CAMCs French Touring Guide

Wednesday, 31, Jan 2018 11:11

By William Coleman

As much as there is to do in the glorious shores of the UK there is still a lot of fun to be had just cross the pond in sunny old France. Now The Caravan and Motorhome Show are expanding their holiday experiences to several places throughout France. If you want to take a stroll around the streets of Paris or tour around the Loire Valley. The Club are ensuring that will ne something to suit everyone's tastes.

Travel independently to France with your caravan, motorhome or campervan and meet with fellow Francophiles to discover some of France's best known sites as well as going off the beaten track with a knowledgeable guide.

Here are four of the Club's most popular French tours for 2018:

Paris City Break

A firm favourite with old romantics, Paris is one of the world's best loved cities. The city provides the hustle and bustle of any capital city but also the option of some down time with a river cruise along the Seine. The 5-night escorted tour with the Caravan and Motorhome Club includes a visit to the Palace of Versailles, hop on-hop off bus tour around Paris' major landmarks, as well as time to explore the most famous street in Paris, the Champs-Elysees. The tour will be based at Camping Indigo Paris which is situated alongside the River Seine and is only a 20 minute drive to the Eiffel Tower. This campsite has great facilities that will keep everyone entertained with a games room, play area, restaurant, takeaway and bike hire available on site.

From £689 based on two people and a caravan or motorhome travelling 19 May 2018

Picturesque Provence

Located in the heart of south-eastern France, visitors always fall in love with Provence. Famed for its historic sites and seas of lavender fields, the region is popular in summer with its hot temperatures and location on the Mediterranean Sea. The 15-night escorted tour with the Club includes a visit to Valsaintes Abbey, Pont d'Arc Cave and Gorges du Verdon. This tour provides the best of both worlds with the chance to stay at two of the best campsites on the network. The first eight nights are spent at Camping l'Hippocampe with over 28 acres of land. This site is set alongside the River Durance and is within walking distance from Volonne, a beautiful village nearby. The additional seven nights are spent at Camping Les Ranchisses, which boasts a mix of sports facilities like mini golf and tennis courts, a restaurant serving local cuisine, spa and extensive swimming pools.

From £1,425 based on two people and a caravan or motorhome travelling 21 June 2018

Châteaux of the Loire

In the heart of central France, the Loire Valley offers a combination of stunning scenery and a region steeped in history. The area is renowned for its array of vineyards, orchards and Châteaux bordering the banks of the Loire River. The 11-night tour with the Caravan and Motorhome Club is a great opportunity to explore the 'Garden of France' with its wine tasting activities and picturesque old towns. This tour includes an 11 night camping stay at Les Saules which is great for those who like active adventure, as it has a fitness trail and nature trail on site. Popular with nature lovers, over 50 species of birds have been seen from the site.

From £985 based on two people and a caravan or motorhome travelling 6 June 2018

Lot, Corrèze and Dordogne

Now in its second year, this tour is back by popular demand. The landscapes of Lot, Corrèze and Dordogne are just waiting to be explored. This scenic French area is best known for their tasteful wines, delightful cuisine and medieval history. This 12-night escorted tour includes a visit to the underground lakes and rock formations of the Gouffre de Padirac and a stop at the famous market of Sarlat where visitors can try local delicacies. This tour will stay at Domaine de la Paille Basse which is located in a beautifully restored medieval village. As a rural and secluded site, it is idyllic for those wanting to switch off at the end of a busy day exploring.

From £1,079 based on two people and caravan or motorhome travelling 8 May 2018

So for anyone who wants to take a tour of France be sure to check out what The Caravan and Motorhome Club has to offer. If we have a great summer across Europe, like we did last year, then a guided tour seems like an amazing idea to me.

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