I'm planning to hire a car and drive from paris down to Merseille stopping along the way. Any recomended routes for a scenic drive or recommended places to stay along the way? Also, I've no idea how long to allow for this trip- 2 weeks? Is that too long or not long enough?
If I were you I'd drive from Paris to the french Alpes: Grenoble, Chambery, albertville,... From Albertville you can access many ski resorts. Beautiful spots both in summer and winter time. You could then pass the Mont Blanc and head to Valle d'Aosta, a beautiful valley in the north west of Italy, and from there head south to Torino, make it to Genoa and drive to Marseille.