Northern France 2018 Camper Van Trip
Archie and I had a great week enjoying a micro-expedition of the north coast of France. Inspired by the “i love northern france – hauts de france region” Facebook page there’s actually masses to explore in this region, and given that we had one of the best summers on record in the north of Europe we didn’t have to go far to have a fabulous week away in the van.
However after a fallow couple of months with work in June & July and a sudden influx of it in AUgust it was a bit of a busman’s holiday so the week had to focus around 3 static days in a campsite to guarantee good enough wifi for conference calls.
The map above and the video below should cover all the detail. The van is an absolute dream to drive again (bloody should be after 100 days off the road and £3k on the engine rebuild!) so Archie and I loved every minute of it.
France Passion/Aire Camping Car Leubringhen farm
Address, long/lat: 60 Hameau de Bainghen, 62250 Leubringhen N 50°51’7.3044” E 1°44’41.2476” 50.852029,1.744791. Google maps link.
What we liked: convenient, cows, quiet, free
What we didn’t like: right next to the road
Night Two & Three
Aire Municipale, Hippodrome, Le Touquet
Address, long/lat: Boulevard de la Canche, 62520 Le Touquet Paris Plage, Nord-Pas de Calais N 50.52622, E 1.59809 N 50°31’34”, E 1°35’53”. Google maps link.
What we liked: cheap, convenient
What we didn’t like: noisy, basic
Night Four, Five & Six
Camping Champ Neuf, Baie de Somme
Address, long/lat: 8 Rue du Champ Neuf, 80120 Saint-Quentin-en-Tourmont 50.26872, 1.60211. Google maps link.
What we liked: high green hedges around pitches, pizza truck, swimming pool, lots to explore nearby
What we didn’t like: packed swimming pool, poor shop,
Car park, Amiens
Address, long/lat:Parc Moulin Saint Pierre , Rue Massey, 80000 Amiens, Picardie N 49.90013, E 2.31166 N 49°54’00”, E 2°18’42” . Google maps link.
What we liked: free, fantastically convenient
What we didn’t like: just a car park