Christmas markets in Europe

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  1. Pam

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    hi all , unfortunately Mick n I were unable to go to twin lakes this year , to save losing our channel tunnel we can change the date , we are thinking of doing a xmas market leaving on 28 November for one week . has anyone any advice on where to go please , and we need parking / camping site or Aires near to market due to mobility problems , I don't want to be getting trains .. Anyone one want to join us ?
     
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    You may be a bit early for some of them , believe it or not we found gravelines market one of the best when we went, easy to get to , aire right on the job, but don't think it starts till about a fortnight before Xmas. Ypers is another easy one to get to.
     
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    Thank you chaser , I will check the dates , I may be back with more questions if you don't mind x
     
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    I would second Gravelines, we have been two years running and found it to be great, lovely stalls, friendly atmosphere, and a very good champagne bar!
     
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    I haven't got a clue where this is is it France of Germany I can't seem to find it on Internet , mind you I'm not a dab hand at technical stuff , I'm just about getting round this site lol
     
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    Do you know when it starts ?
     
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    Gravelines is only twenty mins from Dunkirk or Calais.
     
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    it would appear gravelines started on the 12 Dec last year can't find this years date
     
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    Bruges starts late November so we could do that I suppose , do you know if there is Motorhome site or Aires near please ?
     
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    Visited Archen in Germany a few years ago, 4 hour drive from Calais, 20 min walk from town aire to market.
     
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    That sounds good , I checked and the market will be on the dates we want to go .. Can you advice a route please ? And name of Aires , I've got a enjoyed aire book somewhere lol
     
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    Bruges is lovely - aire about 10mins walk from centre.

    Aachen also good. Could do both easily in a week, and probably Gravelines as well - not been there might try it on way out for winter break.

    Cologne is the best IMHO, with 6/7 different markets, but go mid-week; at weekends you get all the tour buses and it's manic. There is a stellplatz but if you've got mobility problems you may need to use the U-bahn. It's possible to pre-book the stellplatz.
     
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    Aachen with double A
    AACHEN
    Town Centre N50º 45’42.00 E6º 6’11.00
    Outer Town N50º 47’13.524 E6º 7’49.08
    We really enjoyed the friendship n hospitality of the Germans. Mid week early evening best time.
     
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    Thank you everyone
     
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