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Cheap Campervan Hire Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a popular starting off point for a camping holiday in the Southwest of France. Rent a Motorhome from our campervan rental partners based in Bordeaux. After picking up your rental van, head out on your road trip along the Atlantic coast, visit the largest and oldest fine-wine vineyards. We make it easy for you to discover the beautiful Southwest of France, taste the delicious regional dishes, and soak up the gorgeous landscapes, all from the comfort and convenience of your campervan motorhome rental!

The town of Bordeaux offers great choice in terms of Bordeaux motorhome rental choice with RV rental companies that include AVIS, Pure France Motorhomes, and Black Sheep RV Rentals. Explore the southwestern France with Bordeaux motorhome rental. Choose from a range of Budget to Luxury campervans that include the VW California Pop-up and the Volkswagen Grand California with Black Sheep

Famous for its wines – arguably the best found anywhere on the planet – Bordeaux is one of western France’s highlights and is known for having more of an English feel to it than most other cities around the country. Although it is mostly a flat city, Bordeaux offers unique scenery and having a motorhome rental allows you to venture off into the countryside to stay at one of the numerous motorhome sites whenever you wish. We can offer a wide choice of both campervan sizes plus a range of suppliers that include Big Sky Motorhome Rental France and AVIS

As Bordeaux’s streets are incredibly old and narrow, driving around the city centre isn’t advised. You are better off parking somewhere and walking to the attractions. For trips out of the city, it always pays to have your own mobile motorhome, so you may visit the popular wine houses that include Château Lafite-Rothschild, Château Latour and Château Mouton Rothschild.

Book Motorhome hire Bordeaux early for the best deal

Motorhome rental is in high demand, particularly during the summer and school holidays, and campervan hire companies have limited fleet sizes so campervan categories do sell out. Booking early will help guarantee the category berth size, plus most companies provide early booking discounts.  

Latest Customer Review:

Great experience again , the camper which we got was a compact Globescout Fiat Ducati and was in excellent quality. The service provided by the Black Sheep staff in Lyon was good as well. My wife and I look forward to more trips to Europe. Next time we are thinking of booking a Volkswagen California style camper.

Jean-François Colin France

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The town of Bordeaux offers great choice in terms of Bordeaux motorhome rental choice with RV rental companies like McRent France, Pure Motorhomes and Black Sheep RV Rentals, southwestern France is perfect for a trip to your Bordeaux motorhome rental.

One way European RV rentals are available to other French destinations such as Paris, Nice and Lyon; as well as further afield.

Recommended campervan hire drives in Bordeaux

Below are just a few campervan road trip ideas that we feel should be included in any camper van holiday of the famous French region 


Probably the most popular area of Bordeaux, given that this is where most of the famous wines of the region are produced. Even those visitors that aren’t interested in wine will enjoy the views of the scenery unique to this part of the world. Stay at Moulin de Campech or Le Bost Caravan and Camping.

Western Bordeaux:

Any part of this 250 km-long stretch of Atlantic Ocean beaches will be enjoyed by drivers. There are numerous places for you to park your motorhome overnight. Two of the most popular are Camping Club Arachon and Camping La Canadienne.


Enjoy the best views of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers before rolling up to this historic village that has long been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The vineyards surrounding St-Émilion have rightly been awarded world heritage status by UNESCO, with picture-perfect views that will leave a lasting impression. Stay at Yelloh Saint Emilion or Camping La Riviere Fleurie.

Tips To Drive a Rental RV in Bordeaux 

Road network:

Bordeaux is not a city for drivers of motorhomes, but the roads leading out to the countryside and the vineyards are well maintained, with filling stations abundant.

Speed limits:

Urban roads:50kph
Provincial roads:80-130kph
National roads and motorways:110-130kph

Alcohol limits:

0.05 per cent, with all highways and roads regularly policed. Given the area’s wine industry, drink-driving laws are strictly enforced.


Driving in Bordeaux is on the road’s right-hand side, and accident and recovery companies like the AA are able to get to breakdowns quickly. Don’t even think about using your mobile phone when driving in Bordeaux without a hands-free kit.

Cost of fuel:

Expensive, to reduce fuel costs plan your campervan hire routes, drive slowly but not too slow to be a hazard and keep acceleration to a minimum.

Campervan & RV Rental Bordeaux FAQ's

What is the minium age to rent a campervan in Bordeaux?

We work with AVIS Explore Bordeaux and the minimum age to rent and drive any of their campervans is 23.

Is a special (heavy vehicle) HT Licence Required?

No special licence required, Avis will accept your standard driving licence. If you have over 6 penalty points, please check direct with them for eligibility.

Is the South West Region of France, Campervan Friendly?

France similar to neighbouring Italy is campervan friendly and Bordeaux is one of the most popular destinations for motorhome rental holidays in France. This region is well serviced with a good number of top class and dedicated motorhome areas, as well as places to stay overnight.

Is wild camping permitted in this region of France? 

Unless you obtain permission from the landowner or permission from the local authority if public land, wild camping is not permitted in the southwest france. With ample RV and campervan parks, this should not pose a problem.

Compare motorhome hire in Bordeaux

Book campervan hire Bordeaux early, choose from Back Sheep France, AVIS Explore and Anywhere Campers. Anywhere campers whilst expensive are a great choice for one way rentals within France and Europe.