Maiden Voyage to France

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  1. Jill

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    Hi,

    After 2 1/2 years with a MH we're finally off to France on the 12th April for 6 days. Tunnel's booked courtesy of Tescos (£35 in deals vouchers and £10 cash - good innit!) for an earlyish crossing. My Garmin is loaded with POIs. I've got my CCI, Acsi card & book and all the aires book. Oh, and my phrase book :Laughing:

    We don't have an itinery other than to follow our noses and stop where we fancy although Hubby would like to see the landing beaches and war museums. We're bringing the bikes and wetsuits/body boards.

    Can anyone suggest a 'must see' or a 'must do' for the Normandy Region.

    I'm sooo excited, I've started counting sleeps. :BigGrin:

    Thanks

    Jill
     
  2. Lincolnshire Rover

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    Honfluer is really nice the Aire should be open in April 7euro p/night inc leccy.
     
  3. hilldweller

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    Well that took you long enough.

    Just enjoy and if you see the municipal camp site symbols in any town when you need to stop then use them, usually top quality and cheap.

    Your friend is Mr LeClerc for cheap fuel, don't buy on motorways.

    You'll soon be regretting your long delay.
     
  4. Brisey

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    Hi Jill

    With only 6 days available I would head straight down to Honfleur. Crossing the Pont de Normandie is an experience and at this time of year you should have no problems finding a place on the aire at Honfleur. Honfleur is a nice town and is well worth a visit in its own right. From there you can drive along the coast road at your leisure and visit Pegasus Bridge and the WW2 beaches. Perhaps you could fit in a visit to Bayeaux to see the tapestry. Mont St Michel is also a must visit place if you have time.
    Safe travels and enjoy your trip.

    Brisey
     
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    Have a great time and let us know how you got on.:thumb:

    Phil
     
  6. Jill

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    I know, I know.........

    We've driven & flown to France for holidays quite a few times over the years which made it all the more frustrating - knowing what's over there but being unable to find the time.

    We've 2 main problems: our business, which we don't feel we can leave for too long in one go and our 17 year old who developed a deep hatred for the MH as soon as we had it. (Although he'd camped with us in a tent virtually since birth!).

    Anyway, due to the fact the boys' holidays now overlap misery guts is back in school on the 11th and my youngest is off for another week so off we toddle. :thumb:

    Thanks for your advice

    Jill
     
  7. Heyupluv

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    Jill
    We stopped at Juno Beach in Normandy right out side one of the museums as there are many Museums all in walking distance and a very nice beach...address Voie des Francais Libres...about 100yds from a tank with the inscription painted on the tank "One Charlie" ( no not charlie one)..there is a long single car park along the front where we and many other motorhomes stopped over night....I think it is a day park ....we called in June and at least 50 other motorhomes stopped the night.... with the police passing....and nobody was mooved on.......see Photos
    Enjoy your trip to France and have a good Holiday

    Mel:thumb:
     

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    A couple more photos

    Well Jill ..looking at your thread you are better prepared than CHURCHILL was, for when you invade the Normandy Beaches.......

    Mel hardhat:helpsos:
     

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    You can stay overnight in the car park above the cliffs where the museam is at the Normandy Landings.Just make sure you pay your parking fee and this covers you for 24 hrs.:BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
  10. Heyupluv

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    The dark patches in the distance I think are the Oyster beds.....and the dark patches in the front is the Mulberry floating harbour they took across for the ships tanks and millitary vehicles :Eeek:

    The French Freedom Cross
    "Juno" was the The Canadian 3rd division beach landing

    And the British Beach landing was "Gold beach"

    mel:thumb:
     

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    Don't forget the Calvados!!
     
  12. yodeli

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    A must do you asked? ok here you are.... repeat after me:


    Je m'appelle Jill , je suis anglaise et ..... au secours :shout: je suis perdue!!!! (help, i'm lost!):Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Once you know that one you don't need your phrase book anymore :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


    I know i'm being cheeky:Blush::Blush::Blush: sorry was feeling like laughing a bit , you don't mind do you?:BigGrin::Wink:


    HAVE A VERY NICE TRAVEL!!!:Wink::Wink::Wink:



    Amicalement


    Frankie:BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
  13. Jill

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    Gosh no - but get it right - je suis galloise avec un Garmin :thumb:

    Jill
     
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    "Touché" nice one Jill :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: that was a better laugh


    Mel
     
  15. yodeli

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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


    Stupid french who always put all in the same bag:Doh:: english irish welsh scottish and english!!:Laughing:... now i'll repeat after you: i'm welsh with a garmin:thumb::thumb: that will teach me:Rofl1::Rofl1: at least a good laugh has no language :Cool:


    Tell your garmin you're going to France not to Belgium .... sometimes machines just understand "french country" and don't make the difference!


    Safe travel Jill!!

    Amicalement


    Frankie:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    We are following you in June same route ,would love to hear how you get along when your bacK.
    Have a great one
    :thumb:

    Wyn
     
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    Comme je suis vieux pouvez-vous me dire où je suis qui je suis et pourquoi je suis ici S'il vous plaît :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  18. Jill

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    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    I like it!
     
  19. Jill

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    Will do. I've got a little note book ready for my jottings.

    Jill
     
  20. yodeli

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    SO DO I !!!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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