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#1 Antonyjarmstrong

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 12:43 AM

So my little lad has been a giants fanatic from 18 month old and my mrs has had an idea for 2014 holiday. Go to south of France when the giants play Catalans at there place so we can watch the game and also have a week or long weekend away.

Has anyone ever dine this trip and any advise of locations?

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:40 AM

So my little lad has been a giants fanatic from 18 month old and my mrs has had an idea for 2014 holiday. Go to south of France when the giants play Catalans at there place so we can watch the game and also have a week or long weekend away.

Has anyone ever dine this trip and any advise of locations?

Don't think there will be many going to France, looking at the turnout at the Mount yesterday.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:32 AM

Went last year v Leeds and flew then going this year v St Helens by train. Its a brilliant day out. PM me if you want any details, where to stay etc

#4 barnyia

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:59 AM

Try Dave at Catalans sports tours, my family have always had great weekend's on his tours,

#5 westhuller

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 06:32 AM

Stay in Lloret across the border in Spain Catalan tours do transfers from the resort. I have travelled with them twice, they are brilliant. They do all the work for you, flights from Donny, transfers, tickets resort hotel the lot.Everything is cheaper, its ridiculously expensive in France.

Edited by westhuller, 22 April 2013 - 06:41 AM.


#6 John Rhino

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

So my little lad has been a giants fanatic from 18 month old and my mrs has had an idea for 2014 holiday. Go to south of France when the giants play Catalans at there place so we can watch the game and also have a week or long weekend away.

Has anyone ever dine this trip and any advise of locations?

 

We've holidayed in the S of France a few times and always taken in a game. Stayed in the city of Perpignan three times, you can get a basic room for 40 euro if you look around. Also stayed in Carcassonne as Ryanair fly there and it and the surrounding area are amazing. We are going back there in July.

 

We always hire a car as it makes sight seeing so much easier and there is loads to see. Cheapest way probably for a family for a week is to rent a place as it's much cheaper that the equivalent in England; we are with HomeAway in Carcassonne this year but there are plenty of other options.


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#7 Cookie

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:26 PM

Try Dave at Catalans sports tours, my family have always had great weekend's on his tours,

Dave really looked after us when we went for the Bulls match. The trip had been organised by the Make a Wish foundation as my daughter (wanted to go to the match as her wish (she has a brain tumour). Dave really made sure that we had and did everything we wanted to do while in Perpignan and on the match day itself. I really do recommend CST very highly.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 04:29 PM

Dave really looked after us when we went for the Bulls match. The trip had been organised by the Make a Wish foundation as my daughter (wanted to go to the match as her wish (she has a brain tumour). Dave really made sure that we had and did everything we wanted to do while in Perpignan and on the match day itself. I really do recommend CST very highly.

How is she? I've not seen any updates over on RL Fans for a while (please feel free to ignore if it's a difficult answer to give).
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#9 Cookie

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:54 PM

How is she? I've not seen any updates over on RL Fans for a while (please feel free to ignore if it's a difficult answer to give).

Well, we spent 10 weeks in Oklahoma City getting specialised proton beam radiation therapy (think mini version of the Large Hadron Collider in Cern that fires proton beams into her head!) and touch wood, she has been clear of the tumour since then :-). Little Miss Cookie has her next MRI on Thursday so fingers crossed - just taking things one day/week/month at a time as she will not be treated as being in remission for another 4 years and it could re-occur at anytime.

#10 shaun mc

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:48 PM

Stay in Lloret across the border in Spain Catalan tours do transfers from the resort. I have travelled with them twice, they are brilliant. They do all the work for you, flights from Donny, transfers, tickets resort hotel the lot.Everything is cheaper, its ridiculously expensive in France.


France is no more ridiculously expensive than UK.
You can get a decent bottle of vino in the supermarket for 2 euros. The UK duty is more than that.
Beer can be expensive in a restaurant, but some of it is 6 and 7%, so watch out
If you are experimental with the food then a 3 course Plat DeJour can be 15 to 20 euros including a pitcher of wine. So not expensive.

Lots of historical stuff around the Carcasonne area. The castle itself is worth a visit, plus those perched on top of cliff faces.

#11 MrPosh

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:54 PM

Well, we spent 10 weeks in Oklahoma City getting specialised proton beam radiation therapy (think mini version of the Large Hadron Collider in Cern that fires proton beams into her head!) and touch wood, she has been clear of the tumour since then :-). Little Miss Cookie has her next MRI on Thursday so fingers crossed - just taking things one day/week/month at a time as she will not be treated as being in remission for another 4 years and it could re-occur at anytime.

Best of luck.

Your description of when Lulia, Bateman and Whitehead came in to see her was incredibly moving.
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#12 Hullfan

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 10:21 AM

Acclaim coaches in hull do a good service with packages!!

#13 Native New Yorker

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 08:11 PM

Been to Perpignan 3 or 4 times now. The most cost effective way we found was to travel midweek and rent an apartment for a week. It worked out cheaper than going for just the weekend as the air fares were cheaper and house and car rentals can be had at very reasonable rates.
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#14 RS

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 09:09 PM

Use Ryanair and fly Leeds to Montpellier/Manchester to Beziers or Liverpool to either Carcassonne or Nimes. We trawl through for the best prices in relation to game day. I would hire a car and do some sight seeing but if thats npt your bag then the trains are cheap.

The Accor hotel group have various standards in most towns including Ibis and Mecure brands.

I think you will find it far cheaper to do your own package.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:29 AM

France is no more ridiculously expensive than UK.
You can get a decent bottle of vino in the supermarket for 2 euros. The UK duty is more than that.
Beer can be expensive in a restaurant, but some of it is 6 and 7%, so watch out
If you are experimental with the food then a 3 course Plat DeJour can be 15 to 20 euros including a pitcher of wine. So not expensive.

Lots of historical stuff around the Carcasonne area. The castle itself is worth a visit, plus those perched on top of cliff faces.

I compared it to Spain were did I mention the UK ? The best value for money is Spain, eating out and the cost of beer etc is a lot cheaper, I have done them both and would stay over the border everytime.

Edited by westhuller, 24 April 2013 - 06:42 AM.


#16 timtum

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:10 AM

As others have said above, if you are going for just a short break then let Catalan Sport Tours take the strain.  Dave will look after you royally and give you lots of choice as to where to stay / how much to spend.  

 

If you are going to come over for a week or so as suggested in the opening post there are a plethora of things to do.  I live just up the road from Perpignan so drop me a pm.

 

Of course, it all depends on the draw!  A great difference in what to do and see, and indeed where to stay, between February and the height of the holiday season in July & August


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#17 westhuller

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:16 AM

As others have said above, if you are going for just a short break then let Catalan Sport Tours take the strain. Dave will look after you royally and give you lots of choice as to where to stay / how much to spend.

If you are going to come over for a week or so as suggested in the opening post there are a plethora of things to do. I live just up the road from Perpignan so drop me a pm.

Of course, it all depends on the draw! A great difference in what to do and see, and indeed where to stay, between February and the height of the holiday season in July & August


Agree with that cannot fault Catalan Sports Tours.




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