overnight journey stopovers in caravan in France

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We are travelling from Leicestershire to Montignac (Dordogne), arriving via Eurotunnel in France at 4.15pm. Ideally we would like to drive 3-4 hours down the A16 before finding a stopover. We have always used the Aire Baie de la Somme but this then means a 12 hour journey to the site the following day. Does anybody know of any other safe aires off the A16 (probably near Paris) that are suitable for overnight caravan stops?
 
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I would suggest Camping St Nicholas at Le Bec Hellouin about 20 miles SW of Rouen.
In the morning go Alencon, Le Mans, Tours, Poitiers, Limoges, Ussac and Montignac.

Le Bec is about 250Km according to ViaMichelin and will take just over 3 hours. Advance booking is a good idea.
It has good facilities including a swimming pool, and a nice bar/bistro.

The route above is just over 600Km and will take about 7½hrs. The more westerly route is 588Km and will take about 7hrs so its as short as its long really.
 

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Hope you are not going soon. They are having a dreadful time with wildfires
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We used a municipal at La Ferte St Aubin. Close to the motorway south of Orleans and some nice eateries in the town.
 
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We used a municipal at La Ferte St Aubin. Close to the motorway south of Orleans and some nice eateries in the town.
Unfortunately this is only open on weekends (we would be staying on a Thursday evening) and only accommodates camper vans/motorhomes :(
 
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I would suggest Camping St Nicholas at Le Bec Hellouin about 20 miles SW of Rouen.
In the morning go Alencon, Le Mans, Tours, Poitiers, Limoges, Ussac and Montignac.

Le Bec is about 250Km according to ViaMichelin and will take just over 3 hours. Advance booking is a good idea.
It has good facilities including a swimming pool, and a nice bar/bistro.

The route above is just over 600Km and will take about 7½hrs. The more westerly route is 588Km and will take about 7hrs so its as short as its long really.
We wanted to avoid the Rouen route hence heading down the A16 towards Paris and then taking the N10.
 
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Unfortunately this is only open on weekends (we would be staying on a Thursday evening) and only accommodates camper vans/motorhomes :(
That’s changed then as it was for all vehicles and tents plus 7 days per week. Probably Covid. There was a site a but further south used by british and Dutch over nighters. Short walk into town for super market and eats. Try and remember the name.
 
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The other one we used was Camping les petits pres in Dourdon, which was actually a bit further north than Ferte St Aubin.



Recommend this restaurant near Coly not far from Montignac really good food and value. If you are planning a celebratory meal the hotel opposite is excellent and was owned by the same. Where are you staying at Montignac?

https://www.latabledejean.com/
 
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Unfortunately this is only open on weekends (we would be staying on a Thursday evening) and only accommodates camper vans/motorhomes :(
What about Camping Le Cosson in Ferte ST Aubin that’s okay fir a en route stop.



Different from Aire Municipal which is weekends only as you say.
 
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That’s changed then as it was for all vehicles and tents plus 7 days per week. Probably Covid. There was a site a but further south used by british and Dutch over nighters. Short walk into town for super market and eats. Try and remember the name.

PS edit talking of cross purposes the Aire Municipal I’ve not stayed at. Campsite Le Cosson used to be managed by the municipality
 
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The other one we used was Camping les petits pres in Dourdon, which was actually a bit further north than Ferte St Aubin.



Recommend this restaurant near Coly not far from Montignac really good food and value. If you are planning a celebratory meal the hotel opposite is excellent and was owned by the same. Where are you staying at Montignac?

https://www.latabledejean.com/
We had a meal there about 4 weeks ago. Very nice
 
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