The 24 vanlife events of 2024

2024 still has some great surprises in store for you for events and trade shows dedicated to Vanlife and all the vehicles that allow you to travel in complete freedom.

Throughout France, Belgium and French-speaking Switzerland , gatherings and trade fairs are the perfect places to learn more about Vanlife, to find the vehicle of your dreams and to find the essential accessories for road trips while going to meet people nomadic travel enthusiasts .

The Casambu team will also be present at several of these unmissable events for adventure lovers to present you with the essential vanlife accessories.

We will be very happy to see you there :)

Vanlife Travel Events in 2024 - France Belgium Switzerland

 

1. Travel Fair

 

Travel Fair in Clermont-Ferrand 2024

 

Organized in the heart of France at the Clermont - Ferrand Polydrome , the Salon des Voyages offers you the opportunity to meet travel enthusiasts (bloggers, influencers, professionals, etc.) in order to be able to discuss with them the best itineraries , the travel advice and practical tips .

Many activities are organized, such as dance shows , mini-conferences on travel, adventure film screenings , photo exhibitions, workshops for creating travel diaries and cooking workshops.

And for those who are hungry, many food trucks offering world cuisine will also be present.

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Location: Polydrome (Clermont-Ferrand) (63)
Dates: From January 20 to 21, 2024
Price: 1-day pass €9 and 2-day pass €15, free for under 18s
Possibility of bivouac: Information to follow

2. Desire for elsewhere

 

Longing for Elsewhere 2024

After two first editions which were very successful , Envie Dailleurs is back in the South of France for its third edition with its 1000 square meters of slow travel exhibitors and its space dedicated to vans.

Envie D'ailleurs is an ecological travel festival to learn more about slow travel (hikes, bikes, kayaks, bivouacs, boats, horses, etc.) and meet travel professionals who are passionate about nature .

You will discover film screenings , creative workshops , round tables , conferences with numerous meetings with other travelers... The ideal opportunity to leave with a head full of ideas and plan your next getaways in a sustainable way !


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Location: Mouans Sartoux (Cannes) (06)
Dates: From April 13 to 14, 2024
Price: €5 / day, €8 for 2 days. Free for under 18s.

3. Vanlife Expo Rennes

 

Vanlife Expo in Rennes 2024

 

After the first successful edition , Vanlife Expo returns in 2024 with an indoor Vanlife event located in Rennes. Come and find a large number of new or used vehicle models (vans, vans, large vehicles, teardrops as well as roof tents), rental companies , artisanal fitters , service providers , accessories manufacturers and equipment manufacturers. If you wish to attend conferences , traveler testimonials , lovely stories about Vanlife, you know which show to go to next April .


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Location: Parc Expo in Rennes (35)
Dates: From April 13 to 14, 2024
Price: Online: €7/ day. On site: €10/day.
Free for under 15s.
Possibility of bivouac: Free.

4. SVA Moose

 

SVA Original 2024

 

The 12th edition of the Loire-Atlantique open-air show is an opportunity to discover the imposing expedition vehicles designed for (and sometimes by) seasoned adventurers .

More than 200 exhibitors from the adventure vehicle development and distribution sectors will be present. You will also be able to meet many adventurers who will share their journeys aboard their adventure vehicles (pick-ups, trucks, buses, converted vans). You can also find a biker area and a bivouac area that can accommodate up to 500 vehicles.


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Location: Corcoué-sur-Logne / Nantes (44)
Dates: From April 19 to 21, 2024
Price: €6 for 3 days, free for under 12s
Possibility of bivouac: Package 4 nights + 2 entries at €40 per vehicle

5. Camper Van Week-End Brissac

 

Camper Van Weekend in Brissac 2024

 

Created in 2018, the Camper Van Week-End was the first event dedicated to Vanlife to see the light of day. Today, this largest event around vans and nomadic travel is back in the west of France with more than 110 exhibitors specializing in the world of Vanlife, equipment and accessories for road trips.

You will be able to discover the biggest brands of campervans and vehicles for touring trips and meet vanlifers who will share their experiences during their road trips, their advice and tips for road trips and will certainly be able to show you around their converted van.

Because the Camper Van Week-End Brissac is also about getting together and partying together, the Camper Van Week-end also organizes the We Love Van festival : a series of concerts throughout the weekend to get your hips moving to the rhythm of music accompanied by numerous food trucks.

You can also find all the souvenir accessories like the Camper Van Weekend on our e-shop by clicking here .


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Location: Brissac-Quincé (near Angers) (49)
Dates: From April 26 to 28, 2024
Price: Free entry. Toll parking.
Possibility of bivouac: 4-night Bivouac Pass: €40 online or €50 on site, subject to availability.

6. Vanlife Expo Grenoble

  

Vanlife Expo in Grenoble 2024

 

After the first successful edition , Vanlife Expo returns in 2024 with an indoor Vanlife event located in Grenoble , in the capital of the Alps. Come and find a large number of new or used vehicle models (vans, vans, large vehicles, teardrops as well as roof tents), rental companies , artisanal fitters , service providers , accessories manufacturers and equipment manufacturers. If you wish to attend conferences , traveler testimonials , lovely stories about Vanlife, you know which show to go to next May .

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Location: Alpexpo in Grenoble (38)
Dates: May 4 to 5, 2024
Price: Online: €7/ day. On site: €10/day.
Free for under 15s.
Possibility of bivouac: Free.

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7. Vanlifest

 

Vanlifest 2024

 

Organized in a campsite in the Landes among the pine trees and near the ocean , this festival focuses on Do It Yourself vanlife . Its mission is to bring together people who wish to convert their van (or who have already done so) and all those who thirst for adventure and freedom .

The 6th edition of Vanlifest will help you stock up on ideas and seek inspiration thanks to its conferences , its nomadic market , its exhibitors (designers, tattoo artists , etc.) and its van design workshops . All in a warm and festive atmosphere because the organizers do not skimp on the means to ensure you have a good time : yoga sessions, regional aperitifs on Saturday evenings and even a dancing evening. What more ?

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Location: Capbreton (40)
Dates: From May 17 to 19, 2024
Price: from 35€
Possibility of bivouac: Weekend pass from 92€

8. Vintage Fun Cup Tour

 

Vintage Fun Cup Tour in Épine 2024

 

Immerse yourself in the 70s and in the world of a vintage surf camp by attending the stage of the Vintage Fun Cup Tour with two surf camp areas reserved for VW Combis in Épine on the island of Noirmoutier .

On the program: activities on the water as well as on land with a vintage flea market , a nautical flea market , goodies , skateboarders leaning on a food truck and many other surprises.

A vintage windsurf regatta (dating from the 70s/80s) is organized as well as nautical demonstrations and activities (windsurfing, paddle, wing foil and kite).

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Location: Épine (85)
Dates: From May 17 to 20, 2024
Price: Information to follow
Possibility of bivouac: Information to follow

9. In Van Simone

 

In Van Simone in Issoire 2024

 

For its second edition , the Auvergne En Van Simone festival promises to provide you with an unforgettable experience . Its exhibition village brings together all the vanlife specialists : developers , rental companies, accessories manufacturers, equipment manufacturers as well as converted van resellers . It will bring together around forty exhibitors who will reveal the latest Vanlife trends to you .

Films , conferences and meetings with professionals in the sector and concerts are also planned by the organizers .

This unique event, organized at the Mas campsite , offers a bivouac area as well as roadbooks with itineraries allowing you to discover the Cézallier, Sancy, or even Chaîne des Puys region throughout the weekend.

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Location: Camping du Mas in Issoire (63)
Dates: From May 24 to 26, 2024
Price: Festival pass at 3€ (5€ on site)
Possibility of bivouac: Bivouac Pass at €40/person or van? (€50 after April 30, 2024)

10. Van-Attitude

 

Van Attitude / SVA Sur Mer 2024

 

For its second edition , the Van-attitude festival will be the meeting place for the exhibition of all forms of travel vehicles , from 4x4s to vans, trucks and buses.  You will be able to discover numerous solutions, equipment and accessories adapted to your needs, the size of your vehicle and the way you travel. Listening and cooperation are the key words of this West Coast Vanlife event which aims to combine adventure vehicles and road trips with disabilities .

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Location: Fouras-Les-Bains / Rochefort (17)
Dates: From May 31 to June 2, 2024
Price: €5 for 3 days, free for under 12s.
Possibility of Bivouac: €30 for bivouac + 2 entries.

11. Vanlife Expo Bordeaux - CANCELED

 

Vanlife Expo in Bordeaux 2024
After the first successful edition , Vanlife Expo returns in 2024 with an indoor Vanlife event located in Bordeaux at the Hippodrome du Bouscat . Come and find a large number of new or used vehicle models (vans, vans, large vehicles, teardrops as well as roof tents), rental companies , artisanal fitters , service providers , accessories manufacturers and equipment manufacturers. If you wish to attend conferences , traveler testimonials , lovely stories about Vanlife, you know which show to go to next June .

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Location: Bouscat Racecourse (33)
Dates: June 1 to 2, 2024
Price: Online: €7/ day. On site: €10/day.
Free for under 15s.


12. Breizh Vanlife Festival

 

Breizh Vanlife Festival 2024

For the third edition , this large, friendly gathering of converted vehicles will offer entertainment, concerts, meetings with other travelers as well as a market of artisans and nomadic creators. The Breizh Vanlife Festival is 100% dedicated to sharing and good times between travelers. Professional exhibitors will be present during the Vanlife Expo festivals (Rennes / Grenoble / Bordeaux) which are designed especially for them.

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Location: Saint-Malo (35)
Dates: June 7 to 9, 2024
Price: Free
Possibility of bivouac: from 70€

13. Provence Van Week-End

 

Provence Van Weekend 2024

 

For the second edition of Provence Van Week-End , the event 100% dedicated to Vanlife and economical mobile travel will take place in Les Jardins d'Albertas in Bouc-Bel-Air in the South of France .

Meet Vanlife enthusiasts . Discover portable solutions and accessories for your road trips . Exhibitions and activities at bivouacs and food trucks will also be organized to spend a superb weekend in the sun .

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Location: Bouc-Bel-Air (Marseille) (13)
Dates: June 15 to 16, 2024
Price: free for under 15s, presale €6/day, 2-day pass €10.
Possibility of bivouac: Yes: pass (3 nights + 2 adults) €50.

 

14. SVA Auvergne

 

SVA Auvergne 2024

For its 6th edition , this show exhibits all kinds of expedition vehicles and allows you to meet adventurers who are not afraid. 

This show is aimed at an audience who loves off-road and wishes to highlight professional exhibitors of motorcycles, sidecars, quads, SUVs, pick-ups, vans, vans and utility vehicles. Conferences and screenings will be organized and, like the Nantes version, the atmosphere is intended to be family-friendly and good-natured . 


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Location: Clermont-Ferrand (63)
Dates: From June 28 to 30, 2024
Price : €3/person for 3 days, free for under 12s.
Possibility of bivouac: Package 4 nights + 2 entries at €25 per vehicle

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15. Fromentine Vintage Cup

 

Fromentine Vintage Fun Cup 2024

This event aims to bring the 70s back to life and offers activities on the water as well as on land with film screenings, board sports and of course, two surf camp areas reserved for VW Combis and even a nomadic market.

 

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Location: Fromentine (Vendée) (85)
Dates: From August 10 to 11, 2024
Price: Information to follow
Possibility of bivouac: Information to follow

 

16. Festivan

 

Festival 2024

This Belgian festival was created by 5 friends passionate about travel and minimalism. This year will take place third edition. 

THE Festivan aims to bring together the people interested in setting up a homemade van and by adventure by giving them all information necessary for their escapades .

This new edition of this Vanlife festival on a human scale promises great encounters with travelers.


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Place : Gembloux (Belgium)
Dates: From August 10 to 11, 2024
Price : Information to follow
Possibility of bivouac: Information to follow

17. RetroCamp #3

 

RetroCamp #3 2024

Immerse yourself in the vintage atmosphere with the 3rd edition of this retro-camping festival open to all vehicles released before the 90s .

It's time to take out your camping gear and vintage outfits to enjoy the different activities such as the vintage market and retro-gaming.

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Location: Lopérec (Finistère) (29)
Date: From August 17 to 18, 2024
Price: Free
Possibility of bivouac: €15 per pitch

 

18. All-Terrain and Travel Show

 

Off-Road and Travel Show in Valloire 2024

 

For its 22nd edition , the All Terrain and Travel Show invites all backpackers and travelers (increasing numbers) to stroll through the village of Valloire and find the necessary information for their next road trips .
This show, with its 1000 square meters of exhibition space, is the largest gathering of mountain travel . Entrance is free and more than 100 exhibitors dedicated to 4X4s and travel will be there.

The organizers are planning a friendly travel area , walks and bivouacs . There is something for every taste !


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Location: Valloire (Savoie) (73)
Dates: From August 21 to 25, 2024
Price: Free
Possibility of bivouac: Information to come

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19. SVA Provence

 

SVA Provence 2024

For the 3rd edition of the SVA Provence show which takes place in Montélimar , exhibitors will present leisure and expedition vehicles, outdoor equipment and equipment for going on road trips.

The event also offers day or weekend getaways to discover the gems found in the Provençal region.
Conferences , games , meetings and a whole host of other activities will also be organized throughout the weekend.

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Location: Montboucher-Sur-Jabron (Montélimar) (26)
Dates: September 13 to 15, 2024
Price: €5 entry
Possibility of bivouac: Information to come

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20. Roof Top Tent

 

Roof Top Tent Festival 2024

For its 3rd edition, the Roof Top Tent is heading to Brittany. This festival dedicated to the roof tent is the perfect solution to equip your car and sleep in it in a compact and economical way .

Would you like to learn more about this world of flexible roaming ? You can discover many ideas for traveling simply with your car and a roof tent.

This festival also offers various activities such as demonstration and baptism of off-road driving , testing of nautical equipment on the water, donkey rides, falconry show .

Meals and concerts will also be organized to combine business with pleasure.


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Location: Morbihan (56)
Dates: September 13 to 15, 2024
Price: 3-day pass: €20/vehicle. 4-day pass: €30/vehicle. Free access for visitors.
Possibility of bivouac: Yes, included in the price of the pass

 

21. Salon VDL

 

VDL Show 2024

 

The VDL exhibition is the largest exhibition for motorhomes, vans, caravans and mobile homes. 

In 2024, the 58th edition will take place , which will be held at the Paris -Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center . This event offers the opportunity to discover a wide range of converted vehicles and accessories .

A space dedicated to vehicle testing has also been set up to, who knows, allow you to test your future adventure companion in real conditions!


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Location: Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center (93)
Dates: From September 21 to September 29, 2024
Price: Information to come
Possibility of bivouac: Information to come

 

22. Camper Van Week-End Chantilly

 

Camper Van Weekend in Chantilly 2024

The Camper Van Week-End event taking place in Chantilly is the last Vanlife event in France of the 2024 season.

The opportunity to celebrate the end of the season, to meet new travelers, to discover all the exhibitors and to enjoy an exceptional setting: the Chantilly racecourse.

You will be able to admire the exhibitors' selection of vans and vans, travel trunks , roof tents and numerous accessories dedicated to road trips and Vanlife.

And between 2 stands you can enjoy a polo tournament . Just like in Angers, we find the DNA of the festival there: vanlife, exchanges and of course, a great atmosphere with numerous concerts and activities!

You can also find all the souvenir accessories like the Camper Van Weekend on our e-shop by clicking here .


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Location: Chantilly (Apremont) (60)
Dates: From October 11 to 13, 2024
Price: Free entry. Parking 5€
Possibility of bivouac: Bivouac pass: €35

 

23. Road Trip Expo

 

Road Trip Expo in Geneva 2024

 

The Road Trip Expo is the Swiss event dedicated to road trips with driving training in 4x4 mode, off-road driving advice , meetings , discussions with professionals in the sector.

If you want to attend conferences , testimonials from adventurers , advice on life in a van , you know which show to go to next November!

The Road Trip Expo is part of the Geneva International Fair “Les Automnales” : an event bringing together more than 900 exhibitors from numerous sectors: Fashion, Outdoors, Lifestyle, Health and Well-Being, Gastronomy, Sport and mobility, etc.


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Location: Palexpo (Geneva) (1218)
Dates: From November 8 to 10, 2024
Price: Information to follow
Possibility of bivouac: No

 

24. Adventure Fair

 

Adventure Fair in Belgium 2024

This Belgian lounge is dedicated to holidays in the great outdoors . For a weekend, the ephemeral exhibition center will bring together exhibitors and speakers of converted vehicles, road books, etc. The Salon de l'Aventure is the ideal place to share experiences and discuss numerous travel ideas.


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Location: Strépy-Thieu funicular elevator Le Roeulx Belgium (7070)
Dates: From September 27 to 29, 2024
Price: Free entry
Possibility of bivouac: Access to a 4x4 bivouac space (with WC) for 2 nights €15, access to a motorhome tarmac parking space for 2 nights €10

 

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The 6 events where we will be present:
1. Camper Van Weekend in Brissac
2. Vanlife Expo in Grenoble
3. In Van Simone in Issoire
4. All-terrain and travel show in Valloire
5. SVA Montélimar
6. Camper Van Weekend in Chantilly
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    And you, which Vanlife and outdoor events do you plan to participate in ? We hope to meet you at our Casambu stand at one of these events (and on the roads)!

    Ori & Aurel - Casambu

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