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6 Best Motorhome Routes Through France

Whether you own a motorhome or you’ve decided to hire one with us, France is the perfect destination for your road trip.

With bustling cities, delicious pastries, and mesmerising countryside, France has everything to offer. A motorhome allows you to discover as many corners of France as you wish, with all of your amenities and items with you.

Today, we will cover the six best motorhome routes through France to help you plan the trip of a lifetime. Browse our motorhomes today and choose your stay to get started on your journey.

6 Best Motorhome Routes in France

1. The French Riviera

One of the most enchanting routes in France, this route is popular for its rolling mountains, glamourous beach resorts and beautiful seas.

Cities such as Cannes, Nice, and Monaco are a must-see on the French riviera. They offer a blend of amazing culture, luxury brands, and beautiful neighbourhoods. Why not stroll down the Promenade des Anglais or explore the old towns of Nice?

2. The Loire Valley

Often known as the ‘Garden of France’, the Loire Valley is the perfect motorhome escape. Take in the French architecture, its magnificent châteauxs, and scenic landscapes.

Explore river valleys, vineyards, and wooded forests, getting lost in its history and beautiful dishes. Local specialities include goat cheese, wild mushrooms, and charcuterie, which you can indulge in at the markets, restaurants, and cafes scattered throughout the Loire Valley.

3. The Alps and Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc is the highest peak in Western Europe, offering majestic views and a perfect place to stop by on your road trip.

The Alps and Mont Blanc both feature some of France’s most stunning landscapes, jampacked with many outdoor adventures. The Alpine route can be accessed from Chamonix in France, Martigny in Switzerland, or Courmayeur in Italy.

Chamonix is popular for its opportunities for mountain climbing, paragliding, skiing and more. Take a trip to Annecy, a small picturesque French town with quaint shops and beautiful canals.

4. Brittany and Normandy

Brittany and Normandy are renowned for their medieval towns, rugged coastlines, and rich historical sites.

Take a tour through Brittany and witness its Celtic culture with ancient monuments and cobbled streets. The Pink Granite Coast nearby is popular for its pink rock formations and you could wander into the mystical Brocéliande forest for the perfect photo opportunity.

Or, you could venture through Normandy, taking in medieval history. The Mont-Saint-Michel is a must-visit for history enthusiasts, featuring its D-Day beaches, Omaha and Utah.

5. Provence

Step into a Mediterranean dream as you drive through Provence. Known for its lavender fields, Provence is the perfect place to go for a stroll and take in the natural beauty.

You could go wine tasting at its vineyards or visit the Gorges du Verdon for spectacular views of the river. You could even indulge in swimming or hiking. We recommend the Valensole Plateau, the most famous spot for sightseeing.

If you prefer to journey through quaint villages, explore Gordes, Roussillon, and Les Baux-de-Provence, with narrow streets and characteristic houses. If you get hungry, Provence has many great cuisines to offer. Some worthy mentions include ratatouille, bouillabaisse, and tapenade.

6. French Pyrenees

This mountain range offers spectacular views and is a perfect place to relax for motorhome travellers.

Bordering France and Spain, this has green valleys and snow-capped mountains, offering duality and a great place to explore. Home to several national parks, such as Pyrénées National Park, you can get lost among the greenery.

There are trails for beginners and experienced hikers, making it a popular destination for all thrill seekers. If you get tired, you could take a dip in a thermal spring in Ax-les-Thermes or stumble into a vineyard for some wine tasting.

Practical Tips for Motorhome Travel in France

When travelling by motorhome through France, we suggest planning your route in advance to decrease stress and panic on the road.

Ensure you carry your driver’s license, vehicle registration, insurance documents, and passport with you. Green Card insurance is also recommended whilst travelling in France.

During peak season, book your campsite stay in advance to avoid disappointment. Many campsites offer electricity and various facilities, but it’s best to check beforehand.

Take note of the emergency numbers in France. This includes 112 for general emergencies, 15 for medical emergencies, 17 for police, and 18 for fire services.

Hire a Motorhome Through France With Melling Motorhomes

At Melling Motorhomes, we have a range of luxury motorhomes for hire so you can experience the journey of a lifetime.

Hiring a motorhome is much less hassle than purchasing your own. Simply choose which vehicle you need, the length of stay, and where you want to travel. We have 6 Berth motorhomes for the whole family or smaller vehicles for a romantic getaway.

Browse our luxury motorhomes today to get started on your road trip through France.