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Subject Topic: Calais to St-Gilles-Croix-De-Vie
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Message posted by Baileyjake28/1/2020 at 1:40pm
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we will have been to longueville sur mer for 3 years this summer, les sables d'orlone before that and jard-sur-mer before that.

my neighbors visit st giles croix de vie every year (le pas opton)

and when our holidays coinside we visit each other.

its a lovely area if you have kids and you catch the weather right. we have not had a bad holiday yet in august but our neighbors usually go for 3 weeks and they have had some violent storms. during one a tree blew down and flattend their awning. luckily they were out for the day so no one was injured.

the beach at st gilles is huge and sandy and is good for body boarding but perhaps not so good for todlers to paddle.

we usually drive from Caen as it takes 5-6hrs towing. we have also driven from roscoff but that takes longer.

i was considering using the tunnel this year but have opted for the portsmouth caen ferry again, its expensive but i thikn with the additional fuel and road tolls there is no saving but a lot more driving. (takes me 4h to the tunnel) i hate the ferry but an additional 8h driving weach way tips the balance for me. actually my son asked me last night 'whats good about the ferry' 'abolutely nothing' i replied. he had been asking me why i was flying to bordeaux next week for my work.

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Message posted by Wolfman via mobile 29/1/2020 at 4:49am
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Quote: Originally posted by Baileyjake on 28/1/2020
we will have been to longueville sur mer for 3 years this summer, les sables d'orlone before that and jard-sur-mer before that.

my neighbors visit st giles croix de vie every year (le pas opton)

and when our holidays coinside we visit each other.

its a lovely area if you have kids and you catch the weather right. we have not had a bad holiday yet in august but our neighbors usually go for 3 weeks and they have had some violent storms. during one a tree blew down and flattend their awning. luckily they were out for the day so no one was injured.

This is our 3rd visit to St Gilles croix de vie
Always stopped at Bahamas Beach caravan site
30 min walk to town or $1 bus journey or cycle route


Have been Cherbourg and Caen previously
Got time this year for a stop off, hence from Calais.
Then 16 nights stop
Then 4 nights somewhere else in France on way back.
Always had decent weather so far

the beach at st gilles is huge and sandy and is good for body boarding but perhaps not so good for todlers to paddle.

we usually drive from Caen as it takes 5-6hrs towing. we have also driven from roscoff but that takes longer.

i was considering using the tunnel this year but have opted for the portsmouth caen ferry again, its expensive but i thikn with the additional fuel and road tolls there is no saving but a lot more driving. (takes me 4h to the tunnel) i hate the ferry but an additional 8h driving weach way tips the balance for me. actually my son asked me last night 'whats good about the ferry' 'abolutely nothing' i replied. he had been asking me why i was flying to bordeaux next week for my work.





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Message posted by Wolfman29/1/2020 at 6:37pm
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Quote: Originally posted by MisterB1959 on 28/1/2020
ps, which campsite at St Gilles?


Camping Le Bahamas Beach
its a Chadotel site
we re-booked before we even left last year


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Although we use dieppe, the route would still apply.

We go through Rennes down to Nantes. A little further in miles but big saving in toll fees dieppe to vendee is about 20 quid in tolls. Most of the journey is duel carriage way or motorway.

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