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Winslet



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This is a photo from our visit to Millau in 2006, not long after it opened.

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Rouen is horrendous for traffic due to a fire last year that collapsed the main route bridge. Rouen is closed to through traffic in both directions and whilst you can navigate through both ways you need to be confident to ignore all the road closed signs and navigate so every tight. Back streets and a sweeping U turn across 8 lanes of traffic !

Just google bridge fire Rouen. It was due to be closed for 18 months and the damage was huge.

France is a fantastic place to tour with a caravan, we have done it ever year for over 20 years.
Tunnel is a dream and just 20 mins. I carry a dummy wallet with out of date credit cards and 20euros handy and an old charged up phone. Don't stop if someone flashes you to stop . Only experienced it twice in 20+ years but just use common sense and caution.
We always use expensive caravan sites and well worth the money. We travel very light indeed, cook outside when the temp is up in the late 30's and early 40's
Check out Puy du Fou, excellent place and you need couple of days and the evening shows are stunning. Royan and le Rochelle are fab areas. pyreeness is great experience.
If we start down the west coast then we go across to the East and up to Annecy which is stunning area.
We are off to the Ardeche this year normally very very hot and dry.
Just watch out for speed traps ! They DO hide behind hedges !
Toll roads are great and normally our toll bill is no more than 180 quid for 5-6 weeks of touring , we alternate days of auto routes and across country. If your outfit is large some towns don't allow caravans and some have 3.5 ton weight limits
I have always found the French very accommodating except Paris and the Med.
Take a 10 ltr fuel can as fuel stations can be few and far between sometimes
Take out red pennent+ if your taking a Landrover as you may well need it. We used it every years we used the landrover for diff failure in Switzerland ! Cooling fan failure in the Med, EGR failure in Royan and I mobilizer failure in the Pyrennes.
1call to red pennent and they sort it all out .
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@Winslet, It does look impressive, if my route takes me near it will be on the list Thumbs Up

@ DrRpb, Thanks , I said 'Liberty' card and meant 'Clarity' Confused

@ olgeezer, thanks for that but I'll be a little more optimistic regarding the FL2 and breaking down Smile I have LR Assist and will be taking out the 'Red Pennant' also so two breakdown covers for the car and one for the unit as a whole. Thumbs Up

@ ad210358, thanks for the Email, I'll get around to replying later Thumbs Up

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I have been over the Millau bridge a couple of times.......I still don't understand how it stays up! John
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ad210358



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I still have the marks on my left arm where Mrs ad grabbed it when we came out of the Chamoise Tunnel, from past experience I knew what was coming but decided not to tell her Whistle

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