Bergeracois

Age: 65+

Member since December 2017

Dutch couple in this lovely part of France

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We left The Netherlands in 2004 to find a place in France. Although the language isn't easy we love to enjoy the French culture and have more space than in The Netherlands. Food, wine, traveling, climate and nature do contribute the good living in France. Since 2015 we moved to Bergerac in the departement Dordogne.
Our home is not far from the City Center and so ideal to visit. The town itself offers many restaurants/terraces and the area is well known of its vineyards and chateaux.
We both live in a modern house with limited space for boon docking, but in principle everything is available to enjoy a pleasant stay.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Other than simply build up skills by RV-ing are not available, but a technical look is always there.

Bergeracois's Pets

We don't have pets, but our neighbor keeps some sheep and chickens.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We experienced traveling in most parts of Europe. France itself is very popular. There are many RV-ers on their way in France. Many communities have their boon docking locations. These are mostly free in stay, water and dump. Reason that many European RV-ers love traveling in France and hop from stay to stay. (so called: aire de camping-car). Apart from that we visited USA and Canada with our own (shipped) RV in 2013 for 6 months. We planned to do so again in 2018.
But also the southern part of Europe with the good climates (Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey) have been visited several times. In terms of boon docking France and Germany are most favorite. Syria (before the war) and Jordan were on our bucket list as well.

Bergeracois's Hometown

Bergerac is an old city, known from it's wines (Bergerac, Montravel, P├ęcharmant, Monbazillac). In the very past Bergerac was also a center of the tobacco activities. Dried tobacco leaves were transported by boat on the river Dordogne. Bergerac has an interesting old center and a small harbor for boat trips on the river Dordogne. The town center is on walking distance from our home. Cyrano de Bergerac is well known from the original book and afterwards the drama and film. The statue of Cyrano (with his big nose) can be found in the city.

Bergeracois's Guest Details

Bergeracois's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

24 feet long

Typical European RV, self contained, based on Mercedes Sprinter chassis. Width (max) = 8.6 ft Height = 10.2 ft

Bergeracois's Travel Preferences

  • Prefers an electric hookup

Bergeracois Has 1 Host Location

On the banks of the Dordogne river

Bergerac, Dordogne, FR
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Bergeracois's References (9)

References from Hosts (9)

navigator

July 2018

Another good guest stayed at the Gamekeepers Cottage

Was nice to have you stop by on your trip, you can come back any time.
Take care.
Wayne & Pauline


Zero280

July 2018

Lovely Couple!

Sorry about the construction! It was so nice to meet you - I wish we could have visited longer! Enjoy the rest of your travels.


AnnandMartin

July 2018

Wonderful international visitors

We very much enjoyed having Hans and Els visit in their immaculate and well-appointed RV. It was interesting to hear of their North American journey and also of their experiences living in Europe. They were conscientious, courteous and friendly guests .. we would welcome them back any time. We hope the remainder of their trip is trouble-free and enjoyable!


WaynePetra

July 2018

Wonderful Visitor to our Home

Ils and Hans are just amazing, enjoyable and independant guests.
Oh yes . . . they are currently the only boondockers in France at the moment!
As we are leaving for our first trip to Europe in five more sleeps to meet with two previous boondockers that have become our long term friends, these two travellers are from France / Netherlands and a wealth of knowledge at the time we desperately needed it.
Amazing how we are able to meet couples (and friends that we have not yet met) through Boondockers Welcome.


AleathaHall

June 2018

Great visitors

Wonderful couple in a very nice self contained unit. A pleasure to host! Would welcome back again.


Cal n Judie

June 2018

Very nice couple

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting with these guests and learning about their country. Would be happy to have them as return guests.


S n B RV'n

May 2018

Loved these folks!

This is a very nice couple..we enjoyed their short stay. They are welcome here anytime..and we hope they come back again.


Bob McComb

May 2018

Great guest.

Great European couple traveling the states. Would welcome them again any time. They have a great European RV as well.


Vrijheid

May 2018

Nice couple

They stayed with us for just one night but dropped by in the morning to have a nice visit. They would be welcome to stay any time if they needed a place!