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Preparing our depot for your 2017 arrival

22 Feb

Find out how we have been transforming our enormous site into a campervan rental depot ready for your arrival this season… We relocated to our Burgundy depot a few years ago, and have been gradually whipping it into shape. (OK, returning clients might call it “coaxing it into shape” and at a glacial pace, but […]

Hurry! Book your summer 2017 campervan holiday NOW

08 Feb
Hurry! Book your campervan NOW if you are planning a trip in July or August 2017

Our experience and current level of bookings show that the summer months will be booked up very soon. So, don’t be a slow escargot…get your skates on! As we yearn for the spring here in Europe, evenings are just starting to get lighter day by day giving us a hint of the lovely long, sunny […]

Let me tell you about our secret walks on the wild side

18 Jan

Discover an area full of publicly accessible walks right on our doorstep! I picked up a great little book at our local Office de Tourisme in Sens last week. It shows 24 walks in the Pays d’Othe (pronounced “Pay Dot”) region of Burgundy. This little, hidden area starts in the village of Véron – home […]

Why you need to know 2017 French public holiday dates

04 Jan

Together with France’s national holiday dates and some planning you won’t get stuck without provisions during a French public holiday… We thought you might like to know when the French public holidays fall in 2017, as they may be different to ones you are familiar with in other countries. Public holidays (see below) can be […]

Christmas and New Year opening times

21 Dec
Christmas opening times at France Motorhome Hire

Our office and depot are closed from 12:00 (noon) on 23rd December to 09:00 on 2nd January. Nobody will be manning the phones during that period but we will be checking emails at least once each day, except on the 25th, 26th, 31st December and 1st January. If you are planning a break in the […]

An unusual sighting over Sens!

14 Dec

We’ve often blogged about the sights you see through a campervan windscreen as you drive through France, but this one, taken last weekend, really took us by surprise. We were so surprised, we pulled up and took a photo! On a crisp but sunny Burgundy day, the air was almost completely still giving the pilot […]

The winner of the 2016 FMH Photo Competition is…

07 Dec

Over the course of this year, we asked our motorhome and campervan clients to share their favourite holiday snaps with us for a chance to win three great prizes in our 2016 photo competition. We were overwhelmed with this year’s response and found it hard to choose just three top photos. In the end the […]

Getting into the Christmas spirit in Burgundy

30 Nov

Christmas is a time of year to revel in all our local area has to offer, including the small but welcoming Sens Christmas Market It’s certainly cold enough right now in Burgundy to feel very Christmassy, with frost on the fields around us this morning. Lucky for us, the sun is shining too, so we […]

Sale time: make a date with the French sales

24 Nov
Winter sales in France

France is one of the few countries in the world (we think!) where shop sales are government controlled. Find out when the sales (les soldes) start so you can plan to be here in a motorhome or campervan when they kick off! Sales in France are guaranteed to offer fantastic bargains in every shop in […]

The Tour de France 2017 route is announced

19 Oct

The Tour de France 2017 route couldn’t be better for campervan hire from our depot in  Burgundy: there’s a start and finish within one hour’s drive and a finish and overnight stay within two hour’s drive! So now we know: The 2017 Tour de France will not only see stages in Germany, but also Belgium […]