It's all kicking off in France!!

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We are currently parked on a very large aire at Saint-Denis D'Oleron. It is a former campsite so has spaces for 160 vans and there is a small shower block. There is EHU for every pitch and at €9 per night it's not too bad. When we arrived yesterday it was 75% full but as there is a bank holiday looming vans have been streaming in all day. It has gone from a lovely spacious site to looking like an overcrowded car park. Someone just tried to squeeze in the gap between us and our neighbour and what ensued was a very heated argument with lots of shouting and gesticulating which culminated in the new van moving off to find somewhere else to park. I should probably point out that the shouting and gesticulating was from our neighbour and not from Glynn!! :ROFLMAO: I am relieved that in the morning we will be heading to a campsite near Royen for a few days. :RollEyes:

P.S. where are all the Brits? We are the only English van here :whatthe:
 
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We are currently parked on a very large aire at Saint-Denis D'Oleron. It is a former campsite so has spaces for 160 vans and there is a small shower block. There is EHU for every pitch and at €9 per night it's not too bad. When we arrived yesterday it was 75% full but as there is a bank holiday looming vans have been streaming in all day. It has gone from a lovely spacious site to looking like an overcrowded car park. Someone just tried to squeeze in the gap between us and our neighbour and what ensued was a very heated argument with lots of shouting and gesticulating which culminated in the new van moving off to find somewhere else to park. I should probably point out that the shouting and gesticulating was from our neighbour and not from Glynn!! :ROFLMAO: I am relieved that in the morning we will be heading to a campsite near Royen for a few days. :RollEyes:

P.S. where are all the Brits? We are the only English van here :whatthe:

Too crowded :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::winky:
 

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Posts like these make me so jealous:cry: We have yet to venture abroad. Keep the information of your travels coming and safe travels. :Smile:

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just done the maths and with at least 160 vans now here that probably means there are at least 320 people here discounting the kids I have seen so with only 3 showers I am glad we are leaving in the morning :ROFLMAO: It's definitely time to move on :roflmto: For future reference though it is a lovely site when it isn't a bank holiday and excellent location for cycling the island :thumb:
 
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We are heading to parc verger for the weekend . Meeting a couple of funsters there. So at least 4 brits there! Welcome to join us
 
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We are heading to parc verger for the weekend . Meeting a couple of funsters there. So at least 4 brits there! Welcome to join us

oh that's a shame, we are heading that way but plan on spending 4 days near the Cote sauvage and then on to the Dune du Pilat first :Doh:

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At least two of the aires on Oleron are ex-campsites, so they're good value for money in that you get grassy pitches with EHU thrown in and a basic bog block with showers. It doesn't surprise me that they're popular. There's another one next to the water park at Dolus d'Oleron which offers a bit of grass to sit out on. The campsite next to the ramparts at Chateau d'Oleron isn't bad value if the aires are full.
 

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It's Ascension Day - a holiday - in France today - most people will be taking tomorrow off as well for a long weekend.

Cheers
 
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You are not alone....I'm sitting in an apartment in Mimizan plage. Moving to Bergerac on Saturday (in the van) for a couple of days. No idea where after that except, I have to be at Le Mans for the classic race 4-6th July.:thumb:


Hope you're enjoying yourself. (Weather has been rubbish so far).

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just done the maths and with at least 160 vans now here that probably means there are at least 320 people here discounting the kids I have seen so with only 3 showers I am glad we are leaving in the morning :ROFLMAO: It's definitely time to move on :roflmto: For future reference though it is a lovely site when it isn't a bank holiday and excellent location for cycling the island :thumb:

That's why we are on a campsite in Nante over the bank holiday and will get to Isle D'oleron around Wed or Thurs ::bigsmile:

Mike
 
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We are heading to parc verger for the weekend . Meeting a couple of funsters there. So at least 4 brits there! Welcome to join us
shame we won't see you at Parc Verger, will be off to the vets at 10 oclock and then making our way up country for the weekend.Hope you have a great time with Pat and Trish, go easy on them cos I think we've tired them out. Look forward to seeing you in Dorset.
 
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er-where are you going next ?-after Oleron we're into the Gironde and on down to Toulouse.

Mike

We are going to the Dune de Pilat and then heading either to parc verger or down towards Biarritz. I will have to update on here so if we end up near each other we can meet up :thumb:
 

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La Pelouse Begerac today. (After a couple of hours in St. Emilion):thumb:
Nice...same spot as last year?

What ice cream are you having (had?) Then?::bigsmile:

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In my experience .. Aires can be heaven or hell on earth... looks like you are in the later..
I don't envy you..

had a similar experience at Mimizan Plage during a holiday.. yet most of the time it is an excellent aire.. tons of room, I know of people who use it as a winter quarters..stay for months on end
 
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In my experience .. Aires can be heaven or hell on earth... looks like you are in the later..
I don't envy you..

had a similar experience at Mimizan Plage during a holiday.. yet most of the time it is an excellent aire.. tons of room, I know of people who use it as a winter quarters..stay for months on end

Calais to honfleur yesterday tried the Aire not one single space looked like hell on earth on an acsi site 2km out of town 10 amp hookup spotlessly clean showers 16 euros ell worth it will stay for 3 nights :thumb:

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Hopefully it will have quietened down by Thursday as we head from the ferry at Caen down to the Loire in Nel.
Mike
 
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Calais to honfleur yesterday tried the Aire not one single space looked like hell on earth on an acsi site 2km out of town 10 amp hookup spotlessly clean showers 16 euros ell worth it will stay for 3 nights :thumb:

On the honfleur aire couple of weeks ago, no holiday time but it was rammed then and at twelve euros a bit of a rip off, it real handy for the town but that's about it:Sad:
 
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We are looking at visiting Alsace later in the summer any tips? (are keen on wine ):thumb:

David

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We're leaving Nantes tomorrow and heading to Isle d'Oleron via Vendrennes.
Carolyn made a friend at St Marc-who is he ? ::bigsmile:
 

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Oui ! St Marc sur Mer was where 'e 'ad 'is 'oliday !

Did you visit Ste Marguerite and the Aire ?

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The Drips will be at La Rochelle tomorrow staying about 1 week. Any of you funsters already there recommend a site to enjoy our last bottle of Baileys? The Boaters are on route so you better be quick.
 
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on the tunnel monday heading towards vendee. If our paths cross you can buy me that beer you owe me. :thumb:

Sudden change of plans, now on route to China.::bigsmile:

Let me know where you are and I might even stretch to two beers:thumb:


Just spent the afternoon on the Dordogne at Bergerac in a Gabarre. Off to Monbazillac to buy some wine tomorrow.:thumb:
 
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Nice...same spot as last year?

What ice cream are you having (had?) Then?::bigsmile:

Exactly the same spot. I reserved it via email. Ice cream........well I cannot tell a lie......I've had two today already and there's more for dessert later.:Blush: I hope you two are keeping well.:thumb:

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