Bruges

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  1. Drive

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    Off to Bruges this weekend, looking for convenient Carrefour on route from Calais tunnel, plus any other visitor info on Bruges centre.
     
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    there's the annual ice sculpture thingy on at the moment there with the theme this year 'land of the hobbits'..
    pictures on google from previous years look amazing..
     
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    Thanks,
    Will take a look
     
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    There is a Carrefour at Cité Europe which is adjacent to the Tunnel complex. Also a large Auchan Hypermarket just a few miles away.

    Carrefour de COQUELLES

    Cité Europe, 1001 Boulevard De Kent
    62231 Coquelles
    France

    Auchan Calais
    Avenue Roger Salengro
    62100 Calais
    France
     
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    Take plenty of warm clothes at this time of the year, the damp can really get to you.Nice small xmas market and outdoor icerink,the stall at the end by the shops sells the best frites in Belgium.Centre and canals nice,also the walk through the park into the city.The tower by the town hall is worth a climb,and chocolates to die for.
     
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    And of course there are many bars with many beers :drink:
     
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    We were there not last weekend , the one before.
    It was a lovely bright weekend. We sat out In the cafes and ate at lunch times , didn't need an umbrella and the down filled coats we wore were too warm for the weather.
    But as rebellious says it can be very much the opposite. We've been in the winter and its icy cold.
    We love Brugge . The architecture , food ,drink,chocolate,shops.......
    We've yet to go in the Motorhome though. We do the P&O mini cruises from hull. Each time the coach drops us off , we pass the Aire and say " We must come for longer than 3 days and bring the Motorhome!"
    One day , when time permits !
     
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    We always use the Auchan at Coquelles as above, fuel there as well.
     
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    Love Bruges, but they don't have hypermarkets in Belgium anywhere that we have found, so shop in France

    If the weather in nice, climb the church tower in the main square

    and if you are not driving, have a glass or 2 of Kwak in the large glasses looking up at where you have just climbed

    and please let us know how you get on, not stopped in Bruges with MH (yet)
     
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    Bruges, a fine city, is very" bicycle friendly". Its by far the best way to get around. There is a very good brewery tour in the town centre, takes 2 hours ending in a beer or two.
    Camping Memling is a good place to stay, ACSI price, central location. If you have time visit the village of Damme, 4km from camping Memling.
    Phil
     
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    Carrefour Belgium
    Maalsesteenweg 334
    8310 Brugge St Kruis
    Belgium
     
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    Use camping Memling, good facilities, ACSI,and 10 mins by bicycle into town.
    Phil
     
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    We're off to Camping Memling in a couple of weeks time for a long weekend :D
     
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    We can highly recommend Brugge Aire. We are returning for the new year.
     
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    Agree..Have stayed many times. A nice easy walk/cycle into town + a few places near by to drink/eat as well, if you don't fancy going back into centre in the evening that is...
     
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    A great restaurant not to far from the city centre is De Pepermolen, Langestraat 16, Brugge, +32 50 49 02 25 They do some fantastic game and fish. This is a treat restaurant and you will need to book but well worth it. (y)
     
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    Or a less formal restaurant is R&B, which stands for Ribs and Beer. They do an all you can eat ribs dish - the racks keep coming until you say no. 3 choices of marinade - try the beer and chocolate one - it is much better than it sounds. And plenty of R&B music too while you are eating.

    Oh and there is plenty of good beer too.
     
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    Thanks for the eateries info, like the idea of BEER & ribs
     
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    What is ASCI?
     
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    I take it you mean "H O W M U C H ?"
     
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