South of France and Costa Brava

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  1. Mizar

    Mizar Read Only Funster

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    Just got back today from our 2500 mile round trip to south of france and Costa Brava, fantastic only been home a couple of hours and planning next years.
    We did not plan on spain but has we were so close we said we would drive over the border so we could say we had driven to spain. found a great resort called Roses very French and alot cheaper than france and fantastic site in the centre of the resort and what must be one of the best beaches i have been to on the Med.

    This is only our second trip to france in the motorhome we went to disney and northern france at easter why we did not do it years ago i dont know no more planes for us.

    Thinking of Belgium and Germany at christmas too

    Ged, Julia, Calum and Oliver
     
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    Sounds brilliant... You putting some photos in the gallery for us?:Smile:
     
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    we went away for a week at the begining of August. was going to do south coast of Uk but weather so bad and we were near Dover so just hopped on the ferry (norfolkline) and spent a week around the coast. We figured would have to pay around £20 a night for sites in UK whereas we stayed in Aires in France so no different really in overall costs, but weather was a bit better and it was more interesting in france. Came home feeling like we'd been away for ages.
    Luckily I took passports but no site books so did it all on a wing & a prayer and took what we could find.
     
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    I know what you mean


    I used to travel to the USA a couple times a year, cruised a lot (still like that) but taking the camper to France is far more relaxed and enjoyable. Less planes now.. and also now that the yanks want £8 for the Esta (another rip off) I think I will buy a bottle of wine with the £16 I save for the two of us.

    Like you we are planning next Easter and the South of France...

    Great place once you get up and go for the first time..recommended.

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    What's it cost for the ferry these day's ?.
     
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    depends on length & height but always found Norfolk line to be cheapest.
    About £50ish to come back but we booked one way out there in August way back in January and it was only £29!
     
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    Hi Ged etc.
    I suggest you think carefully about Germany in the winter. They have a law that you must have winter tyres on your vehicle in the event of snow.

    good luck

    BobT
     
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    Thanks Bob i was not aware of that may wait till it warms up may just try Belgium as we fancy going to the christmas markets
    Ged
     
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    Hi Mizar,

    Can you give me the name of the camp site in Roses that you stayed on,

    Fisherman8
     
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    Hi yes it was called Salanta (www.campingsalata.com) i will try and upload some pics

    Ged
     
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    There's another good site just round the coast at Empuriabrava, Camping Iternacional Amberes which has a direct path/small track direct to the beach. www.campingamberes.com
     
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    We much prefer Spain to the South of France.

    Roses is not one of my favourites but I can recommend the L'escala region which is slightly further south I think. We stayed at a lovely little site in June in a place called Montgo which is just outside L'escala. 150 euros for 3 of us for a week. 400m from a really lovely bay.

    There are other bigger sites nearby but I haven't stayed in them.
     
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    We also stayed at Platja De Pals a site called Playa Brava great site direct beach access which is quite near L 'escala

    Ged
     
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    Camping cala montgo is where we stayed. Small site but very clean facilities. I should imagine it gets very busy though in the school holidays

    There are 2 or 3 big sites just up the road. Las Dunas is one which is apparently very popular.

    Lovely part of the world. Been going down there for several years in villas but first time motorhoming was June this year.
     
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    We also stay at Roses camping Salata we love it there as well.
    We usually stay beginning of the season May and again in October. Lots of British there and they do allow dogs, so we see the same people there everytime we go.
    Showers are good as well and a bonus is we can get English TV:Laughing:

    Lesley
     
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    That's why I don't like it I'm afraid:Wink:
     
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    Hi Treacle

    What's wrong with the British?
    At least we can understand them. I like all variety's myself. Some are so funny. We watched a couple from Austria last time we were at Roses.
    Every morning one at a time they done their stretching and exercising on the site. He went first and unrolled his mat, and she followed after he had finished. She didn't care at all, she had her a*se in the air for all to see. So funny to watch. It takes all kinds.

    Lesley

     
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    Hi all
    In two weeks we'll be at camping-paradis, montgo, L'escala :thumb: :thumb:
    Best in the region, we think and it has a great dive-school at the top of the site :thumb:
    Almost never see any brits onsite, dunno why. Not complaining though :Cool:
    Can't wait :thumb: :thumb:


    cheers...nige
     
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    Sounds great. I think that is the big site next to the one we stayed on.

    Montgo beach is lovely isn't it? The storms a few years back spoilt it a bit though.

    They run a little train from Montgo to St Marti where I like eating (and drinking)

    Have fun.
     
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    Nothing against the Brits Lesley. I just quite like to get away from them on holiday

    Visited L'estardit about 3 years ago for the day. Couldn't wait to get away.

    Full of the tatoo brigade.

    Spent 2 weeks in St Ives this summer and there were far too many Brits. Spain again next year.
     
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