Seeing France the camper van way

camper van driving

Fed up of running for the sunbeds first thing in the morning and claiming it with your towel? Then why not look into touring in a camper van? You have the pleasure of travelling around Europe at your own pace. You can also choose to stay longer at one destination, or simply up sticks and leave.

Where can I rent a camper van?

Simply do a generic internet search for camper van hire. However, here are two to get you started. The first is Wicked Campers . This site allows you to take your camper van into Europe. You can also try Cool Camping. They have a wide selection of camper vans, and you can also hire vans in Europe.

Where can I go to?

If you’re not sure where to start, then why don’t you try something completely different? Why not go to France as a camper van Tourer? You can start by researching places to go to that aren’t typical tourist routes. For example, why not follow the Vienne River? One good website is About France [http://about-france.com/tourism/local-map-france.htm]. In many villages and towns, there are free overnight facilities, allowing you the freedom to explore. During the day you can stop at an Aire [http://www.all-the-aires.com/]: these are places where you can take a break. Some of these aires only have basic toilet facilities, whilst others have full facilities such as restaurants, shops, fuel and a place to sleep.

So we’re headed to France with our camper van. What about entertainment?

As of 1st January 2016, the French government has agreed to divide France into 13 new administrative regions [http://www.france-pub.com/list_regions.html]. Metropolitan France has been divided into 22 administrative regions. These in turn have been divided into departments. Each region has its own dialects, cuisine, traditions, characteristics and entertainment. During the summer months in France, there are many festivals and celebrations, with each region organising their own unique style of entertainment [http://europe-cities.com/destinations/france/entertainment/]. By taking a camper van, you’ve got the freedom to explore as many festivities – or as little – as you want!

What if I get ill on my trip?

This is where you need to ensure that you have your European Health Insurance Card, which replaced the E111. If you have further questions, please go to our FAQs, or give us a call today.

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