Motorhome hook up in france

motorhome hook up in france

Are motorhomers welcome in France?

Even better, the French LOVE motorhomers and campervanners. They are not only welcomed, they are provided for, with copious motorhome parking spots and approved overnight stopovers called Aires (more on that shortly!) France is often the gateway to Europe for anyone in the UK with a Motorhome.

What is wild camping in France for motorhomes?

What is Wild camping in France for motorhomes? Motorhome wild camping is free camping overnight in a location which is not a designated campsite or approved parking area like a French aire. It means youre staying ‘off-grid and dont have facilities such as electric hook-up or a toilet block.

Where can I Park my motorhome in France?

The first are approved Motorhome parking places, which are called Aires in France. Aires are approved overnight motorhome parking places, often provided and maintained by the local commune. They are designed for motorhomes or campervans (not caravans sadly). You cant book an aire in advance, and they all have different services available.

What is the cheapest way to get a motorhome to France?

The “Chunne”l is fast, effective and probably the cheapest way to get a motorhome or caravan to France, even in school holidays. There are very few downsides, but the biggest is the delays in summer. Sometimes the queues can be HOURS long- and that was before BREXIT.

Why visit France with a motorhome?

France is often the gateway to Europe for anyone in the UK with a Motorhome. All too often we rush through as quickly as possible, keen to drive to other locations, like Spain or Italy. But I urge you to take some time to explore. France has some incredible destinations for camper holidays- see below for great itinerary ideas.

What do I need to take in my motorhome for France?

Heres a list of all the paperwork and things you need to carry in your motorhome before you leave for France: Insurance for vehicle (ORIGINAL document- not a photocopy) V5C logbook (or paperwork confirming you are allowed to take the vehicle to France- original document)

Where can I Park my motorhome in France?

The first are approved Motorhome parking places, which are called Aires in France. Aires are approved overnight motorhome parking places, often provided and maintained by the local commune. They are designed for motorhomes or campervans (not caravans sadly). You cant book an aire in advance, and they all have different services available.

Which country is best for motorhome living in Europe?

We travelled for 12-months full time through Europe by motorhome and have to say that France was the country most well equipped for motorhome, campervan and RV life. We also lived in France for 9 months and experienced French village life in the Dordogne.

Service point at an overnight stopover point in Gron, France. Free campervans stops in France. These areas are usually slightly larger and have dedicated overnight parking areas for vehicles. How do the Aires de Service operate? Aires are available on a “first in first served” basis.

Are motorhomers welcome in France?

Is it easy to drive a motorhome in France?

A motorhome trip in France is a lot easier than in the UK. It’s generally less busy and there are a lot more motorhomes on the roads, which means that people are used to them and more accepting. The rules and regulations are broadly the same as when you’re driving a car.

How much does it cost to go camping in France?

They differ in price (from free to 20 Euros per night) and facilities vary too – from what is essentially just a car park, to a site with showers, loos, electricity, boules pistes, swimming pools, bread vans and more. The general rule is that you can stay for a max of 48 hours. Municipal campsites – these are not privately owned.

What do I need to take in my motorhome for France?

Heres a list of all the paperwork and things you need to carry in your motorhome before you leave for France: Insurance for vehicle (ORIGINAL document- not a photocopy) V5C logbook (or paperwork confirming you are allowed to take the vehicle to France- original document)

How do I take my motorhome to Europe?

Get a green card Motorhome logbook (the REAL one- not a copy) If the vehicle is company-owned, hired or leased, you need a letter from the company stating their permission for the vehicle to go to Europe. MOT (date of) Driving licence- yes, your UK driving licence is legal in Europe but you might need an International Driving Permit.

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