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Old 15-01-17, 21:34
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T5 Post Icon Calais to Cherbourg

Hi folks,
Very excited as we have just booked the ferries for our first trip abroad in our just finished T5.1 in August (school holidays, I know!)
The plan is to drive along the coast from Calais to Cherbourg over 10 days stopping off at a few places along the way for a couple of nights or so. Taking the bike rack too for a spot of gentle family cycling.
I was wondering if any of you experienced travellers could recommend a few good camp-sites worth a visit along the way, looking for a nice family vibe to keep our six year old entertained too.
Other than the walled citadel in Boulogne, and a visit to one of the D Day beaches we have no firm plans yet, so any advice or pointers would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance.
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Old 15-01-17, 22:32
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Default Re: Calais to Cherbourg

Lots to see and do on your journey. Once out past Dunkirk things get more scenic. Starting from Dieppe you've got Caen and all the d day stuff from Pegasus bridge up to sword beach, merville battery then all the way to the other side to Cherbourg. The villages along the coastal roads are very small but plentiful and the Norman people (we are not French! Lol) love the English. I'm not sure on campsites but I know there are lots iirc on my last visit there in 2014. I'm going there again in June for a long weekend as it's lovely!
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Old 16-01-17, 06:04
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Rouen is a lovely city to visit, fantastic cathedral and lots of history. Pont du hoc is a great place to visit if you want a d day visit. Honfleur is beautiful and you can take a boat trip from there out into le harve bay.

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