First Long Journey

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  1. leeboy

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    Hi all,
    just thought I'd let you know that me and the wife are off to the South of France on Friday evening:BigGrin: We had a run to Somerset a couple of Weeks ago to Eddie's (Vanbitz) to have an alarm fitted on the new van but this is quite a bit further. I've done the journey many times in the car but this feels so different:RollEyes: We have marked a couple of Aires to stay on the way down, one in Arque and the other in Beaune so fingers crossed. Hoping to get to Le lavandou on Sunday. I'll let you know how we get on upon our return.
    Bye for two Weeks,
    Lee & Caroline. :thumb:
     
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    Have a great time:thumb:
     
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    Enjoy
     
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    If you get the chance to visit Dijon it's worth the detour, especially on market day (Tuesday).

    Bon voyage.
     
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    Beaune is a nice little town, with a decent aires.
    The parking bays are a little tight to get in to, but most people were parking in the bus/truck bays.
     
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    Yes-it is a lot further and I felt the same before our very first trip to France :thumb:
    But,once we had found our way out of Calais and got going,I found that I kept laughing involuntarily at the thought of being in France in our own MotorHome and masters of our own destiny :BigGrin:
    It was even better than we expected.
    Good luck,'Nayez pas peur' :Rofl1:

    Mike
     
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    throw thoise plans away and follow your nose have fun xx
     
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    Don't forget to pack your since of humour somewhere accessible.:BigGrin:
     
  9. Viennese

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    Beaune is a favourite spot of ours - spoil yourselves and have a great meal there in the square, and go and see the spectacular hospital, it's a one off - built in the 1440s and treated patients up to 1970. Fascinating and very beautiful.

    Lots of wine shops too, lovely burgundy. Wish we were going with you!

    Catherine
     
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    Enjoy - not jealous at all :cry:
     
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    Sounds Good,Enjoy your travels and adventure :thumb:
     
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    Have a great time. Wish it was us going on our travels.
     
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    Have fun and stay safe. Remember to take care at roundabouts etc if you are like us and haven't driven much on the other side of the road.
     
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    Along with the toilet paper. The French don't seem to use it. Flip-flops also useful if you have to use a "two-footprint" loo.
     
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    Enjoy! Wish I was going too:Smile:

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    Thanks for all your comments, got to le lavandou on Sunday. We stayed at the aire at Arques for the first night then on the second night we stayed at an aire in Beaune. The aire at Arque was lovely and quiet but the one at Beaune was very busy and a bit like a travellers site, we had to park in a bus lane!
    Weather here terrific 20 degrees and beautiful blue sky. Setting off back on Monday.
    Regards to all,
    Lee.
     
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    We were down at Narbonne and Valras Plage last week. Nice warm 15 degrees! Have a good trip back. If you go past Langres, it's worth a stop. It's a fortified town with a great walk all around the city wall and great views. Aire is a bit strange though next to a hospital!
    Troyes is a nice a City too, another good place to stop
    Allan
     
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