I have about 5 days to drive from Honfleur to Bruges in late August. I'll have hotel reservations in Bruges for my arrival, but how easy is it to "wing it" and get accommodations for each night outside the big cities? My first night would probably be Rouen... should I have reservations here? Are the coastal regions harder to do this in than inland? (I'll also ask on the Belgium and Netherlands forums, of course.)
I have done this in spring in Brittany without problems, but was wondering if it's feasible at that time of year.
I would have a "target" area for each overnight, with a list of preferred accommodations, and would probably call ahead by the early afternoon to check availability and book. I wouldn't count on just turning up and wandering around aimlessly ;)
Thoughts or comments? (Thanks!)