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Message posted by pholloway on 08/12/2013 at 7:17pm
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We are travelling with caravan to Perpignan next summer with two young kids, and would like to stop half way from Calais.
We want to stay in a Hotel or B&B as the caravan is full with kit and to set up for one night would not be a break.
I am worried about booking a hotel and then finding out it is not accessible with a caravan or there is no suitable parking etc. Tried to E-mail hotels but none have been helpful so far.
Wonder if anybody could help with places they have stayed in or advice in general. Was looking around the Bourges area near the motorway.
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Message posted by Val A on 08/12/2013 at 7:33pm
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There are few hotels immediately adjacent to the autoroute where they will have enough room for parking up a car and caravan, especially during the school holidays when space is usually at a premium.  In low season you might find a budget hotel which would be willing to accommodate you but usually the sort of places to offer plenty of space are Chambres d'Hote, perhaps a farm with a good big parking area.  You could try Le Petit Ferme, at Vouzeron, very French, with family rooms, a pool and a playground, a bit off the autoroute, but you can continue to Bourges if you come off the autoroute near Salbris, on the D944, without too much backtracking.  There is plenty of actual space to park a caravan, but whether they will allow caravan parking I'm not sure.  You can book through Booking.com.

There are lots of perfectly good municipal campsites - one in Salbris, another in Bourges, which are easily accessible, or two in Vierzon, one in St Pierre le Moutier, and other villages all down that route.  We've stayed in many overnight on the way south.  Could you just do a 'minimalist' stopover.  Park up, steadies down, eat out, and just leave the beds clear for sleeping next morning get up and off, and stop at a nearby service area to have breakfast - all-round probably cheaper than a hotel. 

I should add that we've stayed (twice) en-route in hotels, with our caravan!  Once was in a Formule 1 near Beziers, where the staff went out of their way to find space for us, and another was a Premiere Classe where we couldn't park in the hotel parking area, but very nearby, in what we were reassured was a safe area.  It was!



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Message posted by Jack+Jon on 08/12/2013 at 8:08pm
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Find a hotel, put address into google maps, then look at hotel on google streeview to see if car park is big enough. For Example, googling 'hotels Bourges' brings you to this one. B&B Hotel just off A71 Autoroute & a big car park. Theres also a Premier Classe hotel opposite as well.

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We always use "Premiere Classe" budget hotels, many of which can accommodate caravans etc in there secure car parks.

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Here is a link to all kinds of hotels, b&b, camping, etcetera for a night stop in France. It is in Dutch, but imo it is quite easy to find your way around. Just click on the kind of accommodation you are looking for and then click on the part of France where you want to stay and the possibilities will show up. Then click on the red pointers and you will get your information of the accommodation chosen.

http://www.camping-frankrijk.nl/overnachtenonderweg.asp

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Message posted by BobCat10 on 11/12/2013 at 9:18am
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We usually stop in Savigny Les Beaune at le Premier pres...lovely place, just off the toll route, ELeclerc and fuel stop too.

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Message posted by pholloway on 13/12/2013 at 6:57pm
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Thanks
We have booked le petit ferme at vouzeron 180 for on the way there and on the way back, said caravan no problem.
Cheers for help

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Glad to hear you're sorted Phil.


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