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Bordeaux to Nice

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Bordeaux to Nice

My husband and I are planning on driving from Bordeaux to Nice during August and would love some ideas on any smaller towns/ vineyards to stop and visit on our trip.

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1. Re: Bordeaux to Nice

www.viamichelin.com is a useful site for route planning & tourist site info

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2. Re: Bordeaux to Nice

How many days are you planning on giving over to the journey?

Bordeaux to Nice direct by toll autoroute is an eight hour drive - effectively a full day on its own, with the only stops at autoroute rest areas.

Split it half-way and it becomes a two-day drive, but still by autoroute so it doesn't offer much opportunity for sightseeing other than in the immediate vicinity of where you decide to stop over the night, plus, perhaps, one other quick visit in the course of each day (and don't forget that in the south a lot of places take a three-hour lunch break in the heat).

Avoid the autoroutes and a longish one day drive turns into a four day one - and still doesn't allow much time for STOPS for sightseeing, although you will, of course, see more pretty scenery en route if you choose your route well. (There is no point in just trying to parallel the autoroutes by ordinary roads, they are slow and often surprisingly industrialised, you really have to head across the mountains instead.)

Avoid the autoroutes and include lots of sightseeing visits and your "drive" quickly turns into a week-long trip.

Edited: 11 June 2014, 14:54
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