This is a stunning and imposing vehicle offering superb build qaulity throughout and lots of great touches - like a built-in coffee machine!
Le Voyager Homeur 2008
LE Voyageur are part of the Pilote Group, who have seemingly achieved incredible things with everything from the City Van to the six-wheeler Explorateurs.
And this is a fitting flagship to show off the ultimate in motorhome design.
Of course, Le Voyageur are not newcomers to the top end of the leisure vehicle market and their unusually bespoke approach is refreshingly different in a ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ world – but the new Homeur is something else.
Based on a Mercedes Sprinter 518 (five-tonne) chassis it features bronze and cream exterior paintwork – but you could choose any colour you like.
Similarly, the interior is built to order – but judging by reaction to the largely black and white décor of the model we saw at the 2007 Dusseldorf show - Le Voyageur will be busy replicating this design.
A design that conceals all the cupboard catches, has flooring that looks as if it belongs in a millionaire’s yacht and features a bathroom with the biggest showerhead I’ve ever seen.
And it’s not just the yacht-like internal appearance that is like nothing else on the market, the spec list is pretty impressive too.
From the Corian worktops and duo-tone leather to the combined microwave and oven, the dishwasher and the coffee maker that disappears into a worktop at the press of switch, the Homeur will not just impress the neighbours but everyone who steps aboard.
It has an onboard generator and a built-in hoover too and neat LED lighting, plus a layout that features this year’s de rigeur item – an island bed.
At the back there’s a full-sized garage, specifically designed to take the latest Piaggio scooter – a novel vehicle in itself with two small wheels at the front.
With a payload of 880kg you’ll still have plenty of capacity for Champagne and caviar, even with the scooter on board. All this doesn’t come cheap – and the model we saw at Dusseldorf had more than £20,000 of extras – but the Homeur was our star of the show.
This review first appeared in the November 2007 issue of Which Motorcaravan. To subscribe to the magazine, click here.