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    4 weeks Road Trip in France – Itinerary by Car, Budget & Addresses

    That’s it, it’s decided! We leave for a road trip in France in August. It’s a real Tour de France, but by car.We are still waiting for the information concerning the authorization to move in France (green zone, red zone etc.) here is our itinerary : To create this itinerary, I was inspired by the best points of interest in France, which you will find here Car Rental We rented a car for a month at Leclerc near Rouen because they offer the best rates (more info here).However, as the deductible is very high, it is absolutely necessary to have a credit card with a minimum of 1200€. We did…

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    [Mayenne] Sainte-Suzanne, Night in a caravan & Tree house – Road Trip in France #26

    While we had the heat wave for the duration of our vacation, the rain fell on us, as if to signify the end of the vacations. Note: this blog article is part of the “Road Trip in France” made in August 2020. To read the previous parts, click here : #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23, #24 and #25 Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary A short round trip to Paris During the 3.5 days in Tours, as I have less work than JB, I took the…

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    Loire Valley Castles: Cheverny, Chissay & le Clos Lucé – Road Trip in France #25

    After the Marais Poitevin, we are supposed to attend the show la Cinéscénie du Puy du Fou but because of Covid, our tickets were unfortunately cancelled, the park only honors reservations made by customers staying in one of their hotels. So, instead of spending a few days in Nantes, we came back to Pays de la Loire, to JB’s parents’ home. Note: this blog article is part of the “Road Trip in France” made in August 2020. To read the previous parts, click here : #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22, #23 and #24…

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    The Marais Poitevin, nicknamed \”The Green Venice\” – Road Trip in France #24

    After the Little Venice in Colmar and the Venice of the Perigord in Brantôme, here we are at the “Green Venice” in the Marais Poitevin Note: this blog article is part of the “Road Trip in France” made in August 2020. To read the previous parts, click here : #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21, #22 and #23 Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1: Travel Diary The Marais Poitevin is composed of three sets: the maritime marsh, the dry marsh, the wet marsh. It is the wet marsh (the green Venice)…

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    Michelin starred restaurant La Ribaudière, Moulin à Blé & le Chai de Hennessy – Road Trip in France #23

    The luxurious experiences continue because the Cognac region is particularly suitable for them. After having eaten too well in the Périgord, one thinks that one should surely try one of the starred restaurants in the region. And then, due to lack of time, we delay the moment and end up booking a starred restaurant near Cognac. Note: this blog article is part of the “Road Trip in France” made in August 2020. To read the previous parts, click here : #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19, #20, #21 and #22 Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical…

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    [Périgord] Périgueux, Brantôme, Nontron & Grotte de Villars – Road Trip in France #22

    After the morning visit of Lascaux IV, we get back in the car to explore the White Perigord and the Green Perigord. First stop: Périgueux. Note: I was too eager to write this travel diary, but I got caught up in the tests of cosmetics I bought. So with a bit of delay, here’s notebook #22. Hold on, there are only 4 more notebooks left after this one and we’ll be moving on to Rome. Note: this blog article is part of the “Road Trip in France” made in August 2020. To read the previous parts, click here : #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11,…

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    Lascaux IV, a Breathtaking Replica – Road Trip in France #21

    The Lascaux cave is one of the highlights of this road trip. It is a visit so much awaited that I counted the days until the visit of this one. If the visit of Chauvet 2 impressed us a lot, we expect no less from Lasvaux IV, the most recent replica of the Lascaux cave. Note: this blog article is part of the “Road Trip in France” made in August 2020. To read the previous parts, click here : #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18, #19 and #20 Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips Part 1:…

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    [Périgord Noir] Sarlat-la-Canéda, the Gabarres in La Roque-Gageac – Road Trip in France #20

    Just before our road trip departure, while the road trip itinerary is nearly established, “Capital” releases a documentary with an exceptional focus on the Dordogne. The week before, it was a rerun of the report on the Ardèche gorges. We can see on both reports that it’s crowded, Covid or not. This worried us a little before coming. Note: this blog article is part of the “Road Trip in France” made in August 2020. To read the previous parts, click here : #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18 and #19 Part 1: Travel Diary Part 2: Practical Tips…

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    Rocamadour, Foie Gras & the Quercy Train – Road Trip in France #19

    We are in the Dordogne Valley, which we didn’t know at all. The planning of the itinerary in the area was very difficult because everything is too pretty and deserves our attention. We will spend two nights near Terrassons Lavilledieu, in order to radiate in the surroundings. Seeing the signs indicating Rocamadour, JB suggests that I go there the next day. It was smaller and it’s very beautiful, he tells me. Note: this blog article is part of the “Road Trip in France” made in August 2020. To read the previous parts, click here : #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15,…

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    Le Gouffre de Padirac & Boat Trip – Road Trip by Car in France #18

    While it has been 130 years since tourists have been allowed to explore the Padirac Abyss, it is only in 2020 that we hear about it. For the road trip in France, I tagged all the “must-see” of all the regions of France listed in my Lonely Planet guide, and when I saw the picture of the Padirac chasm, I reworked the itinerary so that we could go there. Note: this blog article is part of the “Road Trip in France” made in August 2020. To read the previous parts, click here : #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16 and…