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

Cathédrale Saint-Étienne, Bourges

Are you planning to visit France or Europe in a motorhome? Did you know that it’s possible to rent a motorhome in the Bourges 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 Bourges 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, you also need to find out where and how to rent a motorhome, van or camper van in the Bourges 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 Bourges and the surrounding area.

Rent a motorhome around Bourges

How to choose a motorhome or van?

louer camping-car Bourges

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 rent in the Bourges 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 Bourges 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 Bourges or the surrounding area?

How does it work?

  • Start by selecting Bourges 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, you sign the return inventory and that’s it!

Rent a motorhome around Bourges

How much does it cost to rent a motorhome or van in the Bourges 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.

To rent a motorhome in the Bourges area, the average daily price is around 73 euros. Of course, if you plan ahead, you’ll have more choice!

Where to travel by motorhome from Bourges?

Visiter à Bourges : Les marais de Bourges

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Over 1 week

A week-long motorhome trip from Bourges puts you in a central position. Start, for example, in Orléans and the Châteaux of the Loire as far as Tours. Drive up the famous N7 to Montargis or Nemours, visit the Château de Guédelon at Treigny-Perreuse-Sainte-Colombe, get lost in the Morvan nature park, then discover the Burgundy wine route between Beaune and Dijon. Prefer the south? Head for the Parc Naturel des Volcans d’Auvergne, with Clermont-Ferrand, Mont-Dore, Saint-Flour, Salers, Saint-Nectaire and the Garabit Viaduct. From here, continue south to the Aubrac and Cévennes mountains, to smell the first perfumes of the Midi, or east to Lyon and the Pilat mountains.

Over 1 month

In one month from Bourges, you can set course for the south of France, the two Savoys or the Aquitaine coast. Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon, Lac d’Aiguebelette, Chambéry, Lac du Bourget, Annecy and its namesake lake, the Bauges massif, the Aravis mountain range and the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc valley. Alternatively, Savoie with the Vanoise National Park. Enter Italy via the Fréjus tunnel to visit Turin, Milan, the great lakes (Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda, Lake Como), Verona and Venice. The gateway to the Balkans opens at Trieste with Ljubljana, Istria(Croatia), the Pula peninsula, the Croatian coast from Rijeka to Split, Sarajevo and Mostar (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Podgorica and the Bay of Kotor(Montenegro). For a less ambitious itinerary from Bourges, explore the Jura, Doubs, Alsace or Vosges mountains to the east.