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Five good addresses to rent a trailer

Five good addresses to rent a trailer

Cheaper than a hotel and more authentic, a stay in a caravan allows you to discover the regions of France in a friendly setting. This green tourism offers a certain change of scenery and attracts more and more vacationers. The trailers offered for rent often have a history and are decorated in a particular style. As for the proposed activities, they are often numerous. Visit castles, hikes or horse riding or discover old villages and abbeys, this type of vacation is for lovers of nature and / or culture! Here is a selection of five different places offering trailers for rent: The caravans of Sèvre: the love of caravans. Pascal and Pascaline Patin are lovers of trailers. Pascal even made it his profession since he builds caravans himself. The couple offers three trailers to rent by the night or by the week. The first, the lovers' caravan, dates from the 1950s. Entirely restored by the couple, its interior is decorated with carved woodwork in a pink and red atmosphere. It offers a capacity of two people. The caravan of the rides dates from 1930. The couple made a retro decoration there, "like at our grandmothers's". This trailer can accommodate four people. Finally the caravan of stars is the oldest since it dates from 1900. It has been fully restored by the couple and even has a real Indian door. As for the activities offered in the region, there is no shortage of them. The place is located 25 km from Cluny, near many castles and cellars. In addition, the couple belong to an association of producers who offer their products to passing tourists. Useful information: caravans: 50 to 60 euros / day for two people. Pascaline and Pascal Patin, La Sèvre, 69860 Ouroux Tel. : 04 74 04 76 40 More information on www.lesroulottes.com The caravans of Mas de Pastre: caravans in Provence. Albine and Maurice offer in the village of Eygalières, in the Bouches du Rhône, 3 trailers for rent. They have been offering this type of accommodation for fifteen years. The grandfather was a shepherd, and the gypsies often passed by his house. One day, they left one of their trailers. Years later, Albine and Maurice created guesthouses at Mas du Pastre. One of their customers asked them if he could sleep in the trailer. It was then restored, decorated, then two other caravans came to join it. Today, three caravans welcome tourists. The first is very colorful, each wall has a different color. The second is elegant and luxurious. With its tassel chandelier and its claw foot bathtub, it looks a bit like a miniature hotel in the Baroque version. Finally the last is therefore the trailer left by the gypsies. To keep busy during the stay, you can go and visit Saint Remy de Provence and even push as far as Avignon (28 km). The place is also surrounded by small old stone villages and castles. Useful information: 80 to 150 euros / day for 2 people. Albine and Maurice Roumanille, avenue Charles de Gaulle, route d'Orgon, 13810 Eygalières Tel. : 04 90 95 92 61 More information on www.masdupastre.com The Solongo caravan: sport and nature. Christine Le Roux and Marco Berthet offer a caravan from the 1920s in Hérault. They lived there a decade ago before renting it. This trailer is of a very colorful gypsy style. The room is yellow, green and red. It can accommodate two adults and one child. Christine and Marco also offer many activities. Christine teaches Qi Gong (energetic gymnastics) and performs traditional Thai massages! All around the site, hiking, horse riding or mountain biking and even diving in the pool are possible. The meals are based on organic products from the farm. Finally, the site is not far from the rivers where canoe descents are offered and from the Accrobranche park (acrobatic course in the trees). Useful information: 60 to 70 euros / day. Christine Le Roux and Marco Berthet, Ferme Solongo, La Garrigue, 34360 Pardailhan Tel. : 04 67 97 18 08 More information on www.camping-solongo.com Marie's caravan: the meeting place for lovers. Marie and Stéphane Lefaucheux are offering a 1950s fairground caravan in Saint Amour (Burgundy). After two months of work, the caravan has been completely restored. Its style is similar to that of the Orient Express according to its owner. Freestanding bathtub, Arts Deco bedside table and old carpet give it the quaint charm of the mythical train crisscrossing Europe. In the surroundings, many activities are possible. The Châtillon sur Chalaronne market is an old-fashioned market with chickens, roosters and rabbits! Clunny Abbey is a few kilometers away and two starred restaurants are also nearby (including one offering a menu from 30 euros). Useful information: 95 euros / 2 days Marie and Stéphane Lefaucheux, Les ravinets, 71570 Saint Amour Bellevue Tel. : 03 85 36 51 90 More information on www.laroulottedemarie.com Roulottes de Mezos: a stone's throw from the ocean. Madame Dubray offers two trailers in her village of Mezos in the Landes. These trailers come from central Europe and belonged to gypsies. They can each accommodate 2 people. The geographical location of the place allows you to enjoy the ocean which is 15 km away. The Landes forest is not far either and many small churches line the neighboring villages. Useful information: 115 euros / day Madame Dubary, place de l'Église, 10170 Mezos Tel. : 05 58 42 61 38 More information on www.hotel-mezos.com