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Awaycation Autumn 2024 - Overnights

Today I have been looking again at the overnight stops between Calais and Alcossebre.

Once again using the page map inside the front cover of the 2020 Big Easy Read Atlas of France and the 12" ruler. Towns are unlikely to have moved much in four years... Accuracy can be checked using Google Maps.

Currently I have identified four stops with the last one being the municipal aire at St Cyprien Plage "Flot Bleu". Google Maps put this as 435kms to the apartment. That's the longest day but as we can't check-in until 4pm it shouldn't be a problem. Hopefully at the apartment complex we can lock the van up and leave her to "rest" whilst we are in the apartment.

So at the moment I am looking at a first stop at our old friend Camping-Car Park at Formerie. Google shows this to be around 172kms from Calais Port.

To vary the route, and also a TomTom Max suggestion, this time we are away from the N154 and N10.

The next stop looks to be around Beaulieu sur Loire. It's around 302 Kms.

I looked at a few around to the south of Clermont Ferrand but there were few sites that appealed. So in the end I opted for around St Flour. So it's around 330 Kms that day.

The 4th will be the St Cyprien Plage site. A other 360 Kms or so.

The possible routes from Google Maps are here. There is little chance that we will do the route that goes around the Paris ring. I prefer to stay as far away as possible. Paris is not my cup of tea.


The next step is to wait until later in the month and check out our Tesco Clubcard then get the voucher to use against the ferry fare across from Dover to Calais and return. We prefer P&O as (currently) the fare saving over Eurotunnel is around £100. At today's prices that should give us a full tank of UK diesel or about 600 miles on the road. Not to be sniffed at.

I plan to go midweek to midweek and outside childrens' holidays to keep the fare as low as possible. Depending on the sailing times, that overnight at Formerie will become more important and I'll keep an eye open and book it when necessary. It only has six pitches and can get rather full.

The way back? That's for later.

Posted by InvictaMoto 19:40 Archived in France

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