Off to france tommorow

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  1. mick noe

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    Staying on marine parade tommorow night 6 o'clock ferry then two weeks of bliss........wine/ bikeing will try to keep in touch as we are takeing laptop so if I can find free wi-fi and work out how to work it I'll give you some updates if thats o.k.:BigGrin:
     
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    just pop into a mcdonalds and use their wifi, or even sit outside and use it.

    Have a good journey and great holiday
     
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    Have a great time - our tunnel journey starts in a couple of weeks :BigGrin:
     
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    We are on the train on Monday 21st for a 5 week tour, going to try a mix of aires and campsites as we don't have onboard 'facilities':Wink:

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    have a great time xxxxx
     
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    Hi, Enjoy yourselves, if you like eating or drink out then take plenty of money with you, it does seem to have become very expensive in the last year or so, still a great country but expensive.
     
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    Might see you if you are going to Brittany - we will be a day behind you :Smile:
     
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    Have a great time, we are just looking at booking our site for our trip to France in August
     
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    Bon voyage - we have to wait till October!:thumb:
     
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    It might be worth warning you that the forecast for next week shows the best weather to be in the north west of France, the south east (Paris downwards) being very wet.

    Go down the Normandy coast to Brittany where you are likely to find the driest weather - and the nicest people! The prices are also more reasonable in rural Brittany, food and drink. And if you pop in to an Intermarché store you can buy a 10 litre wine box of very good Merlot for only 20 Euro. That should keep you happy in the evenings.:Smile:

    You will also find that there are many excellent aires de camping where you can stay overnight free of charge. And, unlike in the UK, there are very few restrictions on parking or overnighting in public places.

    Enjoy your holiday! And drive carefully.
     
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    If you are touring Brittany there is a nice municipal site ( Only open as an Aire ) until end of June 3.70e pn inc 10amp leccy and water at Rotheneof nice beach as well between St Malo and Cancale bus stop outside gate into St Malo 2.20e each return every 20 minutes or so
    Also a nice aire at Phoula with nice beach and cliff top walks
    Have a good trip and hope you find good weather
    Parking for Eurotunnel at City Europe is ok now.
     
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    OK, I have found Rothéneuf, that was an easy typo to make, NP and it looks like a nice little place, sort of wraps itself round the one beach with others larger at either side.

    But I can't identify the whereabouts of Phoula, could you give us a clue please?
     
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    We arrived in Calais on Monday morning at 0620 with the intention of heading for the south coast. Tanked it down to a aire near Nevers, village called St Benin-D'Azy(44) for the night. Took us around 10 hours to get there with some stops on the way. Sun shining all the way down and into the late evening. Avoided tolls using Tomtom

    Tuesday we left Nevers around 0900 and headed for our final destination of Mountpellier. We planned to stay in a aire called Palavas Les Flots(108) for the night which we paid 13 euros for. Took about 9 hours to get here and once again the weather lovely until late evening.

    Wednesday morning we left at 1000Hrs and headed for a ACSI campsite called Las Tamaras on the beach front, 20 minute drive away from aire. Booked in till the 13 June.

    Since we arrived here there has been a thick black covering of cloud with light showers every now and then. Still warm tho. Not happy:Rofl1:
     
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    my mistake its Plouha north of Binic from the main road its about 2 miles towards the coast N48*.554 W002*53.107 off the D32 sp Plage du Paulas-la Palus
     
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    Thanks - possibly had I been arsed to get the rd map of France out of the M'home I might have noticed Plouha and put 2 and 2 together! another dead easy typo LOL:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    We're off on Monday night, haven't a clue where we are going yet (after Calais docks, of course!) although we usually start off on the aire at Berck sur Mer ......
     
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    Good journey down to Brezolles our first aire stop, as usual quite busy but still plenty of room weather good pm (friday). Moved on to another very nice aire between Montlucon & Clermont Ferrand at St Remy de Blot lovely friendly village great biking roads, there was a biker rally on just outside the village met lots of new friends all french! weather still good bit cloudy am. Headed on down to Tarn Gorge, Millau raining most of the way, stopped today (monday) just outside Nant still p....ing down,:Sad: took a walk in the rain into Nant, well worth the visit, even getting soaked, if you like very old (medieval) buildings etc. Thinking about moving further south, looks like weather bad right through to friday so going for the better temperatures on the coast. Will keep in touch if can find internet connection.:BigGrin:
     
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    Arrived in Aigues Morte tuesday and still here! weather excellent v hot thunderstorm hit coast wednesday, not bad here pretty bad Frejus area (where we were thinking of heading) we must be lucky. Camargue interesting lots to do lots of bulls? Visited Arles yesterday Saintes Maries De La Mer both good day out lots going on sts maries festival, mad donkey races in the streets & bulls (again) on the beach (mock bullfighting). Moving on to Dordogne Sunday hope weather is as good as predicted:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    We are crossing the water on friday 25th, hope there's plenty of sunshine over there, not sure where we are heading as yet, but will probably stay on the aire at dunkirk friday night as will be arriving late. Need to find some lakes or canals as taking our canoe.
    hope to get free wifi in mcdonalds if i can figure out how to do it.
    try to keep you updated where we are
     
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    If any of you feel the need of a really, really, good shower and want to book into a site to recharge; try Yelloh Cote de Nacre.
    Their ablutions block is far and away the best that I have ever visited either in Europe or UK. I could quite happily live in it (with a couple of windows added in places).
    The only drawback is that you would not know you are in France, could be anywhere, but well run and good sized pitches. 15 Euros/night with ACSI
     
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