How to Plan for a Family Motorhome Holiday

If you are a family that likes to take camping trips, you will love the experience of a French motorhome holiday. Enjoy the flexibility and convenience of staying in a motorhome, but wake up every day with the great outdoors right on your doorstep. A bit of forward planning is useful for any family holiday […]

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Visiting Grenoble During Your Motorhome Holiday

Coined as the ‘Capital of the Alps’ by the Lonely Planet Guide; Grenoble sits between three large mountain ranges, fed by two glacial rivers. The low elevation means that the city experiences mild weather, making Grenoble the perfect starting point for tourists looking to visit the Alps. With a number of parking sites nearby, Grenoble […]

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Painting in the South of France

The South of France for Aspiring Artists

The south of France has much to inspire artists, photographers and writers on a motorhome holiday. Discover exhilarating scenery and a fascinating history as you travel in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Fitzgerald and Picasso. Painting as you travel allows for a slower pace, encouraging you to take a breath and really soak in your […]

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The Heart of Culture on the French Riviera

The French Riviera (or Cote d’Azur to give the area its French title) is one of the most northerly points of the Mediterranean, sat on the southeast corner of the French coastline. Enjoying a mild climate almost all year round, the French Riviera has long been a popular holiday resort for the rich and famous. […]

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Tips for cycling in the south of France

If you love the freedom that comes with a cycling tour but don’t fancy covering vast distances, a motorhome holiday offers the best of both worlds. Every Happy Camper vehicle comes with a cycle rack as standard, allowing you to take your bicycles with you around the south of France. The rules of the road […]

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Free Camping with ‘Aire de Service’ in the south of France

There are a number of recognised motorhome stopovers across Europe where you can wild camp your motorhome overnight. Usually found in car parks or on the edge of farmland, the ‘Aire de Service Camping Car’ requires you to be self-sufficient. There will often be no water, waste disposal or power provided to make your stay […]

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5 Reasons to visit the South of France (as well as the cheese and wine!)

Thousands of British tourists visit France year on year, with the country taking second place to Spain as the most popular European holiday destination. The team at Happy Camper obviously believe that France is the best place for a motorhome holiday. Apart from the fabulous wine and cheese on offer, why do so many people […]

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Helpful tips for motorhome travellers

Helpful Tips for the Newbie Motorhome Traveller

If you have never taken a motorhome holiday, you might be uncertain about what to expect. Rather than being limited to one resort, your motorhome gives you the flexibility to travel from town to town, stopping at points of interest on the way. Here are five helpful tips to help your first holiday run smoothly. […]

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Driving on the Right Side of the Road for the First Time

If you’re not used to driving outside of the UK, the prospect of driving on the opposite side of the road in a strange vehicle might make you feel a little nervous. At Happy Camper, we want you to feel confident about driving a motorhome in France, making it easier for you to relax and […]

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More French Phrases for your French Motorhome Holiday

In our October blog, ‘Do I Need to Speak French to take a Motorhome Holiday in France?’ we shared a few useful phrases that will come in handy for your first French trip in a motorhome. Not understanding the language can make a holiday in a foreign country feel daunting. Nevertheless, it only takes a […]

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