Help - Scenic route to South of France

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  1. spindrifter

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    Hi Everyone
    We are off the the Med for three weeks in September - and are asking for advice on a scenic route on the Eastern side of France to get there.
    We would like to avoid the toll roads where possible as we intend to amble down in three days or so.
    As a bonus, any suggestions on sites or Aires (not too organised or glitzy) along the route and when we get there would be great.
    We are not too bothered which part of the coast - as we would like to mooch along and enjoy a couple or three days in one spot - then move on again.
    My co-driver would like to be as near the sea as possible as she is a real water baby. I think she was a mermaid in a previous life!
    Thanks
    David...........(Spindrifter)
     
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    How can you be near the sea if you want to travel down the East side? :RollEyes:

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    Keith
     
  4. spindrifter

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    Hi Superk

    We will be travelling down the Eastern side of France to our destination, which will be the Med coast.

    We just wanted to enjoy a scenic, easy journey down there as it's our first time to that part of France.

    We will travel back up the Western side of France which we know quite well.

    Thanks

    david
     
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    You could try the 'Route Napoléon' from Grenoble to the Med.
     
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    Hi we have just been to the South of France using the Eastern route if you have a late passage there is an Aire at Arques handy for an overnight stop 2 euro;s.
    We went St Quentin Laon, Reims , Chalons-en-Champagne , St Dizier there is a nice Aire with free leccy next to a canal at Donjeux 300 miles from Calais or 270 miles from Arques.
    Heading south via Chaumont the walled town of Langres is worth a look free car park at rear of town with a lift up to the town itself then head towards Dijon , Lyon there is a small Aire outside Lyon free again 210 miles.
    Head towards Grenoble now the roads get serious towards Gap , Sisteron , Dignes-les-Bains there is a small Aire at Gaille free again 270 miles then the best bit towards Castellane , Grasse , and drop down into Cannes or after Dignes-les-Bains take the N202 and drop down into Nice.
    Between Cannes and St Tropez Port Grimaud is really worth a look known as little Venice.
    The scenery is breathtaking we never use paege motorways this way you see the real France as long as you have a good head for heights.
    Hope you find this of help:thumb::thumb:
     
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