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Driving from UK to Provence - where to stop along the way?

Berkshire, UK
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Driving from UK to Provence - where to stop along the way?

Hello,

My husband and I will be driving down to "Flayosc" in Provence at the end of May this year (we have booked an apartment there from 21-27th May).

We have a lovely new car and want to make a leisurely drive there from the UK, taking 3 or 4 days to get there and 3 or 4 days to get home.

We don't have a route planned as yet (although I know from previous posts where to look for one!), but I'm really just looking for some recommendations of places to stay on the way there and the way back for a night or two. If anyone can recommend a lovely town or village (or even better, a lovely B&B in a lovely town or village!).

We're newlyweds in our late twenties, and we like to relax with a glass of wine in a lovely setting (ie not bothered about too many "activities").

Any help is much appreciated - thank you in advance!

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1. Re: Driving from UK to Provence - where to stop along the way?

You might like to look at Troyes and this hotel right in the centre of the old part of town.

www.champdesoiseaux.com

Here is a link to the tourist office to give you an idea about the town

www.tourisme-troyes.com/welcome/index.htm

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2. Re: Driving from UK to Provence - where to stop along the way?

We have stayed in Troyes & it does make a good place to stop off as does Bourges. Another place we were looking at last year was near the Viaduc de Garabit, fabulous views & some nice looking hotels. Check out logis-de-france.fr/uk/recherch/index-ca.htm. Beaune is a beautiful town which may suit you & if you fancy a couple of days in a city, check out Lyon.

Happy new car!

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3. Re: Driving from UK to Provence - where to stop along the way?

I also thought of Perouges near Lyon for a lovely walled Mediaeval Town.

http://www.perouges.org/

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