Lovin our first French trip!

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  1. BreweryDave

    BreweryDave Funster Life Member

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    Oh yeah! Arrived Dunkirk last Monday - quick fag stop in adinkerke then wilding at bray dunes. On to aires at fort Mahon plage, the banks of the seine at mailleray sur seine , then a great free aire at Fougeres before landing on an acsi site at concarneau !
    Have just got out the pool and have a large 1664 and am gonna call the CC to change my ferry so we stay another couple of weeks!
    Generally gonna head south via La Rochelle to Bordeaux and see what happens :BigGrin:

    Mote beer and sun I expect - and moule frites and grilled sardines and and and and !!!!


    Truly converted:thumb:

    Bonjour and au revoir Rodney :Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Plonker, Hope you give that ACSI card some stick.
    Yours
    Bernie:Rofl1:
     
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    Cheers Bernie - I'll bring you a 2 euro bottle of vino as a thankyou:Eeek:
    Will certainly spank it!
     
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    Sounds great.

    Carry on enjoying it:thumb:
     
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    Glad to hear you are both having a fabulous time.

    Be careful now, you might not want to come back

    Looking forward to seeing some photos when you return xxxxx
     
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    If you get the chance I can recommend a visit to Puy Du Fou. It's not far from Cholet. Give yourself more than one day there to see it all. They have their own aire which makes it easier. If you can include the Cinescenie it is incredible! The whole place is incredible!

    http://www.puydufou.com/en/

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    Never paid more than 1 euro a litre en vrac last month!
    Don't spoil me!
    Bernie:thumb:
     
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    Is it a kind of theme park, or is there anything authentic about it?

    Not sure it's for me to be honest.
     
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    Personally I wouldn't go there its full of Brits:Wink:
     
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    Stay as long as you can, we are doing 3 weeks in Brittany
    You know it makes sense. Mange tout
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    PUY DU FOU is a theme park but the evening show starts at 11pm. Traces the Vendee history and is acted by 100s of local people. We always laughed at the French 'Grand Spectacular ' that wereusually rubbish but this is something different. Yes there are Brits because the Vendee has always been popular. It took me 20 odd years to build up the courage to go!! From someone to deprived his kids from Theme parks this is a must to be seen show! I think you can also overnight there.
     
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    Technically, yes, they describe it as a theme park. Probably because there isn't really an alternative term for it. Think of all the reasons you would not want to go to Disney, for example then visit Puy and see the difference. It's very difficult tp put across how different it is as I don't know what to compare it to.

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    Yes. They have a huge aire there alongside.

    Wyn
     
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    There is an aire just off Avenue Jean Moulin, La Rochelle (N46°09.188, W001°08.399). No electric there but a very good location next to the Park & Ride. We paid 10.50 euros for one night but that includes return bus tickets for up to 4 people into the centre of La Rochelle. (Town parking bans motorhomes). Entry to the aire is closed on a Sunday but you are able to exit.
     
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    If you are down near La Rochelle, we can recommend Il de Re, 8 Euro to cross the causeway, really beautiful island covered with cycle tracts, vineyards, oyster beds and lovely beaches. There is an aire in st Martin (by the rampart walls) and plenty of campsites. About 5 in the ASCI book.
     
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    As long as you do not look for x2 chairs you sold me, carry on enjoying yourself:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Heading to vannes tomorrow - then to sables d'olone (1374 in acsi book!) for a bit more fun!
    Very hot and sunny and doin my best to keep hydrated:Rofl1:

    Anyone comment if that coast is any good for surfing? Feel the purchase of a couple of body boards coming on!!!
     
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    If you go to Bordeaux, don't miss out the Dunes at Arcachon, I believe theres decent sites nearby too, unsure of the aires situation.

    Unfortunately Aquitaine has passed a new Methodist law banning all sales of beer to the Brits. Sorry.....:Rofl1:
     
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