1st trip abroad booked

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  1. Antony bleasdale

    Antony bleasdale Funster

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    Last week in June, 1st two weeks in July. Yipee. Hope France ain't too busy then. French holidays and Euro fatty although we ain't going anywhere near futty venues. Mooching around Normandy and possibly a week on I'll de re
    We don't want to book anywhere so we are flexible with travelling, maybe a bad move?? Hope not
     
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    Best way in a Motorhome we never book anything and often end up in a different country to where we intended going.
     
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    Make sure you know how to find the aires, it will keep the costs down and give you more flexibility.
     
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    We have camper contact and all the aires book, loads of help on here too
     
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    Some of the best places I've found in France is when I've taken an interesting looking side turning to.....? or when my sat nav has suggsted an immediate left turn and for once, I've obeyed the instruction.
    Keep your larder topped up and just bimble.
    Also worth remembering that days in NW France in June are long so no need to be too quick to park up for the night.
    I may well see you there :)
     
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    Until you have been to France in your van you will not know how different things are for motorhomers compared to the UK. Whereas we have crowded roads and many councils do their best to make life difficult for us in France they welcome you with open arms.

    We use All the Aires France and Camperstop, both available from Vicarious Books. Probably worth investing in these if you plan to go to France regularly.

    One of our favourite aires is at La Mailleraye Sur Seine (video) but there are thousands of others to choose from.

    Have a great time.

    Paul
     
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    Hi Antony,
    You will enjoy every moment of your time over there, as suggested before a good satnav which you can put in gps co-ords in, will help a great deal in finding aires etc. best to put in no toll roads ( saves money on tolls & takes you through lots of interesting places ).
    We've been over about 10 times & can't get enough of the country, I always do a bit of research on which aires that I would like to visit ( usually by water /lakes/rivers /sea or canals) also if poss free , then check out aires that supply free water possibly on our approx route ( we also pick up a couple of 5ltr bottled water just in case).
    If on an aire don't buy too many tokens/jetons as I did on our first trip (thought it a good idea to have some spare) as they don't fit any other aire ( each aire that charges use diverent jetons.( still got 3 spare).Any other help just ask.
    Terry
     
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    Thanks for all your advice. I bought a Chinese sat av with gps co-ordinates. What does the site code refer to on the camper contact app?
     
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    Drive the MH and see where you end up.
     
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    It's just their own code. Use GPS co-ordinates.
     
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    There are only actually 3 or 4 main types. I usually buy a couple of spares every time because there's always the chance there won't be anywhere convenient to buy one at the next stop. I've got a bit of a collection in the van that has got me out of trouble more than once.
     
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    Enjoy....So much to see in Normandy...Swiss Normandy is delightful as the name suggests a lot hillier than Bayeux area. Furthermore you will get lashings of help and advice from so many kind and knowledgeable funsters on this site...just post a question and you will certainly get a great response.
     
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    Not over adventurous for 3 weeks, you could easily enjoy the med for better weather.
     
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    Your going at the same time as us, let's hope we have some good weather! (y)
     
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    Weather was in our thoughts too, fingers crossed
     
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    The plan so far is not to have a plan. That way you can follow the sun. (y)
     
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    But a good intro for 1st trip abroad IMHO.

    Plenty of time for further afield after the 1st trip's under the belt.

    Sure you'll have a great time.
     
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    1st trip this is ideal, mooching around Normandy and maybe a bit of Britanny. We usually go for 3 weeks and haven't yet been anywhere near the Med. That can wait until we can go for longer periods (3 months & 12 days and counting until retirement)!

    Joe
     
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    [QUOTE="denisejoe, ]1st trip this is ideal, mooching around Normandy and maybe a bit of Britanny. We usually go for 3 weeks and haven't yet been anywhere near the Med.
    Joe[/QUOTE]
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    Hi Antony,
    If you are looking for recommendations of aires etc in Normandy or Brittany, just ask the forum.
    I prefer Brittany , some great aires here's some on the east side of Brittany,
    Fougere, Campeneac, Nort sur Erdre,Piriac sur mer, Saint Gildas de Rhuys & Saint Andre des eaux
     
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    I disagree with Nort sur Erdre its pokey now with no view of river and no bourne

    joe
     
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