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Post by alan and Sue on Sun 27 Aug 2017 - 20:26

Hi all. Although exmilitary and used to living out of a vehicle in Europe this is our first trip using camp sites. First stop will be sandwich lakes close to Dover on 2nd. Crossing to Calais next day and motoring to Troyes minicipal site that night. Next say to soleil des Fruity near Vallenes. Overnight there then on to Blanes near Girona fow  couple of weeks. No return ticket booked so after a 60th Birthday party for an old mate we might go home via Germany in mid October. I'll let you know.
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Re: First trip

Post by burlingtonboaby on Mon 28 Aug 2017 - 13:06

Hi and welcome to the forum from Sango sands
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Post by Paulmold on Mon 28 Aug 2017 - 13:08

Welcome from N.E Wales.    handshake

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Re: First trip

Post by Gromit on Mon 28 Aug 2017 - 13:22

Smiley-Congrats

I would suggest you don't book ahead too much. I can understand why you would on your first trip, but it really isn't necessary other than near water in the high season. More to the point, it negates what is arguably the best feature of a motorhome, in that you can stay for as long or short a time as you want, and it's so easy to up sticks and move on . . . and there are plenty of aires and campsites to choose from!!!  rolleyes

A picture is worth a load of waffle!!  biggrin 

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Post by mikethebike on Mon 28 Aug 2017 - 14:11

Hi Alan and Sue.  Welcome to the forum. asof_welcome2

Blanes is my winter home.!



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Post by Anncart on Mon 28 Aug 2017 - 18:52

Hi and welcome to the forum
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Post by roli on Mon 28 Aug 2017 - 20:20

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Re: First trip

Post by Jaytee on Mon 28 Aug 2017 - 20:27

Hi Alan and Sue, welcome to the forum from a glorious day in Filey. Sounds like your trip will be well good, enjoy allthumbz

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Post by Bobskate on Mon 28 Aug 2017 - 20:58

Gromit wrote:Smiley-Congrats

I would suggest you don't book ahead too much. I can understand why you would on your first trip, but it really isn't necessary other than near water in the high season. More to the point, it negates what is arguably the best feature of a motorhome, in that you can stay for as long or short a time as you want, and it's so easy to up sticks and move on . . . and there are plenty of aires and campsites to choose from!!!  rolleyes



Firstly welcome to the Forum from what was a warm and sunny Selsdon. Can only agree with what Gromit says. I booked my first site ever in France and have never done so since. Totally unnecessary as you can always find a site. If I might say you are setting a cracking pace. I know Troyes well and the municipal site. You could easily spend a few days there. One of the joys of having a motorhome is taking things at a leisurely pace and have a good look around. Anyway, whatever you do have fun.
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Re: First trip

Post by groundhog on Sat 2 Sep 2017 - 22:14

Agree with both the above, all you need is a copy of "All the Aires" and a satnav and the World is your lobster! We always make sure we have somewhere for the first night and then make it up as we go along. Welcome from sunny Cornwall and have a great trip!
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Re: First trip

Post by mikethebike on Sun 3 Sep 2017 - 8:58

+1 for me as well. I use camper contact  as well.   20,000 sites. There are some sites that you need to book if you want to be sure in high season.  Brugge comes to mind. I always arrived at the Memlin caravan site with a close call on entrance. Not stayed for 5+ years so it could be even more busy!
I always have a backup in my route workings.

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