The 6 best itineraries to explore during your motorhome vacation in France


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North, South, East or West – which direction should you travel in your luxury motorhome?

Should you stay inland or head to the coast? Do you have to cross the border into neighboring countries and see what they have to offer too? With so many options to choose from, it’s hard to know which way to go – literally! Left or right?

In Oulala, we have eliminated the stress and worry of planning the best route for your motorhome adventure and have personally researched incredible options. Choose the route that best suits your personal preferences and discover all the wonderful things you will discover during your travels …

Here are our 6 best pre-planned routes for you to sit back, relax, pre-program satellite navigation and hit the road with a thoughtful series of exceptional destinations to come.

Le Puy de Dôme, Auvergne. Photo: Vincent Guth, Flickr

Route 1 – The route of the peaks and volcanoes

Enjoy all the ups and downs that the magnificent French landscape has to offer. Your trip will take you through Meymac, Lanobre, La Bourboule, Mont Dore, Lac Chambon, St Nectaire, Puy De Dome, Vulcania, Aubusson, Vassiuiere, Ouradour and Treiganc.

Nestled in sleeping volcanoes, these many exquisite French towns and villages are steeped in history and full of amazing architecture. Admire breathtaking views and learn about French heritage and culture.

Lighthouse of Chassiron, Île d’Oléron. Photo: Wikimedia, François de Dijon

Route 2 – The west lighthouse route

Head to the Atlantic coast and treat yourself to the many picturesque villages along the way. This itinerary allows you to learn more about World War II, Cognac Brandy, the City of horses, French cuisine, maritime cities and more. Admire the magnificent French fishing villages along the coast and let yourself be surprised by the scenery along the way.

Explore Arnac, Pompadour, Hautefort, Brantome / Villard, Angouleme, Cognac Royan, Ile d’oleron, Rochefort, Marennes, La Rochelle, Ile de Ré, La Rochefoucault and Ouradour along this well planned route out to the Atlantic coast.

Chateau de Commarque, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, Dordogne. Photo: Jean-Jacques Boujot, Flickr

Route 3 – The Bordeaux route

If wine is your thing – then this Bordeaux road the road is for you! Discover the famous wine region of Bordeaux and discover for yourself the many vineyards, castles, markets, cathedrals, museums, shops, cafes, restaurants and nightlife that this route has in store…

Soak up the Eyzies, Le Bugue, Bergerac, St Emilion, Blaye, Bordeaux, Pauillac, Vignobles, Lacanau, Arcachon, Pyla, Pèrigueux, Arnac Pompadour and Le Lonzac and taste all that this part of France has to offer.

In addition to vineyards and history, this route allows you to enjoy the coast and the famous Great Dune of Pilat, the highest sand dune in Europe. It is something created by Mother Nature that must be seen to be believed.

(Grotte de Padirac) Gouffre de Padirac. Photo: Flickr, Zenithe

Route 4 – The Earth and its treasures

You will be spoiled on this road with breathtaking landscapes and typical French villages that will surprise you with their beauty and their precarious locations at the top of a cliff! Enjoy the view from your luxury motorhome, then stop to explore at your leisure.

With many towns and villages to feast on, the “Earth and its treasures” route includes spectacular places such as Collonges-la-Rouge, Bretenoux, Gouffre de Padirac, Rocamadour, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Villefranche de Rouergue, Lac de Parelou, Millau, Roquefort, Mont Aigoual, Severac Le Château, Canyon de Bozoul, Conques, Salers and Pay de Mauriac.

The Gouffre de Padirac shelters a labyrinth of natural underground caves 103 meters underground. You can explore these caves on foot and by boat, which runs along the small underground river. An essential tourist attraction if you choose this route!

Chambord Castle. Photo: Angelo Brathot, Flickr

Route 5 – The Loire Valley route

This itinerary exposes you to the paradise of French castles – a journey that looks more like a fairy tale than a vacation! Your motorhome will take you back in history on this route with an abundance of castles and castles to explore and a lot of French history to discover.

Enjoy the wonders that Château Chambord, Château de Chaumont, Chateau de Chenonceau and Château of Usse have to offer.

Well-kept gardens, turret roofs, medieval fortresses and history on every corner – you will certainly not be bored on this route!

Amphitheater of Nîmes. Photo: Pxfuel

Route 6 – The Route des Cannes & Gorges

If you want to make the most of your motorhome vacation and explore for 2 weeks, then this is an ideal itinerary. The beauty of the French Rivera awaits you….

Cannes – famous for its film festival, Nîmes – which is steeped in history, Castallane – located at 2,375 feet above sea level and the beautiful Moustiers Sainte Marie and Les Salles-sur-Verdon will not disappoint!

An excellent route for water sports enthusiasts and those looking for a little more fun and adventure!

* About Oulala motorhome rentals

At Oulala France Motorhome Rentals, our luxury motorhomes make every part of your adventure enjoyable … Our beautifully cleaned and maintained vehicles, all purchased as new in 2020, guarantee you a safe and relaxing journey from start to finish.

Owned and operated by Britons, from Le Lonzac in the heart of France, you can guarantee exceptional customer service with Oulala. Your motorhome can be picked up at our Lonzac head office or we can meet and welcome you for a discount from the airport if you prefer.

With an Oulala motorhome rental, almost everything is included in your rental price. There will be no unpleasant surprises or hidden costs – we believe in preparing your motorhome exactly the way you want with fresh bed linen, crockery, cutlery, child seats, a system satellite navigation, outdoor furniture, a barbecue and even a walkie -alkies … Our inclusive pricing structure helps you plan your vacation, knowing exactly what to budget for. Learn more about our services here.

If you want to upgrade and include luxury or sporting goods, we can provide a range of food, wine and champagne baskets, electric kites, paddle boards, mountain bikes, kayaks , electric scooters and more. Whether you want to enjoy peace, tranquility and tranquility on your travels or opt for the more adventurous journey fueled by adrenaline – we can help you plan the perfect motorhome vacation.

The website is full of useful information such as pre-planned itineraries for each type of holidaymaker or information on the villages, towns and cities of surrounding France to allow you to draw your own map, taking advantage of the freedom to the open road.

Book online today to secure your motorhome vacation with Oualala France Motorhome Rentals!

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