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It has “Marcel” character: Scandinavian interior, turquoise blue bodywork, XXL steering wheel, bay-window windshield… Mathilde was able to show off on board during her road trip in the Landes. And quickly realized the sympathy capital offered by driving this 1971 Westfalia: “Everyone was smiling at us! We were given the peace sign with the thumb and little finger raised, like “it’s cool”! » That’s life in a combi.

Clearly, the van is the star of this summer 2021. It is everywhere: in the press and bookstores, on TV and of course on social networks. On the Instagram account of Pierre and Camille, alias the_roadtripperswe only see “Georges”: “ a Combi T3 Club Joker from 1982, 1.6 liter diesel paid 4,900 euros. He hosted us for five months. We liked him a lot, but he was too temperamental, so we took advantage of his popularity to sell him and buy a Kangoo Maxi. We called her “Rosalie”. say these two digital nomads (Pierre Rouxel and Camille Visage have published “Leaving in a van. The guide to traveling differently” at Larousse) who have swapped their office to live in their converted van, a computer screen on their knees and a guitar on the bench seat.

“Marcel”, “Georges”, “Paloma”, “Gaston”, “Kiki”, “Billy”… There are small names, under the retro! So many ultra-acclaimed travel companions, and even more strongly since the end of confinement. “It responds to archaic impulses to move,

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