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France Campervan and Motorhome Hire

France is one of the Top 10 countries to take a holiday in a campervan. It is a perfect destination for a family, a group of friends or a romantic getaway for couples.


Where Can I Start My Campervan Holiday From?

France has depots in all major cities right across the country that are close to airports and railway stations. Many have areas where you can leave your car for free.


One-way hires are often possible between any of these depots and other countries as well including Portual, Spain and Italy.


Catching a train from the UK to one of the many cities in France makes for a relaxed start to a campervan holiday. The Eurostar operates from London to Lille, London to Lyon and London to Paris. A taxi ride or transfers take you right to the depot.


Many campervan and motorhome depots are close to the airport. Fly from most major airports in the UK to one of the many cities in France. Transfers to the depot is either by taxi or shuttle bus. Let us know your preferred option when making a booking.


If you prefer to drive to the depot, there is often free parking available to leave your car while you holiday in the campervan.


Calais

There isn't a depot in Calais. We are often asked about campervan depots nearest to Calais. The only depot that is near to a ferry port is St Malo. The closest to Calais is Lille. There are regular trains from Calais to Lille.


When should I book?

Book early for the Tour De France Bicycle race. Follow the race and stay in the comfort of a campervan each night. Book well in advance too if travelling in July or August.As a general rule, the earlier that a booking is made the more likely you are to get your first choice of vehicle.


Dog and Pet Friendly Campers.

Campervans and motorhomes are dog and pet friendly. Make a request to take your pet when you make a booking. Each rental request is considered on an individual basis. We will do our best to rent you a campervan that you can take your pet with you.


List of Depots in France to Rent a Campervan or Motorhome From and How to Get the Depots:

  • Ajaccio - Corsica
  • Ajaccio is a serviced "non-depot" location. The vehicle will be delivered at an agreed time and place. There is no physical depot in this location.


  • Angers - western France, 300 km (190 mi) southwest of Paris
  • No company transfers available from Angers. Taxi info (price and travel time may depend on the traffic) Angers Train station is 20 km from the depot, it costs approximately 25 Euro and 25-30 minutes.Angers Downtown Hotel is 20 km from our depot, it costs approximately 25 Euro and 25-30 minutes.


  • Bastia - northeast Corsica.
  • Customers to make own way to the branch which is located near the port and the airport. Address supplied on booking. On site parking is available.


  • Biarritz - southwest France.
  • Customers can be met at the aiport or the train station.


  • Bordeaux - southwestern France
  • For Black Sheep Customers: Airport and Railway Delivery Fee: 100 euro each way for Bordeaux-Merignac airport, 50 euro each way for Bordeaux-Saint-Jean railway station.

    For Indie Customers: This is a serviced "non-depot" location. Arrangements will be made with the customer on booking.


  • Brest - western France, Brittany.
  • For Indie Customers: This is a serviced "non-depot" location. Arrangements will be made with the customer on booking.


  • Caen - northwest France.
  • From the airport take the shuttle or taxi to the centre of town.Address supplied.


  • Nantes western France on the Loire.
  • Black Sheep Customers to make their own way to the depot.Address supplied.


  • Rennes northwestern France.
  • Black Sheep Customers to make their own way to the depot.Address supplied.


  • Saint Malo, Brittany, northwest France.
  • Black Sheep Customers to make their own way to the depot.Address supplied.The depot is 14 minutes by car from the ferry terminal. Ferries arrive from Portsmouth, UK.


  • Vannes, Brittany, northwest France.
  • Black Sheep Customers to make their own way to the depot.Address supplied.


  • Caen Carpiquet Airport, Brittany France.
  • Airport- CAEN CARPIQUET 7 km, Taxi Price to depot €15.00 approx.

    Train Station - Gare de Caen 11 km, Taxi Price 25 €


  • Clermont, Central France.
  • Meeting point : Railway Station or closest Airport, Clermont


  • Colmar, Alsace, north-eastern France.
  • Depot is 10 minutes from railway station. Meeting point : Railway Station or closest Airport, Clermont. Depot parking is free.

  • Grenoble, Southeastern France (foot of the Alps)
  • The meeting point is on the parking lot of Microstore, in front of Mercédès. The railway station is a 3 minute walk from here and a 30 minute drive from the airport.


  • Lille, northern France. Borders Belgium. (Eurostar stops here)
  • Origin offers free pick up from train station & Airport at certain times.

    Customers to make their own way to the Black Sheep depot.Free parking available.


  • Lyon southeastern France.(Eurostar stops here)
  • Avis Caraway customers:Distances From Airport, Train Stations and Downtown Hotel: Lyon St - Exupery Airport is 15 km from our depot, it cost approximately 30 Euro and 25-30 minutes. Lyon TGV Train Station is 15 km from our depot, it cost approximately 20-25 Euro and 25-30 minutes. Lyon Downtown Hotel is 10-15 km from our depot, it cost approximately 20-25 Euro and 25-30 minutes.

    Black Sheep Customers:After hours pick-up and drop-off available on demand. Transfer from the train station Part Dieu to local Blacksheep is in a bus, C2. Airport pick-up/drop off fee: 50 € each way to/from Airport, 100 € for the round trip.

    Indie customers to make their own way to the depot.


  • Marseille, southern France.
  • Black Sheep ask customers to make their own way to the depot and offer airport transfers:Airport pick-up/drop off fee: 50 € each way to/from Airport, 100 € for the round trip.

    Indie Campers have a non-serviced depot. Arrangements will be made on booking confirmation.

    Avis Caraway and Big Sky offer private transfers to & from Marseille depot.Taxi info (price and travel time may depend on the traffic).Marseille Marignane = 25 km, €40-45 , 30 - 40 minutes Marseille or Aix TGV = 25-20 km, €30-35, 25–30 minutes. Marseille or Aix hotels = 25-15 km, €30.00,25–30 minutes


  • Metz, northeast France.
  • Customers to make their own way to the depot. Collection available from the train station.


  • Montpellier,southern France
  • Black Sheep will arrange a meeting point. VanIt require customers to make their own way to the depot.There are good tram, bus and train services.


  • Nantes, northwest France.
  • VanIt require customers to make their own way to the depot.

    Avis Caraway and Big Sky:Distance from Nantes Airport = 27 km.Distance from Nantes Train station = 20 km 30/40 minutes. Taxi fare is about 40/50 € for Airport 20/30 minutes. Taxi fare is about 30-35 € for Station

    McRent and Pure: Airport Ancenis(42km) taxi:about €30-95.00


  • Nice, southern France.
  • Black Sheep: The depot is next to the airport. Customers to make their own way to the depot.

    Avis and Big Sky:Distances From Airport, Train Stations and Downtown Hotel: Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is 5 km from our depot, it cost approximately 30 Euro and 10 - 15 minutes. Nice Train station is 10 km from our depot, it cost approximately 40 Euro and 25-30 minutes. Nice Downtown Hotel is 10-15 km from our depot, it cost approximately 40 Euro and 25-30 minutes.


  • Paris, Central France.
  • Black Sheep are located next to the Gare De Lyon in Paris. Customers to make their own way to the depot.

    VanIt:From Paris :Take the RER D until "Yerres". At the train station take the bus F4 until the stop "Royal". We are in the street on the right just after the bus stop.From Charles de Gaulles airport :Take the RER B until Gare du Nord (20 min) and then follow the instructions above.

    McRent and Pure: Way to the depot: Airport Roissy (35km):By taxi:35km, about 60€, Airport Orly (41km):By taxi 41km, about 80€

    Avis Caraway customers:NO TRANSFERS from & to BEAUVAIS AIRPORT (95 km) Paying shuttle service (13 € per trip and per person), is organized to and from Paris-Beauvais Airport and Paris-Porte Maillot. Then take a taxi.


  • Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport.
  • Indie Campers Customers - make own way to depot.


  • Poitiers, Western France.
  • McRent and Pure Motorhomes:• Distance from the Poitier Biard Airport: 29km Taxi fare approximately: €40 - €60 from the Airport.Distance from the City: 31.6km - Free of charge at the depot


  • Rouen, northern France.
  • Airport Rouen(15km): By car:Take "Route de Rouen“ - At the roundabout left into Rue Maryse Bastié - Left intoRoute de Paris - D95 to the left - On D95 Rue de Pitres, further on D291 - At N15 right into Route d’Elbeuf, further on D7 - Direction D144, then right into l’Avenue Gustave Picard - Left to the depot • By taxi from the airport:- 15km, about 15-75€


  • Salon de Provence, southern France.
  • Black Sheep:Free parking for your car. 30 mins by shuttle from the SNCF Aix en Provence. 45 minutes from Marseille - Provence airport.Transfers from airport €100.00 approx.


  • Strasbourg,northeastern France.
  • A non-serviced depot. Arrangements will be made for collection on booking.


  • Toulouse, southern France near the Spanish border.
  • Avis Caraway and SkyRV:Taxi info (price and travel time may depend on the traffic) Toulouse Blagnac Airport is 25 km from depot, it costs approximately 40 Euro and 30-40 minutes. Toulouse Train Station is 15 km from depot, it costs approximately 30 Euro and 25-30 minutes. Toulouse downtown hotels is 15-20 km from depot, it costs approximately 30 - 35 Euro and 25-30 minutes.


  • Tours, central France in the Loire Valley.
  • Distances From Airport, Train Stations and Downtown Hotel: Tours Train station is 15 km from depot, it costs approximately 20 Euro and 20 minutes. Tours Downtown Hotel is 15 km from depot, it costs approximately 20 Euro and 20 minutes.


  • Vichy,central France.
  • Customers to make their own way to the depot. Arrangements will be supplied on booking.The depot is on the outskirts of Vichy.


The choice of campervans and the number of places to pick up a campervan or motorhome is extensive. Many depots offer to store your car while you go off and explore. This is handy as you can load up everything you need before you go and transfer it to your motorhome when you arrive.


France is well know for it's free or cheap camping options at Aires. These are very popular and are placed at the most convenient places on the outskirts of towns and villages to allow easy access to sites, shops and activities.


The Campervan and Motorhome Suppliers that can be booked securely online at discounted rates are:


  • McRent
  • Avis Caraway
  • Black Sheep
  • VanIt
  • Pure
  • Indie
  • Big Sky

Next to each campervan or motorhome that is listed there is a review. Check out the ratings. 5 stars is the highest rating. The age of all vehicles is also listed. An older cheaper vehicle may still get a high review but be cheaper than a newer more expensive one if it has been well looked after and clean. The reviews are also based on customer service.


The campers range in size and budget. The smallest campers based in Lille,Lyon, Biarritz, Marseille, Annecy, Paris, Grenoble, Ajaccio, St-Malo, Vannes, Natntes, Angers, Bordeaux, Provence, Montpellier, Colmar, Nice, Strasbourg, Bastia, Rennes, Clermont, Vichy and Caen are sleeper cars and for those on a limited budget offer the cheapest way to tour France. They are basic but they have everything you need for a camper road trip. A simple gas cooker, a cold box and a washing up bowl means you can make meals on the go. Buying from local shops and markets that offer fresh quality ingredients gives you the chance to make gourmet meals on the go.


The next size up from the sleeper cars and low-top campers is the VW camper with a pop-top that sleeps four people. These also have cooking facilities on board and are a budget option.


For those wanting on-board shower and wc the van conversions, 4-berth c-class and 6-berth c-class and A class vehicles provide space in abundance; a fully functional kitchen and many different sleeping options. There are motorhomes with a fixed double bed. There are those suitable to groups of friends or families that have bunk beds at the rear and those 4 and 6 berths that have two or three double beds or a mixture of all three.


France is so well suited for a road trip and the many sites to see. If it is a beach holiday or a mountain bike adventure then making a camper a base offers a home from home every day and night of your stay. Order bike racks, or book a motorhome with a garage for all your adventure equipment. These are handy spaces to store extra boots, beach gear or sports equipment.


The top names in motorhome hire have depots right across France


All long established companies and we have long relationships with all of them so we can pass on very competitive rates to all of our customers and this is supported by our excellent reservation team who will help you make the right choice of campervan for your holiday in France.


Cooking in a Campervan:

The very smallest campers only have a single gas cooking ring to heat up food on. However, soupls, stews, curries, risottos, paellas or tins of beans can all be cooked on one ring with a little planning.


Larger Campers have more than one ring so most simple meals can be made in the campervan.


All campervans and motorhomes have a fridge on board. The smallest campers have a chilly bin or cool box. Larger motorhomes have a good sized fridge often with a small freezer compartment that is large enough for a packet of peas or ice cubes. When parked up and connected to the mains the fridges run off mains electricity. On the road they are powered by the on-board batteries. In some campers they are three-way and run off gas.


Most larger campervans and motorhomes have a microwavein the kitchen. This will only work off mains electricity

Taking a Shower and using the WC (toilet)in a campervan or motorhome.

The hot water for the showeris heated by gas. This will work as long as there is gas and water in the tanks.


The toilet is a cassette toilet. Empty this regularly. The cassette is filled with a blue liquid that breaks down all solids. There are dump stations on all campsites and in some public areas where campervans and motorhomes park up. Hose out the cassette after emptying and replace the blue tablet. This will ensure that everything is kept hygienic. The cassette is accessed from outside the campervan.


Can I drive a campervan?

Driving a campervan or motorhome is much like driving a big van. As long as you are aware of the extra height and length and take the corners slower than you would in a car, you will be fine. There are large mirrors so that you can see the sides of the vehicle. Remember if you are driving a motorhome with a "luton", where the bed is situated above the driver's cab. This is where inexperienced drivers damage as they forget its presence and go to close to hedges and walls.


When reversing it is a good idea to get another person to guide you back.

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