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1. Posted by sharlene (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

My husband and I are planning an 8-day trip through France by road at the end of November:), hopefully with a night stop over in Switzerland. Has anyone had any experience doing this. Would love to have some inputs.


Sharlene :)

2. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 9y

I'm from the north of Spain, so I've had to cross France many times to go to germany, scandinavia etc
We've mainly driven right thru the middle, millau, clemront ferrand, paris, or a bit more eastern, grenoble, lyon, strasbourg....

The roads are really good and safe, yet on thge other hand motorways are quite expensive

If you're referring to places we liked, I'd choose the Alpes, Alsace or Bretagne

3. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

If you're headed to the Alps, may I suggest a stop in Interaken, Switzerland. Beautiful city! I wonder, though, if 8 days is just barely enough to see a little bit of France. If you've never been before, I'd concentrate on a place or two and really see what's there.

Enjoy your trip!

4. Posted by chouchou (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

The roads are really good and safe, but quite expensive (toll)
In november be prepared for the rain !

5. Posted by bruntonal (Respected Member 26 posts) 9y

If you are not in a rush use the A roads in France, this way you will see alot more and it will cost you nothing in tolls. The motorways are excellent for reaching your destination quickly but as stated above very expensive.

There are some beautiful villages in rural France that are great to stop off and break up your journey. Very busy maybe in summer but will be deserted in November. Type into google 'beautiful villages in france' and you should get some results....