Two years ago I took my two sons, Henry (15) and Alfie (12) on a tour of Brittany and Normandy to see the D-Day World War II. This summer they were looking for a repeat trip to cover some of the areas that they had been learning about in History at school, so in August we decided to take a trip in an Autograph 75-4 motorhome to see some historical sites, using the Caravan and Motorhome Club oversees service to book the shuttle, ferries and campsites.
As we were looking at a number of different locations, being in the motorhome allowed us to get out and about, meaning we were not tied to one single base. As we visited six different sites in a week, if we had been in a hotel we would have been somewhat restricted to what we could have seen. Fortunately, many of the sites cater for motorhomes, meaning there was plenty of parking to allow you to see the places you would like to visit.
The first site we visited on our weeklong trip saw us spend some time at Dunkirk. Both Henry and Alfie had recently seen the movie so were keen to visit. We had a little walk along the waterfront and saw the jetty where a lot of the troops disembarked and headed back to the UK (as seen in the movie), before we visited a very informative museum – Museum Dunkerque – which talks you through the history of Operation Dynamo, which was the evacuation of British and French troops from the French coast.