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To many, the name Bordeaux conjures up a tidal flood of tannins, earthy flavours and fruity notes. Like well-aged red wine, the city of Bordeaux is a full-bodied experience; the port city is as rich in culture as the region is in viticulture.
Over a timespan of two millennia, cities come and go. Not Marseille; it’s been here for over 2,600 years! Best known as a bustling seaport at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, the docks of Marseille see tons of trade, commerce and industry. But being a modern port city also adds an element of urban grittiness.
Lyon is the road trip stop that will blow away your expectations. But what to expect in the first place? The city that sits along not one, but two major rivers owes a lot of riches to the Rhône and Saône. Rivers aside, the city’s flow will overwhelm you, giving you a feeling of novelty while it makes you live more than 20 centuries of history.
For a swoop of authenticity and a satisfying change of pace, Bastia is just the Corsican city your travel doctor would recommend. Here, the living is easy and has an unmistakable local flair. Thanks to its beautiful surroundings and blessed natural preserves, Bastia is a hiker’s godsend.
Stepping out of your campervan and into the streets of Paris, you can’t help but feel like you’re in a movie. Which is no wonder, because the city is basically the world’s biggest movie set
Here’s some essential information for campervan travellers in France
Fueling up on diesel is pretty expensive in France. Diesel prices drop significantly away from highways. For extended road trips, fueling your campervan in bordering countries is much cheaper (especially in Spain and Andorra).
Speeding limits for your campervan ride on highways are 130 km/h (80mph), while expressways are limited to 110km/h (62mph).
France’s roadways are in optimal condition and connect well between national and regional roads. The majority of roads are well equipped for RVs. Note that during a few days in high season, vehicles heading in and out of major tourist areas cause some highways to be jammed. Paris, too, can get congested during peak hours.
France’s ‘autoroutes’ or motorways are almost always paid. Tolls can be paid with cash and card.
France is very open to campervans, providing plenty of free motorhome stops in popular areas and national parks. For amenities like electricity and showers, spend the night with your rental campervan at one of France’s many camping sites.
Travel costs in France are average for Europe, though higher than in its southern neighbours. Average costs for a three-course meal for two are €50. Tips are included in the bill (service compris), but bills can be rounded up. For outstanding service, tip 5-10%, depending on the occasion.
France has roughly 3 climates. Its western regions are oceanic, with a small temperature range of cool summers, mild winters, and ample rainfall. Central and eastern France has a continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters, ample rain and heavy snowfall. Southern France is Mediterranean, with hot summers, cool winters, and limited rainfall.
The French cuisine is renowned for its finesse and rich cooking traditions. It prefers the use of herbs of spices. Try ‘Coq au Vin’ (rooster in wine) or ‘Ratatouille’ (vegetable stew) for a taste of classic French cuisine, both born in the peasant kitchen.
From the Côte d’Azur to the snow-capped Alps, and from Paris to the Pyrenees, France is filled with stirring romances, wild adventures, fine foods and wines, and a lifetime’s worth of joie de vivre.
If there’s a catchy French expression worth living by, it’s joie de vivre. But what does jwah deh veevruh stand for? Let’s look at some examples. It’s when you catch a whiff of braising coq au vin from a kitchen window as you walk along a peaceful rue. Or feel the wind brush through your hair as you drive through a blooming Provence’s campagne. There’s nothing you can say that really captures the momentary happiness that tingles the spirit and filling your body with a quiet laughter. Except there is. Joie de vivre. And then there’s the epitome of the French philosophy of joy of living, and that’s France itself. Hire a campervan in France and explore the many examples of how to enjoy life France has to offer, because the country of baguette and bonheur is a haven for campervanners looking for a good time. From tiny villages, through busy highways, to national parks, you’ll find both people and places all across France welcoming to your home on wheels. Does that make France the world’s greatest motorhome destination? Maybe. Does it mean you’ll have an epic road trip on the wheel of your campervan hire in France? Bien sûr!
From the capital to the captivating countryside, France will have you at bonjour. Each region and city exudes a unique allure: from the northern French cliffs and sand dunes in Lille, through Normandy’s historical D-day beaches on the coast, down to the world famous surf breaks of Biarritz and the endless lavender fields in Provence. A campervan hire in France will not be complete without visiting Cote D’Azur’s coastline, which features some of the finest beaches and glamorous resorts in Europe. Cannes, Nice, Saint Tropez and Marseille along the French Riviera make for a chic getaway. In the West of the country lays the region of Bordeaux, known for its lush vineyards and iconic wines. For a bubbly treat, head off to the birthplace of the authentic Champagne, in the eponymous region, and be sure not to miss Mont St. Michel, the famous castle nearby. Saving the best for last, Paris will sweep you off your feet with its sparkling Eiffel Tower, spectacular Louvre museum, and cinematic Cathedrale de Notre Dame.
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