Here at France Motorhome Hire, we have been helping people explore the wonders of France for many years. Over that time we have come to learn the best places and routes you might want to consider when planning your motorhome hire trip in France. Here are our top 5 campervan itineraries.
France Motorhome Hire’s top 5 campervan itineraries
France is an exceptional place to visit because of the variety it offers. We’ll show you how you can drive the winding roads of the alps, camp under the stars in a stunning natural park, follow a stage of the Tour de France or pop across the border for a Belgian chocolate (or three).
Here are our top itinerary picks if you want to jump right in or we’ll explain more below:
#1 Great Alpine Road Driving Route
Great Alpine Road Driving Route – France Motorhome Hire’s top 5 campervan itineraries
Taking the top spot is the Great Alpine Road Driving Route. Covering approximately 2000km this itinerary is a serious road trip. Taking in the winding roads of the Alps, a stop on the glamorous south coast of France in Nice plus a traditional French experience in Avignon and Macon.
This itinerary reads like an all-you-can-eat-buffet. It is packed with everything from chateaux, lakes, wine-tasting, museums, mountains and architecture.
If you want to jump right in with both feet, give this itinerary a go
#2 Burgundy Driving Route
Burgundy Driving Route – France Motorhome Hire’s top 5 campervan itineraries
Number two on our list is the more civilised Burgundy route comprising of approximately 500Km. When people picture life in France, they picture Burgundy. Rolling countryside, narrow village streets and vineyards with plenty of historic architecture.
This itinerary is to be followed at a leisurely pace, taking in the culture of Dijon, the vineyards of Beaune, the tranquillity of the Moran National Park and the colours of Auxerre.
If you’re looking for a true taste of French culture, right on the depot doorstep, this is the itinerary for you
#3 Tour de France 2020 Itinerary
Tour de France 2020 Itinerary – France Motorhome Hire’s top 5 campervan itineraries
Number three on our list is this 2020 Tour de France Itinerary. The Tour de France is one of the iconic sporting events of the year but it is also a great excuse to get our there exploring France, which you will see plenty of across the 1500Km route.
Starting on the east coast of France in harbour towns of Île d’Oléron and Île de Ré, stopping by the University city of Poitiers, the theme park of Futurescope and rich grounds of Château de Touffou.
If you’re a keen follower of the Tour de France or simply need an excuse to get out and explore France, this is the itinerary for you
#4 The Jura Region
The Jura Region – France Motorhome Hire’s top 5 campervan itineraries
Number four on our list is a family-summer-holiday essential itinerary of just 700Km. History’s greatest philosophers have continuously struggled with the age-old dilemma, what to do with the kids all summer?
This Jura itinerary is packed with lakes, rivers and swimming pools to keep the children entertained (and tired out) for days on end. France always provides immaculate facilities to accompany its attractions including bars, cafes, campsites and activities like kayaking. Not forgetting perfect scenery for the adults to sit back and relax in (between towel drying and icecream purchases anyway).
If you’re looking for a family holiday, without too much driving, this is the itinerary for you
#5 France and Belgium Itinerary
France and Belgium Itinerary – France Motorhome Hire’s top 5 campervan itineraries
Number five on our list is one to really indulge yourself in. Taking the short drive over the border to Belgium on this richly ‘gastronomique’ itinerary of around 1000Km.
Start with Champagne tasting in France on the way up, followed by the finest Belgian chocolates as a second course. Explore the flower markets in Mons and cap it all off with a Chocolate Chaud Chantilly in the St Germain Tea Rooms. Remember we provide bike hire with all our vehicles if you feel like working off some of the sugar afterwards!
If you have a sweet tooth and an eye for fine culture, this is the itinerary for you