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Traveling from Calais to Nice.

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Traveling from Calais to Nice.

We're planning 2 DAYS to drive there any suggestions for stopover

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1. Re: Traveling from Calais to Nice.

It depends on when you arrive in Calais. Use www.viamichelin.com as a route planner. I find the timings accurate but others on this board think the timings are optimistic. Take the route via Reims and not via Paris.

If you can let us know an arrival time we can help some more.

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2. Re: Traveling from Calais to Nice.

Leaving Calais approx 0800 hrs . Arrival at destination 1600 hrs 2 days traveling thanks

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3. Re: Traveling from Calais to Nice.

Well Beaune is about 5.5 hours and Lyon is about 7 hours from Calais without stops. This is assuming autoroute all the way. So anywhere between is where we often stop. Both Bourgogne and Beaujolais are lovely areas. Then the next day you can drive either via the Rhone Valley or via Grenoble and closer to the mountains.

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4. Re: Traveling from Calais to Nice.

Rely on the Google Maps timings as these are the averages of ten thousands of users NOW.

It sure can be done in one day. My commute to France is a bit longer.

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5. Re: Traveling from Calais to Nice.

tplus the OP wants to do the journey over 2 days.

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6. Re: Traveling from Calais to Nice.

Eiter Troyes or Beaune, then Avignon would be my pick.

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7. Re: Traveling from Calais to Nice.

When its just to overnight - who cares? Somewhere in the middle, maybe Dijon.

When its for sightseeing than a few hours I would find too short. Make it 3 days and see the Loire valley.

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8. Re: Traveling from Calais to Nice.

For what it's worth, we stop in Dijon southbound and Troyes northbound. But we only have a 90 minute drive between the tunnel and home on the UK side.

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9. Re: Traveling from Calais to Nice.

The OP said they are leaving Calais at 08.00 so they have a full day. We leave Calais at 11.00 and are in Beaujolais by 18.00

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10. Re: Traveling from Calais to Nice.

Dijon/Beaune is around half way, you will be there by early afternoon if you go non-stop.

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