Quimper

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  1. Darren

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    can someone sugest a non roll route to Quimper please or would I be better using tolls?
     
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    What is your starting point?
     
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    Where are you starting from?

    If you're starting from Calais it 6h45 mins on tolls versus just over 8 hours non toll depending on traffic. Google maps is your friend. (y)
    The only bit of the route that changes is how you get from just North of Rouen to Caen. All the rest is the same.

    If you go with tolls Class 2 will be €37,70 from Calais to the Pont du Normandie and then toll free after that.

    http://www.autoroutes.fr/en/key-rates.htm

    Quimper is a great town whichever route you take, well worth visiting.
     
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    Or Plymouth - Roscoff ferry puts you about an hour away from Quimper.
     
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  5. Darren

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    Sorry starting from Calais eurotunnel
     
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    Personally, for the sake of £27 I would stick with the tolls and get there quicker. If you've never been over the Pont du Normandie it's worth going over it at least once. Incredible structure.

    Also the non toll route involves going through Rouen which I believe, if you catch it wrong, can be a nightmare.

    Are you doing the journey in one go or stopping on the way?
     
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    I wouldn't go to Quimper again - we stayed on a site full of itinerant workers and marauding barking dogs! Not good memories!
     
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    L' Epee in the main drag, if you are into seafood, there is also a good place just near there near the Market, great for seafood too
     
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    we are near Quimper at the moment most of the motorways in Brittany are toll free. our cost to come down from calais was less than £12 so not worth the bother of avoiding the easiest routes,
     
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    ps the coast along here is awesome
     
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    Which route did you take to get down at that cost?
     
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    I was wondering that as well
     
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    appologies guy's; i am using a Sanef Tag, which is debited monthly at the end of the month so my figure is incorrect. The £12 figure was the hop from the Shuttle terminal to just west of Rouen. which was on the 31st May :doh: so the bill i looked at.
    then its still pay motorway to just before St Michels Mont so another £12. then its free motorways whichever way you go from there.
    sorry for the mistake, in my defense the cidre is too easy to get around here:imoutahere:
     
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    I would use the tolls too, we go to central Brittany a lot and have tried the toll free route a couple of times. OK if you want to meander there with lots of stops, but for the sake of a few £££'s ( that you have saved at the fuel pumps in France anyway) I'd rather take the quicker option
     
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    Thanks guys. I'm on the aire at Arramanches tonight used te toll roads this morning. The site is packed it's only 14 places but people are parked in the car park opposite. Hope to make quimper tomorrow
     
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    we are at Beg- Meil now weather and area are great.
     
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    I like Arromanches. The museum is worth a look if you haven't been. Last time we were there, in February, the aire was like that.

    Google thinks about 4 hours with no tolls so you should easily do it tomorrow. Have fun (y)
     
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    The 360 museum/cinema on the hill is excellent - take the little train up there and walk back.
     
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    Sorry, no help to your original post!
     
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    Pont de Normandie at speed - don't forget to stop for the Toll payment -
     

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