13-Day France Road Trip from Carcassonne to Nimes, Lyon, Beaune, and Paris

Photo of summer view over Vieux Lyon, with famous cathedral Fourviere, and Croix Rousse in Lyon, France.
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Duration
13 days & 12 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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13 days included
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 13-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 Carcassonne, 1 night in Nimes, 2 nights in Lyon, 1 night in Beaune, 3 nights in Paris, 1 night in Blois, and 2 nights in Bordeaux, experiencing the ultimate road trip in France. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Carcassonne, Nimes, Lyon, Beaune, Paris, Villepreux, Blois, Suèvres, Loches, and Bordeaux.

We'll help you experience the best 13 days in France you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Carcassonne, 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 your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 4-star Hotel Restaurant Le Parc Franck Putelat. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star L' Octroi. 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 in France. From the magnificent Arc de Triomphe to the breathtaking Champ de Mars and Jardin du Luxembourg, 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. As you hit the open road and drive through Carcassonne, Nimes, Lyon, Beaune, Paris, Villepreux, Blois, Suèvres, Loches, and Bordeaux, 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.

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 12 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 12 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

Hotel, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Carcassonne - city in FranceCarcassonne / 2 nights
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 3 nights
The City of Lyon in the daytime.Lyon / 2 nights
Photo of Nimes Arena aerial panoramic view. Nimes is a city in the Occitanie region of southern France.Nîmes / 1 night
Blois - city in FranceBlois / 1 night
Photo of Bordeaux aerial panoramic view. Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne river in Southwestern France.Bordeaux / 2 nights
Avignon - city in FranceAvignon
Beaune - city in FranceBeaune / 1 night
Photo of Villepreux is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France.Villepreux

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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 scenic view of Carcassone medieval city in France against summer sky.Cité de Carcassonne
Photo of the Musee d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine.Musée d'Orsay
photo of La Villette Park with the Canal of the Basin of the Villette with boat at beautiful morning in Paris, France.La Villette
Place de la ConcordePlace de la Concorde
Photo of the greenhouse of the Parc de la Tete d'Or, Lyon, France.Parc de la Tête d'Or
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
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
Palais des PapesPalais des Papes
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
Wood of Vincennes, Quartier de Picpus, 12th Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, Metropolitan France, FranceBois de Vincennes
Sainte-ChapelleSainte Chapelle
Beautiful sunrise at the Pont Alexandre III and Les Invalides in ParisLes Invalides
Pont du GardPont du Gard
Pont Alexandre IIIPont Alexandre III
Aerial view of The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Lyon city.The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a minor basilica in Lyon.Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
Place BellecourPlace Bellecour
photo of the water mirror in front of the Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux in a beautiful summer morning in France.Place de la Bourse
Château Royal de BloisChâteau Royal de Blois
Jardin de La Fontaine, Nimes, Nîmes, Gard, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceJardin de La Fontaine
Le miroir d'eau, Bordeaux Centre, Bordeaux, Gironde, New Aquitaine, Metropolitan France, FranceMiroir d'eau
Pont d'Avignon, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FrancePont d'Avignon
Cité du VinCité du Vin
Jardin PublicJardin Public
Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Lyon 5e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceLyon Cathedral
Bordeaux Cathedral, Bordeaux Centre, Bordeaux, Gironde, New Aquitaine, Metropolitan France, FranceBordeaux Cathedral
The facade of the House of Lawyers where the museum is located.Musée Cinéma et Miniature
Château Comtal, Carcassonne, Aude, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceChâteau Comtal
photo of Monument aux Girondins at morning in Bordeaux, France.Monument aux Girondins
Proche cité
Grosse ClocheThe big bell of Bordeaux
Porte Cailhau, Bordeaux Centre, Bordeaux, Gironde, New Aquitaine, Metropolitan France, FrancePorte Cailhau
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière, Lyon 5e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceGallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière
Porte de BourgognePorte de Bourgogne
Porte des Enfants du Rhône
Church of Saints Nazaire and Celse
Maison de la Magie Robert-HoudinMaison de la Magie Robert-Houdin
Château et Remparts de la Cité de Carcassonne
Portail des JacobinsPortail des Jacobins

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Jan 1 - Jan 13

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Day 1 – Carcassonne - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Carcassonne - arrival day

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

Carcassonne has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible Portail des Jacobins. This attraction is a gate and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 296 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.

One of the best luxury places you could choose in Carcassonne is Hotel Restaurant Le Parc Franck Putelat. This 4-star hotel is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 328 guests.

Alternatively, one of the best cheap hotel options in Carcassonne is L' Octroi. This 3-star hotel is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 535 guests.

If these hotels are unavailable during your vacation in Carcassonne, our system will automatically help you find the best alternative for your stay.

Carcassonne also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 13-day vacation in France!

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Day 2 – Carcassonne and Nimes

Day 2

Day 2 – Carcassonne and Nimes

  • Nîmes
  • Carcassonne
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Drive 206 km, 2 hours 29 min

  • Château et Remparts de la Cité de Carcassonne
  • Château Comtal
  • Proche cité
  • Church of Saints Nazaire and Celse
  • Cité de Carcassonne
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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 Carcassonne. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Nimes. You’ll stay in Nimes for 1 night. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Carcassonne’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Carcassonne, start your day with a visit to the amazing Château et Remparts de la Cité de Carcassonne. This much-appreciated best-rated sightseeing destination and attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,201 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Château Comtal. This castle and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 8,823 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular proche cité to make the most of your road trip across France. The spectacular proche cité is a best-rated sightseeing destination that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 7,102 visitors.

The lovely Basilique Saint Nazaire is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 4,146 visitors have left this church average ratings of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

If you feel like visiting another type of sight or don’t want to jump into the car quite yet, spend some time at the spectacular Cité de Carcassonne. This attraction is a fortress rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 76,968 reviews.

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

We recommend you stay at the exclusive Hotel Imperator, one of the best 5-star hotel options in Carcassonne. At this hotel, you’ll have access to many exceptional amenities that will ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay. This hotel is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 329 guests.

Alternatively, check out one of the best 4-star hotel options in Nimes, like Best Western Marquis De La Baume. This hotel is a popular choice among travelers in the city and is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 2,069 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend you stay at Le Pre Galoffre by Inter-Hotel. This 3-star hotel offers value-for-money accommodation and is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars in 882 guest reviews.

After you’ve settled into your accommodation, we recommend a dinner at the popular Restaurant Au Flan Coco Nimes. This popular restaurant is one of locals’ most recommended restaurants in the city, with ratings of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 993 reviews.

The remarkable L'Instant T is another top restaurant in Nimes we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 752 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, the famous Gard O Wine is also an excellent choice. This well-loved restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 323 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Nimes, the fantastic O’Flaherty’s. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,377 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful La bonne mousse. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 428 customers.

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in France!

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Day 3 – Nimes, Vaucluse, and Lyon

Day 3

Day 3 – Nimes, Vaucluse, and Lyon

  • Nîmes
  • Avignon
  • Lyon
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Drive 301 km, 3 hours 53 min

  • Jardin de La Fontaine
  • Pont du Gard
  • Pont d'Avignon
  • Palais des Papes
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Get ready to experience some of the most famous attractions in the area!

One of the best places to visit in the city of Carcassonne is the amazing Jardin de La Fontaine. This attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 15,878 visitors.

You could also go sightseeing at the incredible Pont du Gard. This arch bridge and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 29,439 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 Palais des Papes for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a palace and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 36,931 visitors. Each year, Palais des Papes is visited by more than 616,210 travelers, so don't miss out!

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

One of the best apartment options in the city of Lyon is the 4-star apartment Le Sixième Ciel. This apartment has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 34 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 Bouchon Tupin as one of the best restaurants in the city of Lyon. Bouchon Tupin is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 969 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Lyon is L'Institut Restaurant. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 853 customers.

After dinner, visit The Phantom of the Opera, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Lyon. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 514 customers.

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

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

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Day 4 – Lyon

Day 4

Day 4 – Lyon

  • Lyon
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Drive 40 km, 59 min

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or
  • Porte des Enfants du Rhône
  • Place Bellecour
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You still have 1 night left in Lyon.

One of the best travel destinations you can make time for at the start of this day is parc de la Tête d'Or. This incredible attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 50,621 visitors.

Porte des Enfants du Rhône is another popular attraction you'll visit. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,967 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit is Place Bellecour. This amazing attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 20,560 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 Lyon.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Lyon, like Flair Restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 726 customers.

Restaurant Gastronomique Christian Tetedoie is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Lyon. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,459 customers.

Locals enjoy Les Fleurs du Malt le Bar "La Mise en Bière", one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Lyon. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,225 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Lyon, Dam's Pub. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,373 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like The King Arthur. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,312 customers.

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

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Day 5 – Beaune

Day 5

Day 5 – Beaune

  • Lyon
  • Beaune
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Drive 157 km, 1 hour 55 min

  • Musée Cinéma et Miniature
  • Lyon Cathedral
  • Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
  • Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière
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Day 5 of your road trip through France gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You will stay in Beaune for 1 night. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Carcassonne is the amazing Musée Miniature et Cinéma. This attraction is a museum that is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,540 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible catholic cathedral, Lyon Cathedral. With an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,228 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Carcassonne is the outstanding Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. This popular minor basilica and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 25,765 visitors.

The spectacular Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating museum and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,363 visitors.

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 Beaune, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Beaune is the 5-star Hostellerie Le Cedre. This hotel has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 466 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 4-star Mercure Beaune Centre. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 2,067 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Le Bout du Monde, one of the best restaurants in the city of Beaune. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 343 customers.

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

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Beaune is Le Rest O Bar. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 101 customers.

After dinner, visit Barbizier, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Beaune. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 141 customers.

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

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Day 6 – Paris

Day 6

Day 6 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 314 km, 3 hours 19 min

  • Jardin des plantes
  • Panthéon
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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Rise and shine on day 6 of your road trip in France. Today, you'll wake up in Beaune and embark on a scenic drive to Paris, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 3 nights. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Beaune and Paris before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Beaune. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Hôtel-Dieu Museum - Hospices de Beaune. This attraction is a museum that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,805 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible La Moutarderie Fallot. This attraction, a beloved top-tier point of interest, has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,107 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Beaune is the stunning Park Bouzaise. This park and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,309 visitors.

Wave goodbye to Carcassonne 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 Paris has to offer.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable Jardin des plantes. This attraction is a botanical garden that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 40,461 visitors.

If you want to explore more, visit the incredible Panthéon. This mausoleum and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 43,649 reviews.

Another site you could visit today is the top-rated Sainte Chapelle. This chapel and travel destination is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 32,376 visitors.

The lovely Notre-Dame de Paris is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 45,788 visitors have left this catholic cathedral an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. This popular attraction gets around 12,000,000 visits every year.

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

A frequently recommended hotel in the city of Paris is the 4-star Okko Hotels Paris Porte de Versailles. This hotel offers plenty of functional amenities and has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 819 guests.

If you’d rather stay at the best 5-star apartment in Paris, we recommend Toureifelchampselysee. This luxurious apartment promises guests a pleasant stay in the city and is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 97 guests.

A top-rated budget hotel that is popular among travelers in Paris is the 3-star Hotel Ariane Montparnasse. This hotel is a practical place to stay in the city and has an average rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars by 419 guests.

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 Le Calbar to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Paris, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 775 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Little Red Door. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Little Red Door has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,722 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 7 – Paris

Day 7

Day 7 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 34 km, 1 hour 30 min

  • Bois de Vincennes
  • La Villette
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Palais Garnier
  • Louvre Museum
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On day 7 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Paris, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate city. You still have 2 nights left in Paris.

Today you'll explore the city of Carcassonne. One of the best travel destinations you can make time for at the start of this day is bois de Vincennes. This incredible attraction is an urban park and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 35,777 visitors.

La Villette is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Carcassonne. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 56,497 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Carcassonne is Palais Garnier. This amazing attraction is an opera house and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 34,053 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Louvre Museum. This art museum and place of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 260,788 visitors. Each year, approximately 2,825,000 people come to this outstanding attraction to enhance their travel experience in Carcassonne.

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.

The Bombardier 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 1,775 customers.

Locals enjoy Jules Verne, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Paris. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,525 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Paris, Experimental Cocktail Club. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,338 customers.

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

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Day 8 – Paris

Day 8

Day 8 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 11 km, 40 min

  • Place de la Concorde
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Pont Alexandre III
  • Les Invalides
  • More

On day 8 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Paris, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate city. You still have 1 night left in Paris.

Today you'll explore the city of Carcassonne. One of the best travel destinations you can make time for at the start of this day is place de la Concorde. This incredible attraction is a square and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 54,229 visitors.

Tuileries Garden is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Carcassonne. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 92,172 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Carcassonne is Musée d'Orsay. Attracting 3,651,616 annual visitors, it's clear that Musée d'Orsay is one of the top sights of the area. This amazing attraction is an art museum and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 71,115 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Pont Alexandre III. This deck arch bridge and place of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 27,899 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Les Invalides. This building complex is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 30,459 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.

Les Fous de l'Île 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 1,046 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 Velvet Bar Paris. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,018 customers.

Café de Paris V 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 981 customers.

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Day 9 – Paris, Villepreux, and Blois

Day 9

Day 9 – Paris, Villepreux, and Blois

  • Paris
  • Blois
  • Villepreux
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Drive 214 km, 3 hours 3 min

  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Champ de Mars
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Palace of Versailles
  • More

Day 9 of your road trip will take you to the city of Carcassonne and the city of Villepreux. You’ll stay in Blois for 1 night.

One of the best places to explore in the city of Carcassonne today is Jardin du Luxembourg. This excellent attraction is an urban park that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 94,043 visitors.

We also recommend you visit the amazing Champ de Mars, an outstanding urban park, in the city of Carcassonne. Around 172,488 travelers rated this attraction with 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Carcassonne is Eiffel Tower. Attracting over 6,207,303 visitors in a single year, it's clear that Eiffel Tower is one of the top sights of the area. This amazing attraction is a lattice tower and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 322,389 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Arc de Triomphe. This triumphal arch and place of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 193,235 visitors. Each year, approximately 2,743,823 people come to this beautiful attraction to enhance their travel experience in Carcassonne.

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

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

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Blois is the 4-star hotel Mercure Blois Centre. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,573 guests.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Blois, Cote Loire Auberge Ligerienne. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 160 customers.

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Day 10 – Suèvres, Loches, and Bordeaux

Day 10

Day 10 – Suèvres, Loches, and Bordeaux

  • Blois
  • Bordeaux
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Drive 423 km, 4 hours 45 min

  • Maison de la Magie Robert-Houdin
  • Château Royal de Blois
  • Château de Chenonceau
  • More

Get ready to experience some of the most famous attractions in the area!

One of the best places to visit in the city of Carcassonne is the amazing Château de Blois. This attraction is a château and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,926 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 Château de Chenonceau for some sightseeing. This popular attraction is a château and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 33,253 visitors.

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

One of the best hotel options in the city of Bordeaux is the 4-star hotel Mercure Bordeaux Chateau Chartrons Hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,451 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel B&B Hôtel BORDEAUX Centre Gare Saint-Jean. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 2,510 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try suzzi, one of the best restaurants in the city of Bordeaux. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 852 customers.

Locals also recommend Symbiose as one of the best restaurants in the city of Bordeaux. Symbiose is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 896 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Bordeaux is L'Oiseau Bleu. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 577 customers.

After dinner, visit The Connemara, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Bordeaux. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,896 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Molly Malone's. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,951 customers.

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Day 11 – Bordeaux

Day 11

Day 11 – Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux
  • More

Drive 12 km, 45 min

  • Jardin Public
  • Place de la Bourse
  • Porte Cailhau
  • Miroir d'eau
  • Cité du Vin
  • More

On day 11 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Bordeaux, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate city. You still have 1 night left in Bordeaux.

Today you'll explore the city of Carcassonne. One of the best travel destinations you can make time for at the start of this day is jardin public. This incredible attraction is an urban park and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 12,341 visitors.

Place de la Bourse is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Carcassonne. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 16,251 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Carcassonne is Porte Cailhau. This amazing attraction is a city gate and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,609 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding miroir d'eau. This reflecting pool and place of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 14,462 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 Bordeaux.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Bordeaux, like Chai Les Copains. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 501 customers.

The Connemara is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Bordeaux. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,896 customers.

Locals enjoy Restaurant Melodie, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Bordeaux. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,499 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Bordeaux, Le Bar à Vin. This bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,327 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like The Houses Of Parliament. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,469 customers.

Sherlock Holmes Pub is another of the best bars in the city of Bordeaux. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,224 customers.

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Day 12 – Bordeaux and Carcassonne

Day 12

Day 12 – Bordeaux and Carcassonne

  • Bordeaux
  • Carcassonne
  • More

Drive 339 km, 3 hours 37 min

  • Monument aux Girondins
  • Bordeaux Cathedral
  • The big bell of Bordeaux
  • Porte de Bourgogne
  • More

As you rise to greet the dawn on day 12 of your epic road trip in France, you'll awaken to the bustling city of Carcassonne. Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Carcassonne. You’ll stay in Carcassonne for 1 night. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Carcassonne’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Carcassonne, start your day with a visit to the amazing Monument aux Girondins. This much-appreciated column and attraction is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 8,483 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Bordeaux Cathedral. This catholic cathedral and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 10,591 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular The big bell of Bordeaux to make the most of your road trip across France. The spectacular The big bell of Bordeaux is a bell tower that has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,871 visitors.

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

We recommend you stay at the exclusive Hotel Restaurant Le Parc Franck Putelat, one of the best 4-star hotel options in Carcassonne. At this hotel, you’ll have access to many exceptional amenities that will ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay. This hotel is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 328 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend you stay at L' Octroi. This 3-star hotel offers value-for-money accommodation and is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars in 535 guest reviews.

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Day 13 – Carcassonne - departure day

Day 13

Day 13 – Carcassonne - departure day

  • Carcassonne - Departure day
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Day 13 of your road trip in France is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Carcassonne 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.

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

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

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