Overnight stops

Overnight stops are a popular choice for clients wishing to take a break en-route to or from the Alps. Whether you simply want a place to lay your head to break up the journey, or you want to extend your holiday by spending a night or two in one of many beautiful locations across France, we often hear from our clients which are their favourite places to stop, so we've compiled a useful list below.

Our recommended overnight stop locations


2h 30m from Calais
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Reims at night

The capital of France's Champagne region is surrounded by vineyards and is perfect for food and wine lovers.

Hotels near Reims


3h 45m from Calais
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A traditional house in Troyes

This pretty, medieval town features cobbled streets, lined with half-timbered houses and is perfect to explore on foot.

Hotels near Troyes


5h 15m from Calais
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The town of Dijon

The capital of the historic Burgundy region, famous for wine-production and architecture, ranging from gothic to art-deco.

Hotels near Dijon


5h 30m from Calais
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Architecture in the town of Beaune

The walled town of Beaune, surrounded by the Côte d'Or vineyards, is the centre of Burgundy wine production.

Hotels near Beaune


1h 15m from Calais
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The capital of the Pas-de-Calais department is over 2,000 years old and is known for its two striking squares.

Hotels near Arras

St Quentin

1h 45m from Calais
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St Quentin

Saint-Quentin is a pretty town with an interesting mix of architectural styles, predominantly gothic and art-deco.

Hotels near St Quentin

Other overnight stop destinations worth considering

LocationDriving time from CalaisBook online now with our partners
Calais0h 10m

Chalon sur Soane5h 30m


Lyon6h 45m

Annecy7h 30m

Chambery7h 38m

Grenoble7h 45m

Map of overnight stop locations


Family rooms are not always offered in budget hotels and are extremely popular especially on school holiday dates. We highly recommend you book as early as possible if you require this type of room. If these are not available it can be requested for two rooms to be adjacent or as close to each other as possible, however this cannot be guaranteed.


All hotels offer some form of late arrival procedure, in some cases you will be required to contact the hotel within opening hours on the day of your arrival to arrange check-in details while other hotels offer automatic check-in using your booking reference number. It is your responsibility to check your hotel's procedure and organise your arrival.