We are driving from Calais to Benodet in South Brittany on Sunday with DD(4) and DS(2).... Has anyone done this journey in one go, how long will it really take (the mappy website suggests it will take about 7 hours, is this reliable?) - and can you recommend anywhere decent to stop en route for picnics, loo breaks, and letting the kids run around for a bit? I would really appreciate any recommendations.
I agree, if you just want quick stops then there are load of "Aires" on the motorway, some have petrol stations, restaurants, child play areas etc whilst others will just have basic toilet facilities and plenty of green space/woods for children to run around and have a picnic etc - it will be fine!
Thanks for the reassurance about the motorways, DH is used to doing lots of long motorway driving so not worried about the actual driving bit, more about the two monkeys in the back who are not so great at travelling! Have been thinking about dvd players - can't afford to buy them right now but have emailed everyone I know to see if we can borrow one!