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.
Other than simply build up skills by RV-ing are not available, but a technical look is always there.
We don't have pets, but our neighbor keeps some sheep and chickens.
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.
Bergerac is an old city, known from it's wines (Bergerac, Montravel, Pécharmant, 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.
Typical European RV, self contained, based on Mercedes Sprinter chassis. Width (max) = 8.6 ft Height = 10.2 ft