How and where to rent a motorhome in the Angoulême region?

Are you planning to tour France or Europe in a motorhome? Did you know that it’s possible to rent a motorhome in the Angoulême region? 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 Angoulême region requires a great deal of organization!

As well as selecting your itinerary and finding 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 motorhome, van or camper van in the Angoulême area. There are many sites offering rentals for several days or even several months, for all budgets, and 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 Angoulême and the surrounding area.

Rent a motorhome around Angoulême

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 its GVW is less than 3.5 T.

From integral to van, here are four types of motorhome that you can rent in the Angoulême region and drive with a B license 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 + fridge + sanitary facilities and shower

Integral

  • Freeway: Category 2
  • Interior volume & comfort
  • Ideal for a couple
  • Water and gas supply + heating + fridge + 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 Angoulême and the surrounding area?

Before starting your vacation itinerary, it’s a good idea to make an online reservation via an online motorhome and converted van 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 Angoulême or the surrounding area?

How does it work?

  • Start by selecting Angoulême and the surrounding area as the geographical zone 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 berths 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 Angoulême

How much does it cost to rent a motorhome or van in the Angoulême region?

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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 Angoulême area, the average daily price is around 71 euros. Of course, if you plan ahead, you’ll have more choice!

Where to travel by motorhome from Angoulême?

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What route(s) should I take when I decide to rent a motorhome in Angoulême?

Over 1 week

Start your itinerary with Cognac and Saintes, two must-see towns in Charente and Charente-Maritime. From Saintes, the Ile d’Oléron, Royan and the wild coast are a must.

Continue with Marennes, the historic village of Brouage, La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré, the Marais Poitevin nature park, Poitiers, the Oradour-sur-Glane Remembrance Center, Limoges, the Périgord-Limousin regional nature park (Rochechouart, Nontron, Périgueux, Montignac (the Lascaux cave), Sarlat-la-Canéda, La Roque-Gageac, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Domme, Bergerac.

Over 1 month

On a one-month motorhome itinerary from Angoulême, we take you through the whole of southern France. On the program: Ile de Ré, Ile d’Aix and Ile d’Oléron, Royan, Bordeaux and its namesake vineyards, Grave lighthouse (Le Verdon-sur-Mer), Soulac-sur-Mer, Lacanau, Lège-Cap-Ferret, Arcachon and the Dune du Pilat, Biscarrosse, Mimizan, Hossegor, Dax, Mont-de-Marsan, Auch, Toulouse.

After visiting the pink city, head for Castelnaudary along the Canal du Midi. Then take the road to Carcassonne, Narbonne, Béziers, Agde and Marseillan. Take in the oyster beds of the Etang de Thau (Mèze, Bouzigues, Sète, Marseillan). Stroll through the mid-range mountains of the Haut-Languedoc (Olargues, Lacaune, La Salvetat-sur-Agout, Avène, etc.) then take a relaxing break at Lac du Salagou. Continue on to the Larzac plateau, Millau and the viaduct, La Canourgue, the Tarn gorges, Florac, Alès and Anduze, Uzès, Nîmes, Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer.

Discover the Camargue and Provence with the Alpilles (Les Baux-de-Provence), Cavaillon, Avignon, Gordes, Roussillon, Rustrel, Apt, Bonnieux, Lourmarin, Aix-en-Provence.

From the Provencal capital, head for Marseille’s Calanques and the Var coast, with its succession of beaches (Cap Bénat, Le Lavandou, Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer, Cavalaire-sur-Mer, Ramatuelle, Port-Grimaud, Saint-Tropez, Saint-Raphaël). If you still have time, continue on to Italy via the Côte d’Azur, or take in the Provencal hinterland with the Gorges du Verdon, Manosque, Valensole, Forcalquier, Dignes-les-Bains and Castellane.

Now you know how and where to rent a motorhome in Angoulême!