Chasing some sunshine

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  1. Antony bleasdale

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    we are leaving for France on Wednesday for 19 days and planned mooching around Normandy and Brittany. Looking at the long range forecasts the weather appears to be changeable
    Is northern Spain a nice area to tour around or the perpignon area. This is our 1st trip abroad and really was looking forward to some sun on our backs
    Any thoughts, also the Montpellier area
     
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    Not sure why no one spotted this and replied, in retrospect you might have been better posting in Motorhome Chat.

    I like Northern Spain a lot, particularly the western bit. We had a few memorable days in Galicia last year and will return. But it depends what you want as the weather can be changeable there due to the Atlantic. For beaches and sun the Med coast is by far the best. We're currently a bit inland from Montpellier and heading towards Perpignan but we are consciously avoiding the beaches! :)

    But you must be already there, wherever you decided there was going to be, so how are you getting on? :):)
     
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    We had a caravan holiday once near Perpignan and I remember a man made beach which sloped steeply into the sea and was therefore cold! Go further east to the Camargue or even further east to the Cote D'Azure for lovely beaches.

    You don't need to be near a beach to have nice weather and why not try some time in the Ardeche and you can swim and canoe in the river and have a fabulous time.

    I used to find that you need to get around the corner of Brittany so aim to be anywhere in between St Jean de Monts and Royan to be sure of good weather. The northern end of this stretch has long sandy beaches and shallow waters and the tide goes out a very long way or there is the start of surfing beaches at the Cote Sauvage just north of Royan. This way you avoid the need to drive far south around the Gironde estuary to get to the surfing beaches between Royan and Biarritz or pay for the ferry at Royan which will also be very busy.

    Its a choice of three for me as described above and depends how much driving you want to do and how much time you've got.
     
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    Just returned, had a brill time, few dodgy days early on, watched the Tour de France and mont St Michael, moved on to Isle de rie and Limoges area. Weather was perfect
     
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    Great when people report back or thank those who've been a help.
     
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