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  1. GeoffH

    GeoffH Read Only Funster

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    STILL LOOKING FOR ANY ADVISE ON OVER NIGHT STAYS OR REASONABLE CAMP SITES ON SOUTH EAST COAST OF Spain. Going for 3 weeks before leaving for few years. Hoping to get a good feel for prices etc. Hope to see how far our budget goes. From Calais to Spain coast stopping at aires then hope to find cheap places to stay for a week or two. Hope to get any advise or tips from anyone out there regarding fuel prices, stopovers. Hope to go through France as far as possible then over to Spains south east coast but no further than Barcelona on this trip. Any advice on roads to use and not to use. Do not want to go through Paris central. What to do and what Not to do, anything welcome. We will be travelling in our 23ft motor home so also any advice on distance between fueling.
    Thanks to all and please feel free to give us an invite to chat on later dates.
     
  2. busby

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    Rouen, evereaux,dreaux, chartres, orleons,clermont,bezier, Spain. Get some camping cheques, Nice site in Blanes, Barcelona etc. BUSBY.
     
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    No 1, you can chat anytime, always welcome on site,,,,,
    Get yourself the French Aires book and Spanish and Portuguse Aires book both from Vivarious books, worth every penny 100's of Aires all over france and spain to.
    Alos get the ACSI book as well, lets you stay at camping sites that they say all over europe for either €12 €14 €16 per night including 6amp ehu. Also stay on National roads all the time and no need to pay any Tolls either.
    Regards Garry Flatpackchicken

    http://www.acsi-camping-card-vicarious-books.co.uk/
    https://www.vicarious-shop.com/All-the-Aires-France-4th-edition-9780956678133.html
    https://www.vicarious-shop.com/All-the-Aires-Spain-and-Portugal-9780956678126.html
     
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    Geoff
    Just to assist your geography Barcelona is not in the south east of Spain.
    Mike
     
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    Was there March last year - weather OK but not hot.

    Unless you need to go to that part of Spain if I had 3 weeks I would tour South/South West France, weather similar, everything else better for MHers in France:thumb:

    Maybe not what you wanted to hear............sorry
     
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    Except the prices, especially BRANDY. BUSBY.
     
  7. GeoffH

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    Tks for all suggestions

    Like to thank all who answered my chat.
    Would like to ask which is cheapest and decent ferry company to take from Dover to Calais?
     
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    We always use DFDS from Dover to dunkirque ,FAR cheaper ( 26ft motorhome WITH motorcycle trailer, £49 return..

    We are currently on the south east coast of Spain but somewhat further south than you wish to travel so cannot help with suggested places ( we tend to just barrel straight down here and straight back after a couple of months :Smile:, stopping just about anywhere BUT the more usual places whilst travelling !
     
  9. GeoffH

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    Tks for info.

    Hi. Change of plans till 2 year trip which will be in Sept 13. The 3 wks are to be south of France so if you have any info or ANY suggestion, PLEASE let us know. Again, tks for ferry tip.
    Janet n Geoff
     
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    If I were going to France in March/April (did it last year) I would do a 'round trip', down through Central France then back up the West coast.

    Sites inland from the coast will either be closed or very quiet and I would ring ahead - use your Aires and sites book/internet. More sites open on the coast.

    Plan on driving for a couple of hours the look for a site/aire ahead, use your phone - most will understand English if you can't do French

    Weather might be a bit better than here but it still gets dark early and it's cold at night.

    Will post the sites we used when I have a little more time
     
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    Hi Geoff. Nice place to stop near tarragona to the south of Barcelona.. A place called Almadrava.. Very large car park above the beach, a little "Hobbit type village"... Just ignore the nuclear power station off to one side... We did and had a lovely few days. The police came round at night but just gave us a wave... Good luck.. Mitch and Jenny..
     
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