France has always been considered as one of the most stunning countries in the world to visit, with so many fantastic sights to see and things to do that it’s sometimes hard to narrow down which ones you want to spend your time on.
However, when it comes to taking a road trip in France, some areas are more scenic than others, so here are five of the best road trips in France that you should consider if you have time during your visit!
Known for its lavender fields, seaside promenades, and hilltop villages, Provence is a popular tourist destination.
Its Mediterranean coastline features dramatic views of capes and quaint coves. The region has dozens of historic hilltop villages like St-Remy de Provence and Gordes that serve as scenic getaways from crowded cities.
With its dramatic coastline, craggy mountains, and forests full of tall trees, you could happily meander down Brittany’s roads for hours.
As well as the beautiful towns and villages there are prehistoric sites to explore. In Carnac alone there are 4,000 megaliths—that’s twice as many as Stonehenge! A road trip through Brittany is one of France’s most fun ways to see some of Europe’s most beautiful scenery at a leisurely pace.
The Normandy region is perhaps best known for its role in World War II, but there’s more to it than just that. It features some of France’s most beautiful landscapes, including sweeping beaches and craggy coastlines. Don’t miss Mont Saint-Michel: a medieval abbey that sits on an island just offshore.
Lush vineyards and rolling hillsides, quaint country inns, a variety of activities for families, including canoeing and caving—these are just some of what Burgundy has to offer.
With a growing number of wineries making wine from both French and American grapes alike, visitors have more choices than ever before. For those looking for something slightly off-the-beaten-path in France’s most popular tourist region (Île-de-France), Burgundy makes for an interesting destination!
The Loire Valley is not only rich in history but also one of France’s most beautiful road trips. A trip along its banks will bring you to magnificent castles and picture-perfect villages.
If you love nature and want to see impressive castles, then a trip down Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant (Sleeping Beauty’s Castle) is perfect for you. Visit it, but don't try to wake her up!