Category Archives: France

Looking across the channel to our future – Calais, France

We've done it and we've had a blast!

This is it folks! Dave the motorhome is sitting under thundery skies in the aire which looks out at the port of Calais (N50.96644 E1.84418). Across the grey water we can make out the white cliffs of Dover in the …

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Clinging to the Emotional Rollercoaster; Dover’s in Sight Folks

Dave the motorhome’s glad of the company of Buster, a fellow veteran van who’s also just about to successfully complete a lengthy foray around Europe, parked overlooking the lights of the south England coast at an official aire in Tardinghen …

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Visitors as the end draws near; Criel-Sur-Mer, France

Paul and Rose on the beach

Dave the motorhome is getting acclimatised to the UK weather he’ll have to face in a few days, by sitting in the rain at the beachside free parking in Criel-Sur-Mer in Normandy (N50.03234 E1.30968). This morning I was up before …

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North Normandy, Etretat, Fecamp and Veules-Les-Roses

Dave the motorhome’s in an oddly free of charge field (N49.87496 E0.79059), stood above the small resort town of Veules-Les-Roses in northern Normandy. We’re a few feet from the edge of the grey-white chalk cliffs which characterise this coastline, although the …

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Seven years later we visit Honfleur and a film festival

The film festival red carpet

Dave the motorhome is in the know! He hasn’t coughed up the €10 a night fee to park at the aire in Honfleur, he’s parked up with Where’dmdaygo, about three kilometres away at a free aire in La Riviere-Saint-Sauveur (N49.40891 …

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Mist to Sun, Skirting Mont-Saint-Michel into Avranches

Dave the motorhome’s resting in the cool early September air, high up above the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, at a free motorhome aire in Avranches (N48.68674 W1.36816). It’s busy here, all the ‘official’ spaces are full, and the car park adjacent …

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Another chilled out day in Rotheneuf, France

Rotheneuf beach (the smaller one of the two!)

Dave the motorhome hasn’t moved his tyres once again, he’s starting to like Rose and Paul’s way of doing things – drive for a bit, stop somewhere and sight see using the car. He hasn’t had to move a cylinder, …

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Sightseeing St Malo, Walled Pirate Port of Brittany

Dave the motorhome’s enjoying these last few days of wandering, being treated to paid aire after paid aire (N48.68054 W1.96357). This last one’s a perfect little place, an ex-campsite called Aire Camping-Cars Des Ilots, all grass and trees, on the …

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