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Scenic routes in France


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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in France. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful scenic routes.
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The 10 most beautiful scenic routes in France

Scenic Route
Via Aurelia - a sense of Roman culture
recommended route Multi-stage route
1,005.8 km
15:28 h
3,082 m
3,131 m
This historic trade route takes you along the Italian coastline with an irresistible charm: Discover one of the most important roads of the former Roman Empire, spanning from central Italy to Southern France.
Scenic Route · Rhône-Alpes
Route Napoléon
recommended route
323.4 km
5:01 h
4,267 m
4,048 m
Do you feel like exploring Southern France, a picturesque diversity of sea and little mountains? Following the footsteps of the legendary French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte Bonaparte, you’ll get a sense of the typical French lifestyle.
Views of Genoa from the port
Scenic Route · France
From Sestri Levante to Saint-Raphaël
recommended route Stage 2
371.1 km
5:58 h
5,426 m
5,424 m
The second stage takes you to the most stunning port cities and fishing villages of Western Italy
Grenzort Leidingen
Scenic Route
Grenzhopping - im Zickzack über die deutsch-französische Grenze
recommended route
178.1 km
8:00 h
1,638 m
1,596 m
Diesseits und jenseits der saarländisch-lothringischen Grenze gibt es viel zu entdecken.
Place Republice, Arles
Scenic Route · France
From Saint-Raphaël to Arles
recommended route Stage 3
207.5 km
2:05 h
1,102 m
1,117 m
The third/last stage of Via Aurelia is for exploring natural sites and leads you to Arles, one of the oldest French cities.
Panoramic view of the port of Nice
Scenic Route · Alpes-Maritimes
Grand Corniche
recommended route
29 km
0:29 h
532 m
531 m
Discover Côte d’Azur on one of the finest scenic routes in France. With its picturesque small towns and a dream-like coastline, Grande Corniche rates among the most spectacular roads of Southern Europe. You will even see ancient monuments alongside the route.
The former industrial site Belval is a prime photo spot
Scenic Route · Region Minett
Tour am Minett - Grand Tour du Luxembourg
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
99 km
3:00 h
841 m
841 m
100 kilometres of varied routes and roads – lush and interesting nature reserves – UNESCO Biosphere-label approved region – a great cultural programme – a melting pot of history, cultures and societies; let yourself be enchanted by the “Grand Tour” and its Loop in the Minett Region.
The Baous of Saint-Jeannet and La Gaude
Scenic Route · Nice - Côte d'Azur
The "Route des Paysages" between the coast and the middle country of Nice
recommended route Difficulty easy
148.1 km
10:00 h
2,734 m
2,571 m
This route allows you to discover all the diversity of landscapes from the middle of Nice to the French Riviera, between France and Italy, from the perched villages.
Scenic Route · Luxembourg
Grand Tour du Luxembourg
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
463.1 km
7:10 h
5,813 m
5,813 m
More than 450 kilometers of varied routes, nature reserves, regions full of diversity and contrasts, a rich cultural offer, plenty of history and a paradise for culinary fans - let yourself be enchanted by the "Grand Tour du Luxembourg" and discover the country in the heart of Europe.
Les lavandes des Baronnies
Scenic Route · Parc naturel régional des Baronnies provençales
De Buis-les-Baronnies à Die - A travers le Diois
recommended route Open
202.4 km
6:00 h
3,497 m
3,460 m
Des Baronnies aux Diois, aux pays de la lavande fine, des montagnes calcaires, des gorges abruptes et de la Clairette de Die !
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