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now decided that the best start point is ferry to calais? then see dunkerque/somme etc. followed by trip to champagne region? from there unsure other than need to get ferry back into plymouth within the next 5 days or so??happy with any mileage really? done up to 550 miles in a day before?
other than the obvious wine/cheese places happy to see anything? suggestions please?
If I was you don't go to Dunkerque, it's not really a nice city, but from Calais, take the nice coastal road till Le touquet via Cap Grisnez, Wissant, Audresselle, Ambleuteuse, Wimereux (my lovely village in France) Boulgone/mer etc
Then you have choice it will depend what you want to see and in which direction you want to go...
But if you go in Champagne, to go back to calais will only take 4.5h (via Belgium is better cos' highway are free)
Hope it will help you
If you search a place for wine, go in alsace or near Beaune (Burgundy)
Take the Michelin map and plan it day by day (if you are like me you will change your mind as you ride anyway) - stay off the "autobahns" or whatever they are called in French (A roads) - the D (local) roads are far more interesting, better riding and less traffic - only the A roads have "peage" or tolls (but not even all of them - seems to depend if there is an alternative N route nearby, or as mentioned here, if you are near the Belgium border, or any international border I think, they are free again).
When you study the Mich map, look for the green shading alongside the minor roads - these are scenic/of interest routes and they are often more twisty than the bigger roads as well.
After that, there are more battlefields of WW 1 and 2 in Northern France than you can comfortably get around in 5 days or so! (I've tried that and there are still loads I have not been to). Verdun is very interesting indeed & not too far from the channel ports, etc etc
any suggestions for visiting war museums etc. have previously not had any great interest in dunkerque/somme etc but because i will be very close perhaps i need to visit? to see for myself? suggestions please?
you could also ride down the center of France ( Orleans 45 ) and visit the Loire Valley , its full of great curvy road ,forest and famous castle,about 5 hours from the ferry , maybe worthit if you find the coast too busy at this time of the year.
Went to France on an R80 more years ago than I care to remember (when did Prince Andrew get married?). The things that stick in my mind after all this time: The Loire Valley & Saumur, the Atlantic coast, the Bayeux tapestry, the D-Day beaches & cemeteries, and Mont St Michel - incredible.
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