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France Road Trip

Paris - Amiens - Rouen - Caen - Saint Malo - Vannes - Nantes - Bordeaux - Arcachon - Toulouse - Carcassonne - Montpellier - Orange - Avignon - Marseille - Le Lavandou - Saint Maxime - Nice - Grasse - Gap - Lyon - Dijon - Nancy - Metz - Reims

Expect on your itinerary

Beach Beach
Urban life Urban life
Culture Culture
Historical sites Historical sites
Landscape Landscape
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
France Road Trip ACTIVATE MAP Stages25 km4,190 h/stage2.7

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a France Road Trip in France?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,260EUR drive & more 563EUR sleep & more 2,222EUR eat & more 2,688EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 5,473EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 6,733EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,764EUR drive & more 750EUR sleep & more 3,696EUR eat & more 4,032EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 8,478EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 10,242EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 3,528EUR drive & more 1,025EUR sleep & more 5,918EUR eat & more 5,376EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 12,319EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 15,847EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 6,300EUR drive & more 1,138EUR sleep & more 1,540EUR eat & more 2,688EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 5,366EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 11,666EUR
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France Road Trip Itinerary

Embark on a journey of discovery and adventure with the France Road Trip! Starting in Paris and ending in the same city, this 4190km route takes you through some of the most beautiful and historically rich towns and cities that France has to offer. You can expect to visit Amiens, Caen, Saint Malo, Vannes, Bordeaux, Arcachon, Toulouse, Carcassonne, Avignon, Marseille, Le Lavandou, Saint Maxime, Grasse, and Gap. This road trip is best done during the summer months, when the weather is warm and the roads are in excellent condition. You will have the opportunity to explore historical sites, landscapes, and beaches along the way, including many UNESCO Heritage Monuments. Be aware that some of the roads can be curvy and narrow, but the overall experience is well worth the effort. This road trip is suitable for all drivers and will provide a lifetime of memories and experiences, although it should be noted that it can be expensive.
number of days 28 number of days
route length 4,190 km route length
budget high budget
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accident level moderate accident level

START Paris

Distance 4,190 km Driving time 68.5 h Pace: modest 1,089.5 kWh Airports BVA , CDG
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Paris, France is an iconic destination, making it the perfect starting point for a road trip named "France Road Trip". With its world-renowned landmarks, iconic architecture, and bustling atmosphere, it is a must-see destination. For those flying into Paris, Charles de Gaulle International Airport (IATA: CDG) is the closest major airport. From here, visitors can easily find car rentals to begin their exploration of the city and its surrounding areas. Once in the city, visitors will be able to explore the iconic Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and the iconic Louvre Museum, which houses some of the world’s most famous artworks. Other popular attractions include the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Sacré-Coeur Basilica, and the Musée d’Orsay. Visitors will also be able to explore Paris’s many charming neighborhoods. From the trendy bars and cafes of the Marais and the Latin Quarter to the chic boutiques of St. Germain-des-Prés and Montmartre, there is something for everyone. Paris is also known for its delicious cuisine, with plenty of restaurants serving traditional French fare such as steak frites, ratatouille, and crêpes. No matter what your interests are, Paris is sure to have something for you. From its iconic landmarks and attractions to its charming neighborhoods and delicious cuisine, visitors will be sure to have an amazing time in Paris.

1 Paris - Amiens

Distance 148 km Driving time 1.7 h Pace: fast 44.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for a road trip from Paris to Amiens? This 148 km journey will take you less than 2 hours to complete and you’ll get to see some amazing sites along the way. Start your journey in Paris, the City of Lights, and explore the iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum. As you leave the capital of France, you’ll pass through some beautiful countryside and picturesque landscapes. Make sure to take a few pictures of the rolling hills and lush green fields. Along the way, you’ll also come across some UNESCO World Heritage sites. When you reach Amiens, you’ll be able to explore the Gothic cathedral, the Hortillonnages floating gardens, and the Somme battlefields. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the “Itinerary” section of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and hit the road!

2 Amiens - Rouen

Distance 120 km Driving time 1.3 h Pace: fast 36.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready to explore the beauty of the Picardy region? Start your road trip in Amiens, where you can find many historical sites such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Hortillonnages floating gardens. From Amiens, drive south to Rouen, a city full of charm and history. Along the way, you will pass through some of the most beautiful scenery in France. The drive will take you about two hours, and is only 120 km. As you drive, you'll be able to admire the rolling hills, lush forests, and picturesque villages of Picardy. Once you arrive in Rouen, you'll be able to explore the city's many attractions, such as the Rouen Cathedral and the Gros Horloge clock tower. You can also take a leisurely walk along the Seine River, or take a boat ride to admire the stunning views of the city. Don't forget to try the city's famous specialty, the Rouen Duck! This stage of your road trip is sure to be a memorable one. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, be sure to check out the "Itinerary" of this stage. Bon voyage!

3 Rouen - Caen

Distance 142 km Driving time 2.0 h Pace: fast 42.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you looking for an exciting road trip that takes you through some of France's most beautiful and historic cities? Then look no further than the Rouen to Caen road trip! This 142 km journey will take you less than two hours to complete, and you'll be able to take in some of the most stunning sights that France has to offer. Start your journey in Rouen, a city rich in history, culture, and art. Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets of the old town, admire the architecture of the historic churches, and explore the many museums and galleries. Continue your journey to Caen, where you can explore the city's medieval past. Visit the Abbey of Saint-Etienne, the Château de Caen, and the Memorial of Caen, a museum dedicated to the Second World War. Along the way, you'll be able to take in the beautiful landscapes of the Normandy countryside, including the rolling hills and lush green fields. Experience the best of both worlds on this amazing road trip. You'll get to explore the history and culture of two of France's most beautiful cities, while also taking in the stunning scenery of the French countryside. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

4 Caen - Saint Malo

Distance 253 km Driving time 3.6 h Pace: fast 75.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an exciting road trip from Caen to Saint Malo! This 253 km drive will take you fewer than 4 hours and will be full of interesting sites and breathtaking views. Start your journey in Caen and explore the historic city centre, the 11th-century castle, and the two abbeys. Then, continue to the charming town of Bayeux, where you can admire the famous Bayeux Tapestry. Don’t forget to visit the 11th-century cathedral and the Museum of the Battle of Normandy. Next, drive to the picturesque town of Mont Saint Michel. Admire the stunning views of the fortified abbey and take a walk on the cobblestone streets. Continue your journey to the beautiful city of Dinan. Enjoy the medieval centre, the 15th-century castle, and the half-timbered houses. Finally, end your journey in Saint Malo. Explore the magnificent walled city, the cobblestone streets, and the beautiful beaches. Take your time to enjoy the amazing sites, the scenic roads, and the historical sites along the way. More information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route is available in the "Itinerary" of this stage. So, pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable road trip from Caen to Saint Malo!

5 Saint Malo - Vannes

Distance 213 km Driving time 3.7 h Pace: modest 55.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome road-trippers! This stage of your journey will take you from the city of Saint Malo in France to Vannes in France. The route is around 213 km and it can be completed in less than 4 hours. On your way, make sure to pay attention to the historical sites and the scenic roads. You will pass through the villages of La Ville-es-Nonais, Muzillac, and Questembert. In Saint Malo, you can visit the Château de Saint-Malo, a castle that was built in the 15th century. You can also take a stroll along the beach and admire the views of the sea. In Muzillac, you can visit the Église Saint-Pierre, a church that was built in the 12th century. There is also a nearby megalithic monument that is worth a visit. In Questembert, you can visit the Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation, which is dedicated to the French Resistance during World War II. Finally, in Vannes, you can explore the old city, which is full of cobblestone streets, half-timbered houses, and old churches. You can also visit the Vannes Cathedral, which was built in the 12th century. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

6 Vannes - Nantes

Distance 161 km Driving time 2.8 h Pace: modest 42.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for a spectacular road trip from Vannes to Nantes? This 161 km journey will take you less than 3 hours and you can expect to see some of the most stunning sites in France. Start your journey in Vannes, a beautiful coastal city in the south of Brittany. Here, you can explore the old town, the Vannes Cathedral and the Vannes Aquarium. After that, you can head to the nearby Golfe du Morbihan, an amazing bay with a variety of islands, beaches, and marshlands. Continue your journey to Nantes, the capital of the Pays de la Loire region. Here, you can explore the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, the Jardin des Plantes, the Passage Pommeraye and the Machines de l’Île. On the way, you will also pass through the charming towns of Auray, La Roche-Bernard and Pornic. This is just one of the stages of a larger tour, so make sure to keep your eyes open for other interesting sights. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check the "Itinerary" of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip now and enjoy the incredible sights of Vannes and Nantes!

7 Nantes - Bordeaux

Distance 353 km Driving time 6.8 h Pace: modest 91.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an amazing road trip from Nantes to Bordeaux? This 353km journey will take you less than 7 hours, and you will get to explore some of the most interesting places in France! Start your journey in Nantes, one of the most beautiful cities in the Loire Valley and home to the Château des Ducs de Bretagne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you drive down the Loire Valley, you’ll also have the chance to explore the ancient city of Angers and its famous Château d’Angers. Continue your journey and make a stop at Poitiers, the city of 100 spires, and explore the Poitiers Cathedral, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, make your way to Bordeaux, a city known for its world-famous vineyards and wine. Here you’ll have the chance to visit the Place de la Bourse and the Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux. Don’t forget to check the “Itinerary” of this stage for more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route. Enjoy your road trip!

8 Bordeaux - Arcachon

Distance 85 km Driving time 1.9 h Pace: modest 22.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an unforgettable road trip experience? Start your journey in the beautiful city of Bordeaux, France and make your way to Arcachon, just 85km away. The drive will take less than two hours, so you can take your time and enjoy the picturesque landscapes, historical sites, and scenic roads. Along the way, make sure to stop at the gorgeous beaches of Arcachon Bay, the lively harbor of Cap Ferret, and the charming town of Andernos-les-Bains. You can also explore the bird sanctuaries and dune landscapes of the Pilat Dune, the largest sand dune in Europe. Don’t forget to visit the famous oyster farms of Arcachon and the colorful market of Bordeaux. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the Itinerary of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and start your road trip adventure!

9 Arcachon - Toulouse

Distance 328 km Driving time 5.0 h Pace: fast 98.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for a thrilling road trip from Arcachon to Toulouse? This route is only 328 km and can be done in less than 5 hours, so it's perfect for a weekend getaway! Start your journey in Arcachon, situated on the Atlantic coast, and explore the beautiful beaches and the nearby sand dunes. Don't forget to visit the famous Arcachon Bay and the picturesque fishing harbor. As you make your way to Toulouse, take time to explore some of the historical sites along the way. The 13th century Château de Duras and the 15th century Château de Monteton are both worth a visit. Enjoy the scenic road and take a break at the beautiful town of Marmande. When you reach Toulouse, don't miss out on the Basilica of St. Sernin, the impressive City Hall, and the charming Place du Capitole. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, check out the "Itinerary" of this stage. Have a fun and safe journey!

10 Toulouse - Carcassonne

Distance 207 km Driving time 3.0 h Pace: fast 62.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an exciting road trip from Toulouse, France to Carcassonne? This 207km journey will take you less than 3 hours, and you will be able to explore some of the most interesting historical sites of the region. Along the way you will be able to visit the UNESCO Heritage sites of the Canal du Midi, the Abbey of Saint-Savin, and the Château de Foix. You will also be able to enjoy the picturesque views of the Pyrenees Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Make sure to take some time to explore the charming towns of Revel, Castelnaudary, and Mirepoix. Don't forget to take some photos while driving on the winding roads of the Corbières. And of course, don't miss the chance to visit the beautiful city of Carcassonne! For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the Itinerary of this stage. Enjoy your road trip!

11 Carcassonne - Montpellier

Distance 213 km Driving time 4.4 h Pace: modest 55.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an amazing road trip from Carcassonne to Montpellier? This 213 km journey takes less than 5 hours and is one of the most scenic routes you will ever experience! Start your journey in Carcassonne, the beautiful city of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, and explore its ancient walls, towers, and cobbled streets. Visit the Château Comtal and the Basilique Saint-Nazaire and don’t forget to take some pictures of the stunning views of the Pyrenees Mountains. Continue your journey to Montpellier, the capital of the region and one of the oldest cities in France. Admire its beautiful buildings and its lively atmosphere. Visit the historic Place de la Comédie and the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre. Enjoy the delicious local cuisine and the vibrant nightlife. This is only a brief description of the road trip from Carcassonne to Montpellier. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the Itinerary of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable road trip!

12 Montpellier - Orange

Distance 110 km Driving time 1.3 h Pace: fast 33.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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Embark on an unforgettable road trip from Montpellier to Orange! This 110 km journey will take you less than 2 hours, giving you plenty of time to explore the most interesting places along the way. Start your trip in Montpellier, a vibrant city with plenty of historical sites to explore. Make sure to visit the Place de la Comédie, the oldest square in the city, and the Musée Fabre, a renowned art museum. Then, continue your journey to Orange, passing through some UNESCO World Heritage sites. Once you arrive in Orange, explore the Roman amphitheater, the Triumphal Arch and the ancient theater. Don't forget to visit the Musée Louis Vouland and the Musée de l'Olivier, two amazing museums. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants and campsites along the route, check out the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your trip!

13 Orange - Avignon

Distance 35 km Driving time 1.1 h Pace: slow 8.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you looking for a great road trip adventure? Then come join us on our journey from Orange to Avignon, a 35 km drive that takes less than an hour. Along this route, you will find some of the most beautiful and interesting sites in the region. Start your journey in Orange, home to the famous Roman Theatre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to take a walk around the theatre and marvel at its ancient architecture. As you drive to Avignon, you will pass through many scenic roads and small villages. Keep your eyes open for historical sites, including the 12th-century Château de Suze-la-Rousse, the 16th-century Château de Saint-Paul, and the Church of Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth. Note that some sections of the road may be narrow, so drive with caution. As you reach Avignon, you can explore the city’s many attractions, including the Papal Palace and the famous Pont Saint-Bénézet bridge. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please consult the “Itinerary” of this stage. So why wait? Pack your bags and join us on this exciting road trip from Orange to Avignon!

14 Avignon - Marseille

Distance 132 km Driving time 2.3 h Pace: modest 34.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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If you're looking for a spectacular road trip, then look no further than Avignon to Marseille! This 132km journey, which can be completed in less than three hours, will take you through some of the most beautiful and historically rich areas of France. Start your journey in Avignon, where you can take in the sights of the Palais des Papes, the largest Gothic palace in Europe, or explore the narrow streets of the city's old town. Be sure to take a few hours to discover the incredible frescoes of the Romanesque church of St-Pierre. Continue your journey to the picturesque countryside of Provence, where you can marvel at the rolling hills and vineyards, before arriving in Marseille. Here, you can explore the city's vibrant old port, visit the iconic Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica, or relax on the beach. As you make your way through this incredible journey, be sure to take in the historical sites, picturesque landscapes, and scenic roads. This is just one stage of a larger tour, so don't forget to look up more information on the attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants and campsites along the route in the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your trip!

15 Marseille - Le Lavandou

Distance 116 km Driving time 3.2 h Pace: slow 26.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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Start your road trip adventure from Marseille, France and explore the beautiful city before heading to Le Lavandou, 116 km away. This drive will take you less than 4 hours, and you will be able to take in the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and the beautiful coastline. Along the way, you will also drive through some winding roads and narrow sections, so pay attention to the scenic road. Be sure to make stops at the quaint villages of La Cadière-d'Azur, Cavalaire-sur-Mer, and Bormes-les-Mimosas to experience the local culture and cuisine. Once you reach Le Lavandou, you can explore the sandy beaches and coves, as well as the picturesque harbor. Don't forget to take some time to enjoy the local seafood. More information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route is available in the "Itinerary" of this stage. So, don't hesitate and start your journey!

16 Le Lavandou - Saint Maxime

Distance 58 km Driving time 1.8 h Pace: slow 13.4 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome road-trippers! Let us take you on an exciting journey from Le Lavandou to Saint Maxime, a 58km drive that will take you less than 2 hours. Along the way, you'll be able to enjoy the stunning views of the French Riviera, as well as visit some of the most interesting places in the area. In Le Lavandou, make sure to visit the beautiful beach of Saint-Clair, where you can take a refreshing dip in the Mediterranean Sea or enjoy a romantic sunset. Also, don't miss the chance to visit the Tour Fondue, a 16th century fortification that offers stunning views of the area. The winding road from Le Lavandou to Saint Maxime offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and the French Alps. Make sure to stop at the historic town of Bormes-les-Mimosas, where you can admire the colorful houses and the beautiful gardens. Once you arrive in Saint Maxime, you'll be able to explore the old city center, where you'll find many charming shops, restaurants and cafes. Also, make sure to visit the beautiful beaches of Saint Maxime, where you can relax and enjoy the sun. This is just one stage of a larger tour, and more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants and campsites along the route is available in the "Itinerary" of this stage. So, pack your bags and get ready for a memorable road trip!

17 Saint Maxime - Nice

Distance 104 km Driving time 3.6 h Pace: slow 23.8 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the road trip stage from Saint Maxime to Nice! This scenic drive will take you through the most beautiful landscapes of the French Riviera. The total distance of the route is 104 km and it will take you less than 4 hours to complete. As you drive, you will be able to admire the picturesque views of the Mediterranean Sea, winding roads, and historical sites. Make sure to keep your eyes open for the most beautiful landscapes and monuments that this route has to offer. During your drive, you will pass through some of the most stunning sites in the region, such as the old town of Saint-Maxime, the medieval village of Gassin, the coastal town of Saint-Tropez, and the city of Nice. Make sure to take a break and explore each of these places, as they all have something unique to offer. Be sure to visit the old town of Saint-Maxime, where you will find narrow cobblestone streets, beautiful churches, and a charming harbor. Gassin is a picturesque medieval village, and it is the perfect place to take some pictures. In Saint-Tropez, you will find some of the most beautiful beaches and a vibrant nightlife. Lastly, the city of Nice is the perfect place to end your journey. Here, you will find a variety of attractions, ranging from art galleries to historical monuments. Remember, some sections of the route are very winding, so make sure to drive carefully. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the Itinerary of this stage. Enjoy your road trip!

18 Nice - Grasse

Distance 103 km Driving time 3.0 h Pace: slow 23.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the beautiful road trip from Nice to Grasse! This 103km journey will take you less than 3 hours to complete. You'll get to explore some of the most beautiful places in France. Start your journey in Nice and make sure to take in the stunning sights of the Mediterranean Sea. Visit the iconic Promenade des Anglais and marvel at the beauty of the city. Continue your journey and make sure to take the winding roads to Grasse. On the way, you'll pass through the picturesque villages of Gourdon and Tourrettes-sur-Loup. Once you arrive in Grasse, you'll be treated to some of the most amazing sights in France. Visit the historic old town and take in the stunning views of the pre-Alps. Enjoy a stroll through the streets and take in the fragrances of the world-famous perfumeries. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the Itinerary of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready for an exciting road trip from Nice to Grasse!

19 Grasse - Gap

Distance 206 km Driving time 3.1 h Pace: fast 61.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome road-trippers! Our journey starts in Grasse, the world-famous perfume capital of France. From here, we'll drive 206 km to our destination, Gap, in less than 4 hours. On the way, you'll be able to admire the beautiful landscapes of the French Alps. In Grasse, you'll find the International Perfume Museum, where you can learn about the history of perfumery and the art of perfume-making. You'll also be able to visit the Notre-Dame-du-Puy Cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century. Once you reach Gap, you'll be able to explore the old town, which is full of charming narrow streets and quaint squares. Here, you'll find the Notre-Dame-du-Bourg Cathedral, which was built in the 11th century, as well as the Musée des Tissus et des Arts Décoratifs, which has an impressive collection of fabrics and decorative arts. As you drive, don't forget to take in the stunning views of the Alps, as well as the many historical sites you'll pass along the way. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your road trip!

20 Gap - Lyon

Distance 217 km Driving time 3.3 h Pace: fast 65.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an exciting road trip from Gap to Lyon? This 217 km journey will take you fewer than 4 hours and you will be able to explore the best of France! Start your tour in Gap, a city known for its beautiful old town, the breathtaking Gap Cathedral, and the unique Musée de Gap. Then, head to the city of Sisteron, where you can visit the ancient Citadelle de Sisteron and the magnificent Musée de la Préhistoire. As you drive, you will come across some UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Vercors Regional Natural Park and the Chartreuse Regional Natural Park. Make sure to take some time to admire the stunning views along the way! Finally, arrive in Lyon, a city full of history, culture, and delicious food. Here, you can explore the cobblestone streets of Old Town, the impressive Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, and the beautiful Parc de la Tête d’Or. For more information, check the Itinerary of this stage. Enjoy your road trip!

21 Lyon - Dijon

Distance 214 km Driving time 2.5 h Pace: fast 64.1 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for a spectacular road trip from Lyon to Dijon? This 214 km journey will take you fewer than 3 hours, and you will be able to explore the best of two of the most beautiful cities in France! Starting in Lyon, you can explore the city’s famous Roman ruins, including the Amphitheatre of the Three Gauls and the ruins of the Temple of Augustus and Livia. You can also visit the Notre-Dame de Fourvière Basilica and the Parc de la Tête d’Or. When you arrive in Dijon, you can explore the city’s many historical sites, including the Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, the Church of Notre-Dame and the Museum of Fine Arts. You can also explore the city’s many parks and gardens, including the Jardin Darcy and the Parc de la Colombière. Throughout your journey, you can also enjoy the breathtaking views of the French countryside and take in the unique culture of each city. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the “Itinerary” of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready for an unforgettable road trip from Lyon to Dijon!

22 Dijon - Nancy

Distance 225 km Driving time 2.1 h Pace: fast 67.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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Are you ready for an unforgettable road trip from Dijon to Nancy? This 225 km journey will take you less than 2 hours and will reveal some of the most beautiful historical sites in France. From Dijon, you will be passing through some of the UNESCO Heritage sites, so make sure to keep an eye out for those! During your journey, you will also have the chance to admire the stunning landscapes that this route has to offer. Once you reach Nancy, you will be able to discover the beautiful city center and its architectural gems. Don't forget to check out the itinerary of this stage for more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route. So, buckle up and enjoy the ride!

23 Nancy - Metz

Distance 55 km Driving time 0.7 h Pace: fast 16.6 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the road trip stage from Nancy to Metz! This 55 km journey will take you less than one hour, and you will get to explore some of the most interesting places in France! Start your journey in Nancy, the city of art and history. Visit the Nancy Cathedral, the Place Stanislas, and the Museum of Fine Arts. As you drive to Metz, make sure to stop and admire the beauty of the Moselle River. You will also pass by the famous Fort of Montmédy, a fortress dating back to the 17th century. In Metz, you will find the Gothic Cathedral of Saint-Étienne, the Imperial Citadel, and the Pompidou Centre Metz. Don't forget to enjoy the nightlife of the city, with its many bars and restaurants. On this road trip stage, you will get to explore some of the most beautiful places in France. Make sure to pay attention to the historical sites you will find along the way. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

24 Metz - Reims

Distance 191 km Driving time 1.8 h Pace: fast 57.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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Greeting fellow road-trippers! Are you ready to explore the historic cities of Metz and Reims? This 191 km journey will take you less than 2 hours to complete. On your way, you will be able to admire the stunning landscapes of the French countryside. In Metz, you can visit the beautiful Gothic Cathedral, the Church of Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains, and the Place de la République. Reims is home to the famous Notre-Dame de Reims cathedral, the Tau Palace, and the Saint-Remi Basilica. All these places are great examples of French architecture and history. You will also be able to enjoy some of the best French wines. Don't forget to stop by a local winery and taste some of the finest Champagne. We hope you enjoy your journey and make sure to check the "Itinerary" of this stage for more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route. Bon voyage!

25 Reims - Paris

Distance 200 km Driving time 2.4 h Pace: fast 60.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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Start your road trip in Reims, France, and enjoy a scenic drive to Paris in just under 3 hours. This 200km journey will take you through some of the most picturesque landscapes and historical sites in the region. Along the way, you'll be able to visit UNESCO Heritage sites and take in the beauty of the French countryside. Keep your eyes peeled for the stunning Château de Chantilly, which is one of the most beautiful castles in the region. As you approach Paris, don't forget to stop at the iconic Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Reims, which is a must-see for any visitor to the area. For a truly memorable experience, make sure to take a guided tour of the inside of the cathedral. Finally, you'll arrive in Paris, the City of Lights. Make sure to check out the world-famous Louvre Museum, the Eiffel Tower, and the Champs-Élysées. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Bon voyage!

  Paris

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Paris, France is the final destination on the France Road Trip. The city is full of iconic landmarks, museums, and attractions that are sure to make your visit memorable. The Eiffel Tower is the most iconic of all the sites. Towering over the city and visible from many locations, the Eiffel Tower is a must-see for all travelers. Other iconic sites include the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and more. The city also offers plenty of other attractions that are sure to please. For those who appreciate art, the Musée d'Orsay and the Centre Pompidou are must-visits. For those who love fashion, the Champs Elysees is the place to be. Food lovers will also find plenty to do in Paris, from traditional French cuisine to international flavors. For those traveling by car, the city is easily reached by highway. A road trip through France is the perfect way to experience the country and its rich culture. However, those traveling by air can fly into Charles de Gaulle Airport (IATA: CDG) and take a train or taxi into the city. Paris is the perfect end to a French road trip. From iconic landmarks to delicious cuisine, the city has something for everyone. Make sure to take the time to explore all that Paris has to offer before heading home.

France Road Trip at a glance

We have no doubt that our tour will become a great inspiration for your future travels.
The itinerary we’ve suggested can be used as a base that can be recreated in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with interesting attractions.
If you are planning on travelling by car in France, there are a number of essential traffic regulations to follow and a number of elements to bear in mind to make your journey smooth. The following road rules will surely become useful for all holidayers considering renting a vehicle or camper rental in France.
When driving around France, there are a number of road rules to be kept in mind. In France, if you are planning to drive, try to avoid spirits at all. Travellers should remember that the legal alcohol limit for drivers is low and is only 0.5‰. When driving around the city streets, the maximum permissible speed is 50km/h. Around rural areas, there is a possibility to travel at the maximum permissible speed of 90km/h. Exceeding 130km/h on motorways is penalised. It is best to equip your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit and drive with your headlights on at daytime for safety reasons.
You’re probably wondering about the costs of the whole trip. Of course, depending on the needs of the travellers, the money that you have to spend may vary. Let’s have a look at the budget options.
If you go for the cheapest option, you have to pay the maximum of 563 EUR for fuel to cover the planned 4,190km while travelling around France. Economy accommodation options will cost tourists more or less 2,222 EUR. Tourists who take advantage of this option will spend about 2,688 EUR on restaurants and food. Travellers will have to pay around 1,260 EUR if they aim for the cheapest hire car option as well. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the costs of the road trip from about 5,473 EUR to approximately 6,733 EUR.
Holidayers who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay approximately 750 EUR for the gasoline needed to cover the road trip. Cost amounting to 3,696 EUR can be expected by all drivers who are looking for standard accommodation options. The general cost of food and restaurants within this range is roughly 4,032 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard hire vehicle can expect a cost of roughly 1,764 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total more or less 10,242 EUR for holidaymakers who would like to try car rental and 8,478 EUR for those who are not interested in renting.
Tourists who seek the highest level of comfort will be pleased with the premium option. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total about 15,847 EUR for holidaymakers who are considering car rental and 8,478 EUR for those who do not want to rent. Travellers who want to cover the itinerary in a premium hire car can expect a cost of roughly 3,528 EUR. In the premium option of the trip, you have to spend the maximum of 1,025 EUR on the gasoline needed to cover the trip. Holidaymakers who would like to go for top services in all aspects of their road trip should expect to pay approximately 5,918 EUR for accommodation and about 5,376 EUR for restaurants and food.
Our tour is also a superb opportunity for all camper enthusiasts. If you choose this mode of transport, you should expect the costs of more or less 6,300 EUR. Gasoline costs when travelling in a camper should amount to about 1,138 EUR. Travellers who are considering camper hire should expect to pay about 1,540 EUR for overnight stays and more or less 2,688 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section presents all the presented details in an easy to follow way.
The period between April and September is perfect to explore the part of France showed in our France Road Trip. If France Road Trip has inspired you, check out other intriguing scenic drives and road trips that are available on our website. We hope that the great variety of travel opportunities will surely come up to the expectations of the most demanding holidaymakers.

Facts for safer driving in France

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 90 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 130 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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