Nicest aire near Calais?

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  1. Mousy

    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    Hi we have to pick up a wine order from Carrefour Calais tomorrow (Saturday) but our crossing isn't til Sunday lunchtime.

    Anyone got a recommendation for an aire near Calais? We will be travelling up from Neufchâtel en Bray.
     
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    We use Arques 50.746780, 2.301438
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    It's outside of a small municipal campsite Beausejour
    locked at night about 9pm unlocked 7am cost 3.5 euros ,water extra
    it's beside a couple of lakes /reservoirs.
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    ,just behind the aire is a small water park ,bit overgrown when we were there 2 weeks ago.
    30 miles from Calais

    If using satnav put in co-ords 50.744920, 2.308165 or it may try to take you across a lane which is only a footpath
    Terry
     
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    Hard to call it the nicest, but we like Montreuil sur mer, the town is lovely, aire has been refurbished and is more than nice enough and free :)

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    Gravelines, always use it, I know it's north of Calais but not by much, lovely and quite and a Super U near by for your last minute fuel. :)
     
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    We like Gravelines as well be there Monday on our way home.
     
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    Montreuil Sur Mer as per @DavidG58 nice town lovely walk around the remparts, plenty of bars and restaurants.
     
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    Some views from the ramparts that we did not know were there until told about by a funster this year, quite possibly you @Jenben (y)

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    Its going to be a tough choice Dawn, 2 all so far, Montreuil / Gravelines :)
     
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    Another for Gravelines:)
     
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    Yeah gravelines(y):)
     
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    @Mr Mousy free or pay for aire?? :)(y)(y)

    edit I have not been to Gravelines, but will do, we have stayed at one near Dunkirk on the beach that was also free but I cant remember the site name
     
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    Thanks all for the suggestions. We are going to go to montreuil for lunch, then onto Calais to pick up our daughters wedding fizz then spend the night at a France passion site as recommended by pm.

    What would I do without you all? Should of been asking for suggestions all week! Lol.
     
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    Wissant?
     
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    Sorry that's the one I meant.
     
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    I thought so. We have eaten in the snack bar as well which is good if that's all you want.

    The kids like the pool too.
     
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    We have used city europe for years. Never any problems and out van into shop then on the road. We like getting there in the evening rest up overnight shop first thing then on the road. Now with the services at the garage its great for an overnight stop.
     
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    We stayed on the Calais Aire by the port at end of June. Will soon be gone as area being redeveloped, so vans are nearer the sea.

    We always stay there on last night. The good people of Calais need our custom, we find a good place for lunch then frites from the stall later.

    At the moment Star Wars art installation along the prom.

    The aire was quite full and there was no trouble at al.
     
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    Is the parking area at Cite de Europe easy to find? - we'll be arriving next Wednesday off a late ferry at approx 1 a.m. so don't want to be faffing around for too long!
     
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