This spring, I have decided to go to France and Spain. I wouldn’t normally try and take on this journey at this time, but I have a few more days annual leave remaining than usual and after visiting Provence last year, I know it’s not too much further to Spain. For the last couple of years, I have wanted to visit Spain. I intended to go last summer, but changed my mind and went to Greece instead, which was amazing. But the idea of visiting Spain hasn’t left me.
As I normally do, I will catch a late night ferry from Dover to Calais. The last time I did this route, I found a car park in Étaples, where I managed to get a few hours sleep before moving on. I hope I can find the same place this year. I’m also trying something different, I’m usually keen to get to my first destination as quick as possible, but this time I am going to make several detours and see some of the sights. My first port of call is Chartres, I’m keen to see its cathedral while I am in the area. But more than that, I want to see the Château de Chambord. I enjoy visiting castles and stately homes and often I will look for them on my travels. I particularly enjoy learning about their history and seeing the architecture.
My next stop will be Château Turenne near Brive-la-Gaillarde, this is likely to be a long day, but I don’t mind this so much. I plan to stay on the aire at Rocamadour, apparently the views of the town at sunrise are amazing. I will then head for Biarritz and stay there the night, I have been before, but I didn’t stop and take in the sights. The following day I will visit St-Jean-de-Luz, which again looks amazing, before reaching Spain.
I will head for San Sebastián first, it’s been recommended. I am likely to use it as a base, or at least stay there until I decide where to go next. This for me is the joy and freedom that a motorhome provides. The idea of seeing Burgos appeals to me, but I think it may involve a little too much driving for me to consider this time. I certainly will be going to Barcelona, which is one of my must see places. When I was young, I visited the Montserrat monastery with my family, so I would like to revisit it. There will be other places that I will want to see whilst I am in this part of Spain, such as Girona. I haven’t been able to make up my mind on where else I will go, but it’s easier to decide when I there.
Follow me as I take my first motorhome trip to Spain. Until next time.