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Mont St. Michel

France Highlights Road Trip

Paris - Rouen - Mont Saint Michel - Nantes - Bordeaux - Toulouse - Avignon - Marseille - Saint Tropez - Nice

Expect on your itinerary

Road conditions Road conditions
Landscape Landscape
Security Security
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Beach Beach
Urban life Urban life
Culture Culture
Historical sites Historical sites
France Highlights Road Trip ACTIVATE MAP Stages9 km2,073 h/stage4.0

Best months to drive

I II III IV V VI
VII VIII IX X XI XII

Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a France Highlights 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 450EUR drive & more 238EUR sleep & more 792EUR eat & more 864EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,894EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 2,344EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 630EUR drive & more 313EUR sleep & more 1,320EUR eat & more 1,152EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 2,785EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 3,415EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 1,260EUR drive & more 388EUR sleep & more 2,112EUR eat & more 1,728EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 4,228EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 5,488EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 2,700EUR drive & more 463EUR sleep & more 330EUR eat & more 864EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 1,657EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 4,357EUR
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France Highlights Road Trip Itinerary

If you are looking for one of the most alluring road trips in France, France Highlights Road Trip will surely measure up to your expectations. France Highlights Road Trip is an answer to the needs of family. While behind the wheel, you will drive through such places as Paris, Mont Saint Michel, and Nantes. The route described in this article was designed for 12 days of travel, but you can easily complete it in 8. You are also free to extend your tour and explore the remaining part of what France holds in store, which is of equal interest. You will have almost 2,073km to cover, and you will spend more or less 4.0 hours a day driving. Sit comfortably in the driver’s seat and let’s begin set out!
number of days 12 number of days
route length 2,073 km route length
budget high budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level
During France Highlights Road Trip, holidayers will spend plenty of time outside the urban areas where they will have the opportunity to admire splendid nature. The road trip is a great opportunity to see a number of interesting spots at a relatively reasonable price and stress-free. France Highlights Road Trip will definitely attract holidayers who are into cultural exploration. While on France Highlights Road Trip, holidayers will also have an excellent option to visit a number of exciting historical sites. If the urban life is what interests you the most, no worries, the journey also passes through plenty of urban areas. Travellers should be prepared that the journey is more pricey owing to greater number of amenities. While in France, you should move on the right and be mindful that the road conditions are characterised by a moderate number of accidents. The period between May and October are the recommended months for the trip.

START Paris

Distance 2,073 km Driving time 36.0 h Pace: modest 539.1 kWh Airports BVA , CDG , ORY
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1 Paris - Rouen

Distance 160 km Driving time 2.5 h Pace: fast 47.9 kWh View map Itinerary
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2 Rouen - Mont Saint Michel

Distance 257 km Driving time 4.1 h Pace: fast 77.1 kWh View map Itinerary
dining venues scenic road junction of road trips accommodation options
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3 Mont Saint Michel - Nantes

Distance 206 km Driving time 3.7 h Pace: modest 53.6 kWh View map Itinerary
EV charging station dining venues junction of road trips interesting  historic site accommodation options camper parking available
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4 Nantes - Bordeaux

Distance 331 km Driving time 3.7 h Pace: fast 99.2 kWh View map Itinerary
EV charging station dining venues scenic road interesting  historic site accommodation options camper parking available junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site
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5 Bordeaux - Toulouse

Distance 367 km Driving time 4.7 h Pace: fast 110.1 kWh View map Itinerary
EV charging station dining venues scenic road junction of road trips interesting  historic site attractive landscape accommodation options
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6 Toulouse - Avignon

Distance 332 km Driving time 3.5 h Pace: fast 99.7 kWh View map Itinerary
EV charging station dining venues scenic road junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site accommodation options camper parking available
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7 Avignon - Marseille

Distance 105 km Driving time 1.2 h Pace: fast 31.5 kWh View map Itinerary
EV charging station dining venues scenic road junction of road trips interesting  historic site attractive landscape accommodation options camper parking available
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8 Marseille - Saint Tropez

Distance 200 km Driving time 8.5 h Pace: slow 45.9 kWh View map Itinerary
EV charging station dining venues scenic road stretches of winding road sections of narrow road junction of road trips interesting  historic site accommodation options
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9 Saint Tropez - Nice

Distance 116 km Driving time 4.2 h Pace: slow 26.7 kWh View map Itinerary
EV charging station dining venues scenic road stretches of winding road sections of narrow road junction of road trips interesting  historic site accommodation options
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France Highlights Road Trip Summary

We believe that our France Highlights Road Trip has become a perfect inspiration for your future holidays.
The plan we’ve prepared can be used as a foundation that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with interesting attractions.
If car travel is a travel mode that you prefer, there are a number of vital road rules to follow and a bunch of elements to remember to turn your adventure into pure pleasure. These tips will surely become useful for drivers who are considering vehicle rental or renting a camper.
In France, there are a number of traffic rules to be kept in mind while on a road trip. To be on the safe side, try avoiding alcoholic beverages at all. Travellers ought to remember that the legal alcohol limit is low and equals only 0.5‰. Never exceed the allowed speed limit when driving around the the city streets, which is 50km/h. The maximum allowed speed in non-build-up areas is 90km/h. Driving faster than 130km/h on highways is penalised. In order to stay safe, we recommend equipping your car with a first aid kit and fire extinguisher and driving with your headlights on at daytime.
How about the costs of the trip? Of course, depending on the budget option that you’re interested in, the amount of money that you have to spend on your holiday expenses will vary. Below, you will find the budget possibilities.
We estimate that the cheapest offer when it comes to gasoline to cover the planned 10 stages across France can cost approximately 238 EUR. Economy accommodation options may cost holidaymakers around 792 EUR. Travellers who want to benefit from this option will spend roughly 864 EUR on food and restaurants. If your aim is also the cheapest car hire option, you will pay about 450 EUR. Thus, the estimated travel expenses amount to around 1,894 EUR without vehicle hire and 2,344 EUR with vehicle hire.
Holidaymakers who are interested in greater comfort and the standard option will pay more or less 313 EUR for the gasoline needed to cover the itinerary. Cost amounting to 1,320 EUR can be expected by all tourists who are considering standard overnight stays. The slightly increased standard in comparison to the budget option entails costs amounting to approximately 1,152 EUR. If you are planning on hiring a car, a standard one costs about 630 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total about 3,415 EUR for travellers who would like to try vehicle hire and 2,785 EUR for those who are not interested in renting.
Drivers who are searching for the highest level of convenience will be pleased with the premium offer. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total about 5,488 EUR for holidaymakers who are considering car hire and 2,785 EUR for those who do not need a rental vehicle. Travellers who want to cover the itinerary in a premium hire car can expect a cost of roughly 1,260 EUR. When it comes to the top standard version of the trip, you need to spend the maximum of 388 EUR on the gasoline needed to cover the itinerary. Holidayers who opt for top services in all aspects of their trip should expect to pay about 2,112 EUR for hotels and approximately 1,728 EUR for food and restaurants.
France Highlights Road Trip is also a superb opportunity for all camper fans. When it comes to this means of transport, it costs around 2,700 EUR. Gasoline expenses when travelling in a camper should amount to about 463 EUR. Tourists should expect to pay more or less 864 EUR for expenses connected with food and more or less 330 EUR for accommodation if they want to travel in a camper.
The Road Trip Costs section shows all the above details in a straightforward manner.
The part of France showed in our road trip idea is great to be visited between May and October. There are multiple interesting road trips and scenic drives that are available on our website if you’d like to see other of our road trip ideas. Hopefully, the great diversity of ideas will surely meet the expectations of the most demanding drivers.

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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