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Hi, Planning our first French caravan holiday in September this year. We're doing a week in Brittany, Normandy, Vendee and back up to Calais (vet appointment etc)
Going via Euro tunnel.
We have sat nav in our vehicle, I also have a newish TomTom which we intend to take.
Is there a recommended road atlas we could consider?
Something along the lines of the Michelin guide or at least one that shows narrow roads, low bridges and other non-caravan friendly stuff?
I was considering buying Co-Pilot for our android tablet until I read the dreadful reviews about the latest version.
Any suggestions welcome.
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Would Google Maps on your tablet not do the job? You can even download them for offline use.

Sent from my mobile device. Please excuse brevity and mistakes.
 

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We haven't used physical maps for years, but have found that using a second satnav with truck and caravan weights and dimensions has worked very well in preventing us going down roads with weight limits, low bridges etc.. Ours happens to be a Snooper Caravan Club Edition but there are several that offer this functionality. I recommend one with free maps for life - ours gets at last 2 big updates each year for all EU and UK.

When we are on site, we always have wifi/internet, (as now), so for a planning overview of the route or saving maps for offline, this is also useful.

Lastly, Google streetview is excellent for photographic details of tricky places, a physical check to see the road surface is like, seeing landmarks or looking at campsites and entrances (including low trees!), especially if you have a big rig.
 

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There is something quite reassuring about a decent road atlas, particularly when you are doing a bit of touring, of course Michelin is the one to go for.

Not that you will particularly have a problem with low bridges and narrow roads in NW France, it isn't Devon!

By the way, make sure you get the dog thing right, fairly obvious, but almost every time I go there is someone in the pet centre having got it wrong
 

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There is something quite reassuring about a decent road atlas, particularly when you are doing a bit of touring, of course Michelin is the one to go for.

Not that you will particularly have a problem with low bridges and narrow roads in NW France, it isn't Devon!

By the way, make sure you get the dog thing right, fairly obvious, but almost every time I go there is someone in the pet centre having got it wrong
Yep agree on the dog worming, when you book the receptionist, should ask what time and date of your departure and book you in accordingly. For the last 2 years we have taken the worming tablet with us, as we are on a vet scheme, and we only paid 2 weeks ago £13 euro's.

Have a lovely time:grin2:
 

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There is something quite reassuring about a decent road atlas, particularly when you are doing a bit of touring, of course Michelin is the one to go for.

Not that you will particularly have a problem with low bridges and narrow roads in NW France, it isn't Devon!

By the way, make sure you get the dog thing right, fairly obvious, but almost every time I go there is someone in the pet centre having got it wrong
Yep agree on the dog worming, when you book the receptionist, should ask what time and date of your departure and book you in accordingly. For the last 2 years we have taken the worming tablet with us, as we are on a vet scheme, and we only paid 2 weeks ago £13 euro's.

Have a lovely time/images/Nissan-Navara_net_2015/smilies/tango_face_grin.png

How does the vet scheme work duffs? I am paying over €40 at my local vet in France.
 

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Vet scheme

How does the vet scheme work duffs? I am paying over €40 at my local vet in France.
Not sure how many vets do this, but we pay £12 or 14 can't remember a month and it covers all vaccinations including kennel cough (helpful if you board occasionally) all worming and flea/tick control treatments plus 2 consults a year free for health checks, plus 20% off prescription food. Cooper has a delicate tummy so we get our food from them.

It's easier, we get a text when we need to go in for something, so when we go abroad we take our worming tablet with us, he should have it a month before we go really, but I wait until our return trip and the vet reads the prescription dates to make sure it's valid, plus a quick checkover and it's 13 euros.

If he supplied the tablet too it's about 24 euro's., we've used the same vet for our last 3 trips 2 of them with the tablet and he doesn't mind at all.

They do vary, there's a list on the UKcamping forum, that is useful: https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/chatter/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=7&TopicID=314981&PagePosition=1

Bit long winded, but there might be a cheaper vet in the area x:grin2:
 

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Is Landmannn really saving any money by going to a vet instead of a proper doctor? Could he use his EHIC card instead? :)
 

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I've bought the French Michelin A3 ring binder Road Atlas.



Quite good value at £11.24 with CCC discount applied. :wink2:


Roll on September...
 

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It costs€40 to see a doctor in France, so a vet is a good option. Plus the doctor never rubs your tummy and says you are a good boy.
Fair enough. The vet it is, for a bad back etc...
 
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This thread has gone wildly off topic, but I'm quite enjoying it, so I've changed the title to suit!
 

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I'm afraid I am the usual suspect for off-topic jaunts!
Apologies - I don't get to natter in a pub very often; spending most of the year in a van on campsites tends to limit conversations!
 
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Well at least Craig got his Atlas sorted>:)>:)
"Atlas"... ?

Is that cockney rhyming slang too?

Maybe it is "Atlas Mountains" rhyming with "Burdens" ?

Or maybe "Atlas Sorted" means "Deported"?... "Cor blimey, guvnor, I've just been Atlas Sorted"".....

Who can tell?.....
 
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