Le Crotoy, Valle de la Somme, Picardy, France

Le Crotoy

Valle de la Somme


Northern France

We first visited the town on our way home about five years ago, a pleasant place with a small pleasure port and a now depleted fishing fleet. Joan of Arc was imprisoned her in the year 1430 while awaiting trial, and there is a statue of her on the sea front.

There are a few bars around the town as well as the normal bakers and small shops. There are more fresh fish shops here than any other type. Keep an eye out for the fresh mussel man, well worth a try.

There are a couple of choices for motorhomes at Le Crotoy. One of the Aires is in the sand dunes to the right of the town as you approach from inland. We haven’t stayed here but did take a look. It is a sand and gravel rough parking area that in the height of summer would give great access to the adjacent beach.

On both our visits we Have opted to stay in what “All The Aires France North” book calls “Le Crotoy 1”. This is a large flatish parking area at the inland end of the promenade. This space easily hold upto 70 or 80 vans. It has the normal drive over drain and a water and sewage arrangement that requires payment. The cost per night in 2017 was €7 per night. However when we visited it was free as charging doesn’t start until April.

For the “All the Aires” books visit www.Vicarious-Shop.com

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