19 March 2011

France Road Trip



Here's the route for our road trip around France... 


Hamburg
Xanten
Bruges
[Dunkerque]
Etretat
Longues-sur-Mer (Atlantic Wall)
Omaha Beach
Mont Saint-Michel
Saint-Malo
Dinan
Kerouriec
Carnac
Vannes
Beynac-et-Cazenac
Rocamadour
[Carcassonne]
Millau
Gorges du Tarn
Aubenas
Arles
Camarque
Maussane-les-Alpilles
Gordes
Grasse
Besancon
Strasbourg
Ouvrage Hackenberg (Maginot Line)
Völklingen Ironworks
Saarschleife
Trier
Hamburg


My friends and I would like to thank everybody who's contributed a few places to the list. I'm sure that more places will be added to the route over the next few months.

This journey of more than 5,000 kilometres is going to be the first time the red Volvo V40 I bought last week will have to prove itself on one of my road trips - unless I make it up to Sweden before we visit France. 

I hope you have a nice weekend.

- Dom



8 comments:

philot said...

Hei!
Für einen schönen Abend in Arles kann ich das hier empfehlen:
http://www.restaurant-blue-note.fr/

:)

Dominic Doherty said...

Hey! Lang nichts von dir gehört! Danke für den Tipp! :-)

Babzy said...

what a trip !! The tarn region is amazing ,i'm sure you will like it , i'm a little desapointed you don't stop in Besançon on your way to Strasbourg ... Think of it ;)

Dominic Doherty said...

I wasn't aware of the Tarn region before I saw the pictures on your blog.
Yeah, you recommended Besancon to me and I haven't forgotten about it - on the route I planned on google maps, we'll pass through the town.
One of the places we would've liked to visit was Guédelon, but it would've been too much of a detour from our route.
We may also delete Carcassonne from the route, because it's another detour of several hundred kilometres, although I would really love to see that huge castle.

Brooke said...

didnt realize your trip was going to be so lengthy! :) hope you guys all have fun <3

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks Brooke, we will have fun! :-)

I wouldn't have thought that we were going to drive more than 3,000 kilometres. France doesn't look that big. We were rather surprised. On some days we'll get to see between three and six of the places on the list though, so it won't be such a long trip... ten or eleven days perhaps.

T. Becque said...

Sounds awesome! You're going to some of the same places as I am (Omaha Beach, Mont St. Michel) or that I was looking into (St. Malo, Dinan, Arles). I don't think I'd have any better ideas, it sounds like you're covering it! When are you going? If you go before me, you'll have to pass on any tips :)

Dominic Doherty said...

Some time in the first half of August, I guess. When are you going?