This is a road trip that follows a route that was taken by Napoleon Bonaparte from Elba to Grenoble on his journey to overthrow Louis the 18th. Since he chose remote roads that pass through the beautiful countryside, this road trip offers amazing views. From Cannes, head to the Grasse, the French hub for perfume industries, and explore the alpine archaic town for a day or two. Next, head to the mountains to get a spectacular view of the Mediterranean coast, and drive to the Col de Valferriere and the beautiful town of Castellane. This is one of the outstanding parts of the trip, with scenic cliffside views and sharp U-turns. You can rest for the day at the Verdon Gorge. As you head to Grenoble, endeavour to stop by the Grand lac de Laffrey to behold the bright blue lake. Spend the next couple of days at Grenoble enjoying the various picturesque mountain views.
If you're a lover of history, this is a perfect trip for you. It offers travellers an opportunity to explore Paris' west regions to see the countryside of France. In Paris visit the Notre Dame Catheral, then head to the historic town of Rouen to see the charming half-timbered houses and the Gros Horloge. Afterwards, head to Honfleur and marvel at its striking streets, then make your way to the historic Normandy beaches. From Normandy, explore the neighbouring regions of Brittany and the surrounding Islands.
A perfect road trip from the countryside to the coast. After hiking and biking, as well as exploring the beautiful archaic villages in Bordeaux, head south to Domaine de Laas and enjoy the beautiful gardens and grand artworks. On your way to Barcus, stop at the Navarrenx village and stroll around the pretty markets. Spend a day or two in Barcus, as you hike and drive to the surrounding mountains. From Barcus, head to the coast and savour incredible views of the Pyrenees.