Another expat newbie saying 'Bonjour'

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  1. moulin 87

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    We are recent converts to motor-homing or as our French neighbours say we will soon be 'camping caristes'.
    For 15 of the last 30 years we've owned a caravan but have decided to move on this time around because firstly a 'camping car' will suit are changing lifestyle better and secondly finding a newish caravan to buy in France is harder than finding rocking horse s**t!!

    Having spent the autumn chasing across France from exhibition to exhibition we settled on a Dethleffs Esprit T7150 as our choice.

    We look forward to continuing reading the forums to improve our knowledge and maybe ask a few questions of our own and answer a few if we can.

    Of course we'll spend most of our time touring the continent but will cross to the UK in 2016 or 2017 when it is too hot over 'ere. Though the thought of the 'over officious' management of sites that I remember from 20 years ago does put me off and is the main reason we never went back with the caravan in the last 10 years!

    Hope to bump into some of you 'funsters' on our travels!!
     
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  2. Allanm

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    Welcome to the Fun, your recollection of over officious management on sites over here is unfounded.
    They are now worse.......... :whistle:
     
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    Hi and welcome. If you should visit the UK at some time in the future, it is possible to avoid the officious campmeisters by using BritStops. This is a book full of places to stay at overnight for free. Although free, you are expected to use their facilities. If it is a pub, then have a drink or meal etc. When outside of the UK we almost always use the 'special' facilities provided only for Motorhomes known as Aires. They too are usually free and do not involve any form of officious camp generals.
    Enjoy all!
    Alan
     
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    Bonjour from expats near to Oradour sur Vayres in the Limousin
     
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    And from La Correze :)
     
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    Goodness, I didn't know Haute Vienne would be so full of 'funsters', with Spitfire from Correze we've got Limoges surrounded!! We're from near Le Dorat to the north of 87. At least I'll now know where to go to get things done!!
     
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    Bonjour and welcome.
    We are probably not far from you. We live just a few km west of Mayenne near Fontaine Daniel
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN. (y)
     
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    Errrrrr.......not only expats in France.:whistle:... but true French too:p

    Salut , bonjour et bienvenue !!!

    Amicalement

    Frankie:)
     
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    The Limousin is a special part of France. Made even more special by those with houses there.:whistle:
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