France in September

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  1. Andrew gill151

    Andrew gill151 Funster

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    Hi all, looking at planning our first motorhome trip to France this September and wondered if anyone could suggest a route that is not too demanding that we could cut our teeth on.

    Planning on sailing to and from St Malo and heading south from there and would like to visit beaches and historical towns.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mitzimad

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  3. Andrew gill151

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    Forgot to say, only got 2 weeks to play with, can't get anymore time off work.
     
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    If you are limited to 2 weeks I would suggest the Pink Granite coast and Finistere.
     
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    There is a Twin Lakes meet that might fit in with you.
     
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  6. Andrew gill151

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    Big map out time I think.
     
  7. Andrew gill151

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    Hilldweller, where would I find details of the meet, would love to come to that?
     
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    September is a great time for France.
    We did West coast a few times, Rochelle and along the coast just down to Royan plus the Ile de Re and Ile de Oleron..
    Mixed in aires and campsites.
     
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  9. Terry and Jan

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    Do what we are doing, ferry to Jersey for a long weekend (see the grand kids) then Jersey to St Malo a tootle around Brittany then ferry from Roscoff to Plymouth. 'Proper Job'!
     
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    We always do France in September, weather still good all the French gone back to work , as indeed have all the Brits , going this year for the whole month all being well(y)
     
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    September is one of the best months in France, to get decent weather get down to the Loire. Year before last we had temps in the low 30's in the Loire by the time we got down to Provance & the med it was only mid 20's.
    As you only have 2 weeks don't try to do two much France is not a place to be hurried just amble about and enjoy.
     
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  12. Baggers53

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    Sept is lovely time to visit France.
    We will be there again this year. Going to Bordeaux, Royan and Isle D`Orelon.
    My tip is do not try to do too much and rush things.....France is a big place...and you can always go back.
    Enjoy
     
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    Wow everyone has a different idea of what two weeks mean to me. We have only managed one 2 week holiday since starting to work for ourselves 25 years ago I would cover a fair bit of countryside in 2 weeks as we only stay for 2 nights at most in a place thats why we got a motorhome not a caravan. Nearly forgot to add have a great time France is fantastic in a motorhome and make sure you at least try the aires.
     
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    We always head off to France last week of August and into wind week of September...weather has always been great at that time of year...too many places to suggest where you could venture too but we do tend to mainly do campsites when in Europe...only reason being we gave yet to find a nice Aire
     
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    Thanks for all your advice, was looking at doing a lot of touring, now I may do less and enjoy it, as Baggers53 says "can always go back".
    Cheers.
     
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    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum...lakes-france-meet-2016-17130-souméras.115086/

    Part verger is not far from twin lakes and I suspect you would meet a Funster or two there. You would definitely get a warm welcome from Frank and Lisa.

    As you are landing St Malo area you could (whilst it is a bit of a long day) get to either in a day. The west coast route is largely toll free if I remember correctly.
     
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    We did our first motorhome trip to France in April/May and it was truly Moho heaven. We used Aires because we found so many lovely ones and just tootled about exploring and it was great. Driving was a pleasure and it was so nice to be somewhere so Moho friendly. You'll find you that you can do as much or as little as you like and that you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to places to visit and stay.
    We liked it so much we're going back in Sept.
    Have a great time :smiley:
     
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    We did Brittany last sept , 16 nights fabulous aires and countryside also wonderfulcoastline , still didn't see half of it. must go back another year.
    This year late august for 19days , going tunnel, gonna bimble done towards twin lakes meet not sure if we get there or Park verger ,want to visit Oradour sur Glane. then bimble back.
     
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    the weather is going to be the deciding factor realy anywhere north of bordeux can be cold and wet in september much the same as herei wouldnt make any definate plans untill the day before we left look at the 10 day forcasts and decide to stay around brittany if its good if its not then plan a long days driving to get you further south a wet brittany is no better than a wet cornwall
    something we often forget untill we are there is a lot of france is quite high and therefore cooler
     
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    We are also doing France in September(16 days) but having done Brittany and Normandy to death (lots to see and do you will not be disappointed) we are doing the run down to the South of France, gonna smash the toll roads to get down there in a day and a half spend approx ten days there and have a more sedate trip back up.
     
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