My boyfriend and I are planning a holiday in France this spring, and we were thinking perhaps to rent a car in Nantes, and take the scenic route down the coast to Biarritz (via La Rochelle and Bordeaux), where a friend lives.
We would be most grateful to anyone who could give us advice on:
a)how long each leg of the journey (Nantes-La Rochelle, La Rochelle-Bordeaux, Bordeaux-Biarritz) might take, given that we probably won't use the autoroute
(would lunch in La Rochelle, dinner in Bordeaux be feasible for the first day, for example?);
b)whether mid-March is a good time to be doing this trip?
Thanks Ranger49 and pedmar, you've both been really kind and helpful. Not having ever driven on the continent for any great distance in the past, your information about the websites was particularly useful. We're actually going to be a bit pressed for time so will try to do the trip in two full days, but hopefully this won't be the last time, and we will be keeping an eye out for attractive places we might want to visit on a slower trip in the future. I will certainly look into the towns and villages you mention.
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