Overnight stops & driving routes in France

Family holidays France Overnight Stops

Welcome to France for Families, a free online travel guide with advice on the best family holidays to France. It has been created by real ‘Francofiles’ who are passionate about the country.  Read our practical guides to the best French beaches to relax on, the best towns to explore and the best attractions in France. All designed with families in mind!

Here you’ll find listings for overnight stops throughout France. There are links to independently run character establishments, or in chain hotels throughout France to suit all budgets.

Finally a selection of routes if you are driving into the far flung parts of eastern and southern France.

Bed & Breakfast, Independent Hotel and Touring Campsite listings

We have a directory of Independent Bed & Breakfasts, Hotels and touring campsites throughout France on our sister site OVERNIGHT FRANCE 

Head over there to begin your search for overnight stays as you travel through France.

Hotel Chains in France for overnight breaks

Please follow this link to see details of Hotel Chains in France 

France for Families also offers a selected range of gites, villas and cottages in France, perfect for families – find out more about our family holidays in France here. 

Want some personal recommendations on places to stay in France? Head to our Facebook page for top tips for great family holidays!

Travelling to France before you go

preparing your car driving in France
route planning
Travelling to France driving advice
Driving on french roads
french road signs
rules of the road in france
rest areas in france
entertaining kids whilst travelling
arriving in france

Driving Routes and Overnight Stops

Route 1. To the South of France >>>

The first of our two-day routes is the classic eastern route, perfect for those wishing to go to the Cote d’Azur, Provence and The Alps.  You’ll be heading down the main route through France, popular with all nationalities and famous somewhat for it’s many toll roads.

Read our guide on the route to take and places to stop.

For overnight stays please see either Hotel Chains in France or our sister site Overnight France 

French alps

Route 2. Languedoc, Midi-Pyrenees, Northern Spain and Catalonia >>>

The second of our two-day routes through to the south of France, may be new to you, mainly because it takes you close to Paris. If you are not heading for the French capital, you will want to give the whole area a wide berth. The route through the centre of Paris, and just as convenient to reach the south of France and Northern Spain, but there is also so much to see.

Plage de Canet-en-Roussillon

Route 3. Normandy, Poitou-Charente, Vendee, Dordogne and South West >>>
In our 3rd and final route through France, we take a look at the Atlantic Coast.  We cut our way through majestically from Normandy in the north to Biarritz in the Pays Basque in the south west.

If you are looking for an overnight stop, please see either information on Hotel Chains in France or visit our Sister Site OVERNIGHT FRANCE. We recommend you book ahead if you are planning a stay during the summer months.

Saint malo, brittany