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Next season we will be driving out to the alps via Harwich to the Hook of Holland, satnav has us via Metz and Nancy before coming down towards Lyon and across. My question for snowheads hive brain concerns the return leg; confident about the drive down, but will need to break the journey on the way back up as we have a 14:00 daytime crossing. If any snowheads do this route where do you take an overnight when coming north to the Hook? Thanks
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
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@Ian Kenvyn, it depends a bit on where you are heading.

We do the route from Chatel towards Hoek frequently to visit Mrs DJLs family and go via Bern, Basel, Mulhouse, through the Vosges for a bit of interest then Nancy, Metz, Luxembourg (cheap fuel), Brussels, Antwerpen.

Sounds like you are heading further South so towards Lyon is an option or you could go via Geneva/Annecy. Lyon is often horrendous on a peak weekend. Geneva may be not much better.

It's a longer drive than to Calais but if you are on the night boat you could do it in one hit. If you are aiming to ski departure day and get the following day's night boat you could overnight wherever you fancy. Somewhere in the Vosges perhaps. Once you drop down towards Nancy it is a bit uninspiring.
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Just work backwards down your outward route to somewhere which allows you to get back to Hook by 2pm. Metz has lots of places to stay at all prices, Nancy a bit less choice. Do stay north of the Vosges/Jura as you don't want to risk snow there first thing in the morning if you've a boat to catch.
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