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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

Grenoble
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.
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.
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 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.
The former industrial site Belval is a prime photo spot
Scenic Route · Land der Roten Erde
Grand Tour du Minett
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 du Minett”.
Scenic Route · Luxembourg
Grand Tour du Luxembourg
recommended route Difficulty easy closed
455.6 km
7:00 h
5,601 m
5,601 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.
Scenic Route · Aude
The Narbonne to Lézignan-Corbières route
recommended route
50.9 km
1:30 h
210 m
214 m
Of its glorious Roman past, Narbonne has kept several vestiges, among which the highly symbolic via domitia. The privileged situation of this road, at the crossroads of ancient civilizations made it a major commercial line for the transportation of Mediterranean goods such as wine, olive oil, and ceramics.
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