Cheap 11-Day France Road Trip from Perpignan to Nimes, Lyon, Avignon, Nice, and Marseille

Photo of Castillet tower hosting a museum of history and culture in Perpignan, France.
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Bring out the adventurer in you and embark on an exciting 11-day road trip through France! Travel to Perpignan, Nimes, Lyon, Avignon, Nice, and Marseille with this cheap holiday package!

Explore France for less with this 11-day self-drive package. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country. See the stunning parc de la Tête d'Or, the captivating Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, and marvel at the uniqueness of each attraction. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across France and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food. Lastly, this travel plan allows you to stay and feel comfortable at a top-rated budget hotel for 3 nights in Perpignan, 1 night in Nimes, 1 night in Lyon, 1 night in Avignon, 2 nights in Nice, and 2 nights in Marseille.

This customizable and cheap France travel package promises non-stop adventure. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in France at the lowest price!

On arrival in Perpignan, 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. Explore the magnificent Palais des Papes to see its unique features. Visit the fascinating Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille) and take in its distinct atmosphere. France offers a wealth of world-class natural and scenic beauty you wouldn't want to miss!

During your journey, you'll have the pleasure of staying at top-rated budget accommodations, each selected for their exceptional value, comfort, and positive guest reviews. Each stop along your carefully planned route has been chosen to enhance your travel experience, offering you a blend of convenience, comfort, and a touch of local culture, ensuring a restful retreat after a day of adventures.

Choosing the handpicked recommendations gives you easy access to popular places of interest in France. With accommodation conveniently located in a downtown area, you can explore its surroundings at your leisure. Here, you can sample the country’s culinary delicacies and buy keepsakes of your travels in France.

This cheap holiday package will bring you close to many picture-perfect destinations in France, like the stunning Cité de Carcassonne. You'll visit the incredible Pont du Gard to make lasting memories. You'll also have the chance to admire the outstanding Monte Carlo Casino up close.

Your camera will be full of memories you can share with friends and family or on social media. By the end of your 11-day road trip, you'll leave France happy and inspired to go on another unique and budget-friendly adventure.

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 to France fill up fast, so book your adventure today!

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Rental car, 11 days
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Destinations

Photo of the Canal and Castle of Perpignan in springtime, Pyrenees-Orientales, France.Perpignan / 3 nights
The City of Lyon in the daytime.Lyon / 1 night
Photo of Nimes Arena aerial panoramic view. Nimes is a city in the Occitanie region of southern France.Nîmes / 1 night
Saint Jean Castle and Cathedral de la Major and the Vieux port in Marseille, France.Marseille / 2 nights
Avignon - city in FranceAvignon / 1 night
Photo of aerial cityscape view on French riviera with yachts in Cannes city, France.Cannes
Monaco - city in MonacoMonaco
View of Mediterranean luxury resort and bay with yachts. Nice, Cote d'Azur, France. Nice / 2 nights
Carcassonne - city in FranceCarcassonne
Arles - city in FranceArles

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Attractions

Photo of scenic view of Carcassone medieval city in France against summer sky.Cité de Carcassonne
Photo of the greenhouse of the Parc de la Tete d'Or, Lyon, France.Parc de la Tête d'Or
Photo of Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde in Marseille, a port city in southern France.Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille)
photo of Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes), once fortress and palace, one of the largest and most important medieval Gothic buildings in Europe, at morning, Avignon, France.Palais des Papes
Pont du GardPont du Gard
Monte Carlo Casino, Monte-Carlo, MonacoMonte Carlo Casino
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
Old Monaco MuseumMusée océanographique de Monaco
Parc national des Calanques, Les Baumettes, 9th Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceCalanques National Park
photo of the equestrian monument of King Louis XIV in Place Bellecour at morning in Lyon, France.Place Bellecour
Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean, La Joliette, 2nd Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceMucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean
Prince's Palace of Monaco
The Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in CannesPalace of Festivals and Congresses of Cannes
Jardin de La Fontaine, Nimes, Nîmes, Gard, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceJardin de La Fontaine
Pont d'Avignon, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FrancePont d'Avignon
Haribo Candy Museum, Uzès, Nîmes, Gard, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceHaribo Candy Museum
Centre Commercial Centre BourseCentre Commercial Centre Bourse
Old city center and Marseille Cathedral (Cathedrale Sainte-Marie-Majeure de Marseille). Top View.Cathédrale La Major
photo of the Roman Arles Amphitheatre in the Old Town of Arles in France.Arles Amphitheatre
Palais LongchampPalais Longchamp
Grand Parc Miribel Jonage
Parc BorélyParc Borély
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
Château Comtal, Carcassonne, Aude, Occitania, Metropolitan France, FranceChâteau Comtal
Les Petits Trains de Marseille, Hôtel de Ville, 2nd Arrondissement, Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceLes Petits Trains de Marseille
Idyllic aerial panorama of Cannes: cityscape, bay, Croisette, Palace and IGY Vieux-Port de Cannes - amazing recreation on French riviera.Vieux Port de Cannes
Calanque de Port-Miou
Château Royal de CollioureChâteau Royal de Collioure
Palais des rois de MajorquePalais des rois de Majorque
Salses Fortress
Japanese-Princess Grace Garden, Larvotto, MonacoPrincess Grace Japanese Garden
Church of Saints Nazaire and Celse
Yachts reflecting in the still water of the old Vieux Port of Marseilles beneath Cathedral of Notre Dame, France, on sunriseOld Port of Marseille
Grimaldi ForumGrimaldi Forum
Jardin des Doms, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Metropolitan France, FranceJardin des doms
Beach Paulilles
Sports Park
Roman Theatre of Arles
Tomb of Antonio Machado
Alyscamps
Jardin d'été
Escala monumental

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Day 1

Day 1 – Perpignan - arrival day

  • Perpignan - Arrival day
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  • Sports Park
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Your exciting road trip through France starts when you reach the incredible city of Perpignan, where you'll stay for 3 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Perpignan and begin your adventure in France.

Perpignan is a popular cheap holiday destination in France with something to offer every traveler. When you're ready to explore the city, stop at some of the best places to visit in Perpignan and get this road trip adventure rolling.

A trip to the amazing Sports Park will make your cheap holiday in France truly special. This attraction is a fascinating park that has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,992 visitors.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best budget-friendly hotels or places to stay in the city.

When you're hungry and ready to take a break from your adventure, treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of the best restaurants in Perpignan. An excellent example is the popular Le 17. Serving a menu of mouthwatering dishes, this restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 570 customers.

Another restaurant you should check out during your cheap vacation in France is Le Clos des Lys - Traiteur et Restaurant à Perpignan. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,461 customers, this famous restaurant is one of the city's most recommended places to eat.

If you wish to dine at a restaurant locals love, go to the wonderful Le Restaurant Jean. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,399 customers, and is an awesome place to satisfy your craving for good food and service.

O'Flaherty's is a great bar to relax after a busy day. About 1,082 customers have given this spot an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, making it one of the most popular bars in the area.

Another bar in Perpignan we recommend is Au Fût et à mesure Perpignan Centre, an excellent place to meet new friends. This bar offers customers plenty of snack and drink options and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 654 customers.

Buffalo Grill Perpignan is also one of the best places to go to unwind and chat with locals. Over 3,836 bar-goers have rated it an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

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

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Day 2

Day 2 – Perpignan

  • Perpignan
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Drive 111 km, 1 hour 57 min

  • Beach Paulilles
  • Château Royal de Collioure
  • Tomb of Antonio Machado
  • Palais des rois de Majorque
  • Salses Fortress
  • More

Day 2’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Perpignan, proving that cheap holidays in France can be extraordinary.

You'll begin sightseeing at the extraordinary Palace of the Kings of Majorca. This attraction is a must-see tourist destination that has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 6,906 travelers.

Your discovery of Perpignan does not have to stop there. You can add a budget-friendly activity on your itinerary and get to know more about Perpignan on a personal level. Check out the fantastic selection of affordable tours and tickets offered on this leg of your journey across this top cheap holiday destination in Europe, France.

After exploring some of the most remarkable sights in France, you also have the chance to experience the country’s food culture. Eat at Le Figuier, one of the best restaurants in Perpignan. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,171 reviews.

You can also check out Le Petit Mogador. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers in the city. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 273 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your road trip activities is VIGATANE. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,839 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you a memorable dining experience in Perpignan.

When you’ve finished your meal, head to some of the most popular bars in Perpignan for an after-dinner drink. Cap off your night in this cheap holiday destination at Le Grand Café de la Paix and try some of its cocktails and snacks. This bar has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars from 1,088 customers.

Arena Bar is another great place to hang out in and relax after a busy day in the city. This bar offers various drinks at affordable prices and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 361 customers.

If you want to have a drink or two with locals, you'll want to visit Dry States. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 288 customers, this bar is one of the best places to unwind and socialize in Perpignan.

Savor the rest of the night and celebrate another incredible road trip adventure in the magical Perpignan!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Carcassonne and Nimes

  • Nîmes
  • Carcassonne
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Drive 317 km, 3 hours 41 min

  • Church of Saints Nazaire and Celse
  • Cité de Carcassonne
  • Château Comtal
  • Jardin de La Fontaine
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Day 3 of your self-drive vacation in France gives you the opportunity to explore two popular cheap holiday destinations in one day. You’ll start your day in the city of Nimes and end your day in the city of Carcassonne.

Today's agenda features plenty of popular stops and allows you to stay in Nimes for 1 night. How much time you want to spend in each area or attraction is up to you. This way, you’ll have all the time you want to take in the unique atmosphere of each location and make the most of your affordable vacation in France.

While you’re in Nimes, it’s a good idea to visit the amazing Jardin de La Fontaine. The fantastic Jardin de La Fontaine is a popular park and a sightseeing hotspot. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 15,878 travelers.

Once you’ve satisfied your wanderlust in Nimes, you’ll continue to your next road trip destination of the day, the city of Carcassonne.

Make Basilique Saint Nazaire your first stop. This popular church among locals and travelers alike has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,146 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in Carcassonne is the outstanding Cité de Carcassonne. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 76,968 visitors, this remarkable fortress and attraction deserves a spot on your France travel bucket list.

We also recommend a visit to the popular Château Comtal. This attraction, a stunning castle, has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 8,823 travelers.

Make the most of your time in the country by joining activities that let you discover more about France. Check out all of the affordable tours you can join this day of your cheap holiday in France and ensure the road trip experience of a lifetime.

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

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try The Bird, one of the best restaurants in Nimes. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 659 customers.

Restaurant Skab is yet another of the top places to eat in the city. Restaurant Skab is known for serving a variety of delectable dishes and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 591 diners.

Locals and travelers enjoy dining at Le Dé-K-Lé Bistrot Gourmand, another well-loved restaurant in Nimes. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,576 guests, this restaurant is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a memorable dining experience in France.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in Nimes, O’Flaherty’s. This famous bar offers snacks and drinks at different price points and is a popular hangout spot among locals. In addition, this bar has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,377 bar goers.

Restaurant Au Flan Coco Nimes is a great place for anyone who is into classic bar drinks. This bar is considered one of the best drinking spots in Nimes, with its average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 993 customers.

Alternatively, you can drop by Le Questel, where you can have drinks, let loose, and socialize. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 575 customers.

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 4

Day 4 – Caluire-et-Cuire, La Bégude de Vers-Pont-du-Gard, Sagriès, Vaulx-en-velin, and Lyon

  • Lyon
  • Nîmes
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Drive 301 km, 3 hours 55 min

  • Haribo Candy Museum
  • Pont du Gard
  • Grand Parc Miribel Jonage
  • Parc de la Tête d'Or
  • More

Day 4 of your road trip across France offers you the chance to visit the wonderful Caluire-et-Cuire and the enchanting La Bégude de Vers-Pont-du-Gard, two of the most popular cheap holiday destinations in the country. You'll begin sightseeing in Caluire-et-Cuire and end the day in La Bégude de Vers-Pont-du-Gard, where you'll stay for 1 night.

Buckle up because day 4 of your affordable vacation in France will take you to some of locals’ and travelers’ most recommended travel spots!

One place travelers keep coming back to in Caluire-et-Cuire is the magnificent parc de la Tête d'Or. Around 50,621 visitors have rated this excellent park and travel destination an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

After capturing the beauty and rich culture of Caluire-et-Cuire, you’ll get back behind the wheels and continue your road trip to the fantastic hamlet of La Bégude de Vers-Pont-du-Gard.

Start your sightseeing in this cheap holiday destination with a visit to the unforgettable Pont du Gard. This popular site is a valued arch bridge in La Bégude de Vers-Pont-du-Gard and is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 29,439 visitors.

Exploring one unique site after another provides you the much-needed variety during your self-drive tour across France. But to satisfy your curiosity or need for adventure, we recommend you add excursions in today’s agenda. You have a great selection of popular and low-cost activities to choose from in France. Make your cheap holiday experience in France more memorable by doing something new, bold, or inspiring.

Lyon offers many top-rated accommodations suitable for travelers on a budget vacation in France. So anytime you need a break from your activities, you’re guaranteed a comfortable and affordable place to rest and stay in the city.

As this adventurous day progresses, satisfy your hunger at one of the best restaurants in the city. Many restaurants in Lyon offer good food at even better prices, the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in France.

L Bar food & drink is a must try. This restaurant serves a mouthwatering selection of meals and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 2,758 diners.

Another popular eating spot in Lyon is Bouchon Tupin, a local favorite. Serving diners fresh, delicious, and affordable meals, this restaurant has been rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 969 customers.

L'Institut Restaurant offers customers flavorful food and good ambiance, making it one of the best places to eat in Lyon. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 853 customers, this restaurant can get packed very quickly. Make sure you get to the restaurant early to save yourself a seat.

When night has fallen and you feel like enjoying a drink, head to some of Lyon’s best bars. There are plenty of bars in the city where you can order a few drinks without compromising your budget.

Black Forest Society is an excellent example of a great bar in Lyon offering drinks at reasonable prices. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 500 customers.

You can also hang out and have a drink at Livestation DIY - Lyon, another of locals’ go-to bars in Lyon. Livestation DIY - Lyon is among the best city bars offering various beverages at different price points, with around 1,452 customers having rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Les Fleurs du Malt le Bar "La Mise en Bière" is for you if you’re curious about bars that give you a taste of the nightlife scene in Lyon. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from more than 1,225 bar-goers.

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 5

Day 5 – Avignon

  • Lyon
  • Avignon
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Drive 234 km, 2 hours 56 min

  • Place Bellecour
  • Lyon Cathedral
  • Musée Cinéma et Miniature
  • Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
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On day 5 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across France, you’ll experience two places in one day. You’ll start your day in Lyon and end your day in the city of Avignon, where you'll stay for 1 night. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you.

One of the best places to visit in Lyon is the amazing Place Bellecour. This travel destination is a square that has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 20,560 visitors.

This day is also your chance to stop at the incredible Lyon Cathedral. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 11,228 travelers, a visit to this well-known catholic cathedral and sightseeing spot in Lyon is likely to make your vacation in France even more memorable.

Another unforgettable sight in Lyon is the outstanding Musée Miniature et Cinéma. This museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 9,540 visitors.

To make the most of your day in this cheap holiday destination in France, drop by the popular Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière. This attraction, an amazing minor basilica, has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 25,765 travelers.

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in France. To have the best affordable travel experience in France, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in France unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals in France.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Avignon. Avignon is another cheap travel destination in France where you have access to hotels, restaurants, bars, and other conveniences.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best attractions a budget vacation in France can afford, treat yourself to a hearty meal. You’ll find many great restaurants in Avignon that offer delicious food to help keep you going.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Avignon is Avenio. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 655 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Avignon, Restaurant EAT is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 515 diners.

Another restaurant worth trying is Le Vintage. Many locals and cheap holiday goers in Avignon enjoy dining at this restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,980 customers.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Avignon’s best bars to celebrate this day of your road trip vacation in France. For example, you can visit O'Collins's Irish Pub. Rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,425 customers, this bar is considered a favorite in the area.

Another great place to have a refreshing, celebratory drink is Le Carré du Palais. This popular bar in Avignon has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,194 bar-goers.

You can also go to Restaurant Bar à Vin Le 46 as an alternative. More than a bar, the popular Restaurant Bar à Vin Le 46 is also a place for fun or relaxation. Around 637 customers have given this city bar an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

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 – Cannes and Nice

  • Avignon
  • Cannes
  • Nice
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Drive 269 km, 3 hours 29 min

  • Palais des Papes
  • Jardin des doms
  • Pont d'Avignon
  • Vieux Port de Cannes
  • Palace of Festivals and Congresses of Cannes
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Day 6 of your self-drive vacation in France gives you the opportunity to explore two popular cheap holiday destinations in one day. You’ll start your day in the city of Avignon and end your day in the city of Cannes.

Today's agenda features plenty of popular stops and allows you to stay in Nice for 2 nights. How much time you want to spend in each area or attraction is up to you. This way, you’ll have all the time you want to take in the unique atmosphere of each location and make the most of your affordable vacation in France.

While you’re in Avignon, it’s a good idea to visit the amazing Palais des Papes. The fantastic Palais des Papes is a popular palace and a sightseeing hotspot. This attraction boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 36,931 travelers and draws around 616,210 visitors every year.

Travelers usually have a splendid time at the incredible Jardin des doms, a well-known urban park in the area. Currently, this spectacular destination enjoys a 4.5 out of a 5 star-rating from 3,201 travelers.

The top-rated Pont Saint-Benezet (Le Pont d'Avignon) is another local feature you can check out today. This spectacular best-rated sightseeing destination and destination has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from over 17,658 travelers.

Once you’ve satisfied your wanderlust in Avignon, you’ll continue to your next road trip destination of the day, the city of Cannes.

Make Vieux Port de Cannes your first stop. This popular top-tier point of interest among locals and travelers alike has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 7,893 visitors.

Another unforgettable travel destination in Cannes is the outstanding Palace of Festivals and Congresses of Cannes. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 18,284 visitors, this remarkable movie theater and attraction deserves a spot on your France travel bucket list.

Make the most of your time in the country by joining activities that let you discover more about France. Check out all of the affordable tours you can join this day of your cheap holiday in France and ensure the road trip experience of a lifetime.

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

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try Les Amoureux, one of the best restaurants in Nice. This restaurant is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,622 customers.

Chez Acchiardo is yet another of the top places to eat in the city. Chez Acchiardo is known for serving a variety of delectable dishes and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,467 diners.

Locals and travelers enjoy dining at Les Sens, another well-loved restaurant in Nice. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 920 guests, this restaurant is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a memorable dining experience in France.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in Nice, Wayne's Bar. This famous bar offers snacks and drinks at different price points and is a popular hangout spot among locals. In addition, this bar has been rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,557 bar goers.

La Shounga is a great place for anyone who is into classic bar drinks. This bar is considered one of the best drinking spots in Nice, with its average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,693 customers.

Alternatively, you can drop by Les Distilleries Idéales, where you can have drinks, let loose, and socialize. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,572 customers.

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 – Monte Carlo and Nice

  • Monaco
  • Nice
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Drive 47 km, 1 hour 49 min

  • Musée océanographique de Monaco
  • Prince's Palace of Monaco
  • Monte Carlo Casino
  • Princess Grace Japanese Garden
  • Grimaldi Forum
  • More

Day 7’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Monte Carlo, proving that cheap holidays in France can be extraordinary.

You'll begin sightseeing at the extraordinary Monte Carlo Casino. This attraction is an architectural structure that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 27,883 travelers.

Your discovery of Monte Carlo does not have to stop there. You can add a budget-friendly activity on your itinerary and get to know more about Monte Carlo on a personal level. Check out the fantastic selection of affordable tours and tickets offered on this leg of your journey across this top cheap holiday destination in Europe, France.

After exploring some of the most remarkable sights in France, you also have the chance to experience the country’s food culture. Eat at Le Galet, one of the best restaurants in Nice. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,632 reviews.

You can also check out Peixes. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers in the city. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,157 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your road trip activities is Le Frog. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,109 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you a memorable dining experience in Nice.

When you’ve finished your meal, head to some of the most popular bars in Nice for an after-dinner drink. Cap off your night in this cheap holiday destination at Riviera & Tours and try some of its cocktails and snacks. This bar has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 820 customers.

Le Vingt4 is another great place to hang out in and relax after a busy day in the city. This bar offers various drinks at affordable prices and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 453 customers.

If you want to have a drink or two with locals, you'll want to visit Ma Nolan's Irish Pub. Rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 3,215 customers, this bar is one of the best places to unwind and socialize in Nice.

Savor the rest of the night and celebrate another incredible road trip adventure in the magical Nice!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Marseille

  • Marseille
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Drive 208 km, 3 hours 1 min

  • Palais Longchamp
  • Cathédrale La Major
  • Les Petits Trains de Marseille
  • Old Port of Marseille
  • Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean
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On day 8 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across France, you’ll experience two places in one day. You’ll start your day in Marseille and end your day in the city of Marseille, where you'll stay for 2 nights. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you.

One of the best places to visit in Marseille is the amazing Palais Longchamp. This travel destination is a water tower that has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 12,768 visitors.

This day is also your chance to stop at the incredible Marseille Cathedral. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 12,714 travelers, a visit to this well-known catholic cathedral and sightseeing spot in Marseille is likely to make your vacation in France even more memorable.

Another unforgettable sight in Marseille is the outstanding Les Petits Trains de Marseille. This best-rated sightseeing destination has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 9,053 visitors.

To make the most of your day in this cheap holiday destination in France, drop by the popular Old Port of Marseille. This attraction, an amazing seaport, has been rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,120 travelers.

If you’re keen to explore more, you’ll enjoy the fantastic Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean. This museum is a popular attraction rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 19,446 visitors from all over the globe.

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in France. To have the best affordable travel experience in France, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in France unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals in France.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Marseille. Marseille is another cheap travel destination in France where you have access to hotels, restaurants, bars, and other conveniences.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best attractions a budget vacation in France can afford, treat yourself to a hearty meal. You’ll find many great restaurants in Marseille that offer delicious food to help keep you going.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Marseille is L'Épuisette. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 830 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Marseille, Twist Avenue is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 618 diners.

Another restaurant worth trying is Coogee. Many locals and cheap holiday goers in Marseille enjoy dining at this restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 533 customers.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Marseille’s best bars to celebrate this day of your road trip vacation in France. For example, you can visit Bistrot l’Horloge. Rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,794 customers, this bar is considered a favorite in the area.

Another great place to have a refreshing, celebratory drink is O'Malley. This popular bar in Marseille has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,796 bar-goers.

You can also go to La Caravelle as an alternative. More than a bar, the popular La Caravelle is also a place for fun or relaxation. Around 1,587 customers have given this city bar an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

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

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Day 9

Day 9 – Cassis and Marseille

  • Marseille
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Drive 100 km, 2 hours 48 min

  • Calanques National Park
  • Parc Borély
  • Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille)
  • Centre Commercial Centre Bourse
  • Calanque de Port-Miou
  • More

Day 9’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Marseille, proving that cheap holidays in France can be extraordinary.

You'll begin sightseeing at the extraordinary Calanques National Park. This attraction is a park that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 19,632 travelers.

Another of the best travel destinations you can explore in this fun and cheap holiday destination is the spectacular Parc Borély. This popular place of interest is a stunning park that boasts an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 11,618 visitors.

To make your trip to Marseille more memorable, spend time at the fascinating Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille). With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 36,436 traveler reviews, it’s not surprising that the fantastic Notre-Dame de la Garde (Marseille) is often mentioned in France road trip itineraries.

The magnificent Centre Commercial Centre Bourse is another stop you might want to add to your sightseeing plans. This shopping mall and popular travel destination is rated an average of 3.9 out of 5 stars in 16,249 reviews.

If you’re interested in seeing something else, make your way to the amazing Calanque de Port-Miou. More than 6,728 visitors have rated this park and tourist destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Your discovery of Marseille does not have to stop there. You can add a budget-friendly activity on your itinerary and get to know more about Marseille on a personal level. Check out the fantastic selection of affordable tours and tickets offered on this leg of your journey across this top cheap holiday destination in Europe, France.

After exploring some of the most remarkable sights in France, you also have the chance to experience the country’s food culture. Eat at Le Bouchon Provençal, one of the best restaurants in Marseille. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,207 reviews.

You can also check out Chez Roger. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers in the city. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,502 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your road trip activities is Nul Part Ailleurs. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,400 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you a memorable dining experience in Marseille.

When you’ve finished your meal, head to some of the most popular bars in Marseille for an after-dinner drink. Cap off your night in this cheap holiday destination at Le Café de la Banque and try some of its cocktails and snacks. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,223 customers.

Bar Bu is another great place to hang out in and relax after a busy day in the city. This bar offers various drinks at affordable prices and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 648 customers.

If you want to have a drink or two with locals, you'll want to visit The Queen Victoria. Rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 3,995 customers, this bar is one of the best places to unwind and socialize in Marseille.

Savor the rest of the night and celebrate another incredible road trip adventure in the magical Marseille!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Perpignan

  • Perpignan
  • Arles
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Drive 319 km, 3 hours 41 min

  • Alyscamps
  • Arles Amphitheatre
  • Roman Theatre of Arles
  • Jardin d'été
  • More

On day 10 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across France, you’ll experience two places in one day. You’ll start your day in Arles and end your day in the city of Perpignan, where you'll stay for 1 night. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you.

One of the best places to visit in Arles is the amazing Alyscamps. This travel destination is a top-tier point of interest that has been rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,323 visitors.

This day is also your chance to stop at the incredible Arles Amphitheatre. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 13,060 travelers, a visit to this well-known roman amphitheatre and sightseeing spot in Arles is likely to make your vacation in France even more memorable.

Another unforgettable sight in Arles is the outstanding Roman Theatre of Arles. This top-tier point of interest has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,900 visitors.

To make the most of your day in this cheap holiday destination in France, drop by the popular Jardin d'été. This attraction, an amazing park, has been rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,025 travelers.

Cheap, budget vacations are nothing but incredible, especially when you’re in France. To have the best affordable travel experience in France, make time for some unique, challenging, or inspiring activities. Adding a tour to your travel plan promises a one-of-a kind adventure that will make your cheap vacation in France unforgettable. Fortunately, you'll find plenty of budget-friendly tours and cheap holiday deals in France.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Perpignan. Perpignan is another cheap travel destination in France where you have access to hotels, restaurants, bars, and other conveniences.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best attractions a budget vacation in France can afford, treat yourself to a hearty meal. You’ll find many great restaurants in Perpignan that offer delicious food to help keep you going.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Perpignan is L Entrepotes. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,142 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Perpignan, D'Aqui D'AILLEURS is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 524 diners.

Another restaurant worth trying is Brioche Dorée. Many locals and cheap holiday goers in Perpignan enjoy dining at this restaurant. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 649 customers.

As the day is coming to an end, stop at some of Perpignan’s best bars to celebrate this day of your road trip vacation in France. For example, you can visit Black pearl 66. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 155 customers, this bar is considered a favorite in the area.

Another great place to have a refreshing, celebratory drink is LA CANTINA DELLA PASTA. This popular bar in Perpignan has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,200 bar-goers.

You can also go to La Villa Duflot Perpignan Restaurant Hôtel&Spa as an alternative. More than a bar, the popular La Villa Duflot Perpignan Restaurant Hôtel&Spa is also a place for fun or relaxation. Around 1,396 customers have given this city bar an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

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 – Perpignan - departure day

  • Perpignan - Departure day
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  • Escala monumental
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It’s soon time to say goodbye to France as your road trip vacation is about to end. Day 11 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Perpignan.

Depending on how much time you have before your flight back home, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing to make the most of your cheap holiday experience in France.

If you'd rather pass time visiting some attractions, this is your chance to go to places you may not have had the chance to explore yet.

One fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Perpignan is the remarkable Escala monumental. This top-tier point of interest and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 114 visitors.

If you have an appetite for one last delicious meal in Perpignan, consider a top-rated restaurant like La Rotonde. This restaurant has a menu of appetizing and affordable meals and is rated at an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 497 customers.

Restaurant Le Vauban is an excellent alternative if you feel like eating something else. This restaurant serves a variety of savory and budget-friendly dishes and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 488 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Perpignan and begin your journey home. You’ll leave filled with unforgettable memories from your terrific and affordable travel experiences in France!

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