12-Day France road trip from Paris to Caen, Nantes, Tours, and Orléans

Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.
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12 days & 11 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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11 nights included
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12 days included
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 12-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 5 nights in Paris, 2 nights in Caen, 2 nights in Nantes, 1 night in Tours, and 1 night in Orléans, experiencing the ultimate road trip in France. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Paris, Caen, Nantes, Tours, Auzouer-en-Touraine, and Orléans. We'll help you experience the best 12 days in France you can imagine so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Paris, 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 Paris, Caen, Nantes, Tours, Auzouer-en-Touraine, and Orléans, 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 11 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 11 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, 11 nights
Rental car, 12 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Photo of beautiful sunset view from the pier to yachts in the cozy port city of Cherbourg in the north-west of France.Cherbourg
Photo of Villepreux is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France.Villepreux
Angers - city in FranceAngers
Photo of Church of Saint-Pierre in Caen, Normandy, France.Caen / 2 nights
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 5 nights
Photo of Tours aerial panoramic view. Tours is a city in the Loire valley of France.Tours / 1 night
Suèvres
Photo of the Erdre River in Nantes, France.Nantes / 2 nights
Photo of traditional half-timbered houses in the old town of Rennes, Brittany, France.Rennes
Saint-Pierre-lès-Elbeuf
Blois - city in FranceBlois
Bayeux
Auzouer-en-Touraine
Rouen - city in FranceRouen
Centre-Loire Valley - region in FranceCentre-Loire Valley / 1 night

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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 Puy du Fou amusement park, in Les Epesses (France).Puy du Fou
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
Photo of Palais or Opera Garnier & The National Academy of Music in Paris, France.Palais Garnier
Photo of the Renaissance Chateau de Chenonceau, built in the XVIth century, is one of the most beautiful castles of the Loire Valley, Chenonceaux, France.Château de Chenonceau
photo of people enjoying the experience with Machines of the Isle of Nantes in Nantes, France.Machines of the Isle of Nantes
Sainte-ChapelleSainte Chapelle
Pont Alexandre IIIPont Alexandre III
photo of Place des Vosges at morning in the Marais district of Paris, France.Place des Vosges
photo of sunny panorama of Castle d’Amboise is an old French chateau is medieval landmark of Amboise city in France.Château d'Amboise
Château du Clos LucéChâteau du Clos Lucé
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
Botanical Garden, Coulmiers - Jardin des Plantes, Malakoff - Saint-Donatien, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, Metropolitan France, FranceBotanical Garden
War menorial building exterior in Caen, FranceMémorial de Caen
Château d'Angers, Centre Ville - La Fayette - Eblé, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, Metropolitan France, FranceChâteau d'Angers
photo of Villandry castle and gardens best panoramic view in sunny summer day near Tours and Blois cities in France the Loire valley region.Château de Villandry
Gardens of Versailles, Versailles, Île-de-France, FranceGardens of Versailles
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de RouenCathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Omaha Beach Memorial, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Bayeux, Calvados, Normandy, Metropolitan France, FranceOmaha Beach Memorial
photo of Thabor park (Le parc du Thabor) in Rennes is one of the finest examples of landscape art of the XIII century public parks, Thabor Park is the pride of Rennes, France.Parc du Thabor
General view.Airborne Museum
Caen Castle, Le Château, Caen, Calvados, Normandy, Metropolitan France, FranceCaen Castle
photo of Normandy German defense artillery guns in Longues-sur-Mer, France.Longues-sur-Mer battery
photo of Jardin botanique de Tours in Tours, France.Jardin botanique de Tours
Botanical Garden, Quartier Saint-Clément / Jardin des Plantes, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, Metropolitan France, FranceBotanical Garden
photo of Parc des Gayeulles in Rennes, France.Parc des Gayeulles
Cathédrale Saint-Maurice d'AngersAngers Cathedral
Vieux Tours
Cathedral Saint-Pierre de Rennes, Centre-Ville, Centre, Quartiers Centre, Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, Metropolitan France, FranceCathedral Saint-Pierre de Rennes
Château Gaillard
Château de MontpouponChâteau de Montpoupon
Château des Montgommery

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Day 1 – Paris - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Paris - arrival day

  • Paris - Arrival day
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  • Jardin du Luxembourg
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Your road trip adventure in France begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Paris. You’ll stay in Paris for 5 nights, experiencing all the best things to do and see in the city.

Paris has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Jardin du Luxembourg. This attraction is an urban park and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 94,043 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 Paris, Restaurant Guy Savoy. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,143 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Paris is Le Bistrot Du Perigord. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 584 customers.

Locals recommend Kitchen Galerie Bis as one of the best restaurants in the city of Paris. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 512 customers.

Paris also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Paris is La Coupole. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 9,580 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Paris is Le Train Bleu. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,110 customers.

Locals also enjoy Le Fumoir. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,606 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 12-day vacation in France!

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Day 2 – Paris

Day 2

Day 2 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 11 km, 57 min

  • Champ de Mars
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Louvre Museum
  • More

Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Paris has to offer. Cherish the 4 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 Tuileries Garden. This garden has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 92,172 visitors.

Musée d'Orsay is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This art museum is a popular destination among visitors in Paris. Rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 71,115 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit. In one single year, this attraction usually gets more than 3,651,616 visitors.

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 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 3 – Paris

Day 3

Day 3 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 30 km, 1 hour 35 min

  • La Villette
  • Jardin des plantes
  • Panthéon
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Sainte Chapelle
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Day 3 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 La Villette. This attraction is a commune of france and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 56,497 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Paris is the spectacular Jardin des plantes. This attraction is a botanical garden and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 40,461 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing Panthéon. This mausoleum has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 43,649 visitors.

Notre-Dame de Paris is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This catholic cathedral is a popular destination among visitors in Paris. Rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 45,788 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit. In one single year, this attraction usually gets more than 12,000,000 visitors.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Sainte Chapelle. Sainte Chapelle is a chapel and popular attraction in Paris. More than 32,376 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 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 4 – Paris

Day 4

Day 4 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 19 km, 1 hour 32 min

  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Palais Garnier
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Pont Alexandre III
  • Arc de Triomphe
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Day 4 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 Sacré-Cœur. This attraction is a church building and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 118,527 visitors. Sacré-Cœur gets around 11,000,000 visitors every year.

Another of the best travel destinations in Paris is the spectacular Palais Garnier. This attraction is an opera house and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 34,053 visitors.

You could then travel to the amazing place de la Concorde. This square has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 54,229 visitors.

Pont Alexandre III is another stop you might want to add to your itinerary. This deck arch bridge is a popular destination among visitors in Paris. Rated at an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 27,899 visitors, it’s one many travelers find worthy a visit.

If you’re interested in seeing something outstanding today, then consider Arc de Triomphe. Arc de Triomphe is a triumphal arch and popular attraction in Paris. More than 193,235 visitors have rated this place an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars. If you visit this attraction, you’ll be one of 2,743,823 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 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 5 – Rouen, Le Petit-Quevilly, and Caen

Day 5

Day 5 – Rouen, Le Petit-Quevilly, and Caen

  • Caen
  • Rouen
  • Saint-Pierre-lès-Elbeuf
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Drive 279 km, 3 hours 44 min

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
  • Botanical Garden
  • Mémorial de Caen
  • Caen Castle
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Day 5 of your road trip through France is your chance to discover two places in one day, the city of Caen and the city of Rouen. Get ready to experience some of the most famous attractions in the area!

One of the best places to visit in the city of Caen is the amazing Mémorial de Caen. This attraction is a peace museum and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,288 visitors. As one of the top sights in the area, around 349,455 people visit Mémorial de Caen every year.

You could also go sightseeing at the incredible Caen Castle. This must-see tourist destination and travel destination has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 9,915 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Caen 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 Rouen Cathedral in the city of Rouen for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a catholic cathedral and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,573 visitors.

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

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Le Sans Gêne, one of the best restaurants in the city of Caen. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,075 customers.

Locals also recommend Stéphane Carbone Restaurant as one of the best restaurants in the city of Caen. Stéphane Carbone Restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 612 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Caen is Le Bouchon Du Vaugueux. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 539 customers.

After dinner, visit Villa Eugène, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Caen. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,005 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Fleur de Sushi - Jacobins. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 699 customers.

Alternatively, Vertigo is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Caen. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 715 customers.

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

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Day 6 – Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Longues-sur-Mer, and Caen

Day 6

Day 6 – Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Longues-sur-Mer, and Caen

  • Caen
  • Bayeux
  • Cherbourg
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Drive 187 km, 2 hours 41 min

  • Longues-sur-Mer battery
  • Omaha Beach Memorial
  • Airborne Museum
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On day 6 of your road trip, you'll get the chance to experience two destinations, Longues-sur-Mer and Sainte-Mère-Église. At the end of the day, you'll drive back to Caen, where you'll stay for 1 night more.

One of the best travel destinations in the village of Longues-sur-Mer is Longues-sur-Mer battery. This amazing attraction is an artillery battery and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 7,841 visitors.

This day is also your chance to visit Airborne Museum in the village of Sainte-Mère-Église. Airborne Museum is a military museum and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 10,064 visitors. Attracting more than 180,922 yearly visitors, Airborne Museum is a top sight you might want to include in your itinerary.

You can also make your new day in France more epic with one of the most popular tours you can take part in today. The tour allows travelers to experience the enjoyment of exploring some of France’s most popular attractions and hidden treasures. Make sure to check out all options below to find the perfect adventure for you.

When you’re done exploring the area’s best attractions, you’ll drive back to your accommodation near the city of Caen.

When you arrive, we recommend eating at a restaurant that locals enjoy, like Beef & Cow. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,890 customers.

Les Fils à Maman Caen is one of the top restaurants in the city of Caen. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,976 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Caen is Le Bistronome. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,669 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at one of the best bars in the city of Caen, Delirium Café. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 776 customers.

If you’d prefer one of the top bar experiences that locals enjoy in the city of Caen, we recommend the cocktails at Balthazar. This bar has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 537 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Caen is Café de Caen. This bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,267 customers.

Raise your glass and celebrate another amazing day in the city of Caen!

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Day 7 – Ducey and Nantes

Day 7

Day 7 – Ducey and Nantes

  • Rennes
  • Nantes
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Drive 308 km, 3 hours 45 min

  • Château des Montgommery
  • Parc des Gayeulles
  • Parc du Thabor
  • Cathedral Saint-Pierre de Rennes
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Day 7 of your road trip will take you to the city of Ducey and the city of Rennes. You’ll stay in Nantes for 2 nights.

One of the best places to explore in the village of Ducey today is Château des Montgommery. This excellent attraction is a best-rated sightseeing destination that has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 395 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 village, 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 Parc des Gayeulles for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the city of Rennes. This popular attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,176 visitors.

This outstanding urban park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 11,132 travelers.

You can also stop at the popular Cathedral Saint-Pierre de Rennes in the city of Rennes. This attraction, a stunning church, has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,087 visitors.

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

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Nantes, Le Bistrot Basque de Nantes. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 730 customers.

Locals recommend Pickles as one of the best restaurants in the city of Nantes. Pickles is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 620 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Nantes is La Cantine Du Curé. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,050 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in the city of Nantes, Gigg's Irish Pub. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,840 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Délirium Café. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,288 customers.

The Coffee House is a popular bar that locals recommend in the city of Nantes. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,168 customers.

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

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Day 8 – Nantes

Day 8

Day 8 – Nantes

  • Nantes
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Drive 179 km, 2 hours 30 min

  • Machines of the Isle of Nantes
  • Botanical Garden
  • Puy du Fou
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Day 8 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Nantes has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Nantes 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 Nantes. 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 Nantes, like the extraordinary Machines of the Isle of Nantes. This attraction is an art project and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 33,332 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations in Nantes is the spectacular Botanical Garden. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 14,694 visitors.

This is a popular destination among visitors in Nantes.

Your discovery of Nantes does not have to stop there. Check out the fantastic selection of tours and tickets offered in Nantes 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 Le Cambronne Bistrot Chic, which is considered one of the best restaurants in the city of Nantes. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,595 customers.

Alternatively, another of the top restaurants in the city of Nantes is the popular LA LOCO. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,403 customers.

Another great restaurant we recommend in the city of Nantes is Le Fou du Roi. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,032 customers.

When you’ve finished your meal, Bateau-Lavoir is one of the best bars in the city of Nantes for an after-dinner drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,063 customers.

Café Sur Cour is another of the most popular bars in the city of Nantes. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 858 customers.

Alternatively, a great bar that locals enjoy in the city of Nantes is Fleming's Irish Pub. Fleming's Irish Pub has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 935 customers.

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

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Day 9 – Tours

Day 9

Day 9 – Tours

  • Tours
  • Angers
  • More

Drive 223 km, 2 hours 59 min

  • Château d'Angers
  • Angers Cathedral
  • Château de Villandry
  • Jardin botanique de Tours
  • Vieux Tours
  • More

Rise and shine on day 9 of your road trip in France. Today, you'll wake up in Nantes and embark on a scenic drive to Tours, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 1 night. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Nantes 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 Nantes. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Château de Villandry. This attraction is a château that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 13,506 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Jardin botanique de Tours. This attraction, a beloved botanical garden, has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 5,560 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Nantes is the stunning Vieux Tours. This neighborhood and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,551 visitors.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Château d'Angers. This attraction is a château that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 14,556 visitors.

If you want to explore more, visit the incredible Angers Cathedral. This catholic cathedral and attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,932 reviews.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Le Comptoir de Mamie Bigoude Tours Centre. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,883 customers.

Locals also recommend Restaurant Les Canailles, another of the best restaurants in Tours. Restaurant Les Canailles is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 784 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at Boll N Roll. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 661 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit Buffalo Grill Tours to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Tours, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 5,396 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like The Pale. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. The Pale has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,012 customers.

Hotel & Spa Oceania L'univers Tours 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 1,192 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 – Chenonceaux, Amboise, Auzouer-en-Touraine, and Orléans

Day 10

Day 10 – Chenonceaux, Amboise, Auzouer-en-Touraine, and Orléans

  • Centre-Loire Valley
  • Auzouer-en-Touraine
  • More

Drive 182 km, 3 hours 4 min

  • Château de Chenonceau
  • Château de Montpoupon
  • Château Gaillard
  • Château du Clos Lucé
  • Château d'Amboise
  • More

Day 10 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 Chenonceaux and end it at a top-rated hotel in the city of Orléans. You will stay in Orléans for 1 night. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Chenonceaux is the amazing Château de Chenonceau. This attraction is a château that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 33,253 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Chenonceaux 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 Orléans, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try La Parenthèse, one of the best restaurants in the city of Orléans. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 888 customers.

Locals also recommend Le Brin de Zinc Restaurant as one of the best restaurants in the city of Orléans. Le Brin de Zinc Restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,754 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Orléans is Les Fils À Maman Orléans. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,573 customers.

After dinner, visit Crêperie Bretonne - Restaurant de spécialités de Galettes et Crêpes fait maison, à base de produits frais & Bar breton, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Orléans. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,162 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like L'antidote. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 610 customers.

Alternatively, Garden Ice Café is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Orléans. This bar is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 2,403 customers.

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

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Day 11 – Chambord, Versailles, and Paris

Day 11

Day 11 – Chambord, Versailles, and Paris

  • Blois
  • Paris
  • Suèvres
  • Villepreux
  • More

Drive 287 km, 4 hours 14 min

  • Château Royal de Blois
  • Château de Chambord
  • Gardens of Versailles
  • Palace of Versailles
  • More

Rise and shine on day 11 of your road trip in France. Today, you'll wake up in Orléans and embark on a scenic drive to Paris, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 1 night. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Orléans and Blois 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 Orléans. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Château de Chambord. This attraction is a château that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 43,219 visitors.

Wave goodbye to Chambord 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 Blois has to offer.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Château de Blois. This attraction is a château that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 15,926 visitors.

When you're done with your sightseeing in Blois, 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.

After dinner, visit Les Fous de l'Île to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Paris, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,046 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like L'Imprévu Café. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. L'Imprévu Café has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 846 customers.

Tiger is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 831 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 12 – Paris - departure day

Day 12

Day 12 – Paris - departure day

  • Paris - Departure day
  • More
  • Place des Vosges
  • More

Day 12 of your road trip in France is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Paris 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.

Place des Vosges is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Paris. This square and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 23,305 visitors.

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

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

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