Cheap 13-Day France Road Trip from Paris to Amiens, Caen, Rennes, Nantes, Tours, and Orléans

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Kickstart an unforgettable journey with this 13-day cheap road trip in France, tailored for travelers on a budget. Explore Paris, Amiens, Rouen, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Longues-sur-Mer, Bayeux, Sainte-Mère-Église, Caen, Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe, Cormelles-le-Royal, Champrepus, Fougères, Rennes, Nantes, Sainte-luce-sur-loire, Tours, Angers, Chenonceaux, Amboise, Orléans, Chambord, and Versailles, where every turn is a new discovery.

Explore France for less with this 13-day self-drive package. This customizable and cheap France travel package promises non-stop adventure. We'll introduce you to many famous and affordable vacation spots in the country. Dine with locals at popular restaurants and bars across France and get a taste of the people’s hospitality and authentic food.

This travel plan allows you to stay comfortably at a top-rated budget hotel for 4 nights in Paris, 1 night in Amiens, 3 nights in Caen, 1 night in Rennes, 1 night in Nantes, 1 night in Tours, and 1 night in Orléans. We'll help you have an unforgettable road trip experience in France at the lowest price!

On arrival in Paris, 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.

Your camera will be full of memories you can share with friends and family or on social media.

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 13-day vacation in France. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 12 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, 12 nights
Rental car, 13 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Amiens - city in FranceAmiens / 1 night
Photo of beautiful sunset view from the pier to yachts in the cozy port city of Cherbourg in the north-west of France.Cherbourg
Photo of Villepreux is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France.Villepreux
Angers - city in FranceAngers
Photo of Church of Saint-Pierre in Caen, Normandy, France.Caen / 3 nights
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 4 nights
Photo of Tours aerial panoramic view. Tours is a city in the Loire valley of France.Tours / 1 night
Suèvres
Photo of the Erdre River in Nantes, France.Nantes / 1 night
Photo of traditional half-timbered houses in the old town of Rennes, Brittany, France.Rennes / 1 night
Bayeux
Auzouer-en-Touraine
Rouen - city in FranceRouen
Centre-Loire Valley - region in FranceCentre-Loire Valley / 1 night

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Attractions

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 Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on a bright afternoon in Spring, France.Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Photo of The Panthéon is a monument in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.Panthéon
Photo of famous medieval castle Château de Chambord, France.Château de Chambord
photo of the beautiful Jardin des Plantes at morning in Paris is the main botanical garden in France.Jardin des plantes
Photo of Palais or Opera Garnier & The National Academy of Music in Paris, France.Palais Garnier
Photo of the Renaissance Chateau de Chenonceau, built in the XVIth century, is one of the most beautiful castles of the Loire Valley, Chenonceaux, France.Château de Chenonceau
photo of people enjoying the experience with Machines of the Isle of Nantes in Nantes, France.Machines of the Isle of Nantes
Sainte-ChapelleSainte Chapelle
Pont Alexandre IIIPont Alexandre III
photo of sunny panorama of Castle d’Amboise is an old French chateau is medieval landmark of Amboise city in France.Château d'Amboise
Château du Clos LucéChâteau du Clos Lucé
Castle of the Dukes of Brittany in Nantes - France, Pays de la LoireChâteau des ducs de Bretagne
photo of Pont Neuf and river Seine waters at beautiful morning in Paris, France.Pont Neuf
Botanical Garden, Coulmiers - Jardin des Plantes, Malakoff - Saint-Donatien, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, Metropolitan France, FranceBotanical Garden
War menorial building exterior in Caen, FranceMémorial de Caen
Château d'Angers, Centre Ville - La Fayette - Eblé, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, Metropolitan France, FranceChâteau d'Angers
photo of Villandry castle and gardens best panoramic view in sunny summer day near Tours and Blois cities in France the Loire valley region.Château de Villandry
Gardens of Versailles, Versailles, Île-de-France, FranceGardens of Versailles
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de RouenCathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
Amiens Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady Notre-Dame and pedestrian street with traditional buildings in old historical city centre, cityscape Amiens landmarks, Hauts-de-France Region, Northern FranceCathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
Omaha Beach Memorial, Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Bayeux, Calvados, Normandy, Metropolitan France, FranceOmaha Beach Memorial
General view.Airborne Museum
Lighthouse on the lake in hamlet Queen Marie Antoinette's estate near Versailles Palace.Marie-Antoinette's Estate
Château de FougèresChâteau de Fougères
Caen Castle, Le Château, Caen, Calvados, Normandy, Metropolitan France, FranceCaen Castle
photo of Normandy German defense artillery guns in Longues-sur-Mer, France.Longues-sur-Mer battery
photo of Place du Vieux-Marché at morning in Rouen, France.Place du Vieux-Marché
photo of Clock in the Rue du Gros-Horloge in Rouen on a beautiful summer day, France.Gros Horloge
photo of Jardin botanique de Tours in Tours, France.Jardin botanique de Tours
Le Lieu uniqueLe Lieu unique
Place de la Cathedrale and Saint Gatien´s cathedral in Tours, FranceTours Cathedral
The cathedral Notre-Dame de Bayeux. Antique Norman-Romanesque cathedral is located in the Bayeux, Calvados department of Normandy, France.Bayeux Cathedral
Colline aux Oiseaux, Caen, Normandie, FranceColline aux Oiseaux
Parc zoologique de Champrepus
L'Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Le Bon Sauveur, Caen, Calvados, Normandy, Metropolitan France, FranceL'Abbaye-aux-Hommes
Grand Blotterau Parc, Mairie de Doulon, Doulon - Bottière, Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, Metropolitan France, FranceGrand Blotterau Parc
Parc de loisirs des Sablières
Parc Claude-Decaen
Chapel of Saint-Hubert
Écomusée de la Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel

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Day 1

Day 1 – Paris - arrival day

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

Paris is a popular cheap holiday destination in France with something to offer every traveler. More than a city in France, Paris 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.

It's now time to discover the mouthwatering delights of Paris, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best dining options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate.

Eat at Restaurant Guy Savoy. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,143 reviews.

You can also check out Le Bistrot Du Perigord. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 584 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your activities is Kitchen Galerie Bis. With an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 512 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you with a memorable dining experience.

La Coupole is an excellent example of a great bar in Paris offering drinks at reasonable prices. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 9,580 customers.

You can also hang out at Le Fumoir, another of locals’ go-to bars in Paris. Le Fumoir is among the best city bars offering various beverages at different price points, with around 3,606 customers having rated it an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Le Mesturet is for you if you’re curious about bars that give you a taste of the nightlife scene in Paris. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from more than 2,547 bar-goers.

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 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 20 km, 1 hour 25 min

  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Palais Garnier
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Champ de Mars
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Day 2 of your road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Paris, proving that cheap holidays in France can be extraordinary.

Touring the best attractions in France offers you a glimpse of the country’s history and culture. But, you’ll be surprised to know that there’s more to France you are yet to discover. Take part in an eye-opening experience to make the best of your affordable vacation in France. Choose from all of the popular and budget-friendly tickets and activities available on this day of your cheap holiday in France.

After a long day of exploring and making the most of your budget vacation in France, treat yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Paris that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

You could check out Angelina, one of locals’ top restaurant options in the area. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 13,038 customers, and is a great place to enjoy a satisfying meal after a busy day of exploring.

Au Pied de Cochon is another excellent choice for cheap holiday-goers. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious and comforting foods and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 10,684 diners.

If you feel like having something different, check out the menu at The Bombardier. This restaurant is known to offer good food at reasonable prices. The Bombardier has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 1,775 customer reviews.

Cap off your night in this cheap holiday destination at Little Red Door and try some of its cocktails and snacks. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,722 customers.

Bisou. Is another great place to hang out and unwind. This bar offers various drinks at affordable prices and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,248 customers.

If you want to have a drink or two with locals, you'll want to visit Experimental Cocktail Club, rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,338 customers.

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

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Day 3

Day 3 – Paris

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Drive 7 km, 55 min

  • Pont Alexandre III
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Louvre Museum
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Day 3 means another chance to make the best memories in this cheap holiday destination in France, Paris. So buckle up and prepare to be blown away by the city of Paris!

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.

It's now time to discover the mouthwatering delights of Paris, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best dining options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate.

After a long day of exploring, we recommend you try Solera Paris : Bar à Cocktail, one of the top-rated restaurants in the city. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 1,221 customers and is a great place to relax and enjoy a comforting meal.

Locals also recommend Le Petit Châtelet, so you'll want to drop by this place. Le Petit Châtelet serves delicious meals in hearty portions and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,057 customers.

Another must-try in the city of Paris is Les Fous de l'Île. This restaurant boasts an exciting menu and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,046 customers.

Visit The Highlander, an excellent place to enjoy a couple of drinks. This bar is one of the locals’ favorite hangout spots and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,285 customers.

Café de Paris V serves various snacks and drinks at affordable prices, making it another great bar option for budget travelers in Paris. Customers have rated Café de Paris V an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 981 reviews.

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 – Amiens

  • Paris
  • Amiens
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Drive 161 km, 2 hours 51 min

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Panthéon
  • Jardin des plantes
  • La Villette
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Day 4 of your self-drive vacation in France will take you to the city of Amiens, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Amiens, you'll explore 2 popular cheap holiday destinations in France, including Paris and Amiens.

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 Panthéon. Visitors have rated this mausoleum an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 43,649 reviews.

Jardin des plantes is another unique site you can experience today. This attraction is a botanical garden rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 40,461 reviews.

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

Set your GPS to Amiens and hit the road. Expect a journey of approximately 1 hour 38 min without stops. Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination. Amiens beckons with new experiences!

Soak in the beautiful landscapes as you drive and look forward to exploring your next destination.

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

A cheap, budget vacation in Amiens should not stop you from enjoying incredible food. When you’re ready to have the best dining experience in Amiens, try some of our top recommendations.

After a long day of exploring, we recommend you try Le Quai, one of the top-rated restaurants in the city. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,112 customers and is a great place to relax and enjoy a comforting meal.

Locals also recommend Les Bouchées Doubles, so you'll want to drop by this place. Les Bouchées Doubles serves delicious meals in hearty portions and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,080 customers.

Another must-try in the city of Amiens is Brasserie de l'horloge. This restaurant boasts an exciting menu and is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,182 customers.

If you're in the mood for an after-dinner drink, Network Bar is our number one recommendation. Around 835 customers have rated this bar 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Delirium Café also has a great drinks menu. This bar is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,072 reviews.

Ad Hoc Cafe is another popular place to spend the evening in Amiens. This bar is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,008 customers.

Toast to another unforgettable road trip adventure during your cheap holiday in France!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Rouen and Caen

  • Amiens
  • Rouen
  • Caen
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Drive 248 km, 3 hours 10 min

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame d'Amiens
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen
  • Gros Horloge
  • Place du Vieux-Marché
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Day 5 of your road trip across France offers you the chance to visit 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Amiens, Rouen, and Caen. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Caen.

When you're ready to see some sights, Notre-Dame d'Amiens is a great place to start with. This catholic cathedral is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 12,038 visitors.

Embrace the thrill of the open road as you wave goodbye to Amiens and set your GPS to Saint-Pierre-lès-Elbeuf. 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 1 hour 28 min. Upon reaching Saint-Pierre-lès-Elbeuf, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

After soaking in Saint-Pierre-lès-Elbeuf’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Caen. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 1 hour 24 min. When you arrive in Caen, it's time to take a break from the road.

Caen 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.

After a long day of exploring and making the most of your budget vacation in France, treat yourself to a hearty meal and a refreshing drink. You’ll find many great restaurants and bars in Caen that offer delicious foods and drinks to help keep you going.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Caen is Le Sans Gêne. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,075 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Caen, Stéphane Carbone Restaurant is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 612 diners.

Villa Eugène is a fantastic bar many locals in Caen recognize. This popular bar is an excellent place to unwind after a busy day and is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,005 customers.

You can also enjoy a few drinks and some snacks at Fleur de Sushi - Jacobins, another popular bar in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 699 customers.

Vertigo is a local favorite and a great place to hang out and socialize with other travelers in Caen. Customers have rated the exciting Vertigo an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 715 reviews.

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

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Day 6

Day 6 – Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Longues-sur-Mer, Bayeux, Sainte-Mère-Église, and Caen

  • Caen
  • Bayeux
  • Cherbourg
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Drive 189 km, 2 hours 54 min

  • Bayeux Cathedral
  • Longues-sur-Mer battery
  • Omaha Beach Memorial
  • Airborne Museum
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On day 6 of your affordable vacation in France, you’ll start and end your day in Caen, but spend some time exploring destinations outside the city.

When you’ve had your share of Caen, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Bayeux. Your travel time is around 34 min.

Start your sightseeing with a visit to Bayeux Cathedral. This catholic cathedral is a popular stop on travelers’ itineraries in Bayeux, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 4,935 visitors.

After soaking in Bayeux’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Cherbourg. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 32 min. When you arrive in Cherbourg, it's time to take a break from the road.

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

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

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, Caen is also home to a variety of excellent dining spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and drink.

We recommend a local favorite like Beef & Cow. This restaurant serves delicious dishes at surprisingly cheap prices and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,890 customers.

Les Fils à Maman Caen is another excellent restaurant we recommend for budget travelers in Caen. This restaurant offers good food at even better prices and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,976 customers.

Another popular restaurant in Caen you might want to check out is Le Bistronome. Le Bistronome is a local favorite with a variety of value-for-money dishes on their menu. Customers have rated this fantastic restaurant an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,669 reviews.

Complement this refreshing day with an equally refreshing drink at one of the best bars in the city of Caen, Delirium Café. This bar offers a variety of liquors at different price points and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 776 customers.

Balthazar is another popular bar in the area, perfect for people looking for a place to unwind and enjoy local drinks alone or with company. This bar has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 537 customers.

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 7

Day 7 – Caen, Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe, and Cormelles-le-Royal

  • Caen
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Drive 30 km, 1 hour 18 min

  • Colline aux Oiseaux
  • Caen Castle
  • L'Abbaye-aux-Hommes
  • Mémorial de Caen
  • Parc Claude-Decaen
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Day 7’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Caen, proving that cheap holidays in France can be extraordinary.

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.

When it’s time to eat, treat yourself to a lovely meal without paying more than necessary. Caen has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

One restaurant we recommend you try in Caen is Pizzeria Novità. This restaurant provides good food and service and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,202 customers.

When talking about the best restaurants in Caen, Le Bistrot Basque is a name locals often mention. This local favorite offers a variety of options, helping it earn an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,352 diners.

After dinner, look back into the highlights of today’s adventure and visit one of the best bars in Caen, Les Déserteurs. This famous bar offers snacks and drinks at different price points and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 434 bar-goers.

Yaki Sushi is a great place for anyone who is into classic bar drinks. This bar is considered one of the best drinking spots in Caen, with its average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 321 customers.

Alternatively, you can drop by The brew bar, where you can have drinks, let loose, and socialize. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 365 customers.

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

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Day 8

Day 8 – Champrepus, Saint-Léonard, Fougères, and Rennes

  • Rennes
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Drive 216 km, 2 hours 54 min

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus
  • Écomusée de la Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel
  • Château de Fougères
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On day 8 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across France, you’ll experience 4 charming destinations — Champrepus, Saint-Léonard, Fougères, and Rennes. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Rennes.

After soaking in Caen’s unique atmosphere, jump into the car with a full heart and drive in the direction of your next destination: Champrepus. Expect your car journey to take a minimum of 59 min. When you arrive in Champrepus, it's time to take a break from the road.

Your sightseeing of the day begins at Parc zoologique de Champrepus, a remarkable zoo where it’s easy to get lost in exploration. This top attraction is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 3,908 reviews.

When you’ve had your share of Champrepus, prepare for your next destination. Admire the views and listen to some good music as you drive in the direction of Saint-Léonard. Your travel time is around 28 min.

Journey into the unknown at Écomusée de la Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable museum has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 414 reviews.

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

While exploring France is a refreshing experience, don’t forget to rest to regain your energy. Rennes has plenty of top-rated accommodation options in all price ranges. Travelers visiting Rennes 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, Rennes is also home to a variety of excellent dining spots. When it’s time for a meal, we recommend you try some of the city's best places to eat and drink.

La Saint-Georges is an excellent example. Here, you can enjoy good food and service at affordable prices. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,621 customers.

Café Joyeux Rennes is another great restaurant option for budget travelers. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious and savory meals at low prices and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 583 customers.

Locals enjoy dining at Roadside | Burger Restaurant Rennes, and you might want to check it out too. This restaurant has an exciting menu and an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars in 2,342 reviews.

If you’re looking for a bar to end the evening at, many locals recommend Fox and Friends Pub, claiming it’s one of the best. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,370 customers.

If you feel like going somewhere else, another popular option in the city is O'Connell's Irish Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,586 customers.

Penny Lane is yet another top-rated place where you can easily spend an hour or two. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,548 customers.

A road trip vacation in Champrepus can’t get any better than this! Toast to another amazing day in this cheap holiday destination in France!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Nantes and Sainte-luce-sur-loire

  • Nantes
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Drive 126 km, 2 hours 16 min

  • Grand Blotterau Parc
  • Machines of the Isle of Nantes
  • Le Lieu unique
  • Botanical Garden
  • Château des ducs de Bretagne
  • 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 exploring 3 wonderful destinations — Nantes, Sainte-luce-sur-loire, and Nantes.

As you’ve unraveled the marvels of Rennes, it’s time to gear up for the next part of your road trip adventure. Under favorable conditions, your drive to Nantes may take around 1 hour 22 min. Upon your arrival in Nantes, you’ll be greeted with the opportunity to do some sightseeing and exploring.

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

While on the road, immerse yourself in your favorite road trip tunes or sample the sounds from a local radio station. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

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

Savor the culinary delights of Nantes, 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.

An excellent option with an exciting menu is Le Bistrot Basque de Nantes. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 730 customers.

Another dining option is Pickles. This restaurant is popular among locals and cheap holiday-goers for its delicious food and reasonable prices. Pickles has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in 620 reviews.

Make sure to stop by La Cantine Du Curé for a great dining experience. A favorite place to eat among many, around 2,050 customers have rated the irresistible La Cantine Du Curé an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

After your meal, we recommend you get a drink at a bar. Gigg's Irish Pub is a great place to continue your night. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,840 customers.

If you want to know where locals go, check out Délirium Café. This bar has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,288 customers.

Another popular bar in the city is The Coffee House. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,168 customers.

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

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Day 10

Day 10 – Tours and Angers

  • Tours
  • Angers
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Drive 229 km, 2 hours 58 min

  • Château d'Angers
  • Parc de loisirs des Sablières
  • Château de Villandry
  • Jardin botanique de Tours
  • Tours Cathedral
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Day 10 of your self-drive vacation in France will take you to the city of Tours, where you'll be staying for 1 night. On your way to Tours, you'll explore 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in France, including Tours, Angers, and Tours.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Angers. This car ride takes around 59 min.

Kick off the day at Château d'Angers, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This château is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 14,556 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Parc de loisirs des Sablières. Parc de loisirs des Sablières is a park with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 759 reviews.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Rochecorbon. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 3 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

Tours 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.

When it’s time to eat, treat yourself to a lovely meal without paying more than necessary. Tours has restaurants and bars for all budgets, perfect for cheap holiday-goers.

Eat at Le Comptoir de Mamie Bigoude Tours Centre. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,883 reviews.

You can also check out The Pale. Offering appetizing foods and refreshing beverages at reasonable prices, this restaurant is an excellent choice for budget travelers. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,012 diners.

Another great restaurant we recommend you go to after your activities is Hotel & Spa Oceania L'univers Tours. With an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,192 customers, this restaurant is sure to provide you with a memorable dining experience.

One of the best bars in Tours you could visit tonight after your dinner is Café Bar Jazz Le Strapontin. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 882 customers.

Another popular bar in the city is La réserve. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 601 customers.

Locals also enjoy Délirium café. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 219 customers.

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 – Chenonceaux, Amboise, and Orléans

  • Centre-Loire Valley
  • Auzouer-en-Touraine
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Drive 160 km, 2 hours 29 min

  • Château de Chenonceau
  • Château d'Amboise
  • Chapel of Saint-Hubert
  • Château du Clos Lucé
  • More

Day 11 of your road trip across France offers you the chance to visit 3 popular cheap holiday destinations in the country, including Chenonceaux, Amboise, and Orléans. You'll conclude your sightseeing and exploration in Orléans.

Once you're ready to continue your road trip, it's time to buckle up and drive, eagerly anticipating your arrival in Auzouer-en-Touraine. This drive usually takes around 37 min, without any stops or traffic disruptions.

When you’re ready to jump back into the car and say goodbye to Auzouer-en-Touraine, you’ll hit the road in the direction of Orléans. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 16 min. When you arrive, enjoy some sightseeing.

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

As this day progresses, satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at one of the city's best restaurants and bars. Many restaurants in Orléans offer good food and drink options at even better prices; the perfect combination for travelers on affordable vacations in France.

Visit the popular La Parenthèse. Serving a menu of mouthwatering dishes, this restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 888 customers.

Another restaurant you should check out during your cheap vacation in France is Le Brin de Zinc Restaurant. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,754 customers, this famous restaurant is one of the area's most recommended places to eat.

If you wish to dine at a restaurant locals love, go to the wonderful Les Fils À Maman Orléans. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,573 customers, and is an awesome place to satisfy your craving for good food and service.

One of travelers' and locals' favorite bars in the city is Crêperie Bretonne - Restaurant de spécialités de Galettes et Crêpes fait maison, à base de produits frais & Bar breton. This claim is supported by 1,162 customers who have rated it an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

If you want to continue your night somewhere else, head to another popular place like L'antidote. This bar is a local favorite, with great drinks, lovely service, and an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 610 customers.

The options in Orléans don’t end there. You could also spend some time at the excellent Garden Ice Café. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars by 2,403 customers, this bar is one of the best places to relax after a long, adventure-filled day.

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 12

Day 12 – Chambord and Paris

  • Paris
  • Suèvres
  • Villepreux
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Drive 263 km, 4 hours

  • Château de Chambord
  • Gardens of Versailles
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Marie-Antoinette's Estate
  • More

On day 12 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across France, you’ll experience 3 charming destinations — Chambord, Versailles, and Paris. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Paris.

Suèvres’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Orléans behind. This drive usually takes around 54 min. Suèvres welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Villepreux’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Suèvres behind. This drive usually takes around 1 hour 56 min. Villepreux welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

Fasten your seatbelt and make your way to your next stop. Paris, home to many well-known sights in the region, is a lovely destination on today’s itinerary. Keep in mind that your travel time from Villepreux to Paris may take around 44 min without traffic disruptions. Upon arrival, we highly recommend checking out some of the top attractions.

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

It's now time to discover the mouthwatering delights of Paris, where top-quality dining experiences blend seamlessly with budget-friendly options. Check out the city's best dining options, offering a tantalizing array of flavors to satisfy every palate.

You could check out Le Restaurant Vingt Spts, one of locals’ top restaurant options in the area. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 628 customers, and is a great place to enjoy a satisfying meal after a busy day of exploring.

Alliance is another excellent choice for cheap holiday-goers. This restaurant serves a variety of delicious and comforting foods and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 370 diners.

When you’ve finished your meal and an after-dinner drink sounds enticing, visit Tiger, one of the best bars in the city. This bar has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 831 customers, and is the perfect complement to your refreshing weekend getaway experience in France.

If you would like to try another place, Le Requin Chagrin is another great option that serves a variety of drinks. Considered one of the most popular bars in Paris, this bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 737 customers.

Prescription Cocktail Club is also a great bar where you can have nice chats with locals and fellow travelers in the area. Prescription Cocktail Club has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 654 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 13

Day 13 – Paris - departure day

  • Paris - Departure day
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  • Pont Neuf
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Your budget road trip vacation in France is about to end. Day 13 is your departure day and your last chance to capture the beauty of Paris.

As your final day in France unfolds, don’t miss the chance for a last-minute shopping spree in Paris’s shopping district. Your accommodation’s convenient location near the city’s shopping area offers the luxury of time, so you don’t have to limit yourself from leisurely strolling its streets amidst a collection of establishments.

Look for the perfect gift for your loved ones back home, or buy yourself a little keepsake to remind you of France.

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

You’ll then say farewell to Paris. 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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