French campsites in season with kids?

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  1. joner8888

    joner8888 Read Only Funster

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    Is it advisable to pre book sites in height of the season---- or can i drive /arrive and see?
    I like to be free to wander where i want, then drive in to a nearby site from the sat nav :thumb:
     
  2. Chris

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    In my experience you need to book.

    Also in my experience I wouldn't bother to go.

    Spain every time for me, but that's just me.::bigsmile:
     
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    We regularly do France in the summer with the boys.

    We go where we feel, with no real fixed plans. I just call up on the day and check or occasionally the evening before.

    We've never had a problem getting a pitch... :thumb:

    France has so many good campsites...
     
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    Been going with kids all over France for past 15 yrs. never booked a site, only problem we ever had finding somewhere was on the med and when we got there we were glad we never stayed more than a night.... So It depends. Where you are off,
    Strangely the smaller the site the easier it seems in our experience :Smile:
     
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    We have been going to France for about 10 years last 5 with MH, when we had the caravan we used to book but have never booked a site since having MH it gives you the freedom to move on or stay longer depending on the weather. We have a 14 year old daughter and always take a friend or 2 with her.
     
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    France in Season

    We have been travelling to France in the school holidays for years with no booking. If you avoid the coastal areas and go inland a bit there is usually no problem. If you are desperate for a coastal site then arrive in the morning just as people are leaving and you will usually get in somewhere. Get a Michelin campsite book in France, that's got sites everywhere and pretty easy to navigate around although it's in French! Another tip is when you find a site avoid travelling the weekends in August, mid week gives you more of a chance. We stay on a lot of smaller municipal type sites which are usually great value for money.

    Good luck and enjoy your holiday.
     
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