France is a caravanning country. You’ll find official car parks at every location, which are either free or for a symbolic few euros. The car parks are usually in very good locations, close to the centre or attractions. We hung around the Champagne area for a few days, you can see a photographed map of the whole area below. Everything there is landscaped very nicely. Greenery, parks, vineyards, restored buildings. They probably sold a lot of champagne.
- How does one drive a caravan in the French countryside?
- Traditional restaurants in the villages
- Map with interesting places
How does one drive a caravan in the French countryside?
It’s definitely worth travelling by caravan through Champagne. However, the villages in the Champagne area are often quite narrow, you need to be quite careful with a large caravan for this. Some streets are a problem for 2 cars, in some even turning off is a problem. The villages are quite far from each other, you’ll get tired on the bike. Unless you’ve been training for the Tour de France.
Traditional restaurants in the villages
We spent a few days in this area. We certainly didn’t see everything, but it was a cool stop on our way to Paris. In the small villages you can find restaurants with lunch menus at, by French standards, very good prices. Wine is inexpensive and champagne too. The map shows where you had lunch. It’s just a taste of what it can look like.