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

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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 Caen 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 Caen 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 Caen 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 Caen and the surrounding area.

Rent a motorhome around Caen

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 rent in the Caen region 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 + 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 Caen 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.

These sites are now numerous on the road-trip and wild camping market, and they allow you to enjoy a vehicle at a lower cost, like Yescapa for example. Would you like to rent a motorhome or converted van in Caen or the surrounding area?

How does it work?

  • Start by selecting Caen 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 Caen

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

Portbail, Normandie

Photo credit: Shutterstock – Olivier de Caen

Over 1 week

In one week, visit the beaches of Calvados and La Manche with Honfleur, Deauville, Cabourg, the D-Day landing beaches (Omaha Beach, Gold, Sword and Juno Beach) and the Cotentin region: Utah Beach, Baie des Veys and Parc Naturel des Marais du Cotentin, Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Tatihou Island, Côte des Isles (Barneville-Carteret), Côte des havres (Portbail, Agon-Coutainville, Regnéville-sur-Mer, Geffosses, Blainville-sur-Mer, Hauteville-sur-Mer, Gouville-sur-Mer). Along the west coast of the Cotentin, don’t miss the seaside towns of Lingreville, Carolles and Jullouville. In the south of the Channel, stop off at Granville and visit Mont-Saint-Michel.

Over 1 month

Over the course of a month, discover the Chausey Islands archipelago, then set off to explore Brittany with Saint-Malo, Rennes, the Pink Granite Coast, the Emerald Coast, Perros-Guirec and Ploumanac’h, Trégastel, the Breton coast as far as Brest, the Crozon peninsula, Quimper, Lorient, the Bay of Quiberon as far as Vannes. If you still have time, explore the Pays de la Loire with Guérande, La Baule, Pornichet and Nantes. You can either head up the Unesco-protected Val de Loire to visit the Châteaux de la Loire (Chambord, Cheverny, Chenonceau), or continue south to Noirmoutier, , La Rochelle, Oleron, Bordeaux and the beaches of the Landes coast. On the way back, visit the Périgord, Limoges, the Parc Regional de la Brenne, Blois, Orléans, Paris and the Vexin français nature park.