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Provence in motorhome

Provence by motorhome in 6 days: this magnificent region stretches from the Rhône to the Alps and from the Camargue to the Luberon. Rub shoulders with the reflections of the Mediterranean Sea and dive into the lavender fields of the PACA hinterland. Your departure for this 3-day getaway takes place at the AVIS explore agency in Aix / MarseilleMontpellier ou Nice where you have previously reserved the motorhome or van of your dreams to travel the roads of the south of France. 

Located between Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille Provence Airport, our Bouc-Bel-Air departure location gives you an easy access to Provence and its lavender fields. Take some time to drive on the small roads in the country side and stop under the shade of secular plane trees in small villages. You will easily find camping grounds or service areas to stay overnight and explore the surroundings.

Day 1 in Provence by motorhome: explore Marseille

Main city on the French mediterranean coast and first trading Port in France, Marseille is a rich multicultural city. No other town in Provence offers as many cultural events, smells, colors, and places to visit. The « Canebière », Marseille's « main street » strechs east of the old port, where boats have been berthing for more than 26 centuries. North of the old Port, the City Hall, a XVIIe century buiding is next to the Roman docks museum and the Old Marseille Museum. North west of the « Panier » neighborhood, natural set of many tv series, is the « Vieille Charité » area, gathering several art museums including the recent MUCEM next to the « Major » church.

Day 2 in Provence: The Blue Coast

On the Blue coast, at the heart of Martigues area, lies a hidden gem : the Carro village. A great starting point to explore Provence. The city council has recently opened a vast parking area for motorhomes with about 150 dedicated parking spots. Located between the small fishing port and the see, you will be able to enjoy the scenery directly from your motorhome ! Strolls in the village, local products markets, swim in the sea are only some examples of what you will be able to do there.

Day 3 in Provence : Camargue

Triangle shaped by Rhones delta, Camargue is a wild yet beautiful wetland, home of a rich and abundant wildlife. Camargue Regional Natural Park encompasses the whole wetland area.

 

If you like birds, a walk in the ornithological park in Pont-de-Gau will delight you. At the northern tip of the delta, Arles plunges you into its past as a Roman city. The painter Van Gogh lived there and was inspired by it. The fishing village of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, on the coast, is a place of pilgrimage for the gypsies of Europe. Stroll along the ramparts of the fortified town of Aigues-Mortes, to the west of the delta; at your feet lie the salt marshes, a delicate pink colour.

Day 4: The Luberon and its most beautiful hilltop villages

Cross this splendid colorful massif and reach one of the most beautiful villages in France: Roussillon. The ocher tone of its facades, from the famous deposit, reveals authentic Provencal buildings. Park your motorhome at the Roussillon D104 area offered by Parc4Night and walk through the picturesque alleys of the mineral and thousand-year-old village.

                                                                                                                                                   

Our tips:

  • The roads are narrow, respect the speed limits and braking distances, favor the engine braking!
  • Find your motorhome area in the Luberon.

                                                                                                                                                   

Among the most beautiful hilltop villages, you have the choice between:

  • Gordes and Sénanque Abbey;
  • Saignon, which enjoys a breathtaking view of the Luberon;
  • Bonnieux, which has a unique church steeple;
  • Lacoste and the illustrious château of the Marquis de Sade;
  • Oppède the Old.

  

Day 5: The Baux-de-Provence and the Carrières de Lumières

Leave Provencal Colorado to reach another sublime site: the Baux-de-Provence by motorhome.

  • A citadel overlooks an incredible landscape and heritage of the Alpilles massif. This medieval castle offers a last feudal breath in Europe.
  • The Santons museum presents a touching look at Provence and its customs.
  • Do not miss the vertiginous limestone quarries which house immersive exhibitions in the Valley of Hell

 

 

Our discovery tip:

Park your motorhome or your van in the Huttopia Fontvieille-Provence campsite under huge umbrella pines typical of Provence. The swimming pools will refresh you and the song of the cicadas will rock you.

Day 6 in Provence: Avignon, its festival and the Palace of the Popes

City elected by the popes in the 14th century, Avignon is a city of character whose culture, history and heritage are entwined with delight. Its festival immerses you, every year in July, in a unique atmosphere. Walk through its alleys with many surprises:

  • the Palace of the Popes;
  • its ramparts;
  • the famous Avignon bridge, the Saint-Bénézet bridge;
  • the Avignon opera house;
  • the Rocher des Doms.

 

Our tip as a motorhome operator:

Choose a homestay pitch with HomeCamper in Avignon, no less than 69 charming places are located nearby.

Provence in a motorhome takes many paths. This one is pure happiness for the eyes. Quickly discover our other road trips, with AVIS explore.

Don't hesitate to contact directly our motorhome rental agency in Bouc Bel Air for more tourist information about the region or the parking possibilities for your motorhome in the surroundings.

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