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  1. Petros

    Petros Funster

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    Just booked the ferry to France for the end of August, has anyone noticed any changes to travel in France since Brexit and all the recent troubles
     
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    None because of Brexit, but a heightened police/army presence in major cities, perhaps a few more random checkpoints for papers etc. in the rural areas.
     
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    Brexit hasn't happened yet... everything still the same... except maybe some Europeans' perception of the British...

    JJ :cool:
     
  4. Petros

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    As i thought really, just hope there are no more long delays at Dover. Thanks for the info
     
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    We were in France at the time of the referendum. Nobody even mentioned it. Had several mentions of the football though.
     
  6. Petros

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    Nothing too complimentary about that I suppose
     
  7. Lot lover

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    Beware travelling on the last Saturday in August (or any August Saturday for that matter) it usually marks the end of the brief 6 - 8 week holiday period of the French fonctionnaires.
     
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    Got that covered thanks, travelling mid week
     
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    We are traveling on the 25th by tunnel.
     
  10. Tootles

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    Beware of France. Take some decent food with you. And plenty of Nescafe. And sugar that isn't in lumps. (y)
     
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    Surely you have a hammer?
     
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    No, however, the wife has a hammer. She also has a mother, and I wouldn't borrow that either. (y) I mean, why travel to a country where the only sugar is in lumps? o_O
     
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    OP – Yes, there are problems galore.

    Too many tourists in front of me at Eurotunnel when I was trying to get back home last Sunday.

    Too many foreign cars in France and they drive on the 'wrong' side of the road.

    Some French people expect you speak their language and don't understand a word you say no matter how loud you shout.

    Not enough Boulangeries deliver bread in a morning to the Aires we stayed on.

    Some Aires actually charge for staying on them.

    Too many motorists queuing to get diesel at €1.020 when I wanted to fill up.




    Avoid the country and stay at home!

    :france::france::france:
     
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  14. Petros

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    I think I will cancel the ferry tickets. Thanks for your valued comments, who wants diesel at that price anyway?
     
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    We've been here since 11th July, no changes whatsoever due to the vote. Still a lovely country with friendly people. Just too many people because of the holidays but that's the payoff for guaranteed sunshine.
     
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    Spoken to friends who live in Dordogne, since referendum. One was looking a bit glum, local shopkeeper asked if she was ok. On saying she felt a bit stateless after the brexit vote, he told her not to worry, you live here, you're one of us now. None of the Brit ex pats I know said they'd experienced any animosity. Don't if that's just rural areas though, maybe different in cities, younger work set of population.
     
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    Why pay €1.02 when it is €0.96/l in Spain?
     
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    We moved to France last week. I flew home to collect my car and drove back on Saturday. I stopped at a motorway aire overlooking Mont st Michel for a break and parked behind a car with the boot open and a couple of Frenchmen standing next to it opening bottles of Leffe with a wheel brace.
    I got out of the car and one of them waved and shouted over to me " Welcome to France my Friend"
    Imagine a foreigner getting that sort of response in the UK!
     
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    Booked the tunnel last week for the 25th August, just gonna dordle around from place to place but heading towards Annecy, Chamonix and Lac d Estaing then a dordle back home on the 15th Sept
     
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    no problems here in the Haute Vienne all the locals as friendly as ever however the local bar keeper thought the brits were mad for leaving, but as he said we still have the cheap meals & wine don't go back to England lol
     
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