Stopover suggestions on the way to Nice

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  1. mikey2341

    mikey2341 Read Only Funster

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    We're heading to France to follow the tour in July and we're aiming to be in Nice for the team time trial. Looking at the map its a bloomin long way from Calais to Nice, so hoping to have 2 stopovers on the way there. Can anyone recommend a route or somewhere good to stop on the way?
     
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    Check out this website for toll free(ish) routes. http://about-france.com/tourism/no-tolls-routes.htm We've just done it to clermont ferrand and stopped over at chateaudun on the way back but there was a more convenient aire ( ill find the name later)
     
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    Well Calais and Nice both being eastern France I can't see any reason to go anywhere near Clermont F or Chateaudun really.

    Calais - Reims - Dijon - Lyon - Avignon - Nice, sort of route, I'd have thought?

    Not really 'done' that sid eof France though - well, not in the MoHo anyway.
     
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    East of Troyes there's an overnight MH parking area close to a huge lake/reservoir on the Rue du Lac just above Mesnil-Saint-Pere, and it's free. No services though. Just a short detour off the autoroute towards Dijon. It's a good first stop after Calais.

    Mapped panoramic pic here.

    We used it for the first time last summer and we'd use it again. After that we'd planned to stop at one more spot near Montelimar, but we decided to press on all the way to the coast.

    The Municipal Camping at Dijon's also OK, and it's worth hanging around for market day there.

    Avignon's also worth a day visit - the aire's under the arches of the Pont Edouard Daladier and is not as appealing as the campsite about 100 metres away, which has loads of MH pitches and plenty of shade.
     
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    Lol, geography isn't my strong point, even worse after finishing off the vin rouge we brought home :Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:
     
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