The Bordeaux Region
Once you’ve enjoyed Bordeaux city, hop back in your VW campervan and set off on the roads of France. This whole area is known for its wine growing and production, so you are sure to pass vineyards and find plenty of wine rooms.
Heading east will take you to Bergerac, a charming medieval town on the river Dordogne.
Going south, you’ll find another popular area - the Médoc region. This beautiful area is situated on the left bank of the Gironde estuary.
North will take you to Cognac country. Why not stop off at Saint-Émilion, in the heart of the country of Libournais, a region of wine hills?
Drive towards the coast and you’ll find Royan, Rochefort and the bustling town of La Rochelle, all highly recommended by the Bonfire Vans team.
Beach Life and Camping in Bordeaux
If you love the beach life - go straight across to the beautiful west coast of France to catch some rays at beach resorts such as Lacanau, Carcans Plage or Biscarrosse.
There are lots of great camping spots in this area, and plenty of surf breaks.
Another favourite with campers is Arcachone Bay - an oyster harvesting area situated on the Bassin d’Arcachon.
The town has four quarters each named after the seasons. ‘Winter’ is a historical district. There’s ‘Summer Town’, the lively seafront part. ‘Autumn’ houses the harbour and fish market. Then ‘Spring’ has a large beach and bustling promenades.
Don’t miss Dune du Pilat - Europe's tallest sand dune nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and a pine forest. If you’re not sure what to do once you get there, just try running down it really fast.
There are 5 campsites very near Dune du Pilat and it’s a magical place to spend a few days.
For more information about campervan hire and planning the perfect camping trip around the Bordeaux area, get in touch.
Getting to Bordeaux and Transfer Details
Bonfire Vans can deliver your hired VW campervan to you - either at the Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport or at a nearby train station. Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean is the main train station at Bordeaux.
The Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport receives flights from all over the world.
If you are looking to save some money we can pick you up and bring you to our agency office in Frontenac, a short ride out of Bordeaux. We hand over your hired VW campervan there.
If you’d like to be further south of France, visit our Biarritz campervan hire point.