We're planning to go camping in France at the end of August/start of September but have a few questions about it. We're thinking of going to the Bordeaux / Lac de Lacanau region which is quite a drive from any of the ferry/train routes, only have a small car (02 Corsa) and there will be 4 adults and 1 baby going so cannot fit everything in the boot.
As far as I can see we can do one of the following -
* Hire a larger car in the UK.
Pros - everything in the car from the moment we leave the house.
Cons - may be extra to drive it in France? Extra cost to the holiday. Not ideal (but not really a huge issue for me) driving a RHD car over there.
* Hire a larger car in France.
Pros - LHD vehicle. May be cheaper than the above option.
Cons - Having to change cars over in France. Still have to fit everything in the Corsa at some point.
* Get a roof box.
Pros - everything in the car from when we leave the house. May not be _that_ costly if found on ebay or even Freecyle.
Cons - Having to buy from new is costly. Poorer performance from car. The RHD issue.
* Get a cargo net for luggage.
Pros - everything in car... Cheaper than roof box.
Cons - not as tidy, secure or waterproof (even with a tarp) as a roofbox. Poorer performance from car.
Has anyone been in a similar situation or even if not, what are your opinions on this?
Also if anyone can recommend some good family friendly campsites around there it would be appreciated.
Finally, what is the general comparison of the ferry and eurotunnel prices? From what I can see there's not that much in it.