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France: Where would you stop off overnight between Calais and La Rochelle?

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SarkyLady Sat 18-Jun-11 19:13:25

We've booked out main accommodation just south of La Rochelle but want to make a couple of overnight stops on the way. I don't know France at all so any pointers would be good.

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Portofino Sun 19-Jun-11 10:41:59

Honfleur is lovely. And then somewhere in the Loire, or Futuroscope at Poitiers? Check out Sawdays special places to stay guide.

SarkyLady Sun 19-Jun-11 15:42:02

Thanks smile

Portofino Sun 19-Jun-11 16:48:40

Also Novotels offer really good family accommodation - pools, playgrounds, free breakfast for kids, children's menus etc. But they tend to be more motorway stop off points though some are in town. Website

We are booked in to the Novotel at Rouen Sud on our way back from Cognac to Brussels.

SarkyLady Sun 19-Jun-11 18:23:45

What a coincidence - I've just booked us into the Rouen Sud Novotel and the Tours Sud one as well smile

Portofino Sun 19-Jun-11 20:13:01

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Portofino Sun 19-Jun-11 20:14:23

What night will you be there?

Ruffello Mon 04-Jul-11 15:49:44

The Marais Poitevin region would make a good stopover. It's also known as the Venise Verte (Green Venice) because of its network of canals. www.marais-poitevin.com/?mode=recherche_par_carte While you're in La Rochelle, if you have kids, Futuroscope and Puy du Fou are also excellent days out. Hope you have a great time!

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