Thanks both . We are travelling from Shropshire to Dover , then catching the ferry to Calais. Then driving to Port Grimaud I think that strech is around 750 miles. Would you recommend pre booking accomodation or are we very likely not to have a problem getting somewhere en route ? It will be August but the trouble with booking is you then have to get there iykwim !
At 17 she is most definitely counted as an adult plus your 3 yr old is too old to be counted as a "plus cot". if it is just a one night stop then we would either book the cheapest place (who cares what its like really) or wing it and find something on the way. this way if you are held up in traffic, bad weather, get really tired then you don't have to carry on further than you want. Similarly if you have a really good run then you might get further.
DD 17 DS 10 and DD 3. We are driving to South of france so looking at stopping overnight on route, but would like to get past Lyon first. With 3 dc here travel inns are fine but ive heard that they are really strict in france and DD will be counted as an adult anyway. Looks like ill have to book 2 roomsbut any advice on where to go would be helpful as the choice is huge ! TIA