Cheap 11-Day France Road Trip from Grenoble traveling west to Lyon, Auxerre, Paris, and Dijon

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Get ready for an exciting vacation without hitting your budget hard with this 11-day cheap road trip in France. Venture into the heart of Grenoble, Pont-en-Royans, Bron, Lyon, Caluire-et-Cuire, Vaulx-en-velin, Beaune, Auxerre, Moutiers-en-Puisaye, Versailles, Paris, Fontainebleau, Dijon, and Bourg En Bresse, where every mile is packed with value and excitement. Embrace the freedom of the open road and make memories that last a lifetime, all within your budget.

Explore France for less and on your own terms. This customizable and cheap France travel package promises an exhilarating 11-day adventure. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country.

Stay comfortably at a top-rated budget hotel for 3 nights in Grenoble, 1 night in Lyon, 2 nights in Auxerre, 3 nights in Paris, and 1 night in Dijon. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across France and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in France at the lowest price!

On arrival in Grenoble, you'll pick up your rental vehicle. From there, you'll begin your journey to the best and cheapest places to travel to in France. France offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your cheap holiday in France, the choice of accommodation is entirely yours. Enjoy the freedom to select the ideal budget-friendly stay that perfectly matches your needs. Rest assured, your affordable accommodation will provide a welcoming retreat after a day of exploration and discovery.

Throughout your road trip in France, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in France.

This affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 11-day vacation in France. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 10 nights. We'll also provide you with the best budget rental car in France with CDW insurance.

You can customize your France travel plan for a more personalized holiday experience. Choose from popular and competitively-priced tours and tickets in France and add your picks to your itinerary. For example, get cheap tour tickets to uncover the stories behind France's famous sights. Or, try out some of the most fantastic excursions. There's no better way to add more culture and inspiration to your trip!

Booking this cheap holiday package in France offers you many perks. You'll get 24/7 travel support. In addition, you'll have access to a step-by-step guide in our mobile app. Here, you'll find all your travel documents organized in one place.

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a hassle-free vacation in France with this cheap holiday deal! The best and most affordable tours in France fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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Hotel, 10 nights
Rental car, 11 days
CDW Insurance
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Destinations

Vaulx-en-Velin
Caluire-et-Cuire
Dijon - city in FranceDijon / 1 night
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 3 nights
Versailles - city in FranceVersailles
Moutiers-en-Puisaye
Beaune - city in FranceBeaune
The City of Lyon in the daytime.Lyon / 1 night
Photo of morning cityscape view with mountains, river and bridge in Grenoble city on the south-east of France.Grenoble / 3 nights
Fontainebleau - city in FranceFontainebleau
Auxerre - city in FranceAuxerre / 2 nights
Pont-en-Royans
Bron
Bourg-en-Bresse

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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 the Sacred Heart (Sacre Cœur Basilica),on Montmartre hill, Paris, France.Sacré-Cœur
Photo of Versailles palace outside Paris at sunset, France.Palace of Versailles
Photo of Luxembourg gardens and palace with puffy clouds in Paris, France.Jardin du Luxembourg
Photo of Corner of the Tuileries Garden with flower bed and alley with sculptures in Paris in springtime, France.Tuileries Garden
Photo of the Musee d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine.Musée d'Orsay
photo of La Villette Park with the Canal of the Basin of the Villette with boat at beautiful morning in Paris, France.La Villette
photo of Place de la Concorde and the Champs-Elysees at morning in Paris, France.Place de la Concorde
Photo of the greenhouse of the Parc de la Tete d'Or, Lyon, France.Parc de la Tête d'Or
Photo of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on a bright afternoon in Spring, France.Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Photo of The Panthéon is a monument in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.Panthéon
photo of the beautiful Jardin des Plantes at morning in Paris is the main botanical garden in France.Jardin des plantes
Photo of Palais or Opera Garnier & The National Academy of Music in Paris, France.Palais Garnier
Sainte-ChapelleSainte Chapelle
Pont Alexandre IIIPont Alexandre III
Aerial view of The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Lyon city.The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a minor basilica in Lyon.Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
photo of the medieval Fontainebleau palace (Chateau de Fontainebleau) at beautiful summer in France.Palace of Fontainebleau
photo of the equestrian monument of King Louis XIV in Place Bellecour at morning in Lyon, France.Place Bellecour
Gardens of Versailles, Versailles, Île-de-France, FranceGardens of Versailles
Hôtel-Dieu Museum - Hospices de Beaune, Beaune, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Metropolitan France, FranceHôtel-Dieu Museum - Hospices de Beaune
Grand Parc Miribel Jonage
photo of Guédelon Castle stronghold built nowadays with techniques dating of the 14th century in Treigny-Perreuse-Sainte-Colombe, France.Guédelon Castle
Saint Jean Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste) in Lyon, France, EuropeLyon Cathedral
The facade of the House of Lawyers where the museum is located.Musée Cinéma et Miniature
The Chartreuse Mountains, Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceThe Chartreuse Mountains
iFLY Lyon
Parc Paul MistralParc Paul Mistral
Porte des Enfants du Rhône
Museum of Fine Arts Dijon, Dijon, Côte-d'Or, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Metropolitan France, FranceMuseum of Fine Arts Dijon
musée de Grenoble (France)Museum of Grenoble
Les maisons suspendues de Pont-en-Royans
Royal Monastery of Brou
Dijon - France.Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne
Fontaine du Lion, Secteur 2, Grenoble, Isère, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceFontaine du Lion
The house of Colette
Musée Colette
Porte Saint-Laurent

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Day 1

Day 1 – Grenoble - arrival day

  • Grenoble - Arrival day
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  • Parc Paul Mistral
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Your exciting road trip through France starts when you reach the incredible city of Grenoble, where you'll stay for 2 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Grenoble and begin your adventure in France.

Grenoble is a popular cheap holiday destination in France with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in France, Grenoble is also a great place to find top-rated budget accommodations. You'll find many of these accommodations close to bustling markets and cultural attractions.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Parc Paul Mistral. This park is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars in 4,848 reviews.

A cheap, budget vacation in Grenoble should not stop you from enjoying incredible food and refreshing drinks. When you're ready for the best dining and bar experiences in Grenoble, try some of our top recommendations.

Start your foodie adventure at Bar Au RENCARD, where you'll find affordable mouthwatering meals and desserts. If you’re craving a taste of local favorites, head over to Ciao a Te, a go-to spot for both budget-savvy travelers and locals alike. For an unforgettable dining experience, don't miss Restaurant Une Semaine sur Deux, where exquisite dishes and cozy ambiance await to make your culinary adventure truly memorable!

Visit Brasserie La Natation, one of the locals’ favorite hangout spots. Pub Shakesbeer serves various snacks and drinks at affordable prices, making it another great bar option for budget travelers in Grenoble. And if you're looking for a special place to enjoy the evening, our recommendation is Le Cartel Bar.

Enjoy toasting the start of a terrific road trip vacation and a cheap holiday experience in France!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Grenoble and Pont-en-Royans

  • Grenoble
  • Pont-en-Royans
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Drive 178 km, 3 hours 25 min

  • Porte Saint-Laurent
  • Museum of Grenoble
  • Les maisons suspendues de Pont-en-Royans
  • The Chartreuse Mountains
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Day 2’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Grenoble, proving that cheap holidays in France can be extraordinary. You have ample time, or 1 night, to stay in Grenoble. So make the most of today by going to the best places to visit, eat, and drink in the city.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Porte Saint-Laurent. This door is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 184 visitors.

Musée de Grenoble is another popular attraction you could visit today. This museum has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,100 visitors.

Keen to do something new and one-of-a-kind today? There are many experiences you can add to your cheap vacation package. Check out all the budget-friendly activities and tours below and bag a cheap holiday deal.

Savor the culinary delights of Grenoble, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to restaurant brasserie L'Albatros Grenoble, known for its delectable cuisine and inviting ambiance. While immersing yourself in the local culture during your budget-friendly getaway, make sure to stop by La Ferme à Dédé - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, Little copains promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

Pub des copains offers many snacks and liquors at different price points. But if you’d like to interact with locals and fellow travelers in Grenoble, check out BLIND PIG.

Cheers for an adventure-filled road trip vacation in France! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Grenoble!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Grenoble, Bron, Lyon, Caluire-et-Cuire, and Vaulx-en-velin

  • Lyon
  • Bron
  • Caluire-et-Cuire
  • Vaulx-en-Velin
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Drive 142 km, 2 hours 11 min

  • iFLY Lyon
  • Grand Parc Miribel Jonage
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or
  • Lyon Cathedral
  • Musée Cinéma et Miniature
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On day 3 of your cheap holiday travels in France, you’ll tour 4: Bron, Lyon, Caluire-et-Cuire, and Vaulx-en-velin. You'll stay in Lyon for 1 night, giving you enough time to satisfy your wanderlust and craving for new experiences.

When you're ready to see some sights, Lyon Cathedral is a great place to start. This catholic cathedral is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,228 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Musée Miniature et Cinéma. This museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,540 travelers.

When you’ve had your share of Grenoble, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Bron. Your travel time is around 1 hour 4 min.

Be one of the day’s first visitors at iFLY Lyon. This sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 7,468 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Vaulx-en-velin and set your GPS to Caluire-et-Cuire. 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 16 min. Upon reaching Caluire-et-Cuire, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like parc de la Tête d'Or. This extraordinary park has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 50,621 visitors.

While exploring France is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Lyon has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Lyon on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

A cheap, budget vacation in Lyon should not stop you from enjoying incredible food and refreshing drinks. When you're ready for the best dining and bar experiences in Lyon, try some of our top recommendations.

Café du Rhône offers delicious bites without straining your wallet. For a taste of local cuisine with a twist, venture to Bulle - Restaurant de Fourvière - Guy Lassausaie. Or, try Vieille Canaille, where reasonable prices and warm hospitality create a welcoming atmosphere for diners seeking a memorable dining experience.

Cap off your dinner by heading to L' Antiquaire, ideal for a leisurely evening with a drink in hand. Black Forest Society is another bar that offers an enjoyable setting. Similarly, The James Joyce Pub is also a popular place to go on a night out, perfect for relaxing and socializing.

Raise your glass to celebrate your fun and affordable travel experience in the city of Lyon!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Lyon, Beaune, Caluire-et-Cuire, and Auxerre

  • Auxerre
  • Beaune
  • Lyon
  • Caluire-et-Cuire
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Drive 315 km, 4 hours 2 min

  • Place Bellecour
  • Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
  • Porte des Enfants du Rhône
  • Hôtel-Dieu Museum - Hospices de Beaune
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On day 4 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across France, you’ll experience 3 charming destinations — Beaune, Lyon, and Caluire-et-Cuire. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the town of Auxerre, where you'll stay for 2 nights.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Caluire-et-Cuire, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Beaune. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 44 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

Drop by the renowned Hôtel-Dieu Museum - Hospices de Beaune. This popular museum has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 12,805 visitors.

When you’ve had your share of Lyon, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Caluire-et-Cuire. Your travel time is around 16 min.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Place Bellecour. This square is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 20,560 visitors.

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is another popular attraction you could visit today. This minor basilica has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 25,765 visitors.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Lyon, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Caluire-et-Cuire. This drive usually takes around 16 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

When you're ready to see some sights, Porte des Enfants du Rhône is a great place to start. This park is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 3,967 visitors.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the town of Auxerre. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Auxerre, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

Discovering the culinary wonders of Auxerre is a must-do on your budget-friendly vacation! When hunger strikes, make your way to one of the city's top dining spots.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in France!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Auxerre and Moutiers-en-Puisaye

  • Auxerre
  • Moutiers-en-Puisaye
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Drive 93 km, 1 hour 38 min

  • Musée Colette
  • The house of Colette
  • Guédelon Castle
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On day 5 of your affordable vacation in France, you’ll start and end your day in Auxerre, but spend some time exploring destinations outside the town. With 1 night left in Auxerre, you'll have enough time to check out top-rated restaurants and try out unique activities that will enhance your road trip experience.

Moutiers-en-Puisaye’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Auxerre behind. This drive usually takes around 41 min. Moutiers-en-Puisaye welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Musée Colette. This museum is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 212 visitors.

The house of Colette is another popular attraction you could visit today. This museum has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 405 visitors.

Set your GPS to Moutiers-en-Puisaye and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 41 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Moutiers-en-Puisaye beckons with new experiences!

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Guédelon Castle. This extraordinary castle is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,277 visitors.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll return to Auxerre and your accommodation.

Savor the mouthwatering delights of Auxerre, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the town's best restaurant and bar options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate. Whether you're in the mood for a casual bite or a refreshing cocktail, these spots have something for everyone.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in France!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Auxerre, Versailles, and Paris

  • Paris
  • Versailles
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Drive 206 km, 3 hours 3 min

  • Gardens of Versailles
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Louvre Museum
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Day 6 of your road trip across France offers you the chance to visit 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Versailles and Paris. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Paris, where you'll stay for 3 nights.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at place de la Concorde, a remarkable square where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 54,229 reviews.

Next, satisfy your wanderlust at Tuileries Garden. This garden has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 92,172 travelers.

Louvre Museum is another must-visit attraction. This renowned art museum offers a memorable experience, well worth a stop on your self-guided sightseeing tour. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 260,788 travelers and attracting 2,825,000 annual visitors, it's one of the more popular places to see in the area.

Versailles’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Auxerre behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 51 min. Versailles welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Gardens of Versailles. This extraordinary french formal garden is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 13,133 visitors.

Next, make your way to Palace of Versailles. This top attraction is a château with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 119,665 visitors. Palace of Versailles welcomes 4,741,758 yearly visitors.

Paris offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in France. Whether you're in need of a quick break from your activities or seeking a comfortable place to rest, rest assured you'll find a welcoming and affordable option in the city.

Savor the culinary delights of Paris, where affordability meets excellence in dining and drinking. From inviting bars crafting signature cocktails to cozy eateries serving up local favorites, the city offers an unforgettable experience for every taste bud.

Start your foodie adventure at L'Imprévu Café, where you'll find affordable mouthwatering meals and desserts. If you’re craving a taste of local favorites, head over to Le Petit Châtelet, a go-to spot for both budget-savvy travelers and locals alike. For an unforgettable dining experience, don't miss Restaurant Guy Savoy, where exquisite dishes and cozy ambiance await to make your culinary adventure truly memorable!

Keep the evening going at Café de Paris V, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink. You could also go to Dirty Dick, which offers a similarly pleasant setting and great drinks. Another option is Little Red Door, which provides an inviting environment for unwinding after a busy day out.

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across France. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday in France!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 12 km, 1 hour 6 min

  • Panthéon
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Champ de Mars
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Day 7 means another chance to make the best memories in Paris. You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Paris and check out the most popular dining spots. You still have 2 nights left to stay in the city. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away!

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Panthéon. This mausoleum is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Paris, with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 43,649 visitors.

Jardin du Luxembourg is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 94,043 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Musée d'Orsay. Visitors have rated this art museum an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 71,115 reviews. Musée d'Orsay receives around 3,651,616 visitors every year.

Eiffel Tower, boasting an annual visitor count of up to 6,207,303 people, is another unique site you can experience today. This attraction is a lattice tower rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 322,389 reviews.

Make your way to the fantastic Champ de Mars, perhaps the most famous urban park in Paris. This attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 172,488 travelers.

For a truly remarkable cheap holiday experience in Paris, join budget-friendly activities on this day of your vacation. Tours offer you a chance to take a closer look into Paris and the culture of past or present-day France.

Don't let a tight budget stop you from enjoying delicious meals and refreshing drinks in Paris. Here are a few top-rated restaurants and bars you may want to check out tonight.

After a day of fun adventures, treat yourself to the best dining experience at Saint James Paris, where affordable mouthwatering dishes await. Another gem to discover during your memorable getaway is Solera Paris : Bar à Cocktail, highly regarded as one of the area's top dining spots. If you're eager to dine at a local-favorite spot, don't miss To Restaurant Paris, an excellent choice to fulfill your cravings for delicious food and great service.

Complement this refreshing day with an equally refreshing drink at one of the best bars in the city of Paris, Prescription Cocktail Club. Sherry Butt is another popular bar in the area, perfect for people looking for a place to unwind and enjoy local drinks alone or with company. Locals also recommend The Highlander, offering popular drinks and a lively atmosphere.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through France with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in France!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 34 km, 1 hour 42 min

  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Pont Alexandre III
  • Palais Garnier
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • La Villette
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Day 8 of your road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Paris, proving that cheap holidays in France can be extraordinary. Have fun exploring the best places to visit in the city. At the end of the day, enjoy wining and dining at Paris, with 1 night to stay in the area.

Seize the day by visiting some of the best attractions in the area, like Arc de Triomphe. This extraordinary triumphal arch has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 193,235 visitors. Each year, around 2,743,823 people visit this remarkable site to admire its features and learn more about it.

Next, make your way to Pont Alexandre III. This deck arch bridge is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 27,899 reviews.

While in Paris, we also recommend a visit to Palais Garnier. This opera house has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 34,053 reviews.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to Sacré-Cœur. This attraction gets around 11,000,000 yearly visitors. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 118,527 travelers, this church building is a highly recommended stop on your sightseeing around Paris.

Make your way to La Villette, perhaps the most famous commune of france in Paris. This attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 56,497 reviews.

Beyond the above-mentioned locations, today is the perfect opportunity to join a popular activity in Paris. Plenty of budget-friendly tours in Paris offer enriching experiences that will make your cheap holiday in France worth remembering for a lifetime.

When it's time to eat or savor a refreshing drink, treat yourself to a delightful dining and drinking experience without paying more than necessary. Paris has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

After a day filled with excitement, indulge in a satisfying meal at Alliance, offering a menu full of delicious options at reasonable prices. Featuring an enticing array of mouthwatering delights, The Bombardier is another must-visit dining spot. For an authentic dining experience favored by locals, make your way to Le Bistrot Du Perigord, where you can also enjoy great food and warm hospitality.

Tiger is a great spot where you can enjoy a refreshing drink after an active day. Alternatively, Bisou. Is another excellent place to relax and have a drink or two after a busy day. You might also want to cap the night off at Le Requin Chagrin, a fascinating bar that offers a unique ambiance and a wide selection of cocktails.

Cherish every minute of your road trip vacation across France. Celebrate this opportunity to enjoy a cheap holiday in France!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Paris, Fontainebleau, and Dijon

  • Dijon
  • Paris
  • Fontainebleau
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Drive 319 km, 3 hours 47 min

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Jardin des plantes
  • Palace of Fontainebleau
  • More

Day 9 of your road trip across France is another proof that cheap holidays in France can indeed provide you an extraordinary travel experience. Today's agenda includes touring 2 wonderful destinations — Paris and Fontainebleau. You’ll explore along your route leading to the city of Dijon, where you'll be spending 1 night.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Paris, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Fontainebleau may take around 59 min. Upon your arrival in Fontainebleau, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Notre-Dame de Paris. This catholic cathedral is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Paris, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 45,788 visitors. Around 12,000,000 people visit this attraction every year.

Sainte Chapelle is another popular place of interest you can visit today. The average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 32,376 reviews gives you an idea of other visitors’ experience at this attraction.

If it’s still bright and early, make your way to Jardin des plantes. Visitors have rated this botanical garden an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 40,461 reviews.

Set your GPS to Fontainebleau and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 59 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Fontainebleau beckons with new experiences!

Kick off the day at Palace of Fontainebleau, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This château is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 21,054 reviews.

While exploring France is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Dijon has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Dijon on an affordable vacation can easily find a comfortable place to stay in the city.

Going on cheap, budget vacations in France shouldn’t stop anyone from dining at top-rated restaurants and bars. More than just an affordable travel destination, Dijon is also home to a variety of excellent dining and drinking spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and enjoy refreshing drinks.

Discover the heart of Dijon through its culinary scene, starting with Maison Millière - Restaurant Boutique Bar à vin et Salon de thé. Not only will you discover mouthwatering dishes, but you'll also be pleasantly surprised by their budget-friendly offerings. For a taste of tradition, try Bistrot Burger, where time-honored recipes are served. Or, explore Café de l'Industrie, renowned for its delicious offerings and cozy ambiance.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Barberousse Dijon, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Beer Country, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, The Blue Dog provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

Celebrate another day of your adventure-filled road trip through France with a toast. Cheers to a memorable cheap vacation experience in France!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Dijon, Bourg En Bresse, and Grenoble

  • Grenoble
  • Dijon
  • Bourg-en-Bresse
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Drive 326 km, 3 hours 40 min

  • Palais des Ducs et des États de Bourgogne
  • Museum of Fine Arts Dijon
  • Royal Monastery of Brou
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Day 10 of your self-drive vacation in France will take you to the city of Grenoble, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Grenoble, you'll explore 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in France, including Dijon and Bourg En Bresse.

After soaking in Dijon’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Bourg En Bresse. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 46 min. When you arrive in Bourg En Bresse, it's time to take a break from the road.

Journey into the unknown at Palace of the Dukes of Burgundy, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable palace has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,120 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Museum of Fine Arts Dijon is a recommended place to visit. This museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 3,232 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Bourg En Bresse. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 46 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Make royal monastery of Brou your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this secularized monastery an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 2,801 reviews. More than 55,949 people visit this place of interest every year.

You’ll also have your choice of the best budget-friendly accommodations in the city of Grenoble. So when it's time for a break from your adventures in Grenoble, relax and restore your energy at any of the following affordable places to stay.

Make the most of your budget vacation in France by treating yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Grenoble that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

La Cuisine des Tontons stands out as a haven for budget-conscious travelers seeking exceptional flavors. Indulge in a delightful array of mouthwatering options. For those craving a casual dining experience, Les copains d'abord offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Café de France, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure and cheap holiday experience in France!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Grenoble - departure day

  • Grenoble - Departure day
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  • Fontaine du Lion
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Your budget road trip vacation in France is about to end. Day 11 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Grenoble.

Make the most of your final day in France by visiting Grenoble’s iconic markets and shopping establishments. Your stay’s proximity to the city’s retail haven invites an unhurried and unforgettable exploration of its variety of stores and establishments. Secure the perfect souvenirs for your family and friends back home or buy yourself a remembrance of your amazing experience in France. Take home a piece of France with these souvenirs, keeping your adventures close.

Before you conclude your road trip in France, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Grenoble.

If you have an appetite for one last delicious meal in Grenoble, consider a top-rated restaurant like Le Subway, offering a menu of appetizing and affordable meals. Cedar Restaurant is an excellent alternative if you feel like trying something different. Another popular restaurant you could check out is Restaurant La Table des Bro's Grenoble, which is a great place to enjoy meals that will remind you of your fun memories in Grenoble.

You’ll then say farewell to Grenoble. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in France!

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