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  1. scousebird

    scousebird Funster

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    Hi everyone

    We took delivery of our first motorhome just over 4 weeks ago after caravanning with our family for 20 years. The kids are grown up now so we made the switch, we have used it 3 out of the 4 weekends we've had it and are off to France for a week on Friday to sample some of the Aires we've seen on our travels over the years - can't wait. :BigGrin:
     
  2. Ralph-n-Bev

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    Hello welcome and enjoy your travels:thumb:
     
  3. WhiteCheyenneMan

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    Welcome to the Fun!

    If you're going to Normandy we found a couple of nice aires last week.........and one not so nice :Wink:
     
  4. scousebird

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    Don't know where we are going yet, just booked the train and we are off!

    Which one wasn't so nice?
     
  5. WhiteCheyenneMan

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    Not so nice = Villedieu les Poeles: Short bays (too short for our 7.4+metres), difficult access into bays because of parked cars right in front, plus one in a MH bay. Bays under trees so noisy when it rains. No EHU apart from a quick burst to charge batteries. Noisy but you can share your Toilet emptying with passers by.
    Recommended: Pont d'Ouilly (SW of Falaise- All the Aires Page 433). We were the only ones on the 35 bays, next to the river. We drank coffee and watched the sun go down as two Otters swam up and down. €7 plus water/disposal (free for us as the barrier was jammed up and the owner told us not to worry about paying).
    Also Englesqueville just inland from Omaha Beach (All the Aires Page 435). Again we were the only ones there (Stop it, we are very clean and well behaved :Angry:). We watched the cows to and from milking (okay, you can smell them too :BigGrin:), no body bothered us and we put our payment in the letterbox on the gate. 6 staggered bays so that everyone has a view. Fresh water (we changed the yellow hose to our own) grey and black disposal (don't fall in!!) and unmetered EHU. €5 for the pitch and €3 for the facilities.
    Coudeville Plage wasn't bad either and the unisex toilets make it a bit more exciting :Rofl1:
     
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    Hi Scousebird and welcome to the fun site. This is a good spot to visit, there are three Aires here, the one by the sailng club being the best.

    LE TOUQUET-PARIS-PLAGE.

    Jim
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    Thanks for that, very interesting. We were thinking about getting to Mont St Michel & Honfleur, unfortunately the forecast is not good but I'm sure we'll enjoy it just the same. :thumb:
     
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    Honfleur is a good Aire, plenty of free leccy. As far as I'm concern Mont St Michel Aire is a dump, thats only my opinion.
    Jim
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    welcome to MHF

    a warm welcome from us as well.. hope your enjoyer your motorhome.. better than a caravan any day..


    Bob, Sue and Ezzie the St Bernard
     
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    Hallo and welcome. It's always nice to have other newbies!!! :BigGrin:
     
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    Welcome to the Fun Scousebird...

    ... not related to a Liverbird are you? :Smile:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Mont St Michel is difficult to get to in a MH (we tried last Friday). They won't let you down the Causeway to park, we were turned around at the entrance to the new car park on the causeway and there didn't appear to be any shuttle buses running yet (though I saw 2 being delivered on a low loader). I drove as far down the causeway as I could for a second time and dropped off my wife and daughter. Having refuelled at Carrefour I did the usual MH thing and parked with other motorhomers in a hotel/restaurant car park, until I got a text to pick up my wife and daughter. It spoilt it for them as they didn't go into the abbey for fear of taking too long. Again I picked them up on the causeway and did another U turn (well 3 point turn :Wink:). The road to the causeway is flanked by hotels etc. and parked coaches and a few MH's. No room for us.
    Typical French, they've changed the rules before completing all the associated works. Not sure we will try again but, if we do, it will be after the shuttle buses are running.
    If you want to go now, take your walking shoes and pay to park in the aire.
     
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    But the town is great - so interesting!!
     
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    Thank you for that information, I had heard that they had made changes.
     
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    Born & bred in Liverpool - been in Kent for 13 years now
     
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    Hello, welcome to FUN
     
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