France May 2010

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  1. obclonolea

    obclonolea Read Only Funster

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    We will be in France from May 3 to June 11 and are planning to concentrate on the area between Clermont-Ferrand to the west Coast. We intend to spend approx three weeks in this area weather permitting any suggestions of must see places or some Aires. The remaining time will be spent going from Cherbourg to C- Ferrand and West coast to Roscoff. :Thanking you.
     
  2. JeanLuc

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    Here are the co-ordinates of a couple of aires to the south west of C-F. Put them into Google Earth and have a look.

    Murol (interesting old castle on the hill) 45.57306, 2.94118
    The aire is in a small car park above the village (to the left if travelling from east to west). Nearby, uphill at the top of a side street by an infants school, is the fresh water supply and dump drain. (I think there is a very small charge for parking - ask at the Tourisme in the corner of the car park.)

    Condet (didn't think much of the town - it had lost its glory from former years, and the Flot Bleu was not working, but the parking spot was fine) 45.33881, 2.276254

    Philip
     
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    If you like walking or cablecar rides you can stay at Mont-Dore near Puy de Sancy, France's highest peak west of the Alps. It is the source of the Dordogne and there is nice 2 hour walk from the carpark (3 euro overnight) to the summit with fantastic views and cafe. Cable car return is about 8 euro pp. Also thermal springs nearby.
    45deg32.55N 2deg48.80E
    http://www.sancy.com/default.php
     
  4. TDH

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    Our favourite aire is at Vertuil sur Charente, and have a look at the site at La Bastide L'Eveque. The whole Perigord area is worth a linger. (Have a squint at our photos in the album).

    Bon voyage!
     
  5. allie sommerville

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    We stayed on an excellent site, L'Occlede, at Royat near Clermont Ferrand.
    From my notes:
    Terraced, sandy, flat pitches
    Loads of trees
    Swimming pool
    Tennis
    Excellent showers (!)
    Bar
    Smart reception
    Well-organised site
    QUIET :BigGrin:

    We also stayed at Le Puy en Velay, Alguihe. Close to sights of town.
    From my notes:
    Smallish site
    Large pitches, with water available on each
    friendly, with maps and info given on booking in
    Good loos etc!
    Quiet :BigGrin:

    It's a lovely area, where we also visited the Puy de Dome (spectacular) and Volvic (good Municipal site)
    Hope this helps!
     
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    aubusson , where the former royal carpet an tapestry factories were situated [ google]

    great museum ...
     
  7. Nordet

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    Between Montlucon and Limoges is the wolf sanctuary just outside of Gueret.

    Located above the surrounding countryside, packs of wolves can be viewed in a natural habitat. Not for everyone, but a good day out. It was 8 euros to get in, plenty of parking, small cafe but you can return to the van. The cubs are normally born around the end of May.

    website is www.loups-chabrieres.com
     
  8. TDH

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    When you're heading up the Atlantic coast, bear in mind that the Gironde ferry is a bit steep at £40 for a 15 minute crossing. Once you're at Le Verdon, the alternative is a 150 mile detour through Bordeaux.

    We did more or less the same trip as you have in mind last year. Have a look at our blog if you have a minute. The relevant bits are the Le Mans trip - we headed east and south after the race, and then our July trip, St Laurent to St Malo.

    http://therosabella.blogspot.com/
     
  9. cherok

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    Hi there,

    Auvergne , Clermont Ferrand and area is a long time love of our family. We have a place there and also take the motorhome now too!

    Just came back from a lovely week skiing at Superbesse where there is an aire next to the lake for motorhomes. Here's a link-

    http://www.campingcar-infos.com/Francais/aire.php?numid=1801&Localit%E9=SUPER%20BESSE

    It is really beautiful there.

    Also, there are large laybys in the village of Saint Nectaire which is about 35 mins from Clermont Ferrand with thermal baths and spa. Many motorhomes park up in the husge carpark behind the thermal baths and never get moved on. Nice places to eat and drink and an excellent Pizzeria!

    There are a couple of campstes in the village too-

    http://www.campingcledeschamps.com/

    :thumb:
     
  10. yodeli

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    And nice cheese there too :le Saint Nectaire!!!!:Wink:
     
  11. wkdtroll

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    Nice free Aires at Uzerche (en route from CF to Bergerac).

    Toilets, free hook-up and nice walks along river.

    :thumb::thumb:
     
  12. cherok

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    Yes Yodeli, lovely cheese!!

    Unfortunately it goes straight to the waistline..I make a mean truffade out of it, if I do say so myself:Wink:
     

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