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

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Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
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13 days & 12 nights
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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 Pau, 1 night in Carcassonne, 2 nights in Lyon, 4 nights in Paris, 2 nights in Blois, and 1 night in Tours, experiencing the ultimate road trip in France. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Pau, Lourdes, Carcassonne, Nimes, Lyon, Chelles, Paris, Blois, Tours, 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 Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, 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 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 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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12 nights hotel
Breakfast
13 days car rental
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

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

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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
Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Lyon 5e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceCathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste
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
Fresque des LyonnaisFresque des Lyonnais
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
Place BellecourPlace Bellecour
Hôtel-Dieu Museum - Hospices de Beaune, Beaune, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Metropolitan France, FranceHôtel-Dieu Museum - Hospices de Beaune
Parc de Noisiel
Château de Champs-sur-MarneChâteau de Champs-sur-Marne
Musée d'Orsay, Quartier Saint-Thomas-d'Aquin, 7th Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, Metropolitan France, FranceMusée d'Orsay
Place de la ConcordePlace de la Concorde
Palais Garnier, Quartier de la Chaussée-d'Antin, 9th Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, Metropolitan France, FrancePalais Garnier
Sacré-CœurSacré-Cœur
Tuileries GardenTuileries Garden
Sainte-ChapelleSainte-Chapelle
Pyramide du LouvreLouvre Pyramid
Louvre MuseumLouvre Museum
The Centre PompidouThe Centre Pompidou
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Quartier Les Îles, 4th Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, Metropolitan France, FranceCathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Pont Alexandre IIIPont Alexandre III
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
Luxembourg Gardens, Quartier de l'Odéon, 6th Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, Metropolitan France, FranceLuxembourg Gardens
PanthéonPanthéon
Jardin des PlantesJardin des Plantes
Wood of Vincennes, Quartier de Picpus, 12th Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, Metropolitan France, FranceVincennes Woods
La Villette, Quartier du Pont-de-Flandre, 19th Arrondissement, Paris, Ile-de-France, Metropolitan France, FranceLa Villette
Blois CathedralBlois Cathedral
Château de TalcyChâteau de Talcy
Château de ChambordChâteau de Chambord
Château de ChevernyChâteau de Cheverny
Château de VillesavinChâteau de Villesavin
Jacques-Gabriel Bridge
Rose Garden Blois, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Loire Valley, Metropolitan France, FranceBishopric Rose Garden
Château Royal de BloisChâteau Royal de Blois
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
Jardin PublicJardin Public
Le miroir d'eau, Bordeaux Centre, Bordeaux, Gironde, New Aquitaine, Metropolitan France, FranceMiroir d'eau
Place de la BoursePlace de la Bourse
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 21

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Day 1

Day 1 in Pau - Arrival Day

  • Pau - Arrival Day
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  • Parc Beaumont
  • Place Clemenceau
  • Funicular
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Your road trip adventure in France begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Pau. You’ll stay in Pau for 2 nights and choose from a curated selection of the best hotels and places to stay in the city.

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 1,823 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 The Galway. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 731 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Pau is Au Fût et à mesure. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 585 customers.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 in Lourdes and Carcassonne

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

You will stay in Carcassonne for 1 night. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today 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 5,262 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 7,075 visitors, this city attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Lourdes 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 7,169 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. 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 access 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.

If staying at a top-rated 5-star luxury apartment tonight sounds like something you would like to do, Baroque is your best choice. 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.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 in Carcassonne, Nimes, and Lyon

  • Lyon
  • Carcassonne
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  • Cité de Carcassonne
  • Jardin de La Fontaine
  • Pont du Gard
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Day 3 of your road trip through France is your chance to discover two places in one day, the city of Carcassonne and the city of Nimes. You will stay in Lyon for 2 nights. 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 Cité de Carcassonne. This attraction is a fortress and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 68,451 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 14,159 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city of Nimes is the outstanding Pont du Gard. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 25,720 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 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 The Phantom of the Opera. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 514 customers.

Alternatively, Black Forest Society 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 500 customers.

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Day 4

Day 4 in Lyon

  • Lyon
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  • Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or
  • Fresque des Lyonnais
  • La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière
  • Place Bellecour
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On day 4 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Lyon, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate region.

One of the best travel destinations in the region of Metropolis of Lyon is Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste. This incredible attraction is a catholic cathedral and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,228 visitors.

Parc de la Tête d'Or is another popular attraction you'll visit in the region of Metropolis of Lyon. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 50,621 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the region of Metropolis of Lyon is Fresque des Lyonnais. This amazing attraction is a fresco and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,927 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière. This minor basilica and place of interest is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 25,765 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Place Bellecour. This square is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 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.

Flair Restaurant is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Lyon. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 726 customers.

Locals enjoy Restaurant Gastronomique Christian Tetedoie, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Lyon. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,459 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 Dam's Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,373 customers.

The King Arthur is another of the best bars in the city of Lyon. This bar is rated an average 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

Day 5 in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Chelles, and Paris

  • Paris
  • Beaune
  • Torcy
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  • Hôtel-Dieu Museum - Hospices de Beaune
  • Parc de Noisiel
  • Château de Champs-sur-Marne
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Day 5 of your road trip will take you to the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. You’ll stay in Paris for 4 nights.

One of the best places to explore today is Hôtel-Dieu Museum - Hospices de Beaune. This excellent attraction is a museum that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,805 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. 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 de Noisiel for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. This popular attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,973 visitors. This outstanding château has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,114 travelers.

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

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

Or, you could enjoy a stay at an exclusive 5-star hotel. The 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 the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel 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 traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Paris, Restaurant Guy Savoy. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,143 customers.

Locals 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 one of the top bars in the city of Paris, Le Calbar. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 775 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Le Calbar. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 775 customers.

Le Train Bleu is a popular bar 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.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 in Paris

  • Paris
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  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Palais Garnier
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Tuileries Garden
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On day 6 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 have 2 nights left in Paris, meaning you still have the opportunity to experience more of the city.

One of the best travel destinations in the city of Paris is Musée d'Orsay. As one of the top sights in the area, around 3,651,616 people visit this attraction every year. This incredible attraction is an art museum and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 71,115 visitors.

Place de la Concorde is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Paris. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 54,229 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Paris 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 Tuileries Garden. This garden and place of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 92,172 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, Harry's New York Bar. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,751 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Harry's New York Bar. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,751 customers.

Experimental Cocktail Club 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 1,338 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
  • Louvre Pyramid
  • Louvre Museum
  • The Centre Pompidou
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
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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 have 1 night left in Paris, meaning you still have the opportunity to experience more of the city.

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 32,376 visitors.

Louvre Pyramid is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Paris. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 63,368 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Paris is Louvre Museum. Attracting 2,825,000 annual visitors, it's clear that Louvre Museum 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 260,788 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding The Centre Pompidou. This art museum and place of interest is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 55,213 visitors. Each year, approximately 3,273,867 people come to this outstanding attraction to enhance their travel experience in Paris.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. This catholic cathedral is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 45,788 visitors. Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris hosts around 12,000,000 visitors annually, so be sure to stop at this attraction so you won't miss out!

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

  • Paris
  • More
  • Pont Alexandre III
  • Les Invalides
  • Champ de Mars
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • 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.

One of the best travel destinations in the city of Paris is Pont Alexandre III. This incredible attraction is a deck arch bridge and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 27,899 visitors.

Les Invalides is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Paris. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 30,459 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Paris is Champ de Mars. This amazing attraction is an urban park and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 172,488 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Eiffel Tower. This lattice tower and place of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 322,389 visitors. Each year, approximately 6,207,303 people come to this outstanding attraction to enhance their travel experience in Paris.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Arc de Triomphe. This triumphal arch is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 193,235 visitors. Arc de Triomphe hosts around 2,743,823 visitors annually, so be sure to stop at this attraction so you won't miss out!

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 Restaurant Île de la Réunion. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 935 customers.

Restaurant Île de la Réunion 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 935 customers.

Locals enjoy L'Imprévu Café, 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 846 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Paris, Les Fous de l'Île. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,046 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Les Fous de l'Île. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,046 customers.

Le Requin Chagrin is another of the best bars in the city of Paris. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 737 customers.

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Day 9

Day 9 in Paris and Blois

  • Blois
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  • Luxembourg Gardens
  • Panthéon
  • Jardin des Plantes
  • Vincennes Woods
  • La Villette
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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 Luxembourg Gardens. This attraction is a mausoleum that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 43,649 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Panthéon. This attraction, a beloved mausoleum, has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 43,649 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Paris is the stunning Jardin des Plantes. This botanical garden and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 40,461 visitors.

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 10

Day 10 in Blois

  • Blois
  • Blois
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  • Blois Cathedral
  • Château de Talcy
  • Château de Chambord
  • Château de Cheverny
  • Château de Villesavin
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On day 10 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Blois, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate city.

One of the best travel destinations in the city of arrondissement of Blois is Blois Cathedral. This incredible attraction is a catholic cathedral and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 979 visitors.

Château de Talcy is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of arrondissement of Blois. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 806 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of arrondissement of Blois is Château de Chambord. This amazing attraction is a château and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 43,219 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Château de Cheverny. This château and place of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,031 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Château de Villesavin. This château is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,184 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 Blois.

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Day 11

Day 11 in Blois and Tours

  • Tours
  • Blois
  • Blois
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  • Jacques-Gabriel Bridge
  • Bishopric Rose Garden
  • Château Royal de Blois
  • Château de Chaumont
  • Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire
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You will stay in Tours for 1 night. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in arrondissement of Blois is the amazing Jacques-Gabriel Bridge. This attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 820 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible park, Bishopric Rose Garden. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 572 visitors, this city attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the arrondissement of Blois is the outstanding Château Royal de Blois. This popular château and travel destination has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,926 visitors.

The spectacular Château de Chaumont is another popular attraction you can visit today. This fascinating château and attraction has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 6,761 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 Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire. This attraction is a popular park that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,123 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. 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 access the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Tours is the 3-star Ibis Poitiers Sud. This hotel has an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars by 643 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star Htel de l'Europe. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 749 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 La réserve. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 601 customers.

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Day 12

Day 12 in Bordeaux and Pau

  • Pau
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  • Jardin Public
  • Miroir d'eau
  • Place de la Bourse
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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 Mercure Pau Palais Des Sports. This hotel offers plenty of functional amenities and has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 376 guests.

If you’d rather stay at the best 5-star hotel in Bordeaux, we recommend Hotel Parc Beaumont Pau - MGallery Collection. This luxurious hotel promises guests a pleasant stay in the city and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 305 guests.

A top-rated budget apartment popular among travelers in Bordeaux is the 3-star Appart hotel Victoria Garden Pau. This apartment is a practical place to stay in the city, with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 901 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 Jardin Public. This attraction is a reflecting pool that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 13,709 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Miroir d'eau. This attraction, a beloved reflecting pool, has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 13,709 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Bordeaux is the stunning Place de la Bourse. This square and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 14,010 visitors.

When you’re done exploring, have dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like Restaurant Cotes & Mer. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 835 customers.

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

Another restaurant you can check out in Pau is Le Poulet à 3 Pattes. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 735 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit Snug 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 306 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like New Red Lion. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. New Red Lion has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 493 customers.

V and B Pau is another bar locals often recommend. This bar offers a great variety of snacks and drinks and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 224 customers.

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Day 13

Day 13 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 13 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.

Place Clemenceau is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Pau. This square and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,362 visitors.

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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