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    France, quiet stop near Cherbourg?



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    Hello! Our plans were made, but have been un-made by Brittany Ferries! Our ferry booking has been changed by due to Brit. Ferries as they've cancelled a lot of sailings that are now spare capacity due to the exit that must not be named (anyone else had this?)

    So we now have overnight sailings both ways, bad news. (With 10 reduction, whoopeedoo). So we need to find somewhere quiet to sleep on a Sunday morning in early September a few km away from Cherbourg. Can anyone recommend a quiet parking spot somewhere on or just off the D13 between Cherbourg and Valognes, or near Valognes please? Have looked online at Manche Tourisme and a few others, there are a few that look ok-ish, but personal recommendations would help. Thanks y'all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Europhil View Post
    So we now have overnight sailings both ways, bad news.So we need to find somewhere quiet to sleep on a Sunday morning in early September a few km away from Cherbourg.
    But won't you just have slept on the overnight crossing ? We usually have night sailing so we arrive fresh and can get under way

    Brittany ferries have made several cancellations as the Pont Aven has been in Brest for several weeks after a breakdown

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    There is a free aire in Cherbourg right next to the port in the car park on the south side of the old transatlantic passenger ship terminal. With free water and waste disposal. We use this if we have an early morning departure or evening arrival.

    The Super U supermarket car park at Saint Mere Eglise is a useful stop again with facilities and fresh warm baguettes and other shopping in the morning.

    We have used both overnight but it really depends on the plans post Cherbourg arrival or pre Cherbourg departure whether these are suitable as both have morning traffic either work or shopping related post 9am.
    Last edited by Moped; 10-06-2019 at 05:17.

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    Hi, There is a free Aire next to Carrefour in Valognes 49.510872, -1.477562

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    There are a couple of cracking spots on the little peninsula near Fermanville just to the east (right on the map) of Cherbourg. Not been for a while but I think they are on CC Infos or maybe on POI on here.

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    I had my plans changed by Brittany Ferries because they had laid on extra sailings, resulting in a change to schedules. I had the flexibility to change to a night sailing at very little extra cost, complete with cabin, which I can highly recommend. I also took the opportunity to change route, but that's another story.
    The POIs (available to Full Members) include many locations on the Cherbourg peninsula, but particularly on the coast, some of which might well be satisfactorily quiet on a Sunday morning. How critical are the N13 and Valognes? You might consider a hypermarket car park (perhaps Auchan, La Glacerie which is closed on a Sunday, so most vehicles will only be going to the 24-hour pumps at the filling station), but there are far nicer places to stop!

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