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Stopover accom. for family of 6 driving to west France

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whatatip Mon 20-Jun-11 14:44:40

This is a bit of a niche request, so I think I'll be lucky to get any replies.

I am thinking somewhere about 3 hours SW of Calais.
How can I find this?
We are driving to near Cognac, with 4 children under 7. The cheap and cheerful Formule 1 sort of places don't have big enough rooms (we need space for 2 cots). Also, we'd like a place with somewhere for the girls to be able to run around and get some fresh air so don't want to be in some awful concrete jungle.

Portofino Mon 20-Jun-11 19:53:42

Try Put Rouen in as a destination and the number, age of your dcs, then open up the distance away. A quick search brought up a few alternatives, but I don't know when you are travelling.

The Suite Hotel Novotel in Rouen seems to have room for double/2singles and 2 cots.

quirrelquarrel Mon 20-Jun-11 21:28:52

This is the gorgeous B&B type setup place we always stay in if it's a car journey- everything is lovely, homely and not sterile without having to pay double for the token quirks and there's a big garden, chickens, trampoline etc....I'm afraid it is actually in Calais or very near. But otherwise it ticks your boxes.

ChippyMinton Tue 21-Jun-11 09:05:49

gites de france

I found a B&B (chambre d'hote) through this website. I have the same problem, with 2 adults & 3 children, the usual chain hotels are no good.

whatatip Tue 21-Jun-11 11:38:32

Thank you all. I will look at those web sites during my 'lunch hour'.

Quirrelquarrel, i think that sounds ideal if I could just move it 3 hours down the road. Shame.

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