Month: January 2019

Motorhome itineraries: our 3 favorite destinations in France

France has 1000 itinerary ideas for motorhomes. We have collected 3 travel ideas, among our favorite destinations. Short courses, for a great pleasure of discovery.

The Bay “de” Somme

What do we like about the Somme Bay? Nature, of course, first and foremost. From the Pointe du Hourdel in the south, you can observe the seals (using binoculars) swimming or better still: lazing on the sandbanks. The northern part of the Baie de Somme, on the other hand, is the bird territory, in Merquenterre Park.

As for tourism, we take advantage of our visit to the Bay of the Somme to see Cayeux-Sur-Mer (and its beach), Saint-Valéry-Sur-Somme (its heritage and its view of the bay), or Le Crotoy (and its fishing port). It is also around Le Crotoy and Saint-Valéry that you will find areas to stop off if you do not choose one of the campsites in the area. See the selection of campsites in Baie de Somme from our partner

The Landes on the north side

From the department of Landes, we choose the northern slope. From Mimizan to Biscarrosse, and even to Sanguinet, there is no shortage of wonders. Lake Biscarrosse (a real inland sea, 35 km2) and the pond of Cazaux and Sanguinet offer beautiful places to rest, rest, swim and sail. In Biscarrosse, you can visit the Seaplane Museum and the fortified church of Saint-Martin and stop at one of the three reception areas of the town (but not elsewhere, as the mayor has told us orally).

On the ocean side, the beach is long, wild and always sublime. In Mimizan, we also turn to the lakes: Bourg-Vieux or Aureilhan, connected to the ocean by the “Mimizan current.” A superb walk. Last suggestion: use the cycle paths through the pine forests. The Landes is a real cycling paradise. It would be unfortunate not to take advantage of it.

The Pink Granite coast (Perros-Guirec, Trégastel, etc.)

It is a walk along the Customs path, between Perros-Guirec and Ploumanach. A simple walk along the sea, but what light, and what colors! There are of course these pink rocks with round shapes.

But there is also this sky and this sea which seem to be reversed, so particular are the combined effects of the sun and the sea here. When you come by motorhome, you can easily stay in Trégastel and Trébeurden, but you can also find a good number of car parks (accessible according to the season). After the walk along the coast, there is no shortage of sights in the region.