Outfit: Swift Speedbird 490 Mondeo Estate
Location: West - North Yorkshire
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Well we may be in both, or either, or neither. Most of France will be absolutely delightful in May - quiet, no tourist, green, spring flowers out, everyone cheerful at the beginning of the season. There's nothing to choose between one region and the other at this time of year.
What we do is follow the weather. The Dordogne is green and verdant - and the reason for that is that there is a lot of rain. If it's raining in the Dordogne when you arrive in France just carry on further south towards the Pyrenees, or even another area altogether if the rain is falling there too.
You don't even need to make up your mind until you are en-route In May you'll have no problems finding sites, so just go where you please, follow the weather, and if you end up where the sun is shining you may be on a pitch next to us!
We intended to go to the Dordogne, for some canoeing, in May about three years ago but it was raining when we arrived in France, torrential as we got further south, and the Vezere river, north of the Dordogne was a frightening brown torrent. We carried on further south, spend an overnight stay on top of a hill, and looked at the weather forecast in the morning. The only sunny area was in the Languedoc on the Mediterranean, so we headed there, and had a great fortnight. We met up with some Dutch rallyers two weeks later, and they'd spend many days on site in the Dordogne as they couldn't get off site because of the floods.