Sites in europe - just a walk to town!!

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  1. Cannons

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    Hi All
    We are just back from a 5 week - 3,500 mile journey through France, Spain & Portugal. It was out first big trip and we loved every second of it. We havn't got around to fitting a motorcycle carrier to our Motorhome yet, we both ride, so there could be some words if we take only one bike!! Joke. We don't have a problem with uping sticks and driving to the nearest Town/place of interest, it's just that sometime, being incredibly lazy, we can't be bothered.
    I thought I would start a thread about Campsites that are within a short walk to a small village/Town. So I would love to hear from those of you who have stayed on campsites where you can access town on foot.
    We stayed at Pont d'larch in France and this site is right on the edge of a pretty little medieval town and is also right on the banks of the river Seine. It only cost E9.95 inlcuding dog and elec for the night and was probably the best value site we stayed on. Sadly we were on the return leg of out journey and could only stay one night.
    Over to you folks and look forward to reading your comments.
    Oh almost forgot, thanks to the member who posted the details of the excellent English speaking Vet in Adres. Having heard stories of charges of anything up to E100 to get your dog cleared to travel, we were charged a very reasonable E47 and the vet spent 20 mins checking over our dog.
     
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    As an alternative to two bikes, I have seen (Not sure where) a trike with the front wheel of the ground and fixed/strapped to a substantial frame on the back of a small M.H.

    It looked a good set up and would solve your problem, and because of the weight should not have to be braked..

    Think "Forest Boy" (Ror) club member would be able to point you in the right direction think he is well switched on regarding bikes and trailers.. :thumb:
     
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    Cannons

    Great idea:thumb:
     
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    Sites in Europe - walk to town

    Hi guys, so pleased you started this thread - we are constantly looking for places we can walk to and pleased to hear of suggestions......looking for stopovers which are safe with like-minded people and allow us to pop into a town for the necessities and to absorb the local culture.

    if this helps, we are first-timers starting out in March this year - had a brilliant time and hope this might help some people.........

    Try....

    Epernay.....Camping Municipal = champagne houses - 10 mins on bikes - 15 mins on foot

    Baccarat ....Aire in the town square - not to be recommended though if a wedding party on a Sat night in the town hall - jewellrey shops open Sun morning

    Saumur = Camping Isle d'Offard Kawan village - lovely town - one of our absolute favourites - 5 mins cycle ride across the bridge

    Angers - Camping Lac du Maine - 15 mins from Angers - bus stop outside the campsite

    Dinant - Ardennes - can't remember the site name but it is the only one

    Bayeux - Camping Municipal - 5 mins from interesting town

    Loches - medieval town - Kawan villages site

    all I can think of for now.......................your trip sounded great - hard to come to down to earth after something like that,

    Suntorfan.:thumb:
     
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    sorry Mo.....because the trike has brakes they must, by law, work regardless of weight.
    and it must have a 'handbrake'.

    trying to find the relevent law 'cos someone is bound to query it but its taking time.
     
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    To attempt to put this thread back on track, although we have never used it, from previous holidays near Chinon. Indre et Loire, I recall this site, just 5-600 metres from the town centre.

    Steve
     
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    We have spent some time on this site. Close to the beach and town. Also big supermarket within a half mile. Open all year and allows dogs. All you need and within range of Astra 2 footprint.

    I am pleased this thread is running as we are always looking for a site within walking distance of a town.

    Camping Salata - camping en Rosas - Costa Brava - Gerona - Spain

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    There are 2 sites in Oliva that are ok and you can walk into town very big market on Fridays :thumb:
     
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    Camping Mont-Saint-Michel HALIOTIS, modern conveniences

    Stayed on the above a couple of weeks ago, excellent, in the center of the village, there is a gate at the rear of the site leading onto a cycle path that runs alongside a river about 5Km to Mont saint Michel

    Also 5mins walk to vet, we provided the Advantix charged e30
     
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    French Aires

    Don't forget there are over 3,000 French aires which are nearly always close to a town or village and many (towns) also have municipal sites , I just wish we had such fantastic facilities in the UK :Sad:

    My favorite site for aires ..
    CAMPINGCAR-INFOS


    jim
     
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    A couple of good stops in northern France

    Stenay, canal side close to centre of small town shops, restaurants, very good beer museum. Adjacent aires :thumb:

    Charleville Mezieres Riverside site bridge across to pretty french town. Also adjacent aires. :thumb:
     
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    Honda Elemax SH1000DX Generator

    Hi
    Just bought a Honda Elemax generator model SH1000DX, has anybody got one and are they any good, bought it for new year meet as no electric??
    Thanks
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    Generators are great for the user but hell for everybody else unless of course the user is parked in a remote place out of earshot. Sorry! I'm in a grumpy mood this morning.
     
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    sorry if your feeling grumpy today, we don't usually use one but for new year we are on site with MH fun and there is no electricity, so though it would help out with the lighting and tele.
    :RollEyes::RollEyes:
     
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    Carcasonne. My favourite of all. In the main car park, right in front of the entrance into the walled town, with fabulous views of the illuminated town in the evenings. Free if you arrive after 8pm, and leave before 8am. Full facilities.

    Bergerac. Right next to the river Loire on road into town from the Autoroute. Beautiful views of the river and medieval bridge. About 200 yards from the Vieux Port and medieval town centre. Full facilities. Though spaces for only 8 vans, about 10 others parked overnight, and weren't bothered. Free.

    Honfleur. Space for around 200 vans on the River Seine side of the town, and adjacent to the marina extension. 5 minutes walk from the town centre. Full facilities, including electrics if you get there early. 8 Euros per night.

    Calais. Space for around 50 vans right opposite the ferry terminal - turn right out of the terminal, then right at the next traffic lights, and follow the road to the seafront. Aire is on right. Full facilities. 10 minutes, perhaps 1km walk to town centre. 10 euros per night.
     
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    Greetings All,

    Bonterra Park in Benicassim on the Costa Alhazar 50kms north of Valencia.

    350mts to the beach, opposite a Mercadona Supermarket, 200mts from Lidl and 500mts from a Spanish town that is 365 a year.
    Roll on February!!!:thumb:
     
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    First one I can think of is Fecamp, Normandie, up on the cliffs with great views, wifi and only 5 mins walk down into town but 15 walk back up!

    Also two aires in the town by the port, if you're early enough
     
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    Hi,

    There is a lovely camping site at SAINT FLORENTIN which is on the ROUTE NATIONAL 77 (RN77) about 40k south of TROYES.

    We stayed there in 2007, nice and quiet, close to the river which has some very interesting wildlife.

    About 8 minutes walk into the town itself which is a lovely old french style town. many shops, a market with plenty of choice, a good hardware shop (great if you need a multi meter because your battery is not charging correctly)

    We discovered this site after a friend told us about it. It's a great stopover if travelling South or returning North at the end of a trip.

    The site details are as follows:-

    CAMPING de l'ARMANCON,
    RN77
    89600
    SAINT FLORENTIN
    YONNE
     
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