HiMy husband and I are driving from the UK to

02/25/2022 - 02:21


My husband  and I are driving from the UK to Molise Italy in April 22 with our 2 dogs. Any recommendations on dog friendly accommodations along the route would be welcome please. Is it possible to buy the telepass for France and Italy before travel.

with thanks




Telepass- buy online - just Google it.

Hotels etc:-   I'd suggest -

1.   you sort out your route, and split it into segments of what you feel is a sensible days driving with the dogs.  We do a short drive first day in France, as we've already driven to Eurotunnel at Folkestone.   Other days we do a max of 5(ish) hours driving each day - say 250 - 300 miles a day.  This gives time for 'walkies' at suitable motorway Aires, and a decent lunch break

2.   Use something like Booking.com to find what's available at where you'd like to overnight.  You can put lots of  filters, like 'dog friendly ', 'free parking' etc to get suggested hotels. 

3.  From the search, go online to get email addresses of possible choices and email them with your requirements.  For example   do you just want to have the dogs in your room, or do you want to take them in the restaurant? (Not unusual in France) 

3.   Look at Google maps  satellite view, to see if suitable le area for walking dogs is near chosen hotels.

4.   Decide and book.


Good luck

We stay at Bapaume on day 1 - Hotel la Paix. It has 3 ground floor easy access rooms that are ideal for dogs (open stairs only to upper floor)

Day 2 - we stay in Beze, northeast of Dijon.  Logis le Bourguignon - 2 ground-floor rooms, or rooms over garages are best.  Superb walks by the river.

Day 3 - we stay at the Ibis in Sion Est  does the job, good food and good walking nearby.  Ask for 1st floor room, lift or stairs.

Day 4 - short  drive of less than 3 hrs to our place near Stresa - through Simplon Pass.


Just driven down to Italythis weekend  for a very short visit.

Hadn't uploaded documents for Eurotunnel,  so expected them to be visually checked.  We were asked whether we had them,  so we replied yes  and that was it.  No further checks to enter France, Switzerland, or at Italian border  although we do have the required paperwork for entry to Italy. 

Switzerland was interesting, the hotel informed us that no precautions were necessary anywhere in Switzerland or covid Passes.


I'm finally looking at motorway tags and torn between the French Liber-t and Italian Telepass tags. Both work in both countries. I'm not sure but the French looks better value.