Caravan sites in Eastern France

May 4, 2005
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We are hoping to take our caravan to Eastern France in June/Jul (the top bit in the corner near Germany!). Does anyone have any suggestions for nice campsites. We are retired so are not interested in organised entertainment but do need electricity.
 
Mar 14, 2005
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Ann. We are returning to Camping des Trois Chateaux, 10, rue du Bassin 68420, Eguisheim, Alsace in August - mentioned in many caravan site guide books. Tel: 03.89.23.19.39 Fax: 03.89.24.10.19. Views from top end of site of vinyards, Vosges foothills and three ruined castles - hence the name.Village with fascinating Hansel and Gretel architecture and assorted eateries and stork centre ten mins. walk. Nearby Colmar, picturesque, with rail links to Strasbourg and Basle. Many scenic day trips around, Germany an easy drive. Not too far away is a store selling Christmas decorations etc. Weird shopping surrounded by artificial snow, serenaded by carols wearing shorts in a massive heat wave ! If you do go to 3 Chateaux get there early - queuing starts at lunch time - even for booked pitches I think it is first come first served.
 
May 5, 2005
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Depends where you are going. Anywhere near Strasbourg? We stayed at Corcieux with Sites Abroad which was in the Vosges Mountains and well equipped. I think it might get quite busy in high season so worth booking in advance.
 
Mar 14, 2005
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Hi Ann

My wife and I drove up through Easter France last Summer. We travelled up from Switzerland along the Rhine. We stopped at 2 sites, both of which are in Alan Rogers' France Guide.

(1) Camping-Caravanning Du Ried at Boofzheim

Quite a large site in a small village not far from the Rhine. It has lots of shade with the pitches, some very large, seperated by mature trees and hedges. It has some sports facillities, an indoor and outdoor pool and a bar but these are well away from the pitches and it a quiet and peaceful site. As the book warns no one speaks English but the owners were very friendly and very tolerant of our limited French. When we left they presented us with a large, traditional gingerbread "cake". The village is very small but there is a very good supermarket outside the gates.It is an interesting area with quite a lot of German influences in the buildings.

(2) Camping Les Breuils, Verdun.

This site is located within an easy walk of this very pleasant town. The site is surprisingly rural in its outlook and some of the pitches overlook a small lake. It was again a quiet and friendly site. Adequate facillities and a small shop and pool. Verdun is a beautiful town with a large open Quaie de Londres alongside the river which has many open air cafes and restaurants and interesting architecture and statues The town is surrounded by War World War Battlefields with a number of interesting forts and related sites to visit.

We enjoyed Eastern France, not least because it was a little off the usual Brit tourist trail, and, therefore, not too touristy. I'm sure you'llhave a great time!