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Old July 28th 03, 09:49 AM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
Will R
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I'm just purchased a motorhome (Very new to this hobby) and have
started planning a 5 week trip around Europe at the end of September.
However i have found that sites in France etc all appear to close when
i'm just heading off. Can anyone provide any good websites or books
for tracking down places that are open up till the beginning of
November? Any advice would be appreciated.
Cheers
Will
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Old July 28th 03, 10:51 AM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
Robin Dumpleton
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Default Travelling in Europe after September

Try the out of season specialists Camping Cheque and Touring Cheque both on
the net

Robin

"Will R" wrote in message
om...
I'm just purchased a motorhome (Very new to this hobby) and have
started planning a 5 week trip around Europe at the end of September.
However i have found that sites in France etc all appear to close when
i'm just heading off. Can anyone provide any good websites or books
for tracking down places that are open up till the beginning of
November? Any advice would be appreciated.
Cheers
Will



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Old July 28th 03, 12:31 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
klyne
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Default Travelling in Europe after September



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"Will R" wrote in message
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I'm just purchased a motorhome (Very new to this hobby) and have
started planning a 5 week trip around Europe at the end of September.
However i have found that sites in France etc all appear to close when
i'm just heading off. Can anyone provide any good websites or books
for tracking down places that are open up till the beginning of
November? Any advice would be appreciated.
Cheers


Will

The Caravan Club publish 2 Continental Site Guides and these indicate which
sites are open all years. However I understand it is always best to check
ahead as sites have been known to close if it is very quiet. Also Alan
Rogers used to publish a guide of campsites open all year.

David - Milton Keynes
www.klyne.btinternet.co.uk
Details of our Caravan Travels in the UK and Europe with help and advice and
site reports


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Old July 28th 03, 08:13 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
gill107
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"HH" wrote in message
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Will

snip
The most difficult area it seems is the North - Pas de Calais/Nord - if

you
need to use the Calais area as we now do since we no longer have to kennel
our dog and have to comply with the DEFRA regulations for re-entry of

pets.
The choice is slim and none too brilliant . . anybody had any really
good experiences early/late in the area?

Malcolm

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Manoir de Senlecques,
Pernes les Boulogne

Take the A16 Calais/Boulogne.......Rouen
Leave at J31 and east on the N42 (St Omer road)
Leave the dual carriageway at the 3rd exit and crossing 2 roundabouts go
into la Capelle les Boulogne.
After about .75 of a mile turn left onto the D233E for Pernes les Boulogne.
Follow that road (crossing the N42) for about 1.5 miles and bear right at
the junction in Pernes.
The campsite is about a half mile on the left.
Look for the white gates.

It's a family run site and the owners can't do enough to help.
Open all year and there is hard standing for motorhomes if the weather is
bad.
Cost about 13 Euros from memory.
We usually spend our first and last night there.

On the roundabout at the entry to La Capelle go under the bridge crossing
the N42 for the local Centre Commercial and the Auchan for your last minute
shopping and fuel.

Takes about 40 minutes to get from the campsite to Calais ferryport.

Gillian


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Old July 28th 03, 08:45 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
HH
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Default Travelling in Europe after September

Thank you!
Will probably give it a try in September on our way south.

Malcolm
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Manoir de Senlecques,
Pernes les Boulogne

Take the A16 Calais/Boulogne.......Rouen
Leave at J31 and east on the N42 (St Omer road)
Leave the dual carriageway at the 3rd exit and crossing 2 roundabouts go
into la Capelle les Boulogne.
After about .75 of a mile turn left onto the D233E for Pernes les

Boulogne.
Follow that road (crossing the N42) for about 1.5 miles and bear right at
the junction in Pernes.
The campsite is about a half mile on the left.
Look for the white gates.

It's a family run site and the owners can't do enough to help.
Open all year and there is hard standing for motorhomes if the weather is
bad.
Cost about 13 Euros from memory.
We usually spend our first and last night there.

On the roundabout at the entry to La Capelle go under the bridge crossing
the N42 for the local Centre Commercial and the Auchan for your last

minute
shopping and fuel.

Takes about 40 minutes to get from the campsite to Calais ferryport.

Gillian




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Old July 29th 03, 11:17 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
Hakan Mansson
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"Will R" wrote in message
om...
I'm just purchased a motorhome (Very new to this hobby) and have
started planning a 5 week trip around Europe at the end of September.
However i have found that sites in France etc all appear to close when
i'm just heading off. Can anyone provide any good websites or books
for tracking down places that are open up till the beginning of
November? Any advice would be appreciated.
Cheers
Will


Hi Will,

Actually you do not need Camp-Sites to travel in Europe, there are plenty of
Air-de-Service in France/Italy and Stellplatz in Germany.
Buy Promobil books from Amazon or goggle to find them or start at
http://eurocampingcar.com .
Normally they have facilities for dumping wastewater/WC and filling fresh
water. Some have electric hookup and even showers and WC.
If you select places a few miles away from highways and supermarkets you
will be safe.
We have travelled for years out of season as late as end of november without
problem.
Propane gas filling may be an issue if the weather is cold for 5 weeks.

Regards

Hakan


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Old July 30th 03, 11:29 AM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
CJ
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"Hakan Mansson" wrote in message
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"Will R" wrote in message
om...
I'm just purchased a motorhome (Very new to this hobby) and have
started planning a 5 week trip around Europe at the end of September.
However i have found that sites in France etc all appear to close when
i'm just heading off. Can anyone provide any good websites or books
for tracking down places that are open up till the beginning of
November? Any advice would be appreciated.
Cheers
Will


We toured France last November and used a mixture of France Passion
vineyards (free, but some implied expectation of purchase of their product),
aires de service (found by luck and from articles in the French equivalent
of MMM, le Monde du Camping Car), and discrete use of public car parks in
towns and villages. We woke up one morning to find that we were in the
midst of a market, but it didn't seem to bother anyone. We stay off the
autoroutes (too expensive, less French atmosphere...) and stick to N and D
roads (or smaller). These are where the opportunities are to be found.

The French expect that camping cars will indulge in "free camping", and not
use campsites. As long as you behave sensibly (make sure you're "parked"
and not "camping", ie nothing outside the van), in our experience no-one
will object. A degree of bravery and opportunism is required - fill and
empty tanks whenever you have the opportunity and don't park on the
promenade of a major resort (although some people do!). Look for village
car parks, ports by the riverside, picnic sites. Others talk about
sports-centre car parks, parking near church yards and supermarket car
parks - I have not tried these to date.

We had great weather, no crowds, great overnight locations and no campsite
fees for the entire trip.

CJ


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Old July 30th 03, 07:46 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
Will R
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Default Travelling in Europe after September

Thanks very much for everyones help. Your advice will be used!
Cheers
Will
 



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