Van travel means seeking out adventure. Preparing for every adventure is an important step so that once you've headed out, all you have to do is let yourself get carried away. You will be free to explore and to open your senses to all the things an adventure always brings: the charm of the unknown, one-of-a-kind experiences and all the magical moments that await.

In this document, we share some advice and information to help you prepare for your van adventure.

First Night in the Campervan!

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Camping vs. wild camping

When you're travelling in a campervan, you can spend the night on a campsite—and take advantage of services like water, electricity and toilets—or spend the night under the stars, cut off from the outside world and more closely connected to nature. Each person has their preferred way to travel. A good balance would be to alternate between the two options!

Wild camping & regulations

In France, wild camping is allowed on public land, but is regulated in certain areas. Except where permitted, you are prohibited from camping in protected areas and nature reserves, and on public roads or shorelines. Local municipal or prefectural orders may also prohibit camping, often in the summer season or tourist areas. Each country has its own legislation on wild camping, so be sure to get more information as you're planning your trip.

Our advice for wild camping

The first thing to think about when looking for a good spot to spend the night is to check out a detailed roadmap. As you get more experience, you'll hardly ever get confused. You can also check out websites and collaborative mobile apps that list wild camping locations (see end of this document). Above all, follow your instincts and your preferences, and be sure to explore the small back roads! Finally, be sure to follow these little #vanlife etiquette rules:

Each trip is different. Van camping in Landes in August or in Larzac in October are very... different experiences. It's up to you to use your judgement to adapt this advice!

WeVan Service

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Our fleet

Our vans are recent model vehicles that are less than 12 months old. They are purchased new and always kept in excellent shape by our partner dealers. They come with verified and adjusted levels, and full fuel and potable water tanks. You are ready to take off on your trip by yourself as soon as you leave your agency.

With their go-anywhere size and under-2m height, our vans aren't subject to most access and parking restrictions. So it's easy for you to get as close as possible to the things that inspire you!

Included equipment & accessories

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We've selected a variety of high-quality accessories to kit out your campervan with all the comforts you need. They're crucial for your wandering adventure and stocked based on the van's passenger capacity. All you have to worry about is packing your bag!

Options to consider

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You can add options any time up to the day you leave, based on availability :

PEACE-OF-MIND OPTIONS

FUN EXTRA OPTIONS

Items We Suggest You Bring

Here's a non-exhaustive list of equipment and supplies you may want to bring for a relaxing campervan experience:

Leaving on your adventure

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On the day of departure, before we let you head out in your van to search for adventure, we have a few administrative formalities to complete:

Logistical services

Feel free to contact us about arranging your transport from any airport or tram, metro or train station. Depending on the agency, if you arrive in your personal vehicle, you can park it at our location at your own risk during the rental period for no extra fee. Finally, we can also arrange to drop-off and pick-up your vehicle under certain conditions.

FOR MORE DETAILS, JUST A FEW EXAMPLES OF RESOURCES!

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Useful sites & apps