How and where to rent a motorhome in the Angers area?

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Are you planning to visit France or Europe in a motorhome? Did you know that it’s possible to rent a motorhome in the Angers area? We’ll tell you how!

Why not take to the roads of France and Europe in a motorhome, converted van or camper van? A real home on wheels, the motorhome is back in vogue, giving you considerable freedom of movement when you want to travel. However, setting off on a tour of France or Europe in a motorhome from the Angers region requires a great deal of organization!

As well as selecting your itinerary and locating parking areas or parking lots where you can park your vehicle, it’s also a good idea to find out where and how to rent a camper van, van or motorhome in the Angers area. There are many sites offering rentals for several days, or even several months, and for all budgets, sometimes with just a few clicks on the Internet!

Wondering how to go about it? Don’t panic, we’ll tell you how to rent a motorhome in Angers and the surrounding area.

Rent a motorhome around Angers

How to choose a motorhome or van?

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The first step to a successful holiday is to rent a vehicle suited to your trip! And the good news is that with just a « B » driving license, you can rent any type of recreational vehicle, as long as it has a GVW of less than 3.5 T.

From integral to van, here are four types of motorhome that you can hire in the Angers area and drive with a B licence in your pocket:

The nasturtium

  • Freeway: Category 3
  • Ideal for families
  • Sleeps up to 6
  • Water and gas supply + heating + refrigerator + sanitary facilities and shower

The profile

  • Freeway: Category 2
  • Versatile
  • For 2 to 4 people, sometimes 6
  • Water and gas supply + heating + refrigerator + sanitary facilities and shower

Integral

  • Freeway: Category 2
  • Interior volume & comfort
  • Ideal for a couple
  • Water and gas supply + heating + refrigerator + sanitary facilities and shower

Fitted vans and panel vans

  • Freeway: Category 1
  • Ideal for one person or a couple
  • Little space, but well optimized
  • Small kitchen area, sometimes refrigerator + sanitary facilities and shower

→ Good to know: If you’ve decided to think bigger and want to rent a motorhome with a maximum weight of over 3.5 tons, then you’ll need to have a HGV license in your possession! In addition to a different license, it’s important to take into account freeway charges when budgeting for a heavy-duty motorhome: vehicles over 3.5 tons belong to category 3, just like a bus or a two-axle truck.

In fact, three-axle motorhomes are even considered Class 4!

Where can I find a motorhome rental in Angers and the surrounding area?

Before starting your vacation itinerary, it’s a good idea to make an online reservation via an online campervan and motorhome rental platform.

There are now many such sites on the road-trip and wild camping market, and they enable you to take advantage of a vehicle at lower cost, like Yescapa for example. Would you like to rent a motorhome or converted van in Angers or the surrounding area?

How does it work?

  • Start by selecting Angers and its surroundings as the geographical area where you wish to collect the vehicle (for example Chalon-sur-Saône, Monceau-les-Mines, Bourg-en-Bresse…).
  • Make sure you choose unlimited mileage, check the number of beds available, whether it is possible to travel abroad, etc.: you can filter the results by selecting several search criteria.
  • Make an online rental request and share your travel information (dates, rental options, mileage, etc.) with the owner.
  • If your request is accepted, after payment you will have access to the owner’s contact details to set up a first meeting.
  • On the day of departure, present your driver’s license and pay the deposit.
  • An inventory offixtures is drawn up and a rental contract is signed by both parties. On your return, after an unforgettable trip, sign the return inventory of fixtures, and that’s it!

Rent a motorhome around Angers

How much does it cost to rent a motorhome or van in the Angers area?

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It’s no secret that renting a motorhome or van is always more affordable when it’s done privately. Prices vary according to a number of criteria, such as the number of beds, the model of motorhome or van, the equipment available, the type of motorhome and whether pets are allowed.

In the Angers area, the average daily price is around 74 euros. Of course, if you plan ahead, you’ll have more choice!

Where to travel by motorhome from Angers?

Pointe du Raz, Bretagne

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To travel from Angers in a motorhome, van or camper van, you’ll need to select your stops and forget about the idea of being able to see everything in one go.

Your itinerary will logically depend on your vacation dates: you don’t go on a motorhome trip for a week like you do on a road-trip for several months. There are so many different ways to travel by motorhome or van from Angers, that it will take several years of vacation!

One week

Where to go for a week’s motorhome holiday from Angers? We’ve found the perfect destination: South Brittany!

  • Start by visiting Nantes, ranked as one of Europe’s most pleasant cities. Stop off at the Guérande salt marshes and visit the bay of Le Pouliguen.
  • Enter Morbihan and visit Pénestin, Vannes, Quiberon Bay and the megalithic alignments of Carnac.
  • To the west, Lorient, Quimperlé, Concarneau and Quimper form a string of unmissable Breton towns. The south coast of Finistère is within easy reach: Quimper, Penmarch, Douarnenez. In fine weather, the Crozon peninsula takes on the air of a Mediterranean coastline.
  • As a final stopover, a visit to Brest is a must.

One month

For a one-month motorhome itinerary from Angers, head for the Atlantic coast. After Nantes, the medieval town of Pornic and the Vendée coast unveil their charms. The Vendée coastline offers 250 kilometers of protected coastline, from Noirmoutier-en-l’Île to Sables-d’Olonne.

  • La Rochelle and Ile de Ré are your first stops in Charente-Maritime.
  • Follow the wild Atlantic coast southwards: the oyster beds around Oléron Island, the Bordeaux vineyards (Médoc, Bourg, Pomerol), Arcachon and the Dune du Pilat, the Landes coast and the Basque country.
  • Enter Spain towards Valladolid, Salamanca.
  • Head for Extremadura and the Via de la Plata with Plasencia, Cáceres and Mérida.
  • To round off this journey, visit Seville.

Here are some of the nearby countries you can visit if you rent a motorhome or van in Angers and the surrounding area:

  • Austria (Graz, Vienna, Salzburg)
  • Germany (Stuttgart, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg)
  • France (Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Toulouse)
  • Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague)
  • Italy (Venice, Rome, Milan, Florence)
  • Switzerland (Lausanne, Geneva, Bern)