Roadtrip #6 (France Part 2) – Overview
(Taste of France – Part 2)
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 a new challenge for the 6th route…. a circumnavigation of France (escorting the girl’s grandparents in their new camper van too!!)
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 (Taste of France – Part 2)
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
Motorhoming in France | Leg 6 of our European Adventure starts…..
For those that follow our blogs closely, you'll know this part of our European adventure sees us take 2 novice motorhomers with us... as we escort Richard's parents in their new (to them) motorhome on a circumnavigation of France... e're hoping to...read more
LifeinourVan City Reviews | Bruges | Belgium
Bruges in Belgium Things we did in Bruges What we liked about it here's just a few ideas.... What's our tip for families? If you love a good canal trip, then this is the city for you... see the city by canal, visit the Historium & head up the bell tower.. then try out...read more
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...read more
Motorhoming in Croatia | Highway 8 | A Top 10 ‘Scenic Drive in Europe’
Experiencing Europe by motorhome, we've compiled a list of some of our favourite driving routes (click here) So as we meandered southwards enroute to another visit to Camping Šimuni, we spent the journey south discussing which routes could possibly better 'Highway 8...read more
Taking the Mountain Road over the Alps… Let’s go see Italy too
Heading north from the Gorge du Verdon (after another brilliant family adventure hiking up to the spectacular viewpoint at Point Sublime) We've headed northwards in the hope that we'll eventually get to see the famed Aiguilles de Midi.... but not before some...read more
Heading for Metz | Got us Inspired by National Poetry Day
nspired by both the scenery of the Alsace Region allied to the fact it is National Poetry Day back in the UK. Both girls have enjoyed writing poems, splashing around in the autumnal leaves and taking in the vivid shades of colour that have come into focus since we...read more
Friendly, unconventional, relaxed and natural? Must mean we’ve arrived in the Ardennes
As you enter the Ardennes, you'll encounter an intricate web of small rural byways that criss cross river lined valleys. Providing you with a hefty sense of 'enchantment'... perhaps even a sense of poetry to match the beauty of the natural environment...read more
Kaysersberg | Autumnal Beauty on the Alsatian Wine Route
After an arduous drive northwards from Villefrance-sur-Saône (a sweet provincial town set in the heart of Beaujolais country..), we trekked through Dijon and upwards towards Colmar... Having visited Strasbourg earlier in the trip, we loved this fusion of French/German...read more
Grabbing an adrenalin kick at Aiguille du Midi..
Enroute for Aiguille de Midi and arriving early in the morning following a trip from the serenity of a lakeside overnight at Aix les Bains, we took the utterly compelling 'Route Blanc' over towering aqueducts and mountain hugging roads, before dropping into...read more
Don’t look down kids!!! Exploring the raw beauty of the Gorge du Verdon & Castellane
Just every once in a while we find somewhere that blow our minds.... and the Gorge du Verdon has certainly done that!!! Part of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, this viewpoint is truly breath taking, perhaps on the same scale as places we've previously visited...read more
The Second of the 2 C’s of the South West of France – the Camargue and Carcassonne
Having left Carcassonne with both girls still reeling in awe... we've decided to try and blow their minds in this most natural of environments...the Camargue (an area of over 360 sq miles)... jam packed full of marshy fields followed by mimosa tree lined roads between...read more
The First of the 2 C’s of the South West of France – Carcassonne and the Camargue
With the need to push on due to our intention to circumnavigate France... we've descended south into both the Aude region of France and then into the Arles region to see the famed Carmargue region..... and the truly spectacular fortified town of Carcassonne....read more
Coasting along the Cote d’Azur… time for a snorkel!
For those that have never explored this amazingly varied coastline... you'll never forget that moment that you crest the hills that line the Med... to be met with that dazzlingly alluring blue of the Mediterranean Sea.... so even after seeing it numerous times across...read more
LifeinourVan’s girls take their grandparents kayaking on the River Dordogne
Having already mentioned in numerous blog posts about just how much we love the Kayking on the River Dordogne... I think regular readers will probably know most of the details of the 26kms of this stretch of the river... and our families love of all water sports! But...read more
Discovering the Dordogne’s famous foodie heritage in Sarlat
Sarlat is famed for its foodie reputation & being the capital of the Perigord Noir... one of the famous Perigord regions mentioned in our blog post from our visit in August... But we've never set foot in Sarlat until now... venturing into places such as La Roque...read more