10-Day France road trip from Marseille to Valence, Beaune, Paris, and Auxerre

Notre Dame de la Garde Cathedral and Statue Of Child And Lion in Marseille, France
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Duration
10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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9 nights included
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10 days included
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Description

Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 10-day road trip through France.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in France. With this perfectly planned travel package, you will stay 2 nights in Marseille, 1 night in Valence, 1 night in Beaune, 3 nights in Paris, 1 night in Auxerre, and 1 night in Lyon, experiencing the ultimate road trip in France. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Marseille, Valence, Beaune, Paris, Auxerre, Avallon, and Lyon. We'll help you experience the best 10 days in France you can imagine so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Marseille, you'll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you'll be off to discover some of the most popular attractions in France, including the stunning Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum.

You'll have an extensive selection of accommodations to choose from throughout your road trip. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, catering to all budgets. Whether you're in the mood for luxurious five-star hotels or cozy, budget-friendly accommodations, we've got you covered.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights in France. From the magnificent Arc de Triomphe to the breathtaking Champ de Mars and Sacré-Cœur, your journey will take you on a thrilling adventure through some of the most iconic travel destinations in the country. Your discovery doesn't end there. Make sure to marvel at the remarkable Jardin du Luxembourg and learn more about the unique Palace of Versailles to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. As you hit the open road and drive through Marseille, Valence, Beaune, Paris, Auxerre, Avallon, and Lyon, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of France. Whether you're exploring enchanting small towns, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there's always something new and exciting to experience in France.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in France. You'll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you'll never have a boring moment on your road trip through France.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you multiple opportunities to look for souvenirs to memorialize your road trip in France.

You'll return home having experienced the very best of everything France has to offer. Each twist and turn of the journey adds a unique charm to your travel tales.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of France. You'll be booked at the best hotels for 9 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 9 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You'll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. Make your vacation in France extra special by adding tours and tickets to each day of your itinerary.

The best services in France fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in France today!

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Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Photo of Villepreux is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France.Villepreux
Saint Jean Castle and Cathedral de la Major and the Vieux port in Marseille, France.Marseille / 2 nights
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 3 nights
Beaune - city in FranceBeaune / 1 night
The City of Lyon in the daytime.Lyon / 1 night
Photo of aerial view of Valence historical city of France.Valence / 1 night
Auxerre - city in FranceAuxerre / 1 night
Avignon - city in FranceAvignon

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Attractions

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 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
Photo of the Musee d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine.Musée d'Orsay
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 the greenhouse of the Parc de la Tete d'Or, Lyon, France.Parc de la Tête d'Or
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 the beautiful Jardin des Plantes at morning in Paris is the main botanical garden in France.Jardin des plantes
Photo of Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde in Marseille, a port city in southern France.Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille)
photo of Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes), once fortress and palace, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe, at morning, Avignon, France.Palais des Papes
Photo of Palais or Opera Garnier & The National Academy of Music in Paris, France.Palais Garnier
Sainte-ChapelleSainte Chapelle
Pont Alexandre IIIPont Alexandre III
Aerial view of The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Lyon city.The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a minor basilica in Lyon.Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
photo of the medieval Fontainebleau palace (Chateau de Fontainebleau) at beautiful summer in France.Palace of Fontainebleau
Parc national des Calanques, Les Baumettes, 9th Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceCalanques National Park
photo of the equestrian monument of King Louis XIV in Place Bellecour at morning in Lyon, France.Place Bellecour
Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean, La Joliette, 2nd Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceMucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean
Pont d'Avignon, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FrancePont d'Avignon
Gardens of Versailles, Versailles, Île-de-France, FranceGardens of Versailles
Palais LongchampPalais Longchamp
Saint Jean Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste) in Lyon, France, EuropeLyon Cathedral
Yachts reflecting in the still water of the old Vieux Port of Marseilles beneath Cathedral of Notre Dame, France, on sunriseOld Port of Marseille
Jardin des Doms, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceJardin des doms
L'Ombrière de Norman Foster, Opéra, 1st Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceL'Ombrière de Norman Foster
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre
Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre
Grotte de Champ Retard
facade of Saint-Pierre d'Avignon basilicaÉglise Saint Pierre (Avignon)

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Day 1 – Marseille - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Marseille - arrival day

  • Marseille - Arrival day
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  • Old Port of Marseille
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Your road trip adventure in France begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Marseille. You’ll stay in Marseille for 2 nights, experiencing all the best things to do and see in the city.

Marseille has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Old Port of Marseille. This attraction is a seaport and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,120 visitors.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Your stay promises to be a delightful continuation of your exploration, providing comfort and tranquility to recharge for the adventures that lie ahead.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Marseille, L'Épuisette. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 830 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Marseille is Twist Avenue. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 618 customers.

Locals recommend AM par Alexandre Mazzia as one of the best restaurants in the city of Marseille. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 614 customers.

Marseille also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Marseille is Les 3 Frères. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,017 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Marseille is Bistrot l’Horloge. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,794 customers.

Locals also enjoy O'BRADY'S IRISH PUB. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,572 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 10-day vacation in France!

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Day 2 – Valence

Day 2

Day 2 – Valence

  • Marseille
  • Valence
  • More

Drive 248 km, 3 hours 52 min

  • Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean
  • Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille)
  • Calanques National Park
  • Palais Longchamp
  • More

As you rise to greet the dawn on day 2 of your epic road trip in France, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Marseille. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Valence. You’ll stay in Valence for 1 night. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Marseille’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Marseille, start your day with a visit to the amazing Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean. This much-appreciated museum and attraction is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 19,446 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille). This church building and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 36,436 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular Calanques National Park to make the most of your road trip across France. The spectacular Calanques National Park is a park that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 19,632 visitors.

The lovely Palais Longchamp is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 12,768 visitors have left this water tower average ratings of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

After soaking up all the sights and sounds that Marseille has to offer, you'll be ready to hit the open road and continue your unforgettable road trip towards the city of Valence. Valence offers plenty of options for top-rated hotels and other places to stay that fit all travel budgets.

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in France!

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Day 3 – Caluire-et-Cuire and Beaune

Day 3

Day 3 – Caluire-et-Cuire and Beaune

  • Lyon
  • Beaune
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Drive 272 km, 3 hours 40 min

  • Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
  • Lyon Cathedral
  • Place Bellecour
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or
  • More

Rise and shine on day 3 of your road trip in France. Today, you'll wake up in Valence and embark on a scenic drive to Beaune, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 1 night. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Valence and Lyon before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Valence. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful parc de la Tête d'Or. This attraction is a park that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 50,621 visitors.

Wave goodbye to Caluire-et-Cuire and continue your journey by car. If you want to break up today’s drive into two, take the opportunity to stop and discover what the city of Lyon has to offer.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. This attraction is a minor basilica that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 25,765 visitors.

If you want to explore more, visit the incredible Lyon Cathedral. This catholic cathedral and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,228 reviews.

Another site you could visit today is the top-rated Place Bellecour. This square and travel destination is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 20,560 visitors.

The lovely parc de la Tête d'Or is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 50,621 visitors have left this park an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

When you're done with your sightseeing in Lyon, it's time to continue your drive to the city of Beaune. When you arrive in Beaune you’ll check in at one of the best hotels in the area.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Le Bout du Monde. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 343 customers.

Locals also recommend Le Bistrot du Coin, another of the best restaurants in Beaune. Le Bistrot du Coin is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 109 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Le Rest O Bar. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 101 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation.

End your day by raising your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure in France, and look forward to more great days to come!

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Day 4 – Paris and Fontainebleau

Day 4

Day 4 – Paris and Fontainebleau

  • Paris
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Drive 317 km, 3 hours 38 min

  • Palace of Fontainebleau
  • Jardin des plantes
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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Rise and shine on day 4 of your road trip in France. Today, you'll wake up in Beaune and embark on a scenic drive to Paris, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 3 nights. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Beaune and Fontainebleau before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Beaune. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Jardin des plantes. This attraction is a botanical garden that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 40,461 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Sainte Chapelle. This attraction, a beloved chapel, has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 32,376 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Beaune is the stunning Notre-Dame de Paris. This catholic cathedral and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 45,788 visitors. Approximately 12,000,000 travelers come to Beaune every year to see this fascinating attraction.

Wave goodbye to Paris and continue your journey by car. If you want to break up today’s drive into two, take the opportunity to stop and discover what the city of Fontainebleau has to offer.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Palace of Fontainebleau. This attraction is a château that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 21,054 visitors.

When you're done with your sightseeing in Fontainebleau, it's time to continue your drive to the city of Paris. When you arrive in Paris you’ll check in at one of the best hotels in the area.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Restaurant Guy Savoy. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,143 customers.

Locals also recommend Le Bistrot Du Perigord, another of the best restaurants in Paris. Le Bistrot Du Perigord is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 584 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Kitchen Galerie Bis. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 512 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit La Coupole to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Paris, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 9,580 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Le Train Bleu. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Le Train Bleu has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,110 customers.

Le Fumoir is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,606 customers.

End your day by raising your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure in France, and look forward to more great days to come!

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Day 5 – Paris

Day 5

Day 5 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 33 km, 1 hour 44 min

  • Champ de Mars
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Palais Garnier
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • La Villette
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Day 5 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Paris has to offer. Cherish the 2 nights you have left in Paris by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Paris. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations in the city of Paris, like the extraordinary Champ de Mars. This attraction is an urban park and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 172,488 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Paris, which gets around 6,207,303 annual visits, is the spectacular Eiffel Tower. This attraction is a lattice tower and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 322,389 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Palais Garnier. This opera house has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 34,053 visitors.

Sacré-Cœur is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This church building is a popular destination among visitors in Paris. Rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 118,527 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit. In one single year, this attraction usually gets more than 11,000,000 visitors.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider La Villette. La Villette is a commune of france and popular attraction in Paris. More than 56,497 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Paris does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Paris on this day of your trip.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in France, be sure to eat at Angelina, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Paris. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 13,038 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Paris is the popular Au Pied de Cochon. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 10,684 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Paris is To Restaurant Paris. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,267 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Le Mesturet is one of the best bars in the city of Paris for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,547 customers.

Little Red Door is another of the most popular bars in the city of Paris. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,722 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Paris is The Bombardier. The Bombardier has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,775 customers.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of Paris!

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Day 6 – Paris

Day 6

Day 6 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 7 km, 1 hour

  • Panthéon
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Louvre Museum
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Day 6 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Paris has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Paris by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the city.

There are plenty of attractions, markets, and restaurants for you to experience today in the city of Paris. Your accommodation will be conveniently located close to several of the best attractions you won't want to miss.

You'll be able to visit more of the best travel destinations in the city of Paris, like the extraordinary Panthéon. This attraction is a mausoleum and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 43,649 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Paris is the spectacular Jardin du Luxembourg. This attraction is an urban park and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 94,043 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Musée d'Orsay. This art museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 71,115 visitors. Up to 3,651,616 people visit this popular attraction every year.

Tuileries Garden is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This garden is a popular destination among visitors in Paris. Rated at an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 92,172 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Louvre Museum. Louvre Museum is an art museum and popular attraction in Paris. More than 260,788 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars. If you visit this attraction, you’ll be one of 2,825,000 people who do so each year.

Your discovery of Paris does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Paris on this day of your trip.

After a long day of exploring some of the most popular attractions in France, be sure to eat at Chez Papa Montparnasse - Denfert 14ème, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Paris. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,702 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Paris is the popular Solera Paris : Bar à Cocktail. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,221 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Paris is Jules Verne. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,525 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Harry's New York Bar is one of the best bars in the city of Paris for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,751 customers.

Dirty Dick is another of the most popular bars in the city of Paris. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,508 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Paris is Bisou. Bisou. Has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,248 customers.

Stopping at one of these popular bars is the perfect way to celebrate another incredible day in the magical city of Paris!

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Day 7 – Paris, Versailles, and Auxerre

Day 7

Day 7 – Paris, Versailles, and Auxerre

  • Paris
  • Auxerre
  • Villepreux
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Drive 207 km, 3 hours 11 min

  • Place de la Concorde
  • Pont Alexandre III
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Gardens of Versailles
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Day 7 of your road trip will take you to the city of Paris and the city of Versailles. You’ll stay in Auxerre for 1 night.

One of the best places to explore in the city of Paris today is place de la Concorde. This excellent attraction is a square that has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 54,229 visitors.

We also recommend you visit the amazing Pont Alexandre III, an outstanding deck arch bridge, in the city of Paris. Around 27,899 travelers rated this attraction with 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Paris is Arc de Triomphe. Attracting over 2,743,823 visitors in a single year, it's clear that Arc de Triomphe is one of the top sights of the area. This amazing attraction is a triumphal arch and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 193,235 visitors.

To experience the local culture, see more of France, and meet new people at the same time, we highly recommend you go on a tour. You’ll find many top-rated and popular tours in the city, offering unique experiences that will inspire you. On this tour, you can go on an epic adventure to some of the best places to visit in France. You also get to admire popular places of interest.

You could then travel to Palace of Versailles for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the city of Versailles. This popular attraction is a château and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 119,665 visitors. Approximately 4,741,758 people visit Versailles every year to see the fantastic Palace of Versailles.

This outstanding french formal garden has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,133 travelers.

You’ll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Auxerre.

Be sure to celebrate another day of your incredible road trip adventure through France with a toast!

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Day 8 – Avallon and Lyon

Day 8

Day 8 – Avallon and Lyon

  • Auxerre
  • Lyon
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Drive 309 km, 3 hours 32 min

  • Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre
  • Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre
  • Grotte de Champ Retard
  • More

Day 8 of your road trip through France gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You'll start your day with some exploring in the city of Auxerre and end it at a top-rated hotel in the city of Lyon. You will stay in Lyon for 1 night. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Auxerre is the amazing Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre - Baie 129. This attraction is a stained glass window that is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,232 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Auxerre by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in France. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before it's too late.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Lyon, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Bouchon Tupin, one of the best restaurants in the city of Lyon. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 969 customers.

Locals also recommend L'Institut Restaurant as one of the best restaurants in the city of Lyon. L'Institut Restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 853 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Lyon is Flair Restaurant. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 726 customers.

After dinner, visit L Bar food & drink, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Lyon. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,758 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Black Forest Society. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 500 customers.

Alternatively, Kaffee Berlin is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Lyon. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,079 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through France!

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Day 9 – Avignon and Marseille

Day 9

Day 9 – Avignon and Marseille

  • Avignon
  • Marseille
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Drive 332 km, 3 hours 49 min

  • Pont d'Avignon
  • Église Saint Pierre (Avignon)
  • Palais des Papes
  • Jardin des doms
  • More

As you rise to greet the dawn on day 9 of your epic road trip in France, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Avignon. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Marseille. You’ll stay in Marseille for 1 night. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Avignon’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Avignon, start your day with a visit to the amazing Pont Saint-Benezet (Le Pont d'Avignon). This much-appreciated best-rated sightseeing destination and attraction is rated 4.2 out of 5 stars by 17,658 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Église Saint Pierre (Avignon). This church building and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 297 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular Palais des Papes to make the most of your road trip across France. The spectacular Palais des Papes is a palace that has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 36,931 visitors. Every year, around 616,210 travelers include this attraction on their travel itinerary.

The lovely Jardin des doms is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 3,201 visitors have left this urban park average ratings of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

After soaking up all the sights and sounds that Avignon has to offer, you'll be ready to hit the open road and continue your unforgettable road trip towards the city of Marseille. Marseille offers plenty of options for top-rated hotels and other places to stay that fit all travel budgets.

After you’ve settled into your accommodation, we recommend a dinner at the popular Coogee. This popular restaurant is one of the locals’ most recommended restaurants in the city, with ratings of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 533 reviews.

The remarkable Le Bouchon Provençal is another top restaurant in Marseille we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,207 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, the famous Chez Roger is also an excellent choice. This well-loved restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,502 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Marseille, the fantastic O'Malley. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,796 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful La Caravelle. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,587 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is Le Café de la Banque. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,223 customers, so don’t forget to check this one out as well!

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in France!

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Day 10 – Marseille - departure day

Day 10

Day 10 – Marseille - departure day

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Day 10 of your road trip in France is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Marseille before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

L'Ombrière de Norman Foster is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Marseille. This must-see tourist destination and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,449 visitors.

Take a stroll along the main shopping streets of Marseille and find some souvenirs to remind you of your road trip in France.

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Marseille at Nul Part Ailleurs before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,400 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Paulette - Restaurant Vieux Port for your last chance at a meal in the city of Marseille. The Paulette - Restaurant Vieux Port restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,345 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try La cigale vieux port. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 918 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Marseille. We wish you a pleasant journey home, with many wonderful memories of your unforgettable vacation in France!

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