First trip to Europe

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  1. jdk62

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    We depart on Saturday morning for our first European trip in Buster...

    We land at Calais and then travel down to Amiens for a couple of nights, then onto Versailles for a couple of nights and then onto Seraucourt Le Grand for the final 2 nights.

    Really looking forward to our first France experience......
     
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    :france:Bon Voyage, am sure you will enjoy we are also due to go in a couple of weeks, will be our first French as well. Never know might bump into you!!! Enjoy
     
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    Have a great time both of you, we'll be along late June so donk drink all the wine or I will set Mrs B on you. :LOL:
     
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    You'll love it! Don't be in too much of a rush. Lots of places to see en route.

    Wyn
     
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    Thanks all...

    Can't wait to toddle around and sample as many things as possible...:)

    Have driven on the continent before but in LHD hire cars, so slightly nervous about a 7m RHD Motorhome. But hey ho... Got a great little sticker from Halfords for my windscreen - it shows which way to turn when approaching a roundabout on the continent....
     
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    :france::wine::clap2:

    Enjoy. We've been travelling to France for over 20 years and never tire of it
     
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    You will love the driving almost as much as the lifestyle over there. The country is perfect for motorhoming and they actually seem to appreciate us - which is more than can be said for here. Just watch out for their speed limits, particularly in the villages, and relax. You will be king of th road.
     
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    bet you are excited. I was just about to post a similar thread as we are setting off on tuesday for our first European trip. Cant wait and getting all giddy now :)
     
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    Do have a look at the cathedral in Amiens. Well worth the effort.
     
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    Well we are just over 2 weeks into our first ever European trip in France and it is brilliant. Currently snug as a bug in a rug at 1500 meters in the French alps.

    Don't worry too much about the driving, I use the mental link of kerb next to steering wheel and not had any problem - you will soon get used to it. Just take it easy and enjoy it!
     
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    2 more sleeps to go.....:):oops:
     
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    You can sleep? :)
     
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    It won't be your last(y) uk will never be the same again
     
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    If you are visiting Seracourt-le-Grand there is a well kept, small War cemetery there that is worth a visit.
     
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    Bit late to mention it now, but for the benefit of others, click here for Jim's home grown solution. I can confirm that it works very well.
     
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    Thanks for the tip...will go see it.
     
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    That is very similar to the Halford sticker.... Thanks
     
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    Well we survived our first overseas trip to France. Fantastic!

    What did we learn:-
    - French roads are brilliant..long, open and quiet.
    - driving a RHD motorhome is a doddle, much easier to hug the curb or see proximity to parked cars.
    - Aires are great..
    - Fresh baguettes, croissants and pain aux chocolate every day are heavenly
    - Isn't wine cheap!
    - the Beauty Terrorist coped with a ferry ( with some help from travel sickness tablets..)
    - My French dictionary didn't cope with many of the French menu's - but gave me lots of surprises!

    We loved it and had a great time. Now planning the next trip...
     
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    Hi jdk62
    Just joined this site and apart from a quick thank you to Jim, you are my first contact.
    I'm planning my first trip to France, first two weeks in September.
    Will be crossing Dover to Calais, but there on not planned yet.
    Would be most appreciative of any advice and suggestions you could offer.
    Kindest Regards
    Nett
     
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    :smiley: So pleased that you enjoyed your trip :smiley: Just the post I needed to read before we set off on Sunday for France :smiley: Cos I'm just going through the 'what if the sky falls in' scenarios. I over think everything, so Thankyou :smiley: After reading your post I've given myself a good talking to and will look forward to good roads, lovely food and cheap wine :smiley:

    Mrs Spritely
    :smiley:
     
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