Caravanning holidays are an extremely popular way for people to explore both the UK and Europe, with Brittany remaining one of the most popular touring regions in France. This is mainly due to it’s closeness to the UK, combined with the ease and speed of crossing by ferry or Eurotunnel.
Why take your caravan to France?
If you have your own caravan then maybe you should consider taking it to France and booking a ‘Pitch Only’ camping holiday. Taking your own caravan to France has never been easier and provides many benefits for those wishing to make the most of their holiday to France.
Caravanning in France provides you with a quality, reasonably priced holiday, whilst giving you the extra flexibility, mobility and freedom needed to explore all that France has to offer. Think about your luggage limit if you fly to your destination or drive your own car.
With other types of holiday there will be limits on how much you can take such as flight baggage limits or the size of your car but with a caravanning holiday, the only limit you have is the weight restriction of your caravan.
Booking a ‘Pitch Only’ camping holiday allows you to remain in full control of your budget, ensuring you know how much you are paying per night / per campsite. A good tip is to pay more for the campsites that provide better facilities and stay on them longer…pay less for campsites that you only plan to use as a ‘stopover’.
Taking your own caravan to France allows you to plan your camping holiday ensuring it is unique and tailored to your individual needs and requirements, resulting in a truly flexible holiday.
Why should I pre-book my pitch?
At Go Camp France we always advise you to pre-book your pitch on a French campsite. Whether you’re camping in France with your own tent or caravanning in France, you need to ensure that you don’t miss out on your dream holiday.
During the summer months campsites in France can get very busy. Simply turning up and hoping there is a pitch available is just not an option.
Visit our ‘Pitch Only’ camping in France section now to book your pitch with one of our specialist providers.
Travelling to France with your caravan
The best way of travelling to France with your caravan is by ferry or Eurotunnel.
You can book your ferry crossing from various UK ports by visiting either Brittany Ferries or P&O Ferries, however, Eurotunnel only provides return journeys from Folkestone to Calais. Booking is easy, simply enter your travel details, vehicle details and then the dimentions of your caravan, to be provided with your quote.
Please ensure you read both your ferry operator and Eurotunnel’s terms and conditions prior to booking.
If your caravan uses gas bottles you will find that there are strict rules governing the carriage of gas onboard both the Eurotunnel and cross channel ferries. These terms limit the amount you can carry and gas supplies can be checked by staff prior to boarding.
Should any terms and conditions be broken your journey may be cancelled on the spot.
Caravan insurance when travelling to France
The last point to consider when caravanning in France is caravan insurance.
Whether your caravan has been around the block a few times or is brand spanking new, you need to consider caravan insurance. Although there is no need to be worried about taking your caravan to France, it is essential to consider the pitfalls of owning a caravan.
Caravan theft is a risk that you must not take lightly along with the possibility of damage or loss. With touring caravan insurance starting at only £79.15 we suggest you visit Simple Caravan Insurance to find out if it’s of benefit to you.
The policies they supply include European cover as standard up to 90 days which can be upgraded up to 220 days if required meaning your precious caravan will be covered at home as well as in France.
Visit Simple Caravan Insurance now to see how little your caravan insurance will cost!