...at the weekend from two weeks in France and we had an excellent time! We were (mostly) lucky with the weather, and we had learned a bit of the language (thanks to Michel Thomas) so we found the people very friendly and helpful. We did a proper 'tour de France', mind; south through Champagne and Bergundy, spending a week in and around the Languedoc region, and back up the west coast. We stayed at a different campsite every night, used toll roads for all our long journeys (we made the mistake of trying the national roads the second day - six hours later, after countless roundabouts, traffic lights, villages, and slow moving vehicles we decided the peage cost was well worth it), had a meal in a restaurant each day and still managed to spend less than half our budget. Almost all the sites we stayed on had a pool and cost less than €20 a night. The diesel seemed to be upwards of €1.50/litre in the motorway service stations and about 10 cents a litre cheaper in the towns. The toll costs worked out around €10/100 km. If anyone is thinking of taking the plunge I would well recommend it. Even though we got to all the places we wanted to visit, two weeks is just not long enough. We would both go back anytime, but as we live in Newcastle the worst part was the drive between Dover and home; so we may need a few months to blunt the memory of how long that was! NB. The pic is of Avignon from the big wheel.