From Normandy in the north to the Cote d'Azur in the south, France is and always will be a popular holiday destination and has something to offer everyone. Gastronomic delights, fine wine, great beaches, wonderful scenery, skiing and great shopping. It's no wonder that France is the most visited country in the world.
If you are looking to holiday in France, there are many different kinds of holidays to choose from including self catering breaks, package holidays, skiing trips, city breaks or gite rentals in the country. But there is another kind of holiday that is becoming more and more popular that allows the holidaymaker more freedom, flexibility and choice.
Motorhome rentals enable you to visit the many different regions of France as opposed to being restricted to just one area or region when choosing a package holiday or private holiday rental.
Most modern motorhomes come fully equipped with full cooking facilities, cutlery, showers, heating, double glazing, cd players, and other mod cons to make your trip as comfortable and as pleasurable as possible. Many of the larger motorhomes will sleep around six or more people, meaning that a larger family or two smaller families can be accommodated adequately.
The best time of year to visit France is in spring or the start of summer in early May. Most French people take their holidays during May and August so if you do travel to France during this period you may find the beaches and ski slopes a little busier during these months.
The French drive on the right hand side so remember to give way to the left at roundabouts. It is also advisable that when reversing, you have someone on the ground if possible to help, as the visibility on a motorhome is not as good as your average car.
Ok, so you have decided that a motorhome holiday is right for you and you can't wait to get started but where are you going and what can you see there? Fortunately you will not be left wanting when finding things to do and places to see when visiting France. There are many different regions in France, 21 to be precise, and each and every one has something special to offer.
Normandy with it's rolling hills, 360 miles of dramatic coastline and bustling market towns lies at the south of the English channel and is a popular tourist destination. It has a population of around 3.45 million and equates to around 5% of France's total population. The largest land invasion took place on the beaches of Normandy on the 6th June 1944 at the end of the second world war and this is evident in the number of museums, bunkers, cemeteries and monuments that mark the historic event.
You can also visit Rouen which is the capital of Normandy and like most of France it is teeped in history. You will find the Notre Dame de Rouen cathedral which was immortalized by the French impressionist Claude Monet. Rouen is also a lively city and you can find many bars, cafes and restaurants to relax in.
If you are looking for somewhere different to visit, why not try the French Riviera and the Cote d`azur? With it's Mediterranean climate and over 300 days of sunshine a year including a mostly mild winter, it can be a great place to visit via motorhome. Some of the major towns along its 70 mile coast include chic Cannes, St Tropez and Monaco.
We also have Brittany to the north east of the country which is a very popular holiday destination and has miles of wonderful sandy beaches. Brittany has around 3,500km of coastline which makes it the perfect place to participate in a wide range of water sports including wind surfing, canoeing, surfing and kayaking.
So there you have it. Buckle up and hit the open road. There are 21 exciting and very different French regions just waiting to be explored. And what better way than in a motorhome.
Robert Griggs is an SEO and article writer who writes for Caravan Europa who are a alquiler de autocaravanas rentals agent based in Spain. They are an agent for a number of reliable motorhome rental companies throughout Europe including Spain, Germany, France and Holland. For further information please visit the Caravan Europa website.