Halfway hotel for Sunday night

Halfway hotel for Sunday night

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StevieBee

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6,911 posts

190 months

Saturday 20th October
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Decided that we'd rather not endure another Sunday evening of stupidity next so looking to head back to Calais after the finish but stop over somewhere half decent on Sunday night.

Other than the usual budget places, any recommendations - quirky or otherwise?

wsn03

454 posts

36 months

Saturday 20th October
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Couple of interesting suggestions made here
www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&t=17...

eps

4,933 posts

204 months

Sunday 21st October
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We stop in Rouen. We used to stop at Isneauville, which is just north of Rouen, but those either aren't open or weren't near anywhere to grab some food. I think I just used booking.com or hotels.com to book rooms. It really depends on your budget.

purple haze

210 posts

159 months

Sunday 21st October
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I would recommend Honfleur. It's about half way to Calais and allows you to bypass Rouen and its traffic by going over the Pont de Normandie on the Monday morning.There are plenty of places to stay for all budgets and loads off great fish restaurants all around the old harbour - and plenty of good bars as well. Have stayed there many times over the last 20 years and never been disappointed.

David W.

1,236 posts

144 months

Sunday 21st October
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Yes to Honfleur, there are also some lovely little places beside the Seine near Rouen, La Bouille and Caudebec-en-Caux being two.
DW
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wsn03

454 posts

36 months

Monday 22nd October
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StevieBee said:
Decided that we'd rather not endure another Sunday evening of stupidity next so looking to head back to Calais after the finish but stop over somewhere half decent on Sunday night.

Other than the usual budget places, any recommendations - quirky or otherwise?
I know its not half way but I always enjoy the Ibis on the water front at Boulogne Sur Mer...its quirky and now re-furbished. It has secure underground parking as an added bonus. It is 25 minutes from Calais

StevieBee

Original Poster:

6,911 posts

190 months

Monday 22nd October
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Cheers chaps!

Herbie Hammer

670 posts

201 months

Tuesday 23rd October
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Not half way but Le touquet can be a giggle

HH

Davwlk

277 posts

127 months

Thursday 25th October
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We always stop at Evreau. Excellent as everyone else heads up to ports Sunday night, you won't see another British car once you leave Le Mans. This route takes you through Rouen from a different direction and then follow the motorway to Calais from Rouen.

DoubleD

6,165 posts

43 months

Thursday 25th October
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StevieBee said:
Decided that we'd rather not endure another Sunday evening of stupidity next so looking to head back to Calais after the finish but stop over somewhere half decent on Sunday night.

Other than the usual budget places, any recommendations - quirky or otherwise?
You could just change campsites for a better one.

tazzatime

72 posts

114 months

Thursday 25th October
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I stayed on the campsite once on a Sunday, that was enough for me.
I now always pack up the tent on Sunday morning so that I am ready to leave when the race finishes.

After the race I drive north to Bernay, about 90 miles, so a third of the way to Calais.
Stop here https://www.hotel-acropole.com/en/

The hotel is outside of Bernay on the by-pass, It is basic, but adequate and not expensive.
It is however adjacent to a really nice restaurant.
Great to have a shower, some great food, and a decent bed after several days camping.

Stayed there many times, never been disappointed, usually several other groups from Le Mans there too.

Cheers

DoubleD

6,165 posts

43 months

Thursday 25th October
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Surely it comes down to the campsite that you stay on. I stayed within the track limits this year and had a wonderful quiet sunday night.