Tell me the best region of France

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Ok....we was/are going to Croatia in June but a lot of stars have to line up to enable hassle free travel there, so I was thinking “If We can get to France, which is the best region?”
I don’t mind the miles so if it’s on the south coast that’s great, we like mountains, great weather and fabulous scenery, so where should we head for? We’ve done a bit of France on the Harley, St tropez, Amiens, Normandy etc all of which were great, but where’s that must see/go to area of France? Also I’d like to start my FLT training so I guess like anywhere the tourist hotspots won’t be free🤷‍♂️
 

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For us, The Loire valley, chateaux, scenery and wine. The Dordogne and Bordeaux are good as well.

And if you use France Passion yes a lot of the places are free. Just buy a bottle of wine, some produce or cheese what ever they sell.
 
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I've only done bits of France but I don't think you'll go far wrong wherever you go in France with the possible exception of Cote de Azure riviera which I'm led to believe is overcrowded, expensive, too hot and very motorhome unfriendly.
 
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Take a look at motorhomingfrance.co.uk They send a monthly email with Info and to help support it they sell related books. One such book is beautiful villages of France with nearby aires listed, some of them free. Worth a look I think.

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Tracking the Eastern side south is all beautiful and it’s heading towards northern Italy where you could carry on to Croatia. You won’t be disappointed and stopping on aires and France passion sites is exciting. Get the search for sites and/or camper contact app for all the stopovers you will need. You could easily spend a month in the Provence region alone, beaches, mountains, village perches, vineyards, St Topez, Nice, Cannes, etc etc.
 
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For mountains and scenery we would head to the Eastern side of France,starting in the Alsace and heading south ending up in Provence,Gorge du Verdon,Ventoux and one of our favourite views in France from the top of the Montagne de Lure 🙂

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Brilliant keep them coming, as an aside, which are the best travel books to buy, I’m guessing France passion for starters👍
 
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For mountains and scenery we would head to the Eastern side of France,starting in the Alsace and heading south ending up in Provence,Gorge du Verdon,Ventoux and one of our favourite views in France from the top of the Montagne de Lure 😀

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Yes as a former road cyclist in my youth I’d like to go Mt Ventoux to pay my respects to Tommy Simpson as he was from the next village to us.

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Brilliant keep them coming, as an aside, which are the best travel books to buy, I’m guessing France passion for starters👍
France passion is the best thing out for first timers in France that don't want to use campsites.
After the first couple of years you will find you don't need it.
 
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France passion is the best thing out for first timers in France that don't want to use campsites.
After the first couple of years you will find you don't need it.
Campsites......in France..... wash your mouth out :rofl: Lenny HB tells me France is FLT heaven:france:

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For mountains and scenery we would head to the Eastern side of France,starting in the Alsace and heading south ending up in Provence,Gorge du Verdon,Ventoux and one of our favourite views in France from the top of the Montagne de Lure 🙂

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I’ve been to all these places more than once, makes me excited just reading about it. Phil
 
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Lots of lovely places, We ve been going to France regularly for over 30 years and still discovering new places. One of our favourites is the Landes, Endless beaches, lots of decent aires, miles of cyclepaths, usually pretty decent weather. If you get bored pop next door to Perigord or South to Northern Spain.

You shouldnt take too much notice of the FLT thing, if there is a nice one where you want to be then fine but life is too short to stint yourself for the want of 10 euros on a fabulous Aire, don't even stop to wonder why - you re only here once (y)

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Just the hassle of whether covid comes into play, I’m not arsing about doing tests just to get in other countries if that’s what they require. If they don’t require them that’s fine, we’ll go👍
Ah you mean currently, aye it could be a hassle. I was thinking more in normal times. We’re hopefully going to Chamonix in September to visit our son. He seems to think we’ll be ok by then 🤞🤞🤞.
 
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To be fair France is such a big place, apart from going in to Paris it’s hard to go wrong looking for somewhere nice.
Riviera east of St Tropez can be a bit of a pain, hard to find anything other than over fussy campsites frequently full of families with little or no view. I'm very happy to learn of exceptions btw.

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Yes as a former road cyclist in my youth I’d like to go Mt Ventoux to pay my respects to Tommy Simpson as he was from the next village to us.

A few years since we went up Ventoux,1983!,but we did go up Montagne de Lure last September👍 Somewhere I've got 'Death on the Mountain' that I watch now and again,so sad,literally rode himself to death😥 It is all on You tube but split into six parts 🤦‍♂️

 
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