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Message posted by sally sharp15/8/2014 at 7:22pm
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Would like to be about half hr max from beach , perhaps near a lake /river .About 6/8 hr droive from calais . Any advise on regions and or camp sites . . Doesn't need to be too fancy , perhaps a pool and good for families . Just dont know where to start !

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Message posted by Berriow15/8/2014 at 8:45pm
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Up to eight hours drive from Calais and near a beach?

Well that's anywhere from the Vendee on the west of France up to the northern shores of the Netherlands - about a thousand miles of coast to choose from. I don't think any of us can tell you where you would like best - we don't know your tastes I'm afraid.

Message posted by sally sharp15/8/2014 at 8:59pm
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Just some ideas to look at would be helpful !

Message posted by Berriow15/8/2014 at 9:03pm
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The northern part of the Netherlands then - over into the Frisian Islands with a tent.

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Message posted by motorhomeguy15/8/2014 at 11:01pm
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The Vendee normally, but not always, has decent weather and balmy evenings - if by good for families you mean bucket and spade beaches and safe, flat cycle tracks the Ile de Ré just of the coast of La Rochelle can be idyllic but if you are unlucky with the weather can be too quiet.

You could also head for Lac Annecy (not by the sea though) in the Alps for stunning scenery and swimming in the clear warm lake more than makes up for not being on the coast. - Camping Lac Bleu in Doussard is a family friendly site with a pool and direct lake access. It is also adjacent to a cycle path that is suitable for children that follows the lake all the way up to Annecy town.

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Message posted by Paul clark16/8/2014 at 7:19am
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We are going rcn le ferme du latois on Tuesday have a look on here

Message posted by SGThomas16/8/2014 at 7:43am
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When are you going, how old are the children?

Is this any good?

Swiss Normandy

As the others have said, we are all willing to help you but do need assistance from you

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Message posted by cheryl.mark16/8/2014 at 8:22am
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We're going to the vendee tomorrow for the first time, we've been to France 4 years but never this part. The beaches look big and sandy, the sites seem to be well equipped with water slides etc, there's loads to choose from. The weather for the next 5 days is 22-24c which is perfect for our daughter who has red hair and suffers with heat rashes when it's too hot. There's lots of places to go and I will let you know more when I get back after 1st Sept. Our friends go to this area every year and love it but iv also been told it's not as pretty as some parts of france. We're sailing to caen coz it's easier to get there but you can do it from calais with a stopover.
Oh and it's worked out a cheap holiday because we are going last 2wks in August were using camping cheques to pay for the site for a wk and these were bought with the ferry so for ferry over to caen with 7 cheques it's cost £340 then all we pay is €6 per nt supp for kids and €30 p nt for 6 nights so just over £600 for 13 nights and around 250 miles to travel from caen so saving on fuel towing.

Message posted by TheBiddicks16/8/2014 at 8:24am
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Hi sally sharp..get everyone in your party to say top requirements for a great holiday then post list on here!!..we'll all see if we have anything in our past holiday memory to suit!
ps..my maiden name was sally blunt!!! how odd!!!

Message posted by cheryl.mark16/8/2014 at 8:28am
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Quote: Originally posted by TheBiddicks on 16/8/2014
Hi sally sharp..get everyone in your party to say top requirements for a great holiday then post list on here!!..we'll all see if we have anything in our past holiday memory to suit!
ps..my maiden name was sally blunt!!! how odd!!!


Lol that's made me laugh :-)

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Message posted by Mucker188416/8/2014 at 8:29am
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Quote: Originally posted by Paul clark on 16/8/2014
We are going rcn le ferme du latois on Tuesday have a look on here



Hey Paul, when are you back? Please leave a review Here, it could do with updating... or text me... or email some pics... Hey, I know, you could file a daily pic-fest report on here! Okay then, how about every other day?

Oh yeah... guess where we're going on 6th Sept!
We won't have kids to keep entertained, but do have to make sure our cycles don't get bored!!

Have a great time... and save a bit of sun for us!

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Message posted by MisterB195916/8/2014 at 8:29am
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the vendee has hundreds of campsites to choose from, we have our static at le ragis, challans, which might be suitable after many improvements over the winter, covered pool, tarmacced roads etc.

I would stay away from the orouet end of st jeans de monts, but the vendee has hundreds of camp sites that would more then meet your needs, I would suggest you pick an area/town first and work from there

Message posted by batt16/8/2014 at 8:38am
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we went to the vendee and loved it around 8hrs with the van inc pit stops with a lil girl age 4 . my only worry was it was a long two days for our lil girl. 4 hrs to newhaven 4 hr crossing then the 8 hr drive.

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Message posted by Paul clark16/8/2014 at 8:52am
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I'm going on Wednesday via calais with a overnight stop at beumont sur sarthe,we've got two boys aged 5 and 3 and have been camping in England for the last couple of years for weekends.our last two holidays we've been to two yello village sites in the south of France doing the fly drive thing,in may on our way home we were delayed for 8 hours at Montpellier airport and sat under a tree in the car park it was a mare,I told my wife never again and that camping was the way forward,we recently had 4 nights at the dower house which went well except now she says if this is us for the next few years she wants a caravan,I can't win


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