12-Day France Road Trip from Pau to Lourdes, Carcassonne, Nimes & Lyon

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Starts in
Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Ends in
Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
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12 days & 11 nights
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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. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Pau, Lourdes, Carcassonne, Nimes, Lyon, Beaune, Paris, Blois, Tours, and Bordeaux.

We'll help you experience the best 12 days in France you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in France at Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to take in some of the best travel destinations in France, including the stunning Parc Beaumont and place Clemenceau.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. For example, in the city of Pau, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 3-star Mercure Pau Palais Des Sports. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 5-star Hotel Parc Beaumont Pau - MGallery Collection. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star Appart hotel Victoria Garden Pau. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will assist you in finding the best stay option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights, such as the magnificent Funicular in the city of Pau. Enjoy top travel destinations like the amazing La Foret des Vert'tiges and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Pau.

From the spectacular Foret Domaniale de Bastard in the city of Pau to the unforgettable Grottes de Bétharram in the city of Lourdes, you'll experience the best the area has to offer on your self-drive road trip through 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 plenty of time to shop at the best markets in France, where you'll browse souvenirs you can take home to memorialize your road trip.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything France has to offer.

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. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. 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

11 nights hotel
Breakfast
12 days car rental
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Pau - city in FrancePau
Carcassonne - city in FranceCarcassonne
Argelès-Gazost - city in FranceArgelès-Gazost
Lyon - city in FranceLyon
Nîmes - city in FranceNîmes
Beaune - city in FranceBeaune
Paris - city in FranceParis
Blois - city in FranceBlois
Tours - city in FranceTours
Blois - city in FranceBlois
Bordeaux - city in FranceBordeaux

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Attractions

Parc BeaumontParc Beaumont
Place ClemenceauPlace Clemenceau
FunicularFunicular
Grottes de Bétharram, Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre, Argelès-Gazost, Hautes Pyrenees, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceGrottes de Bétharram
Pont d'EspagnePont d'Espagne
Animal Park of the Pyrenees
Cité de CarcassonneCité de Carcassonne
Jardin de La Fontaine, Nimes, Nîmes, Gard, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceJardin de La Fontaine
Pont du GardPont du Gard
Place BellecourPlace Bellecour
Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Lyon 5e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceCathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste
La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière, Lyon 5e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceLa Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière
Fresque des LyonnaisFresque des Lyonnais
Parc de la Tête d'Or, Lyon 6e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceParc de la Tête d'Or
Les Invalides, Quartier des Invalides, 7th Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, Metropolitan France, FranceLes Invalides
Champ de Mars, Quartier du Gros-Caillou, 7th Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, Metropolitan France, FranceChamp de Mars
Eiffel TowerEiffel Tower
Arc de TriompheArc de Triomphe
La Villette, Quartier du Pont-de-Flandre, 19th Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, Metropolitan France, FranceLa Villette
Palais Garnier, Quartier de la Chaussée-d'Antin, 9th Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, Metropolitan France, FrancePalais Garnier
Place de la ConcordePlace de la Concorde
Tuileries GardenTuileries Garden
Sainte-ChapelleSainte-Chapelle
Musée d'Orsay, Quartier Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin, 7th Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, Metropolitan France, FranceMusée d'Orsay
Luxembourg Gardens, Quartier de l'Odéon, 6th Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, Metropolitan France, FranceLuxembourg Gardens
PanthéonPanthéon
Jardin des PlantesJardin des Plantes
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Quartier Les Îles, 4th Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, Metropolitan France, FranceCathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Pyramide du LouvreLouvre Pyramid
Louvre MuseumLouvre Museum
The Centre PompidouThe Centre Pompidou
Wood of Vincennes, Quartier de Picpus, 12th Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, Metropolitan France, FranceVincennes Woods
Château Royal de BloisChâteau Royal de Blois
Château de ChambordChâteau de Chambord
Château de ChevernyChâteau de Cheverny
Château de Chaumont, Chaumont-sur-Loire, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Loire Valley, Metropolitan France, FranceChâteau de Chaumont
International Gardens Festival Of Chaumont-sur-Loire, Chaumont-sur-Loire, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Loire Valley, Metropolitan France, FranceDomaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire
Place du ParlementPlace du Parlement
Place de la BoursePlace de la Bourse
Le miroir d'eau, Bordeaux Centre, Bordeaux, Gironde, New Aquitaine, Metropolitan France, FranceMiroir d'eau
Grand Théâtre de BordeauxOpéra National de Bordeaux - Grand-Théâtre
Monument aux GirondinsMonument aux Girondins
Jardin PublicJardin Public
Parc Bordelais, R-105270, R-1667452, R-2202162, R-3792880, R-7405Parc Bordelais
Porte Cailhau, Bordeaux Centre, Bordeaux, Gironde, New Aquitaine, Metropolitan France, FrancePorte Cailhau
Grosse ClocheGrosse Cloche
Bordeaux Cathedral, Bordeaux Centre, Bordeaux, Gironde, New Aquitaine, Metropolitan France, FranceBordeaux Cathedral
La Foret des Vert'tiges
Musée des Beaux-Arts de PauMusée des Beaux-Arts de Pau
Foret Domaniale de Bastard

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Feb 9 - Feb 20

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Day 1

Day 1 in Pau - Arrival Day

  • Pau - Arrival Day
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  • Parc Beaumont
  • Place Clemenceau
  • Funicular
  • More

Your amazing road trip adventure in France begins when you reach the incredible city of Pau. There, you'll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best luxury places you could stay in the city of Pau is the Hotel Parc Beaumont Pau - MGallery Collection. This 5-star hotel is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 305 guests.

We also recommend the best 3-star hotels, like the Mercure Pau Palais Des Sports. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 376 guests.

Alternatively, the best cheap apartment in the city of Pau is the Appart hotel Victoria Garden Pau. This 3-star apartment is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 901 guests.

If these hotels are not available during your trip to the city of Pau, our system will automatically help you find the best hotel for your stay.

Pau has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Parc Beaumont. This attraction is a green space and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,747 visitors.

Place Clemenceau is another popular attraction in the city of Pau. This unforgettable attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,224 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Pau is Funicular. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 860 visitors.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Pau, L'Opéra. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 537 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Pau is Le Garage. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,953 customers.

Locals recommend Le Berry as one of the best restaurants in the city of Pau. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,274 customers.

Pau also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Pau is Le Garage. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,953 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Pau is The Galway. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 731 customers.

Locals also enjoy Au Fût et à mesure. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 585 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 in Lourdes and Carcassonne

  • Carcassonne
  • Argelès-Gazost
  • More
  • Grottes de Bétharram
  • Pont d'Espagne
  • Animal Park of the Pyrenees
  • More

Day 2 of your road trip through France gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Grottes de Bétharram, Pont d'Espagne, Animal Park of the Pyrenees, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Lourdes is the amazing Grottes de Bétharram. This attraction is a show cave that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,185 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible protected area, Pont d'Espagne. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 6,988 visitors, this city attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city is the outstanding Animal Park of the Pyrenees. This popular zoo and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 7,090 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Lourdes by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. The tour allows curious travelers like you to have an unforgettable experience exploring some of France’s best spots. 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 Carcassonne, where you will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Carcassonne is the 4-star Novotel Bordeaux Lac. This hotel has an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars by 1,259 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star apartment. The apartment Baroque is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Carcassonne. This apartment is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 260 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Ibis Bordeaux Centre Meriadeck. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars by 3,088 guests.

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Day 3

Day 3 in Carcassonne, Nimes, and Lyon

  • Lyon
  • Carcassonne
  • Nîmes
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  • Cité de Carcassonne
  • Jardin de La Fontaine
  • Pont du Gard
  • More

Day 3 of your road trip through France gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

One of the best places to visit in the city of Carcassonne is the amazing Cité de Carcassonne. This attraction is a fortress and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 66,930 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Carcassonne 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 Jardin de La Fontaine in the city of Nimes for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a park and has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,888 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Nimes is the outstanding Pont du Gard. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 25,332 visitors, the remarkable Pont du Gard 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 Lyon.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Lyon is the 4-star hotel Hotel De France. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 542 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Mercure Angers Centre is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Lyon. This hotel is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 358 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 2-star hotel Citotel L'Univers. This 2-star hotel has an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars by 460 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try L Bar food & drink, one of the best restaurants in the city of Lyon. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,758 customers.

Locals also recommend L Bar food & drink as one of the best restaurants in the city of Lyon. L Bar food & drink is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,758 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Lyon is Bouchon Tupin. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 969 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 L Bar food & drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,758 customers.

Alternatively, The Phantom of the Opera is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Lyon. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 514 customers.

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Day 4

Day 4 in Metropolis of Lyon and Beaune

  • Beaune
  • Lyon
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  • Place Bellecour
  • Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste
  • La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière
  • Fresque des Lyonnais
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or
  • More

You’ll begin today’s adventure with a drive to Metropolis of Lyon, where you can access the best hotels and places to stay. In Metropolis of Lyon, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to check out interesting attractions, eat at popular restaurants and bars, and discover the locals’ way of life.

One of the best hotel options in the region of Metropolis of Lyon is the 4-star Cmg - Le Bon Marché - Sèvres D.

If you’d rather stay at the best 5-star hotel in Metropolis of Lyon, we recommend Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris. This luxurious hotel promises guests a pleasant stay in the region and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 335 guests.

A top-rated budget hotel popular among travelers in Metropolis of Lyon is the 3-star Hotel ibis Paris 17 Clichy-Batignolles. This hotel is a practical place to stay in the region, with an average rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars by 3,641 guests.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a new destination as lovely as Metropolis of Lyon. When you’re eager to explore the region and nearby areas, take this chance to visit local-favorite sights, such as the wonderful Place Bellecour. This attraction is a catholic cathedral that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,991 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste. This attraction, a beloved catholic cathedral, has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,991 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Metropolis of Lyon is the stunning La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière. This minor basilica and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 25,104 visitors.

When you’re done exploring, have 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 one of the best restaurants in Metropolis of Lyon. Le Bistrot du Coin is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 109 customers.

Another restaurant you can check out in Beaune is 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.

After dinner, visit Le Bout du Monde to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Metropolis of Lyon, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 343 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Barbizier. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. ]Barbizier has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 141 customers.

Le Bistrot du Coin 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 109 customers.

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Day 5

Day 5 in Paris

  • Paris
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  • Les Invalides
  • Champ de Mars
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
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Day 5 of your road trip through France gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Les Invalides, Champ de Mars, Eiffel Tower, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Paris is the amazing Les Invalides. This attraction is a building complex that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 29,476 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible square, Champ de Mars. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 167,343 visitors, this city attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city is the outstanding Eiffel Tower. This popular lattice tower and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 309,711 visitors.

The spectacular Arc de Triomphe is another popular attraction you can visit in the city of Paris today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 184,279 visitors. In addition, approximately 2,743,823 travelers visit this popular site annually.

You can make the most of your new day in Paris by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. The tour allows curious travelers like you to have an unforgettable experience exploring some of France’s best spots. 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 Paris, where you will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Paris is the 4-star Cmg - Le Bon Marché - Sèvres D.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Paris. This hotel is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 335 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Hotel ibis Paris 17 Clichy-Batignolles. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 3.1 out of 5 stars by 3,641 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Restaurant Guy Savoy, one of the best restaurants in the city of Paris. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,143 customers.

Locals also recommend Restaurant Guy Savoy as one of the best restaurants in the city of Paris. Restaurant Guy Savoy 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 has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 584 customers.

After dinner, visit Le Calbar, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Paris. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 775 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Le Calbar. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 775 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 in Paris

  • Paris
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  • La Villette
  • Palais Garnier
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Tuileries Garden
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On day 6 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the city of Paris. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible La Villette, Palais Garnier, Place de la Concorde, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the city of Paris is La Villette. This incredible attraction is a commune of france and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 55,387 visitors.

Palais Garnier is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Paris. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 32,330 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Paris is Place de la Concorde. This amazing attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 52,512 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Tuileries Garden. This garden and place of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 89,571 visitors.

To do something one-of-a-kind today, you can join a popular tour. Check out all the fun and eye-opening experiences you can try out in France to make your travel experience in the country more memorable.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Paris.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Paris, like Le Train Bleu. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,110 customers.

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

Locals enjoy The Bombardier, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Paris. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,775 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Paris, The Bombardier. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,775 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like The Bombardier. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,775 customers.

Harry's New York Bar is another of the best bars in the city of Paris. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,751 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through France!

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Day 7

Day 7 in Paris

  • Paris
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  • Sainte-Chapelle
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Luxembourg Gardens
  • Panthéon
  • Jardin des Plantes
  • More

On day 7 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the city of Paris. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Sainte-Chapelle, Musée d'Orsay, Luxembourg Gardens, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the city of Paris is Sainte-Chapelle. This incredible attraction is a chapel and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 31,214 visitors.

Musée d'Orsay is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Paris. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 67,959 visitors. Musée d'Orsay attracts about 3,651,616 travelers annually.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Paris is Luxembourg Gardens. This amazing attraction is an urban park and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 92,113 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Panthéon. This mausoleum and place of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 41,463 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Jardin des Plantes. This botanical garden is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 39,511 visitors.

To do something one-of-a-kind today, you can join a popular tour. Check out all the fun and eye-opening experiences you can try out in France to make your travel experience in the country more memorable.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Paris.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Paris, like Le Petit Châtelet. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,057 customers.

Le Petit Châtelet is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Paris. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,057 customers.

Locals enjoy Les Fous de l'Île, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Paris. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,046 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Paris, The Highlander. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,285 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like The Highlander. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,285 customers.

Velvet Bar Paris is another of the best bars in the city of Paris. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,018 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through France!

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Day 8

Day 8 in Paris and Blois

  • Blois
  • Paris
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  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Louvre Pyramid
  • Louvre Museum
  • The Centre Pompidou
  • Vincennes Woods
  • More

You’ll begin today’s adventure with a drive to Paris, where you can access the best hotels and places to stay. In Paris, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to check out interesting attractions, eat at popular restaurants and bars, and discover the locals’ way of life.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Paris is the 3-star Novotel Blois Centre Val de Loire Hotel. This hotel offers plenty of functional amenities and has an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars from 538 guests.

If you’d rather stay at the best 4-star hotel in Paris, we recommend Mercure Blois Centre. This luxurious hotel promises guests a pleasant stay in the city and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 964 guests.

A top-rated budget hotel popular among travelers in Paris is the 3-star ibis Blois Vallee Maillard. This hotel is a practical place to stay in the city, with an average rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars by 374 guests.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a new destination as lovely as Paris. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, take this chance to visit local-favorite sights, such as the wonderful Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. This attraction is a pyramid that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 60,263 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Louvre Pyramid. This attraction, a beloved pyramid, has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 60,263 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Paris is the stunning Louvre Museum. This art museum and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 250,910 visitors. Approximately 12,000,000 travelers come to Paris every year to see this fascinating attraction.

When you’re done exploring, have dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Cote Loire Auberge Ligerienne. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 160 customers.

Locals also recommend Cote Loire Auberge Ligerienne, another one of the best restaurants in Paris. Cote Loire Auberge Ligerienne is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 160 customers. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation.

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Day 9

Day 9 in Blois and Tours

  • Tours
  • Blois
  • Blois
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  • Château Royal de Blois
  • Château de Chambord
  • Château de Cheverny
  • Château de Chaumont
  • Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire
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Day 9 of your road trip through France gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Château Royal de Blois, Château de Chambord, Château de Cheverny, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in arrondissement of Blois is the amazing Château Royal de Blois. This attraction is a château that is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,558 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible château, Château de Chambord. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 42,404 visitors, this city attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city is the outstanding Château de Cheverny. This popular château and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 14,646 visitors.

The spectacular Château de Chaumont is another popular attraction you can visit in the city of arrondissement of Blois today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 6,703 visitors. In addition, approximately 513,000 travelers visit this popular site annually.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic International Gardens Festival Of Chaumont-sur-Loire. This attraction is a popular park that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,039 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in arrondissement of Blois by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. The tour allows curious travelers like you to have an unforgettable experience exploring some of France’s best spots. 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 Tours, where you will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Tours is the 3-star Novotel Blois Centre Val de Loire Hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars by 538 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Mercure Blois Centre is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Tours. This hotel is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 964 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star ibis Blois Vallee Maillard. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars by 374 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try The Pale, one of the best restaurants in the city of Tours. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,012 customers.

Locals also recommend LA MAISON DES HALLES as one of the best restaurants in the city of Tours. LA MAISON DES HALLES is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 636 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Tours is Le Turon. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 518 customers.

After dinner, visit Bar Le Corsaire, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Tours. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,000 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like The Pale. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,012 customers.

Alternatively, La réserve is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Tours. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 601 customers.

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Day 10

Day 10 in Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux
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  • Place du Parlement
  • Place de la Bourse
  • Miroir d'eau
  • Opéra National de Bordeaux - Grand-Théâtre
  • Monument aux Girondins
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You’ll begin today’s adventure with a drive to Bordeaux, where you can access the best hotels and places to stay. In Bordeaux, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to check out interesting attractions, eat at popular restaurants and bars, and discover the locals’ way of life.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Bordeaux is the 3-star Ibis Poitiers Sud. This hotel offers plenty of functional amenities and has an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars from 643 guests.

A top-rated budget hotel popular among travelers in Bordeaux is the 3-star Htel de l'Europe. This hotel is a practical place to stay in the city, with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 749 guests.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a new destination as lovely as Bordeaux. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, take this chance to visit local-favorite sights, such as the wonderful Place du Parlement. This attraction is a square that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,438 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Place de la Bourse. This attraction, a beloved square, has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 13,438 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Bordeaux is the stunning Miroir d'eau. This reflecting pool and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 13,548 visitors.

When you’re done exploring, have dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like suzzi. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 852 customers.

Locals also recommend suzzi, another one of the best restaurants in Bordeaux. Suzzi is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 852 customers.

Another restaurant you can check out in Bordeaux is Symbiose. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 896 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit Symbiose to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Bordeaux, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 896 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Symbiose. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. ]Symbiose has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 896 customers.

The Connemara 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 1,896 customers.

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Day 11

Day 11 in Bordeaux and Pau

  • Pau
  • Bordeaux
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  • Jardin Public
  • Parc Bordelais
  • Porte Cailhau
  • Grosse Cloche
  • Bordeaux Cathedral
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Day 11 of your road trip through France gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Jardin Public, Parc Bordelais, Porte Cailhau, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Bordeaux is the amazing Jardin Public. This attraction is an urban park that is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 11,047 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible urban park, Parc Bordelais. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 5,265 visitors, this city attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city is the outstanding Porte Cailhau. This popular city gate and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,070 visitors.

The spectacular Grosse Cloche is another popular attraction you can visit in the city of Bordeaux today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,172 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Bordeaux Cathedral. This attraction is a popular catholic cathedral that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 9,411 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Bordeaux by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. The tour allows curious travelers like you to have an unforgettable experience exploring some of France’s best spots. 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 Pau, where you will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Pau is the 3-star Mercure Pau Palais Des Sports. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 376 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 5-star hotel. The hotel Hotel Parc Beaumont Pau - MGallery Collection is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Pau. This hotel is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 305 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget apartment, we recommend staying at the 3-star Appart hotel Victoria Garden Pau. This 3-star apartment has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 901 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Restaurant Cotes & Mer, one of the best restaurants in the city of Pau. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 835 customers.

Locals also recommend Ô PETIT PAÙ as one of the best restaurants in the city of Pau. Ô PETIT PAÙ is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 570 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Pau is Le Poulet à 3 Pattes. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 735 customers.

After dinner, visit Snug, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Pau. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 306 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like New Red Lion. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 493 customers.

Alternatively, V and B Pau is one of the best bars that locals recommend in the city of Pau. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 224 customers.

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Day 12

Day 12 in Pau - Departure Day

  • Pau - Departure Day
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  • La Foret des Vert'tiges
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts de Pau
  • Foret Domaniale de Bastard
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Day 12 of your road trip in France is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Pau 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.

La Foret des Vert'tiges is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Pau. This amusement park and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 543 visitors.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Pau art museum is another great option. This attraction certainly lives up to its reputation for its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 465 reviews.

You can also stop at Foret Domaniale de Bastard park to capture the beauty and wonder of Pau one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 319 travelers.

Your accommodation will also be strategically located for some last-minute shopping in the city of Pau before you conclude your short European break.

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Pau at Au Fût et à mesure before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 585 customers.

Alternatively, we also recommend Restaurant Le SUD for your last chance at a meal in the city of Pau. The Restaurant Le SUD restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 512 customers.

If you'd prefer a popular restaurant that locals enjoy, try Le Dauphin. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 510 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to France and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of unforgettable experiences in France!

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