Any suggestions for places to visit in eastern France

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by patch, May 29, 2014.

  1. patch

    patch Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    WEYMOUTH
    We are off to France via Dunkirk on Monday. We plan to travelled down the eastern side of France then return via Le Harve. Any suggestions for must see destinations? We particularly enjoy walking/cycling (in quieter areas) and sightseeing. We have never travelled in this area before so any suggestions welcome.
     
  2. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    Couple of places we have stayed.. both have nice aires and can accommodate large outfits.. We were there with our RV

    Montherme, by the river.. GPS... 49.886164,4.735943

    and Stenay by the canal and marina. ... GPS 49.490904,5.183367



    Montherme ,that's us on the river bank in the RV , no facilities here but there is a MH service point on the road into the village on the left.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]



    Stenay, there are two places to park.. where we are on the canal side and another part which is on the other side of the canal.. both have toilets and EHU
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 5
  3. trophychap

    trophychap Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    697
    Likes Received:
    4,134
    Location:
    bedworth warks
    Jim - you forgot the showers at Stenay!
     
  4. Stephen & Jeannie

    Stephen & Jeannie Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    4,198
    Likes Received:
    3,261
    Location:
    Gobowen near Oswestry !!
    Short and to the point .....

    Alsace !!!!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    yes indeed.. :thumb:

    and the washing machines.. and a lady who sells ice creams.. lovely place for a fews days

    also the WW1 American War cemetery at Verdun .. well worth a visit

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2014
  6. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6,363
    Likes Received:
    9,640
    Location:
    Norfolk and Toftir.
    Looks very inviting, I've added it to my bookmarks on France.

    Now I get the thread on large attachments and having to scroll across the screen. :Laughing:
     
  7. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    sorry.. :Blush:

    buy a bigger laptop :Laughing:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2008
    Messages:
    26,432
    Likes Received:
    25,110
    Location:
    Macclesfield
    Chamonix - awesome in the summer, it may be in the winter but too cold for us.
     
  9. Easyliving

    Easyliving Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2012
    Messages:
    623
    Likes Received:
    1,516
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Really nice aires at Charleville Mezieres (overlooking marina and very attractive town short walk away) and Dun Sur Meuse (right by side of canal / river).

    We will be visiting this part of the world again in September thanks to Eurotunnel and Tesco vouchers, fare for the wife and I plus 7.5 metre motorhome just £55 in vouchers, goodness knows how they can afford such offers!

    Paul
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like Like x 1
  10. Viennese

    Viennese Funster

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    2,346
    Likes Received:
    2,522
    Location:
    Oxford
    Le Corbusier's chapel - at Ronchamp - stunning building and his masterpiece. Good parking there. And afterwards go to Belfort, very interesting town, fortified and with a huge lion on the defences.
     
  11. burtonbird

    burtonbird Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    268
    Location:
    Staffs
    Over in Alsace Chateau Haut Koenisbourg is amazing, perched on top of a mountain, but haven't been for years so don't know how you'll get on with a mh up there.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. magicsurfbus

    magicsurfbus Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,503
    Likes Received:
    8,255
    Location:
    NW England
    Dijon's a very pleasant city - aire and municipal camping side by side with good cycle access to town centre. Huge market on a Tuesday.

    The lakes to the east of Troyes near Mesnil Saint Pere would be well suited to cycle trips. Free overnight parking near the visitor centre but no services.

    Vallon Pont d'Arc and the Ardeche Gorge is worth diverting to but I imagine it gets very busy in summer. It was lovely this April, without the crowds, the traffic and the canoe-borne hordes. Two aires in Vallon, the easternmost one on the edge of town is the better of the two. No shortage of campsites.
     
  13. scousebird

    scousebird Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Messages:
    13,609
    Likes Received:
    20,660
    Location:
    South East Kent
    Montherme has been upgraded. There is now hardstanding parking and a new quay for the boats to berth. There is an office that's manned for couple of hours morning & evening with a shower & washing machine. We were there at Easter and paid 3euros, there are EHUs available at extra cost.

    Enjoy, wherever you get to :thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    cheers.. thanks for the update: like I always say.. information has a shelf life ..

    we were there in 2005 .. how time flies.. but we will go back.. love that part of France.
     
  15. staging lady

    staging lady Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,134
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    North Wales in the Hills
    Charleville Mezieres is a town not much visited. The campsite is next to the river and there is an aire outside the campsite. A two minute walk into town over the bridge. Town has a beautiful square , a good shopping centre including small carrefour. There is a big shopping complexe outside the town as you come in Juction 9 or 10 I think.
    Very clean site with cafe 17E last year. Good place to stock up before you hit the channel.


    Sorry can't seem to download photo
    Lucille
     
  16. sadlonelygit

    sadlonelygit Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    155
    Likes Received:
    95
    Location:
    forest of dean
    the vosge, saverne, St Die, Beaune, Annecy, Auxerre, forgot Namur

    just don't go to Strasbourg:Doh:
     
  17. jemhorn

    jemhorn Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    Messages:
    367
    Likes Received:
    316
    Location:
    Bideford, Devon
    Eastern France

    Not sure how far South you're going to travel but this is worth a look. http://www.plan-incline.com campsite nearby nothing great but has restaurant on site. We also popped into Thionville on the way home, great little site right in the town walk to restaurants etc. Great bike trails and also next to Luxembourg for filling the tank.
     
  18. Puddleduck

    Puddleduck Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2014
    Messages:
    6,473
    Likes Received:
    13,785
    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Try to get a copy of "Back Roads: France". I got my copy in The Works sale but it's no longer on their website. Quite a few ideas in there. I'll dig out my copy later.

    Written for the tourist in a car but some nice sounding motor tours.
     
  19. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
  20. patch

    patch Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    WEYMOUTH
    Thanks everyone. You have all been a great help. . Its always good to get recommendations. Can't wait to get going now!!!:BigGrin:
     
Loading...

Share This Page