Decision Time....

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Decision...

    Been given the heads up, by our neighbours here about a Classic car race at Angouleme... there is free parking for campers (Not Cars.. [​IMG]) up on the Ramparts looking down on the race circuit... from Frid Night till Sunday night...

    Or a couple of days in Cognac... doing the tasting thing...

    Oh... what a dilemma.... part of me says go tasting and the other part go watch the racing...:(:)

    Here... = http://www.visit-poitou-charentes.c...nts/Circuit-des-Remparts-19-21-September-2014

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  2. Flyingscotsman2

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    Mo steady son steady don't think to hard......:drink:
     
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  4. Sixbows

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    Go to Auchan to buy the Cognac and drink it whilst watching the racing. Problem solved:rolleyes:
    Sally
     
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    Why not stop off and buy some drink and sit and watch the car racing.
     
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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    You lot are not helping me make up my mind... :crying:

    If I go watch the car racing she wont like it...

    If I go Tasting she wont like it... :RollEyes::doh:


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    Leave her in Auchan :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Go and watch the car racing it will give the cognac more time to age.

    Also the cars are a one time opportunity the cognac you can do anytime.
     
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    Circuit des Remparts every time for me. I suspect my sister & brother-in-law may be there already. He has a 1920s Sunbeam & a 1930s Riley. The Riley is a little more reliable, so they usually take that when they go to France.

    Similar problem though - it's sister's birthday this weekend & it's probably not her ideal choice of venue.
     
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    watch the race then do the cognac tasting tour next week. what's the rush?
     
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    Stuck it in my diary for next year.

    Thanks Mo, enjoy the weekend, and the Cognac. :france:

    Hymie
     
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    Decided to go and have a look at the racing...

    But the guy next to me reckons we may struggle size wise to get up on the Ramparts... but there are supposed to be places round the circuit we may get in...:rolleyes:

    If we do and can I will post some photo`s...

    If not it will be photo`s of me laid under a barrel of cognac.. ;):)
     
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    Better that than a picture of you laid under a car. :drink:.

    Hymie.
     
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    the racing every time mate(y)
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    did the cognac thing a good few years back, the memory brings back the smell now, it is overwellming, and it will have aged a little longer whislt you whatch the cars
     
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    Seems all my plans "Flop".... :(

    Went and found the Aire at Cognac, all spots filled with what looked like long term campers... :rolleyes: one spot left for maximum of two hour stay.... so had a quick mooch round.... not overly impressed, mainly very hilly and I am knackered from pushing wheel chair up steep little hills.. :cry:

    So we found a nice little (We think) Free Aire about two and a half miles from the city.... will stay here for the night.. we are the only ones at the moment and space for 5 big-un`s... And a superb little restaurant along side.... No views or shops,,, but very peaceful.. (y) Grey Dump, Elsan point and fresh water... as said it looks like it is free.. No signs about payment or collection of money... :)

    Dont think we are going to get to the racing.... too big... too hilly... and you can only see the actual races with a ticket.... dont know how they implement that in a big town with racing on the streets...

    Anyway, going to see tomorrow, but does not look promising... :(

    So will look for an Aire in the vicinity for tomorrow, and if no joy or all full we will find a camp site for a couple of days,,, and land at Parc Verger on Monday instead of Tuesday or Wednesday... :D

    Showing 33 deg in the sun,,,, and the heat is draining... :blush:
     
  17. Baldeagle7470

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    Mo,the Ramparts are very steep and narrow,lots of cobbles.
    Don't know how you planned to go there but for sure you would NOT get your big van very close to the action.
    Not trying to put a damper but it's my nearest city and been up there many times,not for the racing but I know you don't get to see the racing without a ticket but believe they do a run out in the country sometime over the weekend.
    Enjoy your stay in the Charente whatever you do.I will be home all the weekend somewhere near here if you fancy a meet for a drink just pm me.
    You would be welcome here but small entrance.
     
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    Which side of Angouleme is the Aire ?
     
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