David, I pay with a Saga Platinum Credit card, they are commission/charge free on foreign exchange. Last year Camping Cheques were charging a 2% loading for using a Credit Card, but that seems to have been dropped now.
The Admin fee is actually slightly more on the French site for a Gold Card, €4 instead of £2.75 (at the moment) on the UK site.
I don't know the exact cost yet as Saga are always slow to put foreign transaction on, but according to the Visa web site the 15 Cheques cost £197 including admin costs. To have bought from the UK site would have cost £212, not a vast saving but £15 is better in my pocket rather than Alan Rogers.
Elnagh Clipper 90.......... Real Names Mike & Hazel