The best thing about staying in a motorhome or campervan in France is the freedom to stay in a multitude of locations. Unlike other countries that restrict your over night stays to designated campsites only, France offers you the freedom and variety to stop at many different locations and hidden beauty spots on a whim. […]
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Five must-have gadgets for a motorhome holiday in France
In 2019 you can travel through France in style using the latest gadgets available on the market. Five must-have gadgets for a motorhome holiday in France Motorhomes have come a long way in recent times and are well equipped for today with USB sockets to charge your devices as you drive. You can now use […]
Why our depot is the perfect location to start your campervan trip
The FMH depot is located in beautiful Burgundy, just an hour south of central Paris by train. There are not many countries in the world where you can be this close to the capital city but still in an idyllic rural location so we would urge you to make the most of our magnificent location […]
Researching next year’s vehicles at the Paris Motorhome Show 2018
This week we head to the Paris Motorhome Show to spend a bit of time with our manufacturers and check out the 2019 models on display. Whilst most of the people reading this blog are visitors to France and unlikely to make it to the Paris show, if you’re booking a long duration hire trip […]
Are you from Australia or New Zealand and considering a long European motorhome trip?
Many clients ask us whether it is better to hire or buy a motorhome when undertaking a long European trip and we have written an advice page on this topic. However, we feel we should just mention to our Australian and New Zealand clients that there is something you may not know about buying a […]
Do I need to plug my motorhome into mains electricity?
Lots of our first time hirers ask this question and the answer is not a simple “Yes” or “No”. Most modern motorhomes and certainly all the FMH fleet come equipped with a service battery which is separate to the engine battery and this will power the vital systems in a motorhome or campervan. This means […]
What driving licence do I need to drive a motorhome in France?
The question of what licence you need to rent a motorhome in France will depend on the country in which your licence was issued and the MAM (maximum authorised mass) of the vehicle you are going to drive. Most modern motorhomes and our entire fleet have a MAM of 3,500 kgs/3.5 tonnes so anyone with […]
How to successfully fly your bike to France
Flying in for your French motorhome trip and want to bring your bike? Here’s how to do it… Airline policies restricting the amount of luggage you can take on a flight discourage you from bringing anything much beyond some spare underwear and a toothbrush these days. So, the logistics and cost of bringing your own […]
Can we bring our pets with us on a campervan trip?
The question of whether clients can bring their pets with them on their RV/campervan trip comes up regularly. Sadly we have to decline. Here’s why… Everyone on Team FMH is an animal lover, so it pains us to say “No” to clients when they ask to bring a pet. But with so many people allergic […]
Can’t speak any European languages? No problem, we’ve got help for you!
We’ve discovered how you can read any sign in any European language during your campervan trip! So don’t worry if you can’t read or speak French, Spanish, Italian, German…it’s really not a problem (pas de problème!)… Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Robinsons from Sydney who returned from their hire a couple of […]