did.
Hope this helps - it's certainly got us going again :lol:
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