Bound to have been asked before, but... France. Hints & Tips?

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  1. Simon

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    As P-plate newbies we distinctly feel the draw of abroad (sunshine and spiffy noms). Could you lovely people please give us a list of do's, don'ts (how do you spell that??), and 'you really should know this' replies so we can be better prepared?
     
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    Alltheairs book and maybe France passion all the rest just falls into place. Enjoy
     
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    nay... buy the books over in france . they will be in frebch so that gets you learning more french words .
    mind almost every village is ok for stopping for a night .
    but speak french and break the ice . enjoy it have an adventure .
     
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  5. Simon

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    I'm ok at speaking Le French... it's when they answer me I get confuzzled.
     
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    you soon get used to it . wait till you venture to morocco , they speak french but its totally different . bastardize it terrible . but dont worry . off the ferry turn right . keep the sea on your right . when its time to come home turn round keep the sea on your left and see it all from a different angle .
     
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    What a fantastic attitude, I love that :) I use it sometimes to direct people around here because we're right on the coast - "just keep the sea on your right and you can't miss it"
     
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    Thank you, I'll have a furkle.
     
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    A bit of searching on here will provide a list of things to take, not just the corkscrew but high viz, bulbs, condoms etc.
     
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    Watch out for attractive, slightly younger French women.

    Sometimes they sweep innocent, unsuspecting Funsters off their feet!


    JJ :cool:
     
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    I've heard about the requirement for hi-viz and bulbs, but condoms is a new one. Are they compulsory? Do the French wimmin pounce on 50 year old English motorhomers with receding hair and man boobs? There is, of course, the obvious attraction, but can't they control themselves??
     
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    Just enjoy the ride, there's lots of lovely towns and villages, the list is endless. Aires, municipal sites and big all singing sites. Wine, food, cognac, food, wine :wine:. Markets, chateaux, mountains, lakes. It's all lovely.
    It's great living down here cos it's so close. :france:

    Do you collect Tesco points cos you can use them on the tunnel, we do and only top up the price with a few quid - it enables us to go over 4-5 times a year :D
     
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    Do we collect Tesco points? I work for the buggers! :) I see you're in SE Kent too. Hello neighbour! Your description sounds madly appealing so we will have to do the right thing and hop on the tunnel :)
     
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    We're just down the road in Sandwich (y)
     
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    O you are in for a treat wait till you meet JJ or even see piccy
     
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    We use the tunnel with Tesco points as well. Wouldn't go any other way. As has been said, All The Aires, France Passion and ACSI sites too. There are loads of decent non toll roads so look in atlas for those. Overnight in town and village aires but not motorway aires. Try not to let the 'gassing threads' put you off.... Damn it I've started something now ! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: Eat the cheese, drink the wine, and try to talk the lingo !
     
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    Hello and welcome. Not that big a problem, but bear in mind that you cannot get Calor gas once out of UK. Either make sure you have enough or invest in a French bottle when you get to France. Easily dealt with but not something you might have considered!


    Wyn
     
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    Small world, we're in Ramsgate :) I like Sandwich, 'tis a nice place... if a little trafficous (not sure that's a word).
     
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    caxton card for euros is helpful ....lot also use halifax clarity credit card as its cheaper. all the aires book definaltey and this website http://www.campercontact.com/

    loads of info on this forum
     
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    How long you going for and when are you going?

    A Three SIM card plus credit will give you free calls and data and some aires apps will make finding places to stay easier.
     
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