Originally Posted by Hoglou
Just a thought on Europe... I have seen many rvs in France. We travel freq from Paris to Tours and Poitiers via rail on business. Check out the statue of Liberty and the stuffed elephant in Poitiers. FYI, DW said skip Spain and go to Ireland instead (Waterford for us)....
My wife and I have been traveling to France for many years. Most of our trips have been self directed tours on our tandem bicycle, but we have also hiked from village to village in Burgundy with just a couple of backpacks. Our bike travels started in 1981 when we shipped our first tandem to London and then took off across the British countryside for a month. Anyway, a few years back we leased a car and for 5 weeks in France and visited a number of campsites to see what they were like. Generally, Europeans consider camping as an ideal way to spend their lengthy annual vacations. It's far less expensive than hotels and most of the campgrounds are near places of interest. Unlike here in the U.S. Europeans are not looking for the ersatz camping experience around the campfire (usually not allowed), but rather they want amenities that include restaurants, bars and access to public transportation. BTW, Ireland is definitely on my list.