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Really struggling this year with our annual trip to France, where to go what to see.
I have 11 days in total arriving in Calais mid July and really we are both looking for a bit of peace , quite and reasonable weather ( arenít we all ) .Our first thoughts were just to head for Brittany now we are looking at the Loire Valley maybe leading onto Brittany . I only intend using Aires or Municipalís
Is this loose sort of route worth doing: From Calais follows A28 to Le Mans then N138 to Tours Saumur then A85 to Angers .From there to Nantes then depending on the weather head North to Vannes area or South to La Rochelle area.
Any help or variations you could give would be very much appreciated particularly help with any recommended aires en-route

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The aire at la Mailleraye-sur-seine is lovely - right on the river bank, a short way down river from Rouen. 5 Euro. Makes a good first stop if you're headed in the Le Mans direction.

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The aire at la Mailleraye-sur-seine is lovely - right on the river bank, a short way down river from Rouen. 5 Euro. Makes a good first stop if you're headed in the Le Mans direction.
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Agreed - but only if they have finished refurbishing it. When were you there Morph? It was closed down last Autumn.

No problem though, the municipal which is almost next door (a couple of streets away - look on Google Maps and Street View) is not bad at all. Hedged pitches, leccy, rather "French" facilities, a bit sloping on some pitches but perfectly acceptable.

Don't know how much because nobody came for the money and there wasn't an honesty box.

The detour to La Mailleraye also avoids Rouen . . . so it's an absolute "must" for us.

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P.S. If the Aire is open, don't go up the far end. There's a sewage works, and if the wind is in a certain direction . . . . .
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Agreed - but only if they have finished refurbishing it. When were you there Morph? It was closed down last Autumn.
We were there 22nd April this year. All neatly refurbished, with pegged pitches.

Nobody came to collect money when we were there either and, as you say, no honesty box, though we did arrive very late at night and left fairly early the following morning. I presume somebody comes round early evening.

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Really struggling this year with our annual trip to France, where to go what to see.
I have 11 days in total arriving in Calais mid July and really we are both looking for a bit of peace , quite and reasonable weather ( arenít we all ) .Our first thoughts were just to head for Brittany now we are looking at the Loire Valley maybe leading onto Brittany . I only intend using Aires or Municipalís
Is this loose sort of route worth doing: From Calais follows A28 to Le Mans then N138 to Tours Saumur then A85 to Angers .From there to Nantes then depending on the weather head North to Vannes area or South to La Rochelle area.
Any help or variations you could give would be very much appreciated particularly help with any recommended aires en-route

Many thanks
I guess it depends where you want to start the Loire valley and also how fond you are of paying tolls...

I would suggest Rouen, Evreux, Dreux, Chartres and then down to Orleans to meet the Loire or alternatively, as we did last year, go cross country from Evreux to Le Mans or down the A11 from Chartres to Le Mans and then take it from there.

We overnighted at Le Treport on the way out and you can probably work out our route from this map, we returned via the Normandy coast. You can preview the Aires we used with this video, I wouldn't hesitate to return to any of them and indeed already have!
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