Would it be better to drive West from Salzburg thru Switzerland and then south thru France instead? We are used to driving long distances. Where would you recommend our first stop to be? We'd either be coming thru from Genoa area or south from Switz. Obviously being high summer season we need to sort out accommodation in advance and prefer B&Bs - any suggestions here? We like the less touristy areas - nice villages are preferable. We have stayed in St Mandrier before nr Toulon & Nice and found parking was impossible down any of that tourist strip. Also prefer to avoid mountainous areas and toll roads where possible. Are there any maps which show routes to avoid mountains???