Nantes France

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  1. rob kinnear

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    Hi all we will be going to France in September and are looking at the Nantes area (pin in the map selection )(not to far south only a week) funsters do any of you have any hints and tips for that area.

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    Rob and Sue
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    West of Nantes on the northern side of the Loire estuary is the Presqu'ile de Guerande which is a relatively small area with a beautiful coastline and many small coastal villages that are not too overdeveloped. Le Croisic, La Turballe,Piriac sur Mer, Mesquer/Quimiac and Guerande itself is a small town with intact medieval walls.
    La Baule is at the centre of a 4 mile crescent beach with the resorts of Pornichet and Le Pouliguen at either end.The area has many camp sites and lots of aires, we spend 3 months of the year in the area, September is probably one of the best times to visit as the French season will have largely finished and there should be no problem with either of these alternatives. Weather not guaranteed though, it is Brittany, but usually OK in September - hope so we'll be there then.

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    Decent aire at Saint-Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu just south of Nantes

    Next to the river by the park.. and it's free.. but no ehu .. no size limit and no limit on length of stay

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=207590977793691629247.00045c1ab0c50bf957c9d&msa=0&ll=47.04492,-1.643314&spn=0.029828,0.055189

    There is also an aire in Nantes.. centre of the old town.. we tried to get in but were too big (another tale of woe ) but fine for Euro vans , no idea of cost but will be listed in an aires book or campingcarinfos

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=207590977793691629247.00045c1ab0c50bf957c9d&msa=0&ll=47.217644,-1.55508&spn=0.029732,0.055189
     
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    If you are prepared to travel a little Saumur is nice and the best aire in france (in my opinion) is 10km south at Montreuil-Bellay. You also pass through Angers on the way there. It's a two hour drive to Saumur.
     
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    hi, we are making our first trip abroad as newbies. going for six weeks from start of september from brittany sticking to the coast heading south. probabley come home on the bilboa ferry as the old transit might not want to go back uphill !!! have a great time. mal.
     
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    Hi. :Smile:We are going to Loire sept 4th pm via Dunkirk - chamery, geraudot to briare then along Loire westwards stopping at various aires to Anger then up to chateau gontier, change, villiers bocage, visiting thury harcourt head east back to dunkirk via St nicholas du Bliquetuit. I hope we and you and the person who threaded before me (sorry didn't look at name) all have good weather and a good time ENJOY. Terry:thumb:
     
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