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26/04/2013 at 11:10
...do you reckon we'll need for a week's camping holiday in France? Just working out finances and we'll need a fair bit for fuel as we're driving, self catering in a eurocamp classic tent. How much would you take do you think?
26/04/2013 at 11:12
100 euros a day is my s/c budget which we round up to a grand per week.
26/04/2013 at 11:15
Cheers B, will have £900 in savings when we go in June, was hoping some might be left over but probably wishful thinking! I've only been to Paris which was obviously v expensive but wasn't sure how expensive France is in general. Europe is quite expensive now though isn't it? We've done mostly city breaks though.
26/04/2013 at 11:20
I was just coming back to say I'd fill the car up before we go so that's not included in that budget. Mind you we hire cars so again extra on top.
I've never been France, except Paris. Depends what you want to do but in Spain we do about a 100euro shop every few days then eat out at least one meal a day, plus drinks and ice creams....soon adds up. You can do as much or little as your budget allows but that is what I use as a guide.
26/04/2013 at 11:24
We did this last year but I can't remember exactly how much we spent. I think you might have a bit of change from £900-1000. The euro camp we went to did really cheap paninis and crepes which were great for lunch. Evenings we mostly had BBQs and ate out once or twice. Supermarkets aren't what you'd call cheap though, probably a bit more than UK because I know when we go across the border the prices don't differ a great deal for most things and here food costs a bomb!
26/04/2013 at 12:16
I wouldn't expect France to be any cheaper than the UK for buying things in the supermarket. I wonder if you can do some price comparisons online and see whether it would be cheaper to bring some of the basics with you from home? (If you've got space to take them with you that is).
Most of France won't be as expensive as Paris, although it does depend on where you're going. I've been skiing in the past in the French alps and we stopped mentally converting how much things were costing us while out and about because it was so much more than we'd pay at home (and that's being used to London prices).
26/04/2013 at 15:12
Make sure you shop in the Hypermarkets rather than the local supermarkets, they are cheaper. We find a lot of stuff cheaper over there. We've got £400 to take with us in a couple of weeks, will do a big shop when we get there and prob spend around £100 or so. We never spend that much in France and we don't scrimp. We'll eat out a couple of times and the kids will get ice creams when they want them and we'll go for drinks in the bar etc
We do take a couple of things from home, and we'll top the car up with petrol at Dover as fuel is cheaper in the UK
26/04/2013 at 15:35
Thanks all! Think we'll take as much as we can food wise and thanks for the tip about filling up in Dover, hadn't though of that.
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