Campsite or biggish Aire near Calais...

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Any pointers for a site or Aire near Calais for a night or two while we decide Ferry or Tunnel.. please..

    Will look in for answers tonight at our next stop over.. Thanks.. :thumb:
     
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    Only one for me:thumb: gravelines, love it nice village easily walkable, friendly folks, right on the harbour side Rudys restarunte just over the bridge , auchen and lidl within a mile, twenty mins to Calais £3 or £6 depending on time of year, most don't pay:Doh: water and emptying just around the corner, what more could you ask for:thumb:
    Been loads of times still the first place we make for.
    Photo out van window in morning:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     

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    Not sure what the current state of the two Calais aires (Digue Gaston Berthe/Port, and nearby Bouleverd de la Resistance/Marina) is - there's rumours of closure while they build a new one.

    There's always good old Cite Europe's MH parking area, and about half an hour from Calais is Gravelines, Rue du Port.
     
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    Boulogne for us. Great view from cliff top position 5.25 euros for the first 48 hours.
    Gordon
     
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    How about Calais aire
    Latitude : (Nord) 50.96586° Décimaux ou 50° 57′ 57′′
    Longitude : (Est) 1.84347° Décimaux ou 1° 50′ 36′′
    Free, lots of room, fab views, restaurants, beach/waterfront walks.
     

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    Also like this one but quite a way from Calais for an early morning sail:thumb:
     
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    Don't know what time of year that photo was taken, never been at peak times, but never been more than half a dozen when we've been:thumb:
     
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    And great chips...
     
  9. Popeye

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    Hi Mo, we stayed at Gravelines Aires on arrival in France last week and then used Wissant Aires the night before returning, and a windswept and stimulating walk out to Cap Griz Nez. Both are about 10 miles from Calais

    Find it here,

    or here 50°53'13.67"N, 1°40'14.30"E

     
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    Camping St Claire
    Rue Saint Claire
    Neufchatel-en-Bray
    Normandee..
     
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    Another vote for Gravelines from us. It's between Calais and Dunkerque so convenient whichever you choose. Lovely view over the marina and nice town.

    Wyn
     
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    Camping st clairs , gravelines ... ?


    any GPS , it makes life easier .... :Smile:
     
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    On the road to Bleriot plage, behind sand dune, Auchan supermarket not far, and you can sit and watch ferrys going past. 15 min Calais port.
    safe and pleasant, :thumb:
     
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    Hi Mo, we too like Gravelines. The only problem that I can foresee for you is that you will have to disconnect your trailer and use two bays there. Another alternative could be Le Touquet where there are two aires which could take the length of your rig if they are not too crowded. We prefer to use the aire at the Base Nautique in preference to the one at the Equestrian Centre. Le Touquet is about a 40 minute drive away from Calais.
    Safe travels to you, Judy and Paul.
    See you back in the UK sometime,
    Brisey & Pamelaaar.
     
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    Okay
    Okay now
     
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    Brisey makes a good point there Mo so I would go for Wissant where you wouldn't need to disconnect if you didn't want to......... Griff
     
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    Hi Mo, We use Arques next to a campsite not far from St Omer,

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    Aire: ARQUES

    ADDRESS: MUNICIPAL CAMPING BEAUSEJOUR, RUE MICHELET
    TEL: 03 21 88 53 66 CAMPING FAX:
    EMAIL: mairie@ville-arques.fr
    TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN/ ELECTRIC
    LOCATION: SEMI-RURAL/ LAKESIDE NO. OF SPACES: 25

    PRICES/ RATES: JETONS & FEES PAYABLE AT CAMPSITE RECEPTION
    PARKING: 2€/ NIGHT SERVICES: 2€ WATER OR ELECTRIC
    OPENING TIMES: 01/04 -- 30/10
    GPS COORDS: N50.74538 E02.30448
    DIRECTIONS: From CALAIS take N43 / N42 EAST to the roundabout EAST of ARQUES & take last exit onto D211 WEST. Turn RIGHT after 2km into RUE J.VERNE / F.MITTERAND (same road). Turn LEFT before Railway Bridge into RUE MICHELET & CAMPSITE
    SITE DESCRIPTION: This is a waterside location, next to the large Beausejour lake & close to the 3* Municipal Campsite in a large tarmac parking area. Security is good, the car park being locked at night 2100-0700, and there is shade from trees. The Euro-Relais borne with a small raised drainage grid (hosepipe required) is next to the campsite.
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    2006 A good secure Aire behind the Mun. Campsite & next to a nice lake. The parking is level & quiet, with nice walks around the lakes & lots of birds + wildlife to see. We noticed a slight noise at night from a distant factory.
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    Aires: CALAIS -


    Aire: CALAIS

    ADDRESS: OUTSIDE MUN CAMPSITE, AVE. RAYMOND POINCARE
    TEL: 03.21.97.89.79 (CAMPING) FAX: 03 21 34 73 25
    EMAIL:
    TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL

    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN/ ELECTRIC/ TOILETS
    LOCATION: URBAN NO. OF SPACES: 50

    PRICES/ RATES:
    PARKING: 7€ /24HRS 13€ 72 HRS FREE OCT - 07/04 SERVICES: 2€
    OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR
    GPS COORDS: N50.96643 E01.84390
    DIRECTIONS: In CALAIS, follow signs for CALAIS PLAGE & MUNICIPAL CAMPING. AIRE is located on WEST side of harbour entrance, on north side campsite.
    SITE DESCRIPTION The aire is in a large tarmac car park next to the harbour entrance with marked spaces, little shade, lit at night & good sea views. The aire is located outside the municipal campsite & has some shops nearby (Tabac/ news, boulangerie, restaurants), it is 100m from the beach & about 700m from the old town & shops. Raclet service point with platform drainage either side.
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    CALAIS

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  18. old-mo

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    Thanks, Guy`s "N" Gal`s...

    One of them should do us.... :thumb:

     
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