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Hi folks

We've taken the plunge and committed to taking a year out from the norm of work and fast pace of corporate life and are planning to travel Europe with our Tibetan/Cocker (Max). We've had a caravan before, a few years back now when we lived in Germany, and travelled a bit then so aren't completely new to the whole caravanning scene. What we'd appreciate thoughts and feedback on is if there's any places that you'd consider to be excellent for value or sightseeing (or both) and at what time of year, and equally any places to avoid or expensive charges to be mindful of.

The plan is to pick up a twin axle unit and a suitable 4 X 4 some time after Summer 19 and hit the road for a year around Dec 19/Jan 20. All comments welcome but please can we ignore the obvious topic of Brexit, as none of us can predict the outcome and impact; we'll just need to stay flexible.

Thanks in advance all!
 
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CraigandJen said:
Hi folks

We've taken the plunge and committed to taking a year out from the norm of work and fast pace of corporate life and are planning to travel Europe with our Tibetan/Cocker (Max). We've had a caravan before, a few years back now when we lived in Germany, and travelled a bit then so aren't completely new to the whole caravanning scene. What we'd appreciate thoughts and feedback on is if there's any places that you'd consider to be excellent for value or sightseeing (or both) and at what time of year, and equally any places to avoid or expensive charges to be mindful of.

The plan is to pick up a twin axle unit and a suitable 4 X 4 some time after Summer 19 and hit the road for a year around Dec 19/Jan 20. All comments welcome but please can we ignore the obvious topic of Brexit, as none of us can predict the outcome and impact; we'll just need to stay flexible.

Thanks in advance all!

The Causse area of France around Millau, and the area around Mazamet. Both relatively quiet unspoilt areas with fabulous countryside and genuine villages. We’ve been in June and September but avoid France in July and August.
 
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otherclive said:
CraigandJen said:
Hi folks

We've taken the plunge and committed to taking a year out from the norm of work and fast pace of corporate life and are planning to travel Europe with our Tibetan/Cocker (Max). We've had a caravan before, a few years back now when we lived in Germany, and travelled a bit then so aren't completely new to the whole caravanning scene. What we'd appreciate thoughts and feedback on is if there's any places that you'd consider to be excellent for value or sightseeing (or both) and at what time of year, and equally any places to avoid or expensive charges to be mindful of.

The plan is to pick up a twin axle unit and a suitable 4 X 4 some time after Summer 19 and hit the road for a year around Dec 19/Jan 20. All comments welcome but please can we ignore the obvious topic of Brexit, as none of us can predict the outcome and impact; we'll just need to stay flexible.

Thanks in advance all!

The Causse area of France around Millau, and the area around Mazamet. Both relatively quiet unspoilt areas with fabulous countryside and genuine villages. We’ve been in June and September but avoid France in July and August.

Cos it will be full of people with kids with it being the kids holidays including us !

The Dordogne is also a nice place and places around the Loire Valley .
 
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Burgundy, Ardennes and Limousin, Black Forest and Bavaria, not forgetting the Romantic Road. And anywhere in Holland, and well, anywhere in Europe, really. it's all pretty good.
But we always like to start and finish at Camping la Chaumiere, Buysscheure, near St. Omer.
 
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We travelled al over France for several years, using ,ostly Municiple sites. Winter times were bad with many sites not open, I asked a friend of mine in Norway if winter tyres were required for Trailers / caravans and as of a year ago they were not. Acsi card will give you big discounts either end of the main European Caravanning season. Switzerland is spectacular but expensive, LAST year €40 for car And another €40 fo4 the caravan. Lasts for the full year though. Enjoy your travels.

https://about-france.com/tourism/camping.htm
 
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CraigandJen said:
Thanks! We plan to use municipal stes where possible to cut down costs. Is there a guide to municipal sites that you know of?

The Caravan and Motorhome Club European touring guides divide Europe up between three guides. France is the most comprehensive and show a lot of municipal sites with contact detail.
 

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