10-Day France road trip from Strasbourg to Metz, Paris, Auxerre, and Besancon

Photo of aerial view of the Saint Paul Church in Strasbourg, France.
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Duration
10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
9 nights included
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10 days included
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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 Strasbourg, 1 night in Metz, 4 nights in Paris, 1 night in Auxerre, and 1 night in Besançon, experiencing the ultimate road trip in France. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Strasbourg, Metz, Paris, Auxerre, and Besançon. We'll help you experience the best 10 days in France you can imagine so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Strasbourg, 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 Disneyland Paris to truly immerse yourself in the local culture. As you hit the open road and drive through Strasbourg, Metz, Paris, Auxerre, and Besançon, 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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Included

Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Photo of traditional half-timbered houses on picturesque canals in La Petite France in the medieval fairytale town of Strasbourg, France.Strasbourg / 2 nights
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 4 nights
Reims - city in FranceReims
Photo of Metz city view of Petit Saulcy an Temple Neuf and Moselle River in Summer, France.Metz / 1 night
Auxerre - city in FranceAuxerre / 1 night
Besançon - city in FranceBesançon / 1 night
Beaune - city in FranceBeaune
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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 Disneyland Paris castle, France.Disneyland Paris
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 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 Cathedral of our lady of strasbourg in France.Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg
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 the beautiful Jardin des Plantes at morning in Paris is the main botanical garden in France.Jardin des plantes
La Petite VenisePetite Venise in Colmar
Photo of Palais or Opera Garnier & The National Academy of Music in Paris, France.Palais Garnier
Sainte-ChapelleSainte Chapelle
Pont Alexandre IIIPont Alexandre III
Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges, Willer-sur-Thur, Thann-Guebwiller, Haut-Rhin, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FranceParc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges
photo of the medieval Fontainebleau palace (Chateau de Fontainebleau) at beautiful summer in France.Palace of Fontainebleau
Old gothic cathedral of Reims, FranceReims Cathedral
photo of Park de la Orangerie in Strasbourg scenic beautiful view, Alsace region of France.Parc de l'Orangerie
Hôtel-Dieu Museum - Hospices de Beaune, Beaune, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Metropolitan France, FranceHôtel-Dieu Museum - Hospices de Beaune
Place Kléber, Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, Grand Est, Metropolitan France, FrancePlace Kléber
photo of Barrage Vauban at beautiful morning in Strasbourg, France.Barrage Vauban
Parc du Champ de Mars
Place Drouet d'ErlonPlace Drouet-d’Erlon
Le Vaisseau in StrasbourgLe Vaisseau
La Moutarderie Fallot
photo of Traditional half-timbered houses on picturesque canals in La Petite France in the medieval fairytale town of Strasbourg, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Alsace, France.Petite France
St Martin's Church
Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre
Mediaeval Palace of Tau (Palais du Tau) and palace chapel (on right) in Reims. It was bishop palace and subsequently an archbishop palace. Reims, Champagne-ardenne, France.Palais du Tau
photo of the place Drouet-d'Erlon is a place in the heart of Reims that Rémois often calls Erlon. At the center stands the Subé Fountain surmounted by the statue called La Gloria. France.Subé Fountain
Domaine Armelle et Bernard RION

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Day 1 – Strasbourg - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Strasbourg - arrival day

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

Strasbourg has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Petite France. This attraction is a neighborhood and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,245 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 Strasbourg, Au Crocodile. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 770 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Strasbourg is La Fignette. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,684 customers.

Locals recommend Restaurant Gurtlerhoft as one of the best restaurants in the city of Strasbourg. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,531 customers.

Strasbourg also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Strasbourg is Cathedral Beer Academy. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,358 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Strasbourg is Les BerThoM Strasbourg. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,862 customers.

Locals also enjoy Le Grincheux. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,261 customers.

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

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Day 2 – Metz

Day 2

Day 2 – Metz

  • Strasbourg
  • Metz
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Drive 173 km, 2 hours 23 min

  • Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg
  • Place Kléber
  • Barrage Vauban
  • Le Vaisseau
  • 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 Strasbourg. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Metz. You’ll stay in Metz for 1 night. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Strasbourg’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Strasbourg, start your day with a visit to the amazing Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg. This much-appreciated catholic cathedral and attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 55,268 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating place Kléber. This square and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 11,963 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular Barrage Vauban to make the most of your road trip across France. The spectacular Barrage Vauban is a bridge that has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,371 visitors.

The lovely Le Vaisseau is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 3,453 visitors have left this cultural center average ratings of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

After soaking up all the sights and sounds that Strasbourg has to offer, you'll be ready to hit the open road and continue your unforgettable road trip towards the city of Metz. Metz 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 Restaurant Le Jardin de Bellevue. This popular restaurant is one of the locals’ most recommended restaurants in the city, with ratings of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 574 reviews.

The remarkable Restaurant Quintessence is another top restaurant in Metz we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 520 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, the famous Heureux comme Alexandre is also an excellent choice. This well-loved restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,131 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Metz, the fantastic Les BerThoM Metz. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,261 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful Vivian's Pub Fairy. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,067 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is Irish-Pub. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 873 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 3 – Paris

Day 3

Day 3 – Paris

  • Reims
  • Paris
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Drive 333 km, 3 hours 50 min

  • Palais du Tau
  • Reims Cathedral
  • Subé Fountain
  • Place Drouet-d’Erlon
  • More

Rise and shine on day 3 of your road trip in France. Today, you'll wake up in Metz and embark on a scenic drive to Paris, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 4 nights. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Metz 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 Metz. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Palace of Tau. This attraction is a museum that has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,139 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Reims Cathedral. This attraction, a beloved catholic cathedral, has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 20,030 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Metz is the stunning Fontaine Subé. This fountain and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 219 visitors.

Next, you could make your way to the best-rated square in Metz. The popular place Drouet-d’Erlon is a great place to visit on this day of your road trip adventure. Rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 4,651 visitors, it’s one of the most popular places to see in the city.

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 4 – Paris

Day 4

Day 4 – Paris

  • 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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Day 4 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Paris has to offer. Cherish the 3 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 Arc de Triomphe. This triumphal arch has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 193,235 visitors. Up to 2,743,823 people visit this popular attraction every year.

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 5 – Paris

Day 5

Day 5 – 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 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 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 6 – Paris

Day 6

Day 6 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 8 km, 59 min

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Pont Alexandre III
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Palais Garnier
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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 Notre-Dame de Paris. This attraction is a catholic cathedral and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 45,788 visitors. Notre-Dame de Paris gets around 12,000,000 visitors every year.

Another of the best travel destinations in Paris is the spectacular Sainte Chapelle. This attraction is a chapel and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 32,376 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Pont Alexandre III. This deck arch bridge has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 27,899 visitors.

Place de la Concorde is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This square is a popular destination among visitors in Paris. Rated at an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 54,229 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Palais Garnier. Palais Garnier is an opera house and popular attraction in Paris. More than 34,053 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.7 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 Saint James Paris, 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 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,024 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Experimental Cocktail Club 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 1,338 customers.

The Highlander 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 1,285 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Paris is Café de Paris V. Café de Paris V has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 981 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, Fontainebleau, Chessy, and Auxerre

Day 7

Day 7 – Paris, Fontainebleau, Chessy, and Auxerre

  • Paris
  • Auxerre
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Drive 222 km, 2 hours 59 min

  • Jardin des plantes
  • Disneyland Paris
  • Palace of Fontainebleau
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Day 7 of your road trip will take you to the city of Paris and the city of Fontainebleau. You’ll stay in Auxerre for 1 night.

One of the best places to explore in the city of Paris today is Jardin des plantes. This excellent attraction is a botanical garden that has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 40,461 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 Fontainebleau for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the city of Fontainebleau. This popular attraction is a château and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 21,054 visitors.

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 – Beaune, Vosne-Romanée, and Besancon

Day 8

Day 8 – Beaune, Vosne-Romanée, and Besancon

  • Besançon
  • Beaune
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Drive 289 km, 3 hours 26 min

  • Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre
  • La Moutarderie Fallot
  • Hôtel-Dieu Museum - Hospices de Beaune
  • Domaine Armelle et Bernard RION
  • More

Day 8 of your road trip through France is your chance to discover two places in one day, the city of Auxerre and the city of Beaune. Get ready to experience some of the most famous attractions in the area!

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

Joining a top-rated tour in Auxerre is another excellent way to spend your new day in France. The best tours in this travel destination will take you on an exploration to some of France’s most well-known attractions and best-kept secrets.

With this tour, you’ll set out on a journey to France’s most interesting sights. As you go along this remarkable tour, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of France’s scenic spots.

You could then travel to the amazing La Moutarderie Fallot in the city of Beaune for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a best-rated sightseeing destination and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,107 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the town of Beaune is the outstanding Hôtel-Dieu Museum - Hospices de Beaune. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,805 visitors, this museum deserves a spot on travelers' bucket lists.

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

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Café des Félins, one of the best restaurants in the city of Besancon. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 671 customers.

Locals also recommend Les Tables d'antan as one of the best restaurants in the city of Besancon. Les Tables d'antan is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 756 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Besancon is La Clocherade. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 566 customers.

After dinner, visit BUFFALO GRILL BESANCON (Chateaufarine), which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Besancon. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,896 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like L'Alsacien Besançon. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,828 customers.

Alternatively, Le 1802 is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Besancon. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 854 customers.

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

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Day 9 – Colmar and Strasbourg

Day 9

Day 9 – Colmar and Strasbourg

  • Strasbourg
  • Trois-Épis
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Drive 274 km, 3 hours 52 min

  • Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges
  • St Martin's Church
  • Petite Venise in Colmar
  • Parc du Champ de Mars
  • More

Rise and shine on day 9 of your road trip in France. Today, you'll wake up in Besançon and embark on a scenic drive to Strasbourg, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 1 night. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Besançon and Munster 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 Besançon. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful St Martin's Church. This attraction is a church that has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,904 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Petite Venise in Colmar. This attraction, a beloved neighborhood, has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 39,311 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Besançon is the stunning Parc du Champ de Mars. This park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,547 visitors.

Wave goodbye to Colmar 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 Munster has to offer.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Parc naturel régional des Ballons des Vosges. This attraction is a park that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 22,175 visitors.

When you're done with your sightseeing in Munster, it's time to continue your drive to the city of Strasbourg. When you arrive in Strasbourg 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 La Hache. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,976 customers.

Locals also recommend La Cloche à Fromage RESTAURANT, another of the best restaurants in Strasbourg. La Cloche à Fromage RESTAURANT is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,637 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Au Vieux Strasbourg. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,999 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit Jeannette and the Cycleux to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Strasbourg, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,283 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Code Bar. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Code Bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 846 customers.

The Key Bar - Krutenau 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 1,077 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 10 – Strasbourg - departure day

Day 10

Day 10 – Strasbourg - 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 Strasbourg 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.

Parc de l'Orangerie is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Strasbourg. This park and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 15,139 visitors.

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

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Strasbourg at Restaurant Le Kuhn before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,352 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Le Cannibale for your last chance at a meal in the city of Strasbourg. The Le Cannibale restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,513 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try Oh my Goodness café. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,189 customers.

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

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