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Sharon the Cat
10-05-2017, 13:28
We are hoping to get a weekend booze run in June, a dash to Calais & back, & want to spend a day out & about on the Saturday. We have previously stopped at a free town aire not too far from Calais that we would like to revisit.

I would have to go up in the loft & search for our motorhome log to find the name of this town & wondered if anyone could recognise it from my description.

To my recollection it is within about an hour or two of Calais. The aire is on the edge of town, a gravelled area with a stone wall on one side & an electronic entry loo. There are modern houses opposite & a large grassed area downhill from the end of the parking area.The town plays boules next to the aire. There is a market every Saturday in the centre of the town & you can walk all the way round the town mostly on top of the old walls. There are beautiful views from the top of the walls & an old castle you have to pay to get into. There is a tourist office & toilets near the castle.

Does this ring any bells with anyone?

Tezza33
10-05-2017, 13:32
Is it Montreuil sur Mer


62 - Montreuil sur Mer - PHOTOS - AIRES SERVICE - CAMPING-CAR - STATIONNEMENT pour CAMPING-CAR visites panoramiques 360 en France (https://www.aire-service-camping-car-panoramique.fr/mobile/pas-de-calais/62-montreuil-sur-mer)

Sharon the Cat
10-05-2017, 13:38
Is it Montreuil sur Mer


62 - Montreuil sur Mer - PHOTOS - AIRES SERVICE - CAMPING-CAR - STATIONNEMENT pour CAMPING-CAR visites panoramiques 360 en France (https://www.aire-service-camping-car-panoramique.fr/mobile/pas-de-calais/62-montreuil-sur-mer)

Spot on, that's the place! Although, why the French named it "on Sea" I don't know.

My description can't have been too bad then.
Thank you Torchy.

carol
10-05-2017, 13:41
Is it Montreuil sur Mer


62 - Montreuil sur Mer - PHOTOS - AIRES SERVICE - CAMPING-CAR - STATIONNEMENT pour CAMPING-CAR visites panoramiques 360 en France (https://www.aire-service-camping-car-panoramique.fr/mobile/pas-de-calais/62-montreuil-sur-mer)

Well done Torchy! 😄

Tezza33
10-05-2017, 13:41
Spot on, that's the place! Although, why the French named it "on Sea" I don't know.

My description can't have been too bad then.
Thank you Torchy.

Your description was good but the amazing thing is I have never been to it, I recognised the bit about the wall

Sharon the Cat
10-05-2017, 13:45
Your description was good but the amazing thing is I have never been to it, I recognised the bit about the wall

Do you read All the Aires in bed every night??

Tezza33
10-05-2017, 13:49
Do you read All the Aires in bed every night??

How did you know?, has Maggy been talking again:rolleyes2:

Sharon the Cat
10-05-2017, 13:56
How did you know?, has Maggy been talking again:rolleyes2:

Yes, but I'm sworn to secrecy about the lace underwear.

Deleted user 21925
10-05-2017, 13:56
Yes, but I'm sworn to secrecy about the lace underwear.

Terry reckons he's stopped wearing it now.

Byronic
10-05-2017, 14:00
I'm fairly certain it's "on sea' because it once was, until the sea access silted up. If you accidently go centre ville in a HGV size van I can tell you I was 'all at sea' for a while, so the name is still appropriate as far as I'm concerned!

Sharon the Cat
10-05-2017, 14:24
I'm fairly certain it's "on sea' because it once was, until the sea access silted up. If you accidently go centre ville in a HGV size van I can tell you I was 'all at sea' for a while, so the name is still appropriate as far as I'm concerned!

I seem to remember some narrow streets in the old part of town. Thankfully we were on foot.

RoaminRog
10-05-2017, 15:04
Last time we were there, it was a beautiful day. We sat outside a cafe and had steak and salad, just as we finished, the Fire Brigade decided to have a hose reeling competition, with two teams seeing who were the fastest.
It was the perfect end to the perfect day!

Byronic
10-05-2017, 15:34
Part of the service, just in case you ordered something flambeaued!

Tezza33
10-05-2017, 16:06
Terry reckons he's stopped wearing it now.
I have started wearing it again since Maggy found some in my car:shag:

Sharon the Cat
11-05-2017, 07:15
Last time we were there, it was a beautiful day. We sat outside a cafe and had steak and salad, just as we finished, the Fire Brigade decided to have a hose reeling competition, with two teams seeing who were the fastest.
It was the perfect end to the perfect day!

We really enjoyed our day there. We walked all the way round the town & the views from the top of the walls are lovely. That's what we intend to do when we go back. Pity is it's a 48 hour visit so we won't have the dog with us. :sad:


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