France, Route?

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  1. wizzer59

    wizzer59 Funster

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    We will be doing our first Motorhome trip to France on the 2nd of June, the first part of the trip involves driving to Alpe d'Huez in the French Alpes, just wondered if anyone has any suggestions on a nice scenic route, in no hurry so meandering not a problem(y)
     
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    We tend to go..tunnel..East Coast avoiding tolls and stopping off at various Aires on the way. We usually do the Alps over 2 days. :)
     
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    We've been that way when crossing into Italy and back via Montgenevre to avoid tunnel fees - very picturesque. Nice selection of hairpin bends on the last few miles into L'Alpe d'Huez by the look of it. Be sure to use the low gears so you go easy on the brakes when you're coming back down. Ours always get a bit hot when descending in that part of the world, even with the low gears.

    Basically you're heading for Grenoble before going into the mountainous bit. We're happy to go long distances on toll roads from Calais on the way to somewhere else, so stopovers we've used include the lake car park at Mesnil-Saint-Pere (East of Troyes), Camping Lac Kir with adjoining aire in Dijon (best approached from SW direction due to low bridge), and the aire near the Saone river at Seurre which is south of Dijon.

    Market Day at Dijon is impressive, and the city itself is worth a look round. The campsite has cycle track access almost all the way into the centre.
     
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