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Roadtrip #5 (France Part 1) – Overview

Roadtrip #5

(Taste of France – Part 1)

Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what we (Catherine, Richard, Lottie & Libby) have done since September 2015.

A normal family just on an extra-ordinary adventure, so here’s the start of a new adventure into France to embrace all things French for a month!

Long story short

How did it all start….

We’re just a normal family of 4 (& a dog) but when kayaking the Dordogne in July 2015, a switch just flipped! Life’s too short, we needed to ‘live’ not ‘exist’ So we’ve taken up a ‘once in a lifetime’ family opportunity!

So here’s the first steps onto a roadtrip adventure that’s now over 700+ days old and includes visits to over 30+ European Countries….

INTERACTIVE ROUTEMAP (WESTERN EUROPE)

Route Overview

Miles Covered

Hours Driven

Days On Road

Cost Per Day (4 people)

Could you do it with your family?

Picture this. All your belongings safely stowed in the back of your motorhome. Imagine you sitting in the drivers seat, with the kids in the back, ready and raring to go for yet another family adventure in your trusty motorhome. The chance to discover amazing people, places, food and adventures across Europe. All for under £48/day (average in 2017) or £17,000/year.

Use our experiences to Help You

Hopefully you’ll find plenty to inspire and help you on your journey, but please shout if we can ever be of help… just drop us a line and we’ll get back as soon as we can get wifi signal!!!

We hope you enjoy these Route Specific Blog Posts below  but if you have a Question, we'd be happy to help you 

A Family Kayaking Adventure on the Dordogne

As we said in the last kayaking blog, we started this family adventure around Europewanting to finish every opportunity - not leave things half done! o we headed back to the 'Périgord Noir' to complete our last remaining section with Canoes...

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Exploring the Dordogne from La Roque Gageac

he Dordogne is a classic French beauty that is hard to match... in fact it's easier to see why the Lonely Planet recently voted it the 4th best destination across Europe. With impressively steep gorges, gorgeous cliff top towns and an...

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Futuroscope – Expecting the Unexpected!

After enjoying the rugged landscapes of the Dordogne, basking on the beautiful beaches of the Charente-Maritime and taking in the spectacular scenery and historic buildings of the Loire Valley, We've decided there really is something for everyone to enjoy...

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Motorhoming in France | Finding 5* Creuse Appeal…

Altogether a different proposition to the better known Loire & Dordogne valleys, the Creuse still holds more than its share of amazing vistas and opportunities for family fun… Plus it's brilliantly easy to find easy to find, cheap aires beside the riverbanks for...

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Grabbing a family bike adventure across Ile de Re

For those that love a decent bike ride, then you've picked the right place if you come to Ile de Re in France...Granted it's got no hills to race down like Flam, or the stunning hill top scenery of Bahira... but what it lacks there, it more than makes up for...

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Ile de Re – a Sun Drenched Paradise in France

For those that follow our blog closely, you'll know just how much LifeinourVan love a decent coastline.... Ile de Re's chic Parisian style matches the white houses, colourful shutters and miles of glorious beaches... In fact it's that good we decided it made our '5...

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Quest to explore ‘Chateau de Beynac’

Following an adventurous last few days, its been great to get back to exploring new places.... making our visit to Chateau de Beynac  so much fun with our 'Quest to find the Missing Treasure'.... using a simple treasure hunt to make 'learning history fun'.......

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Exploring the magnificent River Dordogne Valley

The Dordogne is a classic French beauty that is hard to match... in fact it's easier to see why the Lonely Planet recently voted it the 4th best destination across Europe. ith impressively steep gorges, gorgeous cliff top towns and an...

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Sense of deja vu kayaking down the Dordogne

t's been almost a year to the day since we were enjoying a chance to kayak the wonderful River Dordogne in the south of France. Deciding to make a decision that would change our families lives forever... So it proved to be a thought provoking day...

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Motorhoming in France | High Ropes Adrenaline in Arcachon

Arcachon really is proving the perfect place for some outdoor adventures, perhaps rivalling that of Voss or Eidfjord… family favourites from our recent visit to Scandinavia that offered more than their fair share of adrenaline opportunities…Check out why we loved it...

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About The Author

Richard

Ever wanted to pack your bags, just jump in a motorhome and go off and explore Europe as a family? Well, that’s exactly what my family has done since September 2015. Visiting 35 European countries, travelling over 54,000 miles and grabbing over 450 family experiences on the way… enjoying Bobsleigh in Norway, Climbing into Mt Etna in Sicily or Kayaking the River Dordogne.

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