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France - Pointers on places to safely stay #551959
05/01/19 07:09 PM
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Hi folks,

When we eventually get a car ( soonish I hope ) we want to head into France come the warmer months but have no clue on Morgan friendly places/hotels.

When I say Morgan friendly, I really mean places with safe secure parking etc. Or do you guys not really worry about it and are happy to park anywhere ?

Is there a thread on this subject that can be pointed out ( i did a quick search ) or any other advice greatly received.

Ta all

C&H


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Re: France - Pointers on places to safely stay [Re: Bonesie] #551961
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Have look at the private adverts in the back of the mscc monthly magazine, there are a few interesting places there. No personal experience.


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Re: France - Pointers on places to safely stay [Re: Bonesie] #551972
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One place I particularly like and have been to many times is the Ferme du Vert in Wierre-Effroy.

It's only about 40 minutes from the Eurotunnel, which makes it perfect for a short weekend break or for a stop close to the crossing to start or end a longer journey.

It's run by M. Thomas Bertrand, he's a British classic car nut and is particularly fond of Morgans - especially since I gave him a go in mine last year.


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Re: France - Pointers on places to safely stay [Re: Bonesie] #552030
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Excellent, thank you, Tim. It looks just the ticket. Ive popped that in our places to stay folder.

I see an image on their site with three Morgans outside :-)

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Re: France - Pointers on places to safely stay [Re: Bonesie] #552031
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Thank you @Ray, will do.


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Re: France - Pointers on places to safely stay [Re: Bonesie] #552049
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Everywhere's Morgan friendly in France. I personally book ahead one day and try and pick a hotel with private parking or a garage but if not, and the street looks OK, I'll leave it there. In Nice last year the hotel owner offered to swap my car with hers in front of the hotel so that the night porter could see it. Just use your instincts would be my advice.


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Re: France - Pointers on places to safely stay [Re: Bonesie] #552073
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I agree re France being Morgan friendly. For our tour I booked ahead and requested safe parking. I wrote a short text in English and used Google translate to be respectful. It simply said I was bringing a rare and special car and I would be most grateful if a space that had CCTV or some cover could be held. In nearly all cases they were very helpful and had it ready in advance. The others sorted it as soon as they set eyes on the car.


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Re: France - Pointers on places to safely stay [Re: Alistair] #552080
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I've always found French hotels very helpful in this respect.

We once stayed at a hotel in Chablis. Having checked out their car park and decided it looked safe and secure, the patronne said to me that she thought my car looked like it would prefer to sleep indoors and arranged for me to park it overnight in a neighboring wine chai.


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Re: France - Pointers on places to safely stay [Re: Bonesie] #552122
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I can only agree with all the above after 15 years of Morganning in France. I'll add this link to the best petrolhead hotel in the whole of France, https://lhoteldefrance.fr not far from Le Mans, owned and run by Brit petrolheads of the highest order (Martin Overington, the owner, has towed his Porsche 962 to Angoulême behind his 1929 Blower Bentley https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/classic-cars/a12254699/bentley-blower-tows-porsche-962/ . And the hotel is still a typically French, small town hotel that we thought had died out years ago. They have secure parking for around 4 cars but no one bats an eyelid at the variety of mostly Brit owned exotics that park in the square outside - go there!


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Re: France - Pointers on places to safely stay [Re: Bonesie] #552159
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As above, most places will tell you by email if they offer secure parking - i.e. not on the street. It might also be worth investing in a storm cover, very useful for the car if left overnight. I used mine a lot when last in France - it meant I could leave the roof down and the sides off overnight.


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