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via mobile 19/6/2019 at 7:53pm
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£4.99? Strewth! Even £37 is cheap!
We're sort of retired but due to the fostering we are tied a bit to schedules.
Flying and driving seems like a good idea.
Lots of possibilities I guess.


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20/6/2019 at 11:56am
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We have taken a break in September a couple of times in recent years.

Check out Canvas Holidays.

They often have late booking deals. I think we paid about £230 last year for a week in a very nice static in Brittany. Other sites throughout France were a similar price.

We probably booked in August.

Other companies may do similar late-booking deals.

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I can remember when this was all fields.


20/6/2019 at 1:29pm
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Quote: Originally posted by firstclass67 on 19/6/2019
£4.99? Strewth! Even £37 is cheap!
We're sort of retired but due to the fostering we are tied a bit to schedules.
Flying and driving seems like a good idea.
Lots of possibilities I guess.





See my post about La Mignane near Perpignan - mobile homes for €230 - flights next Wednesday outwards €14.99 and return €19.98 the following Wednesday.


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The signs seem to be that just as lots of campsites in France are struggling to fill their touring pitches, they may now be struggling to fill their mobile homes too, and seem to be desperately cutting prices to try and shore up business.

Where have the customers gone? The older generation over there have gone for motorhomes in a big way and don't go near campsites, and the younger folk now know all about Airbnb and budget airlines.

Death of many traditional French campsites?


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via mobile 20/6/2019 at 6:48pm
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We're going to puy du fou in a few weeks. We're flying to nantes with easyjet and hiring a car. We're then staying in a ecolodge at La Breteche which is close by.


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via mobile 20/6/2019 at 7:30pm
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Thanks for the information and all of the answers.
Quite like the idea of flying and hiring a car...


22/6/2019 at 11:16pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Netherton on 20/6/2019
The signs seem to be that just as lots of campsites in France are struggling to fill their touring pitches, they may now be struggling to fill their mobile homes too, and seem to be desperately cutting prices to try and shore up business.

Where have the customers gone? The older generation over there have gone for motorhomes in a big way and don't go near campsites, and the younger folk now know all about Airbnb and budget airlines.

Death of many traditional French campsites?



Doesn't look like it here in the Dordogne.

Drove past Le Capeyrou at Beynac today and it looked pretty heaving - so was La Plage just before you get into Roque Gageac.

And we've still a few weeks to the main French holidays.


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23/6/2019 at 6:13am
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Quote: Originally posted by Netherton on 20/6/2019
The signs seem to be that just as lots of campsites in France are struggling to fill their touring pitches, they may now be struggling to fill their mobile homes too, and seem to be desperately cutting prices to try and shore up business.

Where have the customers gone? The older generation over there have gone for motorhomes in a big way and don't go near campsites, and the younger folk now know all about Airbnb and budget airlines.

Death of many traditional French campsites?



France is struggling just like the UK and the rest of Europe.I keep my eye on the “campsites for sale” websites and there are alot for sale,an awful lot.



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