I am currently planning a 5 days road trip round France during Easter holiday, i am wondering is there any special nice route i should travel on? i am mainly interested in going to small villages, wine tasting and visiting some historical stuff and are shops and stuff going to be close during the holidays?
I would suggest You to get a taste of Provance and the Cote d'Azur by heart. Spring would be one of the best season, as Yo could avoid the hordes of tourists.
Avignon, Arles, Nimes, Aigues-Mortes are highly recommended also the small villages all around Provance.
For an example of route You can check my travels at my profile.
I cycled from Lyons to Marseille a couple years ago following the Rhone and tasting lots of wines. Wonderful holiday but had to leave way too many wines behind coz we couldn't carry them on the bikes
Tain l'Hermitage (wine & cool choc factory), Orange (roman theatre), Chateauneuf du Pape (need I explain ), Avignon (Papal Palace, city walls etc) are all well worth visiting. You'll have a ball.
The Bordeaux region is very nice to travel arround and you get to come accross nice wine properties (Chateaux) and nice villages like Saint Emilion
I suggest Alsace, there's a route called "Route des Vins d'alsace", and it goes thru very little but amazing villages. It starts near colmar, and it goes to wintzenheim, kayserberg, riquewhir, niedermorscwhir, etc...