French Fancies- where shall we go?!

Bluebell the motorhome is taking us to France at the end of this week for 10 days and we can’t wait! Sunshine (hopefully!) wine, cheese and saucisson – yes, yes, yes!

Our excited faces…..

We’ve got nowhere specific planned to go to, our only plan is to follow the sun! We have been having a little think about it this morning though, compiling a list of places we wouldn’t mind revisiting, and places we’ve never been to that we fancy trying. Ultimately though we will be looking at the weather forcast closely from Wednesday morning, again on Thursday morning at 6am when we get up for work, we will work from 08:40 to 13:00 in Norwich, nip back, final Bluebell prep, work 16:00-18:30 in Thetford, zip back load Jazz in lock up and be on the road for 19:00 ready for our Eurotunnel at 23:20! During the drive to Folkestone we will double check where the sunshine is, and once on French soil we will bed down at Cite Europe for some kip, getting up bright and early Friday to drive to wherever the sunshine is! Exciting!

Our list so far of places we’d happily revisit:

St Tropez
Ramatuelle beach , just south of St Tropez is a fab motorhome aire right on the dog friendly beach. Very tempting to head due south for a few days on the beach.

this was me and Jazz on the beach at Ramatuelle last August on our return from Italy. It was a great beach to chill on, bonus that dogs were allowed and a good place to nose over all the luxury yachts through my super zoom camera…ahaha!
read about our stay at St Tropez in 2013 here!

Carcasonne: wonderful medieval walled town to explore again; eat, drink and be merry with fantastic surroundings. The aire is right next to the ramparts.


these pics were taken on our 2011 visit in Bluebells predecessor, Daisy!
read about our 2011 trip in Daisy here!

Dordogne: we both fancy a week following the Dordogne river, enjoying France Passion sites – on our last stay in the Dordogne we experienced the clearest night sky we’ve ever seen- allowing us to view the Milky Way with no telescope or binocs!


pics taken at an amazing France Passion site situated on the banks on the Dordogne on our 2011 tour of France in Daisy
read about our 2011 trip here!

Chataeuneuf Du Pape not sure a trip to France would be a trip to France without another stop over at the vineyards of our all time favourite wine


Places that we’ve not been to that we fancy:

Narbonne Apparently (thanks Dad!) there is a nice aire here situated on a good stretch of beach, with ample cycle routes, and a nice historical town to explore. Our only worry is whether or not the beach is dog friendly at this time of year.

Canal Du Midi
Really fancy spending a few nights by the side of this UNESCO canal- which links two seas, the Med to the Atlantic. I’ve read a lot about how lovely it is and given that there are lots of pretty waterside motorhome aires and cycle paths it does seem a good place to visit
Canal Du Midi

Mont Blanc
One off my bucket list- a trip up Mont Blanc to attempt to stand on the viewing platform here I’ve had this on my list for a while now but recently Jenny (Dad’s partner) was there on a business trip and seeing her pics has increased the draw for us to head East rather than west!

Lake Annecy
We almost got here last year, but instead headed for the Med. I really fancy a few days chilling lakeside with the dramatic mountain vistas on the horizon.

Recommendations via Twitter:
@paul_jackson: @saxylydz We stayed on the aire at the Knight’s Templar village of La Couvertoirade last year. Very atmospheric:
Also sounds right up our street!

So as you can see, although our plan is to have no plan and follow the sunshine, we’ve got some ideas – let’s just hope Mother Nature plays ball and throws us some mid 20s sunny days 🙂

Have you got any tips on where to head? Any must see sites? Beaches? Rivers we can swim in? We’ve got a list, and we’re not afraid to add to it!! 🙂

2 thoughts on “French Fancies- where shall we go?!

  1. Sounds great…we will be leaving June 2nd and you have given us some inspiration. I think we will try some of the spots you mentioned and look forward to seeing where you are…we will take notes hahahahahah. Good luck and enjoy
    Terry and Carole

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