View Full Version : Really useful stop over between Calais and Amiens near Abbeyville on A16 /E402

Senator Starfire
03-01-2011, 14:40
Here is a great place to stop over - Aire autoroutière de la Baie de Somme (Practical information - The Baie de Somme motorway service station
Between A16 Paris-Amiens-Calais motorway exits 23 and 24
Tél : 03 22 23 69 60 / GPS : N 50.16715° , E 1.75561° / e-mail aire.autoroute@baiedesomme.fr

Go to the caravan section right at end - plenty of space for overnight stay. You can have nice 50mtres walk to cafe - but make sure you take all valuables as apparently high nicking rate. The espresso is rubbish but you can change money at restaurant cash till - no facilities for this in Amiens except post office which could be shut). Also there is chemical disposal and water and electric charge point on exit from petrol station. All in all a tres bien stopover.

03-01-2011, 16:59
Calais Harbor Parking lot always alright for an overnighter at the start and end of the Hols! the walkway into town is at left of terminal!

Senator Starfire
03-01-2011, 17:33
We did see the parking lot and drove around it to assess for future use - I don't think that this intention occured to the customs as a possible reason because when we went through into the loading area they were all over the van - lucky they didn't find the 5 Afghanis hiding up in the roofbox!!