Pas de Calais

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  1. JOHNSTEY

    JOHNSTEY Read Only Funster

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    How many times have we crossed the channel and dashed to the south to Spain, Italy or wherever.Well this time we have decided just to drive down from Edinburgh, cross the Chanel and then just mooch about the Pas de Calais area.Anyone in the area fancy sharing a glass or three!
     
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  2. Clive

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    Can recommend the book 90 Minutes from Calais, you can get it on Amazon. I spent a week there and only scratched the surface, so many things to see and do (y)
     
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    This is where my OH is originally from. It might not be the most beautiful part of France but has nice historical towns and I like the small coastal towns such as Etaples and Berck sur Mer, just inland Montreuil is a lovely little town which made me fall in love with France and move here.:love:
    Have a great time
    Sally
     
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    Good site with excellent facilities and welcoming staff at ACSI site at Saint Martin En Campagne just north of Dieppe on the coast, Also good restaurant and beautiful beach. We also used the vet in the village. Maybe a bit too far south?
     
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  5. JOHNSTEY

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    We agree about Montreuil.Stayed there a couple of times on the road south and an evening stroll around the ramparts is a good way to unwind after a long drive.Thinking of taking a look at St Omer and Hesdin.Anyone know if either have much to offer?
     
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    Hi , There's a nice aire at Arques not far from St Omer that we have used several times , next to a small c/site aire is locked at night so nicely secure, small water park behind also a couple of sort of lakes come resevoirs in front . 2 euro's last time we were there.


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    Aire: ARQUES (3*)
    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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    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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  7. JOHNSTEY

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    Looks good Fidget.Many Thanks.We will take a look.
     
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    We have used Le Champ Neuf a few times in the bay of the Somme. A very nice site, lovely easy cycle paths from the site, owners are very helpful. We arrived once and only the dad was there and could not speak a word of English but took us in his van round the site for us to take our pick of the pitches then with a bit of arm waving we picked our pitch and went up later to pay. Worth a look if you want a site.
     
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    There is the Somme bay too, just one hour south of Calais with the historic towns of St Valery sur Somme (1066) and Le Crotoy (Joan of Arc) and Crecy nearby (battle of Crecy 1346) etc. We like the area so much we bought a Chalet there!
     
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    We stopped here last month as all the aires were full (may have been a French holiday). Its not an aire as such just parking, found it using Campingcar infos POI.We stopped overnight and it was really peaceful and plenty of room (we had 7mtr van +smart trailer)
     
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    The museum looks interesting.Thanks for the link.The site unfortunately closes at the end of September which is a shame.It's fabulous weather here at the moment!
     
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