Affordable 7-Day Relaxed France Road Trip Vacation from Caen to Paris

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Duration
7 days & 6 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
6 nights included
Car rental
7 days included
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Economy included
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Witness the charm of Ifs, Caen, Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe, Hérouville-Saint-Clair, Ouistreham, and Paris on a relaxed 7-day road trip designed for explorers on a budget. Cruise through France’s enchanting landscapes with this flexible self-drive vacation!

Explore France for less and on your own terms. This customizable and cheap France travel package promises an exhilarating 7-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 Caen, and 3 nights in Paris. 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 Caen, 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 journey, you'll have the pleasure of staying at top-rated budget accommodations, each selected for its exceptional value, comfort, and positive guest reviews. Choosing the handpicked recommendations gives you easy access to popular places of interest in France, complementing your relaxed road trip experience.

Enjoy strolling through France's shopping hotspots near your accommodation. Visit shops, discover the locals’ way of life, or try various specialties. Don't forget to bring home a piece of the country that will remind you of your relaxing vacation in France.

This affordable holiday package includes everything you need for a fantastic 7-day vacation in France. We'll offer you cheap flights and arrange your hotel reservations for 6 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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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 6 nights
Rental car, 7 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

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 / 3 nights
Photo of aerial view of the long sandy beach of Sword beach in Hermanville-sur-Mer towards Ouistreham ,France.Ouistreham
Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe
Hérouville-Saint-Clair

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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 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 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 Temple of Love in the Bois de Vincennes in Paris Park in autumn in France.Bois de Vincennes
War menorial building exterior in Caen, FranceMémorial de Caen
Caen Castle, Le Château, Caen, Calvados, Normandy, Metropolitan France, FranceCaen Castle
Le Grand Bunker, Ouistreham, Caen, Calvados, Normandy, Metropolitan France, FranceThe "Big Bunker"
Colline aux Oiseaux, Caen, Normandie, FranceColline aux Oiseaux
L'Abbaye-aux-Hommes, Le Bon Sauveur, Caen, Calvados, Normandy, Metropolitan France, FranceL'Abbaye-aux-Hommes
Caen Botanical Garden, Jardin des Plantes, Caen, Calvados, Normandy, Metropolitan France, FranceCaen Botanical Garden
Parc Michel d'OrnanoParc Michel d'Ornano
Forêt d'Ifs
Château de Beauregard
St Peter's Catholic Church
Vallée des jardinsVallée des Jardins

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Day 1

Day 1 – Ifs, and Caen - arrival day

  • Caen - Arrival day
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  • Forêt d'Ifs
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Your relaxed road trip through France starts when you reach the incredible city of Caen, where you'll stay for 2 nights. You'll pick up your rental car in Caen and begin your adventure in France.

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

One thing you have to know about Caen is that this city is an outstanding hub for culture, exploration, and relaxation. When you're ready to begin your tour of the city, stop at some of the best places to visit in Caen.

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 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.

La Ficelle 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, La Galettoire offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at Bar de la Fac, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

Visit Kokomo, one of the locals’ favorite hangout spots. Delirium Café serves various snacks and drinks at affordable prices, making it another great bar option for budget travelers in Caen. And if you're looking for a special place to enjoy the evening, our recommendation is La Rhumba.

Free your mind of worries and enjoy your first taste of relaxation in France! Expect more to come as you continue this budget-friendly and laid-back road trip in France!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Caen, Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe, Hérouville-Saint-Clair, and Ouistreham

  • Caen
  • Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe
  • Hérouville-Saint-Clair
  • Ouistreham
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Drive 45 km, 1 hour 21 min

  • Colline aux Oiseaux
  • Mémorial de Caen
  • Parc Michel d'Ornano
  • Château de Beauregard
  • The "Big Bunker"
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On day 2 of your budget-friendly road trip adventure in France, you’ll go deep into Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe and see some of the destination’s most unforgettable attractions. Enjoy a feast at the end of the day, making the most of the time you have in the village of Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe — 1 night.

When you're ready to see some sights, Mémorial de Caen is a great place to start. This peace museum is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 15,288 visitors. Mémorial de Caen attracts more than 349,455 visitors every year.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Parc Michel d'Ornano. This park has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,384 travelers.

Your discovery of Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe does not have to stop there. You can add a budget-friendly activity on your itinerary and get to know more about Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe 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.

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

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

Cap off your night in this cheap holiday destination at Vertigo and try some of its cocktails and snacks. Les Déserteurs is another great place to hang out and unwind. If you want to have a drink or two with locals, you'll want to visit Vous êtes ici, offering the perfect setting to unwind and savor the evening.

Cheers for a relaxing road trip vacation in France! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Caen!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Caen, and Paris

  • Paris
  • Caen
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Drive 238 km, 3 hours 18 min

  • St Peter's Catholic Church
  • L'Abbaye-aux-Hommes
  • Caen Botanical Garden
  • Vallée des Jardins
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Day 3 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 1 wonderful destinations — Caen. You’ll explore along your route leading to the city of Paris, where you'll be spending 3 nights.

When you're ready to see some sights, St Peter's Catholic Church is a great place to start. This church is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 966 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is L'Abbaye-aux-Hommes. This place of worship has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 3,380 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Caen Botanical Garden. The park has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,184 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Vallée des Jardins. This park is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 719 reviews.

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.

Indulge in the culinary wonders of Paris, where exceptional dining and drinking experiences await at unbeatable prices. Explore the city's diverse venues, ensuring a memorable culinary journey for every visitor.

Mumi 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, Beaurepaire Ambassade du Béarn - Restaurant Paris Terrasse offers mouthwatering dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate. Don't miss out on the charming ambiance and diverse menu at L'Imprévu Café, where every bite promises a delightful dining experience.

Café de Paris V offers various snacks and drinks at affordable prices. When you're in the mood for a classic drink or something more adventurous, Dirty Dick is the perfect place. For a unique experience, visit Little Red Door, known for its vibrant atmosphere and offerings that suit every palate.

Cheers for a relaxing road trip vacation in France! Celebrate this incredible opportunity for an affordable travel experience in the city of Paris!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 32 km, 1 hour 40 min

  • Champ de Mars
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • La Villette
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Day 4 of your road trip adventure means another chance to make the best memories on your cheap holiday in France. Prepare to be blown away by the city of Paris! You’ll go sightseeing at famous attractions in Paris and conclude your journey with a lovely dinner, enjoying your remaining 2 nights in the area.

Drop by the renowned Champ de Mars. This popular urban park has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 172,488 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Eiffel Tower. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 322,389 visitors, this lattice tower deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

We also recommend a visit to Arc de Triomphe. Hosting around 2,743,823 visitors every year, the fascinating Arc de Triomphe is one of the best places to visit in Paris. This triumphal arch has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 193,235 reviews.

Another favorite attraction in the area is Sacré-Cœur, drawing over 11,000,000 yearly visitors. This church building and popular place of interest enjoys a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 118,527 local and international travelers.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to La Villette. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 56,497 travelers, this commune of france is an attraction many avid travelers highly recommend visiting while in Paris.

Make your vacation in France more memorable and epic without spending a fortune. Take advantage of the cheap holiday deals you'll find in France and add budget-friendly activities to your travel plan.

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.

Recharge and refresh your energy with a visit to Le Marais Restaurant Paris, 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 Le Sens Unique - a hidden culinary gem loved by locals and travelers alike. For those craving exquisite flavors, Le Caveau de l'isle promises to deliver a feast for the senses.

Prescription Cocktail Club offers many snacks and liquors at different price points. But if you’d like to interact with locals and fellow travelers in Paris, check out Le Boucan. You can also ensure a good time in this cheap holiday destination at Mamie Paris.

Free your mind of worries as you enjoy the taste of freedom on your laid-back, budget-friendly adventure across France.

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Day 5

Day 5 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 25 km, 1 hour 35 min

  • Bois de Vincennes
  • Jardin des plantes
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Louvre Museum
  • Palais Garnier
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Day 5’s road trip itinerary introduces you to many popular attractions and activities in Paris, proving that cheap holidays in France can be extraordinary. You have ample time, or 1 night, to stay in Paris. So make the most of today by going to the best places to visit, eat, and drink in the city.

When you’re ready for some sightseeing, make your way to bois de Vincennes. This much-appreciated urban park is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars in 35,777 reviews.

Next up is Jardin des plantes. This botanical garden has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 40,461 visitors.

Another top sightseeing recommendation is Musée d'Orsay. This art museum has been rated 4.7 out of 5 stars in 71,115 reviews. Every year, 3,651,616 travelers include this attraction on their travel itinerary.

Louvre Museum is another attraction you have the opportunity to visit today. This art museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 260,788 reviews. This popular attraction gets 2,825,000 visits every year.

To continue your sightseeing, head over to Palais Garnier. This opera house is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 34,053 reviews.

Visiting the most popular travel destinations in France sometimes leaves you longing for more. Fortunately, there are plenty of unique and cheap tours to try out in France. France has something for everyone, and you can easily pick an activity you can add to your affordable vacation package. Check out all of the budget-friendly tours in France that will fill you with new inspiration.

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.

After a day of fun adventures, treat yourself to the best dining experience at The Harp Bar, where affordable mouthwatering dishes await. Another gem to discover during your memorable getaway is Le Bistro des Augustins, 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 Le Petit Châtelet, an excellent choice to fulfill your cravings for delicious food and great service.

After your evening meal, enjoy a drink or two at Sherry Butt, a must-visit destination for a great night out. Locals also enjoy the cocktails at The Highlander, where you can relax and have some fun in a welcoming environment. Another fantastic option is Le Sully, known for offering a variety of snacks and drinks at affordable prices.

Seize the night and embrace the freedom of your leisurely road trip escapade through France!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Paris, and Caen

  • Caen
  • Paris
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Drive 238 km, 3 hours 29 min

  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Panthéon
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Place de la Concorde
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On day 6 of your road trip through popular and cheap vacation spots across France, you’ll experience 1 charming destinations — Paris. How much time you’ll spend in each location is up to you. You’ll end your day in the city of Caen, where you'll stay for 1 night.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Notre-Dame de Paris. This catholic cathedral typically receives around 12,000,000 visitors every year and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 45,788 reviews.

Continue your journey at Panthéon. This mausoleum is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 43,649 travelers from near and far.

Paris is also the home of Jardin du Luxembourg. This urban park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 94,043 visitors.

You can continue your self-guided sightseeing tour at Tuileries Garden. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 92,172 visitors, a visit to this top sight is time well spent.

Lastly, don't miss out on place de la Concorde. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 54,229 reviews, it’s hard to refuse the opportunity to see this square.

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

Savor the culinary delights of Caen, 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.

After a day of fun adventures, treat yourself to the best dining experience at Le Refuge, where affordable mouthwatering dishes await. Another gem to discover during your memorable getaway is L'R de rien, 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 PAUL & LÉON, an excellent choice to fulfill your cravings for delicious food and great service.

Le Boudoir offers many snacks and liquors at different price points. But if you’d like to interact with locals and fellow travelers in Caen, check out La Garsouille.

Have a toast to celebrate your relaxing road trip vacation in France! Make every second of your affordable travels in Caen count!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Caen - departure day

  • Caen - Departure day
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  • Caen Castle
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It’s soon time to say goodbye to France as your leisurely vacation is about to end. Day 7 is your departure day and your last chance to make the most of your affordable travels in Caen.

On your last day in France, take time to indulge in shopping at Caen’s popular marketplace. Look for keepsakes or souvenirs to remind you of your trip.

One fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Caen is the remarkable Caen Castle. This point of interest and popular place of interest has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 9,915 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 7 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Caen or just grab something light to keep you going.

If you have an appetite for one last delicious meal in Caen, consider a top-rated restaurant like Ju'ste Chez Moi, offering a menu of appetizing and affordable meals. Stéphane Carbone Restaurant is an excellent alternative if you feel like trying something different. Another popular restaurant you could check out is Beef & Cow, which is a great place to enjoy meals that will remind you of your fun memories in Caen.

You’ll then say farewell to Caen and begin your journey home. You’ll leave filled with unforgettable memories from your terrific and affordable slow-paced adventures in France!

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