My family and I (2 adults and 3 boys of 8, 6 & 6) are going to be driving for the first time in France this July. We need to get from Calais to St Hilaire-de-Riez in the Vendee and would welcome suggestions as to the best route to take. We don't mind toll roads but if there are reasonable routes that avoid the worst of them then happy to hear that. We are planning to do it on Sunday 20th July without an overnight stop and will have both a the Land Rover in-built sat-nav as well as a portable Tom Tom as back up. We disembark the ferry at Calais at 12.30pm (French time).
Thanks in advance