My husband and I are planning a 12-day trip to France next fall. We would like to spend a couple nights in Paris and then either drive or take the train to Normandy and stay a few days visiting Caen, Bayeux, and Arromanches. From Normandy we would like to either drive to Provence with a couple of stops in the Loire and Burgundy or to Toulouse, also with a couple of stops. Has anyone done anything similar and has advice or tips? Must-see places along the way?
Side note, we're also considering driving on to Barcelona. Any opinions on that trip?
p.s. Yes, we are aware we will be spending a lot of time in the car. We love road trips and the freedom renting a car allows.