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North, South, East or West – which way should you travel in your luxury motorhome?

Should you stay inland or head to the coast? Should you go over the border into surrounding countries and see what they have to offer too? With so many options to choose from, it’s difficult to know which way to turn – literally! Left or right?

At Oulala we’ve taken away the stress and worry about planning the best route for your motorhome adventure and personally researched some incredible options. Choose the route that best suits your personal preference and read about all the wonderful things you’ll discover on your travels…

Here are our top 6 pre-planned routes to enable you to sit back, relax, pre-programme the sat nav and hit the road with a well thought out series of exceptional destinations ahead.

Le Puy de Dôme, Auvergne. Photo: Vincent Guth, Flickr

Route 1 – The Peaks and Volcanoes Route

Enjoy all the highs and lows that the beautiful French landscape has to offer. Your journey will take you through Meymac, Lanobre, La Bourboule, Mont Dore, Lac Chambon, St Nectaire, Puy De Dome, Vulcania, Aubusson, Vassiuiere, Ouradour and Treiganc.

Nestled within sleeping volcanoes these many exquisite French towns and villages are steeped in history and full of amazing architecture. Take in the breathtaking views and learn about French heritage and culture.

Phare de Chassiron, Île d’Oléron. Photo: Wikimedia, François de Dijon

Route 2 – The Lighthouse West Route

Head towards the Atlantic coast and spoil yourself with plenty of picturesque villages along the way. This route enables you to learn about World War II, Cognac Brandy, the City of Horses, French Cuisine, Maritime towns and more. Take in the beautiful French fishing villages along the coast and be amazed and the scenery on the way.

Explore Arnac, Pompadour, Hautefort, Brantome / Villard, Angouleme, Cognac Royan, Ile d’oleron, Rochefort, Marennes, La Rochelle, Ile de Ré, La Rochefoucault and Ouradour along this well planned route out to the Atlantic coast.

Château de Commarque, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, Dordogne. Photo: Jean-Jacques Boujot, Flickr

Route 3 – The Bordeaux Route

If wine is your thing – then this Route de Bordelais route is for you! Discover the famous wine region of Bordeaux and see for yourself the many vineyards, castles, markets, cathedrals, museums, shops, cafes, restaurants and night life this route has in store…

Soak up Les Eyzies, Le Bugue, Bergerac, St Emilion, Blaye, Bordeaux, Pauillac, Vignobles, Lacanau, Arcachon, Pyla, Pèrigueux, Arnac Pompadour and Le Lonzac and get a taste for all that this part of France has to offer.

As well as vineyards and history, this route enables you to enjoy the coast and France’s world-famous Grande Dune de Pilat – the highest sand dune in Europe. This is something created by Mother Nature that needs to be seen to be believed.

(Padirac Cave) Gouffre de Padirac. Photo: Flickr, Zenithe

Route 4 – The Earth & its Treasures Route

You will be spoiled on this route with breathtaking scenery and quintessentially French villages that will amaze you with their beauty and with their precarious clifftop locations! Enjoy the views from your luxury motorhome and then stop to explore at your leisure.

With lots of towns and villages to feast your eyes on, the ‘Earth & its Treasures’ route includes spectacular places such as Collonges-la-Rouge, Bretenoux, Gouffre de Padirac, Rocamadour, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Villefranche de Rouergue, Lac de Parelou, Millau, Roquefort, Mont Aigoual, Severac Le Château, Canyon of Bozoul, Conques, Salers and Pay de Mauriac.

Gouffre de Padirac is home to a labyrinth of natural underground caverns 103 meters below ground. You can explore these caverns on foot and by boat, which travels along the small underground river. A must-see tourist attraction if you choose this route!

Château of Chambord. Photo: Angelo Brathot, Flickr

Route 5 – The Loire Valley Route

This route exposes you to French Châteaux heaven – a journey that is more like a fairy tale than a holiday! Your motorhome will take you back in history on this route with an abundance of castles and chateaus to explore and plenty of French history to learn about.

Enjoy the wonders that Château Chambord, Château de Chaumont, Chateau de Chenonceau and Château of Usse have to offer.

Manicured gardens, turreted roofs, medieval fortresses and history around every corner – you certainly won’t get bored on this route!

Amphitheatre of Nîmes. Photo: Pxfuel

Route 6 – The Route des Cannes & Gorges

If you want to make the most of your motorhome holiday and explore for 2 weeks, then this is an ideal route. The beauty of the French Rivera awaits….

Cannes – famous for its film festival, Nîmes – which is drenched in history, Castallane – situated at 2375 feet above sea level and the beautiful Moustiers Sainte Marie and Les Salles-sur-Verdon will not disappoint!

A great route for water sports enthusiast and those looking for a bit more fun and adventure!

*About Oulala motorhome rentals

At Oulala France Motorhome Rentals our luxury motorhomes make every part of your adventure enjoyable… Our beautifully cleaned and maintained vehicles, all purchased as new in 2020, ensure you have a safe and relaxing journey, from start to finish.

British owned and operated, from Le Lonzac in the heart of France, you can guarantee exceptional customer service with Oulala. Your motorhome can be available to collect from our head office in Le Lonzac or we can meet and greet you for an airport handover if you prefer.

With an Oulala motorhome rental almost everything is included in your rental price. There won’t be any nasty surprises or hidden costs – we believe in preparing your motorhome exactly as you’d wish to find it with fresh bed linen, crockery, cutlery, child seats, sat nav, outdoor furniture, a BBQ and even walkie-talkies… Our inclusive pricing structure helps you to plan your holiday, knowing exactly what to budget for. Read more on our services here.

If you’d like to upgrade and include some luxury or sporting items, then we can provide a range of food, wine and champagne hampers, power kites, paddleboards, mountain bikes, kayaks, electric scooters and more. Whether you want to enjoy peace, quiet and tranquillity on your travels or opt for the more adventurous adrenaline-fueled trip – we can help you plan the perfect motorhome holiday.

The website is packed with useful information such as pre-planned routes to suit every type of holiday-goer or information on villages, towns and cities in and surrounding France to enable you to plot your own map, enjoying the freedom of the open road.

Book online today to secure your motorhome holiday with Oualala France Motorhome Rentals!

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