Destinations

Travel diary: Provence in a motorhome

Provence by motorhome in 3 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 theAvis Car-Away agency in Aix / Marseille, where you have previously reserved the motorhome or van of your dreams to travel the roads of the south of France. 

1. The Luberon and its most beautiful hilltop villages: Day 1

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 Parc4Nightand 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.

2. Les Baux-de-Provence and the Carrières de Lumières: Day 2

Leave Provencal Colorado to reach another sublime site: Les 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.

3. Avignon, its festival and the Palace of the Popes: Day 3

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 Car-Away.