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muffinn
28-01-2009, 16:07
We are looking for a night halt on (non-toll) road from Calais to Abbeville next week having got off the tunnel at an ungodly hour.

We just want to drive far enough to warm up the van - any safe suggestions in convenient small villages perhaps?

Thanks.

Muffinn

(Some great information on this site - including no doubt many answers to the above!)

marc2
28-01-2009, 17:33
Hi there

We stopped for the night between Sangatte and Escalles on the D940 coast road about 12 miles out of Calais. I think the place was called Gris Nez and it was a clifftop car park near WW2 German sea defences (well worth a look in the daylight). The main car park has a height restriction, but motorhomes park in the bus area outside with no problems.

Belgian
28-01-2009, 17:33
We are looking for a night halt on (non-toll) road from Calais to Abbeville next week having got off the tunnel at an ungodly hour.

We just want to drive far enough to warm up the van - any safe suggestions in convenient small villages perhaps?

Thanks.

Muffinn

(Some great information on this site - including no doubt many answers to the above!)
Have a look in this thread at:
http://www.wildcamping.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=3120

Geoff.W
28-01-2009, 18:21
Hello and welcome.

Last year (August) when we did the same thing we stopped in Bolougne at the parking near the harbour. Very busy then, but should be quieter at this time of the year. Wasn't too bad to find, about 4 in the morning when we arrived.

Belgian
28-01-2009, 18:57
Hi there

We stopped for the night between Sangatte and Escalles on the D940 coast road about 12 miles out of Calais. I think the place was called Gris Nez and it was a clifftop car park near WW2 German sea defences (well worth a look in the daylight). The main car park has a height restriction, but motorhomes park in the bus area outside with no problems.
If it was near Escalles it should be Cap Blanc Nez - a little bit windy up there, but a nice lookout for the 'white cliffs of Dover !-
15 km SW is Cap Griz Nez. On the top of the hill is also a parking right in front of the sea dispatching centre of the Dover Straits (Pas-de-Calais for the French).
Between the '2 caps' lies Wissant (nice beach - from the Flemish 'witzand' -white sands) with a good municipal and a MH parking.
German WW2 blockhouses, bunkers..... all over the area; all illegaly built.
A strange, dreadfull place is the fort 'de Mimoyecques' dug-outs for the V3 supergun to hit Londen.

vera
28-01-2009, 19:26
We arrived in Calais on the Sea France Ferry on 27Th December about 11.45pm and stayed in the Aires just along the Sea Front,We left early the next Morning but there was 30 plus Motorhomes there

mandrake
28-01-2009, 19:54
hi and welcome think you will find lots of help on overnight stops in europe also a welcome to vera is in order welcome to the wildside

TWS
28-01-2009, 21:43
Hi and welcome to the wildside, good luck with finding a spot for the night, hope you have a great trip.

Regards Tom


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