On The Way Down To Alsace /colmar From Calais

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  1. Mici

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    Can anyone give me a pointer for a pretty campsite /aire near a pretty town /village with a really Good restaurant ( ie fantastic local food or gourmet) for our first memorable night on our first trip to France. We will either dash down the toll motorway for 4 hours and then come off = approx St Dezier or Metz areas. Or divert to some where nice with in a four hour drive from Calais south east wards. I have so far come up with laon as an easy and interesting stop. I have ALL the books, including the giude officiel's and all the aires , passion etc.
    Perfect scenario = little campsite with in walking distance of a beautiful village /small town with fantastic cosy restaurant.
     
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    coucy le chateau auffrique in Picardy has a very pretty aire at the bottom of the castle walls. The fortified village is a 15 minute uphill walk to a small square with a 2 star hotel (can't remember name, belle something, but only hotel in village) providing delicious French traditional, seasonal food which is quite good but not gourmet - more French rustique, Great cheeses and wine. The aire is lovely with electric and manicured picnic area, immaculate toilets, access via code when you pay for electric (about €5 a night I think) if no space left there is an overflow, but no electric.

    Regarding Colmar area, there is a large aire at kayserberg. Loads of restaurants here, including a Michelin star one, so you might want to save your euros for that
    Bon voyage et Bon appetit
     
  3. Mici

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    Thank you snoozywoozy. I have researched the Colmar area to death and I think have that sorted. It was stopping some where nice after approx 4 hours that I was unsure about.
    looking into your suggestion .
     
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    Just need a really good first night out -then Munster + Comte cheese, local saucisson and Gewurztraminer here we come!
     
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