France (from UK)
Day 1: London to Amiens
200 miles (including ferry via Dover/Calais)
Set out early from our depot in London to Dover. Now before you hop on the ferry make sure you take some time to walk along the White Cliffs of Dover. These majestic cliffs are like they have been taken to by a doctors scalpel and is an iconic image for people returning or visiting England by sea.
After a 1.5 hour trip on the ferry, you are in France and over to Amiens for a first day stop, a cute little Northern France town.
A place to stay: Camping Parc des Cygnes, Amien
Day 2: Amiens to Blois
After a good nights rest it’s time for some driving. Take the motorways past the West of Paris as we are heading to the town of Blois, which is our next stop. Blois is a French village which sits on the Loire river and is the perfect first stop for starting to trip down the Loire Valley.
A place to stay: Camping du Val de Blois
Day 3: Blois to Saumur
The Loire Valley is one of the most beautiful drives in France. Today the drive from Blois through to Saumur takes in some of the best French Chateaux’s in the country, the majestic Loire river and some of the most beautiful little villages in France
A place to stay: Camping L’ile d’Offard
Day 4 & 5: Saumur to Carnac
After a stopover in the lovely Saumer, it’s time to head towards the coast of Brittany. Stop in Auray to take in the views at the stunning Port de St Goustan and make your way to the resort of Carnac, which is famous for its megalithic Standing Stones.
A place to stay :Camping La Grande Metairie
Day 6: Carnac to St Malo
Keep heading up North to the town of St Malo, another seaport town in the North Brittany. Famous for its Oysters it’s a perfect stop for a walk around the fortified city and next leg onto Mont St Michel.
A place to stay: Camping La Cite d’Alet
Day 7: St Malo to Bayeaux
From St.Malo head to Mont St Michel with over 3 million visitors a year, this UNESCO listed this rocky tidal island and commune is not to be missed. It has a rich history having survived wars, dukes and Kings it stands alone in all its beauty.
After Mont St Michel it is time to visiting another historically significant area in Normandy, the D-Day beaches. Only 1 hour from the Mont, the beaches of Utah and Omaha where the Allies stormed the Western Front in 1944 to liberate France and turn the tide against the Nazi’s in World War 2.
Here you will find fascinating museums which detail what happened on that famous day in history. At Omaha beachh the enormity is never more apparent at the sacrifice than visiting the American cemetery and museum. You will see white crosses as far as the eye can see which words can do no justice.
A place to stay: Camping le Chateau de Martragny, Bayeaux
Day 9: Back to England
Time to head back to Calais (3.5-hour drive), hop on the ferry back to Dover and onwards to your drop off point
Abridged version of an itinerary supplied by our motorhome partners in UK