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    Has anyone driven to the South of France?

    Maybe looking at driving down there but it seems like a long way and probably not do able in one hit.

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    We always do Spain in one hit, so South of France should be ok aswell, It takes us between 16 to 22hrs depending whether we're off to the villa or somewhere else, Although me and my bro in law once done Vina Ros to calias in 10 hours(Nowt as fast as a hire car ).. the last few years we've been leaving the UK on saturday evenings when we go and driving through the night, but, Night or day time the toll roads are normally clear, the only place worth avoiding is Paris, there seems to be traffic there 24/7..

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    Yer!!! i have done it a few times, but never on me own from Nice, Antibes, St. Tro--??? right the way down the Cote de Zor to Spain. Its great fun but you will to share the the driving down there...

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    you can do it in one hit if in car m8 easy, all moterway in france dont forget hi viz and 1st aid kit and triangle and fire extinguisher tho 80 euro fine otherwise put hi viz on parcel self best place

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    Orpierre is where we are looking at going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    Orpierre is where we are looking at going.
    easy m8 id say if i can get to germany in one day in a c class following a transit van id say you can do that in a vec easy.

    hear it nice there.......good fishing

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    Not done it yet but waiting til the kids are a bit older before doing it. We are 9-10hrs from the channel ports before we even hit the continent, but it would be a superb way to see different places you would normally bypass in a plane..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    Not done it yet but waiting til the kids are a bit older before doing it. We are 9-10hrs from the channel ports before we even hit the continent, but it would be a superb way to see different places you would normally bypass in a plane..
    dont do austria,hungary,romania as you ent missing much best veiws are in romania but the drive to see them will have you gripping the wheels that tight and the lorrys aiming at you on mountain roads is not nice trust me

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    just a thought, Bilbao and santander are both over 200km closer to Orpierre, than any of the french ports, so why not take the ferry from Portsmouth down to one of them?

    Brittany Ferries have taken over the Bilbao run with a almost new ship from Portsmouth, that is miles better than the pride of bilbao that P and O operated on the route previously.
    I use BF's spanish ferry routes several times a year, both routes use the companys most modern vessels, that to me are similar to cruise ships with on board facilities, if you can get a crossing on the Pont Aven she is slightly nicer standard than the Cap Finistere, both vessels were built in 2004, so very modern when shipping goes, considering the ferries on the portsmouth to France routes were built in the 80s and early 90s for the newest one!
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