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Long weekend in France

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cori · 28/07/2004 21:11

I want to drive to France.
I have never driven on the continent before and would take a long weekend and camp , or stay in a B&B somewhere in France. As i have never driven there before i dont want to go to far , or excerbate my chances of getting lost. Does anyone have any recommendations for some where easy to get to for a long weekend.
What else do I need to know about driving in Europe?
I live in London so would probably get the ferry , or chunnel from Dover i think.

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Rowlers · 28/07/2004 21:36

I've driven a number of times in France. It's easy but I must admit to being quite nervous to start with! There are a few different rules in France like who has right of way at roundabouts etc. It's ages since I was over there so it's all a bit hazy. You need to check you're covered with your insurance company and I would recommend getting European roadside assistance in case of emergencies - I needed it once and got my Y reg Ford Fiesta back to England with the help of a luggage strap. I reckon your insurance company may well have some info which can help. AA may have advice too. As for where to stay, camping is almost a national hobby in France so you won't have problems finding a campsite but remember that the whole of France is on holiday in August so they do get busy. I think that the Michelin guids are fab for info. Try them.

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