Tuesday, 5 July 2011

From Calais to Colmar in a motorhome

Have just done a journey across France using "Aires" for overnight stops and occasionally finding our own spots.  These are the ones we found that were not in "the book"

 ARQUES Free camping by the river, a bit tricky to get to but the Satnav showed us the way as it was almost on an island.  

VIMY village, very handy if you have been looking at the battlefields and monuments.  In the village follow signs towards the Salle de Fete and just before it you will see a nice car park, closed off, with superb flat parking in front.

BRIOST On an island between the canal and river, there are a few fishermens caravans but these were not used during the week. This is a really nice quiet spot with loads of parking places, picnic tables and basic toilets

EPERNAY We visited the Mercier champagne factory and they said it would be find to stay on the car park overnight.  Very handy for a stroll down the Avenue de Champagne

KAYSERBERG It's in the book but this stunning village is excellent, Euro 2 by day plus Euro 4 at night and free toilets, dump and water fill.  Also if you go to the information centre they will give you a code for 24-hours free wi-fi with reception at the Aires.