Managed to get it to three options for driving down to (this will be first time!)
3. Calais-Rouen-Alencon-Le Mans-Tours-Saintes-Royan
We arrive Calais at 0830 and can split the drive over two days with an overnight stop (would like to do 4/5 hours drive first day) so aren't in a rush.
Would like to avoid payeage where possible, without taking forever to get there! (Don't mind paying for some of journey)
Have considered option 1. Stopover in Avranches, Rennes, Nantes??
2. Stopover in Chartres, Tours?? 3. Stopover in Alencon, Tours??
Any advice on route or stopover greatly appreciated, would like to book accom before leaving really......