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Hi everyone,

We are of to France next week. First time in motorhome for me. Going from Plymouth to Roscoff and then for the first couple of nights at a campsite near Chateaulin, Brittany (Camping La Pointe) I hope I have thought of everything to take, but any advice from you experienced people would be welcome on any topic.
From all other comments on this site it seems that France is a good place to go with a motorhome
Regards, Dave.
 

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France is excellent for travelling in a motor home through, because of all the Aires. They make it so easy to travel through their country.

Shopping - do not expect to find a bog standard English cheese, if you do it will be at a price! Sausages, as like the rest of Europe, a good old Walls banger cannot be found, if you are not into herbs and spices - take a stock of them.
Tea, also not like you would find at home, stock up on them, coffee, very good.

Do not stop over night on motorway service stations, a definite no no!
As for the rest - well just enjoy! :D
 

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If you have read previous posts you will be well armed.

St Pol De Leon has a lovelly sea front aire if you require night stop before returning home. Otherwise plenty of room on docks at Roscoff (Stay away from lorries wit refrigeration units) with easy walk into town with nice eateries.

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Hi Dave - we used to be worried about forgetting to take things to France. But now realise that you can get everything here, even if it is not exactly the same as at home. If you want Britishg every thing than just stay at home. If you want an experience of a foreign country that values food and wine then come on over. We have been here since the beginning of May and although we have been coming here Motorhoming since 1991 we have still found new and interesting places to visit.

In our experience the French people are charming and helpful. The reception we got at this campsite having visited a few times in the past was memorable. (Cahors campsite)

Enjoy your holiday.

Sue
 

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Suenliam said:
Hi Dave - we used to be worried about forgetting to take things to France. But now realise that you can get everything here, even if it is not exactly the same as at home. If you want Britishg every thing than just stay at home. If you want an experience of a foreign country that values food and wine then come on over. We have been here since the beginning of May and although we have been coming here Motorhoming since 1991 we have still found new and interesting places to visit.

In our experience the French people are charming and helpful. The reception we got at this campsite having visited a few times in the past was memorable. (Cahors campsite)

Enjoy your holiday.

Sue
Have to agree with Sue. If you forget something it is easy enough (and sometimes easier) to replace it in one of the huge supermarkets where, in my experience, the check-out staff will always have a crack at English if you have a go at French.

Nice people, in my experience.

Have fun.

Mike
 

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Hi there
relax and enjoy as with motorhoming in France it is hard to go wrong.
as said before there is nothing you could forget that you can't get there and LOTS you will find that you can't get here.
British perishables ( ie, saussages etc ) just forget them ! have continental breakfast with the lovely breads and croissants etc.

can very strongly second the idea of taking spices ( little used and more expensive in France) herbs not so much a problem in fact Leader Price ( cheap, one notch up from Lidl type of supermarket, sell 'Herbes de Provence' at quarter of cost for 10 times the amount of mixed herbs here and MUCH better)

the only things I would take from the UK would be...
Tea bags
chinese sauces and indian spices ( if you are in to exotic cooking )
any off the shelf medication you might want .... Ibuprophen, Paracetamol, antacids, etc all easily available but much more expensive.
boots or other cheap sunscreen as also expensive in France.
and that is it !
If you don't have a book for the Aires you can pick one up in a supermarket or newsagent.
have a fabulous time !
 

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We are also going on sat 6/6 going tunnel to calias and then travelling slowly to brittany.
We used to listen to our freind going an about how good france was but though yeah right. we never went cos we had a doggy. when we lost him we took the plunge in 07 and twice in 08. Now we are real francophiles.

The place is so much easier. the roads are clear and you will probally never see roadworks or a traffic jam its so easy driving there...and hey al drive on the correct lane in a dual c/way..not like us in the outside lane all the time. You will see many lovely places and realise that great though our country is.. its not the only nice country.

Just one thing..there are pedestrain crossings everywhere every 50 feet in towns and people park across them..So take your time.

Good luck you really will enjoy it amd will soon get used to driving on the right

Phill
 
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