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Old 22nd July 2017, 01:52 AM
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Peeps, need some advice from you lovely folks. Myself and 3 other mates we are trying to arrange a weekend drive to France Monaco. Any suggestions as to routes stop over etc. We are sharing the drive hopefully so should make it less tiring. any reasonable hotels etc on route? cheers guys
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Old 22nd July 2017, 10:18 AM
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I can't really help with Hotels, they seem to have cheap basic places like Formula 1 etc or proper Hotels in Town centres that are quite expensive. Very little in berween. I'm sure others may have better advice on Hotels.

I'd recommend getting a Toll Tag from www.ATMB.com if using the Autoroutes, it can save a lot of time at the Toll Booths. You set up an Account and pay a refundable deposit on the Tag and a small monthly fee + Toll charges. Return the tag by post and cancel your account when you get back.
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Old 22nd July 2017, 10:33 AM
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Campanile Hotels are pretty reasonable and similar to Premier Inns - they have over 300 in France - link > https://www.campanile.com/en/france
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Old 22nd July 2017, 10:30 PM
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Stayed here before, enroute to the south.
http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-0428...ux/index.shtml

Functional. Loads of safe parking. Reasonable price. Good bar/restaurant. Outdoor pool.
Most importantly, 5 mins from the old race circuit!

Might not be far enough south for the first stop for you though.
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Old 23rd July 2017, 01:10 AM
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cheers guys will look at these.
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Old 23rd July 2017, 07:15 AM
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Done this a few times, I'd recommend going across to Reims and seeing the old GP circuit, going onto Colmar for a stop over at a really nice campsite there (tents already supplied and fully kitted out, I can fish out the details if you want).

Then head to Mulhouse to see the Sclumpf collection at the car museum, dive into Switzerland after that and head over the mountains into northern Italy (you'll need to get a tax sticker at the border and hide your dashcam) - the views are amazing on this route.

Once in Italy you head down to Menaggio (lovely place to stay and best book a place with parking available at the hotel as its small and tight there.

Final part of the route is to head on the motorway past Monza then onto Italian back roads and tunnels for a stop off in San Remo for some lunch and then into Monaco.

We spent the time at the front enjoying stuff then blasted back on the motorways via Lyon and Lemans stopping overnight about half way before heading to a cash and carry in Calais for wine stocking.

There is also a good book for motorists exploring France currently on sale in the works bookstores for 3 that I recommend.

You've chosen a great trip, just remember your Euro driving pack and enough disposable breathalysers for all passengers as well as watching your speed as they chase for fines aggressively

Edit - realised you said weekend... long weekend maybe? Lol

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This is the book

And this is the campsite - Colmar is gorgeous!

http://campingdelill.fr/?utm_medium=...FrancevoyageFR
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Thanks mate very useful!!! Yeah we are going friday and returning Sunday late eve so there some time restrictions.
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We use Ibis budget, they're utilitarian and reasonably priced. Me and the boy like them, his mother not so much. To be fair there isn't much she does like. Can book them online/through Accor app.
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We use Ibis budget, they're utilitarian and reasonably priced. Me and the boy like them, his mother not so much. To be fair there isn't much she does like. Can book them online/through Accor app.
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