Get Inspired / Europe / France France: Countryside Lanes © ATOUT FRANCE/Catherine Bibollet Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Europe / France France: Countryside Lanes story by: Inspire Magazine France has so much to offer that it’s almost impossible to fit everything you want into one trip. But that shouldn’t stop you from trying! Leasing a vehicle and hitting France’s intricate network of quaint countryside roads is an ideal way of not only avoiding the toll roads, but also exploring wonderful places you didn’t even know existed. Discover this beautiful country at your own pace, meandering from village to village, truly immersing yourself in the French way of life. While there may be a few locations you just have to visit, you may not want to cram your schedule too tightly – half the fun is in playing it by ear! Flexibility is the key; making a road trip across France is the ultimate getaway for an adventurous traveller. You can hop from place to place, getting a taste for as many destinations as possible, or relax for several days in each location so that you can get to know the locals and really get to grips with the culture. The choice is yours. Many of the villages and towns you discover may be inaccessible by trains and coaches, meaning that after your trip, you can really boast that you’ve been off the beaten track. France’s diverse scenic beauty will leave you awestruck – you’ll witness majestic snowy mountain peaks and lush alpine pastures one day, and equally stunning sandy beaches and sapphire waves the next. Jaw-dropping châteaux, castles and other architectural wonders will pop up on the horizon, leaving you speechless and eager to learn more about their unique histories. France is just the beginning. You can always extend your journey, as there are more than 40 other countries across Europe where you can satisfy your appetite for a flexible driving holiday experience. To find out more call 0800 713 715 or come instore! > Click here for all Inspire UK & Europe articles > Check out our UK and Europe HOT deals here Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Make this incredible trip your next European holiday Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.