10-Day Road Trip in Belgium and France from Brussels to Ghent, Paris, Angers, and Fontainebleau

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Embark on an unforgettable 10-day multi-country road trip across Belgium and France! If traveling through picturesque landscapes and immersing yourself in the captivating cultures of destinations like Brussels, Laeken - Laken, Ghent, Paris, Versailles, and Angers sounds like your idea of a great vacation, this iconic European tour is for you.

This enchanting 10-day multi-country tour allows you to journey through 2 extraordinary countries in Europe.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of Belgium, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. Explore charming locales such as Brussels, Laeken - Laken, Ghent, and Cambron-Casteau, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

As you move on to the second country, France, prepare to be mesmerized by its diverse and vibrant landscapes. Immerse yourself in the allure of Paris, Versailles, Angers, Chambord, Blois, Cheverny, and Fontainebleau, where every street tells a story, and every corner reveals a new adventure.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 2 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories.

In more detail, this carefully crafted travel itinerary invites you to stay 4 nights in Belgium and 5 nights in France. During these 10 days, you will be able to fully embrace the extraordinary beauty and immersive wonders of top destinations such as Brussels, Laeken - Laken, Ghent, Paris, Versailles, and Angers.

Throughout your tour around Europe, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

You can review and select your preferred accommodation for each destination of your road trip around Belgium and France in the booking widget to the right of your screen. Or, scroll down to the travel itinerary for each day of your trip.

Upon your arrival in Belgium, you’ll be greeted by the captivating city of Brussels. Here, you're going to collect your chosen rental car and begin your 10-day adventure. While in Brussels, you’ll have the chance to visit some of the best attractions in the city, including Grand-Place and the fascinating St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels. This is only the start of all the wonders you'll be able to experience throughout your tour around Europe.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Paris’s Louvre Museum. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across Belgium and France will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy!

Shop at the popular shopping centers in Brussels, Laeken - Laken, Ghent, Paris, Versailles, and Angers and embark on a quest for rare souvenirs to give your friends and family back home. Shopping abroad is a fun experience that allows you to discover exclusive items that may not be available in your home country. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 10-day self-drive adventure in Belgium and France. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail.

Make the most of this multi-country holiday package by adapting it to your needs. Effortlessly include top-tier car rental services and drive through the continent’s enchanting landscapes with confidence. The included insurance coverage ensures a seamless and stress-free journey. Choose from a range of lavish or wallet-friendly lodgings to wake up well-rested on each day of your trip. Add flight tickets for a smooth arrival and departure. Lastly, upgrade your road trip experience with the best tours and activities along your route to have something fun to look forward to at each destination.

This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries in one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in Belgium and France.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Brussels, Grand Place in beautiful summer sunrise, BelgiumBrussels / 3 nights
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 3 nights
East Flanders - region in BelgiumEast Flanders / 1 night
Blois - city in FranceBlois
Angers - city in FranceAngers / 1 night
Fontainebleau - city in FranceFontainebleau / 1 night
Photo of Villepreux is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France.Villepreux
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Photo of Eiffel Tower in Paris, France best Destinations in Europe.Eiffel Tower
Photo of beautiful summer view of Louvre Museum, one of the world's most important museums, historic monument and parisian landmark, Paris, France.Louvre Museum
Photo of Arc de Triomphe  Early in the morning with the French flag, France.Arc de Triomphe
Photo of Champ de Mars view from top of Eiffel tower looking down see the entire city as a beautiful classic architecture, France.Champ de Mars
Photo of beautiful Grand Place surrounded by guild halls in Brussels, Belgium.Grand-Place
Photo of the Sacred Heart (Sacre Cœur Basilica),on Montmartre hill, Paris, France.Sacré-Cœur
Photo of Versailles palace outside Paris at sunset, France.Palace of Versailles
Photo of Luxembourg gardens and palace with puffy clouds in Paris, France.Jardin du Luxembourg
Photo of Corner of the Tuileries Garden with flower bed and alley with sculptures in Paris in springtime, France.Tuileries Garden
AtomiumAtomium
Photo of the Musee d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine.Musée d'Orsay
Photo of view of a traditional African landscape with straw huts in the steppe at the zoo Pairi Daiza, Belgium.Pairi Daiza
photo of La Villette Park with the Canal of the Basin of the Villette with boat at beautiful morning in Paris, France.La Villette
photo of Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysees at morning in Paris, France.Place de la Concorde
Photo of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on a bright afternoon in Spring, France.Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Photo of The Panthéon is a monument in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.Panthéon
Photo of famous medieval castle Château de Chambord, France.Château de Chambord
photo of the beautiful Jardin des Plantes at morning in Paris is the main botanical garden in France.Jardin des plantes
Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, Îlot Sacré, Quartier du Centre - Centrumwijk, Brussels, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumRoyal Gallery of Saint Hubert
Photo of Palais or Opera Garnier & The National Academy of Music in Paris, France.Palais Garnier
Sainte-ChapelleSainte Chapelle
Photo of Parc du Cinquantenaire with the triumphal arch. Brussels, Belgium.Cinquantenaire
Pont Alexandre IIIPont Alexandre III
Photo of the historic city of Ghent with famous medieval Gravensteen Castle on a beautiful sunny day with blue sky and clouds in summer, Belgium.Gravensteen
photo of the medieval Fontainebleau palace (Chateau de Fontainebleau) at beautiful summer in France.Palace of Fontainebleau
St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels, Quartier de la Cathédrale, Brussels, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumSt Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
Photo of building of the European parliament is one of the most spectacular buildings in brussels and adjacent park is popular place to relax, Belgium.Brussels Park
photo of Chateau Royal de Blois, facade of the Louis XII wing, France. This old castle is landmark of Loire Valley and located in Blois city. French palace of Renaissance in summer.Château Royal de Blois
photo of the beautiful Château de Cheverny from apprentice's garden in France.Château de Cheverny
Photo of the Mont des Arts or Kunstberg is an urban complex and historic site in the centre of Brussels, Belgium. Architecture and landmarks of Brussels.Mont des Arts - Kunstberg
Photo of the Bois de la Cambre park in Brussels with its lake on a bright summers day, Belgium.Bois de la Cambre
Photo of Live art performance by Belgian artist Ben Heine at Natural Science Museum during Museum Night Fever.Museum for Natural Sciences of Belgium
AutoworldAutoworld Brussels
Forêt de Fontainebleau
photo of view of Leopold park with pond, birds and people in Brussels, Belgium.Leopold Park
Het ZinnekeHet Zinneke
Exposition Permanente Tintin Les Secrets de Moulinsart

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Day 1

Day 1 – Brussels - arrival day

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  • Mont des Arts - Kunstberg
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in Belgium and France begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Brussels in Belgium. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Brussels for 2 nights.

Catch an early flight to Belgium to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Brussels before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

Mont des Arts - Kunstberg is a travelers’ favorite in Brussels, and today you’ll have the opportunity to discover it too! This one-of-a-kind attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 14,649 visitors.

Find your way to your hotel in Brussels. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in Belgium. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy lively vibes in central Brussels. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across Belgium and France.

Elevate your stay in Brussels by dining at this restaurant. Renowned for its prestigious 1 Michelin-star rating and a variety of mouthwatering dishes, Barge consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional organic cuisine.

Another popular dining spot in Brussels is La Villa Lorraine by Yves Mattagne, which holds a rating of 2 Michelin stars. This Bib Gourmand establishment’s inviting atmosphere and menu leave a lasting impression on everyone who dines here. Its modern and classic menu, characterized by its exquisite flavors, is a true testament to La Villa Lorraine by Yves Mattagne’s culinary excellence.

If you’re in the mood to try something different, consider reserving a table at Bozar Restaurant. This celebrated dining spot in Brussels is renowned for its creative meals and modern french and creative menu. Countless guests have praised this Bib Gourmand restaurant, adding to its 2 Michelin-star status.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Delirium Café, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Delirium Café has charmed many with its 4.5 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 18,478 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Poechenellekelder, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Poechenellekelder captures hearts with its 4.6 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 2,331 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Monk, another local party gem in Brussels. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,758 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Your multi-country road trip in Belgium and France has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Brussels and Laeken - Laken

  • Brussels
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Drive 26 km, 1 hour 34 min

  • Autoworld Brussels
  • Cinquantenaire
  • Grand-Place
  • Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
  • Atomium
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Day 2 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Brussels. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 1 night more before hitting the road again.

One place travelers keep coming back to in Brussels is the magnificent Autoworld Brussels. Around 9,782 visitors have rated this excellent automobile museum and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

We also recommend you explore the amazing Cinquantenaire on this leg of your adventure in Belgium. This attraction is a well-known urban park that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 35,271 travelers.

The remarkable Grand-Place is known to be one of the best places to visit in Brussels, and its average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 151,037 traveler reviews is proof.

Dive deeper into Brussels by exploring the captivating Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert. With a stellar average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 38,465 travelers, make sure this wonderful site is on your Brussels exploration list!

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Brussels’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Belgium and France.

Elevate your experience by savoring a meal in The Lobster House, a distinguished dining establishment in Brussels. It has a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews of 2,528 satisfied guests and a menu that’s committed to quality and flavor.

Another dining spot you shouldn't miss while in Brussels is Café Walvis. This popular restaurant’s appealing menu has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, thanks to the positive reviews shared by 2,654 happy diners.

Pasta Divina stands out as a local favorite in Brussels. It offers a menu that promises to take you on a flavorful journey. Due to its reputation for delivering a good dining experience, it has earned a 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,190 customers.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to La Porte Noire, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, La Porte Noire has charmed many with its 4.5 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 1,483 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Bar Des Amis, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Bar Des Amis captures hearts with its 4.3 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 1,677 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Brussels Beer Project // Dansaert Brewery, another local party gem in Brussels. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,046 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Belgium and France! Enjoy your evening in Brussels to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 3

Day 3 – Brussels and Ghent

  • Brussels
  • East Flanders
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Drive 72 km, 2 hours 7 min

  • St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
  • Brussels Park
  • Leopold Park
  • Museum for Natural Sciences of Belgium
  • Bois de la Cambre
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On day 3 of your multi-country road trip across Belgium and France, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Brussels in Belgium. In the evening, you’ll end up in Ghent, where you will stay for 1 night.

In Brussels, the extraordinary St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels awaits. This attraction is a valued church that boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 18,958 travelers' reviews.

Another of the best travel destinations in Brussels is the spectacular Brussels Park. This attraction is an urban park that is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 19,267 visitors, making it a captivating highlight for all travelers.

You could then travel to the amazing Leopold Park. This local park and wonder has an overall review score of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 5,661 visitors, proving its popularity among travelers.

Museum for Natural Sciences of Belgium is another attraction you might want to add to your Brussels exploration itinerary. This natural history museum is a popular stop among travelers in the area, as seen in its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 12,190 reviews and annual visitor count of approximately 26,239 people.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, consider dropping by a well-loved spot among locals — Bois de la Cambre - Ter Kamerenbos. More than a popular urban park and attraction, Bois de la Cambre - Ter Kamerenbos offers visitors an immersive journey of the rich cultural tapestry of Brussels. Bois de la Cambre - Ter Kamerenbos boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 12,843 traveler reviews.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Brussels today.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Ghent. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Ghent boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of Belgium.

Indulge in an exquisite dining experience at Publiek. Renowned for its prestigious 1 Michelin-star rating and an array of mouthwatering dishes, Publiek consistently impresses foreign and local diners, garnering praise for its exceptional modern cuisine.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Trollekelder. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,614 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant. This popular bar in Ghent is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,971 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Hot Club Gent. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Hot Club Gent has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,741 reviews.

Take in the ambiance of Ghent as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Ghent and Paris

  • Paris
  • East Flanders
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Drive 304 km, 3 hours 49 min

  • Gravensteen
  • Jardin des plantes
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 4 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 3 stops. Today you will experience some of the highlights of this European tour package, that is, the wonderful destinations of Ghent in Belgium and Paris in France. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Paris. Paris will be your home for 3 nights.

One of today’s main highlights is the unforgettable Gravensteen. This outstanding museum and travel destination inspires so many travelers each year. Garnering an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5 from 28,715 travelers, a visit to the remarkable Gravensteen is worth pages in your travel diary.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Paris. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Paris. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Reserve a table at Restaurant Guy Savoy, a renowned restaurant in Paris. This culinary gem and its delectable cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,143 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Le Bistrot Du Perigord while in Paris. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 584 discerning diners.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

Experience a taste of Paris at Kitchen Galerie Bis, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 512 customers.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to La Coupole, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, La Coupole has charmed many with its 4.3 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 9,580 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Le Fumoir, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Le Fumoir captures hearts with its 4.3 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 3,606 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Le Mesturet, another local party gem in Paris. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 2,547 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Paris

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Drive 32 km, 1 hour 40 min

  • Champ de Mars
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • La Villette
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On day 5, you will wake up in Paris with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 2 nights left in Paris before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across Belgium and France.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Paris today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Champ de Mars. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 172,488 visitors.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Eiffel Tower. This incredible attraction and lattice tower holds an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to 322,389 visitors. Up to 6,207,303 people visit this fantastic attraction every year.

According to travelers in Paris, the extraordinary Arc de Triomphe is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and triumphal arch gets around 2,743,823 visits annually and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 193,235 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible church building, Sacré-Cœur. Up to 11,000,000 people visit this attraction every year, and around 118,527 visitors have rated it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

If you’re up for another attraction, check out the popular commune of france, La Villette. This attraction is rated an average 4.4 out of 5 stars among 56,497 visitors.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Paris. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in France in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Angelina, an acclaimed dining establishment in Paris. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 13,038 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Au Pied de Cochon while experiencing the best of Paris. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 10,684 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of The Bombardier, an elegant culinary destination in Paris. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,775 previous guests.

Wrap up your evening by visiting the renowned Little Red Door, a must-visit hotspot in the city of Paris. This bar has garnered an impressive average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, backed by 1,722 delighted customers.

Alternatively, quench your thirst at the popular Bisou. , consistently rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Or, for an authentic local recommendation, head over to Experimental Cocktail Club, one of the top-rated bars in Paris, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,338 satisfied customers.

Celebrate day 5 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Paris

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Drive 9 km, 1 hour 14 min

  • Panthéon
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Palais Garnier
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Wake up and see what day 6 of your great European road trip in Belgium and France has in store for you! You will be staying in Paris for 1 night before continuing your journey to the next destination.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Paris is the fantastic Panthéon. As an appreciated mausoleum and local gem in the area, Panthéon has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 43,649 reviews.

Next up on your agenda, you will find the extraordinary Jardin du Luxembourg. This attraction is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 94,043 visitors, so don't miss the opportunity to experience it for yourself!

Join countless others in discovering the allure of Musée d'Orsay, a standout art museum and attraction that's captivated the hearts of many. It has a stellar rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 71,115 reviewers, so it's no surprise that it attracts as many as 3,651,616 visitors annually.

Experience the magic that has drawn so many to the doorstep of the outstanding Tuileries Garden. This garden is a highly recommended attraction in the city boasting an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 92,172 visitor reviews.

Just around the corner lies the magnificent Palais Garnier, a popular opera house and attraction many visitors enjoy. More than 34,053 people have rated this attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of France's delectable cuisine at one of Paris's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Solera Paris : Bar à Cocktail. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Paris boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from around 1,221 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Paris is Le Petit Châtelet. It has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,057 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at Les Fous de l'Île, in Paris. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,046 satisfied customers.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at The Highlander, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. The Highlander boasts an impressive 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,285 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at Café de Paris V, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. Café de Paris V has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 981 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, L'Imprévu Café. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5-star from 981 customers.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Paris, Versailles, and Angers

  • Paris
  • Angers
  • Villepreux
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Drive 320 km, 4 hours 1 min

  • Louvre Museum
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Pont Alexandre III
  • Palace of Versailles
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 7 of your multi-country journey across Belgium and France. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 3 vibrant destinations - Paris in France. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat for a restful slumber at one of the best hotels in Angers. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Paris, including the outstanding Louvre Museum. Having an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 260,788 reviews and welcoming more than 2,825,000 visitors each year, this fascinating art museum and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in the city.

Paris is also home to the captivating place de la Concorde, a local square considered one of the highlights of the city. About 54,229 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.5 out of 5 stars, proving its popularity.

The extraordinary Pont Alexandre III is another unforgettable place you can visit on this leg of your journey in Paris. This extraordinary deck arch bridge and tourist hot spot boasts a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 27,899 travelers.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Angers.

As the sun sets on day 7 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Angers's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of France to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Angers has them.

Make sure to reserve a table at Bistrot des Ducs, an iconic dining spot in Angers. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to culinary innovation is evident in its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 1,756 satisfied guests.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy culinary excellence at Crêperie du Château while in Angers. This renowned dining destination showcases an exquisite menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, treasured by 558 previous guests.

Delight in the culinary creations of La Reserve, a favorite in Angers. Its innovative menu offers a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. With a reputation for excellence, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 2,483 discerning guests.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Mamie Fada, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Mamie Fada has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,549 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Le Héron carré, a crowd-favorite. Around 1,625 customers have rated their experience at Le Héron carré an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

La Cour - Angers belongs to the list of the best bars in Angers, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,026 bar-goers.

Celebrate day 7 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Angers, Chambord, Blois, Cheverny, and Fontainebleau

  • Blois
  • Fontainebleau
  • Suèvres
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Drive 405 km, 4 hours 37 min

  • Château Royal de Blois
  • Château de Cheverny
  • Exposition Permanente Tintin Les Secrets de Moulinsart
  • Château de Chambord
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On day 8 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in Belgium and France, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 4 destinations, Chambord in France. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Fontainebleau, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you arrive, take a break from the road to indulge in some sightseeing.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Fontainebleau of your choice.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Fontainebleau’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in Belgium and France.

As the night falls in Fontainebleau, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 9

Day 9 – Fontainebleau, Cambron-Casteau, and Brussels

  • Brussels
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Drive 386 km, 5 hours 4 min

  • Palace of Fontainebleau
  • Forêt de Fontainebleau
  • Pairi Daiza
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Dive into day 9 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across Belgium and France. Today you will jump into the car and make your way to Fontainebleau in France and Cambron-Casteau in Belgium, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Brussels. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Fontainebleau is the fantastic Palace of Fontainebleau. As an appreciated château and local gem in the area, Palace of Fontainebleau has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 21,054 reviews.

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Brussels. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Belgium's delectable cuisine at one of Brussels's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Make a reservation at Le Cirio, a popular dining spot in Brussels. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 2,548 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Le Marmiton while indulging in the charm of Brussels. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, cherished by 1,876 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of The Blue Restaurant, a treasured establishment in Brussels. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 1,345 satisfied guests.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, Barbeton. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,044 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Little Delirium. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 648 customers.

Churchill's cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 688 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.3 out of 5 stars average rating.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in Belgium and France! Enjoy your evening in Brussels to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Brussels - departure day

  • Brussels - Departure day
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  • Het Zinneke
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On day 10 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Brussels before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across Belgium and France. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

On your last day in Belgium, take time to indulge in shopping at Brussels’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of Belgium. Each store here is brimming with unique finds.

In Brussels, the extraordinary Het Zinneke awaits. This attraction is a valued point of interest that boasts an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 5,221 travelers' reviews.

Get a last taste of Belgium’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Brussels and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across Belgium and France.

Many previous guests have raved about this restaurant.

The time has come to say farewell to Brussels for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 10-day European road trip in Belgium and France with fond memories. Safe travels!

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