Christmas markets Belgium or france

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  1. panner

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    Hi first ever post,
    Thinking of first trip across channel with motorhome possibly to visit Christmas Market for three or four days,any suggestions for locations and camp sites
    We have a auto trail commanche 8.7 metres.thanks for any help you may offer.
    Panner.
     
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    Brugge has a Christmas market. You could stay on the aire there for 15 euros a night.

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    how far is brugges from tunnel ?
     
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    We are going on the 6 dec on the shuttle hoping to go to Ypres for one, it's Xmas market opens on the 1st with a skating rink in the middle of the main square and a load of stalls and you can park up for free by the canal , to the right of the menin gate, looking from the square. Don't know where from then but probably Lille . If you are about then give us a shout.:BigGrin:
     
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    Brugge is great - we went for the Xmas market but pre MoHo. It's a dead easy run from the tunnel - straight onto a free motorway when you come off the tunnel, turn off right for Brugge not far past the Belgian border onto another mway, then onto a normal main road till you get there.

    Aire is in the same vicinity as the railway station within walking distance of the town centre. It's absolutely lovely at any time of year but it's full of picturesgue canals so when it's cold it strikes up colder from the waterways - despite the gloves, normal scarf and hat, I also invested in a lovely fake fur scarf from a cheapo shop that I think I paid about €5 for - gorgeous!

    Lots of cobbled streets so be warned and take shoes with suitably padded soles - trainers! LOL

    They also have an ice rink in front of the bell tower thingy where the market is.
     
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    Best i have been to is Valkenberg. Underground market in salt mines. Site in middle of town. Go on a wed or saturday to see the xmas parades. Lovely medieval town. They have a web site. BUSBY:BigGrin:
     
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    Christmas markets

    Thanks for all replies really helpful for novices, just got back from football
    (Stanford bridge)chelsea 2 west brom 2.
    Going to book tunnel on Monday for early Dec be glad to meet up if any funsters are around.
     
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    Hope you enjoyed the game:BigGrin:
     
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    Ditto, Manchester and Birmingham.
     
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    We have a tunnel crossing booked for 6th too, not sure if we will manage Ypres, we were looking at Bruge.
    Plenty of time to think about it though, we never usually plan anything this early!

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    cristmas market

    Wished you hadn't mentioned that i am still in a rage from yesterday afternoon pride of the midlands happy travels Rod
     
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    be carefull not to get robbed like westbrom were disgrasfull :cry::cry::cry::cry:
     
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    Christmas Market brugge

    Booked tunnel today £146 return don't know if that's expensive have always used ferry when caravanning first time on euro tunnel.also booked camping
    Memling 28nov to 1dec,does anyone know if I need an adaptor for e.h.u.

    Thanks,:thumb:
     
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    Hope to see you there then, never met a funster anywhere else:Sad:
     
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    Christmas markets in France or Belgium

    Have booked to tarvel on 5th December.

    Christmas markets in Paris are also well worth a visit. Best ones are Champs Elysee, for the atmosphere, and La Defense, the largest christmas market in Paris.

    Staying at the Camping Indigo, Bois de Boulogne. Perhaps not the best site in France but very convenient with regular site bus service to Metro station, for Paris City Centre, and return.

    If you are using the tunnel have you considered using Tesco Points. Our cost £116 return, £105 free with Tesco, only £11 to pay.

    We have a holiday home in France and only ever travel on the Tunnel redeeming Tesco points each time. Only downside is that if you travel with a pet the points do not cover the £30 charge as that goes directly to DEFRA.

    Still, a return crossing for a Motorhome for about £30 is not bad!

    Enjoy the trip.
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    Memling just has the standard blue EHU plugs.
     
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    We are on Eurotunnel on 6th Dec not decided where to go yet, did Brugges last year so maybe elsewhere, we will wing it on the day me thinks.
     
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