Route To Limoges Please

Discussion in 'France' started by Robert Clark, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2014
    Messages:
    5,616
    Likes Received:
    9,834
    Location:
    East Sussex
    Hi Guys
    Would appreciate any toll free routes to Limoges en route to Dordoyne - departing from Calais early afternoon.

    Also any suggested overnight stops en route

    Prefer to drive less than 4 hours per day if possible

    Thank you
     
  2. DavidG58

    DavidG58 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Messages:
    6,286
    Likes Received:
    12,137
    Location:
    Bolsover, Derbyshire
    After your trip round Norway I don't think you need guidance on route planning :LOL::LOL:

    But turn right, down to Rouen, we avoid Rouen by using Pont de L'Arche free aire there as well

    Chateaudun has a nice free aire, severe climb up steps to town but nice location next to the Loir, which I now know is different to the Loire

    Then head for the N10 free all the way down (y), we found a few nice aires alongside the N10 or within 5 miles (y)

    Don't forget the photos, the locations and views at least :D:D
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Chockswahay

    Chockswahay Funster

    Joined:
    May 29, 2012
    Messages:
    3,097
    Likes Received:
    4,795
    WOT :eek: I thought you were going to Scotland :eek:
     
  4. Fenman

    Fenman Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2014
    Messages:
    627
    Likes Received:
    1,024
    Location:
    Correze, France
    If you do the via Rouen route and keep going to Chartres when you get across country there is a choice southbound of going on the old N20 or the A20 autoroute down towards Orleans. If you take the N20 and stay on it going through Orleans - a beautiful bit of history to stop and visit - and you will come to Vierzon. There you can join the autoroute as it is then toll-free for the 110 miles down to Limoges. And for later use it is still toll-free to just south of Brive.
    A lot of that road from Rouen, Dreux, Evereux is now been dualled and there's also cheap supermarket fuel stops to be had as well.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2014
    Messages:
    5,616
    Likes Received:
    9,834
    Location:
    East Sussex
    We are going to Scotland but only to attend Eldest Sons wedding - hence flying
    Mrs C fancies some sun so we've decided our next adventure will be 3 weeks in France
    Fishing rod has arrived. !!!
     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    5,337
    Likes Received:
    7,594
    Location:
    Cannock, Staffs or Benidorm, spain
    Unless you really want to go via a big city like Orleans, here is my route ...
    Rouen - Chartes - Chateadun - Blois - Chatearoux.
    You join the free A20 before you hit Chatearoux, then straight down to Limoges.
    Been a while since I went down that way but often did a return trip 3 times a year on route to Costa Dorada.
    Toll free..
    See the resources section and my route to Spain has some stops as far as Chateadun.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. Vlad The Impaler

    Vlad The Impaler Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2012
    Messages:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    2,177
    Location:
    Rutland



    We were given and followed the above route by Tonka on our first French trip to see family in Limoges .Good route and loads of places to stop ,seeing a bit of France on the way .



    Vlad
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. GeriatricWanderer

    GeriatricWanderer Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2015
    Messages:
    870
    Likes Received:
    3,166
    Location:
    Back in Sarfend for a while, then back to RSA.
    154 and A20 every time.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Pilote87

    Pilote87 Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2013
    Messages:
    292
    Likes Received:
    216
    Location:
    Département 87
    Hi,
    Because of back problems, my wife gets very uncomfortable if we drive for much more than about four hours per day so, travelling down from north-west England, we normally get a late afternoon crossing and stop somewhere between Calais and Boulogne for the first night (sometimes it has been the parking at Auchan, St Martin, Boulogne. Never had any problems there with noise after about 10:30 pm.

    We do tend to use the péage from Boulogne down to Abbeville (12€) going back to the days when we had the double-axled Burstner and long trailer. The number of roundabouts on the N1 are a bit of a pain and we reckoned that we used up more than 12€ in fuel in having to accelerate away from the roundabouts and traffic lights.

    Lunch on day two is usually taken on the aire at Pont de l'Arche before heading towards Evreux, Dreux and Chartres. We then travel until we are ready to stop for the night. St André de l'Eure, Nogent le Roi, Brezolles ( a bit noisy) are some which spring to mind. We have also used Dry, Meung sur Loire and la Chapelle Saint Mesmin (5€ for parking, services and wifi) when we have made reasonable progress and reached south of Orleans. We find that Orleans isn't too difficult to negotiate.

    Depending on your progress you may feel line an overnight off the A20 at Bessines sur Gartempe (free including all services) or, if heading towards Perigueux using the N21, there are aires at Pageas (north of Châlus), at the Elan service station just in Châlus, or a brand new aire at the "plan d'eau" situated at l'Espace Hermeline in Bussière Galant.

    Further south into the Dordogne you can find aires at la Coquille, Sorges en Perigord and Sarliac sur l'Isle. Also in Perigueux.

    If you want further info on any of these aires mentioned please pm me.

    J
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Jonkil

    Jonkil Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2014
    Messages:
    964
    Likes Received:
    3,174
    Location:
    Ireland / London
    Great thread , thanks for posting.
    Thanks for the replies, really good for planning the southerly run.
     
  11. Chockswahay

    Chockswahay Funster

    Joined:
    May 29, 2012
    Messages:
    3,097
    Likes Received:
    4,795
    You could do a little bit of the Loire on the way down (y) ........

    Some of our Loire adventure 2013 can be viewed here :)

    Edit: I've just realised some of the early pages on the blog are quite dull, sorry :oops: . It was my first blog. When you find the photos you need to click on them to view them full size.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2015
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page