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Le Crotoy, 20th February 2011


View of Le Crotoy from the motorhome aire

Half-term holiday in France again, this time in the Somme.

The quay at Le Croto

So here we are at the Crotoy in northwest France.  We set off from home yesterday at 12.30 pm and it was all plain sailing all the way to Audinghen, at the France Passion site in Cap Gris-Nez.  We did our shopping in Cite Europe, then drove down to our night stop: first time we’ve driven in the dark.  I warmed up a cheese tart, which we served with saucisson and salad,  and had an early night at bout 9.30 pm.

Got up at 8 am, had breakfast and did usual tidying up and were on the road again at 9.30 am.  It was a lovely drive on the N940 south, past Berck (with a slight diversion) and on to Le Crotoy.  I just want to mention how the signposts let us down again with little warning and ended up in Le Touquet before joining route to Berck, etc.

We finally made it to this fine spot just before 12 noon, went for a wander in town and bought some ‘moules’ for dinner, which I’m about to cook.  This a very large aire, with room for at least 50 motorhomes, free this time of year, but 5 Euros a night during the high season.  There is also a charge of 2E for water, as it is common in many aires.

The Motorhome aire at Le Crotoy

Le Crotoy is a lovely sea-fearing little town, famous for having been the imprisonment place of Joan of Arc, to whom there is a monument dedicated near the sea front.  Fish restaurants are the attraction here, so I expect we’ll enjoy a nice seafood meal before we leave.

Joan of Arc Monument at Le Crotoy

Got back to van for lunch and while Adonis had a siesta, a started crocheting my new project: a summer t-shirt.

The large aire at Le Crotoy

We’ve just been for long walk around the Bay of the Somme, and very beautiful it is too!  Just having aperitif before dinner and early night again, I expect.









We are not sure where we are going tomorrow.

The Bay of the Somme