When you look forward to your motorhome holiday in France all year round, you don’t want to waste a moment heading off in the wrong direction or visiting places that turn out to be less than you’d hoped for.
With such diverse landscapes and locations, it can be hard to know where your motorhome adventure around France should take you. Famous cities, hidden hilltop villages, coastal towns or off the beaten track secret gems that are rarely discovered by tourists on their travels.
We’ve done the hard work for you and have selected the top 5 must-see places in France that shouldn’t be missed off your itinerary. All accessible in your luxury Oulala motorhome with excellent parking and camping facilities available nearby. Find out more about the top 5 places in France that are filled with ‘je ne sais quoi’ and must form part of your motorhome holiday…..
1 -Rocamadour – The Vertical Village
Rocamadour is situated in central France and often referred to as ‘The Vertical Village’ due to its dramatic clifftop and cliff face location. This really is a village poised high on the top of a mountain that needs to be seen to be believed. The village itself is quaint but the views it offers are nothing short of spectacular. With many sacred, religious buildings at the heart of the village, there’s lots of history to see and explore. Rocamadour is also home to its resident Barbary Apes that add to the unique experience when you visit this beautiful French village. You can relax and enjoy a ride to the top on the Petite Train. If you’re travelling in September, then try to time your visit with the Hot Air Balloon Festival that sets off from the foot of the ‘Sacred City’.
2 – La Rochelle – Atlantic Coastal City
This beautiful maritime city sits on the west coast of France within the Bay of Biscay, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Oozing with renaissance architecture, maritime history and its modern floating harbour, there’s plenty to see and do – the perfect destination for your Oulala motorhome. The city has three small but pretty beaches with an abundance of excellent seafood restaurants. You can enjoy a boat trip or a visit to the aquarium, located at the floating harbour. A popular tourist destination for many reasons.
3 – Pyla-su-Mer – Home to the tallest sand dune in Europe
Plyla-su-Mer is best known for ‘The Dune of Pilat’ or ‘The Grand Dune of Pilat’ – the tallest sand dune in Europe. This is an example of mother nature’s best work! Situated on the Atlantic Coast, just 60km from Bordeaux, this coastal resort offers lots of beach and watersport activities for visitors. The stunning white sand dune makes a statement on the landscape that can’t be ignored – it is breathtakingly beautiful! If your Oulala motorhome journey takes you to the west of France, this a must-see place to visit.
5 – Collioure – Nestled between the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees
This stunning town on the Mediterranean coast in southern France offers visitors the views of the Mediterranean Sea in one direction and the Pyrenees in the other. It is a picture-postcard French city with a pretty port, quaint cafes, cobbled streets and sand or pebble beaches. There’s plenty of local history to be explored and an abundance of French wine and cuisine to be enjoyed too.
4 – Avignon – Ancient City of the Popes
If you’re interested in French history, then Avignon, located in southeastern France is somewhere to add to your planned route. It’s ancient streets and gothic architecture transport you back in time. In the 14th century, it was the most important city in Europe, as it was the seat of the Catholic church. The Palais des Papes is one of France’s most historic and valuable buildings, so must be seen during your visit. Be warned though – it is vast! Situated in the Provence region of France there are lots to do in and around Avignon.
Whether you’re heading to the coast or inland lakes, don’t forget that we can kit you out with plenty of fun watersports equipment, all added to your Oulala motorhome ahead of collection. Kayaks and Paddleboards make a great addition to any adventure. If however, you’re planning to stay on dry land, then we can provide mountain bikes, electric scooters, power kites and more. Visit www.francemotorhomerentals.com/services/ to find out more.
Wherever your motorhome holiday takes you, in and around France or beyond, you’ll be travelling in style and luxury in an Oulala motorhome.