France on Friday where to go?

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  1. Mousy

    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    allo allo fellow Funsters..

    We ave ze tunnel booked for this Friday evening, but the rain it still falling in France. Tres desolate!

    We had ze hope of exploring Brittany and Normandy in search of magnifcant cheeses. Or champagne region in search of ze fizz.

    But are now unsure, we need help from you great Brits... We ave 9 nights where shall we go?
     
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  2. NickNic

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    If you explore ze Normandy you can find ze Calvados et ze Pommeau and then you won't care if it's raining (y)
     
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    Will you do a blog please ?! They are so amusing!
    My vote for cheese you are a mouse after all!!
     
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  4. Mousy

    Mousy Funster Life Member

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    Have no fear Anthea there will be plenty of cheesees consumed, kinda lost my blog mojo but will try(y)
     
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    You could be on the Charente coast in a day and a half - La Rochelle, La Palmyre, Ile de Re, Ile d'Oleron, Parc Puy du Fou, Parc Futuroscope on the way (or way back). That's where we'd be heading. Likewise you could be into the Dordogne region in the same amount of time. Just needs a long drive on day one.
     
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    Champagne anyone?
    The view from Mutigny Aire a few days ago.
    Vineyards.jpg
     
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    We are just back from 9 days in Normandy. Swiss Normandy around Clecy was lovely and certainly a part of France I would go to again. We hope the weather improves at the end of July when we'll be back.
     
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  8. Mousy

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    Thanks for that sounds great and we hope to do all of this in September with @cliffandger, weather permitting.

    Need somewhere else for June though.

    Wow @Clarky sunshine! Lucky you...it's a maybe..

    @Wicketter I will check those out. Thanks.
     
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    weve just got back from clecy as well we didnt get a great deal of sun but seemed to miss the worst of the rain we could hear thunder in the distance
     
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    The forecast doesn't look bad for the time you arrive. I would stick with Plan A. :)
     
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    @DBK it was your lovely blog of the rose granite coast which gave us the ideal to not rush south. (y)
     
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    Reading on another thread they mention northern France being busy because of the football and some sites struggling because of floods and soft ground. We generally use Aires unless we stumble across a special site.

    I'm now worried about staying in the north. What's Provence like? Could we go there and back in 9 days?
    Is the weather better there now? Help!
     
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    @Mousy we have just done Denmark deffo do-able in 9 days from the tunnel. It's so clean it sparkles. Would totally recommend. We had hot sunny days, long evenings, sea view large pitch, nice beach. My legs are still tanned.
     
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    No need to worry, Brittany and west coast of France not busy at all, campsite I'm on Camping Bois Dinot at Marans half hour north of La Rochelle is not full at all and Aires here lots of space, loads by side of rivers and canals, same for Messac and Vendrennes on way down. Been here 3 weeks, went to have a look at sites at Chataillon Plage and Fouras and they not full or the aires in that area. Football doesn't seem to have made difference and no evidence of flooding in this area and am surrounded by rivers and canals and 30 mins from sea. This is a lovely municipal ASCI site in the woods and so much to do from here. Today the weather has at last changed and 23 degrees and SUNNY! The forecast for here for next 21 days is SUNNY 23 to 27 degrees.
     
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    Left Spain 2 days ago.
    Now just outside Niort at Benet. Too hot!!!
    29° at 10.30pm.
    On the Calvados - cures all.
    Heading north for Calais in 2 weeks.

    No worries!!!
     
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    Le Mans is lovely, the old medieval town is stunning and during the summer months there is a spectacular free light show at night. Check out the website:
    http://www.nuitdeschimeres.com/?lang=en
     
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    Sitting outside of van at 11:10pm and its 29.5°C. Bergerac.

    Incase you didn't know all of the recent strikes/fuel shortages have been because of cheese. The French have just realised that it is the "food of the devil" and are attempting to rid the country of the vile stuff. Wait until next year when it may be safer ;)
     
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    Thanks all, still not sure where to go but I've realised my first mistake...been avidly watching and checking a 14 day weather app for the past 2 weeks and freaking out at the low temperatures and cloud cover.:eek:...just realised I've been viewing the am or morning not clicking on the pm afternoon button :doh:

    :rofl:Weather has improved dramatically. :rofl:

    Let's hope my ineptitude stays in Wales, could be an interesting trip.
     
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    And Phil, wash your mouth out with soap! It's my life's mission to get you to love cheese...
     
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    Yuk, cheese is just milk that gorn orft! :whistle::LOL:
     
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