Trip To Switzerland

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  1. Dixi

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    We are going to Switzerland in May this will be our first trip accross the water so can anyone tell me what type of adaptor is required for mains hook-up.

    Also I am looking for a stop-over near Troyes any sugestions please

    John
     
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    Switzerland has something the likes of which you will never have seen.

    For that reason the one Swiss campsite we use in Luzern provides adaptors FOC for a small deposit.

    Hopefully for you the rest will.

    Glorious country. Enjoy it a lot.


    PS Must See: Rhein Fall. Stop on the Swiss side, there is a decent aire for MHs.
     
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    I used Camping Breithorn a few K/m from Lauterbrunnen near Interlaken in November standard 16 amp blue sockets in use :thumb:
     
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    Sorry John, cant help with your query but have a fab time somewhere one day I would like to visit.

    Dale
     
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    We were told not to bother with Troyes but to go to Lac Du Der Chantecoq, which is beside the largest manmade lake in Europe. It was an aire and was a nice quiet place, free, for a stopover.

    Ivy
     
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    Ooops! - wrong link Brian!
     
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    Oh er - I meant this.

    Lake Der-Chantecoq
    Lac du Der-Chantecoq[​IMG]LocationChampagne-ArdenneCoordinates[​IMG]48°34′57″N 4°45′33″E / 48.5825°N 4.75917°E / 48.5825; 4.75917Coordinates: [​IMG]48°34′57″N 4°45′33″E / 48.5825°N 4.75917°E / 48.5825; 4.75917Lake typeartificial lakePrimary inflowsRiver MarnePrimary outflowsRiver MarneCatchment area2,900 km²Basin countriesFrance
    Surface area48 km²Max. depth15 mWater volume350 mio m³
    SettlementsSainte-Marie-du-Lac-Nuisement, Giffaumont-Champaubert
    Lake Der-Chantecoq (French: Lac du Der-Chantecoq) is situated close to the commune of Saint-Dizier in the departments of Marne and Haute-Marne. It is the largest artificial lake in Western Europe, covering 48 km² with 350 million m³ of water. The lake is named after the Der plain, in which it is located, and the submerged village Chantecoq.

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    Thanks Jenny. I thought he was being sarcastic, as is his wont. :Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:

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    I think Brians link was for the LARGEST man made lake in Europe if I read it correctly.
     
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    Ah, I see what you mean. What I meant was this new lake in Portugal is currently the biggest man made lake in Europe.
     
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    Sarcastic moi ?

    No, just keeping you up to date.
     
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    thanks everybody for your replies Loujess which side of the lake is the Aire

    John
     
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    I've looked on our Frence map and it seems we went from Chalons-en-Champagne on the D2, crossed over onto the D13 which takes you all the way to the lake. We passed a couple of sites before we came to the aire on your left and as you drive in, a proper caravan site is in front but you go to the left, pick up or drop water and waste and then just drive ahead. It was fine as a stopover point and very quiet.

    Have a great time.:BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:

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    Call in on way down and back to Italy at this place found it a few years ago great people small family run site. Will always use them http://www.camping-sursee.ch Son taken over last year speaks great english . approx half way down through switzerland

    If your passing will be there on way Italy late July and on way back 1st sept

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    Thanks very much Loujess For the information we ae going to use your sugestion as a stopover as it is not much of a diversion of our route

    John
     
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    Have a lovely time then. BTW, you turn right as you go in, not left. I'm a plonker. :Laughing::Laughing::Laughing:

    Ivy
     
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