escalle Aire

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  1. mick noe

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    A friend of mine told me about an Aire at escalle near Calais but I can't find it in the aires book. Has anybody stayed there? any info please
     
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    I don't think we've stayed there but my 'Aires' list shows it as

    17 rue du Château d'Eau
    Camping les Erables
    62179 ESCALLES



    E1°43'14"/ N50°54'44"



    Wyn
     
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    ...Looking on Street View I can see a sign saying 25 Emplacements (spaces) 5 Disablè
    Can't see much else as it is a poor shot of it but can see some motorhome roofs.

    Wyn
     
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    There are number of parking/overnight options at Escalles, I've tried them all:

    50.92532, 1.71032 - The Municipal aire

    50.92134, 1.70314 - parking down by the very nice frites stall

    50.91357, 1.72493 - parking quite close to the campsite - good for late night arrival

    50.92252, 1.72146 - parking up by the micro tower

    50.91229, 1.72056 - Camping Les Erables - good, low cost campsite.

    There's also a couple of nice little restaurants: L'Escale or Le Cap.


    I haven't been there in the last 2 years so things may have changed and it depends if you're looking for a serviced aire or just a quick first/last night, possibly unofficial, stop over.
     
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    We tried to get I there a couple of years ago but it was full and awkward to get back to the main road. We went to Wissant instead.
    L'escale restaurant was nice though, we went there in the car once.
     
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    There is a newish car park that was laid out a year or so ago with large spaces for coaches and camping-cars. It is just past the turning to the campsite and is the one in Camper Contact I think.
    We used the 'aire' on the way out on our last trip, just us and two others on a large parking area.
    On the way back 12 days later there were 'No overnight parking' signs added. We went to Les Erables campsite instead and got the last pitch.

    I wonder if the campsite owners complained about M/H's spending the night just yards (sorry metres) from their site.

    It's a shame as it was quite a useful night stop but the campsite is very good and only €9.50 per night without hookup.

    Richard.
     
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    Came across Camping Les Erables by accident about 10 years ago and have spent a day or two there on every visit , (2 or 3 times a year). Good facilities, helpful owners, 15 mins to Tunnel, 25 to ferry, fantastic views, lovely walks, Restaurants and beach not too far for to walk for fit walkers. Never seen any sign of problems around Calais everyone is talking about, like a different world.
    Please don't flock there or there will be no room for me!

    Note: Motorhomes are not allowed onto the Beach Car Park, opposite the Chippy or to overnight on the big aire. although I have seen MHs ignoring signs, not unheard of in France!!
     
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    Yes Jono, would agree with the above statement. Monsieur and Madam the site owners are very helpful and both trying hard to learn English! We always stay there on our way home!
     
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