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  1. teddybard

    teddybard Read Only Funster

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    Well in the M/H anyway

    Anyone care to recommend a short trip to France
    Avoiding Paris

    With nice scenic route easy drives (under 100Miles) and no motorways
    plus a couple of nice local campsites
    ideal for the beginner.

    Hoping to go April/May time before it gets too hot
    or silly holiday season.

    Thanks for advice hopefully
    Roger & Sheila.:Smile::BigGrin:
     
  2. Hayleylulu

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    Well being a vrigin I bet you get loads of replies:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  3. teddybard

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    None from you I would have thunk:Wink:
     
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    That was our first MH trip abroad.

    Quick hop from Calais.

    to.......

    http://www.paris-tourisme.com/campsite/index.html

    We arrived and downed a good simple meal and a litre of house red in the restaurant and slept like logs. Bus to nearest metro outside the gate.
     
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  5. Theonlysue

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    Brian,

    the link quotes their prices in French Francs - do you think this needs to be updated? :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    We did a tour of northern France a while ago and included the following places:

    Calais
    Reims - very picturesque city, fabulous cathedral, camping not far from town
    Troyes - also very picturesque, camping walking distance of town centre
    Fontainebleau - spectacular royal residence, camp out of town and catch bus
    Chartres - lovely old town, famous cathedral, camping by R. L'Eure, easy walk to town

    After Chartres head for Le Havre for the ferry back to Portsmouth.

    The route on the map is from Autoroute and has been plotted avoiding m'ways and tolls.

    Calais to Reims is 180 miles but stop at an Aire en route
    Reims to Troyes is about 92 miles
    Troyes to Fontainebleau is about 80 miles - not sure where the camping is (can check)
    Fontainebleau to Chartres is about 85 miles
    Chartres to Le Havre is about 70 miles

    We thoroughly enjoyed visiting all these places and would do it again.



    John
     

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  8. ukbill

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    go to brugge for your 1st trip lovely town
    http://www.campingmemling.be/
    bus just 5mins down the road straight into town get the tickets from the petrol station end of the road its at least 30% cheaper look for bar ami in brugge very popular and a great night out
     
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    This is a pleasant location within 40 mins of Calais... the town is a short walk and has lots to offer, also a Le Clerc around the corner for cheap fuel and booze.

    www.campinglafontainedesclercs.fr
     
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    Depends what you like really doesn't it?

    Have a look at

    http://www.northernfrance-tourism.c...rnational-kite-festival-at-berck-sur-mer.html

    It's brilliant and huge FUN. 2 aires, either side of the town/seafront.

    Seafront closed to traffic, giant fun market all along there, eateries etc etc. On the last Saturday night, music and floodlit kite 'ballet' amongst other displays (dance schools putting on a bit of 'modern' or whatever) and fantastic fireworks. Stake out your pitch on t'front of t'esplanade before it starts LOL

    Why on earth am I telling you this? I should keep it under my hat in case we can't find a space, shouldn't I? So will you park crossways on the beach aire when you get there please?
     
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    ARE they still producing and using those rockets.....WOW:Wink::Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    The French do grand job of keeping alive the memory of what the Natzies did. We should never let it be swept under the carpet.

    And this place shows both ends of the Natzi spectrum. Brutal slave labour to create facilities for genius engineers to work.

    The V2 project created the world we know, because it was the need for lightweight sturdy electronics funded by American military for the their "V2s" that funded the microprocessor revolution.

    The V2 gas flow research also enabled a revolution in two stroke motorcycle engines by the East Germans.
     
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    Cant say I'm Into war memorabilia
    but thanks for the comment Brian.
     
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