France First Time In Mh

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  1. SteveG

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    off the ferry around 4pm a week tomorrow in Calais, plan to head south on A26. Any ideas for an overnighter and then areas to explore. Maybe Ardeche area?
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    There's a choice of aires within 20 minutes or less of the ferry terminal.

    The popular choices to overnight are usually Calais port, Gravelines or Wissant depending on which direction you are heading.
     
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    Ardeche, try municipal campsite Zamenhof. right on the river next to camping chauvieux. ideal to pick up a hire canoe to go down the river under the famous arch

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    Also fab drive along the gorge.
     
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    That's a fabulous canoe trip. Well worth doing the full length. Gets quite exciting along the gorge in places!
     
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    Hi, not quite on a26, catillon sur sambre nice canal side aire
    43 Avenue de la Groise
    59360 Catillon-sur-Sambre, France
    50.076190, 3.645805

    or a bit further east of Troyes lakeside aire Geraudot
    33 Rue du Fort Saint-Georges
    10220 Géraudot, France
    48.302259, 4.334727
    check them out on google earth
     
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    Couple of slight white water bits ( be careful )
     
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    Keep right then keep left left left!!!
    Not for the faint hearted. we did it with the boys years ago and on our own last July. Won't be doing it again though. Great experience
     
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    Wish you told me before I went, took an early bath just before the arch, but still here to tell the tale ( gets exaggerated each time)
     
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    Thanks all, I've read about Zamenhof, thanks Fidget. Might head down that way, then back up through Loire. Any advice on the Spring Bank bank holiday at the end of May? Are places likely to be real busy?
     
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    We've been twice about that time (actually the week after) inland not had a problem at the aires, busier on coastal aires. Not sure about campsites as don't use them very often.
    Loire aires , loads of them, Sully sur loire really great (200 yards from chateau) free,
    Chemin de la Salle Verte
    45600 Sully-sur-Loire, France
    47.771096, 2.384157

    Briare aire free Ok . for services
    7-9 Rue des Vignes
    45250 Briare, France
    47.631819, 2.739847
    but we use canalside parking
    24 Quai Mazoyer
    45250 Briare, France
    47.634323, 2.740061

    Amboise aire NOT free
    Allée de la Chapelle Saint-Jean
    37400 Amboise, France
    47.417540, 0.987302
    we used the campsite
    Allée des Mariniers
    37400 Amboise, France
    47.416589, 0.987125

    Turquant Aire nice
    5 Rue des Martyrs
    49730 Turquant, France
    47.223110, 0.028896

    Challones sur Loire aire was closed when we there, its moved to outside the campsite
    nice aire alongside the river. 5 euros
    Chalonnes-sur-Loire
    France
    47.350636, -0.748899
     
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