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overnight stay near calais please

hi all

what a change in the weather 35c in algarve and now raining cold and windy

but am at a nice place to stop called capbreton by the beach 11euro a night with good wifi ane electric

we are looking for a nice stop within about 20 miles of calais to stop for the night so that we can get the 9.50 ferry friday morning


we also need somewere near reuen

any suggestions ?

cheers

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Hi Barry,

We often stay at Gravelines on the night before our return to UK. 7 Euro per night from the machine I think. no facilities there but there is a second half to this site nearby. Have a look at

https://www.motorhomefacts.com/gravelines-campsite.html

It's about 20 mins away from Calais and is far enough away not ot worry about any 'klingons' .

Will be there again in a few weeks time at the end of our trip.

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St Omer has a nice Aire opposite a vets if you have a dog.
Handy for last minute shopping too.
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We stayed at the (free) aire at Wissant a couple of weeks back. Excellent for an early ferry - then just follow the coast road into Calais, past the marina basin aire and into the Ferry Port via the roundabout (no need to take the longer route on the motorway). You could also, if wished, make a slight detour and fill up at Auchan - we did. Have done it this way a few times now.
Depending on which route you will be coming north past Rouen, there is an aire at Pont de L'Arch just to the south.

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Do not forget to avoid any low bridges in Rouen.
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There are two aires at wissant if the main one is full. Both on cc infos. Second one is about half a mile away in a field. Nice little private aire with sea views at ambletuse a bit further south. No services though. Think it's about three euros.

Don't know how near you need to be to Ruen but the Aire at Mallaire sur Siene about 30 miles west of there is lovely
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Hi Barry,

We often stay at Gravelines on the night before our return to UK. 7 Euro per night from the machine I think. no facilities there but there is a second half to this site nearby. Have a look at

https://www.motorhomefacts.com/gravelines-campsite.html

It's about 20 mins away from Calais and is far enough away not ot worry about any 'klingons' .

Will be there again in a few weeks time at the end of our trip.

Rob
Another for Gravelines. And a choice of Airs to use too.

We also checked out the local campsite once as we needed some laundry done etc and found it to be 11 Euro with sparks. The only thing was when we were leaving I discovered the electric socket in the campsite supply would not give me my plug back. Owner tried everything and eventually I cut the plug off and had to fit a new one.. Sheesh!!

Hey ho. Not bad little site for the dosh though...

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Just returned from Portugal ourselves, and what a weather change, although Portugal was not all sunshine!
Another vote for Wissant and it is on your way back to Calais. When (if heading towards Calais), you come off the Autoroute, if you first turn right, instead of going left to Wissant, there is an Intermarche with fuel station within a few hundred metres. A handy spot!
We were there last wednesday

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Just noticed you need somewhere near to Rouen
Try Pont De Arche. The aire was open last week, but the campsite was completely flooded.
Post De Arche is on the road from Evreux to Rouen, if you intend keeping the river on your left (when heading home)
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Quend Plage is nice with a good dog walk. Wissant is perfect for the tunnel too but it's busy. We use Pont De L'Arche too. All good aires. Neufchatel en Bray has a private aire, its flat but a bit pricey at E13, although you get EHU, water etc - the pay machine never works there so you will need to get the bloke from the campsite next door to open the barrier.

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