France was the first country that we ventured into with our Campervan from Italy. We had no idea what to expect, we don't speak any French and it was our first time travelling with a Campervan. Little did we know, the French are extremely Campervan friendly and within the first few hours of crossing the border, we were smiling and greeting fellow Campervans along the road!
We started off with great ambitions of possibly making our way to Bordeaux and Paris, but alas, we fell in love with the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes countryside and ended up spending almost an entire month in only these two regions.
For our first night in France, we wanted to find a free camping site, as we had heard that there are many of these throughout France. We enjoyed a peaceful night, with only one other camper parked in the rivers