Anyone been to this site in Riez

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  1. electrajohnt

    electrajohnt Read Only Funster

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    Further to an earlier post I have been looking in the rough guide and Riez seems an attractive place, anyone got any comments please.

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    Riez is a nice place. It's very very old as well.

    Now we didn't actually spend all that much time there TBH owing to the fact is was about 40 in the shade (August) and we were motorbike camping (at Le Petit Arlane, but of course that's naturist, so I don't recommend it if you aren't. And VERY expensive in August, but there were roads we had to ride!) so we used to get up about 6, 6.30 am and aimed to get back to the campsite before lunch. Literally peel our leathers off (which were well and truly stuck by then) and go and stand up to our necks in the deep end of the pool under the shadow of a building until we felt human again.

    However one day - I forget where we'd been - it was getting on for midday when we got back to Riez and we were both dehydrated so Pete pulled into the kerb in front of Petit Casino and I fell off the bike, went and got drinks from the shop and we stood on the pavement under a small tree to rehydrate.

    Only then did we realise there was a brocante in full swing opposite us, under the town wall. So of course, we went and had a look. But it was better, being both rustic and medieval, and VERY French. (but modern prices LOL) It was great fun! Often thought I'd like to go again actually.

    Have also mentioned on another thread (was it you? LOL) there are campings all along the actual river Verdon gorge (I mean they are not all on top of each other) and a number of sites and an aire at Moustiers Sainte Marie, which is a very little village but extremely pretty.

    There are also a few sites which are actually on Lac St Croix. The scenery is wonderful. Stunning.

    But in all that heat the smell of lavender in flower can be really quite overpowering so be warned! But stacks of butterflies of course.
     
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    Thanks sedge

    Looks like we will go there, I was concerned about booking a site, paying the deposit then not liking it when we got there.

    From what you say I believe we will be ok just to turn up and see whats suits us and is available.

    Thanks

    JohnT
     
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