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Great Cycle Route – Atlantic to Mediterranean

This is fantastic – You can cycle the whole way from Bordeaux near the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Sea along green cycle routes (voies vertes) and canals. There is lots of information and maps available at http://www.canal-et-voie-verte.com/index.php. You could do all or part of it.

Visit Carcassone, Toulouse, Beziers and other fantastic French places en route along the Canal du Midi, Canal de la Garonne and Voie Verte cycle route.

Eurocamp and Keycamp offer campsites on the coast 80km from the beginning of the route at Biscarrosse and there are lots of great campsites on and near the Mediterranean to chose from at the end in Languedoc Roussillon.

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2011 in camping, France, holiday

 

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Websites to Help You Save Money When Holidaying in France

I found a couple of interesting websites this week which might be worth investigating if you are looking for holiday bargains.

First of all there is a ticket observer website http://www.ticketobserver.fr/ which might find you some deals on tickets for tourist attractions in France. It might also give you some ideas of places to visit near where you are camping.

And the other website I found is the French Groupon site http://www.groupon.fr/ I follow this in the UK and have managed to get some deals for restaurant meals. You have to follow a particular city so I imagine you could follow the city near where you are planning to go on holiday. I have done this for France and it came up straight away with a farm visit and also an F1 simulator experience near where we are going on holiday as well as a deal for a weekend at a Gite – so could be worth trying out.

Has anyone got any experiences of these sites – either good or bad to let us know about ? Or any other useful sites to recommend ?

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2011 in camping, France, holiday

 

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Changing Trains in Paris

If you are travelling by train to France this summer for your camping holiday then you may find you need to change trains in Paris. An excellent website which tells you how to do this is :
http://www.greentraveller.co.uk/blog/french-connections-how-change-stations-paris
The excellent rail service in France with trains taking you in a matter of hours to the South of France (journey time London to Nice is now about 6 hours !) is definitely worth considering among your travel options.

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in camping, France, holiday

 

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Motorhoming in France

If you are looking for some excellent places to stop for one night while motorhoming in France then have a look at the sites mentioned in http://www.france-passion.co.uk/

They are situated all over France and included places such as farms and vineyards.

The only requirement is for you to use Aires (motorway stopovers-see book below) to empty your septic tank and fill up with water as the France Passion sites do not offer these facilities.  And another “requirement” which I am sure you will willingly take part in is to buy and try out the local produce and specialities of the area.

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in camping, France, holiday

 

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Beautiful Village France Travel App

The Beautiful Villages France app for iphone looks like a must-have if you are planning on holidaying in France next year.

It uses GPS to pinpoint where you are as you drive around and alerts you if there are any particularly nice villages nearby to visit. What a great idea !

To find out more click here : http://www.easytravelapps.com/beautiful_villages_france.html

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Posted by on November 22, 2010 in camping, France, holiday

 

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Indigo Campsites

Here are some lovely “back to nature” campsites in some lovely places in France including the Ile de Noirmoutier and Ile d’Oleron – “Indigo Campsites”.

Camping Indigo Website : http://www.camping-indigo.com/en/nature-campsites.html
2010 Brochure : http://www.camping-france.fr/brochure/catalogue/index.html

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Posted by on September 17, 2010 in camping, France, holiday

 

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Last Motorhome Show of the Year

If you have always dreamed of buying a motorhome then this weekend is one of the last chances to go to a motorhome show this year. Visit the Royal Bath Showground at Shepton Mallet. For more information click here : http://www.stoneleisure.com/september-the-big-end-of-se-2

Or to check out dates for next year at http://www.ukmotorhomes.net/whatson.shtml

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2010 in camping, France

 

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The Seaside is still the Favourite Destination for French holidaymakers

French holidaymakers still prefer to holiday at the seaside, with 60% choosing it as a destination this year. The next most popular destinations are towns (19%) and the countryside (15%). Only 8% choose the mountains as their holiday destination, possibly as people think this might be too energetic a holiday ! And only 1% go on a wild camping/walking holiday. However if you really want to get away from the crowds, the mountains could be an excellent choice of holiday destination. During the very hot summer weather, you can expect a cooler night high up in the mountains so you might actually enjoy a good nights sleep after all that walking !
http://www.francesoir.fr/vie-quotidienne/les-francais-plebiscitent-la-mer

There are some excellent campsites up in the mountains, with beautiful swimming pools with mountain views. We will be reviewing some of these mountain destinations on our website at www.bestfrenchcampsites.com or if you would like to look at campsites in the meantime please look at www.keycamp.co.uk

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Posted by on August 10, 2010 in camping, France, holiday

 

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Taking Your Motorhome to France

If you are going to try and take a motorhome to France this year then you need to do a fair bit of planning ahead ! Here are some good links to help you out.

http://www.caravanfacts.com/classifieds/accessories-for-sale/p1-camperstop-2010-book.html

rcm-uk.amazon.co.uk/e/cm?lt1=_blank&bc1=000000&IS2=1&bg1=FFC469&fc1=385E0F&lc1=0E0A01&t=jenwilart-21&o=2&p=8&l=as1&m=amazon&f=ifr&asins=0955280826

There was a lovely stopover carpark at Tahiti Plage where we stayed last year – at Raguenes Plage/Nevez in Brittany. So that might be worth finding out more about. You could park your motor home overnight and get a sea view over a lovely beach if you were on the right side of the car park !

This is also an excellent website with a map showing all the stopover “Aires” for each region : http://airecampingcar.com/aire_camping_car.php

We saw some very long 30 foot motorhomes this year so it is possible to navigate these around France, but one of the problems in the Vendee area this year seemed to be that there was a lot of road building going on and new roundabouts and these hadnt been updated on Sat Navs, so people were being sent strange routes through small villages when there were better alternatives for large motorhomes. Has anyone got any good recommendations for us about taking a motorhome to France and good sites to stay at ? Certainly La Garangeoire in the Vendee which you can find on our Best French Campsites website seemed a good site for motorhomes as the plots are a good size.

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Posted by on July 21, 2010 in camping, France, holiday

 

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