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

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Starts in
Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
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14 days & 13 nights
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 14-day road trip through France.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in France. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Pau, Lourdes, Carcassonne, Nimes, Lyon, Blois, and Bordeaux.

We'll help you experience the best 14 days in France you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

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

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 4-star Quality Hotel Pau Centre Bosquet. 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 13 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 13 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You’ll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. Make your vacation in France extra special by adding tours and tickets to each day of your itinerary.

The best services in France fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in France today!

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Included

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

Destinations

Pau - city in FrancePau
Carcassonne - city in FranceCarcassonne
Argelès-Gazost - city in FranceArgelès-Gazost
Lyon - city in FranceLyon
Blois - city in FranceBlois
Orléans - city in FranceOrléans
Blois - city in FranceBlois
Bordeaux - city in FranceBordeaux

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Attractions

Parc BeaumontParc Beaumont
Place ClemenceauPlace Clemenceau
FunicularFunicular
Grottes de Bétharram, Saint-Pé-de-Bigorre, Argelès-Gazost, Hautes Pyrenees, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceGrottes de Bétharram
Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Lourdes, Argelès-Gazost, Hautes Pyrenees, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceBasilica of Our Lady of the Rosary
Basilica of St. Pius X, R-399976, R-2463396, R-2202162, R-3792883Basilica of St Pius X
Funiculaire du Pic du JerFuniculaire du Pic du Jer
Cité de CarcassonneCité de Carcassonne
Jardin de La Fontaine, Nimes, Nîmes, Gard, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceJardin de La Fontaine
Pont du GardPont du Gard
Fresque des LyonnaisFresque des Lyonnais
Mur des Canuts, Lyon 4e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceMur des Canuts
Parc des HauteursParc des Hauteurs
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
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière, Lyon 5e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceGallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière
Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Lyon 5e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceCathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste
Musée Cinéma et MiniatureMusée Cinéma et Miniature
Porte des Enfants du Rhône
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
Mini World Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, FranceMini World Lyon
Place BellecourPlace Bellecour
Parc des Berges du RhôneParc des Berges du Rhône
Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans, Orléans, Loiret, Centre-Loire Valley, Metropolitan France, FranceCathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans
Château de ChambordChâteau de Chambord
Château de TalcyChâteau de Talcy
Basilica of Our Lady of the Trinity, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Loire Valley, Metropolitan France, FranceBasilica of Our Lady of the Trinity
Château de ChevernyChâteau de Cheverny
Château de VillesavinChâteau de Villesavin
Blois CathedralBlois Cathedral
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
Jacques-Gabriel Bridge
Natural History Museum
Rose Garden Blois, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Loire Valley, Metropolitan France, FranceBishopric Rose Garden
Château Royal d'AmboiseChâteau Royal d'Amboise
Château de ChenonceauChâteau de Chenonceau
Château de LangeaisChâteau de Langeais
Parc Bordelais, R-105270, R-1667452, R-2202162, R-3792880, R-7405Parc Bordelais
Parc aux Angéliques, La Bastide, Bordeaux, Gironde, New Aquitaine, Metropolitan France, FranceParc aux Angéliques
Place du ParlementPlace du Parlement
Place de la BoursePlace de la Bourse
Le miroir d'eau, Bordeaux Centre, Bordeaux, Gironde, New Aquitaine, Metropolitan France, FranceMiroir d'eau
Forêt du Bourgailh
Bordeaux Cathedral, Bordeaux Centre, Bordeaux, Gironde, New Aquitaine, Metropolitan France, FranceBordeaux Cathedral
Palais Gallien, Bordeaux Centre, Bordeaux, Gironde, New Aquitaine, Metropolitan France, FrancePalais Gallien
Jardin PublicJardin Public
Base sous-marine, Bordeaux Maritime, Bordeaux, Gironde, New Aquitaine, Metropolitan France, FranceBase sous-marine
Monument aux GirondinsMonument aux Girondins
Porte Cailhau, Bordeaux Centre, Bordeaux, Gironde, New Aquitaine, Metropolitan France, FrancePorte Cailhau
Basilica of St. Michael, Bordeaux Sud, Bordeaux, Gironde, New Aquitaine, Metropolitan France, FranceBasilique Saint-Michel
Grosse ClocheGrosse Cloche
Musée d'AquitaineMusée d'Aquitaine
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 8 - 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
  • More

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

One of the best luxury places you could stay in the city of Pau is the Quality Hotel Pau Centre Bosquet. This 4-star hotel is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,185 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.

Place Clemenceau is another popular attraction in the city of Pau. This unforgettable attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,362 visitors.

Another favorite attraction in the city of Pau is Funicular. This outstanding travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 890 visitors.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy toasting the start of your 14-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
  • Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary
  • Basilica of St Pius X
  • Funiculaire du Pic du Jer
  • More

Day 2 of your road trip through France gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You’ll be able to choose how much time you want to spend in each area, where you’ll have the chance to visit attractions like the unforgettable Grottes de Bétharram, Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Basilica of St. Pius X, and many more.

One of the best places to visit in Lourdes is the amazing Grottes de Bétharram. This attraction is a show cave that is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,262 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible church, Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. With an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 6,163 visitors, this city attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the city is the outstanding Basilica of St. Pius X. This popular minor basilica and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 3,690 visitors.

The spectacular Funiculaire du Pic du Jer is another popular attraction you can visit in the city of Lourdes today. This fascinating attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 2,493 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Lourdes by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. The tour allows curious travelers like you to have an unforgettable experience exploring some of France’s best spots. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in France. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before it's too late.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Carcassonne, where you will have access to the best hotels and places to stay.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Hotel Mercure Carcassonne Porte de La Cite is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Carcassonne. This hotel is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 1,135 guests.

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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 gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day.

One of the best places to visit in the city of Carcassonne is the amazing Cité de Carcassonne. This attraction is a fortress and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 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 Mercure Lyon Centre - Gare Part Dieu hotel. This hotel has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,086 guests.

You can also stay at one of the best 4-star hotel. The hotel Mercure Lyon Centre Chateau Perrache Hotel is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Lyon. This hotel is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,357 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel Away Hostel & Coffee Shop. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 2,066 guests.

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

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

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Lyon is Bouchon Tupin. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 969 customers.

After dinner, visit L Bar food & drink, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Lyon. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,758 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like L Bar food & drink. This bar has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 2,758 customers.

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

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Day 4

Day 4 in Lyon

  • Lyon
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  • Fresque des Lyonnais
  • Mur des Canuts
  • Parc des Hauteurs
  • La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière
  • Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière
  • More

On day 4 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the region of Metropolis of Lyon. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Fresque des Lyonnais, Mur des Canuts, Parc des Hauteurs, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the region of Metropolis of Lyon is Fresque des Lyonnais. This incredible attraction is a fresco and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,927 visitors.

Mur des Canuts 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 4,157 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the region of Metropolis of Lyon is Parc des Hauteurs. This amazing attraction is an urban park and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,241 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 Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière. This museum is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,363 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, Les Fleurs du Malt le Bar "La Mise en Bière". This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,225 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Les Fleurs du Malt le Bar "La Mise en Bière". This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,225 customers.

Dam's Pub 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 1,373 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 Lyon

  • Lyon
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  • Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste
  • Musée Cinéma et Miniature
  • Porte des Enfants du Rhône
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or
  • Mini World Lyon
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On day 5 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the region of Metropolis of Lyon. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Musée Cinéma et Miniature, Porte des Enfants du Rhône, and many more.

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.

Musée Cinéma et Miniature is another popular attraction you'll visit in the region of Metropolis of Lyon. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,540 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the region of Metropolis of Lyon is Porte des Enfants du Rhône. This amazing attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,967 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Mini World Lyon. This miniature park and place of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,637 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 Dam's Pub. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,373 customers.

Dam's Pub is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Lyon. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,373 customers.

Locals enjoy The King Arthur, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Lyon. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,312 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Lyon, MOS - Maker of Stories. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,046 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like MOS - Maker of Stories. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,046 customers.

Broc'Bar 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 868 customers.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 in Metropolis of Lyon, Centre-Loire Valley, and Blois

  • Blois
  • Lyon
  • Orléans
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  • Place Bellecour
  • Parc des Berges du Rhône
  • Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans
  • More

You’ll have time to visit two of the most popular areas in France on day 6 of your road trip.

One of the best places to explore is Place Bellecour. This excellent attraction is a square that has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 20,560 visitors. Around 744 travelers rated this attraction with 4.3 out of 5 stars.

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 Cathédrale Sainte-Croix d'Orléans for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the region of Centre-Loire Valley. This popular attraction is a catholic cathedral and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 8,178 visitors.

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

Or, you could enjoy a stay at an exclusive 4-star hotel. The Mercure Blois Centre is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Blois. This hotel is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 964 guests.

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

Locals recommend Cote Loire Auberge Ligerienne as one of the best restaurants in the city of Blois. Cote Loire Auberge Ligerienne is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 160 customers.

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Day 7

Day 7 in Blois

  • Blois
  • Blois
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  • Château de Chambord
  • Château de Talcy
  • Basilica of Our Lady of the Trinity
  • Château de Cheverny
  • Château de Villesavin
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On day 7 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the city of arrondissement of Blois. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Château de Chambord, Château de Talcy, Basilica of Our Lady of the Trinity, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the city of arrondissement of Blois is Château de Chambord. This incredible attraction is a château and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 43,219 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 Basilica of Our Lady of the Trinity. This amazing attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 222 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.

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 Blois

  • Blois
  • Blois
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  • Blois Cathedral
  • Château Royal de Blois
  • Château de Chaumont
  • Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire
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On day 8 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the city of arrondissement of Blois. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Blois Cathedral, Château Royal de Blois, Château de Chaumont, and many more.

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 Royal de Blois is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of arrondissement of Blois. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,926 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of arrondissement of Blois is Château de Chaumont. Attracting 513,000 annual visitors, it's clear that Château de Chaumont is one of the top sights of the area. This amazing attraction is a château and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 6,761 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Domaine de Chaumont-sur-Loire. This park and place of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,123 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.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 in Blois

  • Blois
  • More
  • Jacques-Gabriel Bridge
  • Natural History Museum
  • Bishopric Rose Garden
  • More

On day 9 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the city of arrondissement of Blois. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Jacques-Gabriel Bridge, Natural History Museum, Bishopric Rose Garden, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the city of arrondissement of Blois is Jacques-Gabriel Bridge. This incredible attraction has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 820 visitors.

Natural History Museum is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of arrondissement of Blois. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 217 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of arrondissement of Blois is Bishopric Rose Garden. This amazing attraction is a park and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 572 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.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 in Indre-et-Loire and Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux
  • More
  • Château Royal d'Amboise
  • Château de Chenonceau
  • Château de Langeais
  • Parc Bordelais
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You’ll begin day 10 of your road trip across France in the city of Bordeaux and make your way to the city of Bordeaux. Before leaving Bordeaux, you can check out some of the best attractions in the city for another opportunity to create lasting memories.

If you’re curious to see more of Indre-et-Loire, start your day with a visit to the amazing Château Royal d'Amboise. This much-appreciated château and attraction is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 21,016 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Château de Chenonceau. This château and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 33,253 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular Château de Langeais to make the most of your road trip across France.

When you’re ready for Bordeaux, you’ll hit the roads again and continue on your way to the city. Bordeaux offers plenty of options for top-rated hotels and other places to stay that fit all travel budgets.

We recommend you stay at the exclusive InterContinental Bordeaux - Le Grand Hotel, one of the best 5-star hotel options in Bordeaux. At this hotel, you’ll have access to many exceptional amenities that will ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay. This hotel is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,041 guests.

Alternatively, check out one of the best 3-star hotel options in Bordeaux, like Ibis Bordeaux Centre Meriadeck. This hotel is a popular choice among travelers in the city and is rated an average of 3.7 out of 5 stars by 3,088 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget apartment, we recommend you stay at Appart'Hotel Victoria Garden.

After you’ve settled into your accommodation, we recommend a dinner at the popular suzzi. This popular restaurant is one of the locals’ most recommended restaurants in the city, with ratings of 4.8 out of 5 stars in852 reviews.

The remarkable suzzi is another top restaurant in Bordeaux we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 852 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, the famous Symbiose is also an excellent choice. This well-loved restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 896 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Bordeaux: the fantastic Symbiose. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 896 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful Symbiose. This bar offers a variety of liquors and has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 896 customers.

Another bar offering a fantastic variety of drinks and a great atmosphere is The Connemara. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,896 customers, so don’t forget to check this one out as well!

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Day 11

Day 11 in Bordeaux

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  • Parc aux Angéliques
  • Place du Parlement
  • Place de la Bourse
  • Miroir d'eau
  • Forêt du Bourgailh
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On day 11 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the city of Bordeaux. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Parc aux Angéliques, Place du Parlement, Place de la Bourse, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the city of Bordeaux is Parc aux Angéliques. This incredible attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,187 visitors.

Place du Parlement is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Bordeaux. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 3,264 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Bordeaux is Place de la Bourse. This amazing attraction is a square and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 14,010 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Miroir d'eau. This reflecting pool and place of interest is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 13,709 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Forêt du Bourgailh. This park is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 2,441 visitors.

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

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

Chai Les Copains is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Bordeaux. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 501 customers.

Locals enjoy The Connemara, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Bordeaux. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,896 customers.

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

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Le Bar à Vin. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,327 customers.

The Houses Of Parliament is another of the best bars in the city of Bordeaux. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,469 customers.

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Day 12

Day 12 in Bordeaux

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  • Bordeaux Cathedral
  • Palais Gallien
  • Jardin Public
  • Base sous-marine
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On day 12 of your road trip, you’ll explore the area around the city of Bordeaux. You’ll be able to visit amazing attractions, like the incredible Parc de Bourran, Bordeaux Cathedral, Palais Gallien, and many more.

One of the best travel destinations in the city of Bordeaux is Parc de Bourran. This incredible attraction is a park and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,293 visitors.

Bordeaux Cathedral is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Bordeaux. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 9,620 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Bordeaux is Palais Gallien. This amazing attraction is a roman amphitheatre and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,446 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Jardin Public. This urban park and place of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,245 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Base sous-marine. This submarine base is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,279 visitors.

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

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

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Bordeaux, like Molly Malone's. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,951 customers.

Molly Malone's is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Bordeaux. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,951 customers.

Locals enjoy Le Confidentiel, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Bordeaux. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,544 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Bordeaux, Chez Dupont. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 831 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Chez Dupont. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 831 customers.

The Cock And Bull is another of the best bars in the city of Bordeaux. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 773 customers.

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Day 13

Day 13 in Bordeaux and Pau

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  • Monument aux Girondins
  • Porte Cailhau
  • Basilique Saint-Michel
  • Grosse Cloche
  • Musée d'Aquitaine
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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.

If you’d rather stay at the best 4-star hotel in Bordeaux, we recommend Quality Hotel Pau Centre Bosquet. This luxurious hotel promises guests a pleasant stay in the city and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,185 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 Monument aux Girondins. This attraction is a city gate that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,168 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Porte Cailhau. This attraction, a beloved city gate, has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,168 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Bordeaux is the stunning Basilique Saint-Michel. This church building and travel destination has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 4,485 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 14

Day 14 in 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 14 of your road trip in France is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Pau before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

La Foret des Vert'tiges is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Pau. This amusement park and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 548 visitors.

If you're interested in seeing something else, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Pau art museum is another great option. This attraction certainly lives up to its reputation for its 4.4 out of 5-star rating from 476 reviews.

You can also stop at Foret Domaniale de Bastard park to capture the beauty and wonder of Pau one last time. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 338 travelers.

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

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

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

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

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

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