How and where to rent a motorhome in the La Rochelle area?

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

As well as choosing 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 La Rochelle 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 La Rochelle and the surrounding area.

Rent a motorhome around La Rochelle

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 La Rochelle 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 La Rochelle 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 or around La Rochelle?

How does it work?

  • Start by selecting La Rochelle and the surrounding area as the geographical zone where you wish to collect the vehicle (for example Royan, La Roche-sur-Yon, Rochefort, Saintes…).
  • 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 La Rochelle

How much does it cost to rent a motorhome or van in the La Rochelle 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 La Rochelle area, the average daily price is around 70 euros. Of course, if you plan ahead, you’ll have more choice!

Where to travel by motorhome from La Rochelle?

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To travel from La Rochelle 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 the way you go on a road-trip for several months. There are so many different ways to travel by motorhome or van from La Rochelle, that you’ll need several years of vacation!

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

  • Austria (Graz, Vienna, Salzburg)
  • Germany (Stuttgart, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg)
  • Spain (Madrid, Barcelona, Seville)
  • Portugal (Porto, Lisbon, Sintra)
  • France (Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Toulouse)

Itinerary from La Rochelle

Here’s an itinerary idea for your motorhome trip from the La Rochelle region to Germany, via Austria:

3 weeks: La Rochelle, Stuttgart, Munich, Salzburg, Graz, Vienna, Prague, Leipzig, Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen

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