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Brittany in August 5 months 3 weeks ago #464594

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Hi all,
Just picked a new van up a few weeks ago and we are considering going to Brittany in August (this will be our first trip abroad in a caravan).
The coastline, villages and campsites all look great but a posts have been putting me off saying we need to go further south for the weather.

For those who say go further south, is this because you want temps above 25c or because there is a high chance it'll rain for two weeks?

I'd be happy with 18c or above, high 20's is too hot..............two weeks of rain would be another matter!

Anybody speak from experience?

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Brittany in August 5 months 3 weeks ago #464597

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Wyrewanderer wrote:
Hi all,
Just picked a new van up a few weeks ago and we are considering going to Brittany in August (this will be our first trip abroad in a caravan).
The coastline, villages and campsites all look great but a posts have been putting me off saying we need to go further south for the weather.

For those who say go further south, is this because you want temps above 25c or because there is a high chance it'll rain for two weeks?


I'd be happy with 18c or above, high 20's is too hot..............two weeks of rain would be another matter!

Anybody speak from experience?

The only guarantee is you can't guarantee the weather anywhere!!


Our first foreign holidays were to Britanny and we always had good weather. Of course there were wet days but that’s unavoidable given that its temperate maritime. But our kids still reflect on the good times that they had. Temperatures were always nicely warm but not baking. But of course baking might be the new norm.

As we progressed in adventure we ventured to the Vendee which climate wise is warmer and drier than Britanny with endless beaches. And eventually you finish at Biarittz.

Enjoy Britanny for your first adventure.
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Brittany in August 5 months 3 weeks ago #464612

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I'm with Clive on that one we have been to france 2 times once to the Loire Valley , the weather was spot on it's a good drive from Calais and the second time to the Dordogne which is a good few hours but worth it in the end , we are doing the Vendee and Loire Valley this year and can't wait , it's about 5 or 6 hour drive from Calais but also worth it .
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Brittany in August 5 months 3 weeks ago #464613

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Thanks for the reply's.
We haven't fully decide on Brittany yet, I suppose one reason its on the list is it's closeness to the ports. The Vendee and Loire Valley have been looked at as well.
Out of interest, where abouts in the Loire and Vendee have you been and how long did it take you?
We travel from Lancashire to Cornwall in one hit so don't mind a bit of a journey if need be!
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The first place we done was
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but we did a stop over at a site nr Le man's then continued the next day as it was quite a hike , then we done the Dordogne www.soleilplage.fr/ even though we had a good 5am start in the morning it still took about 8 hours though , and it was a lovely site as we spent most of the time on the river which was a 2 minute walk from the site , this year we are going to
www.google.co.uk/search?safe=active&clie...5i304i39.CGsX5HB7jKg , I think this is about the 5 hour drive 6 with a break or 3 but I'm not bothered about that.. B)
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But before you venture over there a good tip would be to get yourself a good caravan sat nav kit , you need one for driving abroad !
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Brittany in August 5 months 3 weeks ago #464619

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Any suggestions on the Sat Nav kit?
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Brittany in August 5 months 3 weeks ago #464622

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This may sound a daft question, but why are you going in August? France is packed with Grockles at that time. Best time if you can is mid June just into the beginning of July before Le Grand Depart of city dwellers to the coast takes place.
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I know but unfortunately we are stuck to school holidays, not ideal but for another few years we are stuck with it.
Would the Loire valley be quieter in August than the coast?
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Wyrewanderer wrote:
Any suggestions on the Sat Nav kit?



We have this one but we've had it for a few years now but there's a lot on the market to choose from and like you are stuck to six week holidays but we just get on with it .

Another tip is if you do decide to go is drive to Dover first stop the night and get an early shuttle ( 35 mins ) or ferry across ( 1h4o ) so that you are fresh in the morning for driving .

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