Belle Vie Campers
About the home
Classic VW T2 ‘baywindow’ and ‘split-screens’ for your holiday or event. Hire car and accommodation in one! There is no better way to tour and explore SW France, in iconic style and comfort. Visit the enormous Dune du Pyla, the numerous surf beaches along the Atlantic coast stretching to the Spanish basque country, the wine regions of Bordeaux, the Medoc and the quiet islands of Ile d’Oleron or Ile de Re. Camp for free at vineyards and private farms with our membership with Fassion Passion.
Go wine tasting, surfing, cycling, paragliding or whatever your adventure or just relax for a few days.
Ideal for couples, surf trips, vineyard tours, honeymoons, romantic getaways, summer beach holidays.
We can arrange transfers from the nearby train station of Arcachon ,Bordeaux Merignac Airport or St Jean Gare and transport you to your camper who will be clean, equipped, ready and waiting in beautiful Biscarrosse-plage.
Optional extras like bedding, towels, hampers, bikes, surf boards, beach games, additional driver insurance, child and infant seats, roof racks, maps and guide books are available on reservation.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Biscarrosse, 100m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
Available are cooker, fridge and also a CD player...
|General:||CD player, Table tennis|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details outdoors:
Powered by the legendary air-cooled engine
External picnic table
External picnic chairs
220V electric hook up facility
Pull out double beds
Kettle, pot and pans
Cutlery and crockery
Full spare petrol can
Sink and 50 litre water tank
220v hook up facility when in camp sites
220V Euro plug sockets
FM/CD/AUX IN stereo
Drivers must be over 23 and under 75 with full EU/UK/Swiss driving license.
Foreign licenses accepted with a valid international drivers permit.
Valid travel insurance required to cover personal injury caused by driver, cancellation or theft of personal belongings.
On collection of the camper agreed drivers must sign a contract of hire to validate insurance and produce original drivers license and passport.
On arrival to your camper, we provide a short introduction to your holiday camper and can take you for a little test drive if you wanted to. Please allow for approximately one hour on collection of the camper for the introduction, completing the hire contract and settling any outstanding booking payments.
At this time we are happy to provide any tour guiding advice/recommendations to help you on your way.
See our terms and conditions on our website for further rental details.
Check availability, seasonal prices and book online though our secure reservation system.
5% early booking discount with online reservations 120 days in advance.
Dates and holiday are secured with a non-refundable 20% booking deposit.
Optional extras can be added to your booking at anytime prior to your departure.
The Aquitaine / Dordogne / Landes region
The Atlantic coast in South West France are the best kept secret holiday destinations of the French people and those in the know internationally. Why? Miles of sandy white beaches, hot sunny weather, a pilgrimage destination for foodies (Gastronomes) and wine lovers (Oenophiles), lower prices and avoiding the crowds, traffic and expense of the Mediterranean and Paris may be a start.
Enjoy incredible restaurants, shopping and a variety of hotels in a romantic cityscape that is reflected into the great Garonne River and bordered with 53 kilometres of bike trails. The international 'Bordeaux Merignac Airport' and a SNCF fast train to and from Paris will easily get you to what the French refer to as 'The capital of the good life'!
The wine regions of Bordeaux surround the city of Bordeaux. These include the world’s most famous wine regions such as St. Emillion, Pomerol, Graves, Médoc, Entnre-Deux-Mers, Cotes de Blaye, Bourg, and Bordeaux. Explore some of Bordeaux’s 9,300 vineyards within 30 minutes from the city. A must visit is the medieval village of St. Emillion, called "the hill with a thousand château". Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, St. Emillion is recognized for its historical importance and its the world renowned wine. (Mydestination.com/bordeaux)
The Atlantic coast half an hour west of the city of Bordeaux, find the Cote D’Argent, Europe’s ‘s longest expanse of white sandy beach featuring Europe’s highest dune, 'Dune du Pyla' near Arcachon. Get ready for some of the most challenging surfing or just relax on the beach before fashion shopping or stopping off for a snack in the oyster capital of France, Cap Ferret, the Ile de Rey and Orleron. Other day trips will take you to the centre of Cognac, the most famous brandy region in the world, or to the lesser known eau de vie region of Armagnac. This is a spirit some believe more prized and complex than cognac.
Located in the southwest of France, the French love this region for its long hot summers and moderate winters. With its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, there are no temperature extremes. Summers are long, lasting from May until the beginning of October with average high temperatures equal to the French Riviera – averaging more than 26 degrees C in July and August. Temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s are common throughout the holiday months of June to September and October will still have many 20 plus degree days. (Source: Mydestination.com/bordeaux)
The Biscarrosse area
Our base in Biscarrosse is the perfect start to your road trip along The Côte d’Argent or, the Silver Coast. In Southwest France this is the coastline of the Aquitaine region stretching more than 200 km along the magnificent silvery sand beaches from the Gironde estuary in the north to as far south in France as Biarritz. Powerful rolling waves and miles of seascape draw families, celebrities, water lovers, surfers and wind surfers from all over the world. You’ll discover some of the best surfing beaches and surfing schools in Europe along this big sunny beach of crashing waves. (Mydestination.com/bordeaux)
Biscarrosse plage is a top holiday destination in it's own right with its big lakes and coast line provides amble camping spots and plenty of reason to enjoy being outdoors. Start your journey here and explore this plentiful region of surf, vineyards, cities and culture - in your own style with a classic vw camper van. 'C'est la belle vie'...
How to get there
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To get your Belle Vie Holiday Adventure started as soon as possible we can arrange a discounted airport or station pick up and drop off for a small supplement to your holiday booking, please enquire with us email@example.com your planned arrival and departure times.
By Car: From Bordeaux it takes approximately 50 mn. Take the A63 highway, then follow on the A66 highway and exit at either Mios/Biscarrosse or continue in the direction of La Teste/Arcachon and follow Biscarrosse direction. The latter exit goes via Dune du Pyla (Europe largest sand dune) and can be faster and more scenic route.?
By Rail: The TGV from Paris Montparnasse to Bordeaux takes just over 3 hours and there are plans to reduce this to 2 hours soon. Check on www.raileurope.co.uk for fares and schedules. The train ride is spectacular and a really nice way to arrive to the region. The closest stations to Biscarrosse are Ychoux 20 mn away, Arcachon (recommended) 25 mn away, Facture 35 mn away, Bordeaux 1h away. Check on www.sncf.com - for train time schedules. We can arrange a pick up and drop off transfer from either of these stations for a small supplement.
By Air: The international airport of Bordeaux- Mérignac (www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr) is located 50 minutes from Biscarrosse. You can find most national (Air France, British Airways) and budget (Ryan Air, Easyjet, BMI Baby) carriers fly domestic and international flights to Bordeaux. See www.skyscanner.fr for fares and schedules. If you have access to a private jet the local airport of Biscarrosse-Parentis Civil Aviation can take private owned planes and has 3 runways (Tel : + 33 (0) 05 58 78 18 74)
From Bordeaux: Taxi service from the airport to Bordeaux city centre is around 20€. The Jet Bus will also take you to the Bordeaux train station or Bordeaux city centre and takes 30 to 45 minutes depending on traffic at a cost of 7€. (www.bordeaux.aeroport.fr/en/info/jetbus-bordeaux-airport-shuttle-service / +33 (0)5 56 34 50 73).
A taxi from the airport or St Jean to Biscarrosse-plage is approximately 145 euros one way.
Activities near Biscarrosse
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
02 Jun 2012
We saw this company via Groupon so entered into the short break somewhat nervous, we should know better, James had thought of everything, calling us when we were en route to make sure we knew where... more
08 Mar 2012
We flew into Bordeaux and spent a few days there before Rachel picked us up and took us to collect Virginia, the VW Splittie. From there we took a road trip down the south west coast from Arcachon to San Sebastian. The pace of life was so chilled, enjoying the beaches, good food and wine. We made a lot of friends along the way as Virginia attracts a lot of attention!
James and Rachel are so friendly and helpful, it's a holiday we'll never forget and we can't wait to go back!
16 Jan 2012
We had a fantastic holiday in Lionel the campervan in June 2011. The process of booking was simple, James was so helpful with regards to providing information and ideas and we had a brilliant week travelling up and down the beautiful coast. Would recommend it to anyone!
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|October to May||1 Oct 11||25 May 12||€ 600||€ 75||€ 75||1 Night|
|June||25 May 12||29 Jun 12||€ 650||€ 85||€ 85||1 Night|
|July & August||29 Jun 12||7 Sep 12||€ 700||€ 100||€ 100||1 Night|
|September||7 Sep 12||1 Oct 12||€ 600||€ 85||€ 85||1 Night|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Minimum hire 5 nights and 7 nights during July & August. Day rates available for event hire such as weddings, tv/film, tourist promotions with our classic minibus.Enquire now
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