Hey Hez, good morning!
Now don't get us started! :roll:
The French seem to have people WITH VISION in high places. They WELCOME motorhomes and don't charge the earth for our company.
AuntieSandra and I chatted with an Englishman at Cognac, a fine town. The gent was a free-lance writer for touristy magazines. He had interviewed the Mayor of Cognac. The interview went along the lines...
"How can you afford to let us motorhomers use your aire-de-service-des-camping cars next to the river for FREE. We empty our toilets into your sewers, we empty our waste water too and we help ourselves to your fresh water."
The Mayor replied along the lines...
"Do you motorhomers use our supermarches?" Well, yes.
"Do you eat at our restaurants?" Well, yes.
"Do you visit our tourist attractions, castles, distilleries, parks?" Well, yes.
"So you contribute greatly to our local economy?" Well, yes.
"Then you are WELCOME to visit our town and use our facilities."
Then there was our visit to Bourges and its Rose Gardens for an open-air concert, featuring one of France's top five harpists, along with a splendid group of instrumentalists. Over 900 folk turned up for that one. We drank the wine and beer, we ate in their restaurants, and the wonderful concert was FREE.
It's all rather like the bank advert... "We cast a little juicy worm, then when we've got you hooked, we take your money."
FRANCE WELCOMES MOTORHOMES and makes provision for them, allowing us access to carparks, supermarches, providing aires-des-camping cars... no height barriers... To be honest, in 20 years of visiting France, we've met TWO barriers, both at Carrefour supermarches, so we drove in through the fuel station!!
Roll on 2nd June!! Hey, Hez, you asked the question! :wink: :lol: