Finally made it back to France

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  1. Reallyretired

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    Health problems having kept us in the UK for nearly a year we have finally got away for a short break.
    Currently at the aire at Bergues which has only got less than a dozen motorhomes after shopping at cite Europe for essentials (wine and cheese). Tomorrow to Dijon. We don't usually rush so much but not much time to get down south. Temperature here is a surprising 17.7C and sun is shining. Just having a glass or two before dinner. Dogs have had a nice walk and dinner so peace should reign for a bit.
     
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    Hi Aire is as basic as it can be. An area of gravel next to rugby pitch. It can take 50 vans and has bins. No water or dumping. Good dog walking round Vauban fortifications. The town itself is walled and very interesting but shops are basic. Bakers, very good but pricey cheese shop.
    Lidl up the road at the next village.
    30 miles from Calais.
     
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    Error:):cry:
     
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    We enjoyed Bergues a couple of years ago. We were the only van in that huge Aire. Liked the town.

    I'm interested to see how you get on in Dijon. We are heading there this summer after Kayserberg.
     
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    Dijon is not far from us in Burgundy.

    If you do visit there is a " tourist walk" that is worth following to see the town. In the square, in the old part of the town, there are several great restaurants where you can sit and watch the world go by with a good glass of Burgundy wine.

    If you like white see if you can get Montagny, (our local good vineyard), although it it's a bit south of Dijon. If you like red all the Côte D'or reds are worth a try, though expensive.
     
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    Thank you.
    I've spotted the Aires from Campercontact and searchforsites.
     
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    Afraid Dijon is just an overnight stop so may not see much of it. We generally prefer villages to cities anyway.
     
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    where are you heading? It's been 24-26 degrees around the med for the last few days
     
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    Excellent.

    We are heading to bourg-saint-andeol in the Ardèche where some friends run a site. Camping du Lion. It usually gets whatever sunshine is about though tends to flood in the winter.
     
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    Dijon is very small for a City.

    We are on your side preferring small places but Dijon is still worth a visit. If you set such strict standards for your visits you are bound to miss out.

    Not meant as a criticism, just an observation from experience. We have found many of our favourite places by accident.
     
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    I have stayed in Dijon a few times - nice place
     
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    Our standards aren't strict at all, but we have arranged to arrive BSA on Saturday so what time we have in Dijon will depend on what time we get there. We may get off quite early tomorrow though.
     
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    I said....."don't take it as a criticism".:)
     
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