We arrived safely in France on Saturday morning, there was a 15 minute delay sitting on the Eurotunnel train, not too bad. The weather up to today has been roasting prompting a Thunder storm on Saturday night. We spent the first 2 night at various Free Camping Car Aires, the first at Le Ferte St Aubin and the Second at Turenne. We spent last night and tonight at the Camping Cheques site Du Lac near Foix in the Midi Pyrenees. It's overcast and a lot cooler today which is a bit of a rest from the stifling heat we have been having. Apologises for no Photos, I'm struggling a bit with the Free WiFi.
Elnagh Clipper 90.......... Real Names Mike & Hazel
Mike Glad to see you have arrived and are getting on ok. Free WIFI your lucky I am paying €5 for 24 hours which lasts for 7 days, but compared to CC sites it is cheap. Hope you enjoy your trip the weather here near Royan is beautiful although it is only 28 degrees.
The Free Aires at Le Ferte Saint Aubin, nice location over the road from a River Picnic area and a short walk from the village and Château. The Borne says 2 euros for 20 minutes of water but it has since been modified to Free (press and release the button twice)
The Free Aires at Turenne is quite tight to get in and out of being down a walled single track road (I will add a video when I get home) The Borne was Free apart from Electric. Nice views of the Chateau but the Aires is used as a car park so can become 'Grid Locked'
The Camping Cheques site 'Du Lac' overlooks the river (or it would if the trees were thinned out a bit), there is access to the river from the Camp site. The Camp site offers limited Free WiFi at the Bar (closed during our visit ( ) and in an Information hut.
Relaxing dip in the pool, very welcome.
Tomorrow we are heading through some Gorges on the D117 to look at the Cathards Castles and on to Perpignan
Yep we stayed 2 nights at Ma Prairies, we were not too impressed with having to cross the road to use the Pool. And despite what the Camping Cheques and Caravan Club books say, there is definitely no Motorhome service point.
We then moved on to Camping City in Arles to look at the Amphitheatre and other Roman Stuff that madam likes to drag me around.
Then on to a Municipal Aires for one night at Saint-Alban-de-Vareze on our way to Camping Indigo at Royat for 2 nights to look at the Volcanos.
We could have stayed at Le Puy De Dome as they had a nice Aires de Camping Car at the Station.
We are now at Le Futuriste over looking Future Scope for 2 nights again, we hadn't planned on coming this way but it seemed to have better weather according to the French Metro.
Hope your still having a good time Les (& June) catch you all again soon.