Recommendation for somewhere to stop overnight no Calais (France Passion)

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  1. Lot lover

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    We wanted to stop close to Calais but not too close so we stayed at Leubringhen (FP 2016 page 353)

    Pros
    Only 20 mins from Chunnel registration
    Leave A16 at jct 36 and you pass an Intermarche, handy for diesel etc
    Only 10km from A16, no stupidly narrow country roads to get to farm
    No charge for parking
    The farm produces own ice-cream (fabulous) but no hard sell
    Mme is very helpful and speaks English
    Probably too far from the jungle to suffer any probs

    Cons
    It is a dairy farm so, until you become nose blind (quite quickly), has an all-pervading odour of cow merde
    The cows are noisy sleepers
    Milking starts at 0600
    Mme wants to practice her English not your French
    The ice cream is fabulous and seriously more-ish

    Overall once you have paid yr annual sub it is free and there is very little that you can get that is free these days.
     
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  2. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

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    We stayed at a great France Passion last week en route to Calais - a Champagne producer. Had a great tasting session and treated ourselves to a couple of bottles. Great value too!
     
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  3. chaser

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    We have joined fp for the last four years, and have been on the farm one, and never had any complaints about any of them, but must confess we aren't in it this year, we are so used to Aires now it seems too much trouble rooting them out, and can be dear if you partake in their wares, but that is no way knocking them we have been on some gems, and was thinking we might try one or two this trip without actually joined up , but now we have got this far on just Aires and of course twin lakes, don't think we will.
     
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