Ferry booked for first trip to France EVER !!

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  1. jaykay

    jaykay Read Only Funster

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    Just booked P&O ferry from Dover to Calais for the 29th March for our first ever two weeks in France. Very excited. :)
    No other plans yet, apart from running down towards Dover the day before.
     
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    Lucky bugger :)
     
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    You can't go wrong with that plan.

    End March, just look at the weather forecast for guidance.
     
  4. Jonkil

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    Excellent... Enjoy
     
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    I'm sure you'll enjoy your adventure :france:
     
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    It's like your 1st real kiss, you'll never forget it!
    I recall in 1994 driving off the ferry with a 500 mile journey ahead, wife and 2 kids and never driven abroad before.
    Loved France ever since.
     
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    Interestingly the P&O price seemed to be in euros? 144euro flexi return which I thought was good.
     
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    Great Stuff :) we're hopefully going to go this year which would be our first too, hope you have a great time :)
     
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    Enjoy...But beware the ease of Motorhoming in France will ruin any further trips you have in the uk!
     
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    You will love France they are "mostly" a lovely people and the country so friendly to motorhomes. (y)

    ps: "mostly" = excluding Parisians and La Rochelle residents - they don't seem to be the happiest people in the world. :rolleyes:

    Have a great trip :)
     
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    No Plans = Great Tourning(y)
     
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    I find the French friendlier the further South you get.

    A bit like the UK I suppose:D
     
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    Are you trying to say - you are a little bit friendly than me :D:rolleyes:

    Or I'm a bit grumpier than you :p:whistle:
     
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    Great have a wonderful time :party2:

    PS make sure you don't bring any unwanted passengers back with you (y)
     
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    Enjoy!

    One piece of advice though, aim to tour a small area. France is massive and trying to see too much at once will make it a road trip with very little relaxation!

    Good luck!(y)
     
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    Just remember you will be holidaying over Easter so shops will be shut when you least expect it and of course traffic will be busier. I suggest find a good place and hunker down for Easter weekend and travel only on foot!
     
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    Are you using the Aires?
     
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    We certainly plan to Sue, with the odd night here and there at a site maybe as well.

    Our thoughts are that we want it to be pretty low cost so we can go fairly often so aires are the way to go on the whole.
     
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    Any thoughts on what you want to see and do?
     
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    France = Motorhome Heaven
    You will never want to use the van in the UK again.
     
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