* France – Paris-Menton : organized tour along the mythical sun road


7 days / 1.650 km
Period : Throughout the year
Reference : 14B083

Prix : 630€

NATIONAL 7 On the road of vacation!The mythical sun road where is immortalized by Charles Trenet and where is abound in anecdotes and memories. From Paris to Menton, following the detours in search of slight individual history and human traces, they all made up a legendary Story …

Trip

D1 From Paris to Nevers (250 km)

The line of the N7 officially begins at Notre Dame de Paris, the centre of Paris. While sit on your coach, a clean city landescape attracts your eyes along the french street, till to the Porte d’Itale. Then direction to Montargis where is the former service station of mythical Relais du Miel, near Montargis,visit the Association of Friends of the Blue Road, which opens its National 7’s Museum, it covers a variety objects and memories, as well as some older type vehicles. Dinner. Housing area Nevers.

D2 Close to Valence, Middle Gate (350 km)

Breakfast, depart for the south of France — Moulins , Roanne. This is where the Blue Route made a bucolic break, that left the N7 before Lyon to return to Valencia. Lunch at St Etienne. In the afternoon, tour the old center of Valencia. Dinner. Accommodation in Valence region .

D3 Delights of Provence (140 km)

Breakfast, then leisure time on the local colorful market of Valence (except Sunday). Road to Montelimar, stop at a nougat factory and tasting. Lunch. Continue to Orange , visit the Museum of the National 7 in Piolenc , the museum was created by passionate and nostalgic N7,an exhibition of old cars and lives of the past. An unique place to discover the eventful past and anecdotes … Stop at the wine cooperative of Châteauneuf du Pape, located on the N7 for a visit and tasting . Dinner. Accommodation in Avignon area . 

D4 City of the Pope — Avignon, Aix en Provence and the Roman Frejus (260 km)

Guided tour of the old city of Avignon, which is famous of papal past, symbolized by the imposing Palace of Papes. Road to Aix, stop at Totem Célony service station, which indicated the road, it dates to the 1950s . The totem is still at place nowaday, and Total Station is known as the oldest petrol station  of France . Lunch. Continued via the Fréjus then Esterel, where N7 leaves Fréjus road turns to Cannes. She passes in front of the Buddhist pagoda, it has been built for Indochinese troops during during the War of 14-18, then passes along the vast necropolis Troops Navy, where the capital Fréjus is. Dinner. Accommodation Cannes region. 

D5 Côte d’ Azur : from Cannes to Menton (150 km)

Crossing the famous Croisette in Cannes, then Nice and its British Promenade. The path between Nice and Menton follows two itineraries: the Grande Corniche, arranged on the initiative of Napoleon 1st, exceeds 500m altitude, offering one of the most beautiful  Mediterranean Sea views. The Moyenne Corniche , built between the second world wars, passes along the beautiful fishing village of Eze, bypasses the Principality of Monaco, and gently edges down to join the Basse Corniche and Menton, the last step of this long journey of N7 , almost reaching the Italian border. Return to the hotel . Dinner. Accommodation.

D6 Greedy stage at Bistrot 7 (500 km )

Back on the motorway, a tasting stop at a calissons (a kind of french cake) factory in Aix. Lunch at Bistro ” 7 by Anne Sophie Pic .” Located on the N7, the restaurant recovers all the symbols of the road and reinterprets them in a way of  humorous and baroque decoration, as well as a nice bistro cuisine! A folded card serves as a road map qua your menu . Dinner. Accommodation in Macon area .

D7 Burgundy

Free visit of Beaune , the wine capital of Burgundy. Optional visit to a winery and tasting Burgundy’s wine.


Service details

2/3 star hotel, full board without beverage, (on the Bistro” 7 by Anne Sophie Pic ” with beverage), from dinner on D1 to breakfast on D7
Group leader for 7days from Paris to Paris
Guided tours of Valence and Avignon
Entrance of museum : Montargis, Piolenc
Visit with tasting : nougat factory, cave of Châteauneuf, Calissons Factory

Possible supplements

Single room (6n) : 180€
Burgundy’s winery + tasting : 7.50€  



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