Cornwall France decisions decisions.......

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  1. snowdrops

    snowdrops Funster Life Member

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    Changed my mind 4 times today !!!! Our long-standing wait for Jumbo our van is finally over, we collect him on Friday :party3:. Shoulder still in sling, however, we are off !! Head says stay Cornwall in case any electrical/plumbing hiccups, heart and purse say bugger it and head of for France instead for the 2 weeks. Bit cold here and I can't get a jumper or raincoat on lol !! What clinched it today was the thought of a pasty in St Ives for lunch or plat du jour/pain, fromage, jambon with wine/beer in the warm over there. At the minute it's Brittany, tomorrow may be back to Helston et al :rolleyes:
     
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    In cornwall at the moment and although having a good holiday do wish we had stuck with plan to go to France
     
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    France every time for us, but we do live near Dover so it's an easy hop for us :D
     
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    grasscutter Funster Life Member

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    Spend a night at home in it just to check you have everything and it works and then go where your heart takes you.(y)
     
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  5. Ber090

    Ber090 Funster Life Member

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    :clap2:Hi Snowdrops, we were off to Cornwall next weekend for a month until I looked at forecast for September and then compared Provence weather! Now booked on P & O next Monday, Dover/Calais.
    Cheers
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  6. Forestboy

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    A night in the drive make sure it all works then off to France . Why stay in UK where you're not even welcome.

    We're off to France next Wednesday. Was gonna be a week in UK now booked ferry one way only, buy return when we're ready.
     
  7. magicsurfbus

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    Wild horses couldn't drag me to Corwall if France was the alternative. We've not been down that way since the 1999 eclipse, and the Sun had barely reappeared before we cleared off to France.
     
  8. Parcverger

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    Glorious here today, wall to wall sunshine, about to stroll onto the terrace to have lunch - a fresh baguette with some cheeses and a glass or two.... well, have to get in practice before these lovely Funsters arrive in a couple of weeks!

    We went to Cornwall in our rig, great place for a visit, but we live in France, an even better place to live!
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  9. Ivory55

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    Hi we are heading your way in October, going newhaven dieppe . Do you have any recommended aires about an 1hr out of dieppe , thought that would be far enough after the boat gets in about 3 pm. Cheers Colyn
     
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    If you want Cornwall-style coastline without crossing the Channel go to Pembrokeshire. No crowds either.
     
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    Honfleur - A29/E44 West towards Le Havre, over the Pont de Normandie then hang a right. Assuming you don't mind toll roads and you want to avoid Paris on the way down. Otherwise you'd probably be looking at somewhere south of Rouen.
     
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  12. Ivory55

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    Hi, we usually avoid tolls and jog along. So think rouen would be out of reach. Our trip is to take in the village where the Germans killed the residents , a visit to parc verger , then head south west. Honfleur looked large and noisy when we have seen pictures of it. Cheers Colyn
     
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    Forges Les Eaux is about 33miles from Dieppe. Aires is about 5 mins walk from town centre opposite the municipal campsite.
     
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    FRANCE.

    Or better, Italy ;)
     
  15. FIDGET

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    Hi ivory55,
    We usually use St nicholas de Bliquetuit aire about 42 miles, or we have been to Cleres aire about 27 miles

    Aire: CLERES (5*)
    ADDRESS: RUE EDMOND SPALIKOWSKI (D6)

    TEL:02 35 33 23 31 FAX: 02 35 33 14 32

    EMAIL: infos@ot-cleres.fr

    TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL
    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/ BLACK DRAIN / ELECTRIC

    LOCATION: SEMI-RURAL NO. OF SPACES: 15


    PRICES/ RATES: Jetons from Tabac, Boulangeries or OT

    PARKING: FREE SERVICES: 3€ Electric or Water

    OPENING TIMES: EASTER - OCT

    GPS COORDS: N49.60221 E01.11659

    DIRECTIONS: Exit N27 onto D2/ D3 to CLERES -- road becomes COTE DU MONT-BLANC. In town turn left at T-Junction & then LEFT again (after 100m) down a track to AIRE on LEFT.

    SITE DESCRIPTION: An excellent Aire situated on the eastern edge of town (about 300m from the centre) in a quiet location next to the Sports Hall & surrounded by farmland. Parking is in a gravel area with very large double spaces separated by high hedges giving a good degree of privacy, but not a lot of shade. Hook ups are available at the borne but long leads may be required, the Artisanal service point with platform drain being quite practical. Very nice town with a zoo & automobile museum.

    REVIEW

    1) Really good stopover but it's a pity that some motorhomes decide to take up all of a space that is big enough for 2 vehicles.

    2) This is a really great Aire with a superb village only a short walk away -- good restaurants, zoological gardens & a leisure area. All services are free, large pitches, very well maintained & easy to find - Highly Recommended.

    3) CAMPING CAR MAGAZINE REVIEWED & RECOMMENDED : "A pleasant aire, easy to find where tranquillity is guaranteed. Good services."

    4) Quiet and well-kept. There are now new electricity bornes which take jetons available from local shops and tourist office -- 3 euros for 6 hours. One borne for electricity or water -- also 3 euros. There are about 20 spaces for motorhomes but only 10 electric sockets. (Terry)

    5) "10 spaces separated by hedges with a service point & 2 bornes for electric, 1km from the town centre." RECOMMENDED CAMPING-CAR MAGAZINE



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    Aire: SAINT NICOLAS DE BLIQUETUIT (4*)
    ADDRESS: RTE DU BAC

    TEL: 02 35 96 21 53 FAX:

    EMAIL: mairiestnicolas@wanadoo.fr

    TYPE OF AIRE: MUNICIPAL
    FACILITIES: WATER /GREY DRAIN/BLACK DRAIN/ ELECTRIC

    LOCATION: URBAN NO. OF SPACES: 12


    PRICES/ RATES: JETONS from MAIRIE or RESTAURANT

    PARKING: FREE/ 48HRS SERVICES: 2€ WATER or ELECTRIC

    OPENING TIMES: ALL YEAR

    GPS COORDS: N49.52083 E00.72778

    DIRECTIONS: From YVETOT take D131 SOUTH across SEINE & turn RIGHT to ST NICOLAS. In village takeD40 NORTH to SEINE & AIRE (next to river).

    SITE DESCRIPTION The aire is in a very pleasant position on the banks of the river Seine, about 2kms north of the village of St Nicolas de Bliquetoit, next to a boat jetty & overlooking the Seine & the town of Caudebec-en-Caux on the opposite bank. There are 12 marked parking spaces on tarmac next to the river & surrounded by open farmland, no shade but a very quiet location. Euro-Relais service point with drainage grid.

    REVIEW:

    1) Lovely spot with fine 180 degree views over the Seine & the Pont de Brotonne, absolutely tranquil but a bit remote with no facilities nearby. Picnic area here & cars appear to also use the spaces but it empties out in the evening. Clean borne in good working order. Ideal for a quiet night, footpaths along the river in either direction for a pleasant walk. St Nic is 5 mins drive away & has a small café/ restaurant that sells the jetons for the borne.

    2) "An aire next to the Seine where 12 camping-cars can stay free on spaces separated by hedges." RECOMMENDED CAMPING-CAR MAGAZINE



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  16. Ivory55

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    Hi fidget, st nicolas de bliquetuit looks just right thanks. It's our first time using aires and just want a quiet spot. We have got acssi books if we find we do not like using aires, we have only used sites before in France in the van and caravan before that. Cheers Colyn
     
  17. ojibway

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    France, sans doute!:winky:
    The roads in France, even non toll roads, are fantastic (can't stand the drive to Cornwall) the aires amazing (don't even have em in Cornwall) and the weather is bound to be better (though no guarantee!!). Pasties? Make em yourself:roflmto:
    Mike and Annie:coolest::happy:
     
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    Have to agree we were there recently and were amazed how beautiful it was and as you say no crowds much nicer than Cornwall.
     
  19. FIDGET

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    Hi Ivory55, If you choose St Nich it's an easy drive down the N27 then on to D929 to Yvetot then down the D131/D490 over the Pont de Brottone bridge then take the second on the right not the first. to the route de bac which is on the right ( I think it's the first on the right). If you look on Google earth 49.520991, 0.727384 then use the little yellow man to that spot you will see what the aire is like, or go to http://www.aire-service-camping-car-panoramique.fr/seine-maritime/76-saint-nicolas-de-bliquetuit.
    as you look around you will see the view across the Seine to Caudebec en caux.
    Terry FIDGET
     
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  20. Chockswahay

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    Hmm? Let's think this one through......

    Cornwall.......

    Cold and wet? Maybe
    Warm beer? Probably
    Expensive to park up? Definatley

    France......

    Warm and sunny? Very likely
    Good wine? Oh yes!
    Free Aires? Everywhere

    And of course all that fantastic bread and cheese.

    And you need to think about it! C'mon ;):D
     
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