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Anyone just back from France?

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TheGirlWithGreenEyes Mon 11-Aug-08 15:58:22

Please say the weather is a bit better over there!

I have my fingers crossed that we will at last get some proper summer weather when we go next weekend...

ComeOVeneer Mon 11-Aug-08 16:11:39

Bump, as we are of to France on Saturday too.

castille Mon 11-Aug-08 16:13:07

where in France?

tis very variable...

beansontoast Mon 11-Aug-08 16:14:59

got back last was really hot,not always sunny but lovely and hot....and my mum says it still is (Gers)...bon voyage

ComeOVeneer Mon 11-Aug-08 16:29:25

Charente Maritime, near Sainte and Cognac.

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 11-Aug-08 16:31:26

Oh, I do hope it is better there.

We are driving down to the Cantal on Friday. I am hoping and praying the weather is better there (though the area has a tendency to piss it down. I think it is the Manchester of France grin ).

Milliways Mon 11-Aug-08 16:40:52

We were at Bretignolles (Southern Vendee) and came back Saturday.

It was cloudy some days, and rained a bit (2 days?) - but it was warm and we all tanned. When the sun broke through it was scorching so we were quite grateful for the cloud. Only one day was a washout, every other day we did beach and/or pool. The Charente is a bit furtyher South & normally better than the Vendee.

DontNeedAnything Mon 11-Aug-08 16:43:50

Lurk...ready for my trip this week.

According to \lin{\this site} things are going downhill until Weds and then start picking up (in the Vendee). It is the wind/breeze which concerns me...looks a bit blustery.

We travel Thurs smile

littlerach Mon 11-Aug-08 16:46:21

CoV we are going near Saintes on saturday too...

Weather forecats for general La Rochelle area seems ot be cloud and sunshine, with rain on Thursday.

My friend is near Alicante for almost all of August and it is hot, hot, hot envy

DontNeedAnything Mon 11-Aug-08 16:47:58

Maybe we should have a MN meet somewhere on teh venedee!!

castille Mon 11-Aug-08 16:52:37

I live in Brittany and it's been rather nice lately - not boiling, low 20s, but hardly any rain.

The rest of this week looks pretty grim thoughsad

Happy hols all anyway!

FluffyMummy123 Mon 11-Aug-08 16:53:12

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DontNeedAnything Mon 11-Aug-08 16:55:25

here as in MN?

iamdingdong Mon 11-Aug-08 16:55:42

castille we are coming to brittany, near pont aven, on friday, so hope the weather stays decent!

auntyquated Mon 11-Aug-08 17:06:23

we came back from the dordogne on thursday and had 2 weeks of glorious weather.
5 thunderstorms but 4 of them in the middle of the night

castille Mon 11-Aug-08 17:07:16

you might miss the worst then - it's supposed to be wet on and off most of this week but the long-range is more hopeful

littlerach Mon 11-Aug-08 17:20:13

Yes, I know, cod.
Went though yesterday and notice don the sign.

TheGirlWithGreenEyes Mon 11-Aug-08 17:27:37

We are going to the Vendee too - so thanks for the info Milliways. Sounds similar to the weather we had there last year...

SqueakyPop Mon 11-Aug-08 17:27:42

I'm back from France within the last hour.

Weather was not great, I'm afraid. Drizzle to torrential rain!

This was Paris and just to the north-east of it.

ComeOVeneer Mon 11-Aug-08 18:48:43

Oh were abouts are you going LL. We are staying here

overthemill Mon 11-Aug-08 18:55:47

we are going to ile d'oleron (1 hr south of la rochelle) at weekend with 2 days on the way! it'd better be good weather as we are camping...hmm

overthemill Thu 14-Aug-08 11:31:55

anyone just got back? should we pack wellies or flip flops?

hannahsaunt Thu 14-Aug-08 11:35:34

ILs in Beaune (Burgundy) atm - wet.

littlerach Thu 14-Aug-08 11:36:57

I am packing macs!!! sad

We are staying between Saintes and Royan I htink.

Will cry if it rains.

overthemill Thu 14-Aug-08 11:39:30

oh no! been so looking forward to this. have pacamacs but do not want to wear them

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