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Driving from Stuttgart to Calais

Preston
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Driving from Stuttgart to Calais

I'm due to fly into Stuttgart in early March to collect a car to return to the UK via Calais.

I'm planning to take a couple of days to travel over to Calais, spending a night somewhere along the way.

Can anybody suggest a route which will allow me to take in some of the most interesting places along the way?

I'm not bothered about going into any of the really big cities (although am intrigued about Luxembourg maybe?) and speed is not really of essence as I reckon 2 days should give me ample time to get accross at my own speed.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

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1. Re: Driving from Stuttgart to Calais

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Preston
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2. Re: Driving from Stuttgart to Calais

Many thanks Diz - the Michelin site is very useful.

Your suggestion to go via Trier seems good to me as we are keen on seeing old villages and scenic routes as opposed to connurbations!

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3. Re: Driving from Stuttgart to Calais

Just like to say picking up the car is amazing. The tour is so interesting seeing all these robots hard at work. Then standing there looking at all the Mercs going into the holding area and then being driven off - pound signs just roll pass the eyes.

I know you will have a great time.

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Preston
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5. Re: Driving from Stuttgart to Calais

I've been dooing some more digging around and come across a place called Eguisheim in the Alsace region which sounds beautiful. I could travel up to Troyes (also recommended for its history) for the evening then pass through Reims and on up Calais the following day. Does this sound feesable?

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6. Re: Driving from Stuttgart to Calais

Driving through the Rhine gorge (Rudesheim/Bingen to Koblenz) and along the Mosel River to Luxembourg would be a good scenic route with way too much to stop and see. You could also use the autobahns that are a short distance away and dirve off of them to visit a few towns. And then on through Belgium. While in Stuttgart make sure to see the Mercedes Museum with 120 years of their history on display in the form of 160 automobiles.

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8. Re: Driving from Stuttgart to Calais

If you are stopping in Troyes ( highly recommended) look at www.champdesoiseaux.com ( one of my all time favourites) or it's neighbour www.maisonderhodes.com.

You will have such a fun trip.

Preston
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9. Re: Driving from Stuttgart to Calais

Many thanks for all your suggestions. I think my best route is likely to be direct to Troyes from Stuttgart and onto Calais the following day, due to time constraints. The Champ Des Oiseaux Hotel looks absolutely perfect so will certainly be looking to stay here when my dates are firmed up!

Thanks once again.

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10. Re: Driving from Stuttgart to Calais

We have also stayed at the Champs des Oiseaux. Very smart (in the right way)place, one of our favourites. Don't forget that you can get quality bargain shopping at the designer outlets (e.g.McArthur Glen). Troyes is historically a textile town and the places is flooded with bargain clothes.