Route down France

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  1. weejohnw

    weejohnw Funster

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    Hi Folks, just looking for opinions on a route down France toward the Med.
    Do not want to go toll all the way, but prepared to use toll roads when needed.
    We prefer the alps side of France to the Atlantic side, but maybe its time to try something new?
    Travelling with our canine family and do not like to drive all day.
    Any tried and tested route suggestions would be appreciated along with suggestions for locations near the beach on the Med that are not too busy in June. Prefer aires to sites.
    Thank you
     
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    Hi Weejohnw

    Travelling south we went via these

    Catillon sur Sambre aire nice canalside
    Parc Naturel Régional de l'Avesnois
    59550 Maroilles, France
    50.076280, 3.646144
    or parking on opposite side of road
    1 Rue de la Gare
    59360 Catillon-sur-Sambre, France
    50.076097, 3.644411

    Geraudot lakeside aire
    33 Rue du Fort Saint-Georges
    10220 Géraudot, France
    48.302376, 4.334669

    either Geraudot or Giffaumont-Champaubert

    Giffaumont-Champaubert lakeside aire busy
    1 Rue du Port
    51290 Giffaumont-Champaubert, France
    48.553940, 4.765623

    or parking v.nice we stayed at this one
    Giffaumont-Champaubert
    Réserve Nationale de Chasse et de Faune Sauvage du Lac du Der-Chantecoq
    France
    48.568788, 4.703010

    03 Rue du Rocher
    21160 Marsannay-la-Côte, France
    47.271087, 4.992191

    La Balme-de-Sillingy nice lakeside aire with bar near Annecy
    74330 La Balme-de-Sillingy, France
    45.971515, 6.031115

    hope these help Terry
     
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    Hi Fidget, will get a wee look at this on the map- electronic map!!!
    Have ventured as far as the Dordogne on the Atlantic side and Chamonix in the Alps, but have never been any further down. Would like to stay at the Alps side as you have listed as we intend heading back into Germany on the way home. 5 week trip planned, so as usual, no place to go and no hurry to get there.
     
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    Enjoy when you go!! have fun
    the Ardeche gorge & Tarn gorge lovely and interesting drives / scenery. both well worth a visit.
     
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    Come and see the beautiful Limousin - down the A20, free autoroute for much of the way; stop off with us to have a look around (you may, like many of our guests, stay longer than a day or two), then there are several great routes to the Med, such as via the lovely old town of Figeac, then the "pink" Albi before reaching the coast.

    We'll give you a list of short trips and "days out" from here, and you'll love every one of them!

    Bob
    www.parcverger.com
     
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    I would recommend the same route as the Dentons. We tried it last year and it was good. And plenty of Aires along it. The A75 over the Massif Central South of Clermont Ferrand is a magnificent run, and the Millau Viaduct is a great sight.
     
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    Thanks for that.
    Nearly always stop at Catillion sur Sambre, its a nice quiet spot and lovely town/village.
    Any suggestions for aires around the part of the Med that this route takes you to?
    It's difficult to judge places from the Aires book. Recommendations please.
     
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