Multiple tent pitching versus long drives!

(27 Posts)
Ispywith Thu 03-Jan-13 09:57:53

Ok, we are going to France camping in summer holidays with 4 and 6 year old. Plan is for 2 weeks stopping at Fontainebleau for 3 nights then 4 hour drive to Annecy, stop for 3 nights, drive onto Chamonix (only 1 hour) for 2-3 nights, then back up to Reims area for 3-4 nights before home. I am now dreading having to put our Hartford XL up and down 4 times in 2 weeks!
Guess I have two options; make less stops but have longer drive with small kids confused or sell tent & purchase large pop-up tent!
Any ideas or advice?

I definitely couldn't face putting up our Hartford XL more than once in a week, we also have the jam packed car/roofbox scenario.

Slubberdegullion Fri 18-Jan-13 17:20:09

Reshape.
1) Can't be doing with spending 4 out of 7 or 14 days of holiday in the car.
2) Train/cheapo flight deals pretty similar/not hideously more than ferry + petrol.
3) Last time in hot Forrin we pretty much only slept in the tent. Once the sun was up we were outta there. Too hot. Sat outside all the time.
4) Quite fancy the challenge.
5) Big Forrin campsites have everything on them. So for breakfast walk to shop and get croissant/roll. Lunch: roll/fruit. Dinner either one pot meal (we will take small burner/saucepan and bowls) or eat out cheaply.

I will miss the tekster for cold booze and the table + chairs. Apart from that would rather get there faster and crack on with the hotness.

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