Van rental in Normandy

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with a van rental in Normandy alongside AVIS explore. Set off on a 100% Norman journey and discover the hidden treasures of this iconic region. In this article, you will find captivating itineraries, must-see spots for the perfect photo, and everything you need to know about van rental in Normandy.

Rent a van for Normandy in Paris

Choose your converted van from our Paris agency and head to Rouen, just an hour and a half drive away!

From there, you can easily combine the essential historical sites such as the American Cemetery and the Peace Memorial, with a refreshing sea breeze.

Your van rental in Normandy will allow you to explore a region with a unique charm, rich in a cultural heritage built over millennia. From the Viking era to the June 1944 landings, you will make discovery after discovery.

Breathe in the sea air and make as many stops as you wish to stroll on the beach or visit a small cheese factory.

Find our itinerary ideas in the Travel Journal: Normandy in a Campervan!

Start each day by the seaside thanks to the Norman service areas found throughout the region. Many of them, such as those in Deauville or Cabourg, are free!



Discover the magic of Normandy in a converted van

Dive into an unforgettable getaway in a van across Normandy, a region with a fascinating history and rich heritage.

Already familiar with the area? It's an opportunity to rediscover the Norman lands because, behind the wheel of a converted van, you can take your time. Discover in detail its various treasures like its imposing cliffs and charming villages, not to mention all its culinary delights!

So, hit the road to live a unique adventure where nature and history harmoniously blend together.

All that's left is to let yourself be charmed by the magic of Normandy in a converted van, especially if you are a travel enthusiast seeking authenticity.

Normandy in a van: what itinerary?

In Rouen, admire the churches and half-timbered houses of the regional capital.

Continue your journey along the loops of the Seine in Normandy, which you will follow for 180 kilometers. Then, take the ferry to cross from one bank to the other.

Also take advantage of your van rental in Normandy to:

  • Stroll along the seaside in Deauville, Trouville, and Cabourg, and soak up the charm of Honfleur;
  • Admire the exceptional cliffs of Étretat on foot or by paddle;
  • Cross the Pont de Normandie to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Seine estuary;
  • Walk on the D-Day beaches around Ouistreham and visit the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer;
  • Wander through the lively streets of Caen and the Memorial for Peace;
  • Explore the Contentin Peninsula, a natural heritage site recognized by UNESCO;
  • Cycle along the thatched cottage route, by the Seine, or in the forest.

Must-have experiences in Normandy

There are plenty of unique and must-have experiences to enjoy in the beautiful region of Normandy:

  • Witness the great tides of Mont Saint-Michel, a natural and spectacular phenomenon where the waters recede to reveal the famous Mont Saint-Michel like a diamond in the bay.
  • Taste local products at the local markets. Savor the lively atmosphere of the Norman stalls filled with fresh products, delicious cheeses, and artisanal ciders.
  • Travel back in time and participate in the Medieval Festivals in Bayeux held every summer. Experience an immersive event where history comes to life through shows, costume parades, and medieval markets.

AVIS explore converted van models

For your van rental in Normandy, the Avis Car-Away agency in Paris offers 4 models of converted vans:

  • Hanroad Trek (4 people), the adventure companion you need to escape on the Norman roads.
  • Pilote V540 (4 people), perfectly comfortable for a family or friends getaway.
  • Pilote V600G (2 people), ideal for exploring the Norman roads as a couple.

Most models are compatible with a bike rack. Do not hesitate to contact our agencies to equip yourself properly for a bike ride by the sea.

Choose your van rental in Normandy from our vast selection of vehicles!

Tips for an eco-friendly van trip

A trip in a converted van can certainly rhyme with ecology. Feel free to engage in an ecotourism approach during your adventure in Normandy.

To do this, simply adopt responsible and simple practices to preserve the environment and thus minimize your ecological footprint:

  1. Adapt your driving. Smoother driving reduces fuel consumption.
  2. Favor campgrounds with dedicated areas, even for wild camping. Choosing spots where camping is allowed prevents disturbing fragile ecosystems.
  3. Opt for a zero-waste policy by carefully sorting your waste and disposing of it in appropriate bins. Also, reduce the use of plastic in favor of reusable containers.
  4. Support the local economy by favoring regional and organic products. In addition to supporting local producers and sustainable agriculture, you will delight your taste buds with Norman specialties!
  5. Limit your water and energy consumption with eco-friendly habits (quick showers, use of solar panels, etc.).

The best photo spots in Normandy

Want to take the perfect photo? Here are the must-see spots in Normandy to capture the ideal shot, such as:

  • the cliffs of Étretat at sunset;
  • the cathedral of Rouen illuminated at night;
  • the gardens of Claude Monet in bloom in Giverny;
  • the impressive panoramas from the D-Day beaches;
  • the charming fishing ports in Honfleur.

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What is the best time to explore Normandy in a van?

Since Normandy is a rather wet land, we recommend exploring it in spring or summer to enjoy the experience to the fullest!

Where can you park your van at night in Normandy?

You will find many parking spots, even free ones, in Normandy. Don't hesitate to find the ideal spot with the help of the Park4Nights app or with the help of a Michelin guide.

How can you book a van with AVIS explore for a trip to Normandy?

Directly from our AVIS explore website, you select the agency, the date, and the vehicle of your choice, and you're ready to go!

Are there any roads or areas in Normandy particularly recommended for converted vans?

The small roads of Normandy are pleasant to drive on in converted vans and will allow you to discover little-known places in the region.

Does AVIS explore offer predefined itineraries to discover Normandy in a van?

Lacking inspiration? Don't hesitate to check out our guide, which offers a 3-day circuit in Normandy behind the wheel of a van. Otherwise, you can also plan your custom road trip with our custom travel journal.

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