I am planning a trip to southern France at the end of August/beginning of September. We have limited time (a few days stopover before heading to the UK) so I am trying to find out how long certain drives might take. We will be staying in Arles for a couple of days and then renting a car to drive to Nice. I was thinking of going by way of Gorges du Verdun for this drive, but was not sure what realistic timings would be. I checked google maps and viamichelin and if we were to do the drive straight through without stopping, it looks to be around 5-6 hours. Of course ideally, we would be stopping to look at views along the way!
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had any advice or suggestions. I was thinking that we'd take the D71 and do what I think would be the southern rim of the gorges. Is this possible to do in a day? I realize it would be a long day and am not averse to taking 8-10 hours for this, but I would love to know if this is realistic.