Travelling in a campervan offers more freedom, you can go wherever you please at your own pace – it allows your trip to be perfectly tailored to your interests. Campervan hire France has never been easier with the internet at your fingertips. Let’s get planning!
If you want to see most of the country, a great route to take is:
Start in Paris
You can’t go to France without seeing Paris. While there, make sure to visit: Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Moulin Rouge, Disney Land Paris.
Luckily Paris has numerous of campervan parking spots available not too far from city centre – catch a bus that stops near your camping spot (most places have some form of public transport running near camping site).
Mini stop at Tours
Heading south of Paris, you can make a stop at Tours. While there, some attractions include: Jardin Botanique de Tours, Cathédrale Saint-Gatien, Hôtel Goüin.
Stop at Poitiers
A city famous for its religious architecture and bustling university city – it will offer great nightlife as well as beautiful scenery. Must see locations include: Église Notre-Dame la Grande, Poitiers, Palace of Poitiers, Poitiers Cathedral, Futuroscope, Parc floral de la Roseraie.
Head further south to Niort for a mini stop
Enjoy a bit of picturesque landscape, rent a canoe and soak up some positive vibes at Parc Naturel régional du Marais Poitevin.
Next stop – La Rochelle
This southwestern town is the centre of fishing and trade. Did someone say sampling delicious seafood? You must visit La Rochelle Aquarium. Other popular attractions include Port Des Minimes, Plage des Minimes, Le Gabut and of course cross to the Pont de l’île de Ré.
Seafood is all nice, but it’s time for some wine at Bordeaux
Enjoy sipping on world famous local red wine (not while behind the wheel, of course) and enjoy the Gothic architecture. Must see attractions include – Place de la Bourse, Le Miroir d’eau, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art of Bordeaux. If your French is up-to-date, you can also enjoy a wine class at The City of Wine.
Take a mini stop at Toulouse
Also, known as the Pink City known for its use of pink hue bricks in its architecture. You must visit Saint Stephen’s Cathredal, Couvent des Jacobins and Victor Hugo market.
Take a break from driving in Montpellier
Only 10km inland from Mediterian Sea, it’s a beachy paradise with plenty of other things to see or do. While you’re not relaxing at the beach, visit Place de la Comédie, Montpellier Zoological Park, Place de la Comédie, Carré Sainte Anne. If you’re feeling more like spending time outdoors without having to lie on the beach, give Lez a go, some parts offer fishing spots, and it also has excellent hiking trails!
Head North to the last stop – Lyon
A World Heritage Site, Lyon is known for its beautiful renaissance architecture. While there you must witness the beauty of Vieux Lyon, Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Presqu’île and Ancient Theatre of Fourvière.
With that, your road trip is finished, but if you feel like continuing, Switzerland is only a few hour drive away for more beautiful adventures filled with snowy mountains and small towns.