Useful Guides before Taking a Road Trip in France

Posted by Corine on November 20th, 2017

Want to take as many road trips as possible? Anywhere you’ve never been that is worth it? From weekend jaunts to extended vacations, here's an itinerary in France you will remember for a lifetime.


Nice is one of the most magical places on the French Riviera for a road trip. Heading to the Old Town of Nice will give you the real feel of a road trip of the Cote d’azur. The road takes you to Place Rossetti and to Chapelle de la Misericorde. Also, from Nice’s Old Town, it's a short drive to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Afterwards, spend a day enjoying the city and beaches of Nice, where you can take a dip in sea water. As a matter of fact, you can check out the Blue Flag beaches and weave your way through some fascinating art museums, including the Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art. Don't forget to take a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais before heading home.


Heading west along La Provencale quickly leaves the city of Nice behind. To be more precise, the coastal highway will take you directly through Cannes, so you can hit up all the roadside attractions of the city. There's so much to see and do in Cannes. Wind your way along the cobbled alleys of « Le Suquet » and enjoy beautiful Gothic architecture. Besides, if you enjoy luxury, then Cannes should be on your list. Driving through La Croisette is an experience that can be had on the way to the famous boulevard lined with luxury boutiques. You can even enjoy your road trip by renting a luxury car in Cannes. This is particularly highly recommended if you want to explore everything Cannes has to offer. Apart from that, take in the views of the luxury yachts and the blue ocean stretching beyond the Old Port town.


One of the most popular road trip routes for visitors is found in Avignon. The city is in fact rich in history and culture. Sites to see along the way include a stop at the Papal Palace, or the Avignon Bridge. Additionally, pay a visit to the historic center of Avignon called « Episcopal Ensemble » for the impressive art of the city. A drive across the Pont St-Bénezet and the Musée du Petit Palais are also not to be missed, with incredible views back of the old city. Take a small detour to the east of the Rue de la République, to discover the Church of Saint-Didier. If you go to this church, you will see that the art of the early Renaissance is summed up in many ways by the work of the Italian painter Francesco Laurana.


The A7 toll road goes through the city of Lyon. Take a stroll around the Vieux Lyon, which is worth it the scenery. Along your visit, consider stopping at the St Jean Cathedral, which offers the world famous Astronomical Clock ever. On the other hand, you can steel yourself for a few hours visit to the Musée des Tissus and Musée des Arts Decoratifs. It is worth exploring if you can find the time. However, if you are in search of a great place to end the day of your road trip, you should eat a delicious food. Plus, there are a number of options for hotels and restaurants alike you can find in Lyon. For instance, you can indulge in the famous regional cuisine.

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