This Grand Tour of France you will visit the very best of our nearest continental neighbours. Your first stop will be in Rennes, the capital of Brittany. It has an elaborate and grand centre with a stunning medieval centre that is superb to explore.
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After Rennes, you will head towards the city of Nantes. In Nantes, we recommended you visit Les Machines de l’Île de Nantes. This is an amusement park where you can play with various mechanical contraptions. These include taking a ride on a 12m-tall mechanical elephant with a hidden lounge in its abdomen.
La Rochelle, known as La Ville Blanche, was one of France’s most important seaports from the 14th to 17th century. The city’s limestone façade glows in the south French sun. It’s home to arcaded walkways, ghoulish gargoyles and an unmatched collection of lighthouses. While you are here try sampling the freshest of seafood or visit the Aquarium La Rochelle. After La Rochelle, the next stop is Ile de Re, an island 30 km long and 10km wide. It is home to ten small villages, marvellous ports, forests and golden sandy beaches.
Bordeaux is also a part of your tour; an exciting and vibrant city of which half is a UNESCO World Heritage site. While here make sure to try some of the local wine rated the best in the world. 60km away is the home of Europe’s highest sand dune, Dune du Pyla. This is a staggering 107m high which offers stunning views of the entire Arcachon bay. It is definitely worth the drive!
After Bordeaux, you will head towards Toulouse. Dusky pink brick churches and villas have earned Toulouse the nickname ‘La Ville Rose’. Its charming Old Quarter is the perfect jumble of coral-coloured shopfronts and churches. Whilst here you can learn about mankind’s ventures into space at Cité de l’Espace. At the space museum, you can see full scale replicas of the Mars Rover and the 52m-high Ariane 5 space rocket.
For those that love the beach Montpellier is the perfect place. It has white sandy beaches, elegant buildings, private mansions and stately boulevards. It is the perfect place to relax on the beach and recuperate for the next location on your tour.
Nice is the unofficial capital of the Côte d’Azur and always a highlight of this tour. It has fabulous markets, stunning architecture and a magical old town. Monaco is the final stop on your tour, the world’s second smallest country (behind the Vatican). It is a magnet for millionaires who seek the country’s tax incentives and lifestyle. It is also famous for its annual Formula 1 Grand Prix held since 1929 which takes place on public roads.
Rennes | Nantes | La Rochelle | Bordeaux | Toulouse | Montpellier | Nice | Monaco
You will begin your tour to Europe via the Eurotunnel or ferry. From here you will drive to Rennes. From Rennes, you will head to La Rochelle stopping at Nantes on the Way. Your next stop is Bordeaux. From Bordeaux, you will travel to Monaco. You will stop along the way at Toulouse, Montpellier and Nice. You will then head back towards the UK.
Medieval Quarter of Renne | The Cathedral at Nantes | Ile de Re | Vieux Port | The Riverfront Bordeaux | Palais de la Bourse | Toulouse Cathedral | Arc-de-Triomphe in Montpellier | Antignes | Palavas | Promenade de Anglais | Monaco Marina | Monaco Palace
21 Nights Accommodation on Pre Booked Campsites (including electrical hook up) – Based on 2 adults only.
Our travel pack includes full itinerary, map, campsite directions, routes, GPS coordinates, suggested sightseeing and tourist activities en route, tips and advice on motorhoming on the continent.
Dogs can be catered for upon request.
Low Season: November to March
Mid Season: April, May, September and October
High Season: June, July and August
What’s Not Included
We have Tour Operator agreements with Eurotunnel, Brittany Ferries, P&O Ferries and DFDS. We can provide a Eurotunnel or ferry booking service to suit your tour.