hotels close to the Paris-Bordeaux motorway
Calais - Rouen - Le Mans - Bordeaux route
& quality hotels very
close to motorways and trunk roads
route guide and map
From Paris via Tours and Bordeaux to Bayonne & Spain
or from Calais via A28
that are easy to
► Click any coloured marker on the map
and a bubble will show up with details of the hotel in that location.
There are plenty of motorway exits that lead to hotels: but it is not
always easy to find them. The hotels listed on this
map have been specifically chosen because they really are close to the
exit, and easy to access. Clicking on a red bubble will open up a brief
information window, with essential information for the hotel, and a
link to the hotels' own websites or other booking sites, with online
booking and often the best offers available.
hotels listed include low-cost Formule 1 hotels, budget Ibis, Campanile
and Etap hotels, midscale Novotel and Mercure hotels, as well as some
NB: "Close to the
exit" does not have to mean noisy. All these modern hotels are well
insulated and soundproofed.
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hold to move the map around in its frame.
& N10 -
E5 ROUTE GUIDE
Traffic from Calais
A10 autoroute can be reached either from Pairs,
or via Rouen and Chartres, or via (Rouen) Alençon and the A28 /
alternative route to avoid Paris:
Use the route from
Calais or Boulogne or Le Havre: two options:
a) via A28
and Le Mans
but 37 km longer , join A10 at Tours
b) via Rouen and Chartres
for less tolls: about 30 € less but 40 minutes longer
; join the A 10
just north of Orleans.
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on this route
is the main French motorway to the southwest, and is four or three
lanes as far as Tours. South of Tours, it reduces to two lanes, which
is quite adequate except at very peak periods. It is a
particularly during summer holiday weekends, as it carries most of the
holiday traffic bound for the west coast of France.
From Paris onwards, follow motorway signs for A10
Bordeaux.. Nothing could be simpler. The toll section of the A10
motorway starts at Saint Arnoult, some 30 miles southwest of Paris.
There are two
notable black spots on this autoroute, which often cause serious delays
at peak periods; a) the toll station at Saint Arnoult (the biggest
motorway toll station in Europe), which causes long tailbacks in the
north-east bound direction when there is a lot of traffic returning
towards Paris. b) the ring road round Bordeaux, which can get
snarled up either side of the Pont d'Aquitaine, over the Gironde.
Otherwise it is easy driving.
Bordeaux has a complete ring-road, so you can
skirt the city either to the east (N 230 dual carriageway) or to the
west (A630 motorway) . Either way, leave the ring road onto
A63 at exit 15, marked San
Sebastian and Bayonne
from Poitiers to Bordeaux:
Avoid the tolls. Follow the old N10, rather than the A10 from Poitiers
Angoulème to Bordeaux. Leave the A10 at exit 30 Poitiers south
This route is almost all dual carriageway. It is shorter but slower.
of Bordeaux, and on to Spain,
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in and around Bordeaux (includes Formule 1, Etap, Ibis, Novotel,
and other Accor brands)
South of Bordeaux the (free)
A63 motorway is replaced by dual carriageway
(divided highway) route
nationale, the N10, for most of the way to Bayonne. For the last few
kilometres to Bayonne, Irun and the Spanish border, the N10 becomes
A63 autoroute - which links directly at the border to Spain's Autopista
A-8, and thereafter to the Spanish motorway network.
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