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Message posted by Grandad Kenny17/10/2016 at 12:08pm
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Brampton, what do you mean by turn away touring campers? Is that those that just turn up at the gate?

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Message posted by Val A17/10/2016 at 1:06pm
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So many campsite run by Brits go down the 'bookings only' route (because that's the norm in this country)so I hope the OP's can be flexible and take tourers

One of the things which most people like about camping and caravanning in France is the freedom to go where you please without necessarily booking in advance.

I think you can do both - take bookings, but also be flexible and accommodate those who prefer not to book.

Message posted by oxter17/10/2016 at 1:27pm
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"and accommodate those who prefer not to book." Like most of us on here.

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Message posted by sueandadie17/10/2016 at 1:37pm
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It's is a very small campsite.....only 6-8 pitches and therefore we will take bookings and passers by if there is room. We also have 3 chalets, one with ensuite. We will maybe provide breakfast(continental) for the chalets and we are considering bike hire eventually. We hope to sign the cdv in the next 2 weeks and move over there end of the year. Thanks for all your suggestions.


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Message posted by oxter19/10/2016 at 10:37pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Keyboard warrior on 19/10/2016
Sounds like a knocking shop,not a campsite.


We'll bow to your experience on that 😀



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Message posted by CaravanSkier21/10/2016 at 10:03pm
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Good luck with the new venture! The Morvan is a truly beautiful part of France.

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Message posted by BobCat1025/10/2016 at 4:22pm
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How fabulous. Hard work ahead but oh so worth it.

We know a couple who did this and it is really successful and in a really obscure area. In fact we don't like the area but loved the campsite. Le Moulin de geneste

The best places have a mix of glamping, tents, motorhomes and caravans. We tend to avoid places with permanent caravans but that's us.

We are not in the caravan club probably because we don't have a caravan. We NEVER look at books but we go on recommendations from this website and rely on 'google'.

A website will sell it. Some websites are all singing and all dancing and do not deliver. I feel sure you will find the right balance.

One of our favourites is 'Le Premier Pres', Savigny Les Beaune. There are other sites but they just haven't got the 'Je ne sais quoi' Burgundy is great it's a halfway house for us, be it Provence or the Alps. Not too commercial and it attracts a real cross section of people. I can think of nothing worse than being with a load of Brits for the duration of the stay.

Bon chance, I wish you every success.




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