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driving Calais to Barcelona - best route?

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1. Posted by margW (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y

I'll be driving from Calais to Bordeaux over 7 to 10 days at the end of September - early October. I don't want to spend time in Paris on this trip, though would like to see Monet's garden - Giverny and Versailles, perhaps one or two Loire chateaux.

Can anyone suggest things to see or do along the way. Any roads that are particularly nice drives.

Thanks for any suggestions.

2. Posted by margW (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y

Correction to above post - Barcelona - not Bordeaux - lost the plot there for a moment.

3. Posted by frecol (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

Hello,

I could suggest from Calais

-Deauville and Honfleur in Normandy - about 2 hours drive from Calais
-Versailles - about 2 hours drive from Deauville
-Tours - for the Loire Valley - about 3 hours from Versailles
-Ile de Ré - small island of the West coast, between Nantes and Bordeaux. about 3 hours drive from Tours
-Bayonne and Biarritz - very south west of France, few minutes from Spain. about 4 hours drive from Ile de Ré
-and finally Barcelona

fred