Belle Vie Campers
Camper van | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Classic Volkswagen T2 camper hire for youth experience the coast and vineyards of south west france. 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 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Biscarrosse-plage 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bordeaux 100 km, Nearest railway: Arcachon 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|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
Spare petrol can
Sink and water tank
220v hook up facility when in camp sites
220V Euro plug sockets
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 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 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.
The Aquitaine/Dordogne 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)
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'...
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16 Dec 2013
"Can't be beaten!"
Excellent choice for a great break from anything! Relaxing, invigorating, inspiring and hugely enjoyable.We travelled from the base to San Sebastien (well worth the trip), then back along the coast st… More
7 Oct 2013
"Our week with Marilyn"
We came to book with James at Belle Vie after being let down by We Dub You camper hire in Bergerac. As we already had flights booked James was so helpful with getting Marilyn set up for our arrival ni… More
13 Sep 2013
"Belle Vie = Incroyables vacances"
Mon épouse et moi avons loué Virginia pour 7 jours début Septembre 2013. Nous avons passé des vacances extraordinaires arpentant les routes vallonnées des Landes, allant de plage idyllique en pla… More
10 Sep 2013
"Fantastic chilling holliday"
We spent a week travelling in Virginia ,a 1965 splitty, and our only regret is we didn't book for longer.Everything about our holiday was a new and exciting experience, every morning we asked eac… More
10 Sep 2013
"VW Camper road trip"
We hired Felicity, a 1975 Westfalia VW camper from James at Belle Vie Campers. We have a wonderful week driving beach to beach from Biscarrose to Biarritz and back using municipal camping sites along … More
3 Sep 2013
"Des vacances hors du commun"
Nous avons passé une semaine absolument magnifique avec 'Marylin' ! Ce combi est vraiment idéal pour un couple et il nous a permis de sillonner les routes landaises et girondines à notre … More
24 Aug 2013
"Belle vie, une bonne vue, de bonnes personnes."
We spent a week in Biscarosse and the Bordeaux region, but it felt like a month.For all it is a small surf town, there is so much to see and do in Biscarosse and the surrounding area. Belle Vie offers… More
7 Aug 2013
"An unforgettable experience"
A memorable week with 'Virginia' (1965). All the owners/staff at Belle-Vie camping are extremely friendly and personable. They went out of their way to help us. The van we rented was just… More
5 Aug 2013
"Charming Audrey roadtrip"
We have been on a lovely road trip with 4 kids and a tent, between Biscarrosse plage and Biarritz.We made A last minute booking at Belle Vie campers. All the campers were already booked, but they stil… More
12 Jul 2013
"Moules and Frites in Biarritz! x"
I have just spent the last couple of weeks in Marilyn, one of Belle Vie's campers. I totally loved it. We originally had only booked one week but fortunately for us, we were able to extend it t… More
The title of this review made me hungry for moule/frites!! Thank you for your honest and fair review. I was delighted you and your partner had a fun couple of weeks in Marilyn. It is the way to travel the region for sure…. We do our best to keep it affordable by offering early booking and multiple week discounts and our prices are competitive if not cheaper than other vintage vw camper businesses in France and certainly cheaper than those in the UK (average £800/900€ per week in peak season)! We do this so the relative difference can go towards the cost of getting here. What I would add to future guests is that food and drink is cheaper in SW France than Paris, UK and S. France so you can budget 50-100€ per week for food/drink from the supermarket and have enough for 2 people. The great things is that this type of trip offers self catering car hire and accommodation in one and with the possibility of a unique sea/vineyard/mountain view each day.
Never get itchy feet, keep the toes moving… :)
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