14-Day Road Trip in France and Belgium from Paris to Ghent, Brussels, Lille, Caen, Nantes, and Blois

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Set off on a grand 14-day Euro trip through France and Belgium. Visit multiple cities like Paris, Lille, Rouen, Ghent, Borgerhout, and Brussels, each offering a unique experience unlike any other.

With this ultimate European tour package, you'll experience the essence of 2 incredible countries, each offering a tapestry of experiences that will leave you with lasting memories. You'll stay 8 nights in France and 5 nights in Belgium.

In the first leg of your journey, you'll find yourself in the heart of France, a land filled with treasures waiting to be discovered. You’ll collect your chosen rental car in the city of Paris and begin your adventure from there. Explore Paris, Lille, Rouen, Caen, Nantes, Chenonceaux, Amboise, Blois, Chambord, and Versailles, where picturesque vistas and cultural gems await your exploration.

Next, prepare to be mesmerized by the diverse and vibrant landscapes of Belgium. Immerse yourself in the allure of Ghent, Borgerhout, Brussels, Laeken - Laken, Mutsaard, Schaerbeek - Schaarbeek, Enghien, and Cambron-Casteau, where every street tells a story.

Your multi-country road trip brings you close to some of Europe’s most iconic attractions and landmarks, such as Ghent’s Gravensteen. From must-see attractions to breathtaking viewpoints, this meticulously crafted itinerary promises you a glimpse into the unique features of this region in Europe.

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay at some of the best accommodations along your route. Our recommendations always include options with varying levels of comfort, ranging from 3 to 5-star hotels that cater to various preferences and budgets.

Your ultimate multi-country road trip across France and Belgium will not be complete without indulging in some retail therapy! Embark on a quest for a rare souvenir in each destination. Beyond the thrill of buying unique goods, it’s also an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in local customs and interact with friendly locals at every stop.

By booking this holiday package, you can save yourself from the tedious task of researching and planning your road trip in Europe. We'll handle all the travel arrangements for your 14-day self-drive adventure in France and Belgium. With our expertise, you can enjoy a hassle-free experience and focus on immersing yourself in incredible destinations without the stress of organizing every detail. This holiday deal also comes with 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide accessible via our mobile app to assist you throughout your journey.

Discover breathtaking landscapes, diverse cultures, and iconic landmarks in multiple European countries on one epic road trip! Travel across borders and experience the freedom of the open road as you create lifelong memories in France and Belgium.

Choose your travel dates today and start planning your unforgettable multi-country road trip with Guide to Europe!

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Hotel, 13 nights
Rental car, 14 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 4 nights
Photo of the Erdre River in Nantes, France.Nantes / 1 night
Photo of Lille, the Porte de Paris, view from the belfry of the city hall.Lille / 1 night
Blois - city in FranceBlois / 1 night
Brussels, Grand Place in beautiful summer sunrise, BelgiumBrussels / 4 nights
East Flanders - region in BelgiumGhent / 1 night
Rouen - city in FranceRouen
Photo of aerial view of beautiful Parc d'Enghien, Belgium.Enghien
Photo of Church of Saint-Pierre in Caen, Normandy, France.Caen / 1 night
Auzouer-en-Touraine
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Photo of Villepreux is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France.Villepreux

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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 beautiful Grand Place surrounded by guild halls in Brussels, Belgium.Grand-Place
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
AtomiumAtomium
Photo of the Musee d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine.Musée d'Orsay
Photo of view of a traditional African landscape with straw huts in the steppe at the zoo Pairi Daiza, Belgium.Pairi Daiza
photo of La Villette Park with the Canal of the Basin of the Villette with boat at beautiful morning in Paris, France.La Villette
photo of Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysees at morning in Paris, France.Place de la Concorde
Photo of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on a bright afternoon in Spring, France.Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Photo of The Panthéon is a monument in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.Panthéon
Photo of famous medieval castle Château de Chambord, France.Château de Chambord
photo of the beautiful Jardin des Plantes at morning in Paris is the main botanical garden in France.Jardin des plantes
Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert, Îlot Sacré, Quartier du Centre - Centrumwijk, Brussels, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumRoyal Gallery of Saint Hubert
Photo of Palais or Opera Garnier & The National Academy of Music in Paris, France.Palais Garnier
Photo of the Renaissance Chateau de Chenonceau, built in the XVIth century, is one of the most beautiful castles of the Loire Valley, Chenonceaux, France.Château de Chenonceau
photo of people enjoying the experience with Machines of the Isle of Nantes in Nantes, France.Machines of the Isle of Nantes
Photo of Parc du Cinquantenaire with the triumphal arch. Brussels, Belgium.Cinquantenaire
Beautiful sunrise at the Pont Alexandre III and Les Invalides in ParisLes Invalides
Pont Alexandre IIIPont Alexandre III
Photo of the historic city of Ghent with famous medieval Gravensteen Castle on a beautiful sunny day with blue sky and clouds in summer, Belgium.Gravensteen
Photo of entrance door to Antwerp Koningin Astridplein. Pelican and statue eagle in bronze above the towers, Belgium.Zoo Antwerpen
photo of sunny panorama of Castle d’Amboise is an old French chateau is medieval landmark of Amboise city in France.Château d'Amboise
Château du Clos LucéChâteau du Clos Lucé
Castle of the Dukes of Brittany in Nantes - France, Pays de la LoireChâteau des ducs de Bretagne
St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels, Quartier de la Cathédrale, Brussels, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumSt Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
Photo of building of the European parliament is one of the most spectacular buildings in brussels and adjacent park is popular place to relax, Belgium.Brussels Park
photo of Chateau Royal de Blois, facade of the Louis XII wing, France. This old castle is landmark of Loire Valley and located in Blois city. French palace of Renaissance in summer.Château Royal de Blois
Botanical Garden, Coulmiers - Jardin des Plantes, Malakoff - Saint-Donatien, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, Metropolitan France, FranceBotanical Garden
Gardens of Versailles, Versailles, Île-de-France, FranceGardens of Versailles
Photo of the Mont des Arts or Kunstberg is an urban complex and historic site in the centre of Brussels, Belgium. Architecture and landmarks of Brussels.Mont des Arts - Kunstberg
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de RouenCathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Photo of the Bois de la Cambre park in Brussels with its lake on a bright summers day, Belgium.Bois de la Cambre
Photo of Live art performance by Belgian artist Ben Heine at Natural Science Museum during Museum Night Fever.Museum for Natural Sciences of Belgium
Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Ghent, Gent, East Flanders, Flanders, BelgiumSaint Bavo's Cathedral
Het Belfort van Gent, Ghent, Gent, East Flanders, Flanders, BelgiumHet Belfort van Gent
La Vieille BourseOld Stock Exchange
Josaphat Park, Schaerbeek - Schaarbeek, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumJosaphat Park
Parc de Laeken - Royal Parc, Laeken / Laken, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumParc de Laeken - Royal Parc
photo of Place du Vieux-Marché at morning in Rouen, France.Place du Vieux-Marché
photo of Clock in the Rue du Gros-Horloge in Rouen on a beautiful summer day, France.Gros Horloge
Choco-Story BrusselsChoco-Story Brussels
Church of Our Lady of Victories at the Sablon, Quartier du Sablon - Zavelwijk, Brussels, City of Brussels, Brussels-Capital, BelgiumChurch of Our Lady of Victories at the Sablon
Royal Museum of the Army and Military History in BrusselsRoyal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History
photo of view of Château Empain,Enghien Belgium.Château Empain
Parc Jean-Baptiste LebasParc Jean-Baptiste Lebas
KoningspleinPlace Royale - Koningsplein
photo of Column of the Goddess in Lille, France.Column of the Goddess

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Day 1

Day 1 – Paris - arrival day

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  • Jardin du Luxembourg
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Your unforgettable multi-country road trip in France and Belgium begins the moment you arrive in the awe-inspiring city of Paris in France. You’ll check in at a top-rated hotel and stay in Paris for 3 nights.

Catch an early flight to France to enjoy as much time as possible exploring Paris before it’s time to hit the road and drive to your next destination. Discover the city’s rich history, breathtaking sights, and lively atmosphere with visits to the most popular attractions.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Find your way to your hotel in Paris. We recommend choosing a hotel in a central location for easy exploring. Check-in typically starts between 2 and 4 PM at hotels in France. Settle in and make plans for the evening.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across France and Belgium by rewarding yourself with a taste of Paris’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Make a reservation at Restaurant Guy Savoy, a popular dining spot in Paris. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 1,143 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Le Bistrot Du Perigord while indulging in the charm of Paris. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, cherished by 584 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Kitchen Galerie Bis, a treasured establishment in Paris. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 512 satisfied guests.

After your meal, continue your getaway at one of the hottest bars in the city, La Coupole. This bar has an impressive average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 9,580 customers.

Alternatively, you can grab a few shots of your favorite drink and have an amazing night at the famous Le Fumoir. This incredible bar has a vibrant atmosphere and plays great music, worthy of its average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,606 customers.

Le Mesturet cannot be missed with its wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Around 2,547 bar lovers have given this place a seal of approval with their 4.4 out of 5 stars average rating.

Your multi-country road trip in France and Belgium has only just begun. Brace yourself for more exciting days to come as you cross country borders in the comfort of your rental car and discover the most unique attractions, activities, and foods of each destination.

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Day 2

Day 2 – Paris

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Drive 13 km, 1 hour 9 min

  • Champ de Mars
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Palais Garnier
  • Louvre Museum
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Day 2 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Paris. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 2 nights more before hitting the road again.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Paris. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Book a table at Angelina, a famous dining establishment in Paris. This culinary hotspot and its appetizing cuisine have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation for food excellence is reflected in its 4.3 out of 5-star rating from 13,038 satisfied diners.

Another dining place you should visit in Paris is Au Pied de Cochon, which boasts a variety of tasteful dishes that cater to different palates. It has earned a commendable 4.3 out of 5 stars, demonstrating the positive feedback from 10,684 satisfied customers.

Locals and visitors alike recommend Paris’s The Bombardier for the delightful dining experience it gives. The establishment has garnered positive reviews for its tasty dishes, holding an admirable score of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,775 satisfied diners.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Little Red Door, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,722 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Bisou. It is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,248 customers.

Experimental Cocktail Club is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,338 customers.

Celebrate day 2 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Paris

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Drive 11 km, 1 hour 19 min

  • Les Invalides
  • Pont Alexandre III
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Musée d'Orsay
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On day 3, you will wake up in Paris with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Paris before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across France and Belgium.

As the sun sets on day 3 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Paris's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of France to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Paris has them.

Plan ahead and secure a table at Solera Paris : Bar à Cocktail, an acclaimed dining establishment in Paris. This restaurant and its exquisite cuisine have earned the admiration of diners far and wide. Its commitment to culinary excellence shines through its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 1,221 satisfied guests.

Do not overlook the culinary excellence of Le Petit Châtelet while experiencing the best of Paris. This renowned restaurant presents a refined menu, distinguished with an exceptional rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, celebrated by 1,057 discerning diners.

Indulge in the rich flavors of Les Fous de l'Île, an elegant culinary destination in Paris. A menu crafted to perfection guarantees a dining experience that will satisfy even the most discerning palate. Its stellar reputation is reflected in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 1,046 previous guests.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at The Highlander. This famous bar in Paris has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,285 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, Café de Paris V. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Café de Paris V has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 981 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend L'Imprévu Café. This bar offers guests many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to pair with a great night, helping it earn an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 846 customers.

As the night falls in Paris, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Paris and Ghent

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Drive 303 km, 4 hours 5 min

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Panthéon
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • La Villette
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On day 4 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in France and Belgium, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 2 destinations, Paris in France and Ghent in Belgium. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Ghent, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Paris today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Notre-Dame de Paris. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 45,788 visitors and attracts around 12,000,000 curious travelers annually.

Next, discover the charms of the popular Panthéon. This incredible attraction and mausoleum holds an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, thanks to 43,649 visitors.

According to travelers in Paris, the extraordinary Sacré-Cœur is a must-see attraction. This crowd-favorite destination and church building gets around 11,000,000 visits annually and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 118,527 visitors.

As the day moves along, don’t miss out the incredible commune of france, La Villette. Up to 56,497 visitors have rated it an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Set your GPS to Ghent, Belgium and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 2 hours 58 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Ghent beckons with new experiences!

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Ghent. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Ghent. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Belgium in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Do not miss out on an incredible dining experience at Publiek, one of the finest restaurants in Ghent, boasting 1 Michelin stars. Featuring delightful food options and modern offerings, Publiek has garnered acclaim from numerous satisfied diners.

For local recommendations, look no further than Vrijmoed. This food haven in Ghent has been awarded 2 Michelin stars. Featuring creative and modern cuisine, this well-loved Bib Gourmand restaurant stands out as a favorite among local and international customers.

In the mood for something different? Consider reserving a table at OAK. This celebrated dining spot in Ghent is renowned for its sumptuous meals and world and creative french menu. Countless patrons sing this Bib Gourmand restaurant's praises, adding to its 1 Michelin-star prestige.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Trollekelder, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Trollekelder has earned an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,614 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant, a crowd-favorite. Around 1,971 customers have rated their experience at Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Hot Club Gent belongs to the list of the best bars in Ghent, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,741 bar-goers.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Ghent and Brussels

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Drive 118 km, 2 hours 4 min

  • Het Belfort van Gent
  • Gravensteen
  • Saint Bavo's Cathedral
  • Zoo Antwerpen
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On day 5 of your multi-country road trip across France and Belgium, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Ghent in Belgium. In the evening, you’ll end up in Brussels, where you will stay for 4 nights.

Something that makes Ghent the perfect holiday destination is that the city offers easy access to many popular places of interest, like the outstanding point of interest, Belfry of Ghent. This local gem has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 7,404 visitors.

The famous Gravensteen is another remarkable sightseeing hotspot in the area. As one of Ghent's most remarkable sights, there's no wonder why around 28,715 travelers have rated this incredible museum and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in reviews.

Ghent is also home to the extraordinary Saint Bavo's Cathedral, which boasts a 4.6 out of 5 star rating in 10,232 traveler reviews.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Ghent and set your GPS to Borgerhout. While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. This car ride usually takes around 54 min. Upon reaching Borgerhout, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

A favorite among locals and travelers alike in Borgerhout is the fantastic Antwerp Zoo. As an appreciated zoo and local gem in the area, Antwerp Zoo has earned an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 22,907 reviews.

Brussels’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Borgerhout behind. This drive usually takes around 51 min. Brussels welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

After a long day of driving and exploring, you’ll check in at a top-recommended hotel in Brussels of your choice.

As the day slows down and turns into evening, we encourage you to indulge your taste buds at one of the top-rated restaurants in Brussels. After a delicious dinner, experience the local nightlife or unwind at one of the city’s most popular bars.

Transform your dining experience at Barge, one of the top restaurants in Brussels, holding 1 Michelin stars. Offering a diverse menu focusing on organic cuisine, Barge has earned praise from numerous satisfied guests.

Indulge in culinary masterpieces at La Villa Lorraine by Yves Mattagne in Brussels, renowned as a Bib-Gourmand recipient. With its 2 Michelin star rating, it caters to the most discerning palates. The delectable modern and classic cuisine at La Villa Lorraine by Yves Mattagne is acclaimed far and wide.

Experience a symphony of flavors at Bozar Restaurant in Brussels. Its 2-Michelin star menu is crafted to delight your senses and transport you on a gastronomic journey. This distinguished restaurant, awarded with a Bib-Gourmand honor, offers modern french and creative dishes that have gained widespread acclaim from satisfied guests.

For a sip of relaxation, head over to Delirium Café, a top-notch spot in the city scene. Whether you're unwinding solo or with pals, Delirium Café has charmed many with its 4.5 out of 5-star rating, as attested by 18,478 happy guests.

Or, join the buzz at Poechenellekelder, where locals and fellow explorers gather for good times and good chats. Poechenellekelder captures hearts with its 4.6 out of 5-star rating, drawing acclaim from 2,331 merry-makers.

And don't miss out on Monk, another local party gem in Brussels. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,758 reviews, highlighting its charm and popularity in the area.

Relax, recharge, and look forward to what tomorrow holds. The opportunities are endless with a European self-drive tour!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Brussels

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Drive 3 km, 40 min

  • Place Royale - Koningsplein
  • Church of Our Lady of Victories at the Sablon
  • Choco-Story Brussels
  • Grand-Place
  • Royal Gallery of Saint Hubert
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Wake up and see what day 6 of your great European road trip in France and Belgium has in store for you! You will be staying in Brussels for 3 nights before continuing your journey to the next destination.

As the sun dips under the horizon, freshen up and head out to discover the best dining spots in Brussels. Check out our recommendations on where to wine and dine while seeing this marvelous destination in Belgium in a new light. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax, mingle with the locals, and raise a toast to your unforgettable road trip vacation in Europe.

Make sure to book a table at The Lobster House, a popular restaurant in Brussels. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of food lovers. Its commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,528 satisfied guests.

Do not miss the opportunity to dine at Café Walvis during your stay in Brussels. This popular dining spot boasts a tantalizing menu, earning a remarkable rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, esteemed by 2,654 satisfied guests.

Savor the flavors of Pasta Divina, a renowned dining destination in Brussels. Offering a menu that's sure to please, it has a gained 4.6 out of 5-star rating from 2,190 satisfied guests.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at La Porte Noire. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,483 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Bar Des Amis. This popular bar in Brussels is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,677 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Brussels Beer Project // Dansaert Brewery. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Brussels Beer Project // Dansaert Brewery has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,046 reviews.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in France and Belgium! Enjoy your evening in Brussels to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 7

Day 7 – Brussels

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Drive 30 km, 1 hour 50 min

  • Atomium
  • Parc de Laeken - Royal Parc
  • Josaphat Park
  • Museum for Natural Sciences of Belgium
  • Bois de la Cambre
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Day 7 of your multi-country road trip promises a full day of discoveries in beautiful Laeken - Laken. Enjoy time off the road as you’ll be staying in the city for 2 nights more before hitting the road again.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Laeken - Laken today.

Before this memorable day of your vacation comes to a close, treat your palate to a taste of Belgium's delectable cuisine at one of Brussels's best restaurants. After a nice meal, enhance your vacation experience by enjoying the local nightlife or unwinding with a drink or two in the city’s most recommended bars.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Le Cirio. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Brussels boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from around 2,548 visitors.

Another dining spot you shouldn’t miss while in Brussels is Le Marmiton. It has garnered a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,876 diners thanks to its impeccable menu options and flavors.

Experience a celebration of flavors when you dine in at The Blue Restaurant, in Brussels. Its delightful menu and flavorful dishes have earned it a stellar rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,345 satisfied customers.

If you’re in the mood for a drink, visit Barbeton, one of the top bars in the city. An excellent place to unwind and enjoy a refreshing evening drink, Barbeton has earned an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,044 customers.

Alternatively, you could enjoy a toast with locals and other travelers at Little Delirium, a crowd-favorite. Around 648 customers have rated their experience at Little Delirium an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Churchill's belongs to the list of the best bars in Brussels, and its ratings and reviews are proof of this claim. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 688 bar-goers.

Spend the evening looking over your itinerary for tomorrow and reminisce about what you’ve seen and done so far on your European road trip adventure. New experiences await!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Brussels

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Drive 7 km, 41 min

  • Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military History
  • Cinquantenaire
  • Brussels Park
  • St Michael and St Gudula Cathedral, Brussels
  • Mont des Arts - Kunstberg
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On day 8, you will wake up in Brussels with an entire day of wonders ahead of you! You still have 1 night left in Brussels before it’s time to get back on the road and continue your European tour across France and Belgium.

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Brussels. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across France and Belgium.

Don't miss out on experiencing Le Pêcheur, a renowned dining spot in Brussels. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 852 satisfied guests.

Quench your thirst after a long day of adventure at BrewDog Brussels, a prime hotspot for fun and relaxation seekers in the city. BrewDog Brussels boasts an impressive 4.1 out of 5-star rating from 3,971 customers.

Or, try the exciting drinks at o'reilly's Irish Pub Brussels, a vibrant place where locals and travelers converge for spirited toasts and amazing stories. O'reilly's Irish Pub Brussels has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 3,657 customers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, make a stop at another famous bar in the area, The Dominican. This bar is a local favorite, with an impressive rating of 4.4 out of 5-star from 3,657 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Brussels as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Brussels and Lille

  • Lille
  • Enghien
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Drive 135 km, 2 hours 35 min

  • Château Empain
  • Pairi Daiza
  • Parc Jean-Baptiste Lebas
  • Old Stock Exchange
  • Column of the Goddess
  • More

Embark on another extraordinary experience on day 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, where you’ll be making 4 stops. The highlights of today include the wonderful destinations of Lille in France and Enghien in Belgium. At the end of the day, you will enjoy the comforts of a top-rated hotel in Lille, your home for 1 night.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Enghien. This drive usually takes around 43 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Enghien, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Cambron-Casteau may take around 29 min. Upon your arrival in Cambron-Casteau, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Cambron-Casteau today. Begin your sightseeing with a visit to the outstanding Pairi Daiza. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 69,456 visitors and attracts around 2,000,000 curious travelers annually.

Set your GPS to Lille, France and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Lille beckons with new experiences!

Take some time off from the road, it’s time to check in at a top-rated stay in Lille. Choose a hotel where you can gently let go of the day’s excitement and enjoy some peace and relaxation.

As the sun sets on day 9 of your multi-country road trip in Europe, prepare for a culinary journey. Navigate through Lille's top restaurants and eateries, each offering a local taste of France to remember your trip by. After a fulfilling dinner, dive into the city’s local nightlife. Whether you prefer the bustling energy of popular pubs or want to take in the ambiance of a quiet bar, Lille has them.

Make a reservation at Rouge Barre, a popular dining spot in Lille. Its reputation for being a popular dining spot shines through its 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 1,027 satisfied diners.

Make a reservation at Coffee Makers while indulging in the charm of Lille. This restaurant offers a delicious menu reflected with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, cherished by 1,041 discerning connoisseurs.

Indulge in the flavors of Quai 38, a treasured establishment in Lille. Its diverse menu promises to tantalize your palate and elevate your dining experience. Known for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.8 out of 5-star rating from 714 satisfied guests.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend 3 Brasseurs Lille, claiming it’s one of the best in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 7,866 customers.

Another popular place to go for a drink is Dernier Bar avant la Fin du Monde - Lille. It is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,501 customers.

La Capsule Lille is a place where you can easily spend an hour or two of fun or relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 2,005 customers.

As the night falls in Lille, take a moment to savor the experiences of the day. Wash away your fatigue with a drink, or lay back and relax at your hotel, and look forward to another thrilling day of your multi-country journey across Europe.

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Day 10

Day 10 – Lille and Caen

  • Rouen
  • Caen
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Drive 384 km, 4 hours 22 min

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
  • Gros Horloge
  • Place du Vieux-Marché
  • More

Dive into day 10 of your remarkable multi-country road trip across France and Belgium. Today's main destinations are Rouen in France, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Caen. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

When you’ve had your share of Lille, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Saint-Pierre-lès-Elbeuf. Your travel time is around 2 hours 48 min.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Rouen today.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Caen, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Saint-Pierre-lès-Elbeuf to Caen may take around 1 hour 24 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Relax your senses after a day of exhilarating activities and fun exploration. Retreat to one of the best accommodations in Caen.

By dinnertime, you’ll be ready to savor the tastiest bites and enjoy the lively vibes in central Caen. From mouthwatering restaurants to happening bars, we've got the inside scoop on where to eat and drink at this stop on your multi-country road trip across France and Belgium.

Reserve your spot at Le Sans Gêne, a popular local restaurant in Caen. This culinary hotspot and its flavorful dishes have left a lasting impression on guests. Its dedication to culinary mastery is reflected by its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 2,075 satisfied guests.

Make it a priority to experience Stéphane Carbone Restaurant during your stay in Caen. This popular local restaurant offers an unparalleled menu, with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 612 discerning guests.

Explore the culinary wonders of Le Bouchon Du Vaugueux, a popular local gem in Caen. Its enticing menu promises a journey through flavors that will leave a lasting impression. Renowned for its impeccable service, it boasts a 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 539 satisfied guests.

Order some of the best-tasting cocktails and celebrate the night away at Villa Eugène. This famous bar in Caen has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,005 customers.

You can also check out an equally popular bar in the area, Fleur de Sushi - Jacobins. This amazing place never disappoints with its variety of drinks and fantastic ambiance. Fleur de Sushi - Jacobins has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 699 customers.

If you want to visit another bar, we recommend Vertigo. This bar offers guests many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to pair with a great night, helping it earn an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 715 customers.

Take in the ambiance of Caen as this vacation day slowly comes to an end. Whether you’re going bar hopping or you decide on a quiet night at your hotel, you have another exciting day of your road trip to look forward to!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Caen and Nantes

  • Nantes
  • More

Drive 298 km, 3 hours 29 min

  • Botanical Garden
  • Château des ducs de Bretagne
  • Machines of the Isle of Nantes
  • More

Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 11 of your multi-country journey across France and Belgium. This exciting part of your road trip invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Nantes in France. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to Nantes where you'll spend 1 night of well-deserved relaxation.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Caen, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Nantes may take around 3 hours 9 min. Upon your arrival in Nantes, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

An exhilarating day of exploring and driving will have you longing for a comfortable bed at the end of the day. Fortunately, Nantes’s top hotels offer a lovely retreat at day’s end. Choose from options ranging from budget to luxury.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be delighted to find that the city of Nantes boasts an array of restaurants and bars catering to every budget. Take this opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of France.

Don't miss out on experiencing Le Bistrot Basque de Nantes, a renowned dining spot in Nantes. This restaurant's rich flavors have left a lasting impression on diners. Its dedication to culinary perfection is evident in its 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 730 satisfied guests.

Make a reservation at Pickles while immersing yourself in Nantes. This distinguished restaurant offers imaginative dishes, with a remarkable rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 620 guests.

Discover the culinary treasures of La Cantine Du Curé, a beloved dining establishment within Nantes. Its exquisite menu promises to tantalize your taste buds and transport you to culinary bliss. Renowned for its exceptional service, it has earned a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 2,050 satisfied customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Nantes. At Gigg's Irish Pub, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,840 customers.

Alternatively, unwind and relive your best memories of this day of your adventure at Délirium Café, another popular bar in the city. Customers have rated this fantastic bar an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,288 reviews.

The Coffee House is also one of the best places in Nantes where you can let loose and enjoy some celebratory drinks. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,168 customers.

Go to bed happy and look forward to a good night’s sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Your European tour continues tomorrow!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Nantes and Blois

  • Blois
  • Auzouer-en-Touraine
  • More

Drive 297 km, 3 hours 41 min

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

On day 12 of your exciting European self-drive vacation in France and Belgium, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Chenonceaux in France. When you’re not exploring the city and its surrounding areas, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Blois, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Auzouer-en-Touraine, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Nantes to Auzouer-en-Touraine may take around 2 hours 25 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

Set your GPS to Blois and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 40 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Blois beckons with new experiences!

This outstanding travel destination inspires so many travelers each year.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

After a long day of discovery, it's time to settle in at a top-rated hotel in Blois. Indulge in well-deserved rest and rejuvenation, preparing for the continued adventure that lies ahead.

After a day of exploration and awe-inspiring sights, it’s time to replenish your strength. Make the most of this stop on your multi-country road trip across France and Belgium by rewarding yourself with a taste of Blois’s local cuisine. After dinner, head out to a bar to relax or mingle with the locals and raise a toast to your exciting road trip adventure.

Have a delightful culinary experience when you dine at Le Relais de la Tour. Favored by many foreign travelers and locals, this restaurant in Blois boasts a carefully curated and enticing menu. Its delectable dishes have earned it an impressive rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 101 visitors.

Celebrate day 12 of your multi-country road trip in Europe with a toast, and look forward to more memorable moments to come!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Blois and Paris

  • Blois
  • Paris
  • Suèvres
  • Villepreux
  • More

Drive 223 km, 3 hours 24 min

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

On day 13 of your multi-country road trip across France and Belgium, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places to see in Blois in France. In the evening, you’ll end up in Paris, where you will stay for 1 night.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Suèvres, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Villepreux. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 56 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Villepreux, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Paris. This drive usually takes around 42 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

After an exciting day of sightseeing, it’s time to check in at your accommodation in Paris. This is not only a place to sleep but your home away from home, offering a warm welcome after a long day on the road.

In the evening, prepare to be amazed by Paris’s regional flavors and culminate your day with a toast. We’ve curated a guide to the city’s culinary and nightlife hotspots to enhance your experience during your multi-country vacation in France and Belgium.

Reserve a table at Le Restaurant Vingt Spts, a renowned restaurant in Paris. This culinary gem and its flavorful dishes have captured the hearts of food enthusiasts. Its reputation is reflected in its 4.5 out of 5-star rating from 628 guests.

Ensure you experience culinary excellence at Alliance while in Paris. This dining establishment presents an exquisite menu that has received a rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, acclaimed by 370 discerning diners.

Spend the night with your favorite cocktail in hand at Tiger. This bar is among the most recommended in the city, with an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 831 customers.

Embrace relaxation as you toast to a fantastic night at Le Requin Chagrin. This popular bar in Paris is a local favorite with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 737 customers.

If you want to check out another bar in the area, you’ll love Prescription Cocktail Club. This bar is known for its many choices of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Prescription Cocktail Club has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 654 reviews.

Savor the moment and raise a toast to yet another amazing day of your vacation in France and Belgium! Enjoy your evening in Paris to the fullest by mingling with the locals at a bar, taking a stroll around the city center, or simply just relaxing.

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Day 14

Day 14 – Paris - departure day

  • Paris - Departure day
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  • Jardin des plantes
  • More

On day 14 you have reached the last destination of your European road trip. Catch one last glimpse of Paris before it’s time to leave.

Depending on how much time you have before your departure, you may want to engage in some last-minute shopping or souvenir hunting. Get some unique items to remind you of your great European road trip across France and Belgium. If shopping isn’t your thing, visit some of the lesser-known attractions you have yet to discover.

On your last day in France, take time to indulge in shopping at Paris’s popular marketplace. Thanks to your accommodation’s strategic location, the city’s bustling commercial district is only a stone’s throw away, giving you ample time to leisurely explore the area, filled with local shops.

Take time to find the perfect present, reminding you of the charms of France. Each store here is brimming with unique finds.

Explore multiple popular travel destinations in Paris today.

Get a last taste of France’s tasty traditional food. Choose from a curated list of the best local food and drink spots in Paris and enjoy what may be your last vacation meal of this trip. Look forward to recreating these distinct culinary experiences in your own kitchen later to remind you of your unforgettable road trip across France and Belgium.

The time has come to say farewell to Paris for now. You will realize that you’re traveling home with more than you came with as you look back at your 14-day European road trip in France and Belgium with fond memories. Safe travels!

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