Road Trip through France - Preparations and itinerary

Another 6 weeks to go till our road trip hits the road!

Day 1

The plan is to leave Brussels and pick Diana up in CDG airport. Her flight arrives in at 8 a.m, so I'm in for an early start!!

We'll drive down towards Lyon where we'll spend the night. I'd like to stop on the way there, I was thinking in Beaune, for lunch and to stock up on red wine!!
Our hotel is right in the centre of Lyon, just next to the Tête d'Or Park which I remember visiting and absolutely loved.

It includes a zoo with over 1000 animals, botanical gardens and 4 rose gardens.

Day 2

After indulging in the hotel's buffet breakfast, we'll drive onwards to Provence where I've rented a house for a week. Stopping in Avignon to show off the sights to Diana and because we always stopped in Avignon on the way to the South of France when I was a kid.

The pont d'Avignon

I hope we can also make the short detour to the Pont du Gard... or perhaps keep it for the trip back up.

The Pont du Gard

The house we'll be staying in the first week

Day 3

Hoping to get out of bed in time to explore the local market and fix lunch before picking Anne and Jean up from the airport in Toulon.

Perhaps we can spend the afternoon in the Lavandou and have a nice meal there, by the sea, before heading on to Saint-Tropez for some very expensive cocktails in the harbour. We can also go looking for a gentleman millionaire for Jean on the boats...

The impressive boats in the harbour of Saint-Tropez

Day 4 - Day 7
Indulging in the French lifestyle, including croissants, wine, sieste.

Places I'd like to go back to with the girls:

The Gorges du Verdon



Finally finding the way back to the airport so Anne and Jean can escape the madness!

Day 8
More sightseeing...

Day 9
Leave early morning and head up to the Loire, passing by Valence.

Day 10-11
La vie de château



Day 12
Arrive in Paris! Eiffel tower and Montmartre...

I found a lovely hotel, in Montmartre, perfect to visit the Sacré Coeur, the red light district and the Père Lachaise Cemetary which I am sure Diana will love.

Day 13
Continue sightseeing in Paris: Musée d'Orsay, Louvre...
Try to find that cool restaurant near the avenue de la République where I had dinner all those years ago.

Day 14
See Diana safely off from CDG and make my way back to Brussels...

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