Aire 1-2 Hours South Calais/Eurotunnel?

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  1. Bridie

    Bridie Read Only Funster

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    We're new to aires, but not to travelling having had a wee Eriba caravan till earlier this year.

    Arriving Eurotunnel terminal Calais at 18:00 French time on a Tuesday evening (10th Sept).

    Would like to get a bit south down the coast for first stop. Was hoping to make it to Le Treport (been there before and like the town), but looking for recommendations between terminal and Le Treport if time is short.

    Do aires fill up by this sort of time at this time of year? If really stuck can always go back to municipal campsite in Le Treport, but want to "do" an aire if possible.

    Travelling down through France, then northern Spain, Portugal, back into Spain, . . . . . ??
     
  2. Brightspark

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    Its worth investing in 'ALL THE AIRES - FRANCE' from www.vicariousbooks.co.uk the latest 4th edition has a map with it so you can plot your route around the aires that take your fancy. When I ordered mine it was here within a few days so plenty of time before you leave on the 10th Sept.
     
  3. davejmobile

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    if you have an iPad try using campsites hd works very well only about two pound:Laughing:
     
  4. callumwa

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    We we on the Aire at le Treport last week, quite busy but still spaces, and it was still holiday season.

    About 30 minutes further north closer to Calais is the Aire at Le Crotoy (easy 90 mins from Calais), it was rammed last week, must have been 70 or 80 vans there and many who could not find a space, but in September I'm sure it will be a bit quieter.

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  5. 15edward

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    if its a travelling stop then Aire de Baie de Somme on A16 is a nice safe autoroute stop an hour from Calais.
     
  6. laser101uk

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    we stopped at Le Crotoy, about an hour or so from the tunnel. Choice of peage or D road for the journey. lots of restaurants, town very close.
     
  7. Allanm

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    I can second Le Crotoy, nice town and 2 aires to choose from. Quend is my favourite followed by Fort Mahon. They are all in the same area and an easy stretch from Calais. We stopped at Cayeaux sur Mer a couple of weeks ago. Not too bad but there is a campsite over the road and the night we stopped, there was the loudest most out of tune karaoke session going on a few yards away.
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  8. mikebeaches

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    Another vote for Baie de Somme - an excellent stopover! :thumb:

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